Friday, November 29, 2013

PRAISE HIS NAME

Bruce Haynes

When you're up against a wall
And your mountain seems so tall
And you realize that life's not always fair
You can run away and hide
Let the old man decide
Or you can change your circumstances with a prayer

When everything falls apart
Praise His name
When you have a broken heart
Raise your hands and say,
"Lord, You're all I need
You're everything to me,"
And He'll take the pain away
When you feel you're all alone
Praise His name
And you feel all hope is gone
Raise your hands and say,
"Greater is He that is within me"
And you can praise the hurt away
If you'll just praise His name

You can overcome
By the blood of the Lamb
And by the word of your testimony
You'll see the darkness go
As your faith begins to grow
You're not alone, so how can you be lonely
?

When everything falls apart
Praise His name
When you have a broken heart
Raise your hands and say,
"Lord, You're all I need
You're everything to me."
And He'll take the pain away
When you feel you're all alone
Praise His name
And you feel all hope is gone
Raise your hands and say,
"Greater is He that is within me,"
And you can praise the hurt away
If you'll just praise His name


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I WILL WORSHIP YOU

Author Unknown

My God is faithful
My God is truthful
My God is boundless in all He is
My God is wisdom
My God is righteous
My God is vision for all who seek

So I will worship You in the beauty of holiness
And I will worship You for the things You’ve done in me
And when my life’s complete
I’ll place my crown at Your feet
And I will worship You on bended knee

My God is power, My God is glory
My God is ruler over all that is
My God is timeless, My God is justice
My God is mercy to the oppressed

So I will worship You in the beauty of holiness
And I will worship You for the things You’ve done in me
And when my life’s complete
I’ll place my crown at Your feet
And I will worship You on bended knee

His name is love, His voice is thunder
His heart is tender, His hand is strong

So I will worship You in the beauty of holiness
And I will worship You for the things You’ve done in me
And when my life’s complete
I’ll place my crown at Your feet
And I will worship You on bended knee

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

CHANGE THIS HEART

I've been trying to run away
From this false reality
No matter where I turn my back,
You're always right in front of me
So I push You away,
But I don't know that I'm wrong
I don't know the words to say
To make my faith that strong

So I will pray to you right now
To take away my sin
Heal away my brokenness
And change this heart again
Without you I am nothing
But a weak and dying man
So I will pray to you right now
Come change this heart again

What is going through the motions
If my life is still the same
Everyday's the same old puzzle
All the pieces re-arranged
And I refuse Your help
Out of my own selfish pride
Lord, I have so many masks
To cover up and hide

So I will pray to you right now
To take away my sin
Come heal away my brokenness
And change this heart again
Without you I am nothing
But a weak and a dying man
So I will pray to you right now
Come change this heart again


Thursday, November 21, 2013

NEVER LET GO

Matt Redman

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back; I know you are near
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

STRONG ENOUGH TO SAVE

Jason Ingram, Mike Donehey, Phillip Larue
You fought, but you were just too weak
So you lost all the things you tried to keep
Now you're on your knees
You're on your knees

But wait, everything can change
In a moment's time
You don't have to be afraid
'Cause fear is just a lie
Open up your eyes

And He'll break open the skies to save
Those who cry out His name
The One the wind and waves obey
Is strong enough to save you


Look, now is not too late
Lift up your head
Let the rain fall on your face
You're not far from grace
You're not too far from grace

And He'll break open the skies to save
Those who cry out His name
The One the wind and waves obey
Is strong enough to save you


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WHEN GOD'S PEOPLE PRAY

Wayne Watson

Trouble knockin' on your window pane,
Stormy weather at your door.
And the outlook for the day ahead- just like the day before.
People tell you prayin' changes things,
But the words don't stop your fear.
But prayer is only pious reveling without a Father's ear...

He will not turn away- when His people pray.

When God's people pray,
And take the pains of earth to the doors of heaven.
When God's people pray,
There is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven.
And miracles you can't explain await,
When God' people pray.

Hopeless situation turns around,
Dilemma passes by and by.
Look- there's a never-ending field of blue past that clouded sky!
He alone can know the need in me,
Before a single word begins;
The Holy Spirit intercedes for me.
I will trust in Him!

He will not turn away- when His people pray.

When God's people pray,
And take the pains of earth to the doors of heaven.
When God's people pray,
There is hope reborn! There is sin forgiven!
And miracles you can't explain await!

Friday, November 15, 2013

DECLARATION OF THE CHRIST

Sandy Knight

Would you stop to make a statement?
Do you need to make this claim?
Do you dare declare His glory is the only hope for man?
Do you compromise your faith?
Do you mix with worldly ways?
Can you make this holy claim?
Do you take His Holy name?
Will you make this declaration of the Christ?

I declare the Christ
I declare Messiah
He is my Lord, He is my Light,
He is my God, He is my Life,
I declare the Christ
I stand for His name, I stand for His pain,
And confess to this world that only Christ reigns
Right now right where I stand
I now make my declaration of the Christ

An eternal declaration
Of eternal independence
From a world that’s sure to shatter
Like a vapor in the wind
Unto all whom Christ has called
This requirement one and all
To name the name of Christ
And stand for God and right
And make this declaration of the Christ

I declare the Christ
I declare Messiah
He is my Lord, He is my Light,
He is my God, He is my Life,
I declare the Christ
I stand for His name, I stand for His pain,
And confess to this world that only Christ reigns
Right now right where I stand
I now make my declaration of the Christ

Listen to a sample here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

EVEN IF

Tony Wood and Scott Krippayne

Sometimes all we have to hold on to
Is what we know is true of who You are
So when the heartache hits like a hurricane
That could never change who You are
And we trust in who You are

Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are God; You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn’t come

Lord we know Your ways are not our ways
So we set our faith in who You are
Even though You reign high above us
You tenderly love us
We know Your heart
And we rest in who You are

Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are God; You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn’t come

You’re still the Great and Mighty One
We trust You always
You’re working all things for our good
We’ll sing your praise

Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are Go;d You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn’t come

You are God, and we will bless You
As the Good and Faithful One
You are God, and we will bless You
Even if the healing doesn’t come
Even if the healing doesn’t come

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MAY I NEVER GET OVER THE CROSS

I see it on the steeple every time I pass a church.
It hangs there on the necklace I wear every day to work.
Is it a little too familiar? Has it become an empty symbol
I don't think about, ‘cause it's always around?

May I never get over the cross.
Lord, burn into my memory everything it cost.
Let me see you on that tree, dying for the lost.
Now and forever, may I never get over the cross

Can we really sing His praises or talk about His love
If we forget to mention the suffering and the blood?
Or how He was separated for the first time from His Father
There on Calvary? Oh, what agony!

May I never get over the cross.
Lord, burn into my memory everything it cost.
Let me see you on that tree, dying for the lost.
Now and forever, may I never get over the cross

Monday, November 11, 2013

CALVARY'S CRY

Jason Cox, Sue C. Smith and Kenna West

It was the hill that was pierced by the cross
It caught the blood that fell
It bore the weight of the sins of the world
And the Son of God as well
It heard the voice of the Lamb without blemish
And it shook as He cried "It is finished"

Calvary's cry is come to this place
Calvary's cry is still love and grace
Two thousand years can never erase the sacrifice
"Come and be saved!" is Calvary's cry

This is the ground that was claimed for the lost
In a great eternal plan
We testify there is no other way
And it's here we take our stand
The Truth is calling all who will listen
Make your way to the hill of redemption

Calvary's cry is come to this place
Calvary's cry is still love and grace
Two thousand years can never erase the sacrifice
"Come and be saved!" is Calvary's cry

After all this time, nothing has changed
It thunders with mercy
It whispers your name

Calvary's cry
Calvary's cry

Calvary's cry is come to this place
Calvary's cry is still love and grace
Two thousand years can never erase the sacrifice
"Come and be saved!" is Calvary's cry

Friday, November 8, 2013

CHANGING WORLD

Jon Micah Sumrall and Aaron Sprinkle

I thought I had it all under control
I thought my fate was still in my hands
All of my plans were firmly set
By the words that I say
I forgot how quickly things can change
Now my vision cannot be the same

My life is not what I thought
I'm not where I planned to be
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world

I need to let go of my destiny
I need to trust in things unseen
I believe in having faith
Though I yield my control
I forgot how quickly things can change
Now my vision cannot be the same

My life is not what I thought
I'm not where I planned to be
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world

I'm embracing all of my fears
I am watching them turn to delight
The very fears which were gripping my mind
Are now the hands shaping and sculpting my dreams

My life is not what I thought
I'm not where I planned to be
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world
Though something's gone
There's nothing wrong with my changing world 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PRAY

Chris Rohman, Matt Hammitt and Chris Stevens

I bow my head to pray; I don't know what to say
I'm not sure how to fix the things I'm dealing with
I'm in a desperate place, I need to share the weight
But I just don't know how to let it all pour out
Though I'm silent, my heart is crying
'Cause I was made to come to You

So I pray
God, I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name
I'm gonna pray

I've failed to find the time, but You've been calling out
I let the days go by as if I could live without
But it's gotta be here now, I won't be pulled away
'Cause it's just You and I, so let the world around us fade

As I pray
God, I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name
I'm gonna pray

(Father)
Will You meet me here right now?
(Father)
I surrender, lay it down
(Father)
And every time I close my eyes
I know that I was made
To lift my hands and pray

You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
More than words, You are my life
Take it as an offering

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

THERE IS A REASON

Andrew Osenga and Randall Goodgame

Late at night I wonder why, sometimes I wonder why
Sometimes I'm so tired, I dont even try
Seems everything around me fails
But I hold on to the promise that there is a reason

Late at night darkness makes it hard to see
The history of the saints who've gone in front of me
Through famine, plague and disbelief
His hand was still upon them 
'Cause there is a reason; there is a reason

He makes all things good, 
He makes all things good
There's a time to live, a time to die
A time for wonder and to wonder why
'Cause there is a reason, there is a reason, 
There is a reason

I believe in a God who sent His only Son
To walk upon this world and give His life for us
With blood and tears on a long dark night
We know that He believed that there is a reason, 
There is a reason

He makes all things good, 
He makes all things good
There's a time to live, a time to die
A time for wonder and to wonder why
'Cause there is a reason, there is a reason, 
There is a reason

For the lonely nights and broken hearts
The widow's mite in the rich man's hand
And the continent whose blood becomes a traitor
For the child afraid to close their eyes
The prayers that seem unanswered
There is a reason, there is a reason

He makes all things good, 
He makes all things good
There's a time to live, a time to die
A time for wonder and to wonder why
'Cause there is a reason, there is a reason, 
There is a reason


Monday, November 4, 2013

Stained Glass Masquerade

Mark Hall and Nichole Nordeman

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small
Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong
So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage
The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart
But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Friday, November 1, 2013

I STILL HAVE IT ALL

Caleb Collins & Marty Funderburk

I know there'll be storm clouds,
The thunder will roll.
I face waves of fear,
Sweeping over my soul.
I'll never be helpless,
Though the world round me falls,
For if I lose all I own,
My health and my home,
I still have it all.

In the midst of disaster,
When it seems all is lost,
I will still trust the master,
I will cling to the cross.
No trial can defeat me;
No they can't make me fall.
For if I have my faith,
I can rise up and say,
I still have it all.

Now you may have stumbled;
Oh and guilt keeps you down.
You can't even pray,
For defeat has you bound.
But if you'll cry Lord just save me,
He will answer your call.
And when the clouds roll away,
Then you too can say,
I still have it all.


In the midst of disaster,
When it seems all is lost,
I will still trust the master,
I will cling to the cross.
No trial can defeat me;
No they can't make me fall.
For if I have my faith,
I can rise up and say,
I still have it all.