Melanie Hart

Melanie Hart

BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

Melanie's live performance was recently described as "world-class". Melanie Hart's debut album "A New Thing" features 12 of her own inspired songs, a variety of arrangements and meaningful lyrics, woven together with a passion for its message.

Biography

2007 proved to be an exciting year for Melanie Hart. One of it's highlights that ignited a Canada/ US tour that she is still on and a journey of faith with her husband and young daughter, was being the guest artist at this year's Canada National Day of Prayer Events. The past 6 months have taken Melanie on a journey from a foreign studio that she recorded her project in, to being internationally recognized on radio stations in several countries, singing in prisions and parks, churches and backyards, from concerts to women's events. 2008 promises to be more of "a new thing" as Melanie make preparations for a follow-up album and first music video.

What started it all...

Throughout her childhood years in Ottawa (Canada), music, especially singing, was a hallmark of daily life for Melanie.

During her Junior High Graduation, Melanie seemed destined for ministry from the stage when she sang Amy Grant's Arms of Love and spoke of her faith during her Valedictory speech. In her mid-teens and during her first missions experience Melanie's songwriting was sparked. During her graduate year from High School, Melanie composed a song she performed at graduation ceremonies (Confederation High School, Nepean, ON).

During Canada's sovereignty debate with Quebec in 1994, Melanie felt compelled to write a song about national unity, ignited by media reports of the possible separation of her country. She then recorded and performed this patriotic and inspiring song at various rallies across Canada, receiving radio play in the nation's capital, Ottawa, the day of the vote.

In 2000, Melanie gave birth to Madison Grace, and parenting coupled with running a business created a span of time where songwriting and music ministry took a back seat, for a season.

In the spring of 2004, God called her husband Jim to Tbilisi, Georgia for work, and Melanie and Madison followed shortly (see The Miracle Channel interview now on Melanie's home page www.melaniehart.org . The new thing had begun to take shape. The only clue Melanie had that God would do something new in her life in this foreign country was the piano that her husband Jim insisted on having in their home - and the landlord provided one! It turns out this black baby grand piano she recently discovered is labeled (in Russian), Red October! All the songs of freedom in Christ, redemption and grace were given to her at this piano, crafted many years ago in communist Russia! Only God does stuff like that.

Shortly after the Hart family settled in, The Tbilisi International Church Fellowship asked Melanie to be their Worship Leader. This proved to be a blessed reentry into music, lessons in leading and leadership, spiritual growth, as well as a "forced" honing of her piano skills. Melanie considers this to be a great honour; to lead believers from all over the world into a corporate time of worship to the Lord through music. As well, Melanie is thrilled to have the opportunity to do ministry with her hubby Jim who plays guitar on the team.

Recently Melanie had the privilege of singing for an audience representing 30 countries and her music has been requested from countries such as Kenya, Australia, Belarus, the UK and throughout North America.

God has given Melanie a new passion; to be a voice in the wilderness in a part of the world where contemporary Christian/Gospel music style is A New Thing, and through such, a communicator of the gospel through song.

The summer of 2007, Melanie and her family are leaving Georgia for a tour in North Amercia, but plan to return to Georgia. Melanie will record her follow up album early in 2008 - back in the Georgian studio where "a new thing" was birthed!

Stay tuned as the story of a new thing continues to unfold as God continues to spread the message of these songs throughout the world.

Lyrics

A New Thing

Written By: Melanie Hart

Lord I have tried to forget my past
All of the wrong I have done
You said to forget, don’t even consider
But I need to hear You again

That I will do a new thing
And it will spring out of the ashes of your life
And I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert

Lord I want nothing, more than this:
To follow Your hand, where You lead,
So I’ll turn my mind’s eye
And give You my life
To make it count for eternity!

And I will do a new thing
And it will spring out of the ashes of my life
And I will even take the road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert

Do you not know? Do you not know?
Do you not know it is Me!

And I will do a new thing
And it will spring out of the ashes of your life
And I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in, and rivers in… the desert!

The Beauty of A Girl

Written By: Melanie Hart

The Beauty of a Girl (Psalm 127:3)
Words & Music by Melanie Hart
Special appearance by Miss Madison Hart, 5
In her eyes I see Your wonder
In her eyes I see Your love
In her eyes I see the depths of her soul
Revealing Your created
In her smile I see your goodness
In her warmth I feel Your mercy
When I daily fall short of who she needs me to be (its ok mamma)
But she still loves me, it’s in her eyes
In her eyes I’m captivated by the beauty You’ve created
And I don’t have to go very far to see more of Who You are
It’s in the beauty of a girl
With all her being I pray she’ll love You
With all her heart and soul and mind
In her heart I pray she’ll rest in You
For all a girl could want
In her soul I pray she’s protected
From the harmful one who destroys
May she seek out a life of wholeness in You
And lead others
And one day she’ll be too cool
To wrap her arms around mine
But we’ll stand eye to eye and I’ll know
That she loves me… my little beauty…
I like horses and dogs, drawing and watching movies and cartoons…
In her eyes I’m captivated by the beauty You’ve created
And I don’t have to go very far to see more of Who You are
It’s in the beauty of a girl
It’s in the beauty of a girl
I love you too… I love you too

Abide

Written By: Melanie Hart

Abide (John 15:4-8)
Music & Lyrics by Melanie Hart

I am a woman who has fallen from Your grace
But Your hand has surely saved me from the grave
I said I am a woman who has fallen from grace
But Your hand has surely saved me from the grave

And I know that I am one choice
away from the flesh that I’ve fled from
So I hold on tighter and I… I resurrect the fighter
That’s Your strength in me

And I abide, Oh Lord, I abide
And I abide, Oh Lord, I abide

Because I am a woman who has so much left to give
‘cause Your hand has surely saved me from the grave!
I said I am a woman who has so much left to give
‘cause Your hand has surely saved me from the grave!

And I abide, O Lord, I abide
And You’ll abide, O Lord
Don’t ever let me go, You’re my only hope
Just abide in me…Abide in me! (ad lib)

Abide in me, sweet Jesus,
Abide in me… just abide in me!

What You Desire

Written By: Melanie Hart

What You Desire (Romans 12:1-2 & 13:11-12)
Music & Lyrics by Melanie Hart

Renew my mind, oh what vanity and pride I carry
Restore my soul, ‘cause my past is on the cross

What is holy, what is acceptable, that’s what You require
A living sacrifice, my entire life, that’s what you desire from me!

Renew my strength, for I’m nothing apart from You
Restore the fire, that burned when I first believed

What is holy, what is acceptable, that’s what You require
A living sacrifice, my entire life, that’s what You desire from me!

I cast off the darkness, put on the armor of light
For You are my provision, my Lord, my Christ!
My salvation is here! My salvation is here!
My salvation is in You my risen King!

What is holy, what is acceptable, that’s what You require
A living sacrifice, my entire life, that’s what you desire from me! (REPEAT)

I Cry When I Pray

Written By: Melanie Hart

I Cry When I Pray
Melanie Hart, January 8, 2005

When I come to You in the sweetest hour of the day
With my head bowed low, and Your word on my knees
There’s just something about the sweet release
Of the burdens of the day
Maybe that is why, I cry, when I pray…

When You talk with me in the gardens of Your word
When You whisper Your new melodies for me to sing
There’s just something that speaks to me
in the deepest part of my soul
Maybe that is why I cry, when I pray…

And I know that I could spend more time on my knees
And I know that my prayers are not in vain…

When You walked for me on the mountain to pray
Tears of blood poured from Your brow to the ground
There’s just something about the sacrifice
That You made for me that day
Maybe that is why, I cry, when I pray

When Your innocence was ravaged by my sin
When Your life flowed out from Your body to take my place
There’s just something ‘bout redemption
that brings me to my knees
Maybe that is why, I cry, when I pray

There’s just something ‘bout redemption
That brings me to my knees
Maybe that is why
Maybe that is why
I cry when I pray
When I pray
When I pray
When I pray
Maybe that is why, I cry, when I pray

I Can Fall

Written By: Melanie Hart

I Can Fall
Melanie Hart, September 20, 2005

In a desert land I wandered, in the wilderness I cried out
And there You were hovering over me
You surrounded me with Your grace, and admonished me in my state
And reminded me that I would fly again

We would soar over the mountains, over rushing waterfalls
We would fly over the mighty of Your hand
And when I tired You would catch me, on the safety of Your shoulders
I can fall when I am falling into You…I can fall when I am falling into You

So I will lay down my burdens, take safety in Your nest
And when I’m stronger I will learn to fly again
And when I need a little nudging, from the security and rest
I trust you Lord to try and fly again

You stir in me…Hovering…
You spread Your wings…Take me and carry me!

And we soared over the mountains, over rushing waterfalls
And we flew over the mighty of Your hand
And when I tired You would catch me, on the safety of Your shoulders
I can fall when I am falling into You…I can fall when I am falling into You

One More For Jesus

Written By: Melanie Hart

One More For Him

Written by: Melanie Hart

One More For Him
Melanie Hart, September 25, 2005

There once was a soul, Jesus was calling
And as a child, I prayed in simple faith
And I was told, the angels were singing
They sang for me, Now I sing for Him!

And while there is one soul, Jesus is calling
And while I have breath, I will sing of my Jesus
If for just one more, one more for Jesus
One more soul, one more for Him!

He came for one soul, He came with a mission,
He came to die, He came to live
And he sought out the souls, the souls who were dying
He died so they, could have life in Him!

And while I have breath
I will sing of my Jesus
For just one more, one more for Him!


Discography

Debut Album - A New Thing

Melanie's music is being played on radio in several countries including Australia, Canada and the US.

Set List

During a live performance, Melanie combines her fully orchestrated tracks, with live musicians/bands (where available) and an intimate time of unplugged versions of her songs at the piano.

Her concert goers are treated to almost 2 hours of powerful music, with a mix of live and great sound tracks, and heartfelt stories of her testimony, past and present and the life of living in a foreign country.

from the debut album... A New Thing

I Can Fall
The Beauty of A Girl
A New Thing
What You Desire
Even More (Than I did before)
Abide
One More For Him
Lullaby for a King
I Cry When I Pray
To Live
Praising My King
I Know A River (for the nations)

from the vast repetoire of recent and timeless songs of Melanie's...

NEW! If Ya Wanna Fight
NEW! Betrayed
NEW! A Cord of Scarlet
NEW! A Man of His Word
NEW! Life Itself!
NEW! The Pilgrim's Hymn
NEW! Standing at a Cross Road
NEW! Believe
NEW! Good Jesus
Bless The Name
Alive!
To Love You More
Daughter of The King
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