John W. Garden

John W. Garden

 Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
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Veteran Song writer and musician John W. Garden draws on true life experience to Create Lifelines a collection of heartfelt songs that speak to everyones trials in life and search for faith. The collection features the uplifting “Jesus Is” and “Saturday Morning” An addicts plea

Biography

John W. Garden has performed locally & nationally for over four decades. Primarily playing in R&B , Blues and Contempporary Rock Bands
Garden has been recognized for his songwriting including some contemporary Christian compositions. Garden was an award winner in the American Song Festival in the 1980's.
Performing as a side man during the 70's & 80's Garden has performed in Las Vegas, at the Riviera Hotel Main Stage, and fronted for 70's Rock Icons including Tommy James & The Shondels, Johnny Rivers, Styx and Three Dog Night..
.When Garden formed Holy Moses in 2004 it was his first venture into Christian Gospel & Americana styled music. " I always had a love for the Old Time melodies and harmonies , and actually originally learned to play from an old Gospel guitarist “ said Garden. Garden’s group Holy Moses has been described as a group that plays "Good Music with Spirit."
In April of 2007 Garden was inducted into the Minnesota Music Rock & Country Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Twin Cities Music scene over the years.".
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Today Garden makes occasional appearances with several Twin Cities area groups. Some highlights with one of those groups “Danny’s Reason’ included a performance at the Mill City Music Festival an annual Minneapolis Group Music Festival which featured Prince. Garden also performed with “Danny’s Reasons” at a surprise reception for the then Gov. Jesse Ventura and his wife Terri's 25th wedding anniversary..

Lyrics

I Need A Rock

Written By: John W Garden

I NEED A ROCK jwgarden 2009

You’ve seen me here before
Locked outside your door
Alone & Lost before I come to you

I’ve lost my Way Again
Wait near the very End
My lord before I come to you

I need a rock, to build my life on
I need a rock , someone to help keep me strong
I need a rock , to bless the things I do
I need a rock, Lord Jesus I need you

You taught me how to pray
Help me to find my way
Give me the faith I need to come to you

God grant me Grace today
Bless the things I say
Help me to trust the plan you’ve made for me

Chorus
Chorus

My Own Special Angel

Written By: John W Garden

Verse
Bm A7 Cm G
I was four years Old, When I was told that my Mother had gone to Jesus
I know I wondered why? And I may have cried because the love was strong between us
I didn’t know that day , as my Father prayed that her loss would make me stronger
I never questioned why, she had to die but I wished she’d been here longer
Chorus
G Am C G
I have my Own Special Angel, Watchin over me,
I havemy own special Angel who’s always there for me
Bm A7 Cm G
I have my own special Angel who know my dreams & Fears,
G Am C G
And when I pray to Jesus , I know that my Angel hears

Verse
When I felt alone, and I felt the cold , my sisters arms would hold me
When she’..d hold me close, and I needed her most , I felt my Mothers love beside us
It was Hard to pretend, as we both missed her then, but we Knew we had each other
So we couldn’t be sad, for the love that we had, came from Jesus & our Mother

I have my Own Special Angel, Watchin over me,
I havemy own special Angel who’s always there for me
I have my own special Angel who know my dreams & Fears,
And when I pray to Jesus , I know that my Angel hears

Jesus Is

Written By: John W Garden

JESUS IS- John W. Garden © 02/05
Verse
C Bm Bf D
Sing out to praise Him He is our Savior
Died for us all so that we all may live
Praise to Jesus proclaim to his people
Use all your gifts it is our turn to give

CHORUS
D C/Bm/C D C C/Bm/C
Jesus Is…. Jesus is my…
D C Bm C D C Bm D
Jesus is my light every morning, Jesus is my heart everyday
D C Bm C D C Bm D
Jesus is my strength when I need Him; Jesus is my light & my way

Verse
Nailed to the tree He died to save us
All of our sins & guilt washed away
From evil and harm his word will protect us
He armed us all when He taught us to pray

Chorus

Verse
Seek Jesus word & receive his grace
There is no other way to reach Heaven’s gate
Jesus will guide us in prayer & with blessings
He will prepare us our own special place

Chorus

Verse
Go out & tell all the people you see
Tell them Jesus was here & His blood set us free
Give Thanks to Lord for His Son whom he gave us
Praise to the Father by His Mercy He saved us….

Chorus.
Jesus Is…. Jesus is my…
Jesus is my light every morning, Jesus is my heart everyday
Jesus is my strength when I need Him; Jesus is my light & my way

Jesus Is…. Jesus is my…
Jesus Is…. Jesus is my…
Jesus Is…. Jesus is my…
Jesus Is…. (END)

Saturday Morning

Written By: John W Garden

Saturday Morning „¦ 1990 JW Garden
VERSE
C F Am G
Don¡¦t Try To Wake Me , Its Saturday morning Ill just stay In Bed
C F Am G
Your Up & Ready , Im Going Nowhere I Can¡¦t Move My Head
CHORUS
I Know you¡¦ll Cry, I know It¡¦s Hard to Take It
You Know I¡¦d Change Things If I could
VERSE
I¡¦m Up & Ready, It¡¦s Saturday Noon Now, have you Been Waiting Long
No I¡¦m sorry we Won¡¦t Be Going , The Plans We made Are Gone
CHORUS
I know you¡¦ll Cry, I know its hard sometimes too
God Knows I¡¦d, Change things if I Could
BRIDGE
Fears Grow Stronger, Hearts Get Harder
Tears Keep Falling, Young Hearts are Calling
When You Surrender, Hearts Grow Tender
Love Grows Stronger For Sons & Daughters
CHORUS
I know you¡¦ll Cry, I know its hard sometimes too
God Knows I¡¦d, Change things if I Could

Well Ill Be Leaving , Its Saturday Evening
I¡¦ll Be out All Night
Don¡¦t Stay Up Later, have A Good Time
I know You¡¦ll Be Alright

I know you¡¦ll Cry, I know its hard sometimes too
God Knows I¡¦d, Change things if I Could

Fears Grow Stronger, Hearts Get Harder
Tears Keep Falling, Young Hearts are Calling
When You Surrender, Hearts Grow Tender
Love Grows Stronger For Sons & Daughters

I know you¡¦ll Cry, I know its hard sometimes too
God Knows I¡¦d, Change things if I Could

God Knows I¡¦ve Tried, God knows its hard to Make It
God Knows I¡¦d, Change things if I Could

CHORUS

Discography

lifelines by John W. Garden
2009Veteran Song writer and musician John W. Garden draws on true life experience to
Create Lifelines a collection of heartfelt songs that speak to everyones trials in life and search for faith. The collection features the uplifting “Jesus Is” and “Saturday Morning”
An addicts plea

Set List

Jesus Is
I Need A Rock
He Will Rise Up
In The Garden
My Own Special Angel
Saturday Morning
Searching All My Life
When You Trust in Jesus
The Spirit's In Me
Til The Answer Comes
Take Em Away Lord