Friday, July 30, 2010

CASTLES IN THE SAND

Mosie Lister

Like a child by the seashore
Building castles in the sand
Foolish dreams I have dreamed
Day by day
Leaving God out completely
Till the day my castles grand
Fell apart in the tide and swept away

Castles built upon the sand
Though they seem to be so grand
Will surely melt away
For in life’s raging storm they cannot stand
In the Rock of the Ages
All my hopes are built today
And in the Rock they will never pass away

In each life, storms will gather
Rains descend and wild winds blow
Wise the man who in God
Is anchored fast
Are you then like that wise man?
Are you anchored do you know?
You are safe till the storms of life are past

Castles built upon the sand
Though they seem to be so grand
Will surely melt away
For in life’s raging storm they cannot stand
In the Rock of the Ages
All my hopes are built today
And in the Rock they will never pass away


Thursday, July 29, 2010

KNOWING WHAT I KNOW ABOUT HEAVEN

Author Unknown

I bet the trumpets played and the angels sang
Every sweet refrain of Amazing Grace
And that Heaven's hands opened up the gate
And the children danced when they saw your face
As happy as they were to see you coming
I was just as sad to have to watch you go

Oh, but knowing what I know about heaven
Believing that you're all the way home
Knowing that you're somewhere better
Is all I need to let you go
I could hope that I could pray you back
But why on earth would I do that
When you're somewhere life and love never ends
Knowing what I know about heaven

Where every single voice makes a joyful noise
How sweet the sound when the saints rejoice
To every broken heart and every wounded soul
New life begins on streets of gold
Where every tear is raining here from my eyes
I know the sun is shining where you are

But knowing what I know about heaven
Believing that you're all the way home
Knowing that you're somewhere better
Is all I need to let you go
I could hope that I could pray you back
But why on earth would I do that
When you're somewhere life and love never ends
Knowing what I know about heaven


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WHEN KING JESUS COMES AGAIN

Maurice L. Delamont


All the armies of the world will one day gather
And they'll pass before the great reviewing stand
And they'll beat their swords and weapons onto plowshares
And the Prince of Peace shall give the last command


When King Jesus comes to live with us again
He will show His righteous love to every man
Wars and strife will all be passed
They'll be peace on earth at last
When King Jesus comes to live with us again

Unobscured the sun will drive away the shadows
At the dawning of that great eternal day
And they'll be no sound of crying in the ghettos
For all grief and pain and death shall pass away


When King Jesus comes to live with us again
He will show His righteous love to every man
Wars and strife will all be passed
They'll be peace on earth at last
When King Jesus comes to live with us again

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PEOPLE NEED THE LORD

Phillip J. McHugh & Gregory Allan Nelson

Everyday they pass me by,
I can see it in their eyes.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed who knows where?
On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.
Laughter hides their silent cries,
Only Jesus hears.

People need the Lord,
People need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams,
He's the open door.
People need the Lord,
People need the Lord.
When will we realize,
People need the Lord?

We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right.
What could be too great a cost
For sharing Life with one who's lost?
Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.
They must hear the Words of Life
Only we can share.

People need the Lord,
People need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams,
He's the open door.
People need the Lord,
People need the Lord.
When will we realize,
People need the Lord?


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ALL ALONG

Rebecca J. Peck & Mark Lanier

Time just drifts away as I look back on the years
Of memories of happiness and bitter tears
Through it all there is a common thread
That cannot be ignored
You were there
Teaching me to be your servant, Lord

All along Your hand has been guiding me
Shaping my life to be a beautiful song
All along You've led me through
Things that you knew would make me strong
Your love has been there all along

Every joy and pain had a reason of its own
And now I realize I was not alone
The changing seasons of my life
Were not left up to chance
Lord, I know You were working
To fulfill your plan

All along Your hand has been guiding me
Shaping my life to be a beautiful song
All along You've led me through
Things that you knew would make me strong
Your love has been there all along

Tomorrow when I turn around
And look back at today
I will understand Your purpose
And my thankful heart will say

All along Your hand has been guiding me
Shaping my life to be a beautiful song
All along You've led me through
Things that you knew would make me strong
Your love has been there all along



Friday, July 9, 2010

PRESS ON, IT WON'T BE VERY LONG

Theodore Sisk

THERE IS JOY IN MY SOUL,
SINCE JESUS TOOK CONTROL.
HE PLACED WITHIN MY HEART A HAPPY SONG.
THE JOY BELLS SWEETLY RING,
WHILE OF HIS LOVE I SING.
PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.

PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG, (NOT LONG)
UNTIL WE REACH THAT LAND OF SONG.
IN HEAVEN SOME SWEET DAY
I'M GOING THERE TO STAY.
PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.

HE FILLS MY WAY WITH CHEER,
WITH HIM I HAVE NO FEAR
HE GUIDES MY WEARY STEPS ALONG THE WAY.
I'M GLAD HE PROMISED ME
A MANSION FULL AND FREE
PRESS ON, IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.

PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG, (NOT LONG)
UNTIL WE REACH THAT LAND OF SONG.
IN HEAVEN SOME SWEET DAY
I'M GOING THERE TO STAY.
PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.

IN HEAVEN I AM TOLD
THE STREETS ARE MADE OF GOLD,
OH, WHAT A HAPPY PLACE TO CALL MY HOME.
UNITED THERE WILL BE,
WE'LL SHOUT THE VICTORY.
PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.

PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG, (NOT LONG)
UNTIL WE REACH THAT LAND OF SONG.
IN HEAVEN SOME SWEET DAY
I'M GOING THERE TO STAY.
PRESS ON IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

If We've Ever Needed You

John Mark Hall & Bernie Herms

Hear our cry, Lord, we pray
Our faces down, our hands are raised
You called us out, we turned away
We've turned away

With shipwrecked faith the idols rise
We do what is right in our own eyes
Our children now will pay the price
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light

If we've ever needed You
Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out, we're reaching out

All our hearts, all our strength
With all our minds, we're at Your feet
May Your kingdom come in our hearts and lives
Let Your church arise, let Your church arise

If we've ever needed You
Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out, we're reaching out
We're reaching out


Monday, July 5, 2010

UNDER GOD

Phil Johnson & Sue C. Smith


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 anytime 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 anytime or anywhere
Still our only hope and prayer is under God

Friday, July 2, 2010

WHAT WE NEEDED

Author Unknown

We have never seen all through history
That a man could save himself
Every work of man since the world began
Never kept one soul from hell
But God looked down in grace and love
And met our greatest need
By His own hand and His perfect plan
We are free, yes, free indeed

What we needed was a Savior, pure and sinless
Dying for the wrong we’d done
What we needed was a Holy Sacrifice
God’s only begotten Son
When the world all around was bound for hell
All earthly hope was lost
What we needed was the grace and mercy
God provided on a rugged cross

Many men have tried to be satisfied
By the things this world affords
They have placed their faith in another way
And rejected Christ our Lord
But the Father longs to reveal to them
What they needed all along
It is there to claim in Jesus’ name
At the cross, sin’s stain is gone

What we needed was a Savior, pure and sinless
Dying for the wrong we’d done
What we needed was a Holy Sacrifice
God’s only begotten Son
When the world all around was bound for hell
All earthly hope was lost
What we needed was the grace and mercy
God provided on a rugged cross



Thursday, July 1, 2010

CALL ON JESUS

Nicole C. Mullen

I'm so very ordinary
Nothing special on my own
Oh, and I have never walked on water
And I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I'm hiding away
From the madness around me
Like a child who's afraid of the dark

When I call on Jesus, all things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother, broken daughter
Widowed, widowed lover, you're not alone
If you're tired and scared
Of the madness around you
If you can't find the strength to carry on

When you call on Jesus, all things are possible
You can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When you call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue you when you

Call Him in the mornin', in the afternoon time
Late in the evenin', He'll be there
When your heart is broken and you feel discouraged
You can just remember that He said, He'll be there

When I call on Jesus, all things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call