Hi Church, 

     Pastor Assad recently challenged me to create and sing more original music on Sunday mornings at OCC. Admittedly, I don't think to sing original songs very often. However, we are blessed to have multiple songwriters on our team. If you recall a couple months back, we sang a song called "The Hallelujah Song". That song was written by our own Deb Franklin and she did a wonderful job with it. My prayer is that God will continue to give us new songs that will bless the Church and bring glory to His name. 
     That said, this weekend I will be introducing a song that I co-wrote with my friend, Jimmy Robeson. As an aside, if you're not familiar with Jimmy, I encourage you to look him up. He's an incredibly gifted songwriter and worship leader and I'm confident you'll be blessed by his music.  
     The song we'll be singing is called "Abundant".  There is a lot that can be said regarding the circumstances behind the writing of the song, but the general theme of the song is one of desperation and desire for closeness with the Lord. The chorus is an acknowledgement that all of our deepest longings and desires are satisfied in the abundant life that is ours through Christ Jesus. I pray it blesses you. 

                                                                                  Until Sunday,


Verse 1
I am desperate for a glimpse of You
Only You can satisfy
All I need is to be close to You
You give me life, abundant life

Light a fire in my soul
Let it blaze out of control
I will live for You, I’m Yours alone
Bring passion for Your Name
And in Your arms I will remain
I will live for You, I’m Yours alone
I’m Yours alone

Verse 2     
You desire to be close to me
Because I am Your child
Remind me how it used to be
You give me life, abundant life

You give me life, life, life, abundant life

AuthorJosh Boyd