Thursday, September 29, 2011

THE REDEEMER

  Dan Gartley; Mark Graalman; Matt Hammitt; Peter Prevost; Chris Rohman; Christopher Stevens

Sometimes I just want to start over,
'Cause everything looks like a wreck
And I need the courage to carry on,
'Cause I can't see what's ahead
And there are places I've wished I could be,
Bbattles I've wanted to win
Dreams that have slipped through my hands
I may never get back again

But I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things,
But I still believe in You
'Cause You can make anything new

Sometimes I just wish we could say
All the things that are easy to hear
Ignore the injustice we see
And explain every unanswered prayer
But I'd rather speak honestly
And wear a tattered heart on my sleeve
'Cause in the middle of my broken dreams,
Redemption is here

And I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things,
But I still believe in You
'Cause You are the answer, the redeemer

Oh, I've given up on too many things,
But I'm not giving up on You
'Cause You can make anything new
I don't have every answer in life
But I'm trusting You one day at a time
'Cause You can make a weak heart stay alive forever
 This is where Heaven and Earth collide
I lift my hands and give my life
This is how my weary heart stays alive

But I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things,
But I still believe in You
'Cause You can make anything new
 

Friday, September 23, 2011

HEALER OF YOUR HEART

 Author Unknown

Your broken, wounded heart is still your secret
The nights find you crying bitter tears
Sin's penalty; time will not erase it
You only want the pain to disappear

The Healer of your heart has compassion
The Healer of your heart knows your pain
Speak His name; He'll mend the shattered pieces
He's the only One who can make you whole again
You thought it was the end; He says, "It's just the start"
Jesus, the Healer of your heart.

His power breaks the chains that hold you captive
And in His name, there's victory at last
You can go on and live a life that's happy
No longer held a prisoner of the past

The Healer of your heart has compassion
The Healer of your heart knows your pain
Speak His name; He'll mend the shattered pieces
He's the only One who can make you whole again
You thought it was the end; He says, "It's just the start"
Jesus, the Healer of your heart.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

HOLD ME, LORD

 Stephanie Brown

Sometimes, I just bow my head and cry
And there are times I feel I'm on a mountain high
When Satan comes to me, and I feel so all alone
I know that You are with me to help me be strong.

Hold me, Lord, when the storms of life are raging
Keep me in the hollow of Your hand
Touch me, Lord, when the storm clouds roll into my life
Just hold me, Lord, and everything will be alright

Resting in Your arms I know I'm safe from all harm
And when I cannot stand, I hold Your nail-scarred hand
When Satan comes to tempt me with the world and all its charms
I don't have to worry because I'm resting in Your arms

Hold me, Lord, when the storms of life are raging
Keep me in the hollow of Your hand
Touch me, Lord, when the storm clouds roll into my life
Just hold me, Lord, and everything will be alright

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WISH YOU WERE HERE

 Michael C. Williams

I can just see them
Walking on the shores of heaven
Praising the lord
And watching the tide roll in
Friends that have gone on
Oh, how I miss you so
And somehow I know if you could
That you'd let me know

That you're doing fine
And it doesn't hurt anymore
Things couldn't be better
And heaven is worth waiting for
That you miss me too and til' then
You'll be praying for me
And I know if you could talk to me now
That here's what you'd say to me

Wish you were here
It's such a beautiful place
Wish you were here
Nothing but clear, sunny days
Well, it never rains
And no one complains
And we haven't seen a tear
We're having a great time
Wish you were here...

I can just see them
Walking on the shores together
They're talking with Jesus
Safe and secure in his love
Friends and loved ones
Walking in heavenly peace
And I know if they could
Talk to me now
That here's what they'd say to me

Wish you were here
It's such a beautiful place
Wish you were here
Nothing but clear, sunny days
Well, it never rains
And no one complains
And we haven't seen a tear
We're having a great time
Wish you were here...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blessed Assurance

Fanny Crosby

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Friday, September 16, 2011

GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES

Kim Moore

My life I give to You, O Lord.
Use me, I pray.
May I glorify Your precious name
In all I do and say.
Let me trust You in the valley dark
As well as in the light,
Knowing You will always lead me;
Your will is always right.

I know God makes no mistakes.
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that's leading me to home.
Tho' at times my heart would break,
There's a purpose in every change He makes:
That others would see my life and know
That God makes no mistakes.

And when some day in heav'n above
I see His dear face,
May I then be counted faithful
As a runner in this race.
But now I'm trusting in the Savior
To show me the way.
In His righteousness He guides me,
As I seek to please Him day by day.

I know God makes no mistakes.
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that's leading me to home.
Tho' at times my heart would break,
There's a purpose in every change He makes:
That others would see my life and know
That God makes no mistakes.



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MERCY CAME RUNNING

Dan Dean, Dave Clark, & Don Koch

Once there was a holy place,
Evidence of God's embrace,
And I can almost see Mercy's face
Pressed against the veil.
Looking down with longing eyes,
Mercy must have realized
That once His blood was sacrificed,
Freedom would prevail.
As the sky grew dark,
And the earth began to shake
With justice no longer in the way,

Mercy came running
Like a prisoner set free
Past all my failures
To the point of my need.
When the sin that I carried
Was all I could see,
And when I could not reach Mercy,
Mercy came running to me.

Once there was a broken heart,
Way too human from the start
And all the years left it torn apart,
Hopeless and afraid.
Walls I never meant to build
Left this prisoner unfulfilled.
Freedom called, but even still,
It seemed so far away.
I was bound by the chains
From the wages of my sin.
Just when I felt like giving in,

Mercy came running
Like a prisoner set free
Past all my failures
To the point of my need.
When the sin that I carried
Was all I could see,
And when I could not reach Mercy,
Mercy came running to me.

Sometimes I still feel so far,
So far from where I really should be.
He gently calls to my heart,
Just to remind me.

Mercy came running
Like a prisoner set free
Past all my failures
To the point of my need.
When the sin that I carried
Was all I could see,
And when I could not reach Mercy,
Mercy came running to me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BETTER THAN A HALLELUJAH

Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford 

God loves a lullaby
In a mothers tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.
God loves a drunkards cry;
The soldiers plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
The tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out,singing out.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

THE LIGHT IN ME

Daniel Muckala & Brandon Knell

My life before You
I was a flame burning down
I was burning out

But You knew me better
For You there was never a doubt
God, since You gave me life
Something was different, I knew it the instant
You put the light in me

The spark, the shot to the heart
You are the hope that leads me out of the dark
You let Your love shine down
So that the world could see
You put the light in me

The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me

You are the Maker; You tell the sun when to rise
I'm just a house on a hill
But You make me brighter than all the stars in the sky
Keep me from growing dim

'Cause in Your perfection, I'm just a reflection
So pull me closer to You
I catch like a fire and I'll hold You higher
'Cause You put the light in me

The spark, the shot to the heart
You are the hope that leads me out of the dark
You let Your love shine down
So that the world could see
You put the light in me

The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me
The light, you put the light in me

I'll raise it high, I'll let it show
From the rooftops down to the streets below
In day and night, You will be known
And all will see
You put the light in me

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

THERE IS HOPE

Mark Lowry & Bruce Collins
Sometimes we go through trials that are so hard to bear
We lift our face toward heaven, "God, are You really there?"
But I've asked that same question, and I've been down that road
Looking back, I now can tell You, He's always let me know

There is hope, so hold on, there is hope
God has sent me here to tell you, "There is hope"
And He knows just what you're going through
And what the future holds
As long as Jesus lives, there is hope

He was bruised for our transgressions and nailed upon a tree
He cried out to the Father, "Why have You forsaken me?"
But through this suffering Savior, He brought healing to our pain
And the One Who raised Him from the dead can restore us all again

There is hope, so hold on, there is hope
God has sent me here to tell you, "There is hope"
And He knows just what you're going through
And what the future holds
As long as Jesus lives, there is hope


He promised He would share our sorrows and bear our heavy load
This road that we are traveling will one day turn to gold

There is hope, so hold on, there is hope
God has sent me here to tell you, "There is hope"
And He knows just what you're going through
And what the future holds
As long as Jesus lives, there is hope