Archive for October, 2010

Rescue on iTunes & Amazon

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Music, News

Jon’s new Rescue EP was released to iTunes, AmazonMP3, and many other digital retailers this month.  The CD is also now available in the online store.  Please help us spread the news!

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Chord Charts

by on Oct.20, 2010, under Chord Charts/Videos

Please click on a song below to download the chord chart for free. All we ask in return is that you report your public usage to CCLI via appropriate licenses. Also available below are a few song teaching videos.

Father God
How Far You Came To Save
What We Need Now
You Rescued Me

Awesome is the Lord Most High
Back To You (Chord Chart)
Back To You (Lead Sheet)
Crying Out To You
There is None Like You (Sovereign Lord)

More Than This


God is Moving (Chord Chart)
God is Moving (Lead Sheet)
This is the Gift of God (Chord Chart)
This is the Gift of God (Lead Sheet)

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You Rescued Me (song & story)

by on Oct.18, 2010, under Life, Music

Singer/songwriter/producer, Andy Osenga, and I wrote this together at his studio in Nashville.  It’s one of those songs that when we were in the middle of writing it, we got a “this is going to be a cool tune” kind of vibe in the air.  I remember liking it right away because it was refreshing to write something that was different from a lot of songs I write.(melodically and lyrically)  Songs have a way coming to life in the writing process so we just tried to get out of the way and let it breathe.

If you read my last post, I mentioned that 2 Samuel 22 was a chapter in Scripture that spoke deeply to me over the past couple years throughout my recovery and healing.  This chapter in 2 Samuel is a song that David sang about a traumatic experience in his life so reading it was kind of like an old friend counseling, leading, reminding, and walking with me through mine.  Needless to say, this chapter highly influenced the song as it gave us a blueprint for the lyrical structure and story.  Here’s the progression as we saw it:

1. The day of disaster (vs. 5-6)
2. David cries out to God (vs. 7)
3. God’s epic reaction which reveals His heart for us in times of trial and disaster (vs. 8-16)
4. God’s rescue (vs. 17-19)
5. David’s restoration (vs. 18-20)
6. Declaration of God’s faithfulness (vs. 29-51)

There are songs that you write just to write a song and then there are songs that come from the soul.  This one is of the later.  Tell us what you think.  Leave a comment.  Feel free to share your story of rescue.  Share it with a friend.  Be reminded of God’s faithfulness and encouraged that He is still and will always be mighty to rescue and save.

If you’re interested in learning how to play “You Rescued Me,” the chord chart can be found by clicking on the “Chord Charts/Videos” link on the menu above.

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Awesome is the Lord Most High

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Chord Charts/Videos

Learn how to play “Awesome is the Lord Most High” from Jon’s Back To You album.
By Jon Abel, Cary Pierce, Chris Tomlin, and Jesse Reeves

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God is Moving

by on Oct.16, 2010, under Chord Charts/Videos

Learn how to play “God is Moving.”
Written by Jon Abel, Chad Cates and Lee Black.

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Crying Out To You

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Chord Charts/Videos

Learn how to play “Crying Out To You” from Jon’s Back To You album.
By Chad Cates, Cary Pierce, Jon Abel, and Brandon Heath

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