SONG OF THE MONTH: LORD TAKE OVER
Pastor Will Smith II
(Worship Pastor, Bethel World Outreach Church, U.S.A.)
"Over a year ago, I was praying on my knees asking God to be such a visible part of my life that people would see Him even before they saw me. In other words, I prayed, "replace me with You [God]." I started quoting Matthew 5:16 which says,
"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven".
I translated that passage as letting God get glory through me. All that I had to do was ask and allow Him to take over! With this thought and prayer, I got up, sat at my piano, and began to play chords. I started singing and praying,
"I want to be close to You. I want to get lost in You. Take me to a place in You where I've never been before. Let me come see Your face and share in Your warm embrace. I want to be found in You. Lord I need You more!"
From there I wrote and finished "Lord Take Over" in less than an hour. I envisioned the congregation singing and lifting their hands. It's amazing when a certain song comes your way with ease and simplicity and you actually get to see and feel publicly what you saw and felt when you wrote it privately! This song reminds me how much we need, and should desire God's Presence. Without it, we are hopeless.
"(Lord) Take Over" is a song of surrender, and we all have to come to this place in our lives.
- Pastor Will Smith II
Songwriter, "Lord Take Over"
Worship Pastor, Bethel World Outreach Church, U.S.A.
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"LORD TAKE OVER"
(Sung in English and Spanish)
I want to be close to You
I want to get lost in You
Take me to a place in You where I've never been before
Let me come see Your face and share in Your warm embrace
I want to be found in You, Lord I need You more
Let Your Spirit pour like rain
Let Your fire consume, and takeover me
I surrender all, I surrender all
Lord take over, Lord take over
Holy Spirit come and change us, Take over
You are welcome come and fill us, Take over
Me quiero acercar a ti (I want to be close to You)
Me quiero perder en ti (I want to get lost in You)
Llevame a un lugar en ti (Take me to place in You)
Donde nunca he ido yo (Where I've never been before)
Tu rostro quiero ver (Let me come see Your face)
En tus brazos permanecer (And share in Your warm embrace)
Señor renueva (I want to be found in You)
Necesito mas de Ti (Lord, I need You more)
Como lluvia cae sobre me (Let Your spirit pour like rain)
Como fuego ven y consume me (Let Your fire consume, and take over me)
Yo me rindo a ti, yo me rindo a ti (I surrender all, I surrender all)
Señor reina, reina sobre mi (Lord take over, Lord take over)
Espíritu Santo, bienvenido (Holy Spirit come and change us)
Saturate (Take over)
Te invito (You are welcome)
Ven y cambia mi corazón (Come and fill us, take over)