Rick White

Rick White

 Centennial, Colorado, USA
BandChristianAdult Contemporary

Original Contemporary Christian and Worship

Biography

I have been a musician since I was 5 years old. I have played in all types of secular venues - clubs, concert halls, even as a member of the Denver Bronco's Band at Mile High Stadium. My favorite bands and the one's I've been most influenced by are The Beatles, Yes, Genesis, Paul Baloche, and Phil Keaggy.

Lyrics

Have Mercy On Me

Written By: Rick White

VERSE:

As for me, Lord, I am poor
For my troubles they surround me
I am face down on the floor
All my sins pile up around me

PRECHORUS:

I call on you Lord
Have mercy on me
I trust in you Lord
Have mercy on me
I ask you to pour
Your grace upon me

CHORUS:

Have mercy on me Lord
And cleanse me from my sin
Have mercy on me Lord
Preserve my life again
Your lovingkindness gives me
strength and sets me free
Have mercy on me
Have mercy on me

It Is By Your Grace

Written By: Rick White

VERSE 1

As I come into your presence
With your people, in your house
Lord I know that I'm not worthy
Still I'm coming to you now

As I lift my voice to praise you
Pour your mercy down on me
My desire is to please you
But Lord, you know that I am weak

CHORUS

But it is by your grace
That I stand and worship you
It is by your grace
That my heart has been renewed
I come into this place
And confess my sins to you
I fall upon my face
You give me your embrace
For it is by your grace

VERSE 2

As I bow my head before you
I lay bare to you my soul
Do your work of love within me
Make me holy, make me whole

I will lift my voice to praise you
For your grace has set me free
Lord, I worship and adore you
Lord, you've been so good to me

Friend Forever True

Written By: Rick White

VERSE 1

So many burdens, seems like
there's no one who understands
All of the hurtin's left you afraid of
what might be at hand

But think of the times before when
you desparately needed a friend
I was the one who came runnin
and I will come runnin again

CHORUS 1

And when you're afraid, don't worry
I'll be there for you
I'll be the friend forever true

VERSE 2

Call on my name in the night
when the darkness is closing in
Call on my name on the days
when you're wishing your whole world would end
And think of the times before
when you desparately needed a friend
I was the one who came runnin
and I will come runnin again

CHORUS 2

And when you're afraid, don't worry
I'll be there for you
I'll be the friend forever true
Whenever you call, I'll hurry
I will see you through
I'll be the friend forever true

BRIDGE

Though you walk through the valley of shadows
Don't be afraid for I am with you
I will give you rest in the meadows
Don't be afraid for I am with you
Can you feel the cool soothing waters?
Don't be afraid for I am with you
I'll give you goodness and mercy forever
Don't be afraid for I am with you

Arrival

Written By: Rick White

Verse 1
I close my eyes and I imagine what you saw
That day your burdens were removed
A crowd of people gathered, those you've missed so long
They were all waiting there for you
And I could hear the choir singing

Chorus
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
As countless voices all resound
Amazing grace how sweet to see
You made it home and you are free

Verse 2
You're eyes, it seems they're brighter
Then they ever were before
And your face is shining like the sun
Your smile widens as you wonder what's in store
Today the good life has begun

Bridge
And on the day when this life ends
I will see you once again
And we will join the choir singing

Chorus
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
As countless voices all resound
Amazing grace how sweet to see
You made it home and you are free

You Give Me Grace

Written By: Rick White

Verse 1:

Lord here I am
At the end of myself again
Needing I hand from You

I surely would fall
If not for Your love for me
So I'm giving it all to You

And Your gift I now embrace

Chorus:

Cause You give me grace
And strength to endure
And faith to believe
That Your promise is sure

I can lift up my song
As I fall on my face
In my weakness I'm strong
Cause You give me grace

Verse 2:

Lord who am I
That You would be kind to me
And give me a place with You
You give me new life
Your love never ends for me
Each morning Your mercies are new
And my sins you have erased

Bridge:

And I worship You
I praise Your name
For on Calvary
You took my blame
And I give to You
The life You died to save

Headin To Yesterday

Written By: Rick White

Verse 1

Blue evening, red firefly
White bodies light up the sky
Gray shadow without you here
Bright colors all disappear

Chorus

So I'm headin to yesterday
To find you
There where you were mine
And today was a sunny day
And dreams were forever
Time stood still and you still held my heart
With my head into yesterday
Holdin you close is all I'm thinking of
Can't go on without your love
Tomorrow's gone
So I'm headin to yesterday

Verse 2
New mornings but no sunrise
Good memories, but no goodbyes
No future I'll journey to
No future if not with you

Bridge
And the hope that you'll be waiting
With arms held open wide
And a love to strong for fadin'
When it seems like time has passed us by

I Already Know

Written By: Rick White

What's that scar that you're hidin
What's that bruise that you won't show
What's that one regret you won't let go

When did you just stop tryin
When did you lay down so low
Where's the dream that once propelled your soul

You can tell me
You can tell me
You can tell me
Cause I already know

Time to lay it bare
Time to give it up
Let me take you there
To the place where it's all better
The place where it's all better

Discography

I have release various independent compilations over the last 25 years.

Set List

Depending on the venue, I can do all classic rock covers or all original worship songs, and anything in between.