Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Praise You All the Time"

As I drove to work this morning with Classical WDAV playing quietly (as is typical) on the car radio[*], I found myself singing aloud a new melody and lyrics.  I rushed into the building, dropped my laptop bag, and pulled out the voice recorder on my phone so I could capture "the moment".

During my lunch break, that "moment" developed into this:

Praise You All the Time
by: C. Michael Pilato

You're the God of the Universe.
You're the Treasure of utmost worth.
You're the Water for all my thirst, and I will praise You.
You're the Lord of the highest mountain.
You're the Knowledge of all that's hidden.
You're the Source of eternal wisdom, and I will praise You.

I'll praise You in the morning sun,
And praise You when the day is done,
When night falls, You're on my mind.
And even as I close my eyes
And bid another day goodbye
You'll find that I'm inclined
To praise You all the time.

You're the Artist of everything.
You're the King over every king.
You're the Song all creation sings, and I will praise You.
You're the Light in the darkest places.
You're the Ruler of every nation.
You're the Author of my salvation, and I will praise You

I'll praise You in the morning sun,
And praise You when the day is done,
When night falls, You're on my mind.
And even as I close my eyes
And bid another day goodbye
You'll find that I'm inclined
To praise You all the time.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
The King of creation.
O, my soul, praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation!

You're the Voice when all else goes silent.
You're the Calm when the seas get violent.

I'll praise You in the morning sun,
And praise You when the day is done,
When night falls, You're on my mind.
And even as I close my eyes
And bid another day goodbye
You'll find that I'm inclined
To praise You in the morning sun,
And praise You when the day is done,
When night falls, You're on my mind.
I'll praise You all the time.

© 2013 C. Michael Pilato. License: cc-by-3.0

Tonight, I even quickly tracked a demo recording of the song so I could return later and develop sheet music. You can listen to it here:


I got a chance to play the new song for Amy (my wife) and Barbara (our music director at church), and both gave encouraging responses.  Barbara even helped me fix a short lyrical phrase I wasn't really happy with.

What do you think?  Can a church congregation pick up on it easily enough?  Will they be exhausted by the song's pace?


[*]  These days, "quietly" is the only reasonable option in my 16-year-old Saturn.  Alas, three of its four speakers are torn; the fourth doesn't work at all.

3 comments:

  1. I was not exhausted by it at all.
    I think it is a very good song. I have listened to it several times today.
    Keep up the great work!

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  2. Spirit Blowing song. Felt the presence of Almighty God in the efforts behind this song. All the Best!!

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