Friday, November 30, 2012

LOVE AND GRACE

Author Unknown

The woman was surrounded by accusers
Every man was picking up a stone
Standing there in pride and pointing fingers
Claiming that her right to life was gone
Jesus made His way and knelt between them
Writing freedom’s message in the sand
When He reminded them there’s not a man without sin
You could see her start to smile again

Love and grace makes real the gospel message
Love and grace takes all the shame away
Love and grace breaks the heavy chains of bondage
Gives every heart a resting place
Love and grace sings a happy song of praises
Love and grace seems to brighten up the day
Love and grace brings us up to heavenly places
Just to know the debts been paid
And Heaven’s on the way
Makes the world a better place
Love and grace

Every day we represent the Master
With a chance to show His love within our hearts
By showing grace to a struggling brother
We give the one who fell another start
Knowing there is no one great among us
No one who should dare pick up a stone
If we’re gonna win this world to Jesus
It’ll be by love and grace alone

Love and grace makes real the gospel message
Love and grace takes all the shame away
Love and grace breaks the heavy chains of bondage
Gives every heart a resting place
Love and grace sings a happy song of praises
Love and grace seems to brighten up the day
Love and grace brings us up to heavenly places
Just to know the debts been paid
And Heaven’s on the way
Makes the world a better place
Love and grace

Thursday, November 29, 2012

UNFAILING LOVE

Jon Abel, Carl Richard Pierce, Don Chaffer and Jeff Lee Johnson  

You have my heart
And I am Yours forever
You are my strength
God of grace and power
And everything You hold in Your hand
Still You make time for me
I can't understand

Praise You,God of earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love
And You never change, God, You remain
The Holy One
My unfailing love
Unfailing love

You are my rock
The One I hold on to
You are my song
And I sing for You
And everything You hold in Your hand
Still You make time for me
I can't understand

Praise You, God of earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love
And You never change, God, You remain
The Holy One
My Unfailing love
Unfailing love

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HE'S EVERYTHING I NEED

Weary, down-trodden believer, I know the burden reliever,
He is the sinless Redeemer, He's my best friend;
I met Him on bended knee, He met me at Calvary,
Underneath that rugged tree, that's where I've been.

Now He dries every tear I cry, He answers when I ask "why",
He's every single little thing I need;
He is faithful down to the end, He's closer than a brother's been,
When I think about all He is, that's all I need.

Christian, don't give up trying; mountains were made for climbing,
The One who walks beside me will stand by you;
I've never known Him to fail, He's conquered both death and hell,
So do not doubt that He will prevail; I've seen what He can do.


Now He dries every tear I cry, He answers when I ask "why",
He's every single little thing I need;
He is faithful down to the end, He's closer than a brother's been,
When I think about all He is, that's all I need.

Monday, November 26, 2012

YES, I AM

Phil Cross

It is settled, I am certain in my heart and in my mind
I will pass the glory curtain, and I'll leave the world behind
I will stand with the immortal with a happy landing view
And I'll journey through the portals down the golden avenue

I'm gonna leave some glorious morning,
Yes I am, Yes I am
I'm gonna cross the chilly Jordan,
Yes I am, Yes I am
Though the water is deep and the river is wide
I'm gonna stand on the other side
I'm gonna live in the Heaven some day
Yes I am, Yes I am

I am waiting at the station listening closely for the call
I have made my reservations through the One who paid it all
Not by might, not by power, but in Christ and Christ alone
I'm leaving any moment; praise the Lord, I'm going home!

I'm gonna leave some glorious morning,
Yes I am, Yes I am
I'm gonna cross the chilly Jordan,
Yes I am, Yes I am
Though the water is deep and the river is wide
I'm gonna stand on the other side
I'm gonna live in the Heaven some day
Yes I am, Yes I am


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ONE HOLY LAMB

Phil Cross and Cindi Ballard

Atonement day, a shepherd cries.
Another spotless lamb must die.
Oh, how could just one sacrifice
Our God Jehovah satisfy?

Year after year, the blood would flow,
But none could wash me white as snow!
Salvation's day fulfilled the plan,
The promise came--One Holy Lamb.

One Holy Lamb washed my sin away!
One Sacrifice paid the price I could not pay.
One Holy Lamb, One Great I Am,
One seed of Abraham,
One Holy Lamb washed my sin away!

Atonement day, the Father cries,
The spotless Son of God must die!
One final death for every man.
One blood, one life, One Holy Lamb!

One Holy Lamb washed my sin away!
One Sacrifice paid the price I could not pay.
One Holy Lamb, One Great I Am,
One seed of Abraham,
One Holy Lamb washed my sin away!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HIS RESPONSE

Kyla Rowland

What a sinner was I
What a lost, hungry soul
But I approached Calvary to see
If the story I'd heard
Was true to God's Word
Could Jesus pardon a sinner like me?

His response was redemptive
His answer was love
Oh, how could I ever be sad?
Looking back to Mount Calvary
Looking back from where He brought me
His response was "Redeemed" and I'm glad.

Daily I go to God's throne room of grace
And there I petition my pleas
For forgiveness I cry,
And for needs I apply
And His answer amazes a beggar like me.

And soon I shall go to my Heavenly home
And there at the judgment I'll see
That it's not by my works
I have done here on earth
But He'll say I am welcomed
Because I'm redeemed

His response was redemptive
His answer was love
Oh, how could I ever be sad?
Looking back to Mount Calvary
Looking back from where He brought me
His response was "Redeemed" and I'm glad.




Monday, November 12, 2012

IF IT COULDN'T BE DONE

Beverly Lowry & Marty Funderburk

I told God I would go anywhere,
Except that one place way over there
Well, what do you suppose God told me to do
He said, "That's the very place I'm sending you to."
Then I thought of every reason that it wouldn't work out
And I named them one by one.
But He said, "There's nothing to it and
I wouldn't say do it if I knew it couldn't be done!"

He wouldn't say, "Do it" if it couldn't be done
He wouldn't say, "Win them" if they couldn't be won
So you might as well obey 'cause you know He wouldn't say
"Do it", if it couldn't be done.

How has God been talking to you?
Is there something that He's told you to do?
But you are paralyzed by worry and dread
You'll never know the blessing 'til you do what He said
Just remember God is able, and He'll make a way
And the battle will be won when you say. "There's nothing to it
And He wouldn't say do it if He knew it couldn't be done."

He wouldn't say, "Do it" if it couldn't be done
He wouldn't say, "Win them" if they couldn't be won
So you might as well obey 'cause you know He wouldn't say
"Do it", if it couldn't be done.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

WE ARE BROKEN

Allen Shamblin and Sonya Isaacs

I know you're hurting; your heart needs healing,
Let me dry your eyes; I know what you're feeling;
Like the sun will never shine again,
Like the pain inside will never end;
Sometimes it takes a little faith to mend.

 We are broken to become more beautiful,
Tried by fire to shine like gold;
We are shattered to free the diamonds in our souls,
We are broken to be whole.

 Love let you fall, now you're in pieces,
And your thoughts are scattered, what are the reasons?
Oh, but time will work as medicine,
And you'll find your wings to fly again;
Higher than you've ever been.

We are broken to become more beautiful,
Tried by fire to shine like gold;
We are shattered to free the diamonds in our souls,
We are broken to be whole.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BROKEN WORLD

Author Unknown

Jenny’s got more month than she’s got money
Works three jobs; she’s barely getting by
Bob got word his Mom's been told it's cancer
So many questions, and all of them ask why

We’re living in a broken world
And a broken world won’t give you any answers
Everything is upside down
Wrong is right and right is wrong
But not for long, no, not for long

This broken world is cradled by a Savior
And nothing here can take Him by surprise
Someday all this hurting will be over
And every tears been wiped away and dried
But for now, we’re living in a broken world
But not for long, no, not for long

Mama spends her wakin' hours prayin'
Her child's done gone left everything behind
Daddy’s getting tired; his faith is fadin'
You can’t get water from a well that’s runnin' dry

We’re living in a broken world
And a broken world won’t give you any answers
Everything is upside down
Wrong is right and right is wrong
But not for long, no, not for long

This broken world is cradled by a Savior
And nothing here can take Him by surprise
Someday all this hurting will be over
And every tears been wiped away and dried
But for now, we’re living in a broken world
But not for long, no, not for long

Thursday, November 1, 2012

HEAVEN CAN'T BE FAR AWAY

Author Unknown

This is the old ship of Zion,
And we're sailing toward that city.
I see the lights so faintly shining,
As we're moving toward the shore.
Sometimes I think I hearing singing,
As saints are greeting on that day.
It brings a thrill to my spirit,
For heaven can't be far away.

We can't be far from that city,
For I can see walls of jasper.
The gates of pearl are swinging open,
Leading to the streets of gold.
Saints of every land are shouting,
And Heaven's choir has started singing.
This old body is feeling sweet release,
Heaven can't be far away.

Oh, what a sight - what a reunion,
As precious loved ones are reunited.
I see my mother; there's my father,
They're rejoicing around the throne.
Now all the angels, they're crying, "Holy,"
As Gabriel's horn is about to play,
Oh, my steps are getting lighter,
For heaven can't be far away.

We can't be far from that city,
For I can see walls of jasper.
The gates of pearl are swinging open,
Leading to the streets of gold.
Saints of every land are shouting,
And Heaven's choir has started singing.
This old body is feeling sweet release,
Heaven can't be far away.