Wednesday, February 25, 2009

GREAT AND AWESOME GOD

Greg Day

Every breath I take is given to me from the Heavenly Father above
I am protected by His great big hands of abundant mercy and love
And every day I walk this way it is so plain to see
That the One who hung the moon and stars will surely take care of me.

He's a great and awesome God; His mighty love and mercy abound
He's a great and awesome God; no greater power on earth can be found
His love endures through all generations, calling to the lost to receive salvation
Upon His name we call; He's a great and awesome God.

My God can hold this great big world in the mighty palm of His hand
While the other hand is leading me as I walk through a barren land
His eyes can ponder the many wonders of the land, the sky, and the sea
While at the same time, his loving eyes are watching over you and me.

He's a great and awesome God; His mighty love and mercy abound
He's a great and awesome God; no greater power on earth can be found
His love endures through all generations, calling to the lost to receive salvation
Upon His name we call; He's a great and awesome God.



Sunday, February 22, 2009

HIS LIFE FOR MINE

Rebecca Peck

His heart was broken, mine was mended
He became sin, now I am clean.
The cross He carried bore my burden.
The nails that held Him set me free.

His life for mine, His life for mine
How could it ever be?
That He would die, God's Son would die
To save a wretch like me
What love divine, He gave his life for mine.

His scars of suffering brought me healing
He spilled his blood to fill my soul.
His crown of thorns made me royalty
His sorrow gave me joy untold

His life for mine, His life for mine
How could it ever be?
That He would die, God's Son would die
To save a wretch like me
What love divine, He gave his life for mine.

He was despised and rejected, stripped of his garments and oppressed
I am loved and accepted, and I wear a robe of righteousness

His life for mine, His life for mine
How could it ever be?
That He would die, God's Son would die
To save a wretch like me
What love divine, He gave his life for mine.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

THE GREAT I AM STILL IS

Phil Cross & Twila LaBar


Israel’s deliverer, divider of the sea
The conqueror of Jericho, Jehovah set them free
Some think of these as fables with no relevance today
But God’s past power never passed away


The Great I Am still is
The heaven’s and the earth are His
He’s the merciful all mighty, forever holy
In everything we must remember this
The Great I Am still is


To all the walking wounded ones who seek to make things right
To stranded souls in darkness who long to see the light
For those who tread a troubled road and feel they can’t go on
There is a promise we can stand upon


The Great I Am still is
The heaven’s and the earth are His
He’s the merciful all mighty, forever holy
In everything we must remember this
The Great I Am still is

I stand in every test
For the Great I Am still is
I could loose it all and still be blessed
Yes, the Great I Am still is
I’m a sinner saved by grace because
The Great I Am still is
O, but I’m not today what I once was
But the Great I Am still is


The Great I Am still is
The heaven’s and the earth are His
He’s the merciful all mighty, forever holy
In everything we must remember this
The Great I Am still is


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CLOUD NINE, HEADED FOR TEN

Mark Bishop

So many times I’ve wondered how it must have felt
To be alive in Jesus’ day.
To see the many miracles Jesus performed,
Like when the lame got up and walked away.

I wonder what ol’ Lazarus was thinking,
When Jesus called him out of the grave.
I couldn’t begin to imagine the thrill,
But maybe they heard him say,
“I feel more than okay.”


I’m like Elijah called up in the wind,
I’m ol’ Daniel walkin’ out of the lions den.
I ain’t felt this good since I don’t know when,
I’m on cloud nine, headed for ten.


I have been defeated by my worry and doubt,
Held captive by the pain and the hurt.
And when within myself I try to figure it out,
It only goes from bad to worse.


Down on my knees, I cry to the Lord,
And I begin to feel it inside,
How can I explain it when my heart overflows?
There are no words to describe,
Just what I feel like...



Friday, February 13, 2009

SHOUT TO THE LORD

Darlene Zschech

My Jesus, My Savior,
Lord, there is none like You;
All of my days
I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love.

My comfort, my shelter,
Tower of refuge and strength;
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth,
Let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King;
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name.
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,
Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

THE VOICE OF TRUTH

Casting Crowns

Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
You'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh, what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
Of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
You'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth


Monday, February 9, 2009

In Time, On Time, Every Time

Belinda Smith

Gather 'round, children, got a story to tell you 'bout a man who lived long ago.
Now he was a leper, and he needed a healing, but he didn't know where to go;
So the prophet told Namaan to go to chilly Jordan, and there old Namaan would find
That after seven times into the muddy water, God delivers right on time!

God was in time for the children of Israel to cross the mighty Red Sea.
He was on time when the walls of Jericho fell at Joshua's feet.
Every time I feel discouraged, I don't have to wonder where He'll be.
God's been in time, on time, every time for me!

Now there stands little David with a sling in his hand right before the giant so tall,
And it was unlikely then to all of those men that surely Goliath would fall.
When the three Hebrew boys wouldn't bow down to Baal, the king said they'd crossed the line,
So there were thrown in the flame, but then the Fourth Man came, and God delivered right on time!

God was in time for the children of Israel to cross the mighty Red Sea.
He was on time when the walls of Jericho fell at Joshua's feet.
Every time I feel discouraged, I don't have to wonder where He'll be.
God's been in time, on time, every time for me!

Friday, February 6, 2009

GOING ON WITH THE SONG

Rodney Griffin

Angry waters all around me
Storms trouble my soul
Waves crashing all around me
Threatening to sink my boat
But, I refuse to be discouraged
Gonna keep my eyes on the goal
All of Heaven is cheering me on
To go on with the song.

So I'm gonna go on with the song
'Cause it won't be very long
'Til I get to see the One who saved me
I'm gonna work for the Lord to receive my reward
'Cause I know there's a Heaven that awaits me
When I fall down and sin, gonna get up again
Got to finish the race set before me
Gonna smile as I press along
Going on with the song

One day I'll stand in His presence
On the other side
Face to face with Jesus
His arms will open wide
He'll say, "Child, you were faithful,
Even on the raging tide
When the storm grew dark and long
You went on with the song!"

So I'm gonna go on with the song
'Cause it won't be very long
'Til I get to see the one who saved me
I'm gonna work for the Lord to receive my reward
'Cause I know there's a Heaven that awaits me
When I fall down and sin, gonna get up again
Got to finish the race set before me
Gonna smile as I press along
Going on with the song


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GOD'S BEEN GOOD

Sue C. Smith & Belinda Smith

Lately I've been looking back along this winding road
To the old familiar markers of the mercies I have known
I know it may sound simple, but it's more than a cliche
There's no better way to tell you than to say:

God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times,
I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good.

Times replay, and I can see that I've cried some bitter tears
But I've felt His arms around me as I've faced my greatest fears
You see, I've had more gains than losses, and I've known more joy than hurt
As His grace rolled down upon me undeserved.

God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times,
I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good.

For God has been my Father, my Savior, and my Friend
His love was my beginning and His love will be my end.
I could spend forever trying to tell you everything He is,
But the best way I can say it is this:

God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times,
I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

WITH ME ALWAYS

Mark Bishop

A ray of light on the horizon
The dawning of a brand new day - at last tomorrow's here.
My heart is empty.
All tears have fallen.
I never felt as low as I did yesterday.
So last night I prayed...

I woke up this morning.
I felt the sunlight.
I rose to face the day with strength I never knew I had.
Somewhere within me a fire was burning.
And I realized that last night Jesus heard my prayer.
He was always there.

With me always.
With me always...
I am not alone.
No, I am not alone.
For He is with me always.
With me always.
Everywhere I go, it's a comfort to know
That He is here with me.

Though I wander through the desert
Or I'm lost out on the sea
It may seem I have no friends within a million miles of me.
But He is...

With me always.
With me always...
I am not alone.
No, I am not alone.
For He is with me always.
With me always.
Everywhere I go, it's a comfort to know
That He is here with me.