Faith Based Music

Music inspired by His incalculable mysterious love.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 KJV
ReckoningRev Rev RevelationGethsemaneLike You First Loved MeLullaby for His ChildrenThe Angels HymnUntilEven MeMerciful GodI Will Worship YouNever Give UpLet Heaven Rain DownLord, I Need YouRevival Song

Reckoning

I’m having real bad dreams
About good things
Night sweats from the days’ regrets
I need a reckoning with John 3:16

Been awhile
Since Heaven rained
Fevers rising like a red hot rage
No one’s listening just like in Noah’s days

Chorus

Lord batten down my wayward heart
Don’t let me miss the last shofar
Reign me in, call me out, close my mouth, open up my heart
It’s breath taking…. to see the world shaking…but my soul’s being torn apart

Verse

Idle words
Lead to idle lives
Eternity is forever
But we’re running out of time
Dreaming bad dreams
About good things
Night sweats from the days regrets
I need a reckoning with John 3:16

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Music and Lyrics: Lahle Ehrlich, December 2020

Rev Rev Revelation

Dead men are walking because they can’t find sleep
Worlds’ gone off grid waiting for the end
And they’re following like sheep

Alarms are sounding, warning signs, and I can’t escape my head
Where bad news keeps recycling
As they profit off the dead

Father, Father what have we become?
War war we’re spilling too much innocent blood
Father, Father my soul’s crying out to you because
Rev rev revelation is coming true…

Grab all you can get I hear they’re running out of bread
Lines are long but flash your gold
And you can jump ahead

When all was lost I heard an angel shouting everywhere
The end is near, is Jesus dear?
Is what the message said

Father, Father what have we become?
War war we’re spilling too much innocent blood
Father, Father my soul’s crying out to you because
Rev rev revelation is coming true…

Written: August 2022

Gethsemane

On my knees, I plead
Your angel strengthens me
The bitter taste of wrath must come
So You can roll away the stone
My sorrow is unto to death
My soul crushed no broken bones

I plead
Until I bleed
Let this cup pass from my lips
Yet not my will but thine be done
My sorrow is unto death
Ohh Abba, Abba, here they come….

DRAMATIC SOLO/BRIDGE

Betrayed
With a kiss
I will drink the entire cup
and taste the bitter taste of sin
But from sorrow will come new life so
Most Holy God thy will be done

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Written: July 25, 2021

First Guitar: Drop D tuning
Second Guitar: Drop D tuning

Music and Lyrics by Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich

 

Like You First Loved Me

If I could ask you anything at all
I wouldn’t ask a single “why God” when you called
If I could walk with you like Adam walked with you
In the cool of the evening we could talk
I’d ask your favorite color and while you held my hand
I’d ask to hear the part again about when the world began
We could talk all night long, stay awake until the dawn
My Lord I’m asking you

How do I get to know the one Who created me?
How do I get to know the God Who breathes His life into me?
How do I get to know the One whose love set me free?
How do I learn to love you Jesus…like you first loved me?

If I could talk with you like Abram talked with you
Would we talk of souls and cities all night long?
Does your heart sigh like mine, with every new born’s cry?
Do you like chasing fireflies in the dark?
In faith I walk with you, in prayer I talk with you
What will you ask of me my Lord?
In faith I walk with you, in prayer I talk with you
So I ask you my Lord

How do I get to know the one Who created me?
How do I get to know the God Who breathes His life into me?
How do I get to know the One whose love set me free?
How do I learn to love you Jesus ……


Thursday, March 4, 2021 came to me while finishing up morning prayers.

Lullaby for His Children

For my precious children with love.

Hush my babies don’t you cry
I will sing you a lullaby
Don’t you fear to go to sleep
With angels watching over, you He will keep

It’s time now to close your eyes
Through the night He’ll stay by your side
So hush my babies don’t you cry
God is holding onto to you tonight

Chords: G, Am


Backstory

Traditional lullabies can be a little scary to some children — with the boughs breaking and cradles falling such, so I decided to write a new, more edifying one for my kids.  I sang it to them when they were young and now none of them remember it, but I do.

I wrote this September 1997 for my children. At that time, I had a miracle three babies– my fourth little joy would not arrive for three more years after I wrote this.

I brought it out and dusted it off during the pandemic some 23 years after it was written.  My heart still utterly melts when I think of my children, who are all now grown into lovely adults.

I feel like they are all still here with me when I sing it now.

The Angels Hymn

Angels rest not the day
They cry out to each other
While singing His praise
They sing “Holy, holy, holy, Lord G-d Almighty,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord G-d Almighty….”

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Righteous G-d your mercy reigns
Just and true, mysterious ways
Let every creature in Heaven, earth and sea,
Join in now and sing praises to the One….

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Bridge

I heard the voice of many angels
The morning stars all sang together
The sons of G-d shout out in joy… as they all join together  to sing praises to the G-d…..

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Outro Fade

 


The music came a lot more quickly to this song than the lyrics.  I wanted the lyrics to be very simple and focused on praising G-d and not on what He can do for us.

Scripture references for this song are from Revelation 4:8, Revelation 5:13, and Isaiah 6:3.

Written during the Pandemic – July 2020, Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich

Until

Until I’m there with You….. oh my sweet Lord
I’m glad you’re here with me
Until I wake up in your Holy presence King
I’ll worship you with every breath I take…

Because I know, I know….ohhh Lord I know
I know you’re coming back again.

Until I’m there with you …..oh my sweet Lord
Your Holy Spirit comforts me
Made new, set free to forever worship You my king
Thy name be praised in every song my heart sings

Because I know, I know….ohhh Lord I know
I know you’re coming back again.

Instrumental Bridge

Because I know, I know….ohhh Lord I know
I know you’re coming back again.

Until I’m there with you…..for ever more my sweet Lord
Far beyond this hour
Into eternity I will worship you my King
In every breath, in every moment, in every thing

Because I know, I know….oh Lord I know
I know you’re coming soon.

I know      I know  (softly)
I know      I know…. (softly return to chorus)

I know, I know….oh Lord I know
I know you’re coming for me.


Notes: I was praying during a particularly rough time and told God that until I was there with Him I was so glad He was here with me. These simple words were powerful to me as I focused on His presence in my life.  I wanted the song to be simple — about Him and not me.  

Main Chords:  E/C Dsus7 Csus/F5 D7 G

Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich
2019

Even Me

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
So why do all these things come to my mind?
He maketh me to lie down in His green pastures
But the grass sure looks so green on the other side

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

I don’t like valleys or the shadow of death
He said don’t fear no evil, well OK, but I sure fear all the rest
Like what you folks think of me, and am I good enough?
And what will happen to me if someone calls my bluff

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

Instrumental Bridge

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

His gift is free and He saved a wretch like me
He said He wants me for all eternity ohhhh
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me.


Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich
1999

Verse:  EAB EAB   Chorus:  E A B E A B

Notes: Sitting in the tub decades ago, I just started singing this song.  I was definitely singing about myself because I have been forgiven for so much.  I praise Him for forgiveness, but we must also cease from our mistakes.  That’s often the harder part for me.

Verse that did not make it:

He leads me beside His calm still waters
But I still keep drowning in an ocean of pride
He restores me soul, His path is straight righteousness
But I can’t even walk straight down a bowling lane.

Merciful God

Merciful God don’t let me go through this alone
I try to walk with You, but catch my feet upon the stones
Face down and prone now, my spirit’s broken broken
O my God, please don’t let me go through this alone

I’m calling through the rain, do you feel my pain?
Do you feel me? Can you feel me?
I don’t understand, You say you have a plan,
but are you here with me? Here with me?
I can’t take this pain, so I’m crying out your name
Do you hear me? Hear me?

When I cry out to you…..

Merciful God, I know Your grace abounds
I lift my hands to You, keep me from breaking down
I can’t get up without You, my heart is crushed is crushed crushed
I plead Oh, God …… don’t let me go through this alone

I’m calling through the rain, do you feel my pain?
Do you feel me? Can you feel me?
I don’t understand, You say you have a plan,
but are you here with me? Here with me?
I can’t take this pain, so I’m crying out your name
Do you hear me? Hear me?

When I cry out to you…..

O precious child, I hear and you are not alone
I’ll carry you through this storm, I’ll be your cornerstone
I’ll lift you up again, I’ll restore your soul…
Child receive my peace, I’m with you even through this storm

I’m with you even through this storm
I’m with you even through this storm
I’m with you even through this storm


August 2020, Music and Lyrics Lahle Ehrlich

 

I  Will Worship You

I will worship you my Lord, I will worship you
I will worship you my King, in spirit and in truth
On the sunny days
And when it rains

For you’re a holy God, you are my only God, my King
You are a righteous God, you are the Lord of everything

I will praise your name my Lord, I will praise your name
I will praise your name my King, in spirit and in truth
On the sunny days
And when the storms come

For you’re a holy God, you are my only God, my King
You are a righteous God, you are the Lord of everything

Bridge

Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the King of Kings
Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords
Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the Lamb of God

For you’re a holy God, you are my only God, my King
You are a righteous a God, you are the Lord of everything

I will worship you my Lord, I will worship you
I will worship you my king, in spirit and in truth
On the sunny days and
When it rains

*** Partial Capo, 2nd fret

Never Give Up

Lord, they say I’m acting strange
They don’t believe a heart like mine can change
They see clay and dirt
They don’t see the hurt that your love washed away

‘Cause they can’t understand what they cannot see
But that doesn’t change what you did for me
They can’t take away what I won’t give up
You never gave up on me 
And I’ll never give up on you.

Lord, they’re calling me names
They don’t believe the things you said are true (but I do)
It’s hard to see through a dark window pane
But I know the hour is late

‘Cause they can’t understand what they cannot see
But that doesn’t change who you are to me
They can’t take away what I won’t give up
You never gave up on me 
And I’ll never give up on you.

Let Heaven Rain Down

Caught in a riptide a mile wide, Lord I’m going under
My bones are so dry they break apart and I sit here in wonder
 As Heaven rains, rains down on me I feel Your thunder.
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me … Your holy waters.
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me….rise up this warrior
     Let Heaven rain, rain rain Your grace on me.

I’m not blind, but I can’t see, Holy Spirit come deliver me!
Before my world shakes apart ohhh Mighty God you know my heart
 So let it rain rain down on me …I feel Your thunder.
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me … Your holy water.
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me….rise up this warrior
     Let Heaven rain, rain rain Your grace on me.

Bridge

You are my hiding place
You will preserve me from all trouble
You surround me with songs of deliverance

     So let it rain rain down on me … I feel Your thunder
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me … Your holy water.
     Let Heaven rain, rain down on me….rise up this warrior
Rain, rain rain down on me
Rain rain rain down on me
     Let Heaven rain, rain rain Your grace on me.

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May 2021

Regular tuning: Full Capo on the 2nd fret + Esus Capo on the 7th fret

The bridge is from Psalm 32:7 “Thou art my hiding place; though shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.  Selah.” (KJV)

Lord, I Need You

I’m broken; You’re whole
Your love restores my soul
I cry, you hold onto my tears

I’m empty; You’re full
of grace and mercy for me
Draw nigh to me and I to you

What I want and what I need
Don’t see eye to eye
Let me want only what you want 
Let me want only what I need, and
I need you Lord, oh I need you 
I need you, Lord, how I need you
I need you Lord, I need you Lord
I need you…so

I asked; You came
Into my heart and made me Yours
and I will never be the same

My Lord; my Savior
Come fill me with your Holy presence
Your love has a hold on me…

What I want and what I need
Don’t see eye to eye
Let me want only what you want 
Let me want only what I need, and
I need you Lord, oh I need you 
I need you, Lord, how I need you
I need you Lord, I need you Lord
I need you


May 30, 2021

7th Fret, Esus Capo, Regular Tuning

Revival Song

Well, just like Noah I need an ark
The water’s rising and it’s gettin’ dark
Dead heart, no fruit, an empty cup for me
Come Holy Spirit rise up these bones
‘cause I can’t see my way home
The water is rising and it’s getting too dark for me.

Just like Jonah I began to run
Lost my way home, was a prodigal son
I’ve wasted years, I’ve live a life of lies
Come Holy Spirit break these earthly binds
and lead me into your sunshine
The water is rising and it’s getting too dark for me

I see the blood moon rising
I feel the earthquake shaking
His handwriting’s on the wall
His Spirit comes to waken me

Musical Interlude

Broken mended, hearts revealed,
tears of joy and sickness healed
Backsliders slide back onto their knees
Oh Holy Spirit spark revival fire
This is really what I desire
The water is rising and it’s getting to dark for me

I see the blood moon rising
I feel the earthquake shaking
His handwriting’s on the wall
His Spirit comes to waken me

I see the blood moon rising
I feel the earthquake shaking
His handwriting’s on the wall
His Spirit comes to waken me


(SOCAN/ASCAP – 2020 – Murray Pollard & Lahle Ehrlich)

 

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