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CLOSE TO YOU

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC

I sing spiritual songs infused with scripture to encourage others in their faith.

I’m humbled and grateful for those who believe in these messages and want to help me produce them and get them out. Support

The current projects are 20 songs in two complete albums that you can read about below or Listen to what's done so far.

JOSH’S STORY

ALBUMS IN PRODUCTION:

COMPLETED SONGS IN BOLD

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CLOSE TO YOU

A collection of praises, prayers & reflections.

1. Power in Your Name

This song is about saying the name of Jesus in our day-to-day lives. Would our endeavors be more effective if we did this more?

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2. I Believe in the Lord

An uptempo statement of faith and a starting point for anyone adopting the worldview of Jesus.

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3. Jesus Living in Me

The world says we must overcome our issues with our own stregnth. But is it not Jesus living in us that will actually make true change?

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4. Loved Me Still

A worship song to recognize God for his infinite love. It includes a custom arranged "Create in Me a Clean Heart" as a reprise.

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5. The Lord's Been Good to Me

As we go through really difficult stuff in life, it can become so easy to think that we are not blessed or favored of God. But we are!

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6. Who

I believe this is the very first song I ever wrote... It's a worship song giving praise to God that there is truly no one else like Him.

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7. This and More

We can trust God in His grace to hear our prayers. We know He is faithful. When we are faithful, we can surely ask much of Him.

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8. Close to You

This is a worship song. Using scriptual conncepts it talks about who God is to us and our corporate response as the Church.

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9. Lord Awake My Soul

This is only song that's a hymn on this album. It's a prayer, inviting God to come influence the different spheres of our being.

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10. Just to Know You

This song explores how far we should actually go to know God as it points to the examples of different heros of faith in the bible.

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SONGS FOR THE WEARY

These songs helped me release many burdens.

1. Everything In You

As we offer value to the world, we must be careful not to derive our own worth from what we do or become in this life. God gives us worth.

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2. Unseen

This song uses the definition of faith in Hebrews 11 to answer the question: "Should we wait for affiramtion before we 'have faith'"?

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3. Graced Based

This song goes into one of my greatest hardships as an early believer. Writing this helped me make a transition into a theology based on grace.

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4. Making Me Whole

The work God does inside us is progressive. As we open ourselves up to Him, we can continually see radical change.

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5. Forward

During a very difficult low period in my life, I a felt I was receiving encouraging word from God. This song was birthed from that word.

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6. Covered

It can actually be very hard to accept gifts. Some days it's still hard to accept that I can't do anything to improve my standing with God.

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7. Was My Sacrifice Not Good Enough?

The suffering of the Christ's sacrifice was a free gift to us. If we try to prove anything through works, are we not rejecting his gift?

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8. Wound Me

God says he prunes us like a tree so we can flourish. The act of pruning is rather violent thought isn't it? How is that okay?

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9. The Coconut Song

Two churches that believe the same will be one block away from each other and meet at the same time of day... separately. Why?

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10. I Surrender All (Over and Over Again)

A unique arrangement of the classic hymn with an original outro.

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I’m focusing on the two albums above but there are many more songs to come!

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Close To You Album

by Josh Edwards

A collection of contemplations, praises, prayers and encouragements. Let this music remind us that God is in His place and we are in ours.

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Songs for the Weary Album

by Josh Edwards

This collection of songs shares my personal journey wrestling with some of the hardest spiritual challenges I’ve faced. Take a listen through this album if you’ve ever been hurt, mislead, confused, or abused by religion or someone from church.

“WOUND ME” Live at the Winter Family Weekend’s SongWriter’s Showcase

REACHING VIDEOS

For each song I release, I want to share a unique perspective or lesson found in the lyrics. These videos will bring context to the message of each song and to help start relevant internal (and hopefully external) faith conversations.

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EmPOWER THeSE MESSAGES

Support with as little as $1 per song/video ($4/month)! Patreon is an amazing system built for accountability. You receive rewards for each tier and Patreon sends me your pledge only when I release a piece of content… brilliant right? Your support here goes a LONG WAY for me in the production process.


SUPPORT WITH A ONE-TIME GIFT

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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