Friday, May 30, 2014

RESTING PLACE

Amy Keffer & Belinda Smith

In my darkest moment,
There's a frailty to my faith
Worry overwhelms me
And I am so afraid
But, Lord, You're there to help me
As I come before Your throne
You're my Maker and my Refuge
I should have always known. . .

At your feet, I find a resting place
Where I can leave all my burdens
Before Your throne of grace
I marvel at your goodness
And my heart is full of praise
At your feet, I find a resting place

Here in Your presence,
Lord, I am renewed
Beyond all expectation,
I find hope that comes from You
You give courage for tomorrow
You're my strength and so much more
Oh, when I feel Your gentle touch
It leaves my soul restored

At your feet, I find a resting place
Where I can leave all my burdens
Before Your throne of grace
I marvel at your goodness
And my heart is full of praise
At your feet, I find a resting place




Purchase the song here: Resting Place
Purchase the album here: Reflections of Life, The Anchormen
Purchase the soundtrack here:  Resting Place

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

JESUS NEVER FAILS

Gary Driskell 

So many souls have tested Him throughout the course of time.
So many still reach out to Him with broken hearts and minds.
And every one of them will say,
Without exception that they find... Jesus never fails...

Even in the days of old, He brought His people through.
And then He came to show His love and died for me and you.
Then He rose again to prove
That every story has been true... Jesus never fails...

Jesus never fails. Jesus never fails.
You might as well get thee behind me, Satan
You cannot prevail because Jesus never fails.

Sometimes this world brings trouble I find so hard to bear.
I know I could not make it without Jesus being there.
It’s so encouraging to know,
However deep we’re in despair... Jesus never fails.

So what can I do to prove to you, tell me how can you deny?
No untold facts, no mysteries, it’s all so cut and dried.
On the witness stand of your life,
I’ll be the first to testify... Jesus never fails!

Jesus never fails. Jesus never fails.
You might as well get thee behind me, Satan
You cannot prevail because Jesus never fails.




Purchase the song here: Jesus Never Fails
Purchase the album here: Signature Songs
Purchase the sheet music here: Jesus Never Fails

Monday, May 26, 2014

EVERY CRY IS HEARD

Jim Brady

When you face life’s great disappointments
And answers are so hard to find
There is One you can always depend on
To walk every step by your side

Every cry is heard by the Father
Not one tear from your eye goes unseen
He lovingly cares for His children
Let His love be the strength that you need

There’s a deep settled peace when you know Him
You can rest just knowing He cares
No matter what’s waiting before you
He has promised He’ll always be there

Every cry is heard by the Father
Not one tear from your eye goes unseen
He lovingly cares for His children
Let His love be the strength that you need

Every cry is heard by the Father
Not one tear from your eye goes unseen
He lovingly cares for His children
Let His love be the strength that you need

He lovingly cares for His children
Let His love be the strength that you need



Purchase the album here: Jubilee 3
Purchase the sheet music here:  Every Cry Is Heard

Friday, May 23, 2014

GIVE ME JESUS

Traditional African-American Spiritual

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise,
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus

When I am alone
When I am alone
When I am alone,
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus

When I come to die
When I come to die
When I come to die,
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus



Purchase the song here: Give Me Jesus
Purchase the album here: As Tomorrow Comes - EP
Purchase the sheet music here: Give Me Jesus

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BEFORE THE AFTER

Lee Black, Sue C. Smith & Tony Wood

I know that you relive the moments
Like seeing pictures in a book
All those mistakes that you once made
And the wrong roads that you took
I know you're hearing the accuser
He's saying you ain't change that much
Your guilt is right here waiting, but don't you pick it up
Because everything he's saying about you was

Before the after
Before the grace came in
Forgiven has been written
Over all you've done and who you've been
Mercy says the past is past, and it doesn't matter
Cause this is here and now and that was you
Before the after

Sometimes it's just one little failure
Sends you back down that broken road
I can identify with that
Because I've been there so I know
The only reason to remember
Is so that you can testify
You talk about the darkness and how you found the light
With someone else who's struggling in that old life

Before the after
Before the grace came in
Forgiven has been written
Over all you've done and who you've been
Mercy says the past is past, and it doesn't matter
Cause this is here and now and that was you
Before the after

It has no power
You've closed that door
You tell your story
But you don't live there anymore

Before the after
Before the grace came in
Forgiven has been written
Over all you've done and who you've been
Mercy says the past is past, and it doesn't matter
Cause this is here and now and that was you
Before the after



Purchase the song here: Before the After
Purchase the album here: Unashamed

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

THE TRUTH IS WHO YOU ARE

Jason Ingram and Mike Donehey

It would be easier if You were just a thought in my head
Simply something that I once read
A belief needing my defense
And it would be easier if You were something I once knew
A hope just to hold on
But You're holding out Your hands

You came to take us back to the start
You came to touch the hardness of our hearts
You gave us truth that truth is who You are
It's who You are

And it's not enough to just say, "I believe"
'Cause truth is that talk is cheap
So grace give me eyes to see

You came to take us back to the start
You came to touch the hardness of our hearts
You gave us truth that truth is who You are
It's who You are

Flesh and blood You offer us
Oh, to eat the bread and drink the cup
Oh, to taste, to see, to feel, to touch
Emmanuel, God with us
Emmanuel, God with us

'Cause You came to break the chains apart
To wake the dead and the sleeping of our hearts
You gave us truth that truth is who You are
It's who You are
It's who You are
It's who You are


Purchase the song here: The Truth Is Who You Are
Purchase the album here: The Light Meets The Dark [+digital booklet]
Purchase the sheet music here:  The Truth Is Who You Are

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STAND STILL

David Marshall, Sonya Isaacs Surrett, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman

The Father has a plan
Though it's hard to see it now
You feel you're walking all alone
But He is there no doubt
When the storm around you rages
And you're tossed to and fro
When you're faced with life's decisions
Not sure which way to go

Stand still and let God move,
Standing still is hard to do
When you feel you have reached the end,
He'll make a way for you
Stand still and let God move

When the enemy surrounds you
And the walls are closing in
When the tide is swiftly rising
And you wonder where He's been
Friend, there never was a moment
That His arms weren't reaching out
You can rest assured and be secure
God is moving right now

Stand still and let God move,
Standing still is hard to do
When you feel you have reached the end,
He'll make a way for you
Stand still and let God move

The answer will come
But only in His time
Stand still and let God move
Stand still and let God move



Purchase the song here: Stand Still
Purchase the album here: Stand Still
Purchase the soundtrack here: Stand Still [Accompaniment/Performance Track]
Purchase the sheet music here:  Stand Still

Monday, May 19, 2014

LOVE YOU WITH THE TRUTH

Mark Hall & Bernie Herms

For the longest time, I believed the lie
That I'm not a strong enough believer
To be the friend that can take your hand
And lead you straight to Jesus
I'm waiting on the preachers, singers, and the teachers
To string the perfect words together
But every single time I have to say goodbye
I wonder will this be the last time
I can't call myself your friend and walk away

When we love, we earn the right to speak the truth
When we speak truth, we show the world we truly love
I'm not pointing my finger, I'm holding out my hand
I lay it all on the line now to see God save my friend
Let my life and my words be the proof
I'm gonna love you with the truth
Gonna love you with the truth

Yes, God is love, but God is just
And we are separated in our darkness
So God let Him who knew no sin
To become sin to make us right with Him
It's not about religion or earning God's forgiveness
Or magic prayers or new behavior
It's all about your heart, He'll meet you where you are
Turn from your sin and trust in Christ as Lord
Jesus is the truth, the life, the way

How I've prayed for this moment, that you would finally see
That God is more than religion, a stained-glass fantasy
And how I've prayed for the courage, for my silent faith to speak
Or that God would just send you a better friend than me

When we love, we earn the right to speak the truth
When we speak truth, we show the world we truly love
I'm not pointing my finger, I'm holding out my hand
I lay it all on the line now to see God save my friend
Let my life and my words be the proof
I'm gonna love you with the truth
Gonna love you with the truth



Purchase the song here: Love You With the Truth
Purchase the album here: Thrive
Purchase the soundtrack here: Love You With The Truth (As Performed By Casting Crowns) (Performance Track)
Purchase the sheet music here:  Love You With the Truth Sheet Music

Friday, May 16, 2014

YOUR STORY

Chris Binion and Rodney Griffin

You wish your story had more meaning
So you could tell how you conquered all the pain
But, life’s been gentle, even easy
You’ve convinced yourself you don’t have much to say

So your story goes unspoken
A testimony that’s been silenced by your fears
But, let me tell you, the day God saved you
He penned a wondrous story someone needs to hear

Your story holds the power
Giving hope to the weary on their way
Your story tells them how this God of love
Still reaches out with arms of grace
You’ve seen what God can do.
Now it’s up to you to share His glory
They’re waiting to be free, wanting to believe,
You have what they need--your story

The cross of Christ a sacrifice that cannot be denied
It took as much to save you as the thief He hung beside

Your story holds the power
Giving hope to the weary on their way
Your story tells them how this God of love
Still reaches out with arms of grace
You’ve seen what God can do.
Now it’s up to you to share His glory
They’re waiting to be free, wanting to believe,
You have what they need--your story

Purchase the song here: Your Story
Purchase the album here: My Favorite Place
Purchase the soundtrack here:  My Favorite Place Accompaniment Track

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SET ME FREE

Bernie Herms and Mark Hall

It hasn't always been this way
I remember brighter days
Before the dark ones came
Stole my mind
Wrapped my soul in chains

Now I live among the dead
Fighting voices in my head
Hoping someone hears me crying in the night
And carries me away

Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free

Morning breaks another day
Finds me crying in the rain
All alone with my demons I am
Who is this Man that comes my way?
The dark ones shriek
They scream His name
Is this the One they say will set the captives free?
Jesus, rescue me

Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free

And as the God-man passes by
He looks straight through my eyes
And darkness cannot hide

Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains; I hold the key
All power of Heav'n and Earth belong to me
Do you want to be free?

Lift your chains; I hold the key
All power of Heav'n and Earth belong to me
You are free



Purchase the song here: Set Me Free
Purchase the album here: Lifesong
Purchase the soundtrack here: Set Me Free [Accompaniment/Performance Track]
Purchase the sheet music here:  Set Me Free

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

STAY

Paul Baloche and Michael Weaver

I’ve seen the flash of lightning
I’ve heard the rolling thunder
I’ve seen the crashing of the waves
And though I’ve known Your Presence
And been filled with wonder
Still there are many things that pull me away
Don’t let me go, hold me close because

I don’t want to hurt You anymore
I don’t want to waste another day
‘Cause it breaks Your heart, it breaks Your heart
When I keep walking away
You know what it means to sacrifice
But You tell me that it’s better to obey
You’ve given me a thousand brand new starts
Jesus, give me what it takes to stay

I’ve seen Your hand of mercy through my darkest failures
And on the other side, You’ve covered me with grace
And like a child lost and afraid, You come and find this runaway
And in Your loving arms You bring me home again
But what’s it gonna take to make me stay

I don’t want to hurt You anymore
I don’t want to waste another day
‘Cause it breaks Your heart, it breaks Your heart
When I keep walking away
You know what it means to sacrifice
But You tell me that it’s better to obey
You’ve given me a thousand brand new starts
Jesus, give me what it takes to stay

Break my heart with what breaks Yours
Until You’re all I’m living for
Show me what it means not just to believe but to remain

I don’t want to hurt You anymore
I don’t want to waste another day
‘Cause it breaks Your heart, it breaks Your heart
When I keep walking away
You know what it means to sacrifice
But You tell me that it’s better to obey
You’ve given me a thousand brand new starts
Jesus, give me what it takes to stay




Purchase the song here: Stay
Purchase the album here: Love Come to Life
Purchase the sheet music here: Stay Sheet Music

Monday, May 12, 2014

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

You got your hand on the door
And you're ready just to walk out
Well, the fight that you had
Filled your mind up with all this doubt

And you're losing your mind
And you're losing your faith
And you can't remember why you fell in love
In the first place

Go back, go back
To the moment of truth
When she walked down the aisle
And you first said 'I do'

And when this life makes you wonder
What have you got to lose
Go back, go back
To the moment of truth

You got your hand on a habit
And you can't seem to let it go
It used to be your escape
Now it's out of control

And now it's you in the mirror
But you don't recognize your face
And you're looking for a reason
Not to throw it all away

Just go back, go back
To the moment of truth
With three words 'it's a girl'
And she looks just like you

And when this life makes you wonder
What have you got to lose
Go back, just go back
To the moment of truth

You got your hand on the Bible
But your heart feels like stone
'Cause you think that you've made
Too many mistakes to come home

And you're losing your will
And you're losing your faith
And now you wonder
If you even believed in the first place

Just go back
To the moment of truth
When you first talked to Jesus
And He reached out for you

He's still reaching
He's still reaching out for you
So when this life makes you wonder
What have you got to lose?

Just go back, just go back
To the moment of truth
Just go back, go back
To the moment of truth
Just go back


Purchase the song here: The Moment Of Truth
Purchase the album here: Something To Say

Friday, May 9, 2014

El Shaddai

El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
El-Elyon and Adonai
Age to age, You're still the same
By the power of Your name.
El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
Erkamka na Adonai [means "We will love You, Oh, Lord"]
We will praise and lift You high
El-Shaddai

Through Your love and through the ram,
You saved the son of Abraham.
Through the power of Your hand,
Turned the sea into dry land.
To the outcast on her knees,
You are the God who really sees.
And by Your might, You set Your children free.

El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
El-Elyon and Adonai
Age to age, You're still the same
By the power of Your name.
El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
Erkamka na Adonai [means "We will love You, Oh, Lord"]
We will praise and lift You high
El-Shaddai

Through the years, You made it clear,
That the time of Christ was near,
Though the people couldn't see
What Messiah ought to be.
Though Your Word contained the plan,
They just could not understand,
Your most awesome work was done
Through the death of Your own son.

El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
El-Elyon and Adonai
Age to age, You're still the same
By the power of Your name.
El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
Erkamka na Adonai [means "We will love You, Oh, Lord"]
We will praise and lift You high
El-Shaddai

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WITH ME ALWAYS

Mark Bishop

A ray of light on the horizon
The dawning of a brand new day 

At last, tomorrow's here.
My heart is empty.
All tears have fallen.
I never felt as low as I did yesterday.
So last night I prayed...

I woke this morning.
I felt the sunlight.
I rose to face the day 

With strength I never knew I had.
Somewhere within me a fire was burning.
And I realized that last night Jesus heard my prayer.
He was always there.

With me always.
With me always...
I am not alone.
No, I am not alone.
For He is with me always.
With me always.
Everywhere I go, it's a comfort to know
That He is here with me.

Though I wander through the desert
Or I'm lost out on the sea
It may seem I have no friends within 

A million miles of me.
But He is...

With me always.
With me always...
I am not alone.
No, I am not alone.
For He is with me always.
With me always.
Everywhere I go, it's a comfort to know
That He is here with me.





Purchase the song here: With Me Always (Duet With Lauren Talley)
Purchase the album here: Everyday
Purchase the soundtrack here:With Me Always [Accompaniment/Performance Track]

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THRIVE

John Hall and Matthew West

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry

So living water flowing through
God, we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire

Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Into Your Word we're digging deep
To know our Father's heart
Into the world, we're reaching out
To show them who You are
 
So living water flowing through
God, we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire

Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible

Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive




Purchase the song here: Thrive
Purchase the album here: Thrive
Purchase the sheet music here:  Thrive Sheet Music

Monday, May 5, 2014

YOU'LL CARRY ME THROUGH

Rodney Griffin

Lord, when I first met you
I thought my troubles were over
But I soon found that sorrow, heartache and trouble
Still lingered though I was walking with You
I discovered what a comfort You were in those hard times
And now my faith is tested and true
So as I enter this valley, this old, familiar valley
I've learned, Lord, just what You'll do

You'll carry me through, Lord
Like you always do, Lord
You'll hold me and hide me
Like good shepherds do
This valley's no different
Than all those valleys that came and went
I know You'll be true
Like you promised You'd do
You'll carry me through

How could I make it through the storms
Without your help, Lord?
From whom could I borrow the strength in my sorrow
If my strength wasn't coming from You?
So, Lord, I'll keep trusting 'cause i know You'll be listening
When this little lamb's calling you
And when danger is nearing, my cry You'll be hearing
And I've learned, Lord, just what You'll do

You'll carry me through, Lord
Like you always do, Lord
You'll hold me and hide me
Like good shepherds do
This valley's no different
Than all those valleys that came and went
I know You'll be true
Like you promised You'd do
You'll carry me through


Friday, May 2, 2014

BE STILL, MY SOUL

Katharina Von Schlege

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to your God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds shall know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

I NEED YOU MORE TODAY

Dawn Smoot

There are decisions I can't make on my own
And there are trials I can't face all alone
But you said you'd walk with me
Down life's troubled road
And you said, "Come unto Me,
I'll bear your heavy load."

I need you more today
Than I did yesterday
Mountains are higher
Rivers are wider
I need you more today
Than I did yesterday
Help me remember
I need you more today

When I wake up in the morning
And I fear to face the day
Let me feel your gentle hand
Leading the way
Yesterday has come and gone
With those trials far behind
But I'm ever learning, Lord,
And every day I find

I need you more today
Than I did yesterday
Mountains are higher
Rivers are wider
I need you more today
Than I did yesterday
Help me remember
I need you more today