0 New Song “God So Loved”

I’ve let myself get too busy over the last few months and haven’t been doing any song writing so here is a new song I wrote today based mostly on the well known verse John 3:16. I’ll try to upload a video of me playing sometime this week (update: watch live video here). As it is Easter week I was reading and reflecting on the amazing gift of salvation and God’s grace. I realized that I sometimes overlook this verse just because it has become so familiar since childhood, but I wanted to reawaken the wonder and thankfulness for the message it contains. The other verses used are listed at the bottom of the lyrics.
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0 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Live at Insomnia with Nick and Tanner (07/31/2010)

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day here is my song “Green” performed live at Insomnia with Nick & Tanner. The song warns us not to always look for where things & people promise “the grass is greener on the other side”. A studio recording of this song can be found on my CD Don’t Look Back.

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:1-4 NIV)



Been flirting with disaster
Skirting little too close to the edge
Foolish things I’ve been chasing after
Have gone and placed the noose ’round my head
Thought they’d bring me pleasure
But I’ve found out to my discontent
That satisfaction comes in equal measure
With guilt and shame and death in the end

Grass is greener on the other side
So they say, so they say, but I don’t trust it
Maybe if you’re looking through green glass
But flowers pass, they fade away before you know it
The moments all just fly by so fast
And then they’re gone away

Been looking for some greener pasture
Like a wandering sheep, from your side I’ve strayed
But withered grass is poor cure
For this longing ache, your love I crave
Still my eyes are green with envy
For I’ve seen the riches of wicked men
Flourish like green trees in summer’s safety
Though they’ll perish come winter’s wind

No, the things of this world
Can’t take them with you, they won’t last
Just persevere under trial, stand fast
And you’ll wear a crown of life

James 1:9-15; Psalm 23; 37:1-13,35-36; 49:16-17; 119:37,176

Copyright © 1999 Dawson Cowals.

0 Set List for Home Show March 29, 2013


  1. Without Love
  2. Bulletproof
  3. What Good Is Hollow Faith?
  4. Yoke
  5. Be Still
  6. Help Me Get It Right
  7. Eclipse
  8. God So Loved
  9. In Their Place
  10. Come To The Table
  11. Precious Is the Blood



  1. I Will Sing of the Lord’s Great Love
  2. Psalm 23
  3. Hymn #342
  4. For By His Wounds We Are Redeemed
  5. And Can It Be
  6. In the Presence of Your Majesty
  7. Turn Your Eyes