Friday, October 29, 2010

WONDERFUL PEACE

Warren Cornell & George Cooper

Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm
In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls
O'er my soul like an infinite calm

Peace, peace, wonderful peace
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace
Buried deep in the heart of my soul
So secure that no power can mine it away
While the years of eternity roll!

I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace
Resting sweetly in Jesus' control
For I'm kept from all danger by night and by day
And His glory is flooding my soul!

Peace, peace, wonderful peace
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

And I think when I rise to that city of peace
Where the Author of peace I shall see
That one strain of the song which the ransomed will sing
In that heavenly kingdom will be

Ah, soul! are you here without comfort and rest
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark
O accept of this sweet peace so sublime!

Peace, peace, wonderful peace
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

THE UNSEEN HAND

Albert Jackson Sims

There is an unseen hand to me
That leads through ways I can not see
While going through this world of woe
This hand still leads me as I go

I’m trusting to the unseen hand
That guides me through this weary land
And some sweet day I’ll reach that strand
Still guided by the unseen hand

This hand has led through shadows drear
And while it leads I have no fear
I know 'twill lead me to that home
Where sin nor sorrow e're can come
I’m trusting to the unseen hand
That guides me through this weary land
And some sweet day I’ll reach that strand
Still guided by the unseen hand
I long to see my Savior’s face
And sing the story I’ve been saved by grace
And there upon that golden strand
I’ll praise Him for His guiding hand

I’m trusting to the unseen hand
That guides me through this weary land
And some sweet day I’ll reach that strand
Still guided by the unseen hand


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TEARS ARE A LANGUAGE GOD UNDERSTANDS

Gordon Jensen

Often you’ve wondered why tears come into your eyes
And burdens seem to be much more than you can stand.
But God is standing near, He sees your falling tears.
Tears are a language God understands.

God sees the tears of a broken-hearted soul.
He sees your tears and hears them when they fall.
God weeps along with man and takes him by the hand
Tears are a language God understands.

When grief has left you low, it causes tears to flow.
When things have not turned out the way that you had planned.
But God won’t forget you, His promises are true.
Tears are a language God understands.

God sees the tears of a broken-hearted soul.
He sees your tears and hears them when they fall.
God weeps along with man and takes him by the hand
Tears are a language God understands.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Wes Tuttle

I believe that God is sovereign over all
And He alone is worthy of our praise
Father, Spirit, Son – the Holy Three in One
He reigns no matter what the world may say
Surely time has come for us to take a stand
To hold to our convictions without shame
Opposers to the faith abound on every hand
But the Gospel must be fearlessly proclaimed

I believe that Jesus is the Holy Son of God
He came to earth to live a perfect life
I believe He bled and died upon a cruel cross
And there He made the greatest sacrifice
I believe He rose again and that He lives today
And soon He’s coming back to earth again
More than just a creed; this is what I believe
Jesus is the only way
This is my Statement of Faith

I believe the Bible is the Word of God
Given to the world to show the way
No room for compromise
All its trustworthiness
Is here for us to follow and obey
There are absolutes that cannot be denied
And what is true forever shall remain
I made my choice to live for Christ the Crucified
The Living One who is the only way.

I believe that Jesus is the Holy Son of God
He came to earth to live a perfect life
I believe He bled and died upon a cruel cross
And there He made the greatest sacrifice
I believe He rose again and that He lives today
And soon He’s coming back to earth again
More than just a creed; this is what I believe
Jesus is the only way
This is my Statement of Faith

(Recitation)
I believe there is one true God and that Jesus Christ is His Holy Son. That He is the living Word and that by Him and through Him all things were made. I believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and brought the dead back to life.
I believe in the Cross that Jesus, God’s sacrificial Lamb, shedding His blood, was crucified as atonement for the sins of all the world and whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
I believe in the Resurrection - that on the third day He rose from the tomb conquering death, hell, and the grave, and today He sits at the right hand of the Father and that because He lives, we shall live also.
I believe in the Church, a harbor for souls where God is glorified, saints are edified, grace is multiplied, and mercy is magnified.
I believe in the Holy Spirit who lives within all who are saved by grace through faith. He is our Comforter, our Friend, our Guide.
And I believe that one day Jesus will come again to claim His own and prove once and for all that He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

I believe He rose again and that He lives today
And soon He’s coming back to earth again
More than just a creed; this is what I believe
Jesus is the only way
This is my Statement of Faith
This is my Statement of Faith

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

IN CHRIST ALONE

Brian Littrell

In Christ alone will I glory
Though I could pride myself in battles won
For I've been blessed beyond measure
And by His strength alone I overcome
Oh, I could stop and count successes
Like diamonds in my hands
But those trophies could not equal
To the grace by which I stand

In Christ alone I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory let it be said of me
My source of strength, my source of hope
Is Christ alone

In Christ alone will I glory
For only by His grace I am redeemed
And only His tender mercy
Could reach beyond my weakness to my need
And now I seek no greater honor
Than just to know Him more
And to count my gains
But losses to the glory of my Lord

In Christ alone I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of cross
In every victory, let it be said of me
My source of strength, my source of hope
Is Christ alone.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WE BELIEVE

Nathan DiGesare and Dan Scott

I believe in the Father who created all that is
And I believe the universe and all therein is His
As a loving Heavenly Father, He yearned to save us all
To lift us from the fall….I believe.

I believe in Jesus, the Father’s only Son
Existing uncreated before time had begun
A sacrifice for sin, He died then rose again
To ransom sinful men…I believe.

I believe in the Spirit who makes believers one
My heart is filled with His presence
The Comforter has come
The kingdom unfolds in His plan
Unhindered by quarrels of man
His church upheld by His hand…I believe.

Though the earth be removed
And time be no more
These truths are secure
God’s word shall endure
Whatever may change, these things are sure…
We believe.

So if the mountains are cast down into the plains
When kingdoms all crumble, this one remains
Our faith is not subject to seasons of man
With our fathers we proclaim
We believe our Lord will come as He said
The land and the sea will give up their dead
His children will reign with Him as their head
We believe.

We believe in the Father and all He has done
We believe in Jesus, his one and only Son
And we believe in the Spirit who makes believers one
We believe

Monday, October 11, 2010

GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

Civilla D. Martin

Be not dismayed whate'er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath his wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.

God will take care of you,
Through every day, o'er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.

No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.

God will take care of you,
Through every day, o'er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

Friday, October 8, 2010

LORD, DO IT AGAIN

Squire E. Parsons, Jr.

Oh, Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Friend of Moses and the Great I Am
The One who shut the door for Noah
On the ark so the water wouldn’t come in
The One who delivered from Egypt’s bondage
And led His children to the promised land
Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord,
Oh Lord, do it again.

As the fire fell down
When old Elijah was calling
In the wilderness when the bread from heaven came falling
I’ve even heard about what You did for Jonah
When he didn’t go where he should have been
Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord,
Oh, Lord, do it again

Oh Lord, You are the same great Jehovah
Protecting, shielding, guiding light
The one who made the donkey preach
To the preacher man when he didn’t preach right
The One who commanded the sun to stand still
For brother Joshua and his faithful men
Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord,
Oh, Lord do it again.

As the fire fell down
When old Elijah was calling
In the wilderness when the bread from heaven came falling
I’ve even heard about what You did for Jonah
When he didn’t go where he should have been
Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord,
Oh, Lord, do it again

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

STAND

Jim Brady

Some will say it’s foolish
Some that it’s absurd
But still we choose to build our lives
Upon God’s holy Word
We know It’s always perfect
We trust It in all things
It’s holy and It’s right
So whatever this life brings

We stand on what is timeless
We stand on what is true
We stand up unashamed
No matter what the world may do
We stand upon this Rock
Spoken by the Lord of all
And though other lives built on sand may fall
We stand

It may not be in fashion
It may not be in vogue
But when we look at empty lives
All around we know
We could live pursuing power
Thinking pleasure satisfies
God’s light cuts through the shadows
Revealing they’re just lies

We stand on what is timeless
We stand on what is true
We stand up unashamed
No matter what the world may do
We stand upon this Rock
Spoken by the Lord of all
And though other lives built on sand may fall
We stand

Let us trust His every word
Resisting every wrong
Let us read It and believe It
It’s our only hope for standing strong

We stand on what is timeless
We stand on what is true
We stand up unashamed
No matter what the world may do
We stand upon this Rock
Spoken by the Lord of all
And though other lives built on sand may fall
We stand


Monday, October 4, 2010

THE HAVEN OF REST

Henry Gilmour

My soul in sad exile was out on life’s sea,
So burdened with sin and distressed,
Till I heard a sweet voice, saying,
“Make Me your choice”;
And I entered the “Haven of Rest”!

I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy deep,
In Jesus I’m safe evermore.

I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
In faith taking hold of the Word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul;
The “Haven of Rest” is my Lord.

The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blessed,
Of Jesus, who’ll save whosoever will have
A home in the “Haven of Rest.”

I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy deep,
In Jesus I’m safe evermore.

How precious the thought that we all may recline,
Like John, the beloved so blessed,
On Jesus’ strong arm, where no tempest can harm,
Secure in the “Haven of Rest.”

O come to the Savior, He patiently waits
To save by His power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
And say, “My Beloved is mine.”

I’ve anchored my soul in the “Haven of Rest,”
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy deep,
In Jesus I’m safe evermore.




Friday, October 1, 2010

WHY NOT?

Pattie Hawkins

I always thought when He called,
I'd say, "Here am I, send me,"
But when I heard my name and saw the task,
"Choose someone else," I'd plea.
I'd give Him all the reasons
Why I wasn't qualified.
He'd say He's heard them all before,
Was that the best that I could find?
Then He would remind me that I was in His hand,
And He equips His children to carry out His plan.

He'd ask, "Why not when I've got everything you need?"
"It's not your strength, but mine, that supplies the victory."
When I've given Him all the excuses that I've got,
Then I turn and ask, "Why me, Lord?"
And He answers me, "Why not?"

It wasn't the great talent
Of the trumpeter that caused
The tumbling down on the seventh day
Of those mighty Jericho walls.
David wasn't famous
For his slingshot or his aim,
But he had a willing faithful heart,
And God's promise He did claim.
Jonah ran the other way
When God said, "Go tell."
But Ninevah didn't look that bad
From the belly of a whale.

He'd ask, "Why not when I've got everything you need?"
"It's not your strength, but mine, that supplies the victory."
When I've given Him all the excuses that I've got,
Then I turn and ask, "Why me, Lord?"
And He answers me, "Why not?"