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Chorus Download Package

Choruses can be a powerful and effective tool for a church music ministry. While there has been a rise in recent years of choruses that are shallow or contemporary in nature, that should not cause us to ignore the benefits that sound, doctrinal choruses can have.

Because they are not lengthy songs, choruses are easy to teach and easy to learn. They are a wonderful way to rehearse simple truths in a way that is enjoyable and memorable.

We have used choruses for many years in our church. Here are some of the ways we have used them:

  • Choir Openers
  • Special Meetings – revivals, missions conferences, etc.
  • Children’s/Youth Ministry
  • Church Theme Emphasis
  • Congregational Singing

I have written many choruses for our church or other ministries over the years. Many of these are available individually on the website. I have decided to also offer them bundled together as a download package. This package includes two brand new choruses! This will be a more affordable option for those who would like to have all of the choruses.

Titles included in this package are:

  • Fishers of Men
  • For Such a Time As This
  • He Sent His Word
  • House to House
  • Intervene
  • Live for What’s Certain
  • My Strength and My Song
  • Someone Is Counting On You
  • Sowing Bountifully
  • Transformed
  • Turn Back to the Bible
  • Unto Him Be Glory In the Church

If you are interested in multiple copies of an individual chorus, or of the package itself, for use with a choir or congregation, please contact me directly for licensing and quantity discount information at

Order your Chorus Download Package today!

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New Song – That I May Know Him

I was asked a few weeks ago if I would consider writing a song on the phrase, “That I May Know Him.”  This is from a beautiful, and familiar, passage of Scripture.

“But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness,
which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings,
being made conformable unto his death;”
(Phil. 2:7-10)

I began to read this passage and the surrounding chapters, and to pray about writing a song on this thought. What an amazing privilege we have to know Christ! Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, so eloquently expressed his greatest desire and aspiration – to know Christ more fully. Everything else in his life paled in comparison.

We see in Philippians chapter two that Jesus Christ was willing to humble Himself, to be a man, to be a servant, to be our sacrifice. Why? That I may know Him.

In chapter three, we see that Paul, because of all that Christ had done for him, was also willing to lay aside his previous attainments, his personal aspirations and desires, even his freedoms and comforts. Why? In his words, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”

I have tried to convey, in musical form, these thoughts. The hymn-style sheet music is now available.

I pray that this song will encourage each of us to consider all that Christ has done for us, and to desire, as Paul did, “that I may know Him.”

Why did Christ Jesus, who is God,
Take on the form of man?
Become a humble servant,
And fulfill the Father’s plan?
Why would He suffer agony,
For sins He had not done?
Why did He die upon the cross,
Although He was God’s Son?

That I may know Him,
And His resurrection power,
The fellowship found at His side
In suffering’s darkest hour.
To be conformed unto His death,
To love and serve Him with each breath,
There is no greater honor I might win,
That I may know Him.

No other prizes I may gain
Compare unto His cross,
The other things I may attain,
I count them all as loss
There is no higher calling
To which I may aspire,
I follow after this one thing,
It is my heart’s desire.

That I may know Him,
And His resurrection power,
The fellowship found at His side
In suffering’s darkest hour.
To be conformed unto His death,
To love and serve Him with each breath,
There is no greater honor I might win,
That I may know Him.

© Copyright 2020 Niki Lott.

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New Year’s Sale & Gift!

As 2020 draws to a close, I want to say “thank you” to each of you who have supported Christian Compositions through the past year. While it has been a difficult year for many people in numerous ways, it has also been a year in which we have been able to see God’s faithfulness and love no matter the circumstances.

As a small way of showing my appreciation for you, I am offering a 25% off discount on everything in the store. Simply use coupon code: newyear as you checkout. This discount expires 1/3/21.

I am also giving away a free sheet music download! This offer is good only through 1/1/21. I chose this song, One Moment In Eternity, as the giveaway because I think it is very appropriate as we consider the approaching year. It is available as a solo or trio arrangement, so you can choose whichever best suits your needs.

Please Note: If you do not follow the links in this post, and are shopping from the website, you must click on the song title and go to the page for that song to get the free download. There will be a “Login for Free Download” button on the page for the song. It will not work if you “add to cart” from the main page. You will not need to enter any credit card info (unless you are ordering additional items) to receive the download. Simply log into your account, or create a new account with your e-mail address, when prompted. 

I pray that as we enter 2021, it will be with hearts that desire to grow in our faith and love for the Lord! God bless you.

Niki Lott

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Psalm 100 Mini Challenge

The Psalm 100 Mini-Challenge
7 Days to a More Thankful Heart

This time of year encourages us to stop and think a little more about being thankful, and that is a good thing, but we all know that thankfulness should be more than something we do a few days of the year, or even one month of the year. If you’re like me, unless you make a conscious commitment and effort, it’s easy to have good intentions that never translate into good actions. You may also be like me if you sometimes feel a little discouraged or even overwhelmed when it comes to trying to take practical action on those good intentions. That is why I’m sharing this mini-challenge. Small, practical steps help us to achieve our goals. If your goal is to be truly thankful, from your heart, then I hope this will help!

Psalm 100 is very short, but is packed full of truths we need, and instructions to heed. This challenge is designed to help us take a few moments each day during this week to consciously cultivate a heart of gratitude and thankfulness toward God, and to encourage us to let that resonate in and through our lips and lives.

Will you join me as we take a deeper look at this beautiful psalm and seek to incorporate its wisdom into our lives?  All you will need is your Bible, a notebook, a pen, and a heart that is willing to seek the Lord.

4 Simple Steps:

  1. Read Psalm 100 daily.
  2. Copy it at least once daily (this should take about 5-10 minutes).
  3. Commit it to memory. Does this seem like a big step? Read it out loud, copy it, and start with memorizing one verse at a time.
  4. Each day choose one of these steps:
  • Write down an action word/phrase in the Psalm:
    Example: Serve the Lord
    What one thing can I do today to show my gratitude to God?
  • Write down an attitude word/phrase in the Psalm:
    Example: with gladness
    Am I serving the Lord with gladness? How can I do that?

  • Write down something this passage teaches about God. Take the time to think about what that means. Thank Him for who He is.
    Example: The Lord is good (vs. 5)
  • Write down a specific way to act on these truths. Choose something to do today, and make a commitment to do it.

Don’t forget to pray and ask the Lord to help you as you seek to know Him and praise Him for His goodness. I will be sharing some of my thoughts and study suggestions as I work on this challenge. You can find my thoughts and share yours in the LIFT Bible Class, or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #Psalm100Challenge. I would love to have you join me!

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Featured Song – “There Is a Peace That Cometh After Sorrow”

Most of the lyrics to this song were written in 1897 by Jessie Rose Gates. I first heard these beautiful words in the testimony of missionary Darlene Deibler Rose. If you have never read her book, Evidence Not Seen, or heard her testimony, I encourage you to do so.

The beautiful words to this song made such an impression on me that I decided a few years ago to try to set them to music. In order to fit the melody, some additional lyrics were needed, so I wrote and added the last “There is a peace…” stanza.

I hope this song will comfort and encourage the hearts of many who may have experienced sorrow, and that they too will find the peace that only comes from knowing and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ.

Find this song on your favorite streaming site, or purchase the How Can I Sing? CD & book at ChristianCompositions.

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Featured Song – Revive Me, Lord

This song began with just a few lines that I jotted down in a sermon notebook.

“Revive me, Lord. Stir my heart anew.
Revive me, Lord. Make me more like You.
Reveal my sin. Restore my joy. Refine me with your fire.
And revive me, Lord, this is my desire.”

I worked on it for a little while, but then set it aside. I came across it a couple years later while going back through old journals. I got it back out and began to work on the verses again. This time, both the words and the melody seemed to come more easily.

The first verse is taken from Psalm 51:

“I come before You now to make confession,
Imploring that Your mercy You’ll extend.
For humbly I acknowledge my transgression.
Against Thee, and Thee only, have I sinned.”

The second verse deals with the danger of being busy in “spiritual” activities but neglecting our time with the Lord. The story of Mary and Martha was in my mind as I was writing:

“It’s easy to get busy in Your service,
And neglect to sit and worship at Your feet.
Remind me that Your glory is my purpose.
Draw night to me as I draw nigh to Thee.”

There are many times in my life when I need reviving, and I am certain these are true for others as well. Sometimes, we need revival because we have allowed sin to creep into our lives. Other times, it’s because we have become so “busy” that we have allowed coldness and apathy to settle in. Sometimes, we need reviving because we are weary or fainthearted from spiritual battle.

Whatever the cause, I am thankful that we serve the Lord of life who wants us to have life more abundantly. Can you pray this prayer with me?

“Revive me, Lord. Stir my heart anew.
Revive me, Lord. Make me more like You.
Reveal my sin. Restore my joy. Refine me with Your fire.
And revive me, Lord, this is my desire.”

©Copyright 2004 Niki Lott.

This song is found on the How Can I Sing? CD and in the companion book, available separately or as a package. The sheet music can also be purchased individually in printed or PDF download formats.

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Featured Song – “Follow Their Faith”

I am very blessed to be the wife of a pastor, the daughter of a missionary, the sister of a missionary pastor, and the granddaughter of a missionary. As a rather astonished man once told me when I shared how many preacher relatives I had, “Lady, that’s a whole lotta church!” It is far more than a lot of church. It is a beautiful spiritual heritage, one that has helped to make me the person I am today.

October is “Pastor Appreciation Month.” I am thankful that someone has designated a special time for remembering our pastors And spiritual leaders, but I am reminded that the Bible does not limit us to appreciating them only once a year. In fact, it encourages us to remember them, honor them, obey them, and follow them as they follow Christ.

The song that I am sharing now is one that I wrote several years ago to honor my grandpa, Missionary Bob Adams. There is not enough space here for me to share what a man of God he was, or the depth of the impact he made on my life, so I will only share a little.

A few things that stand out in my mind about my grandpa:

🔹His love of the Lord and the Word of God

🔹His passion to tell everyone everywhere about the Gospel of Jesus Christ

🔹His love of airplanes and flying, and how he used that love to take the Bible all over the world

🔹His joyful, LOUD singing

🔹His boldness

🔹His prayers

I can hardly type these words without crying. So many memories flood my mind – of Grandpa witnessing, praying, singing, preaching, and memorizing Scripture. I don’t think that anyone who met him ever went away without knowing that he knew the Lord, and that he wanted them to know Him too. How I pray for a portion of his spirit! How I long to “follow his faith”! I have never known a more fervent Christian.

When he was around 80 years old, someone asked him about his plans. This was his response:

“I thank God for all that He’s done in all these years, and I don’t plan on quitting until I just can’t even move, and then…I’m going to go to heaven.”

What a testimony!

When I wrote this song, it was for a video tribute that was going to honor the 35th anniversary of the ministry he began, Wings Bearing Precious Seed. I wanted the song to honor him, and more than that, to honor the Lord and be faithful to the Word of God. That is what Grandpa would have wanted, and I pray that it does just that.

I am thankful for this man of God. I am also thankful for my dad, my husband, my brother, and many other faithful men of God who have invested in my life, and who continue to give the Word of God.I pray that this song will be an encouragement to many men of God to stay faithful, to know that their labor is not in vain in the Lord. I also pray that it will be a challenge to each of us to do as the Scripture commands,

Follow Their Faith

We are living in a world today that’s full of compromise,
And it is rare to find those who have served God with their lives.
So when we see a warrior who’s been in the battle long,
And we find that he’s still standing strong,

We should follow the faith of those who’ve been faithful to the Lord.
We should follow the faith of those who’ve been faithful to His Word.
We should lift up their hands. We should honor their stand.
As they finish their race, we should follow their faith.

It’s not for fame or glory that so patiently they’ve run,
But because they long to hear their Heavenly Father say, “Well done”.
A privilege we’ve been given to watch them bear His name.
Will we who come behind them do the same?

We should follow the faith of those who’ve been faithful to the Lord.
We should follow the faith of those who’ve been faithful to His Word.
We should lift up their hands. We should honor their stand.
As they finish their race, we should follow their faith.

©Copyright 2007 Niki Lott.

This song is included on the CD and in the songbook entitled, How Can I Sing?


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Featured Song – “Let the Children Come”

Several years ago, after a week of Vacation Bible School, I was challenged by Bro. Howard Caldwell (Seeing Truth Ministries) to write a song about the importance of children coming to Jesus, with a specific focus on Matthew 18. This topic is near to my heart, and I began to study and pray about writing this song.

I trusted Christ as my Savior at a church youth event when I was four years old. There was no pressure, just a simple invitation after a brief devotion. Although my parents were there, when I went forward, a lady from our church took me to a quiet place to talk to me. I knew the story of Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead, but that night I understood for the first time that Jesus died for me. I realized that because of my sin, Jesus had been willing to give His life. I bowed my head, in the entryway of a local skating rink, and asked Him to forgive my sins and save my soul. I am thankful that He did.

How grateful I am that I trusted Christ when I was young! I have known Him most of my life and cannot imagine how different my life would be without His constant presence.

As I grew older, I came to realize that not everyone encourages children to be saved. In fact, many believe that children cannot understand or come to Christ. This contradicts the clear teaching of the Word of God. While I firmly believe that we should be careful that children understand the Gospel, I also fervently believe that we should be actively seeking to win children to Christ. Jesus had strong words for those who sought to keep children from coming to Him, and even stronger words for those who would harm or hinder those “little ones which believe in me”.

I began to study Matthew 18, and to pray that I would be able to share the burden that was on my heart in a song. I long to see children come to Christ. I also long to see adults have a greater burden to bring children to the Lord, and to do nothing that would hinder their coming to Him.

At the same time, I was very burdened about the tragedy of abortion, and the mindset (even among many Christians) that children are a burden, not a blessing. The first verse of this song is based on thoughts from Psalm 139, and seeks to convey the truth that every child was planned by God, and is valued and loved by Him.

I encourage you to read the following verses carefully. Notice that seven times Jesus speaks of “little” children. I’m so glad Jesus loves little ones!

Matthew 18:1-14 (emphasis added)

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”

Did you ever notice that the verse that “…the Son of man is come to save that which was lost,” and the account of the lost sheep and the Shepherd who leaves the ninety and nine to find it, are given in the context of Jesus saving little children? What a beautiful, precious truth!

Friends, the greatest mission field in the world is at our feet, and we so often overlook it, or push it to the side to reach someone “more important”. We need to win our children to Christ! We need to win our own children. We need to win the children in our communities. Jesus loves them. He died for them. Let the children come.


Seen by God before their birth then fashioned by His hand,
Each member written in His book according to His plan.
Every one a living soul, a soul for whom Christ died.
Little ones are loved by God; they’re precious in His sight.

Let them come to Jesus,
Bring them unto Him.
Gladly He’ll receive them,
Wash away their sin.
Teach them they are welcome,
Show them they are loved.
Seek them out and win them,
Let the children come.

Jesus called a little child to teach us to be great,
Example of humility, a model for our faith.
It is not the Father’s will for one to go astray.
Are we bringing them to Him or turning them away?

Let them come to Jesus,
Bring them unto Him.
Gladly He’ll receive them,
Wash away their sin.
Teach them they are welcome,
Show them they are loved.
Seek them out and win them,
Let the children come.

© 2015 Niki Lott.

 This song can be heard on the recording, How Can I Sing?The music is also available in the companion songbook, or as printed sheet music or PDF download. Be sure to look for the Book & CD package for a discount!

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Featured Song – “The Desire of My Heart”

Throughout this week and next, I want to share a little bit about each of the songs in my new songbook. Some of these are songs I wrote many years ago, and some are much more recent. As I look back, I find in each song a truth the Lord has tried to teach me, and has used to challenge, comfort, or encourage me. It is my hope that these songs will do the same for you.

This first song is one of my earliest. I wrote this when I was 17 or 18 years old, and it is still a favorite of mine.

I have loved Psalm 37:4 since I was just a little girl. When I was a teenager, I began to really consider what it meant. I was struggling with what I thought my heart desired, and what I knew God wanted for me. How could those be different? Didn’t God promise to give me my heart’s desires?

One day, it hit me that this verse didn’t mean that if I would do right God would give me whatever I wanted. Rather, it meant that if I would learn to find my delight in God, I would have my heart’s desires. When you truly love and delight in someone, you have no greater desire than to please them. I realized that if I would delight myself in the Lord, He would give me the desires of my heart, because the greatest desire of my heart would be to please Him. I went home that day and wrote this song.

As I think back about that time in my life, I realize that there was a huge battle going on for who and what would capture my heart. God does not want our money, our time, our “sacrifice”, our service, unless He has our hearts. He knows that if He has our hearts, all those other things will come along. That is why Jesus said that the greatest commandment is, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mk. 12:30)

Regretfully, I cannot say I have always loved the Lord as I should, but I can say that I have always found His promise to be true. My Savior has never disappointed me, and there is no greater joy and delight than walking in His will.

I pray that you know Him, and that you know the sweetness of finding your heart’s desires satisfied in Him.

The Desire of My Heart

You promised, Lord, that You would give the desires of my heart
If I would delight in You.
So, Lord, I pray, help me stay
Close to You in every way,
Through every day,
Help me to obey.

Grant the desires of my heart,
Help me, Lord, to be,
Pleasing unto Thee
That others may see You in me.
Grant my desires,
Be my one desire,
The desire of my heart.

Lord, You know sometimes it seems that all my dreams have died,
That all my hopes and plans have disappeared.
But help me, Lord, Your peace to feel,
Help me, Lord, to trust You still,
Help me do Your will,
Lord, not my will.

Grant the desires of my heart,
Let me feel Your hand,
Help me understand
That You’ve had a plan from the start.
Grant my desires,
Be my one desire,
The desire of my heart.

Lord, be the desire of my heart.

© Copyright 1993. Niki Lott.

This song is recorded on the CD, How Can I Sing?, and the sheet music is available in the companion book, and as an individual PDF sheet music or download. There is also a Book & CD package available at a discount.
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New Songbook! Pre-Order Now Available

I am excited to announce the release of my latest songbook, How Can I Sing? ! This is the companion book to the CD with the same title. It includes 11 original songs, some arranged for solo and some for trio. All of the songs have full piano arrangements, and for the first time, chord symbols are also included. The books are spiral-bound.

The pre-order price for this week only is $10, plus shipping. I should receive the books on Wednesday and will begin shipping on Thursday or Friday. Retail price for these books will be $12.95.

I am also offering the Book & CD Package this week for only $20, plus shipping. Individually purchased, these items would total $27.90, so this is a significant savings. The package will retail for $24.95 after this week.

Song titles include:

Death Is Just a Shadow
The Desires of My Heart
Follow the Faith
Get On Fire 
Give Me Your Heart for Souls
How Can I Sing?
Let the Children Come
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Love the Savior
Revive Me, Lord
There Is a Peace

I hope this book will be a blessing to you!

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