Music is one of my “things”.

You know, everyone has their “things” that they really love, things that make them feel alive, things that evoke passion and purpose.

Yes, music is definitely one of my “things”.

One day, I’d love to record an album. Not because I think my voice just needs to be heard, but because I’d love to help someone else through my music.

(that’s a topic for another time)

A few years ago, I wrote this song titled One Thing.

One Thing — A Song for the Hurting

The story behind this song is interesting.

Usually, when I write songs, I’m inspired during prayer or a church service, and they come to me very suddenly. It’s like BAM — you must write this now! 😆

It happened the same way for this song, but the background behind it is what’s interesting.

One year, during a conference our church hosts, I was singing during altar call. The message preached that night was “Trust God to Do What’s Right”.

We were singing Still I Will Trust You, and I happened to notice a young lady praying. She really caught my attention, for reasons I won’t get into. But I felt so burdened for her.

It seemed like she was struggling with something. Honestly… she reminded me of myself. The moment was strangely embedded into my memory.

Anyway, a couple of years later, this song came to me while I was thinking of her.

Listen to One Thing here. The lyrics are below.

Please note: I am no professional musician, nor do I have professional recording equipment, as evidenced by the link above. Hopefully you hear the message over my mess ups. ♥️


I don’t know your name
I don’t know your heart or your story
I don’t know where you’ve been
I don’t know where you are
Or even where you’re going

But I can tell that you’ve seen better days
And you may think your pain won’t go away

But this one thing I know to be true
Jesus, yes He’s calling you
Through the hurt and the tears
All your past and your fears
Could it be that all He’s telling you
Is that He’s faithful
He’s so faithful
I know that it’s true

You may feel like your world is falling apart
You may think that no light can shine in this dark
But I know that my God is always still there
If you’ll just call His name He will answer your prayer

Cause this one thing I know to be true
Jesus, yes He’s calling you
Through the hurt and the tears
All your past and your fears
Could it be that He could take it from you
Because He’s faithful
He’s so faithful
I know that it’s true
And you can know it too
Yes, He’s calling you


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My hands and feet look shackled
But my spirit cries, “I’m free”
My body wracks with pain
Yet, my spirit cries, “I’m free”

The world looks on in wonder
They mock, and laugh, and scorn
All the more my spirit cries
Again and forevermore
“I’m free”


My home seems like a prison
But, my spirit cries, “I’m free”
Life may be unfair
Yet my spirit cries, “I’m free”

Sometimes the road seems long
And I can’t always find my way
But when I lack the faith
Jesus whispers
“You are free”


Not by might, nor by your power
Can you say, “I am free”
But it’s by the blood of Jesus
That your spirit cries, “I’m free”

So shake the shackles off
Defy pain, and shame, and fear
And don’t you worry about tomorrow
Because forever
You are free

Kelsi Morrell © 2019

That day is coming
And I know it won’t be long
Til my Savior will call me
And I will be gone

 I’ve waited for so long
For that trumpet to sound
Just as soon as it does
My
feet will leave the ground

Can’t wait to look upon
My Savior’s face
And the loved ones that have gone before
I will embrace

No matter what I have
To go through down here
I know it will be worth it all
That day is drawing near

Kelsi Morrell© 2017