Monday, July 30, 2012

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey

It's for the sinner, it's for the saint
It's for redeeming human stains
The darkest sins of fallen lost
Were claimed for good on Calvary's cross

The cross of Christ; I shall rejoice
There on that tree, grace raised its voice
My debt was paid in sacrifice by blood that stained
The cross of Christ

We were unworthy, sentenced to death
But grace has granted mercy's breath
Into our souls we've breathed it in
And found forgiveness for our sin

The cross of Christ; I shall rejoice
There on that tree, grace raised its voice
My debt was paid in sacrifice by blood that stained
The cross of Christ


Friday, July 27, 2012

IT'LL BE WORTH IT AFTER ALL

Author Unknown

We need them spirit-filled preachers
To teach us right from wrong.
We need our old-fashion seekers
Who'll pray all night long.
We need some good gospel singing
To help us go another mile.
His church will triumph
And go home in a little while.

It'll be worth it after all, child
It'll be worth it after all.
After all of these trials,
Well hear Jesus call.
It'll be worth it after all.
After all of this climbing,
It'll be worth it after all.

When you're down in that ole valley,
Prayer is all I can offer you.
When our Lord sends deliverance and
He strengthens you.
When you get up on God's mountain
And look behind you
And see me struggling
trying to make it alone,
Just lift my name up to Jesus .
Let's help each other make it home.

It'll be worth it after all, child
It'll be worth it after all.
After all of these trials,
Well hear Jesus call.
It'll be worth it after all.
After all of this climbing,
It'll be worth it after all.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS

Jesus, Friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name
But the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, Friend of sinners the truth's become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You
But they're tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up
I'm so double minded
A plank-eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours 

Jesus friend of sinners the one who's writing in the sand
Make the righteous turn away
And the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember we are all the least of thieves
Let the memory of Your mercy bring your people to their knees
Nobody knows what we're for only what we're against
When we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs, crossed over the lines
And love like You did

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours  

You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they're the reason that You came
Lord, I was that lost cause, and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

'Cause You are good, You are good
And Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good
And Your love endures forever

Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world
At the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'VE GOT THAT OLD TIME RELIGION

 Hurdist Milsap

I'm glad Jesus came, glory to His name.
Oh what a Friend is He
He so freely gave His own life to save,
From bonds of sin set free.

I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside
I've got a new kind of feeling in my heart
True joy abides
Nobody knows what it means to me
Nobody knows but my Lord and me
I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside

What a joy to know One who loves us so
He is so kind and true
He has changed my life from all sin and strife
He'll do the same for you.

I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside
I've got a new kind of feeling in my heart
True joy abides
Nobody knows what it means to me
Nobody knows but my Lord and me
I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside

Sinners, won't you now humbly to Him bow
Just let the Lord come in
You'll find perfect peace; joy will never cease
You shall the life crown win.

I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside
I've got a new kind of feeling in my heart
True joy abides
Nobody knows what it means to me
Nobody knows but my Lord and me
I've got that old time religion in my heart
Way down inside


Friday, July 20, 2012

HE SAW IT ALL

Author Unknown

I was working in town one afternoon
Attending some business affairs
I heard a commotion a couple streets over
And wondered, “What’s happenin’ there”
A young man was running from in that direction
And stopped just to catch his breath
I asked him to please tell me what was the hurry
He smiled up at me and he said.

I was trying to catch the crippled man
Did he run past this way?
He was rushing home to tell everyone
What Jesus did today
And the mute man was telling myself and the deaf girl
He’s leaving to answer God’s call
It’s hard to believe but if you don’t trust me
Ask the blind man, he saw it all
Ask the blind man, he saw it all

My friend if the troubles and burdens you carry
Are heavy and dragging you down
And you’ve tried everything you can possibly think of
But there’s no relief to be found
That very same Jesus that altered the future
Of the blind man, the deaf, and the lame
Is still reaching out in your hour of trouble
One touch and you’re never the same.

You'll be trying to catch the crippled man
Did he run past this way?
He was rushing home to tell everyone
What Jesus did today
And the mute man was telling myself and the deaf girl
He’s leaving to answer God’s call
It’s hard to believe but if you don’t trust me
Ask the blind man, he saw it all
Ask the blind man, he saw it all


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BOUNDLESS LOVE

Dianne Wilkenson

There is not a mother,
Sister, friend, or brother
Loves the way that Jesus can
He proved His love for me
When He died on Calvary
He gave His life for fallen man

His love (His love)
Is a boundless love
And it reaches down and touches me
His love (His love)
Is an endless love
That will last for all eternity

Jesus wants to love you,
There is none above you
You are precious in His sight
He will never fail you
When the doubts assail you
He'll be with you day and night

His love (His love)
Is a boundless love
And it reaches down and touches me
His love (His love)
Is an endless love
That will last for all eternity


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WHO AM I?

Mark Hall

Who am I?
That the Lord of all the earth,
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I?
That the bright and morning star,
Would choose to light the way,
For my ever wandering heart.

Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.

Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again.
Who am I?
That the voice that calmed the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.

Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.

Monday, July 16, 2012

JESUS HOLDS YOUR HAND

David Ponder, Michael Sykes, Suzanne Jennings

God allows the darkness to heal up the mind,
Death stood at my doorstep,
Fear had left me blind;
I couldn't see my future,
'Cause night was everywhere,
I called unto the heavens,
"Is anybody there?"

Suddenly I felt it, warmth just like the sun,
Moving through my fingers,
The healing had begun;
Oh, the loving hand of Jesus
Was holding on to me,
I learned the priceless lesson
That He taught me tenderly.

Oh, Jesus holds your hand,
He takes you through the valleys
Into His promised land;
I'm living proof that Jesus cares,
He made me understand,
That life is here today
And gone tomorrow,
But Jesus holds your hand.

 If you're in the middle
Of danger dark and deep,
The clouds on your horizon
Make you want to weep;
Oh, without His cast of shadow
And all you know is true,
Risk your heart to Jesus
'Cause He is holding you.

Oh, Jesus holds your hand,
He takes you through the valleys
Into His promised land;
I'm living proof that Jesus cares,
He made me understand,
That life is here today and gone tomorrow:
But Jesus holds your hand.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I STILL NEED HIM

Mark Bishop


There’s a whisper in the autumn breeze and I can hear it say
I still need Him; I still need Him
It’s a voice that lives inside my heart, reminds me everyday
I still need Him; I still need Him


When I’m standing on the mountain, even then I realize
I still need Him; I still need Him
I may be smiling on the outside, oh but look into my eyes
I still need Him; I still need Him


Thank you Lord for saving me, and for the cross at Calvary
A sacrifice for everyone to see
In agony with every breath, yet even on the verge of death
I needed Jesus more than He needed me
When I think about my journey, and the miles still yet to go
I still need Him yes I still need Him

There are good days and there are bad days, oh but every day I find
I still need Him; I still need Him
I may not be like the lame man, may not be like the blind, but
I still need Him; I still need Him

When I’m high upon the mountain, or in the valley low
I still need Him; I still need Him
I don’t know what waits around the bend, but I know he’s in control
I still need Him; I still need Him

Thank you Lord for saving me, and for the cross at Calvary
A sacrifice for everyone to see
In agony with every breath, yet even on the verge of death
I needed Jesus more than He needed me
When I think about my journey, and the miles still yet to go
I still need Him; I still need Him


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MY COUNSELOR, MY SAVIOR, AND MY FRIEND

Dana Rongione

Sometimes my strength is almost gone
And I feel I can't keep pressing on
That is when I cry, "Lord, I can't win this fight."
He says, "Child, you are not alone."

My God - He's always there
My God - He hears my prayer
He gives me joy down deep within
My God - He knows my name
My God - Always the same
My Counselor, my Savior, and my Friend

Jesus, oh how I love you so
But many times I fail you, this I know
Yet even when I fall, and troubles seem so tall
Your grace and peace and mercy overflow

My God - He's always there
My God - He hears my prayer
He gives me joy down deep within
My God - He knows my name
My God - Always the same
My Counselor, my Savior, and my Friend

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Monday, July 9, 2012

OH, SAY BUT I'M GLAD

Rev. James P. Sullivan

There is a song in my heart today
Something that I never had;
Jesus has taken my sins away
Oh, say but I'm glad

Oh, say but I'm glad, I'm glad
Oh, say but I'm glad
Jesus has come and my cup's over run
Oh, say but I'm glad

Wonderful, marvelous love He brings
Into a heart that's sad;
Thro' darkest tunnels my soul just sings,
Oh, say but I'm glad

Oh, say but I'm glad, I'm glad
Oh, say but I'm glad
Jesus has come and my cup's over run
Oh, say but I'm glad

We have a fellowship rich and sweet
Tongue can ne'er relate
Living in Him is a blessed treat
Oh, say but I'm glad

Oh, say but I'm glad, I'm glad
Oh, say but I'm glad
Jesus has come and my cup's over run
Oh, say but I'm glad

Won't you come to Him with all your care
Weary and worn and sad
You, too, will sing as His love you share
Oh, say but I'm glad

Oh, say but I'm glad, I'm glad
Oh, say but I'm glad
Jesus has come and my cup's over run
Oh, say but I'm glad


Friday, July 6, 2012

THE GIFT OF SALVATION

 Rodney Griffin

I've received the gift of salvation
Now I see my purpose for livin'
Very soon I'll leave, and I'll be going to Heaven
I've received the gift, and the King is living in me.

No special gift of wealth or talent could I bring
A simple sinner man was I
So when I got my invitation from the Kind
I cried, "Lord, do not pass me by."

I've received the gift of salvation
Now I see my purpose for livin'
Very soon I'll leave, and I'll be going to Heaven
I've received the gift, and the King is living in me.

No way for me to earn the favor of the King
He is so holy and divine
But when He sees me through the blood He shed for me
A pure and righteous man am I

I've received the gift of salvation
Now I see my purpose for livin'
Very soon I'll leave, and I'll be going to Heaven
I've received the gift, and the King is living in me.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I'LL TRUST THE POTTER'S HANDS

Sandy Blythe

Here on the potter's wheel,
I find myself once more,
My faults and frailties
Bring me here just like before,
With strong and loving hands
The pressure is applied,
Oft times I tremble as
He puts me thru the fire

I'll trust the potter's hands,
He knows what's best for me,
He has a perfect plan
These human eyes can't see,
He's the potter; I'm the clay,
He knows just how much I can take,
When I face the fire again
I'll trust the potter's hands

His hands work deep inside
And He makes no mistakes,
Though it seems I'll crumble down
And I can hardly stand the pain,
But into His own design,
 He is molding me I know,
Though my world spins all around
The potter's in control

I'll trust the potter's hands,
He knows what's best for me,
He has a perfect plan
These human eyes can't see,
He's the potter; I'm the clay,
He knows just how much I can take,
When I face the fire again
I'll trust the potter's hands

Monday, July 2, 2012

PASSIN' THE FAITH ALONG

Passin’ the faith along to my brother;
Passin’ the faith along
Helpin’ to build the faith of another,
Passin’ the faith along
Sharin’ the word of hope with my brother,
Helpin’ to make him strong
Passin’ the faith along to my brother,
Passin’ the faith along

The runner of the relay
Finds in his baton
The purpose for the runnin’
And strength to carry on
We hold within our grasp
The faith that makes us strong
Like a relay runner, we seek to pass it on



Passin’ the faith along to my brother;
Passin’ the faith along
Helpin’ to build the faith of another,
Passin’ the faith along
Sharin’ the word of hope with my brother,
Helpin’ to make him strong
Passin’ the faith along to my brother,
Passin’ the faith along

Countless generations
Of saints have come and gone
The spark ignites as an ember fades
And the faith continues on
The challenge to the young
And assurance for the old
The flame burns ever brighter
Each time the story’s told

Passin’ the faith along to my brother;
Passin’ the faith along
Helpin’ to build the faith of another,
Passin’ the faith along
Sharin’ the word of hope with my brother,
Helpin’ to make him strong
Passin’ the faith along to my brother,
Passin’ the faith along