David Dowlen

David Dowlen

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David Dowlen Brings the message of Christ in a unique way. This is not your traditional Christian music. I guarantee you'll be wondering where this music has been all your life. Sounds contemporary with an R&B feel and appeal.

Biography

The debut release of David Dowlen's, Giving all my praise is proof positive that God can work through any vessel he chooses. With a voice that is both smooth and unique and a gift of songwriting that touches the soul, David Dowlen hits the scene ready to glorify our savior.

"Music is so powerful" he says. "I draw all my power from Jesus Christ which is the true source of that power. I have always tried to write songs that were a true reflection of the things I personally struggle with or have gone through. Being able to help influence change as well as being used by God as he transforms someone’s life is phenomenal."

David's songs will definitely grab your attention. On the CD Giving All My Praise, his catchy hooks combined with his powerful lyrics will draw you in. This is a man who is definitely being used by God.

The album's title song Giving All My Praise, written as are all the other selections by David, is a beautiful praise song with a mix of lovely harmonies and melodies. "This song brings tears to my eyes," David says.

"I need you" is an upbeat, extremely funky song with David showing his versatility by actually rapping on this single. "Consequences" has an R&B feel with a message that will make everyone, young and old stop and think. "You get me" is a driving song with a rock feel. David shows some of his guitar skills with a solo at the songs end. "It will definitely get you up and out your seat."

"Quality time" is a convicting song with a smooth groove and hook. "You will be singing this one even after the radio’s turned off." David says, "It’s time to slow down and reconnect with God and give him some quality time."

David was born in Columbus Ohio. As a child, singing, music and dancing was always a part of his life. Unsaved until he was in his early twenties David’s musical influences ranged from Stevie Wonder to Commission . "I have always just loved to sing."

David was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, without a relationship with the Lord until the age of 22. His sister Janice who passed away in 1991 would always speak to him about the Lord. "David says that he wonders if he’d even have a relationship with Christ had it not been for her prayers and preaching to him."

One of the more pleasant qualities about David is his humility. "David says that when you clearly have a God given gift, it is your responsibility to use it in its proper respect. A prideful or non humble attitude concerning any gift that God has given you is a slap in the face of God I believe. My prayer is that I will always remain a humble Godly man, ready and willing to be used by him."

David also plays the guitar a little. "He says with a smile" I'm not as skilled as I'd Like to be, but I can carry a tune. David currently works in law enforcement. He joined the praise team at New Community Bible Fellowship church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio about three years ago. Being a member of our praise and worship team, I believe was a platform that God used to prepare me for such a time as this.

"If you had said a year ago that I would have a debut release of a CD and that I would be ministering my music to the body of Christ and others, I might have laughed."
Well Lord I guess you got the last laugh {smile}. Praise your holy name. My service from this point on is to help encourage and lift up others using the gifts that God has trusted to me.

I heard someone say that," the talent you have, is a gift from God. What you do with that talent, is your gift back to God."

BUY David's CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/dowlen

Lyrics

I Need You

Written By: David Dowlen ©2005

Verse1
Lately this sin is trying to break me, I wanna live a life that’s good—and do the things that I should.
I’ve been, been trying to walk away from sin, it’s grip is trying to pull in—and I’ll fight it until the end.

Chorus
I need you, you to show me why sin seems to control me, give me your strength from above Jesus, I know how you love. No way, you’ll forsake me Jesus mold and break me, take this sinful soul that’s me and set this humble servant free.

Verse2
I struggle, to live a life that’s worthy. Your word says you’ll watch over me—and that’s all I need to see. Satan, he used to get the best of me—He’d tell me you’d never be free, then your spirit comes and rescues me

Chorus
I need you, you to show me why sin seems to control me, give me your strength from above Jesus, I know how you love. No way, you’ll forsake me Jesus mold and break me, take this sinful soul that’s me and set this humble servant free.

Rap
Brother you need to hear what I’m sayin life is too short aint got no time to be playin—feels good when you’re caught up in that sin, then come tomorrow morning, you been burned again. I spit this rap to you cause I’m trying to get you free, huh this aint about me. I speak these truths in love about our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, the one who gave his life. Now let me give you some knowledge from the knowledge tree, my savior said I want all to come unto me—He’ll help you break away from that sin that pulls you in and be your very best friend. I speak these words to you, cause you need to hear what I’m saying it’s really time to quit playin, so get on your knees and take some time to pray and give him your life today.

Chorus
I need you, you to show me why sin seems to control me, give me your strength from above Jesus, I know how you love. No way, you’ll forsake me Jesus mold and break me, take this sinful soul that’s me and set this humble servant free

Chorus
I need you, you to show me why sin seems to control me, give me your strength from above Jesus, I know how you love. No way, you’ll forsake me Jesus mold and break me, take this sinful soul that’s me and set this humble servant free

Shout Praises

Written By: David Dowlen ©2005

Verse1
God’s word says, that the rocks cry out—if we don’t praise his name.
Make a joyful sound unto the Lord, and put that old rock to shame.

Come on grab a friend and bring the Lord right in, and let him know that he’s worthy, worthy—when you’re thinking through, how he’s forgiven you, should make you wanna shout his name.

Chorus
Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me. Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me.

Verse2
In this world of wicked music, that brings no glory to his holy name. Let’s stop this messin around, shout praises towards the sky—lift the savior high.

This world were in so filled with sin—its just to hard to contain it. But be of good cheer for the lamb is here—by prayer and praise he can change it.

Chorus
Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me. Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me.

Change
All right we bout to get our praise on up in here—we gonna let our guards down and raise our hands and praise the Lord like we should.

2nd Change
Lift the savior lift him up lift the savior up, lift the savior lift him up lift the savior up.

Chorus
Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me. Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me.

Chorus
Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me. Shout praises to the one, who sent his only son—the price he paid was free, he died for you and me.

Quality Time

Written By: David Dowlen ©2005

Verse1
Woke you up, early this morning—hoping you’d spend some time with me.
Everyday, you’re in a rush, child when will you see—how much you mean to me, and that this is where you should, wanna be—right here alone, like we used to do, Ohhh how I miss my time with you.

Chorus
Time with you is time I treasure, things in this life will never measure, up to the precious love I feel for you—don’t run and hide, I’m by your side.

It breaks my heart when you put things before me, I shed my blood and died for you on Calvary—so when you turn your back to me and walk away, you miss the blessings that I had for you today.

Verse2
You come home, and I’m still here waiting—for you to tell me bout your day.
Hang up your coat, turn on the news, and you still aint noticed how I wait for you
For you to get down on your knees and talk to me—and know I kept you from some things you could not see.
Oh, I hold you safely, in the palm of my hands, my love for you—you will never under-stand.

Chorus
Time with you is time I treasure, things in this life will never measure, up to the precious love I feel for you—don’t run and hide, I’m by your side.

It breaks my heart when you put things before me, I shed my blood and died for you on Calvary—so when you turn your back to me and walk away, you miss the blessings that I had for you today.

Change
Some of the blessings that you miss, oh are when you put me last on your list.
Oh how it grieves this heart of mine—for you and me to not have quality time.

Chorus
Time with you is time I treasure, things in this life will never measure, up to the precious love I feel for you—don’t run and hide, I’m by your side.

It breaks my heart when you put things before me, I shed my blood and died for you on Calvary—so when you turn your back to me and walk away, you miss the blessings that I had for you today.

Discography

"Giving All My Praise"

Set List

David Dowlen’s CD Giving All My Praise is available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/dowlen and from the
iTunes music store
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Live Performances

A. An appearance – Singing an A & B selection typically during Sunday service.

B. Short Set – 15 to 25 minutes of live singing to instrumental tracks from David’s CD.

C. Full Set - 25 minutes to 1 hour of live singing to instrumental tracks from David’s CD.

In each set David shares his heart and drives home the theme of your event along with his testimony. David will also be available to speak and pray with people throughout and after the service or event.

Feel free to contact me Martin Johnson with questions 216.255.6558. I look forward to hearing from you.