Captain Peter Gott
I am a fully devoted disciple of Jesus. I currently live out my calling as an officer in the Australia Territory. I love most styles of music and I am a self-confessed music nerd. Prior to becoming an officer, I studied music at the Sydney Conservatorium and worked as a freelance musician in Sydney. I have extensive experience in working with worship teams and musical groups of all kinds. I love my family and I enjoy watching movies and sports, especially basketball (go Lakers!). I have a heart to see people connect with Jesus and live the best life they can.
Salvation for the World is a song about creating a unified rally cry for the Salvation Army. I wanted to write a song that tapped into our key values – having a heart for salvation, partnered with a desire for holiness (full salvation) and building unity, crying out for God to pour out the love of Jesus for the world.
When I was developing my songwriting, I had this idea that it would be cool to write my own psalms. I called the first one Psalm 1, which was confusing for people as it didn’t quite go with the first psalm from the book of Psalms in the Bible. Yet, the sentiment was to draw from themes, especially the praise and God-focused nature found in the Psalms. Your Kingdom Reigns became the second psalm I wrote. It is based upon Psalm 145 with a theme centered on the Kingdom of God. It is an anthem to unite people in worship of Jesus, our King. I wanted to convey something like a crowd crying out, “Long live the King!” to the King of all kings. I paired this with the words and sentiment from the Lord’s Prayer, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”