Thursday, January 31, 2013

WHO YOU ARE

Author Unknown

I know that look you're giving,
Like you've got something to prove
'Cause I have walked for miles and miles
In that same pair of shoes
You refuse forgiveness
Like it's something to be earned
Sometimes pain's the only way that we can learn

You can never fall too hard,
So fast, so far
That you can't get back
When you're lost
Where you are is never too late,
So bad, so much
That you can't change
Who you are, ooo-oooh
You can change who you are, ooo-oooh

You believe in freedom,
But you don't know how to choose
You gotta step out of your feelings
That you're so afraid to lose
And everyday you put your feet on the floor,
You gotta walk through the door
It's never gonna be easy
But it's all worth fighting for

You can never fall too hard,
So fast, so far
That you can't get back
When you're lost
Where you are is never too late,
So bad, so much
That you can't change
Who you are, ooo-oooh
You can change who you are, ooo-oooh

So let the ashes fall wherever they land
Come back from wherever you've been
To the foot of the cross
To the feet of Jesus,
The feet of Jesus

You can never fall too hard,
So fast, so far
That you can't get back
When you're lost
Where you are is never too late,
So bad, so much
That you can't change
At the foot of the cross
You can change, yeah
Who you are, at the foot of the cross
You can change, yeah
(Who you are)
You can change who you are, ooo-oooh
You can change, ooo-oooh 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

FORGIVENESS

Ed Miller and Toni Jolene Clay

For sin that made my Savior bleed,
I hang my head in shame;
Yet for the cleansing that I need,
That precious blood I claim.

The stripes by which my Savior bled
Bring healing, this I know;
The blood that stained His garments red
Wash mine as white as snow,
Wash mine as white as snow.

The harvest of the sin I'd sown,
He reaped at Calvary;
Then sowed a field of His own,
And willed it all to me.

The stripes by which my Savior bled
Bring healing, this I know;
The blood that stained His garments red
Wash mine as white as snow,
Wash mine as white as snow.

The sun could sooner cease to shine,
Keep to itself its rays;
Than can this thankful heart of mine
From bursting forth in praise.

The stripes by which my Savior bled
Bring healing, this I know;
The blood that stained His garments red
Wash mine as white as snow,
Wash mine as white as snow.

Monday, January 28, 2013

JESUS IS A QUIET PLACE FOR ME

Mark Bishop

All around I hear the noise
Of a world competing for my attention.
I listen hard for some truth that I can hold.
Seems every promise that the world has made
Leads to eventual disappointment.
There isn't much that glitters here that's gold.

And soon we've heard it all.
We grow callous and indifferent.
Someone's always trying to sell you something new.
All of the hustle and the bustle,
Sometimes it seems there's no escaping.
But I can call on Jesus...and when I do... it seems that...

Jesus is a quiet place for me.
A friendly face, a warm embrace for me.
The years go by and always I
Can find him on my knees.
For Jesus is a quiet place for me.
Yes, Jesus is a quiet place for me.

In the cities and the small towns,
Across the plains and mountains,
All around the world they're searching for some way
To relieve that empty feeling
And to find out life’s true meaning.
For I was searching too until that day...I prayed... and now...

Jesus is a quiet place for me.
A friendly face, a warm embrace for me.
The years go by and always I
Can find him on my knees.
For Jesus is a quiet place for me.
Yes, Jesus is a quiet place for me.



Monday, January 21, 2013

LIFT HIGH THE LORD, OUR BANNER

Macon Delavan

Lift high the Lord, our Banner
Lift high the Lord, Jesus King
Lift high the Lord, our Banner
Lift high your praise to Him sing
For He is wonderful
For he reigns on high
For He is marvelous
The Lord draweth nigh

Lift high the Lord, our Banner
Lift high the Lord, Jesus King
Lift high the Lord, our Banner
Lift high your praise to Him sing
For He is wonderful
For he reigns on high
For He is marvelous
The Lord draweth nigh

Lift up your heads
To the coming King
Bow before Him and adore Him,
Sing
To His majesty
Let your praises be
Pure and holy, giving glory
To the King of Kings

Praise the King of Kings
Lift high the Lord our Banner


Friday, January 18, 2013

THE LOVE OF GOD

The love of God has been extended
To a fallen race,
Through Christ, the Savior of all men,
There's hope in saving grace

The love of God is greater far
Than gold or silver ever could afford,
It reaches past the highest star
And covers all the world!

Its power is eternal..eternal,
Its glory is supernal..supernal!
When all this earth shall pass away,
There'll always be the love of God!

It goes beneath the deepest stain
That sin could ever leave,
Redeeming souls to live again,
Who will on Christ believe .. will believe!

Oh, the love of God is greater far,
Than gold or silver, ever could afford,
It reaches past the highest star,
And covers all the world!

His power is eternal...eternal!
His glory is supernal...supernal!
When all this earth shall pass away,
There'll always be, the love Of God...precious love of God!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LABOR OF LOVE

Andrew Peterson

It was not a silent night,
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyway that night
On the streets of David's town
And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace with tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain,
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph by her side,
Callused hands and weary eyes
No midwives to be found
On the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night
So he held her and he prayed,
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb,
He was the Maker of the moon
He was the Author of the Faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain,
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HIDE AND SEEK

UP AGAINST THE WALL IS WHERE
I FIND MYSELF TODAY
THOUGH I BROUGHT IT ON MYSELF THIS TIME
GOD HEARS ME ANYWAY
EVEN WHEN I FEEL AS IF
I MAY NOT MAKE IT THROUGH
HIS SPIRIT GENTLY CALLS TO ME
 I KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO

HIDE IN THE SAFETY OF
MY SECRET PLACE TONIGHT
SEEK THE FATHER'S WILL FOR HIS
 DIRECTION IN MY LIFE
STEAL AWAY, KNEEL AND PRAY
TRUSTING IN THE LORD
HIDE AND SEEK IS NOT JUST A GAME
FOR CHILDREN ANYMORE

IF YOU HAVE A BURDEN THAT
YOU CANNOT BEAR ALONE
IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN LEFT
TO MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN
EVEN WHEN YOU'VE TRIED AND FAILED
AND IT SEEMS THERE'S JUST NO WAY
YOU'LL FIND THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON
WHEN YOU FIND THE TIME TO PRAY

HIDE IN THE SAFETY OF
 MY SECRET PLACE TONIGHT
SEEK THE FATHER'S WILL FOR HIS
DIRECTION IN MY LIFE
STEAL AWAY, KNEEL AND PRAY
TRUSTING IN THE LORD
HIDE AND SEEK IS NOT JUST A GAME
 FOR CHILDREN ANYMORE

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

INDESCRIBABLE

 Laura Story and Jesse Reeves

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God 

Monday, January 14, 2013

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING

Author Unknown

We gotta stop listening to all the bad news,
The gossip, the economy--come on, we've gotta choose
To trust in the One who knows the way.
No more focused on the things that bring us down
Trust in the answers and the hope that can be found
'Cause good things are happening today.

Good things are happening
I don't have to worry 'bout anything
'Cause God's sending blessings down my way
I can lift my head up high
'Cause He has promised He will provide
Good things are happening today

When clouds are growing dark and the thunder starts to roll
We'll never have to wonder if the Lord is in control
You see, there can be favor in the rain
Even though we doubt and the outlook is grim
We can say with confidence in Him that
Good things are happening today.

Good things are happening
I don't have to worry 'bout anything
'Cause God's sending blessings down my way
I can lift my head up high
'Cause He has promised He will provide
Good things are happening today

They say, "All good things come to an end"
But He has promised mercy again and again and again and again

Good things are happening
I don't have to worry 'bout anything
'Cause God's sending blessings down my way
I can lift my head up high
'Cause He has promised He will provide
Good things are happening today


Thursday, January 10, 2013

JESUS, THE ONE AND ONLY

 Babbie Mason

Who was born Son of God yet Son of Man?
Who laid down His life and rose to live again?
Who rides the clouds of glory?
Whose kingdom never ends?
There is no other name.

Jesus, the One and Only
Faithful, true and holy
He's the Son of Righteousness
Worthy of all glory
Jesus Christ, the One and Only

Let every voice in earth and heaven all sing praise
And every heart to be a holy hiding place
Let every knee bow down
And every tongue confess the name
Of Jehovah's only Son, the risen One

Jesus, the One and Only
Faithful, true and holy
He's the Son of Righteousness
Worthy of all glory
Jesus Christ, the One and Only

All hail the power of Jesus name
(Jesus the one and only)
Let angels prostrate fall
(Faithful, true and holy - He's the Son)
Bring forth the royal diadem
(Of righteousness, worthy of the glory)
And crown Him Lord of all

Jesus, the One and Only
Faithful, true and holy
He's the Son of Righteousness
Worthy of all glory
Jesus Christ, the One and Only


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ALL OF ME

 Mosie Lister

All of me; not a part, but all of me
All the heart and soul of me
Jesus, I surrender
 I believe, Lord, help my unbelief
On the altar now I lay
All I am today

So use me, Lord, use me anywhere at all
Though my place may be great or small
Let me fill it gladly
Take my life, be it poor or be it grand
Let me live it by Your plan.
Shape it with Your hand

As I am I come to Thee without one plea
Only that Thy saving blood was shed for me

All of me; through the ages yet to be
I surrender, Lord, to Thee
I surrender all of me
All of me
I surrender all, all of me

Thursday, January 3, 2013

MAKIN' A NEW START

Gail Cox

I'm a makin' a new start
Walkin' down an old road
Now I gotta new heart
Layin' down my heavy, my heavy ol' load
Learnin' a new song
Singin' 'bout the old cross
I'm makin' me a new start
Walkin' down this narrow ol' road.

All of my yesterdays I'm leavin' far behind
Nothing can turn me around or change my mind
I'm determined this time, I'm goin' all the way
Stayin' on track, not lookin' back
Hear me now when I say

I'm a makin' a new start
Walkin' down an old road
Now I gotta new heart
Layin' down my heavy, my heavy ol' load
Learnin' a new song
Singin' 'bout the old cross
I'm makin' me a new start
Walkin' down this narrow ol' road.

Every day I walk a little closer to Him
Hand in hand I know I'll never lose my way again
Oh, when I stumble and when I fall, and when the way seems dark
He'll be my light, guiding me right, I'll settle it now in my heart

I'm a makin' a new start
Walkin' down an old road
Now I gotta new heart
Layin' down my heavy, my heavy ol' load
Learnin' a new song
Singin' 'bout the old cross
I'm makin' me a new start
Walkin' down this narrow ol' road.