A New Song in My Heart
Words and Music by Kimberlee M. Leber 
©2017 My Diary Publishing (BMI) 

You put a new song in my heart 
You put a new song in my mouth 
You gave me rest to slow down 
And hear your Words of faith not doubt 

This new song that I sing 
It's a song of joy 
This new song that I sing 
It's a song of surrendering 

I delight in You 
Spend time with You, my Lord 
To sing this new song of love 
We walk, we talk together every day 
And You shine down on me from Above 
Nothing to fear 
My Heavenly Father, You are here 

Now I sing only for You 
It's You Who gives me breath 
To do what I do 

You write these words through me today 
Your Truth gives light, keeps the darkness away 
This is my song and it's here to stay 

I delight in You 
Spend time with You, my Lord 
To sing this new song of love 
We walk, we talk together every day 
And You shine down on me from Above 

I delight in You 
Spend time with You, my King 
You're my peace, my hope, my strength 
We walk, we talk together every day 
Now I live my life by Your Ways 
Nothing to fear 
My Heavenly Father, You are here

Inspiration Behind the Song

A few years ago, I endured a vocal injury that caused me to take four years off from my professional music career. During that time, my relationship with God grew more intimate than ever before. I really slowed down in my life, and spent a lot of quiet time learning to listen to God's Spirit. He took me on a Biblical journey regarding the value of words, which transformed my mind and mouth. 

A Biblical teaching, known as “the Law of Sowing and Reaping” taken from Genesis 8:22 and described in Proverbs 18:20-21 impacted my life profoundly. It taught me that the type of harvest one reaps is directly related to the kind of seed (words) sown or spoken with the mouth. As a result of all that the Lord was teaching me, I became more dedicated to purposefully sowing good seed in my life and the lives of others with my words. 

Once the Lord healed my voice, and I was able to not only talk again, but professionally sing, the words that I spoke and sang greatly changed. Today, as a singer/songwriter, the songs that I write are carefully created. Every word is prayerfully received and aligned with God's Word in Scripture, which is the story behind this new song in my heart.