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It Is Done

Posted By: VNORTH2

It Is Done - 01/15/21 11:20 PM


https://soundcloud.com/user-944741980/it-is-done-6

They scorned You as the Son of God
Those who did mock You and applaud
As Pilate set Barabbas free
And sent You off to Calvary

A crown of thorns upon Your head
Scars from the lashes colored red
Your shoulders wore a wooden cross
Too few were there to mourn the loss

Two thousand years have come and gone
But Your love continues on
Forever strong


They gathered 'round to watch You die
The air was filled with crucify
They nailed You to Your cross of wood
Because of words misunderstood

Instrumental

Two thousand years have come and gone
But Your love continues on
Forever strong

The guilty struggled to accuse
Then simply wrote “King of the Jews”
And as You spoke Your final word
“It is done ” was all they heard



Two thousand years have come and gone
But Your love continues on
Forever strong


And as You spoke Your final word
“It is done ” was all they heard.
Posted By: lane1777

Re: It Is Done - 01/21/21 04:06 AM

I can`t believe that there is not one comment on this excellent song, if I hated the content..[i don`t] I would have to say that the content very well written, and the voice outstanding to me. great music too. nice stuff enjoyed this. Lane
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: It Is Done - 01/21/21 05:47 PM

I agree with Lane. A lot to like about this. My only worry would be that the melody of the first line is pretty much identical to a very well known piece of music. It's so well known that my mind has gone blank while trying to identify it smile Can anyone help?

Great production, especially the vocals.
Posted By: Vicarn

Re: It Is Done - 01/21/21 06:08 PM

It sounds good to me and it is well written.

GAVIN! I wrote one with Travis a few years ago called "Gypsy Wind" which has the same opening line melody.
Maybe that has a forerunner too.

Vic
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 01/21/21 11:59 PM

Originally Posted by lane1777
I can`t believe that there is not one comment on this excellent song, if I hated the content..[i don`t] I would have to say that the content very well written, and the voice outstanding to me. great music too. nice stuff enjoyed this. Lane


Thank you, Lane for your comments, most appreciated.I took a lot of time writing the lyric and creating the right music for the content

Steve
Posted By: lane1777

Re: It Is Done - 01/22/21 07:17 PM

Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
I agree with Lane. A lot to like about this. My only worry would be that the melody of the first line is pretty much identical to a very well known piece of music. It's so well known that my mind has gone blank while trying to identify it smile Can anyone help?

Great production, especially the vocals.


Hey Gavin that lead-in I believe starts a few songs, and really listening I know i`ve heard in some movies leading into scenes
the first seven notes I bet, that is what sounds so familiar to me. Lane
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 01/25/21 07:56 PM

Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
I agree with Lane. A lot to like about this. My only worry would be that the melody of the first line is pretty much identical to a very well known piece of music. It's so well known that my mind has gone blank while trying to identify it smile Can anyone help?

Great production, especially the vocals.


Thank you, Gavin, for the listen and your comments. If you remember the tune let me know. You've got me wondering now. LOL

Steve
Posted By: E Swartz

Re: It Is Done - 01/26/21 10:35 PM

All I know, is this song really moved me. It would be hard to critique this song because its hard to be objective when subjectivity suffuses your soul.

Loved it.

Lane, I often wonder as well why some songs don't receive more comments--some just don't put forth the "effort" unless they know someone well I suppose. But Vnorth, you keep posting, and believe me once you're aroud here a while, you'll get more attention.

steady-eddie
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: It Is Done - 01/28/21 09:02 PM

I just wish the word "forgiven" was in there somewhere smile
Posted By: Ricky Layne

Re: It Is Done - 01/29/21 06:02 AM

Very nice song and very good production.

Not much else to say here that hasn't been said.

REALLY nice job!

Ricky
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 01/31/21 10:53 PM

Originally Posted by Vicarn
It sounds good to me and it is well written.

GAVIN! I wrote one with Travis a few years ago called "Gypsy Wind" which has the same opening line melody.
Maybe that has a forerunner too.

Vic


Thank you, Vic, for the comments. Most appreciated

Steve
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/06/21 05:24 PM

Originally Posted by E Swartz
All I know, is this song really moved me. It would be hard to critique this song because its hard to be objective when subjectivity suffuses your soul.

Loved it.

Lane, I often wonder as well why some songs don't receive more comments--some just don't put forth the "effort" unless they know someone well I suppose. But Vnorth, you keep posting, and believe me once you're aroud here a while, you'll get more attention.

steady-eddie


Thanks, steady-eddie, for the listen and your kind words of encouragement. Most appreciated. I was on this site with lyrics back in 2000-2005. A lot of what I wrote back then has been put into songs over the past ten years.

Steve
Posted By: Mackie H.

Re: It Is Done - 02/08/21 03:05 PM

VNORTH2

Very fine work with this song! A top shelf placement--very poignant!

Mackie
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/11/21 07:06 PM

Originally Posted by JAPOV
I just wish the word "forgiven" was in there somewhere smile


JAPOV I hope you'll forgive me for not using forgiven

Steven
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: It Is Done - 02/12/21 03:58 AM

Great vocals BTW! smile
Posted By: swestern

Re: It Is Done - 02/14/21 03:24 PM

VNORTH2,
I great song to prayerfully reflect on as these lyrics unfolded, especially with Lent and Easter right around the corner.
Thank you,
Skip
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/14/21 06:56 PM

Originally Posted by Ricky Layne
Very nice song and very good production.

Not much else to say here that hasn't been said.

REALLY nice job!

Ricky


Thanks, Ricky, for the listen and your comments. Very much appreciated.

Steven
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/15/21 02:32 PM

Originally Posted by Mackie H.
VNORTH2

Very fine work with this song! A top shelf placement--very poignant!

Mackie



Thanks, Mackie, for the listen and comment.

Steven
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/20/21 04:22 PM

Originally Posted by JAPOV
Great vocals BTW! smile



Thank you, JAPOV.

Steve
Posted By: Michael W. Brown

Re: It Is Done - 02/21/21 02:31 AM

I enjoyed that, Steve. The gospel can be delivered in a plethora of genre's and being a child of the 60's I hear a lot of late 60s singer songwriter style in your singing and in your "One Tin Soldier" spin on storytelling.
I heard it also in the Christian/Pop crossover of the early to mid 70s when the stories of the Bible bore the message. Today it's often blended with contemporary, personal stories or without a scriptural context altogether. The "word" has, for me at least, always been a more effective way to reach us sinners.
Well done sir.

Kudos, Mike


Posted By: Jethro Aberdeen

Re: It Is Done - 02/22/21 09:26 AM

I liked it, and can agree the melody sounds very much like some other songs I can't think of what they would be. But I liked the vocals a lot and the subject. Loved how it ended.

kevin
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 02/28/21 11:35 AM

Originally Posted by swestern
VNORTH2,
I great song to prayerfully reflect on as these lyrics unfolded, especially with Lent and Easter right around the corner.
Thank you,
Skip


Thank you, skip, for your words, most appreciated.
Steve
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 03/01/21 02:54 PM

Originally Posted by Michael W. Brown
I enjoyed that, Steve. The gospel can be delivered in a plethora of genre's and being a child of the 60's I hear a lot of late 60s singer songwriter style in your singing and in your "One Tin Soldier" spin on storytelling.
I heard it also in the Christian/Pop crossover of the early to mid 70s when the stories of the Bible bore the message. Today it's often blended with contemporary, personal stories or without a scriptural context altogether. The "word" has, for me at least, always been a more effective way to reach us sinners.
Well done sir.

Kudos, Mike





Thanks, Mike, for your comments, most appreciated. I try to write lyrics that challenge people to think about the words they're hearing. Hopefully that comes across.

Steve
Posted By: Little_stevie_b

Re: It Is Done - 03/03/21 02:44 AM

Really well done production, first off. And thank you, thank you, thank you for actually writing a "Christian themed" song that says more than "I love jesus, Jesus loves me, Ooka Dooka Dicka Dee." As one who primarily composes at this time in my life, what I guess I'd refer to as Gospel Rock/Pop/Folk Rock for lack of a better label (although I hate labels in general) it's good to hear someone actually produce something compelling message wise.

This would really have a nice impact as a track in a "concept album" telling the Gospel from snap to whistle (in necessarily abbreviated form) where at this juncture the point is made clear that man's sin debt has in fact been paid in full. It is done, It is finished, Tetelestai. Of course everything leading/pointing to that ultimate truth would be laid out in earlier songs. That is just what hit me in listening. I was thinking that if part of your target audience is the skeptic/agnostic/seeker, they probably won't "get" the full impact of the phrase, "It is done."

Just the way my head works if the idea of that ambitious a project would interest you. Back in 2015 I produced an album entitled "One Man's Spiritual Journey" systematically going through my own personal journey, how I came to believe what I believe and why I believe it. Made a CD of it and performed it live before I became deathly ill in the summer of 2017 from a bacterial blood infection. Long story.....But...I'm still verticle

Congrats again on a work well written and produced.
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 03/06/21 11:33 AM

Originally Posted by Jethro Aberdeen
I liked it, and can agree the melody sounds very much like some other songs I can't think of what they would be. But I liked the vocals a lot and the subject. Loved how it ended.

kevin


Thanks, Kevin, for the listen and comment.

Steve
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 03/15/21 03:27 PM

Originally Posted by Little_stevie_b
Really well done production, first off. And thank you, thank you, thank you for actually writing a "Christian themed" song that says more than "I love jesus, Jesus loves me, Ooka Dooka Dicka Dee." As one who primarily composes at this time in my life, what I guess I'd refer to as Gospel Rock/Pop/Folk Rock for lack of a better label (although I hate labels in general) it's good to hear someone actually produce something compelling message wise.

This would really have a nice impact as a track in a "concept album" telling the Gospel from snap to whistle (in necessarily abbreviated form) where at this juncture the point is made clear that man's sin debt has in fact been paid in full. It is done, It is finished, Tetelestai. Of course everything leading/pointing to that ultimate truth would be laid out in earlier songs. That is just what hit me in listening. I was thinking that if part of your target audience is the skeptic/agnostic/seeker, they probably won't "get" the full impact of the phrase, "It is done."

Just the way my head works if the idea of that ambitious a project would interest you. Back in 2015 I produced an album entitled "One Man's Spiritual Journey" systematically going through my own personal journey, how I came to believe what I believe and why I believe it. Made a CD of it and performed it live before I became deathly ill in the summer of 2017 from a bacterial blood infection. Long story.....But...I'm still verticle

Congrats again on a work well written and produced.


Thank you for your thoughtful post. Most appreciated. Occasionally I will write your typical P and W song but mostly I write about relationships. It takes me down a different road and opens up so many different paths. Over the past 4 years I had been working with group of people putting together a play not dissimilar to your CD in concept based loosely on my life. (someone else thought my life was interesting). My part was the development of about 10 songs for the play. We got it to the point of script reading when covid hit. Where it goes from here who knows.
As I upload my songs you will see what I mean by relationship in my writing. In fact "Or You Can Choose To Follow Me', posted here at JPF, is another example.

Once again thanks for the post.

Steve

Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 04/02/21 02:02 PM

This song is about this day.....
Posted By: Travis david

Re: It Is Done - 05/11/21 10:48 AM

Beautiful melody Steve, vocal too.
I'm not a religious guy to be truthful but each to their own believes.
Excellent production A1
Regards
John
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 06/17/21 06:37 PM

Originally Posted by Travis david
Beautiful melody Steve, vocal too.
I'm not a religious guy to be truthful but each to their own believes.
Excellent production A1
Regards
John

Thanks so much, John, for the listen and comment, most appreciated

Steve
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: It Is Done - 06/17/21 07:31 PM

Glad this rose up Steve

The Gospel album cut was on my mind here too because it did not seem like one you'd hear in church. Still I like the way you told the Christian founding story

WRT song sound debate...don't know, but it seems this is your own.

Sound and rendition is once again superb...
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 07/08/21 07:43 PM

Originally Posted by John Voorpostel
Glad this rose up Steve

The Gospel album cut was on my mind here too because it did not seem like one you'd hear in church. Still I like the way you told the Christian founding story

WRT song sound debate...don't know, but it seems this is your own.

Sound and rendition is once again superb...


Hey John

Thanks for the listen and comment, most appreciated.

I think the only time you would hear this song, in church, would be at Easter. I have sung it a number of times in church, at Easter, and had radio play back in 2010/11. I would love to hear the song(s) being referred to here. It definitely is my own creation...or maybe some Spirit helped.lol

Steve
Posted By: Marilyn Oakley

Re: It Is Done - 07/08/21 10:20 PM

Well written Steve, and love the production, the music is great. Great vocals too. This would be a great CCM song. Over at SongU.com there is a pitch looking for Christian, Gospel. Male songs. Artist is Jason Crabb. I think this would have a great shot. That's my personal opinion anyhow. Not guaranteeing anything, just sayin .... Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 07/08/21 11:29 PM

Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Well written Steve, and love the production, the music is great. Great vocals too. This would be a great CCM song. Over at SongU.com there is a pitch looking for Christian, Gospel. Male songs. Artist is Jason Crabb. I think this would have a great shot. That's my personal opinion anyhow. Not guaranteeing anything, just sayin .... Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, Marilyn, for the listen and comment, most appreciated. Also thank you for the heads up on Jason Crabb, I know of him but I don't know SongU, are you a member there?
Posted By: Marilyn Oakley

Re: It Is Done - 07/08/21 11:41 PM

Originally Posted by VNORTH2
Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Well written Steve, and love the production, the music is great. Great vocals too. This would be a great CCM song. Over at SongU.com there is a pitch looking for Christian, Gospel. Male songs. Artist is Jason Crabb. I think this would have a great shot. That's my personal opinion anyhow. Not guaranteeing anything, just sayin .... Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, Marilyn, for the listen and comment, most appreciated. Also thank you for the heads up on Jason Crabb, I know of him but I don't know SongU, are you a member there?


You are welcome. Yes, I'm a member of SongU. They have memberships that are a Lite member for 4.95/mo or Platinum member for 29.95/mo. Here are the details of each membership. I am Premium.

https://www.songu.com/signupComparisonChart.aspx <<<hope that works. smile
Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: It Is Done - 07/09/21 12:17 AM

Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Originally Posted by VNORTH2
Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Well written Steve, and love the production, the music is great. Great vocals too. This would be a great CCM song. Over at SongU.com there is a pitch looking for Christian, Gospel. Male songs. Artist is Jason Crabb. I think this would have a great shot. That's my personal opinion anyhow. Not guaranteeing anything, just sayin .... Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, Marilyn, for the listen and comment, most appreciated. Also thank you for the heads up on Jason Crabb, I know of him but I don't know SongU, are you a member there?


You are welcome. Yes, I'm a member of SongU. They have memberships that are a Lite member for 4.95/mo or Platinum member for 29.95/mo. Here are the details of each membership. I am Premium.

https://www.songu.com/signupComparisonChart.aspx <<<hope that works. smile



Thanks Marilyn, I'll follow up on this, really appreciate your help.

Steve
Posted By: Marilyn Oakley

Re: It Is Done - 07/09/21 12:53 AM

Originally Posted by VNORTH2
Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Originally Posted by VNORTH2
Originally Posted by Marilyn Oakley
Well written Steve, and love the production, the music is great. Great vocals too. This would be a great CCM song. Over at SongU.com there is a pitch looking for Christian, Gospel. Male songs. Artist is Jason Crabb. I think this would have a great shot. That's my personal opinion anyhow. Not guaranteeing anything, just sayin .... Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, Marilyn, for the listen and comment, most appreciated. Also thank you for the heads up on Jason Crabb, I know of him but I don't know SongU, are you a member there?


You are welcome. Yes, I'm a member of SongU. They have memberships that are a Lite member for 4.95/mo or Platinum member for 29.95/mo. Here are the details of each membership. I am Premium.

https://www.songu.com/signupComparisonChart.aspx <<<hope that works. smile



Thanks Marilyn, I'll follow up on this, really appreciate your help.

Steve


You are welcome and best of luck if you should pursue.
~Marilyn
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