Dan Bagan

Dan Bagan

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My songs are straight from the heart of God and are meant to give us all a profound love for the Creator and His son, Jesus.

Biography

I've been singing professionally for over 30 years and a songwriter/producer for 25 years. My last producer project before I took a five year break was Canadian Idol finalist Tyler Hamilton's gospel CD, "Under Christ." I've had several gospel, country and pop hits over the last 20 years. Now I am back with a lot more to say both musically and in the message.
God has been giving me songs one after an other that I would have been thrilled to be able to write ten years ago. Artists looking for great cross-over Christian songs should email me soon!

Lyrics

Let Him Go

Written By: Dan Bagan

Let Him Go
Words and Music by Dan Bagan


A minute after he was born I held him in my arms
…Not the daughter I’d been dreaming of…
But I watched him and my tears began, then I kissed his head
And I prayed as he received a father’s love

In him I saw reflections of the man I am today
And I’d teach him everything a boy should know
Then someone whispered words that nearly tore apart my heart
“Sir, your time is up, you need to let him go.”

Father what was it like that day in heaven when you gave up your own son?
And you watched Him go to someone else’s arms?
Was it empty ‘round the mansions, Ooo, with-out Him there?
I need to know…… did it take a Father’s love to let him go?

Well I’d like to say things worked out fine as my son became a man
And the dreams we had for him had all come true
But somewhere in a darkened cloud we watched him slip away
And we prayed, “Father God, what can we do?”

I flew him to a place where they could watch him night and day
In an airport I told him I loved him so
Then someone echoed those same words that tore apart my heart
“Sir your time is up, you need to let him go.”

Father, what was it like that day in heaven when they crucified your son?
How many tears were shed for this, your perfect plan?
Who even wrapped their arms around you, like you did for me
I need to know…. did it take a Father’s love?

What was it like that day in heaven, when your son came home?
What did the angels sing when He first appeared?
How did you celebrate the moment you wrapped him in your arms
I need to know… did it take a father’s love… a father’s love?
It takes the Father’s love…. to bring him home.

(I love you son. See you real soon…okay?)

© 2007 Dan Bagan

Let Em Ride

Written By: Dan Bagan

Words by Dan Bagan Let ‘Em Ride! Music by Dan Bagan
Dedicated to my country Dad, Grant Smith

One day he headed ‘cross his land as cowboys love to do
When he found himself in heaven for a moment or two
Oh, then he saw Jesus there with a smile upon his face
“My child your cowboy tears of joy bring honor this place”

He took him round the mansions, down a road with gold for sand
To a place where mighty horses stood awaiting his command
That boy knew that he was home and he whispered to the Lord,
“Can I tend them for you Master, as my heavenly reward?”

Oh now tears fell from the Savior’s eyes, His arms spread open wide
“John, saddle up the finest one then, open the gates boys, and…

Chorus

Let ‘em ride… as far as he can go!”
So he rode across the universe and saw the earth below
All of Glory cheered when he returned and again that cowboy cried
How would he describe the day he heard,
“Open the gates, open them boys… and let ‘em ride!”
Let ‘em ride!

Well, before he went back home he asked, “Lord what have I done
To deserve a gift so precious, from a place that’s still to come?”
“My son, each child you taught to ride, you showed the Father’s love
And when you led them to their knees all heaven smiled above
Most went on to spread the word, why, we counted far and wide
Till one day God said, “Bring you up then open the gates boys and…”

(chorus)

Well, he won’t forget his heaven time; he can’t wait to return
But for now he still had work to do, more to teach and learn
His horse and him stared ‘cross the land with a humble sense of pride
Till a tiny voice behind him asked, “ Hey mister, Can I have a ride?”

© Daniel L. Bagan 2006

A Child of the King

Written By: Dan Bagan

A Child of the King
By Dan Bagan



I am proud to be a child of the King
There’s no higher place than underneath His wings
Just to feel His love, like a living spring
I’m so proud to be a child of the King

I kneel here as a soldier of the cross
All my richest gains, I count as loss
I will honor Him for all His suffering
By living proud to be a child of the King!

CHORUS

I lift my voice, I raise my hands
The view is heaven bound from where I stand
Father make me one holy offering
Cause more than life I’m proud to be
A living child of the King, My King!
I’m a child of the King!

There’s a call on every woman, every man
The time is now for all to make a stand
Will you live for Christ, give Him your everything,
And shine your light as a child of the King?

Chorus (2x)

(c) Dan Bagan 2006

Why Can't I Feel You Jesus?

Written By: Dan Bagan

Why Can’t I Feel You Jesus?
Words and Music by Dan Bagan

She remembers a child who would run to your arms
With teardrops, butterflies, and stories
Then a promise to a young girl; how you’d always be there
And with all of her heart she believed you

But now she cries, “why can’t I feel you Jesus?
Did I wander too far to find my way home?
Oh I know there’s a heaven above me
But I’ve forgotten why you even love me”
She cries, “why can’t I feel you Jesus?
I’ve got to find you somehow
‘Cause Jesus, I need to feel you now.”

It felt like a moment and her true love was gone
And life meant her job and three children
Some days it’s all she can do to hold on
And she’s never felt so alone

And now she cries, “why can’t I feel you, Jesus?
Did I wander too far to find my way home?
Oh I know there’s a heaven above me
But I’ve forgotten why you even love me.”
She cries, “why can’t I feel you, Jesus?
I’ve got to find you somehow
‘Cause Jesus, I need to feel…”

With little league, cubs, and bills to pay
Ballet class, school, and P.T.A.
A battle with her daughter’s will
Then she hears you whisper “Peace, be still”

And she cries, “now I can feel you Jesus
I never wandered too far to find my way home
With heaven all around me and above me
I know just how much you love me
Now I can feel you, Jesus
I knew you’d find me somehow
And Jesus?
It’s so good to feel you now. “

© Dan Bagan 2006

Country Music In My Mind

Written By: Dan Bagan

Country Music In My Mind
Gospel Music in My Heart
Words and Music by Dan Bagan

Oh, there’s country songs a - playin’ on and on in my mind
All those fav’rite tunes from my radio
The best of friends… beside me all the way
And I hope country music in my mind is here to stay

“Mamma� was the “Good Hearted Woman� in my life
The times she “Help me Make it Thru the Night�
I dreamed the “Gambler� and me went “On the Road Again�
But the “Green, Green Grass of Home� was kept in sight

Oh “Me and Bobby McGee� tried so hard not to laugh
When a “Crazy� “Desperado� took the floor
But that “Rhinestone Cowboy,� he knew “The Dance�
And he’s not “Lookin’ for Love� anymore

I fell for “Delta Dawn� her “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain�
In a “Heart Aches by the Number� overhaul
She said “She Believes in Me� just not “Forever and Amen�
Well, I’ll be back “Before the Next Teardrop Falls

Yeah there’s country songs a - playin’ on and on in my mind
All those fav’rite tunes from my radio
The best of friends… beside me all the way
And I hope country music in my mind is here to stay

But you know… I was standing “In the Garden� when I met “Amazing Grace�
They found me “Cryin’ in the Chapel� “On My Knees�
I saw “Nothing but the Blood� on an “Old Rugged Cross�
And I asked Him, “Why me Lord� tell me please?

“I Believe� with all my heart “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands�
And though “I May Never Pass This Way Again�
With “How Great Thou Art� “It is Well With My Soul�
And there’ll be “Peace in the Valley� “Amen�

So there’s Country songs a – playin’ on and on in my mind
But Gospel ones a - livin’ in my heart
Like the best of friends… stoppin’ by to pray
Country music in my mind, Gospel music in my heart
This Mighty gift of song is here to stay…..yeah!

© 2007 Dan Bagan

Discography

I have just released the first CD from my "From the Father's Heart" series. Will be heading out to the radio stations shortly

Set List

All original - AC, Easy listening, praise and worship, bit of country, and pop gospel.