Nancy Krebs

Nancy Krebs

 Severn, Maryland, USA
BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

My music is throught-provoking Christian meditational. Every song tells a story, every story touches a chord within. I call each song a spiritual journey in song.... I have 7 CDs out filled with songs that hopefully, will touch your life, your spirit, your heart.

Biography

I have written songs with spiritual themes since I was in High School, but since 1994, I've written so many-- that it seemed time to record, and share these songs with a wider audience. I have been heavily influenced by the singer-songwriters who create stories with their music--Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett--even though my style would not be like theirs at all--I loved the way they wove messages within the story itself. People tell me that I sound a little like Ann Murray and k.d. lang (I wish!) When you listen to my songs, I am hoping that they will touch you in some way, as they have touched me in their creation. People who come to my concerts tell me that the songs grab them emotionally as well as spiritually. God has inspired these songs--I don't write them--He does; so maybe that's where the power comes from. It certainly doesn't come from me. I've been so blessed to come upon Invisible Sound Studios with Dave Nachodsky as engineer, and the great ear he has. Also the wonderful musicians that have graced these CDs hve to be given a lot of credit for enhancing the music in so many ways. I should also thank my husband, Pete, who made it all possible for me to begin recording my songs.

Lyrics

Humility

Written By: Nancy Krebs

LET ME IN HUMILITY,
BRING MY LOVE TO YOU
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE
TRUE TO YOU, TO YOU.
LET ME HAVE A HUMBLE HEART
THAT ONLY RESTS IN YOU..
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE
CLOSE TO YOU

THOUGH MY PRIDE REARS ITS HEAD
AND DEMANDS I RISE;
TO PLACE MY SELF ABOVE THE REST,
WHY DO I WANT THAT PRIZE?
THOUGH MY MIND, EXHAUSTS ITSELF
IN MATTERS TOO SUBLIME;
YOU MATTER MORE THAN ALL
KNOWLEDGE, SPACE AND TIME.

SO LET ME IN HUMILITY,
BRING MY LOVE TO YOU
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE
TRUE TO YOU, TO YOU.
LET ME HAVE A HUMBLE HEART
THAT ONLY RESTS IN YOU.
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE
CLOSE TO YOU, TO YOU.

THOUGH MY JOY SO OFTEN SEEMS
TO BE IN EARTHLY GAIN;
A NAGGING DOUBT TUGS AT ME
‘IS THIS NOT ALL IN VAIN?'
I LONG TO SINK INTO YOUR ARMS
AND FORGET THE REST.
LET ME BE LIKE A CHILD
UPON YOUR LOVING BREAST

LET ME IN HUMILITY,
BRING MY LOVE TO YOU
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE

TRUE TO YOU, TO YOU.
LET ME HAVE A HUMBLE HEART
THAT ONLY RESTS IN YOU..
GOD ON HIGH, O LET ME BE
CLOSE TO YOU.

Rejoice and Be Glad

Written By: ©2003 Nancy Krebs


This is the day the Lord has made
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice.
This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad.

Come now and worship,
come now and sing.
Come share the bounty
of our God and King.

Chorus

Sing of the blessings
that come from above.
Sing of His mercy,
and of His love.

Chorus

Sing of the Father,
Sing of the Son;
sing of the Holy Spirit,
God, three in One!

Chorus

©2003 Nancy Krebs

Everything

Written By: Nancy Krebs ©2004

EVERYTHING © 2005 Nancy Krebs
based on a prayer by St. Anthony of Padua

WHEN YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU
THE ONE WHO MADE ALL THINGS--
YOU HAVE EVERYTHING,
HE SATISFIES YOUR LONGING
YOUR DEEPEST LONGING
AND GIVES YOU EVERYTHING.

WITHOUT HIM ALL ELSE IS NOTHING.
WHY SETTLE FOR NOTHING,
WHEN YOU CAN HAVE
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING?
LEARN TO BE STILL
LET GO OF YOUR WILL
THEN HE CAN FILL YOU WITH EVERYTHING.

WHEN YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU
THE ONE WHO MADE ALL THINGS--
YOU HAVE EVERYTHING,
HE SATISFIES YOUR LONGING
YOUR DEEPEST LONGING
AND GIVES YOU EVERYTHING.

WITHOUT HIM ALL ELSE IS NOTHING.
WHY SETTLE FOR NOTHING,
WHEN YOU CAN HAVE
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING?
LEARN TO BE STILL
LET GO OF YOUR WILL
THEN HE CAN FILL YOU WITH EVERYTHING.
EVERYTHING....

WE DESERVE NOTHING, BUT
WHEN HE IS WITHIN
WE HAVE EVERYTHING
EVERYTHING
AS WE LEARN TO BE STILL
AND LET GO OF OUR WILL
HE CAN THEN FILL US WITH EVERYTHING.
EVERYTHING…

Discography

Full length CDs: The Journey, Love Makes Room, Come to the Stable, Simple Gifts, Songs from the Heart, One Heart at a Time, Remember...God Loves You, Come to Me and my newest release Moved by God.
All have airplay and streaming throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Set List

My performances are concert-style, roughly one hour in length, (although they can be longer) with spoken background between songs, such as personal testimony and setting the stage for the next song. Each concert is designed for each venue, but typically there are times of the Year when certain song choices would be:

Advent:
Waiting for the Christ Child
Imagine
Carpenter from Nazareth
He Came to Us
Sound of a Promise
Come to the Stable
Love Makes Room
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Silent Night
Mary Knew
O Holy Night

I sometimes do traditional hymns, but mostly I will do my original songs--that what people come to hear!