12 Songs

I'm writing and recording 12 songs over the next year to honor my dad. Donations will go to non-profits in his name.

The Project

My father, Paul Hainstock, passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2015. He was a great man and I'm thankful for the years I had with him. My dad was a kind and gentle person, who loved God, his church, his family and friends. He served many people during his lifetime. He always told me, 'Jon, I don't have a lot of time or money, but I have more time than money, and that's how I can serve God.'

I'm starting the 12 Songs project to honor my dad's legacy and share God's grace, mercy and love with you.

Each month, I will be sharing a song that will be available to download here. Any donations that are given will be given to non-profits in my dad's name. Here is a list of the non-profits that will be included:

My goal is to raise $5,000 and share the love of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible through the project.

You can join me on this mission by sharing this page with your friends and family. You can also follow along by signing up for email updates and get a new song every month.

You can donate to this project below. By donating, you will receive the 12-songs before they are available to anyone else and I will send you personalized updates about the campaign throughout the year.

Donation Progress

$4,080 of $5,000 raised

82%

1. "Going Home" April 2015

Mixed and mastered by Caleb Crockett (eTown Studios). Musicians: Elizabeth Fait (violin), Caleb Crockett (bass and piano).

Going Home Lyrics

I wish I could see their faces
When you walk through heaven’s doors
Welcoming you in with open arms

I wish you could stay here longer
There's a lot left here to do
Everyone you met could count on you

You're going home now
Where the pain will be no more
You're going home yeah
There you will be restored
And I'll see you up in heaven
We'll be singing (laughing, dancing) side by side
But it hurts to know its time to say goodbye

(Last time)
It's so hard to know its time to say goodbye

I wish you could be here with me
Through all the good and the bad
I thank the Lord for all those times we had

I wish I could keep you longer
But there's nothin' I can do
So I'm letting up and trusting God with you

Yeah, it's so hard to carry on
Oh, but before too long
I will be running back into your arms

2. "Somebody Like Me" May 2015

Mixed and mastered by Caleb Crockett (eTown Studios). Musicians: Caleb Crockett (bass, keys, guitars, and drums).

Somebody Like Me Lyrics

There’s a darkness inside me, that I can’t escape
Haunts me at night and keeps me awake
Like a sliver broken underneath my skin
Always digging deeper in

I believe that You paint each sunset
I believe that You calm the seas
What’s hard to believe is how You can love somebody like me

I believe that You walked on water
I believe that You rose from the grave
What’s hard to believe is why you would save somebody like me

There are secrets that I wish I could keep
But I know You see everything
I’ve got a past that I want to undo
And I’ll keep running back to You

You say it will be alright if I just stay by Your side
But I can’t sleep tonight, fighting this feeling inside

3. "Forever My Love" June 2015

Mixed and mastered by Caleb Crockett (eTown Studios). Musicians: Caleb Crockett (bass, piano, and drums).

Forever My Love Lyrics

You're the one, I will always stand beside
Thick and thin, a flood that never will subside

Sometimes I lose my way
But my heart is here to stay
Forever my love will remain with you

You're the sun when I'm feeling dark inside
You're the truth when I'm falling for a lie

You're my stay, when the waves push side to side
You're my shore, when I'm pulled away by tides

4. "King Jesus" July 2015

Mixed and mastered by Caleb Crockett (eTown Studios). Musicians: Jon Thorngate (bass, electric guitars).

King Jesus Lyrics

Savior, You died for us
You came to claim, Your victory at the cross

And Jesus Your love for us
Is greater than all our shame and sin

Oh the love that poured out
From the cross You gave Your life for us
And You are Holy
You are worthy God
You are King Jesus

Jesus, You came for us
While we were dead in sin, the life we once lived in
Savior You rescued us
Your blood pays for sin and cleanses us within

Your grace is greater than our sin

5. "Carry Me" August 2015

Mixed and mastered by Caleb Crockett (eTown Studios). Musicians: Jon Thorngate (electric guitars), Susannah Thorngate (vocals).

Carry Me Lyrics

Loving Father, You carry me oh
You carry me through the dark
Humble Savior, awaken me now
Awaken me to see your glory

And I belong to You, now I do
You have all of my heart
And I belong to You, now I do
You knew my name from the start
You called my name from the start

God of mercy, You comfort me oh
You comfort me in the dark
King of Glory, reign in me now
Come and wash away my worry

I am Yours Lord
You called my name
In the darkest night

Loving Father, You carry me oh
You carry me through the dark
King of Glory, reign in me now
Come and wash away my worry