Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WHEREVER YOU ARE

Author Unknown

You are standing
At a crossroad
Wondering which road you should take
And you're dreading
The decision
And a possible mistake
But the will of God won't lead you
Where the grace of God can't keep you
You will never be out of His care
Remember that the Lord's already there

Wherever you are
Wherever you're going
God is right there beside you
Seeing and knowing
Wherever you go
He already knows
What lies ahead and what's behind
You'll always find He's never too far
From wherever you are

You are waiting
To hear thunder
And see lightening in the sky
Oh, but God can
Work His wonders
Through a still small voice inside
Just keep listening and learning
And continue on your journey
Following the One who is the way
He's the only road you need to take

Wherever you are
Wherever you're going
God is right there beside you
Seeing and knowing
Wherever you go
He already knows
What lies ahead and what's behind
You'll always find He's never too far
From wherever you are


Sunday, May 24, 2009

UNDER GOD

Sue C. Smith & Phil Johnson

Half a century ago
Two simple words
Declared a truth that’s planted in our hearts
And every time the flag is raised
We’ve been honored to repeat the phrase
So the world will know we are

Under God
America’s been blessed
Under God
Brought through every trial and test
We are sheltered by the mercy He chose to give
In privilege and abundance this nation lives
Under God
Freedom has survived
Under God
We need to recognize
We’re dependent on His goodness
Indebted to His care
Maybe more than any people
Any time or anywhere
Still our only hope and prayer
Is Under God

When we pledge allegiance now
It's under God
Those words have shaped the land that we hold dear
Some insist it's not allowed
To acknowledge that we need Him now
But It has never been so clear

Under God
America’s been blessed
Under God
Brought through every trial and test
We are sheltered by the mercy He chose to give
In privilege and abundance this nation lives
Under God
Freedom has survived
Under God
We need to recognize
We’re dependent on His goodness
Indebted to His care
Maybe more than any people
Any time or anywhere
Still our only hope and prayer
Is Under God


Friday, May 22, 2009

DYING TO KNOW ME

Phil Cross & Tony Hullender

Why did He go there?
Why did He stay there?
Why was innocence slain?
Why was He silent,
Forgiving the violent,
Surrendering praises for shame?

He was willing to sacrifice
Heaven to pay the price
Longing to set captives free
He was born to love me
Living to show me
He was dying, dying to know me

Why does He love me?
Why is He with me?
Why will He never depart?
Why does He choose me,
Bless me and use me?
Why does He reach for my heart?

He was willing to sacrifice
Heaven to pay the price
Longing to set captives free
He was born to love me
Living to show me
He was dying, dying to know me

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

ABOUT THE CROSS

Belinda Smith & Sue C. Smith

If I only had one song that I could sing you
One more story I could tell before I leave
If I only had one message I could bring you
There's no question it would be

About the cross
About the blood
About the place I found
God's mercy and love
And although it's bittersweet
Remembering the cost
There's something beautiful
About the cross

I could sing about the state of grace I live in
Or the peace and joy I have when times are tough
I could sing of all the blessings I've been given
But in the end my life is just

About the cross
About the blood
About the place I found
God's mercy and love
And although it's bittersweet
Remembering the cost
There's something beautiful
About the cross


Two thousand years ago
If I had watched Him die
I think I would have lost all hope
Demanded to know why
But now I know the cross means everything
And it's the greatest honor to sing


About the cross
About the blood
About the place I found
God's mercy and love
And although it's bittersweet
Remembering the cost
There's something beautiful
About the cross


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

JESUS CARES FOR YOU

Terry Franklin

He cares when darkness surrounds
He know the pain you bear
He promised He'd never forsake you
Or leave you
Trust Him, He'll always be there

Oh, He will do what He promised
Oh, He will do what He said
No matter what life has to offer
Jesus cares for you

He knows when your heart is breaking
He sees each tear you cry
He bore your burdens on Calvary's cross
Where He willingly gave up His life

Oh, He will do what He promised
Oh, He will do what He said
No matter what life has to offer
Jesus cares for you

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SOMEBODY TOUCHED THE LORD

Sandy Knight

My soul was sick and dying
Bound in sin and shame
Somebody called upon the Lord
And soon sweet redemption came
Somebody held me up to God
When I was feeling down
And I so glad somebody prayed
So I can sing it now

Somebody got another prayer through
Somebody touched the Lord
Somebody just touched heaven
For another need once more
Somebody prayed until the spirit came
Somebody called on Jesus name
Somebody knocked upon Heaven's door
Somebody touched the Lord

Now when I needed healing
And felt too low to pray
Somebody interceded
And soon my healing came
Now help me, Lord, to pray for those
Who stand in need of prayer
And let it be said, yes once more
Somebody touched the Lord

Somebody got another prayer through
Somebody touched the Lord
Somebody just touched heaven
For another need once more
Somebody prayed until the spirit came
Somebody called on Jesus name
Somebody knocked upon Heaven's door
Somebody touched the Lord


Monday, May 18, 2009

JUST PRAY

Rodney Griffin

I was discouraged when no answer came
See, I'd prayed for years, and I still saw no change
I was ready to give up on my wish coming true
But when I prayed that last time, His power broke through

And prayer is just as big as God is
Prayer is just as strong as God is strong
Prayer can reach as far as God can reach
Don't ever give up, just pray, just pray
Don't ever give up, just pray

We have been given a means to the throne
Of the One whose potential is yet to be known
There is no limit as to what God can do
So just keep on praying, He's listening to you

And prayer is just as big as God is
Prayer is just as strong as God is strong
Prayer can reach as far as God can reach
Don't ever give up, just pray, just pray
Don't ever give up, just pray

Sunday, May 17, 2009

RESCUE ME

Adam Crabb

Lord I'm sorry for all the times I've let You down.
And for the failure of my flesh that seems to keep me bound
Lord, I don't deserve Your mercy or Your Grace
Please take this pain and save me from this place

Rescue me, rescue me
Loose the chains from this prison, set me free
I need to feel Your presence once again.
I'm ashamed of the places I have been been
Please rescue me


I know its been a long time since we've spoken
And there were many times my family's hearts were broken
But Lord, here desperately, I'm calling out to You
Take away this pain and pull me through.

Rescue me, rescue me
Loose the chains from this prison, set me free
I need to feel Your presence once again.
I'm ashamed of the places I have been been
Please rescue me

Everyday is another fight.
I'm tired of all these sleepless nights
Lord, hear my cry.


Rescue me, rescue me
Loose the chains from this prison, set me free
I need to feel Your presence once again.
I'm ashamed of the places I have been been
Please rescue me


Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'M TOO NEAR HOME

Charles Wycuff

I've been traveling here in this life,
With it's heartaches troubles and strife;
Sometimes Satan tries to tell me to turn aside.
I say, "Satan, get thee behind,
No returning in me you'll find,
I'm too near my heavenly home where I'll abide".

I'm too near home with my Lord,
Too near home and heaven's reward,
I am not returning to sin, I've made my vow.
There's nothing to go back to,
Oh Praise the Lord, sweet heaven's in view.
I'm too near my heavenly home to turn back now.

There is joy in going this way,

It gets sweeter everyday.
My dear Lord is leading the way to realms above.
He'll be with me until the end;
Be my Savior, Guide and my Friend;
I'll arrive in heaven my home of perfect love.

I'm too near home with my Lord,
Too near home and heaven's reward,
I am not returning to sin, I've made my vow.
There's nothing to go back to,
Oh Praise the Lord, sweet heaven's in view.
I'm too near my heavenly home to turn back now.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'VE BEEN CHANGED

Jeff Steele & Earl Galloway


I heard the church bells chime, it was meeting time
On a Sunday morning in spring
I took my place on the pew, we all settled in,
Then the preaching began
It was a sermon of grace, how past sins are erased,
Because of Supreme Sacrifice
I stood to my feet, made my way to the altar,
Jesus had changed my life


I've been changed, I've been changed
I've been forgiven, nothing's the same
All of my past has been erased,
Nothing ahead but amazing grace
That might explain the look on my face
I've been changed

Now it's been ten years, and I'm still right here
With my voice lifted in praise
I have no regret since the day that I knelt
And the Savior I claimed
See I was ruined by sin, stained and guilty within,
I could no longer live with my pain
But with one drop of mercy,
I walked from sin's prison Shouting "Oh yes, I've been changed!"

I've been changed, I've been changed
I've been forgiven, nothing's the same
All of my past has been erased,
Nothing ahead but amazing grace
That might explain the look on my face I've been changed





Wednesday, May 13, 2009

GOING HOME

Author Unknown

Many times in my childhood we traveled so far
By nightfall how weary I’d grown
Those arms would slip around me and he’d gently say,
“My child, we are going home!”

Going home! I’m going home!
There is nothing that can hold me here!
Well, I’ve caught a glimpse of that heavenly land
Praise God! I am going home!

Now the twilight is fading and day soon shall end
I get homesick the farther I roam
But the Father has led me each step of the way
And now He’ll lead me home!

Going home! I’m going home!
There is nothing that can hold me here
You see, I’ve caught a glimpse of that heavenly land
Praise God! I am going home!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WON'T IT BE WONDERFUL THERE

James Rowe

When with the Savior we enter the glory land
Won't it be wonderful there
Ended the troubles and cares of the story land
Won't it be wonderful there

Won't it be wonderful there
Having no burdens to bear
Joyously singing, with heartbells all ringing
Won't it be wonderful there

Walking and talking with Christ, the Supernal One
Won't it be wonderful there
Praising, adoring the Matchless Eternal One
Won't it be wonderful there

Won't it be wonderful there
Having no burdens to bear
Joyously singing, with heartbells all ringing
Won't it be wonderful there?

There where the tempest will never be sweeping us
Won't it be wonderful there
Sure that forever the Lord will be keeping us
Won't it be wonderful there

Won't it be wonderful there
Having no burdens to bear
Joyously singing, with heartbells all ringing
Oh, won't it be wonderful there?...


Sunday, May 10, 2009

MY MOTHER'S BIBLE

M.B. Williams

There’s a dear and precious Book,
Though it’s worn and faded now,
Which recalls those happy days of long ago,
When I stood at mother’s knee,
With her hand upon my brow,
And I heard her voice in gentle tones and low.

Blessed Book, precious Book,
On thy dear old tear stained leaves I love to look;
Thou art sweeter day by day, as I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright home above.

As she read the stories o’er
Of those mighty men of old,
Of Joseph and of Daniel and their trials,
Of little David bold,
Who became a king at last,
Of Satan and his many wicked wiles.

Blessed Book, precious Book,
On thy dear old tear stained leaves I love to look;
Thou art sweeter day by day, as I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright home above.

Then she read of Jesus’ love,
As He blessed the children dear,
How He suffered, bled and died upon the tree;
Of His heavy load of care,
Then she dried my flowing tears
With her kisses as she said it was for me.

Blessed Book, precious Book,
On thy dear old tear stained leaves I love to look;
Thou art sweeter day by day, as I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright home above.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

WELCOME TO HEAVEN

Author Unknown


Lately I’ve been yearnin' for home
But my heart is already gone
With each step I take I feel one step away
From walking through the pearly gate
Soon he’ll call he’ll call announcing my entrance
And I’ll go without a delay
For I long just to bow in his presence
And to here my Redeemer say


Welcome to heaven, my child
Welcome to heaven, my child
You have run the race, you have kept the faith
Welcome to heaven my child


Golden streets, jasper walls, mansions bright
The crystal rivers will sparkle with light
Heaven's beauty we will share but they’ll never compare
To the moment He welcomes me there
Glory's angels will all step aside
When he greets me with His arms open wide
He’ll step down from his thrown
Just for me, for me alone
Face to face He will welcome me home


Welcome to heaven, my child
Welcome to heaven, my child
You have run the race, you have kept the faith
Welcome to heaven my child


Sunday, May 3, 2009

IN HIS TIME

Diane Ball

In His time, in His time
He makes all things beautiful in His time
Lord, please show me every day
As you're teaching me Your way,
That you do just what You say
In You time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time
Lord, my life to You I bring;
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing
In Your time.


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Friday, May 1, 2009

PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOR

Fanny Crosby

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition;
Help my unbelief.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heav'n but Thee?