Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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 heavens 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 heavens 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 lose 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 heavens 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


Thursday, June 24, 2010

GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

George W. Sebren

LAYING UP MY TREASURES IN THAT HOME ABOVE
TRUSTING, FULLY TRUSTING IN THE SAVIOR'S LOVE
DOING WHAT I CAN FOR HEAVEN'S HOLY DOVE
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD
I'M GETTING READY FOR THE GATES OF PEARL
KEEPING MY RECORD BRIGHT
WATCHING BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

TRUSTING IN THE RICHES OF HIS SAVING GRACE
IN EACH EARTHLY TRIAL I HIS LOVE CAN TRACE
SURE THAT UP IN HEAVEN I SHALL FIND A PLACE
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD
I'M GETTING READY FOR THE GATES OF PEARL
KEEPING MY RECORD BRIGHT
WATCHING BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

TO PREPARE A MANSION JESUS SAID, "I'LL GO,
IF IT WERE NOT TRUE, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU SO"
JUST A LITTLE WHILE TO LINGER HERE BELOW
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD
I'M GETTING READY FOR THE GATES OF PEARL
KEEPING MY RECORD BRIGHT
WATCHING BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RESTORE MY SOUL

Ken Harrell

So stressed,no hope
Where do I go now?
Seems like all of life's tests
Take me further from You
It amazes me how You rescue me
From a world that moves so fast
So completely You receive me
Into your arms at last

With a single prayer
You restore my soul
When life's not fair
I know where to go
To renew my strength
To keep going on
No I'll never be alone
With a single prayer
You restore my soul

Lord, You give me strength
To know when I'm weak
And to see Your guiding hand
When I get down on my knees
Piece by piece
You make me whole again

With a single prayer
You restore my soul
When life's not fair
I know where to go
To renew my strength
To keep going on
No I'll never be alone
With a single prayer
You restore my soul


(I really like the words to this song, but all the recordings I could find were a little too "out there" for my taste. So, I decided to just go with the lyrics.)

Friday, June 18, 2010

HE'S STILL WORKING ON ME

Joel Hemphill

He's still working on me
To make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week
To make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth
And Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be,
He's still working on me.

There really ought to be
A sign upon the heart,
Don't judge her yet,
There's an unfinished part.
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

He's still working on me
To make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week
To make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth
And Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be,
He's still working on me.

In the mirror of His Word
Reflections that I see
Make me wonder why
He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am
And helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.

He's still working on me
To make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week
To make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth
And Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be,
He's still working on me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I WON'T LOOK AT THE LIONS

Rodney Griffin

As I go a walking on the journey
I often am tempted as I go
To focus my attention on the worry
When I should be looking at the One who's in control
That's when I open up the Bible
And see where the men of God turned their eyes
When they were overcome by tribulation
They just kept looking toward the prize

Daniel did not look at the lions
Stephen did not look at the stones
David did not look at Goliath
Though Goliath looked so big and strong
Moses did not look at the Red Sea
Noah did not look at the flood
Daniel did not look at the lions
When he put his trust in God

So when a roaring lion comes against you
Well, don't let him distract you as you run
Just keep your eyes upon the Savior
He will guide you safely 'til your work on earth is done
Well, remember all the heroes of the Bible
Were just common folks who took the time to pray
When our eyes are fixed upon the Father
We'll never have a need to turn away

Daniel did not look at the lions
Stephen did not look at the stones
David did not look at Goliath
Though Goliath looked so big and strong
Moses did not look at the Red Sea
Noah did not look at the flood
Daniel did not look at the lions
When he put his trust in God

I won't look at the lions,
No, I won't look at the stones
I won't look at Goliath
Though Goliath looks so big and strong
I won't look at the Red Sea
I won't look at the flood
I won't look a the lions
When I put my trust in God

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

LORD, I LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH

Rick Founds

Lord, I lift your name on high
Lord, I love to sing your praises
I'm so glad you're in my life
I'm so glad you came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord, I lift your name on high.



Friday, June 11, 2010

TRUST AND OBEY

John H. Sammis

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Click here for a beautiful instrumental piece of this song.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THE HEALER

Gerald Crabb

She pressed through the crowd so weak and so frail
So often she'd reached out but her efforts failed
With faith so persistent determined she must touch Jesus
Her friends said just give up for after twelve years
Of heartaches and failures, disappointments and fears
Accept your condition, with the multitude He will not see us

I can hear her rejoicing as she looks down the lane
She sees someone coming, and they're calling His name
Son of David, Messiah; she heard someone call Him the Healer
The crippled and lame were now leaping for joy
Those who were blind were beholding the Lord
Would this be the moment or would hindrances many conceal her?

Her heart beat so fast as He came into sight
Her emotions were filled with both joy and with fright
She let Him pass by but not out of reach
As she touched His garments He turned to speak

Someone's been healed today
A miracle passed your way
Who touched my clothes
You now are made whole
Step forward and claim
Your faith has pulled you through
Your healing has come to you
You can receive today right now in Jesus' name

Though Satan says give up, you're close to a miracle
Jesus is passing your way
God's still in business and does the impossible
Sending down blessings each day

You can be healed today
He'll let a miracle pass your way
Reach out touch his clothes
You can be made whole
Step forward and claim
Your faith will pull you through
Your healing will come to you
You can receive today right now in Jesus' name
The Healer is passing your way


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