Where do you get inspiration for your songs? How do the lyrics, melody, harmony, meter, and subject matter all come together?…
Interestingly, I’ve actually written several songs to existing hymn tunes, then had them set to new tunes later. So “My Jesus, Fair” was written using the tune associated with “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need,” and “His Robes for Mine” was written using the tune associated with “Abide with Me.” That’s a great way for aspiring poets to start, by the way. It was correspondence with Bob Kauflin that convinced me to look for a unique tune for “His Robes for Mine.” And Greg nailed it, praise the Lord.
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