Open All The Time Song Story

Open All The Time Song Story

 

In high school I wrote a few songs. I would also take the lyrics of old hymns and gospel songs and make a new melody and chords to make them more modern. I still do that.

As I went off to college and was in a band called Theophilus I continued writing songs as I was inspired.

I remember writing down some words in one of my classes. I had already been experimenting with the music taking some of the chord progression in the turnarounds from Ray Steven’s version of Turn Your Radio On. I shared it with my friend, Paul Donaldson, and he made the lyrics much better on one of the verses. It was a joy to sing it with him. I called it Keep On Walking. I’ll share it with you sometime.

Open All The Time Song Story

Being a married student in 1975 Julie worked full time and I worked part time so I could concentrate on my schooling and also make music with Theophilus.

I worked part time at a day care at a Nazarene church. I think I worked there about 4 months before we went on tour that summer.

Besides watching the kids, one of my jobs was to drive a van and go pick up the kids at their school. I enjoyed it and I liked the kids, even though I got ringworm on my arm that spring.

One day as I was waiting to leave to drive the van I was in the rest room doing what you do. I observed the stall door. I think it had springs on it because it would swing back and forth.

That’s where the idea for the next song came from: a bathroom stall door!

Let me share this song with you. Oh, Theophilus even sang this. I think it’s a great children’s song, but something everyone can enjoy.

Open All The Time Song Story

Open All the Time
Words & Music by Chuck Whetstone

Jesus doesn’t want you to be like a swinging door
He wants you open all the time
He was the key that fit your door
Now you’re not locked up anymore
Jesus wants you open all the time

Open up to His Spirit
Open up to His love
Open up to the blessings from above

He was the key that fit your door
Now you’re not locked up anymore
Jesus wants you open all the time


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