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Grassroots Christian songwriters

Ron Herstell


Ron is from Whittlesey, near Peterborough in the UK. He writes... "I work a lot with the youngsters in our local area, being co-organiser with my wife, Margaret, of a Saturday Club, which is really a Sunday school designed to cater for kids from split families who have to spend Sunday with the 'other' parent.

I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease about 5 years ago, at age 55, causing me to take early retirement from my career as a computer training officer. As a result of wondering what I could do with the rest of my life, I came across a book called "The rest of your life" which became the instrument by which I found my way back to the Lord.

For the last three years, I have had the strange experience of having to somehow put down the songs/music which I hear inside me from time to time. I say 'somehow' because although I have always had a love for good music of any description, I have had no musical training whatsoever. I could only, self-taught, play a keyboard very, very poorly, hardly knew the names of the notes and could hardly have told you a G7 from an aspidistra, yet into this situation the Lord chooses to send new music.

I work by trial and error in that I pick out the melody on my keyboard then enter it into a programme called "Band-in-a-box", after which I try to work out the chords From there, Band-in-a-box takes over.

I still have no musical training but have learned quite a lot as I try out various things. Although I've tried, I'm unable to sit down and compose something off my own back. I always have to wait for the music to come inside me. I can't explain it any other way."

Featured Songs

He found me midi (0.03mb) Chords
I believe midi (0.03mb) Chords
Strength to the weary midi (0.04mb) Chords
You died for me mp3 (3.16mb)


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