Download “Behold the Lamb” Free for Easter

Yes. It’s really free.

Every Easter I like to make my song “Behold the Lamb” available both as a mp3 download and a pdf chart. Admittedly, since Easter is March 27, 2016, I’m a bit late this year.

I do this as a service to other worship leaders and for congregants.

I’ve made this song free forever to download on Soundcloud and free for now at CDBaby.

You can download the pdf chart free, too.

The Story behind Behold the Lamb:

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

I’ve never really been especially proud of this song which is quite ironic. It was one of the first songs I wrote. Working at Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano at the time in Children’s Ministry, it was my habit to walk around campus praying and singing. That’s when this song was written.

Actually, it’s because of this song that I was asked to be part of the worship team for the Easter Sunday Service and I remained on the team.

Being on the worship team is what gave me the opportunity to work with Chris Falson, who produced this CD.

Mercier adores this song and I hope that you enjoy it as well.

Recording Details & Lyrics:

Guitars/Keyboards Chris Falson
Drums/Percussion/Programming: Dave Raven
Bass Guitar: Neville L’Green
Violin/Keyboards: Glenn Livit
Lead vocals: Bridget Willard
Backing Vocals: Chariya Bissonette, Kimaya Seward, Heather Newby

(C) Bridget Willard Moreofjesus.com CCLI#4570514

Behold the Lamb of God
Behold the Lamb of God
Who takes away the sin of the world
Behold the Lamb of God

Jesus is the Lamb of God
Jesus is the Lamb of God
He took my sin to Calvary
Jesus is the Lamb of God

Jesus rose from the grave
Jesus rose from the grave
Behold the stone is rolled away
Jesus rose from the grave

The Lamb is on the throne
The Lamb is on the throne
One day He’ll call us all to our Home
The Lamb is on the throne

Easter-related readings:

Why is Easter Important?

Hymn-Theology: Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Music Demo: I Will Love You (Psalm 18:1-3)

If I waited for perfection, I would never have anything done.  As it is, this is an 11-year-old recording of a song that I was reminded of this week.

9/15/11:

I think I may record this song again either on guitar or piano in garage band.  The demo is actually so horrible, I really shouldn’t have it online.  But, that’s how the song “goes.”

Scripture songs are a great way to memorize God’s word; I remember reading through the Psalms and I just got stuck on these three verses–so here is the song.

I recorded this in 2000 when I was freaked out and nervous to make this recording on my friend’s four track recorder (pre GarageBand).  This was one of the candidates for my first CD.

My disclaimer is this:  I love the chords for the keyboard and it’s in the Key of B.  That said, this is a horrible recording that should be gonged.  However, I decided to make it easier for me to play on guitar capo on 2nd or 3rd fret.

I will make a new demo that’s worthy of the melody – for now, here it is.

I Will Love You (Psalm 18:1-3)

Bridget Willard © 1999 moreofjesus.com CCLI #4650482

Original Chord chart for “I Will Love You

Easy Chord chart for “I Will Love You

More Music Demos

Refresh Me Lord – Song Demo

Bridget Willard I Wish (c) Quincy Follweiler Qgraphx.com
Graphic Art by Quincy Follweiler. To encourage me, he designed album art for my sophomore CD.

I have several songs that remain un-recorded (at least professionally) that can be found on SoundCloud.

I’d like to highlight one of my favorites, “Refresh Me Lord.”

It was written during a very difficult time in my life where I was changing churches, careers, and was totally unsure of my calling.  This is often when we think God hasn’t heard us.

Listening to it tonight in my iTunes library I felt encouraged.

I’d love to really do justice to this song, but for now this live recording is from November 3, 2006, at Calvary Chapel South Bay’s Cafe will have to suffice.  The sound was far from perfect and I had actually lost my voice so in some respects I’m embarassed at the throaty-ness, etc. But, it’s the only recorded version.

Refresh Me Lord

Bridget Willard © 2002 moreofjesus.com CCLI# 4545783

In case you wanted a chart for “Refresh Me Lord” just right click. (Warning, it’s a hand-written messy thing, but it has the chords.)

  • Bobby Gray on Vocals and Flute
  • Mark Perez on Guitar and Vocals
  • Nicole Freer on Vocals
  • Paul Duke on Bass
  • Ed Alabran on D’Jembe
  • Bridget Willard on Keyboard and Vocals

My Desire for 2010

Happy New Year!

My hope and heart’s deep desire for 2010, above politics and anything else, is for all of my friends and family to know Jesus and to be known by Him.

I love the lyrics to Bridge Divine by Roby Duke.  It is a story of a believer revealing his heart to a friend who happens to be a non-Christian.  The last verse gets me every time:

I hope you know, you’re still my good friend;
When the saints go marchin’ in,
I would like to turn and see your face;
So be there.

And some change will do us all some good;
It’s so good for one to find;
That there is no stairway to heaven,
Only a bridge divine”

– Roby Duke, Bridge Divine

You can listen to a video of the song below or buy the CD/mp3 at CDBaby.com or at iTunes. Personally, I like the original version of the song.

Psalm 119:105 Simple Scripture Song

When my grandson was six and a student at Lighthouse Christian Schools I was commissioned to help him dress up as a Lighthouse for School Spirit Week.

We ended up making quite a cute costume and wrote verses on it with a fabric marker.

One of the verses was Psalm 119:105:

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

I made up a little diddy of a song and marched around the house.  That was great fun.

This week at our outreach, Psalm 119:105 is our memory verse, so I thought I’d get a simple demo recording of it, show you the original costume, and pass along a great memory.

You can get the simple chart here.

Song Demo: Come and Fill

Come and Fill

Bridget Willard © 2001 moreofjesus.com CCLI #4545790

I wrote this song during a prayer meeting when I lead worship for the Tuesday night meeting at (then) Calvary Chapel Laguna Niguel.

The lyrics still ring true to me:  we need Him to fill us, heal us, and free us.

Below is a demo I recorded in Garage Band:

Chord chart for “Come and Fill”

WARNING: THIS IS A DEMO.

My official disclaimer is that I wanted to record this; I wasn’t happy with the live version that I’ve previously posted. Posting it will make me accountable to change the guitar part (at LEAST) in Garage Band, eventually add more percussion and keyboard.