Friday, August 30, 2013

THE STRUGGLE

Brendan Shirley, Jason Jamison, Jeff Owen, Mike Donehey and Ruben Juarez

There's a wreckage, there's a fire
There's a weakness in my love
There's a hunger I can't control
Lord, I falter, and I fall down
Then I hold on to the chains You broke
When You came down and saved my soul
Saved my soul

Hallelujah,
We are free to struggle
We're not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
So, children, drop your chains and sing

So, why Lord, do I still fail
Do I wear thin, do I still give in to temptation
On my own, I am bankrupt
I don't trust You or take you at Your word
What You've promised

Hallelujah,
We are free to struggle
We're not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
So, children, drop your chains and sing

Hallelujah, death is overcome
And we are breathing
Hallelujah, our stone hearts become flesh
A flesh that's beating
Hallelujah, chains have been undone
And we are singing
Hallelujah, the fire has begun
Can you feel it?

Hallelujah,
We are free to struggle
We're not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
So, children, drop your chains and sing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TO COUNT FOR JESUS

All want their lives to count for something
To leave their mark when life is through
But vain pursuits will come to nothing
Time will erase whate'er we do.

I want my life to count for Jesus
For earthly things will quickly fade
No need to add to worldy riches
I only seek eternal gain.

Inside my heart there burns a question
What was I placed on earth here for
It truly was to build a kingdom
Not of my own but of the Lord's.

I want my life to count for Jesus
For earthly things will quickly fade
No need to add to worldy riches
I only seek eternal gain.


Monday, August 26, 2013

PERFECT PEACE

Laura Story

Stay close by My side
Keep your eyes on Me
Though this life is hard
I will give you perfect peace

In this time of trial
Pain that no one sees
Trust me when I say
That I will give you perfect peace

And you'll never walk alone
And you'll never be in need
Though I may not calm the storms around you
You can hide in Me

Burdens that you bear
Offer no relief
Let Me bear your load
'Cause I will give you perfect peace

Stay close by My side
And you'll never walk alone
Keep your eyes on Me
And you'll never be in need
Though this life is hard
Know that I will always give you perfect peace
I will give you perfect peace

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I GO TO CALVARY

Lord, I get lost going the way I want
Trip and fall in places I don't belong
Lose sight of the difference in lies and truth
'Til I turn my eyes toward You… and

I go to Calvary, I get on my knees
Get back to the place,
Where You showed Your holy grace
I go to Calvary, where You rescued me
Washed away my sin and made me alive again
I go to Calvary, I go to Calvary

Just last week, I was talking to a friend
Telling me he feels like he's reached the end
Who should he believe?
He wants to know the truth
I said I've been there, and this is what I do

I go to Calvary, I get on my knees
Get back to the place,
Where He showed His holy grace
I go to Calvary, where He rescued me
Washed away my sin and made me alive again
I go to Calvary, I go to Calvary


Friday, August 16, 2013

THE GRACE THAT I'M UNDER

Jimmy Dooley

I can’t get over there’s angels watching over me
And the hand of God will catch me if I fall
Just to know that He abides with me,
To know He walks beside of me
He gives me strength to overcome it all.

I can’t get over, the grace that I’m under
His mercy overwhelms me everyday
Just to know that I’m forgiven,
And to know that I’ve been saved
I can’t get over that I’m under His grace

No greater love has any man than this,
That He Would lay down His life
He died for me while I was yet a sinner
For my redemption, Jesus paid the price
He paid the price

I can’t get over, the grace that I’m under
His mercy overwhelms me everyday
Just to know that I’m forgiven,
And to know that I’ve been saved
I can’t get over that I’m under His grace

I can't get over His mercy
I can't get over His love
I can't get over the cross
I can't get over the blood

I can’t get over, the grace that I’m under
His mercy overwhelms me everyday
Just to know that I’m forgiven,
And to know that I’ve been saved
I can’t get over that I’m under His grace


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

YOU'RE NOT FORSAKEN

Rodney Griffin

Paul was writing to a people hurting
Who felt forsaken by God
He said, "My children, the only One forsaken
Was the Savior on the cross."

So, child, rejoice
You're not forsaken
You're resting safe in His arms
Lift up your voice
And sing His praises
Then bring your burden to the cross
Where Jesus hung there for us forsaken
Our separation now is gone
Oh, weary pilgrim, the dawn is breaking
You're gonna make it
You're not alone

So, if you feel like God's not watching
And He's stopped caring, and you're on your own
Remember Jesus was by the Father rejected
Friend, that's a feeling you'll never know

So, child, rejoice
You're not forsaken
You're resting safe in His arms
Lift up your voice
And sing His praises
Then bring your burden to the cross
Where Jesus hung there for us forsaken
Our separation now is gone
Oh, weary pilgrim, the dawn is breaking
You're gonna make it
You're not alone


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BOW THE KNEE

Ron Hamilton

What a privilege to come into God's presence,
Just to linger with the One who set me free.
As I lift my eyes and see His awesome glory,
I remember who He is and bow the knee.  

Bow the knee, bow the knee,
He is King of all the ages, bow the knee!
God alone on His throne,
See Him high and lifted up and bow the knee!
Kneel before Him, all adore Him.
As you live to love Him more, bow the knee.

In His hand He holds the power of creation.
With His voice He spoke, and all things came to be.
Yet He hears each simple prayer I bring before Him
When I humbly seek His face and bow the knee.

Bow the knee, bow the knee,
He is King of all the ages, bow the knee!
God alone on His throne,
See Him high and lifted up and bow the knee!
Kneel before Him, all adore Him.
As you live to love Him more, bow the knee.


Monday, August 12, 2013

STRANGELY DIM

Francesca Battistelli, Mia Fields and Seth Mosley

I've got all these plans piled up sky high
A thousand dreams on hold
And I don't know why,
I got a front row seat
To the longest wait
And I just can't see
Past the things I pray
Today

But when I fix my eyes on all that You are
Then every doubt I feel
Deep in my heart
Grows strangely dim
All my worries fade
And fall to the ground
'Cause when I seek Your face
And don't look around
Any place I'm in
Grows strangely dim

Sometimes where I stand
On this narrow road
Is in a raging storm
Or a valley low
But oh. . .

When I fix my eyes on all that You are
Then every doubt I feel
Deep in my heart
Grows strangely dim
All my worries fade
And fall to the ground
Cause when I seek Your face
And don't look around
Any place I'm in
Grows strangely dim

I don't know, I don't know
What tomorrow may hold
But I know, but I know
That You're holding it all
So no matter what may come

I'm gonna fix my eyes on all that You are
'Til every doubt I feel
Deep in my heart
Grows strangely dim
Let all my worries fade
And fall to the ground
I'm gonna seek Your face
And not look around
Til the place I'm in
Grows strangely, strangely, strangely dim.

Friday, August 9, 2013

LOOK UP

Tony Wood, Phil Johnson and Kevin Stokes

No way to hide from the consequence
Of choices that you made
No way to ignore the evidence
Of things that you can't change
Before you and behind you,
There's no hope to be found
All you see are scenes of so much
Sadness all around

Look up -- God is looking on
He sees all you're going through
Look up -- You are not alone
Though it seems that way to you
With your eyes on yourself,
Hope is far away,
But things are beginning to
Look up -- the moment when you
Look up!

I know right now He seems far away
And you wonder if He cares
But all that you've felt through all your days
Are hurts that His heart shares.
There's a work of grace and power
You think is out of view
But with faith and forgiveness
Who knows what God may do?

Look up -- God is looking on
He sees all you're going through
Look up -- You are not alone
Though it seems that way to you
With your eyes on yourself,
Hope is far away,
But things are beginning to
Look up -- the moment when you
Look up!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

HIGHER PERSPECTIVE


Lynn Hunt

The things I do may not mean much;
They seem so insufficient
I don't understand how these poor gifts
Can bring such delight to You
With each small step I take,
I take two in the wrong direction
Yet You're always by my side gently guiding me.

I'm not perfect, Lord, I never will be
Please help me to see from a higher perspective
I am weak and afraid - stumbling along the way
And my weakness is made perfect in Your unfailing love.

I'm frustrated by myself, by my self-indulgence
Perfection seems so far, seems so far away
But even as I mourn, as I mourn my failures
You make my failures work for good
And You mourn my self defeat (and you keep on loving me)
And you mourn my self defeat.

I'm not perfect, Lord, I never will be
Please help me to see from a higher perspective
I am weak and afraid - stumbling along the way
And my weakness is made perfect in Your unfailing love.

I can't compare myself to others
You made me unique
I can't wait for a change in myself
You've already made me complete
I can't submit to self-pity
As the demons in hell do
I can only cast my fears, my doubts, my inhibitions on You

You make me perfect, Lord
You put your soul in me
And You help me to see
From a higher perspective
You give me strength when I'm afraid
You show me a better way
And my weakness is made perfect in Your unfailing love

Friday, August 2, 2013

GOD WILL MAKE THIS TRIAL A BLESSING

Terry Tidwell

I’ve just come into a valley
One like I’ve never been before.
I keep searching for a way out
Seems like padlocks are on the door.
Oh, there must be another sunrise
Another sunset that I’ll see.
God will make this trial a blessing
That’s the love He has for me.

God will make this trial a blessing
Though it sends me to my knees.
Though my tears flow like a river
Yet in him there’s sweet relief.
There’s no need to get discouraged
There’s no need to talk defeat.
God will make this trial a blessing
And the whole wide world will see.

I was not the first one
To come into this place.
You see every child of God
This test he must face.
It is here that God will mold you
And make you what you ought to be.
God will make this trial a blessing
Just be patient you will see.

Now, I’m standing on a mountain
Looking back, and I can see.
When I was in that lowest valley
His strong hand was leading me.
Oh, it's good to see the sunshine
And to taste sweet victory.
God has made this trial a blessing
Oh, the grace He gives to me.

God will make this trial a blessing
Though it sends me to my knees.
Though my tears flow like a river
Yet in him there’s sweet relief.
There’s no need to get discouraged
There’s no need to talk defeat.
God will make this trial a blessing
And the whole wide world will see.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

BY FAITH

Too many times
I let the voice of fear
Control the way I live
And silence every dream
Too many days
Been paralyzed by doubt
The questions scream and shout  

And I waste another day
 

It's time to let go
Of what I don't know
To see what I can't see
 

I'm gonna walk by faith
One step closer to You
I will live by faith
In the light of Your truth
I'm gonna love by faith
Because You first loved me
And fear will have no place
I will live by faith
 

No turning back
I'm holding on to truth
My heart is set on You
I will not be shaken
And even when
The shadow of deceit
Attempts to take me down
Your love will cover me
 

And I will let go
Of all I don't know
Trusting You alone 


I'm gonna walk by faith
One step closer to You
I will live by faith
In the light of Your truth
I'm gonna love by faith
Because You first loved me
And fear will have no place
I will live by faith


I cannot see
Beyond what's in front of me
But You see it all so clearly
Faith gives me eyes
To simply believe
And one day I'll see…


I'm gonna walk by faith
One step closer to You
I will live by faith
In the light of Your truth
I'm gonna love by faith
Because You first loved me
And fear will have no place
I will live by faith