Listen for the Still, Small Voice

If you have come to hear me sing
With a beautiful voice,
Then I’m afraid you may be a bit disappointed,
For this is the voice I’ve got.

Listen for the still, small voice.
Listen for the still, small voice instead.

If you have come to hear me play
With a modern flair,
Then I’m afraid you may be a bit disappointed,
For this is the way I play.

Listen for the still, small voice.
Listen for the still, small voice instead.

If you have come to hear to my songs
Done in a professional way,
Then I’m afraid you may be a bit disappointed,
For this is the way they are.

Listen for the still, small voice.
Listen for the still, small voice instead.

About This Song:
I wrote this song years ago to open the occasional musical programs I was asked to do, and I decided to name my blog after this song.

Although I’ve never felt as confident about my singing or playing as I’ve wanted, I didn’t intend for this somewhat song to be an apology for my musical shortcomings. That’s why it’s somewhat whimsical.

I’ve always thought of my song lyrics as a letter to listeners and the music as the envelope I mail them in. So my desire was to do my best and pray I did sufficiently well for the “letter” to be successfully delivered.

But that required the help of God’s Holy Spirit. To help me do my best. And to enable listeners to hear what God wanted them to hear in my songs.

I’m afraid I’ve heard a number of Christian songs that don’t say anything significant to me. They seem like all envelope.

Yet they’re popular.

That’s one of the important reasons I write Christian songs. My songs say what I think God wants me–as well as other people–to hear.

To see a lead sheet for this song, click on the lead sheets tab at the top of this page and find “Listen for a Still, Small Voice” in the drop down box.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

          

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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