Monday, June 30, 2014

EVERYBODY'S GOING THROUGH SOMETHING

Don Poythress / Karen Peck / Kenna West

There's a woman living next to me
Just trying to make ends meet
She's one check away from losin' in all
And there's a broken man I know
He's barely holdin' on to hope
Trying to get back up from his last fall
And me I'm dealin' with my own trials no one else can see
Without Jesus, tell me, where would I be?

Everybody's going through something
Everybody faces a storm now and then
So if everybody's going through something
I'd rather go through something with Him

Storms come and waters rise
And everybody cries
It's part of livin', while we're livin' down here
But I'm glad I'm not alone
On this road I'm walking on
If I put my trust in Him there’s nothin' to fear
And when, life seems so uncertain, I know one thing is true
There's a God who will see me thru

Everybody's going through something
Everybody faces a storm now and then
So if everybody's going through something
I'd rather go through something with Him



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Friday, June 27, 2014

TAKE IT TO THE CROSS

Jerry Salley & Rusty Golden

You never had a reason to ever turn to Jesus
You've always faced the darkness on your own
But now this pain is stronger, this time it's lasted longer
Than any hurt you've ever known
You can't imagine taking one more step
If you have to take it all alone 


Take it to the cross, fall down on your knees
Lay your burden there, leave it at His feet
No heartache is too great, no worry is too small
Love and mercy wait at the altar of His grace
Take it to the cross


I know just how you're feeling, the road that leads to healing
That's one that I've been down before
It's paved with His forgiveness, reminding us He's with us
Through every sorrow, every storm
Take it from someone who knows firsthand
When you can't take it anymore


Take it to the cross, fall down on your knees
Lay your burden there, leave it at His feet
No heartache is too great, no worry is too small
Love and mercy wait at the altar of His grace
Take it to the cross




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Thursday, June 26, 2014

WHAT A MORNING

J.D. Sumner

Well, what a morning, what a day
When He takes us home to stay
No more sorrow, grief, or woe
Jesus said that I could go
To my home beyond the starry sky

On some happy morning
When the dead in Christ shall rise
I'll see my blessed Jesus
And with Him I'll take a ride
He'll take me home to glory
To a mansion built by hand
I'll be with Him forever
In the happy angel land

Well, what a morning, what a day
When He takes us home to stay
No more sorrow, grief, or woe
Jesus said that I could go
To my home beyond the starry sky

Well, on some happy morning
When my race on Earth is run
I'll fly away with Jesus
To the land beyond the sun
He'll stand by me in judgment
He'll plead my case for me
And I'll be with Him forever
Throughout eternity

Well, what a morning, what a day
When He takes us home to stay
No more sorrow, grief, or woe
Jesus said that I could go
To my home beyond the starry sky




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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE

Frances Havergal

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
 Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.



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Monday, June 23, 2014

SO FAR TO FIND YOU

Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman

You were broken, abandoned
And crying all alone
We were waiting and praying
And longing to bring you home
And then we saw your face
In a moment you were wrapped up in our hearts
We took a step of faith
And now here we are

Will you let me hold you in my arms tonight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you
Will you take my love and give up the fight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you

From a world away, I journeyed
Just to hold your hand
You will never be alone again
I've come so far to find you
So far to find you

You were fighting and fearful
You were hiding your heart away
But I was trying so hard to show you
'Cause there were no words that I could say
If you could see my heart
You would know that all I want to do
Is care for you

Will you let me hold you in my arms tonight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you
Will you take my love and give up the fight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you

Here in your eyes I see
Reflections of myself
How I'm the child that's really running
But I can hear a voice that's whispering my name
Saying come to me, don't run from me
I'm all you need and I am calling

From Heaven's throne
Down to a rugged cross I came
It was My love for you that brought Me all the way
So far to find you
So far to find you
You were broken, abandoned
And crying all alone



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Friday, June 20, 2014

HE WILL NOT LET GO

Laura Story

It may take time on this journey slow
What lies ahead I'm not sure I know
But the hand that holds this flailing soul
He will not let go

There may be days when I cannot breathe
There may be scars that will stay with me
But the deepest stains, they will be washed clean
And He will not let go

When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay
When grief has paralyzed my heart
His grip holds even tighter than the dark

I've heard it said, "This too shall pass"
The joy will come, and the hurt won't last
So I will trust that within His grasp
I am not alone
For He will not let go



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BEYOND WHAT I CAN SEE

Author Unknown

My God is faithful
For not one promise He has made
Has gone unfulfilled
According to His will
And He is able
For by His grace He supplies
My every need
His faithfulness exceeds
Beyond what I can see

And God is worthy
If not another blessing came
I’d still give Him praise
The balance of my days
And He’s forgiving
Though I’ve caused Him much pain
Still He calls me friend
His love and grace exceed
Beyond what I can see
 

Beyond what I can see
Beyond what I can see
Though the road’s not clear
I will not fear
The way He’s leading me
So, until the morning light
When my faith ends in sight
I’ll rest assured
In whom I have believed
And follow on beyond what I can see

God is holy
And He delivered me from sin
To be the same
And to Him I remain
Forever thankful
For though I’d broken His commands
He still set me free
His love for me exceeds
Beyond what I can see


Beyond what I can see
Beyond what I can see
Though the road’s not clear
I will not fear
The way He’s leading me
So, until the morning light
When my faith ends in sight
I’ll rest assured
In whom I have believed
And follow on beyond what I can see





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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SOMEBODY SING

Cindi and Ann Ballard

Somebody sing about that old time religion
I want to hear it again
Somebody preach about the resurrection
I want to lift my hands
There's an old-fashioned moving of the Holy Ghost
I want to welcome Him in
Let's tell the world about that old time religion
Somebody sing it again

Sometimes I feel this modern world is passing me by
So many things I cannot understand
People talkin' about a new kind of religion
It's just the opinion of man.
But how I love to hear about the old camp meeting
When people used to shout and sing
 Let's all get back to the fire of the Spirit
That old-fashioned feeling again.

Somebody sing about that old time religion
I want to hear it again
Somebody preach about the resurrection
I want to lift my hands
There's an old-fashioned moving of the Holy Ghost
I want to welcome Him in
Let's tell the world about that old time religion
Somebody sing it again

When two or three are gathered, the Spirit is there
In never-ending saving power
All we have to do is lift our hearts to the Lord
Revival can happen any hour
Somebody stand up and testify
Tell the old, old story again
The God we serve has never changed
He's the same today as He was then.

Somebody sing about that old time religion
I want to hear it again
Somebody preach about the resurrection
I want to lift my hands
There's an old-fashioned moving of the Holy Ghost
I want to welcome Him in
Let's tell the world about that old time religion
Somebody sing it again



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Friday, June 13, 2014

FIGHTING ON MY KNEES

Belinda Smith

I’ve fought inside the trenches
Been scarred on the front line
This armor's seen some testing
And my courage has been tried
But regardless of the battle
Or how fierce the enemy
I never have to leave my knees
To claim the victory

I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees
My Captain is the Author
Of this master strategy
Though the arrows fly above me
I will not face defeat
I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees

I kneel down in the blood stains
In the shadow of the cross
I boldly fight for freedom
And the honor of my God
Jesus is my Captain
I’ve joined the proud, the few
All hell may come against me
But I will not be moved

I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees
My Captain is the Author
Of this master strategy
Though the arrows fly above me
I will not face defeat
I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees

We wrestle not with flesh and blood
But with principalities
The powers of darkness cannot harm
A warrior on their knees

I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees
My Captain is the Author
Of this master strategy
Though the arrows fly above me
I will not face defeat
I’m a soldier winning battles
By fighting on my knees



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TAKE ME BACK TO THAT PLACE

Mark Bishop

Life was so simple then…I can remember when
I discovered a brand new friend…someone to love even me
When I fell down to pray…the greatest of all my days
How did I drift away? But you never changed, Lord
You were always the same, Lord

Lord, take me back…to the place…
Where I first beheld your face
Where I first…discovered you…
Where forgiveness was brand new
Lord, take me back…to the day…
All my sins were washed away
Remind me, Lord, of where I was…
Before your mercy and your love,
Before your grace…take me back,
Take me back to that place

I was adrift at sea…lost as lost could be
When you reached down for me…I remember it well
When I first called on you…when it was all brand new
And I saw what love could do…it was so overwhelming…
So overwhelming

Lord, take me back…to the place…
Where I first beheld your face
Where I first…discovered you…
Where forgiveness was brand new
Lord, take me back…to the day…
All my sins were washed away
Remind me, Lord, of where I was…
Before your mercy and your love,
Before your grace…take me back,
Take me back to that place

Make it brand new again…Lord, make it brand new again
Help me remember when. Lord, make it brand new again
Make it brand new again…Lord, make it brand new again
Help me remember when. Lord, make it brand new again

Lord, take me back…to the place…
Where I first beheld your face
Where I first…discovered you…
Where forgiveness was brand new
Lord, take me back…to the day…
All my sins were washed away
Remind me, Lord, of where I was…
Before your mercy and your love,
Before your grace…take me back,
Take me back to that place



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WEDDING DAY

Mark Hall, Nichole Nordeman and Bernie Herms

And all creation holds its breath
Waiting now to see the Bridegroom
Wondering how the bride will dress
And she wears white
And she knows that she's undeserving
She bears the shame of history
But this worn and weary maiden
Is not the bride that He sees
And she wears white, head to toe
But only He could make it so

When someone dries your tears
When someone wins your heart
And says your beautiful
When you don't know you are
And all you've longed to see
Is written on His face
When love has come and finally set you free
On that wedding day
On that wedding day

She has danced in golden castles
And she has crawled through beggar's dust
But today she stands before Him
And she wears His righteousness
And she will be who He adores
This is what He made her for

When someone dries your tears
When someone wins your heart
And says your beautiful
When you don't know you are
And all you've longed to see
Is written on His face
When love has come and finally set you free
On that wedding day
On that wedding day

When the hand that bears the only scars
And heaven touch her face
And the last tears she'll ever cry
Are finally wiped away
And the clouds roll back as He takes her hand
And walks her through the gates
Forever we will reign

When someone dries your tears
When someone wins your heart
And says your beautiful
When you don't know you are
And all you've longed to see
Is written on His face
When love has come and finally set you free
On that wedding day
On that wedding day



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Monday, June 9, 2014

THE EYES OF JESUS

Joel Hemphill

Sometimes it seems God’s a million miles away
Too busy for a creature such as I
And then I think of how He sees each sparrow fall
I call on Him and find that He is nigh

The eyes of Jesus are upon each footstep that I take
His ears are always open when I pray
His hands are always there to help me lift my heavy load
His heart is broken every time I stray.

In valleys low I look toward the mountains high
And praise the Lord that caused this world to be.
To think that God so great holds me safe within His arms
What love that He should ever care for me.

The eyes of Jesus are upon each footstep that I take
His ears are always open when I pray
His hands are always there to help me lift my heavy load
His heart is broken every time I stray.




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Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'VE BEEN TO THE BOTTOM

Rodney Griffin

In sorrow I was sinking
Had all but stopped believing
Anyone would hear my call
Lost everything I treasured
Grief was beyond measure
I wondered how far I'd fall
In my desperation
I called upon my Savior
"Lead me to some solid ground."
Then, underneath the rubble
Of all my pain and trouble
You'll never believe what I found

Well, I've been to the bottom
And I've found at the bottom
There's a blessed Holy Rock
A place for us to stand
Away from sinking sand
Safe in the hand of God
A foundation that is sure
And ever will endure
To comfort the hurting heart
Well, I've been to the bottom
And I've found at the bottom
There's a blessed Holy Rock

Well, if you're world is crumbling
Don't know what is coming
You spend you days 'a wonderin' why
Everything around you
Seems to work against you
You question, "Will it ever stop?"
Friend, I've seen the bottom
I know just where you're headin'
It's not where you think
Believe me when I tell you
That God is gonna bless you
Way beyond your dreams

Well, I've been to the bottom
And I've found at the bottom
There's a blessed Holy Rock
A place for us to stand
Away from sinking sand
Safe in the hand of God
A foundation that is sure
And ever will endure
To comfort the hurting heart
Well, I've been to the bottom
And I've found at the bottom
There's a blessed Holy Rock


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BLOOD

Marty Funderburke and Tammy Dunaway

It’s not cathedrals, it’s not steeples
It's not crosses made of gold
It’s not just sentimental stories
That have been passed down from old.
It’s not religion or tradition that can save the souls of man.
It took the sinless blood of one Holy Lamb.

It’s all about the blood, it’s all about Calvary.
It’s all about mercy flowing down an old rugged tree.
It’s all about grace, it’s all about a sacrifice.
God’s love is all about the blood of Jesus Christ.

It’s the scarlet thread that ties the beginning to the end.
It’s a river of forgiveness to wash away our sin.
It’s a healing stream, a fountain, an eternal cleansing flood
And the heartbeat of the Gospel with forever be the blood.

It’s all about the blood, it’s all about Calvary.
It’s all about mercy flowing down an old rugged tree.
It’s all about grace, it’s all about a sacrifice.
God’s love is all about the blood of Jesus Christ.

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

It’s all about grace, it’s all about a sacrifice.
God’s love is all about the blood of Jesus Christ.



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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

REJOICE IN THE LORD

Ron Hamilton

God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant or molding a man.
Give thanks to the Lord though your testing seems long
In darkness He giveth a song.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord
He makes no mistakes
He knoweth the end of each path that I take
For when I am tried and purified
I shall come forth as gold.

I could not see through the shadows ahead
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day
Then peace came and tears fled away.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord
He makes no mistakes
He knoweth the end of each path that I take
For when I am tried and purified
I shall come forth as gold.

Now, I can see testing comes from above
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best and I trust in His care
Through purging, more fruit I will bear.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord
He makes no mistakes
He knoweth the end of each path that I take
For when I am tried and purified
I shall come forth as gold.



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Monday, June 2, 2014

THAT'S WHAT GRACE IS FOR

Tone Jolene Clay, Victor Clay, & Ray C. Davis, Jr.

Is there something in your way?
A battle you can't win?
Do you struggle day to day
With thoughts of giving in?
There's no reason for despair
He has walked this way before
With compassion flowing free,
He's there for you and me
That's what grace is for.

When all hope fades away
And prayers are only words
Just reach out in faith and know
He's already heard
He'll mend your wounded heart
Peace He will restore
His arms are open wide
Walk through mercy's door
That's what grace is for

When the answer just won't come
And your soul cannot be still
When it's all been said and done
Rest in the Father's will
There's a multitude of sins
Covered by the blood that poured
Blood that cleanses every stain
So that none remain
That's what grace is for

When all hope fades away
And prayers are only words
Just reach out in faith and know
He's already heard
He'll mend your wounded heart
Peace He will restore
His arms are open wide
Walk through mercy's door
That's what grace is for




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