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ALL’S IT TOOK WAS A WILLING CHILD, TO GIVE SOME FISH & BREAD
JESUS MULTIPLIED THE GIFT AND THE HUNGRY CROWD WAS FED
A WILLING CHILD... THE LORD WOULD THE REST
A WILLING CHILD... AND THE FATHERS HEART IS BLESSED

HELP ME BE A WILLING CHILD. I WILL LOOK TO YOU
AND I WILL BE A WILLING CHILD, YOUR STRENGTH IN ALL I DO

ON A BRIGHT SHINY MORNING A SHEPARD BOY,
PICKS UP SMALL SMOOTH STONES.
GOES OUT TO FACE HIS GIANT THERE,
BUT HE DOESN’T STAND ALONE
A WILLING CHILD... THE LORD WOULD THE REST
A WILLING CHILD... AND THE FATHERS HEART IS BLESSED

HELP ME BE A WILLING CHILD. I WILL LOOK TO YOU
AND I WILL BE A WILLING CHILD, YOUR STRENGTH IN ALL I DO

SEE HOW HIS CHILDREN UNDERSTAND
GOD CAN USE THEM
IT MUST MAKE HIM SMILE...THEY SAY,
LITTLE IS MUCH IN MY DADDY’S HAND
WE CAN TRUST HIM
HELP ME BE THAT CHILD

HELP ME BE A WILLING CHILD. I WILL LOOK TO YOU
AND I WILL BE A WILLING CHILD, YOUR STRENGTH IN ALL I DO
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Hits: 5253
Comments: 47
Fans: 18
Plays: 548
Downloads: 178
Votes: 30
Uploaded: Apr 17, 2006 - 09:14:24 PM
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2006 - 07:35:27 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2017 - 07:30:54 PM
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Comments
said 4203 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Beautiful...
guitar playing and vocals. Excellent arrangement. I love the way it kicks
in at the second verse. Parts of this remind me a bit of some of Phil
Keaggy's acoustic work (which is a good thing!). Very pro job of mixing.

Bless you!
Scott Carmichael said 4203 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Beautiful...
thank you... wow... Phil Keagy... I played with him in the 80's (last century)...
he used to come on cruises with us... I knew several Christian artists, but I
was struck with how genuine He was, off the stage as well as on... He's a
players player but He's also the real deal... yea, the song takes a while to kick
in .. I was afraid that it would get turned off before it gets interesting... thanx
for listening through
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Roxylee said 4203 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Awesome!
Scott, this is just beautiful. Faved and downloaded. This needs to be on
Christian radsio, seriously. I love how you layered the vox, I love the
words, I love the emotion and the message. You go, bro!
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Roxylee said 4203 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Awesome!
Scott, this is just beautiful. Faved and downloaded. This needs to be on
Christian radsio, seriously. I love how you layered the vox, I love the
words, I love the emotion and the message. You go, bro!
Check out my latest song called Emma, by davisamerica
Scott Carmichael said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Awesome!
thanx Roxylee... I held back on this cause I thought it might not be
sophisticated enough... it's pretty straight forward... but I still try not to
preach, just show how He works.... anyway what a releif to be a child at 50

thanx again... God Bless
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ValleyPastor said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Awesome!
"Sophisticated" is an overrated concept. I prefer honest, real, straightforward,
which this is. Even Taylors need someone good to make 'em sing. You do.

By the way, I'm envious. You got to play with Keaggy. Though, to tell the truth,
I'd be so nervous my fingers would tie up.
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TobinMueller said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
willing listener
Your voice is so warm, in styling and performance. The use of the willing
child is a very sweet metaphor, well done. Your arrangement is
wonderful, but the recording is sometimes oppressive in its over-
compression and perhaps too much reverb in the low frequencies, making
the listening experience (in headphones) much less comfortable than you
intend, in my ears anyway. Wonderful song, and your voice is so so right.
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Scott Carmichael said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
willing listener
HI tobin... I'm hearing what your saying... the guitars were recorded with too
much compression, so there is none in the mix... however, there is very mild
one stage compression on the master channel, with a limiter (which can
squash the sound even more)... maybe I'll remix with the intension of letting
it breath..

thanx, sincerly
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caroline said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
simple! innocent! perfect!
sometimes sophistication can be over-kill - this song's beauty lies in its simplicity - thank you for sharing x
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Scott Carmichael said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
simple! innocent! perfect!
thank you Caroline... I'm supprised that you didn't get any moving grafix in
here... when I log on and find that your not in the chat room, I have to find
the will to go on... I have no doubt that if I lived down the block, you would
be a friend... so that makes you a friend
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philonnie said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
wonderful song ...
builds beautifully with some lovely chord changes. Vocals and guitar are superb. Mix seems perfect to my untutored ears. Fav'd & DL. Thanks for sharing.
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
wonderful song ...
thank you... Fav'd & DL is a high compliment as my friend Jonx points out..
means alot, enjoy
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said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
And He was a willing child
Another beautiful song from you, and a message well worth taking to heart. The Man who broke the bread and fish sought to be the Willing Child...

Thanks,
Regards,

. - Harold
Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
And He was a willing child
thanx Harold... you have been a real support, yours has been a warm
welcome here early on
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Nolan said 4202 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Beautiful
Awesome lyrics, awesome concept, awesome voice, awesome
arrangement, awesome harmonies. Well done.
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
thank you Nolan.. will be visiting you soon... I know I was impressed by "The
Life I'm Dying for" I'll finish your listening to your posts
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
thank you Nolan.. will be visiting you soon... I know I was impressed by "The
Life I'm Dying for" I'll finish your listening to your posts
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Cori Ander said 4202 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
Really beautiful. A great and full-ripe composition. I love you way of
singing in harmonies. And the arrangement in the latter half of the
song is awesome!

So for the nitpicking:
Sounds like your'e hesitating in the beginning. Like you haven't begun
to find you feet yet. Or haven't found focus yet. This makes a big
contrast to the latter part of the song (after drums come in) when you
ARE finding your feet and focus... If you in the future are going to
make another version, which I think this song is really worth, I would
have suggested more focus from the beginning. (Don't know if I am on
the right track here, but I suggest being cautious and not follow
Vineyardy jargon ... Vineyard has made lots of good to christian music
life, I love to go to Vineyard worship meetings and I have from time to
another participated in Vineyard worship teams, but there is more
beyond and after their form standards, and you are a great example of
that and you have a great gift here which is shown for example in the
latter half of this song).

PS As I said in the beginning: Really beautiful! A great and full-ripe
composition. I love you way of singing in harmonies. And the
arrangement in the latter half of the song is awesome!


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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
Hi Curry... thanx pal, always welcome honest critique on our pilgramage out
of "amiture" statis... I have a vox track that is supported well, and chose the
vunerable beginning because of the song content... and I have to say, if I
listen close to the beginning, I make a face like I'm eating lemons... maybe it
time to re-think it..

I'm happy this still worked for you
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Cori Ander said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful
Yes it works soooo well for me. It is completely honest I say that this is such a
wonderful song at it core!

---
/Johannes "Curry" Cori Ander
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RickW said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Absolutely wonderful
I love every bit of this song Scott! Praise to the Lord for the wonderful gift
He has given you and that you are using it for His glory.

Thank you for this and God bless,

Rick

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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Absolutely wonderful
Thank you Rick.. Hi praise indeed "love every bit"...
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thetiler said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
nice
like the guitar sounds. Good singin! Has a James Taylor feeling!
I hear a bit of a futzpucker influence as well. Not that you intended that.

Sounds terrific!
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
nice
The first thing I would want to hear from you is that the guitar sounds great,
because of the way your guitar always sounds... but with those fingers you
could make the worst equipment sound top shelf
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Einarus said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful...
...guitarwork and excellent vocals. The keyboards also really grabbed me.
I wish I could say something more constructive, but oh well.
Hope this suffices :)

Great!
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Beautiful...
just glad you listened
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FEEL said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Right out of the Book
How better a way to express the Bible than in this way. Wow... Top Notch.
I like the way it slowly builds and captures me. Thanks for sharing once
again.

John
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Scott Carmichael said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Right out of the Book
Hey john... I've decided not to critique your older stuff... it might be ground
you have already covered... I'll wait until I work through the whole page up to
current
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said 4200 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Woow..
marvelous guitar playing and you sing like an angel with a gift from GOD.
Solid production and performance.
Thank's...and God bless.
Take Care.....
----
Skean
rsolorio said 4200 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Keaggy-ish
Agreed some Keaggy poking in and out. But it would need to sound a bit
more British/Beatles so your voice is truly unique. Thanks. But for those
who aren't familiar with Phil Keaggy now that's a lesson in humility.
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rsolorio said 4200 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Keaggy-ish
Agreed some Keaggy poking in and out. But it would need to sound a bit
more British/Beatles so your voice is truly unique. Thanks. But for those
who aren't familiar with Phil Keaggy now that's a lesson in humility.
Check out my latest song called Koala on the Prowl
Scott Carmichael said 4200 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Keaggy-ish
yeah his voice can easily be mistaken for McCartney's, and aside from his
chops he can really sing
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rsolorio said 4200 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Keaggy-ish
Oh yes he can. He has multiple styles too. Really in a class by himself. What's
amazing is seeing him do his stuff solo, just his acoustic and a floor full of
pedals. You can tell who the musicians are in the crowd cuz their heads are
gesturing "no" in disbelief as he does his thing.

---
Regards,

Roy
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thoddi said 4198 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
The best...
and most professional I've listened to hear in a looong time. What great artist you are. Fantastic guitar sounds, and your vox is fabulous. Great production, and timing and arrangement.


This goes straight to the box of favourites!
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Scott Carmichael said 4198 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
The best...
thanx Thor... I really appreciate the listen and encouaging words from across
the pond... it means alot to me
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ziti said 4198 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
boy
are you a FANTASTIC addition to this web site, Scott! I love it when us
little folks in the home studios make music that BLOWS the big guys
OUT!!!!!!

you sing and play and write wonderful music. the guitar work is
outstanding. plus you could be my brother, looking at the picture.
Please keep up the great work and sharing it here... it's a blessing to us
all!

deepest bows
z
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Scott Carmichael said 4198 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
brothers
Thanx Z... I still remember the 1st comment I recieved from you... I was new
here and you lifted me... anyway Mom says to pick up some milk on the way
home hehe
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Mcboy said 4196 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
sheesh
some of the best sounding acoustic guitar sound i've heard round these
parts........the voice ain't to bad either.....sounds great thru my
speakers......beautiful arrangement ....of course my favorite is the ending
guitar solo...hehhhe..kidding......great work here.....
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Scott Carmichael said 4196 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
It's Mcboy
AAAhhh a visit from one of my heros... thanx... and, I was happy to get
bumped by mocking bird... greta work... I gave it 10's
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said 4183 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Thank God for good music.
At first, because I am new to this site, I wasn't sure what I thought of this
song. I have listened to quite a few songs now and have decided that
your song sounds much better and is done in a much better fashion than
many others. First because it has a good message for us all and two
because it really does sound great! Very good acoustic guitar, something
I have trouble getting done!! My favorite is the end arrangement with
vocal harmony and then the taper off into the solo ending. Very thought
provoking ending. As was said earlier, I too see this on christian radio.
God Bless.
Scott Carmichael said 4183 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Thank God for good music.
Hey Jonathan... thanx... feel free to e-mail me about guitar sounds.. I'd
gladly give you a detailed rundown on my signal chain... also, you can let me
know what equip you have...

Stay in touch... I will be praying for you starting now
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composerclark said 4171 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Extraordinary skills
Scott, you are a huge talent! Everything I've heard of yours is fantastic.
This is another very well-written song, sung and played beautifully.

Are you familiar with Steve Bell? If not, PLEASE give the guy a
listen on iTunes... You remind me of him a little bit. He came here a
few years ago and it was one of the most memorable concerts I've ever
heard, and I've heard a few. He then did some more music at our
church the next day (I was the praise band leader then), and I really,
really wanted to jam with the guy, but I was too shy to ask. I tried very
powerful ESP messages, but they failed, for some odd reason...

Keep 'em coming!

(I agree with Tobin that the mix sounds a little edgy, but I know
nothing about mixing, so I don't know why that is._
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Scott Carmichael said 4171 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Extraordinary skills
thanx Clark... hi praise indeed.... It was recorded with too much compression
(Guitars) so it can't be fixed, I don't think, unless we're just talking hi end...
anyway I never have made that mistake again.. I'm happy it still worked for
you
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eDrew said 4058 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
Sorry
Sorry it took me so long to come across you music. This was very
inspirational.
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timothy devine said 3840 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Moved
All 10's
Peace
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Char said 3313 days ago (September 23rd, 2008)
It is all about
trust, isn't it? It is all bout surrendering control.
Not easy but infinitely worth it. Lovely. Thank you.
My friend, Branchgraft spoke about Phil Keaggy. If he hadn't found you in his time here, that was indeed a poor twist of fate. Thank you.
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Scott Carmichael said 3312 days ago (September 24th, 2008)
Phil
is a friend of mine.. from some years back.. as great as he is... he hates being on the road, and wants to stay home with his family... I did a portrait of his son Ian... and we used to go on cruises together years ago... he's an impressive guitar player, but an even more impressive man.

thanx Char for the attention, you've paid to the music.. that's been a real lift
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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2948 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Great Words.....
this one deserves airplay! Great stuff here...


Blessings!
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