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Save Me (Don’t Let Me Go Under)

During this breath of time, we’re moving in uncharted waters. No one has ever sailed through such a time as this, and whether we like it or not our faith, or lack of, is being revealed to the world. The unknown is challenging our senses, it’s unearthing fears we never knew existed. Those fears are evolving anxiously anyway the wind blows, and they needn’t do that.

We should only worry about what we have control over. The things of life that are beyond our control are what we hand over in faith. I love the vision of Jesus with his hands out. He’s said not to have come with his hands in his pockets but reaching out to us to relieve us of such burdens.

A while back I was in the midst of a deep dive into Psalm 69. As is often the case for me, I was inspired to write and composed a song called Save Me. I’m offering it up today as an answered plea for help and guidance during this unfamiliar season.

There is always hope in the name of Jesus. There is always love in a benevolent God. And there is always faith for the heart that surrenders.

Quicksand underneath me
Swamp water rushing over me
Going down on the count of three
Save me

Bleary-eyed searching for the key
Raspy dry from my endless plea
Darkness surrounding my marquee
Save me

Save me
Don’t let me go under
Save me
O’ God of wonder

O’ heaven and earth praise him
The seas and everything that lives in them
I shout my love and thanks, amen
Saved I am
Saved I am

© 2016 Eddy Mann

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He Remembers

 

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‘He Remembers,’ included on the‘Love Strands’ album, was written back in the spring of 2016 and was inspired by a quote from novelist Elise Wisel, ‘God is God because He remembers.’ Free downloads are available only at eddymann.com.

He remembers my first breath of air
He remembers because he was there
And still my Maker is with me everywhere
He remembers and He’s with me now
ⓒ 2016 Eddy Mann (Love Strands)

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we were brought together by God for a reason.

Now go, and play nice!

Song of the Month

Summer Run ’20

Friday, May 15, 2020 – The Well Coffeehouse, Portsmouth, VA
Saturday, May 16, 2020 – The River Room, Virginia Beach, VA
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‘Love Strands’ Drops Today!

Love Strands is truth for the soul. It’s a collection of gospel tinged songs that live in a blues neighborhood. All twelve tracks are culturally inspired and prayerfully spiritually uplifting. Recorded over the past year in the comforts of my hometown of Philly, this release speaks of peace, and brotherly love.

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Love Strands

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Love Strands drops on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020. It’s a collection of gospel-tinged songs that live in a blues neighborhood. All twelve tracks are culturally and spiritually inspired. I’ve really enjoyed recording and introducing the songs over the past few months. It’s my prayer that they would bring some comfort and clarity to those who hear them.

Rambling through my favor
Tempered to the thrill
Mulish by my manner
Your love bent my will
ⓒ 2016 Eddy Mann (Love Strands)

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we were brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

February Notes

#LS Cover* 1Besides the release of the Love Strands album, I’ve found myself settling into my southern digs, and designing a creative nest in which to continue writing and recording.

The calendar is sparse until the spring as my wife (Susan) and I enjoy our little beach community. Fortunately for us, it’s a little haven of spiritual inspiration. There are numerous strands of love that flow throughout the days and nights here, we count ourselves blessed on a daily basis!

Now go, and play nice!

Song of the Month: Loves Strands

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Summer Run ’20

Friday, May 15, 2020 – The Well Coffeehouse, Portsmouth, VA
Saturday, May 16, 2020 – The River Room, Virginia Beach, VA
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All That I Am (Official Lyric Video)

The fourth song released from the ‘Love Strands’ project. A song inspired by Psalm 103:2 ‘Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.’

Album: Love Strands

Video Credits: E.M.
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© 2019 Eddy Mann

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Lyrics:
Surely I’ve been delivered
Surely I’ve walked in your grace
Surely I’ve known your favor
Surely I’ve been blessed by the heavens

Surely I’ve slept in peace
Surely I’ve been led to still waters
Surely I’ve known your comfort
Surely I’ve been led to green pastures

Let all that I am shower you with goodness
Let all that I am honor you with praise
May I never forget all the love you’ve poured upon me
Let all that I am be an offering for all of my days

Surely, I’ve been forgiven
Surely, I’ve been made clean
Surely, I’ve known your kindness
Surely, I’ve known goodness and mercy

Oh, that I’d weave your mercies into song
That my jewels of praise would form another crown for your head
That my soul would give off sweet, sweet music
For your mercy endureth forever

© 2019 Eddy Mann

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All That I Am

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In keeping with the new year, the song of the month All That I Am, was inspired by Spurgeon’s morning meditation on Psalm 103:2 – Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

Oh, that I’d weave your mercies into song
That my jewels of praise would form another crown
That my soul would give off sweet, sweet music
For your mercy endureth forever
ⓒ 2019 Eddy Mann

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we were brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

January Notes

#LS Cover* 1I’m kicking off the New Year by releasing the fourth song from the Love Strands album. Last month’s song, Oh Loving God, Help Us, produced some interesting conversations. Your moments of sharing are always a blessing to me!

As of this writing, I’m on the other side of playing a pretty domestic role through the holidays, and now, with the New Year, I’m prepping for my journey south in a couple of weeks. Watch for the release of the Love Strands album on February 14, 2020!

Now go, and play nice!

Song of the Month

Winter Run ’19

Friday, January 10, 2020 – Lifegate Coffeehouse, Somers Point, NJ
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