New Song: I Choose To Follow Again

I just noticed that I wrote this song almost exactly one year ago. We write, and it comes back to us.

“Just wrote this, from the gut and as a personal prayer, here in Kelowna, BC on a late night.

It was born as a personal prayer in what is a challenging season, for hearing a Voice beyond ourselves, and being awake to the next moment of choice.

In many ways, it feels like a song about the Church in an emerging world (I’d change it to “we” language), and our quest to follow in the midst of the tumult. Could we indeed dream again in the midst of such radical cultural challenges the Church is facing?

In the last lyric, the “vision” can be two-fold – the personal whispers of God to you about your life and vocation, or the vision of the New Creation to come to compels us to continue forward as followers of Christ.

Below the vid is the chart and lyrics, and feel free to use it can serve your journey with God as well.”

I Choose To Follow Again
Dan Wilt

Verse 1
Bm7                                      A
Deep calls to deep, in the roar of Your waterfalls,
G                                                   Em7                    A
Love to calls to love, from the depths of Your heart,
Bm7                                       A
Hope calls to hope, as the years sing Your faithfulness,
I in this moment recall

A        D/F#                          G
I know, You say it’s time to go again,
A          D/F#                         G
I know, You say it’s time to dream again

D D/F# G            D/F#
I will live for the moment
G                       D/F# G                                       A
When You speak the word, and I choose to follow
D D/F# G              D/F#
I am awake to the moment
G                       D/F#         G                  A          Bm7 (vamp)
When You speak the word, and I choose to follow again

Verse 2
Faith calls to faith in the presence of mystery
Light calls to light in the womb of the dark
I will believe, though the vision is far from me,
I will believe it will come

© 2009


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.