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Steph lives in Watford and works for Soul Survivor Watford Church. She is currently doing a Theology degree in London. Last year, she released her first single called ‘Love’s Song’.

Love's Song

Love's Song

I love you my child
With purpose I created you
Out of love I knitted you
From hopelessness I protect you

Waves which you pull you down
Have no hold on you
Tides which come and go
Only my love satisfies your soul

I will deliver you from these chains which consume you
Setting you free from the experiences you never deserved 
I have captured you in arms of unfailing love 
And I will never let you go
Because only my love satisfies your soul

Come into my arms
Find rest when you are weary 
There’s peace within my touch
Lay down your fear at the Cross

I will deliver you from these chains which consume you
Setting you free from the experiences you never deserved 
I have captured you in arms of unfailing love 
And I will never let you go
Because only my love satisfies your soul

I still love you
Through the darkest of the night
I still love you
When tears fall from your eyes
I still love you
Even when you try and hide
I still love you
I still love you

There’s a plan I long for you
A battle I have won for you
Pick up the sword and fight for truth
I fight for you

I still love you
Though you push me aside
I still love you
And all the things you’ve left behind
I still love you
I will never change my mind
I still love you
You are a child of mine
You are a child of mine

Song Story

‘Love’s Song’ first existed of 4 lines (Verse 1), which God had spoken over me during a time of worship. The season I was in felt cold and hopeless, God’s voice seemed distant and muffled but I knew He was speaking.

How? Because somewhere deep inside my heart, a place I had not been for a while, I knew that He really did love me.

Why? Because I was designed in His image.

Taking the 4 lines to some friends of mine felt horrifically vulnerable. I was on anti-depressants for anxiety, struggling with body image, and I didn’t have much confidence left within me. I didn’t have any expectations for a song, in fact I half expected my friends to swiftly move on after hearing me read it to them. But, the power of friendship is a stronger bond than any other, and they knew that this was important to me and recognised that it was from God.

I have quite a methodical brain - organised and structured! Therefore, my song writing normally looks exactly the same. But the way this song was written was no where near that…

Knowing that the song was going to be from the perspective of God, we knew that we couldn’t write it without listening to what God wanted to say. So we prayed, one of my friends began to play the guitar and we all began to sing out in the spirit. From then God began to sing through us and the rest of the song was written (apart from a few tweaks).

Sounds easy and simple right? Play a guitar, sing out, write a song. Not quite. There was a community in the room which allowed each of us to sing out without fear of singing the wrong thing. There was a relationship we each had with God which allowed us to seek Him and be attentive to His voice.

The song took quite a while to complete, because beginning the process of recording was a move I had to make once it didn’t feel as raw. I knew God wanted me to share it with people, but the thought of them hearing of what God was saying to me in a hard time for me felt extremely insecure.

So now, over a year later, I get to share this song with you.

Thank you God!

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