While I Live

This is another favorite of our congregation. This is a very simple yet profound song. As a worship team, we strive to provide a variety of songs. I think there is a place for “simple” songs like this just as there is a place for the rich lyrics found in so many older hymns. We do both, and just about everything in between. The chorus is what resonates with our congregation the most, “Jesus, Savior, Jesus, Lord.”. The song makes a simple yet profound statement that Jesus is our Lord and Savior and that while we live, we will seek and honor Him.

I think this one was written by Bill Batstone, but I’m not really sure. Searching CCLI, I found a song with the same title but no other information. There’s also a possibility that this is another song written at Applegate Christian Fellowship back in the day. There are several songs like this that our Pastor, Bob Middleton picked up when he was at Applegate and brought with him to The Dalles. If anyone has access to an original recording of this song or knows for sure who wrote it, I’d be interested in finding out more.

You can download a free mp3 Here. Chord charts and lyrics can be downloaded from This Page.