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This song has a lot of wonderful history. For years, I have developed all kinds of guitar-only versions, and my family and I have simply sang our hearts out to God as the words came. Back then it was different every time we sang it, but it would always follow a common theme. The idea was to express that through the midst of blessings, trials, or curses, we gratefully belong to God.
Back then, it would go something like this: "When I wake up in the morning and everything goes my way, my soul belongs to you. Lord, when nothing goes my way and my world falls apart, my soul belongs to you."
From these sort of ad-lib family worship sessions, the lyrics for the first verse kind of solidified. It stuck. Then we would sing on into the chorus and improvise according to whatever was going on in our lives at the time.
We would get so built up and excited after all of that, it soon became clear that there needed to be some sort of up-tempo bridge where we could just express our joyous excitement to Him. In recent months the last half of the song quickly developed.
It's my hope that fruitful churches will take this song, make it their own, and use it like me and my family always did. This version simply presents the concept and (with God's inspiration) it can be used by worshipers to glean ideas. Use it to glorify God. Consider singing through the first time using "I" and "my", and then on the second pass, switch to "we" and "our".
After several years of developing this, God called me to record it. I thought I must have misunderstood God because I have never done any professional music, but after a few weeks of work in my home office, this is what the Lord did with it. For more info or to request alternate versions, contact me at email@example.com
To my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; My Soul (belongs to You) ~John
John Hadwin is a Christian songwriter whose musical career began with the release of his single "My Soul" in 2014. With zero experience as a recording artist, Hadwin set out to fulfill a calling from God to compose the single from scratch. Using his guitar and a few scant tools from his video post-production company (Reelworthy, LLC), he recorded his voice and guitar in his home office with his children playing in the background. He then composed the rest of the music and orchestra using MIDI software: note by note, string by string, chime by chime, and drum beat by drum beat. Learning professional mixing and mastering, Hadwin released the song for radio and used Reelworthy to publish the song. Hadwin seeks fan-funding to support the production of 9 other singles which will combine to make his first album, "Bring Love".