Chad James

Chad James

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My testimony is a unique one. Born with one hand the Lord has called me into a music ministry of playing guitar, singing and song writing while giving a testimony of being an over comer threw Christ!

Biography

Bio

I have always felt at a very young age an unexplainable pull to play music and perform for others. But after several failed and frustrating attempts later to learn a variety of instruments, I decided to lay it aside and move on………..THE PAST!

It wasn’t until after I gave my life over to my Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ did I begin to feel that old familiar pull again. The difference was that this time it was more distinct, I WAS not only going to play guitar and perform. But if I would only open my mouth, I would sing and write songs as well. Now at the time this all seemed to be too much. I have never sang or played anything in my life. “And air guitar in my bed room as a teenager just doesn’t count”. Besides…. there was one major thing you seemed to over look God. I was born with one hand, who in the world would ever take me seriously!! It wasn’t until some time later he reveled to me “It was never about you, it’s about glorifying me”. And almost immediately things seemed to gel and make sense. Before I could even figure out how to play certain chords on the guitar I began writing my first song “I Need You” and others have followed ever since.

Along this journey called life we do not always make the right decisions, and I have not always taken the correct paths. “But this one thing I do, forgetting those things behind I reach forward to those things that are ahead. Pressing towards the prize and the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus”. So I want to encourage you… No matter what your circumstance, no matter where you have been. It all pales in comparison to where God can take you if your trust is in him. Don’t give up!! And when the world around you says that you cannot, believe him when he says you can. “Through me all things are possible”. For we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus!

My hope is that my testimony and these songs will be an inspiration to anyone who may hear. And that you will be as blessed listening to them, as I have been creating them.

God Bless,
Chad

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
Philippians 4:13

Review
“The music of Chad James brings a spiritual message while maintaining an accessibility that helps draw in listeners who may not share his faith.” – A&R Select

Lyrics

I Need You

Written By: Chad James

Lord all I ask of you, Is that you see me threw the day.

And keep my mind on you, so my heart will not stray.

For the path I must take I’ve known, Is straight but it can seem
so long.

And sometimes I feel so all alone, help me to be strong!


How I need you Lord, like the roses need the rain.
How I need you Lord, like the darkness needs the day.
How I need you Lord!


Lord all I pray of you, is to the end I keep the faith.

Grounded and settled now, that I be not moved away.

For the clouds without water, are forming outside My door.

And as their thunder pounds its plain to me, every day I need
You more.


How I need you Lord, like the roses need the rain.
How I need you Lord, like the darkness needs the day.
How I need you Lord, I come to you with my shame.
How I need you Lord, Help me keep the faith!

I am

Written By: Chad James

I know your pain and I know your shame.

I know the reasons why you cry in the night.

I know everything before you even ask of me.

I’AM a Fountain that can bring forth life.

I’AM a Harbor in the middle of a desert.

I’AM an Oasis in a dry and weary land.

And all that come to me, to fill their cup and drink with me.

In that day, they will know just who I’AM.

OH, OH, OH, NO, NO, NO , NO , NO, NO, NO,
OH, OH, OH, NO, NO.
OH, OH, OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

I know the names of the ones I carve in my hands.

And I know the numbers of the hairs in their heads.

Oh little children, the time of the ends at hand.

So don’t let the light that is bright in you grow dim.

Don’t let the light that’s alive in you grow dim.

OH, OH, OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,
OH, OH, OH, NO, NO.
OH, OH, OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

Please

Written By: Chad James

Battered, Torn, Tried and True

There is only one way to get back to you.

I could climb the highest mountain, or swim the deepest sea.

But it wouldn’t get me closer to where I need to be.

There is only one way to get back to you.

I’m so tired of trying on my own to make it threw.

I’m down on my knees, and begging you please.

Just a little more time till we get it right. Please……….

On threw the Curtin, Beyond the veil.

Beyond all the trials that in the end will not prevail.

Into the chamber and to the mercy seat.

It’s where my heavenly Father and my soul now meet.

There is only one way to get back to you.

I’m so tired of trying on my own to make it threw.

I’m down on my knees, and begging you please.

Just a little more time till we get it right. Please……….

Discography

CD "Crosswalk" released fall of 2006!

Set List

Song List

Originals...

I Need You,
The Potter And The Clay
I Am
Please
Nothing Compares 2 U
Worship The Lamb
Luke 15:10
Glorify Thy Name
Song Of David
Rescue Me
Hosea
Sing Like David
In The Night
Strong
Homecoming
Come Let Us Worship
Keep On Walking
Have Mercy
Is their anything I can do

Covers...

Grace Like Rain
Open The Eye’s Of My Heart
Jesus I Adore You
Praise You In This Storm
God Of Wonders
Flood
Blessed Be The Name
More Love/More Power
From The Ends Of The Earth
Word Of God Speak
Awesome God
Sing Like David

Places I have played

1. Milwaukee Street Traders - Delafield,WI
2. The Nite Light Cafe - Berwyn,IL
3. Overflowing Cup - Beloit,WI
4. The Upper Room - Sheboygan,WI
5. Basic Books Store - Oshkosh,WI
6. The Pilgrims Cafe - Appleton,WI
7. Calvary Chapel Chu