I wrote “I Cry To You” several years ago intending it to be sung during praise time at my church. Having shown it to my brother-in-law who in turn introduced me to his friend, Terry, who is a professional music producer, “I Cry To You” was eventually professionally recorded and sung by Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroads). But it never saw the light of day and got lost among the mountain of CD’s I’ve collected over the years.
I’ve provided the lyrics below the song if you want to follow along. The melody changed somewhat during production from how I imagined it when it was written and Mark made some adjustments to the lyrics (which I suppose makes him co-writer). I have highlighted his changes in italics and inserted the original lyrics in brackets. Also, I end the song a little bit early here, so it’s only 2 minutes long.
I Cry To You
Everywhere I turn and look
You’re staring right through my heart.
You know my all, I’m so inspired (ashamed)
All I have left are words to impart (to say is…)
I cry to you, giving my all
I cry to you, saying you are my God
You are my God, you are my (redeemer,) friend.
You set me free from my enemy
The joy I have (know) from knowing you,
Makes me sing nearly constantly (with all I am…)
When I think of the cross, where you died
And all you’ve done in my heart
It’s the only thing I do (In my heart there is only one thing to do,)
“Here I am!”