Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'LL SAY THANKS

Rodney Griffin

Ungrateful am I for so many things
Like the Father's tender mercies every day
And though I owe my life
To the cross where Jesus died
I often fail to stop and give Him thanks

How could I look upon the cross
And not say "Thank you?"
How could I hear His mother cry
And not be ashamed?
How could I see His bleeding hands,
And not feel responsible?
How could I look upon the cross,
And not say "Thanks?"

He was beaten beyond recognition
Then a crown of thorns was pressed into His brow
His back was torn apart
To pay for all the crimes I'd done
So you'd think I'd take the time to humbly bow

How could I look upon the cross
And not say "Thank you?"
How could I hear His mother cry
And not be ashamed?
How could I see His bleeding hands,
And not feel responsible?
How could I look upon the cross,
And not say "Thanks?"

So I will look upon the cross
And I'll say "Thank you."
I will magnify the power of your name
I will take a stand for Christ,
For He is the Lord of all
I will look upon the cross
And I'll say, "Thank you, Lord,
"For saving my soul."
I will look upon the cross
And I'll say "Thanks."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

TREASURES UNSEEN

Ann Ballard

MY HOME MAY NOT LOOK LIKE A CASTLE
AND MY CLOTHES MAY BE LACKING IN STYLE
AND IF YOU COME SIT AT MY TABLE
A MEAGER SUPPLY YOU MIGHT FIND

BUT, OH, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SEE
THAT MAKES ME A KING, MAKES ME A KING.
FOR TO ME I'VE EVERYTHING, ALL THAT I NEED
ALL THAT I NEED, I'VE TREASURES UNSEEN
       
NOW GOD MADE A WORLD FILLED WITH BEAUTY
OF THINGS WE ENJOY EVERY DAY.
MY SECRET TO HIDDEN POSSESSIONS
IS TO LOVE HIM AND SERVE HIM EACH DAY.

BUT,OH, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SEE
THAT MAKES ME A KING, MAKES ME A KING.
FOR TO ME I'VE EVERYTHING, ALL THAT I NEED
ALL THAT I NEED, I'VE TREASURES UNSEEN.



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Friday, October 24, 2014

GOD LOVES TO TELL A STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING

Mark Bishop

In chapter one we meet someone lost out in the wilderness.
Searching for the road to lead them home.
In chapter two we find them with a heart that has been broken.
The choices they have made left them alone.
Later in the story after trials and tribulations,
They find redemption in a rugged cross.
Suddenly their tragedy has a happy ending.
A happy-ever-after for the lost.
And that’s the story for me;
Without Him where would we be?

Little David would have died at the hands of ol’ Goliath.
Moses would have stopped at the Red Sea.
The three Hebrew children would have perished in the fire.
Satan would have won at Calvary.
And I who was lost would have been lost forever.
But that’s not where the story ends for me.
For God saw the finish and He wrote another chapter;
An ending where salvation set me free.
He never met a broken heart he wasn’t capable of mending.
I’m so glad God loves to tell a story with a happy ending.

I am not the only one; I know that there are others.
Soon every story draws to a close.
Epic tales of struggle that have spanned across the ages.
Where before the cross there was no hope.
And just before the dawn when the outcome was so certain
A knight in shining armor did appear.
The story took a turn in a way no one expected.
It’s no mystery why I am here.
If it wasn’t for His love for you and me,
Well, the story would have ended differently…

Little David would have died at the hands of ol’ Goliath.
Moses would have stopped at the Red Sea.
The three Hebrew children would have perished in the fire.
Satan would have won at Calvary.
And I who was lost would have been lost forever.
But that’s not where the story ends for me.
For God saw the finish and He wrote another chapter;
An ending where salvation set me free.
He never met a broken heart he wasn’t capable of mending.
I’m so glad God loves to tell a story with a happy ending.



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

BRING THE RAIN

Bart Millard, Barry Graul, Jim Bryson, Nathan Cochran, Mike Scheuchzer and Robby Shaffer

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KEEP ME IN YOUR WILL

Zane King and Charles Isbell

Sometimes I think I'm in control,
And I act so foolishly.
Facing problems on my own,
I don't know what's best for me.
My mistakes at times disturb
All the plans you have made.
Lord, keep me in your will,
So I won't be in your way.

And put me where you want to,
Not where I want to be.
If I should ask for things I want,
Just give me what I need.
When I complain from time to time,
Forgive me, Lord, I pray.
Lord, keep me in your will,
So I won't be in your way.

Remind me, Lord, I'm just a glove,
In which you place your hand,
Not my will but yours be done,
Though I don't understand.
The best laid plans I've made,
Somehow always go astray.
Lord, keep me in your will,
So I won't be in your way.

And put me where you want to,
Not where I want to be.
If I should ask for things I want,
Just give me what I need.
When I complain from time to time,
Forgive me, Lord, I pray.
Lord, keep me in your will,
So I won't be in your way.

I need you, dear Lord,
Each and every single day
To keep me in your will,
So I won't be in your way.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WHEN I CRY

Marshall Hall and Benji Gaither

Makin' a list of all of the good things you've done for me.
Lord, I've never been one to complain.
But, right now I'm lost, and I can't find my way.
My world's come apart, and it's breakin' my heart.
But it helps to know Your heart is breaking too.

When I cry, You cry. When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
And when I fall on my face, You fill me with grace.
'Cause nothing breaks Your heart, or tears You apart
Like when I cry.

Alone in the dark, face in my hands cryin' out to You.
Lord, there's never been a time in my life,
There's so much at stake, there's so much to lose.
But I trust it to You. You'll bring me through.
And it helps me to know that I'm not alone.

When I cry, You cry. When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
And when I fall on my face, You fill me with grace.
'Cause nothing breaks Your heart, or tears You apart
Like when I cry.

You're the one who calmed the raging sea.
You're the one who made the blind to see.
You looked through all of heaven and eternity,
And through it all you saw me.

When I cry, You cry. When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
And when I fall on my face, You fill me with grace.
Nothing breaks Your heart, or tears You apart
Like when I cry.



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Monday, October 20, 2014

KEEP ON

Rebecca Dibler

Trouble's all around you
The devil is telling you
To sit down and give up your cross
A voice from Heaven
Is calling your name
God is telling you,
"There's more to gain."
Don't give up and don't surrender
You can just remember

You gotta keep on keeping on
Keep on walking strong
Keep on singing a song
Though the battle is raging
The devil is fighting
The storm clouds are frightening
The rain is falling
You gotta keep on keeping on

Now, you're going through a battle
And your faith is gettin' weak
You feel like giving in
And you wanna retreat
Don't turn around
Keep on walking
Just remember God is talking

You gotta keep on keeping on
Keep on walking strong
Keep on singing a song
Though the battle is raging
The devil is fighting
The storm clouds are frightening
The rain is falling,
You gotta keep on keeping on



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Friday, October 17, 2014

UNTITLED HYMN (COME TO JESUS)

Chris Rice

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we fall...so
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

IN THE GARDEN

Charles Austin Miles

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

I'd stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOR ALL THE DAYS THAT END IN WHY

Mark Lanier

How am I gonna make it and go on for heaven’s sake
I don’t think I can take it; my heart’s about to break
I wonder if he’ll be coming home; I wonder if she’s ok
Maybe the sun will shine again and chase all the rain away
I know there’s an answer to the questions of this life
We must be reminded; we must recognize

God is there through every hello and goodbye
God is there when I don’t even have the will to try
God is there; God is there
For all the days that end in why
For all the days that end in why

Why did she leave so early, and why doesn’t he understand
Why am I took for granted; I’m doing the best I can
When will the pay get better; when will I make ends meet
When will I ever smile again; where is my life’s retreat
I know there’s an answer to the questions of this life
We must be reminded we must recognize


God is there through every hello and goodbye
God is there when I don’t even have the will to try
God is there; God is there
For all the days that end in why
For all the days that end in why




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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CALL ON JESUS

Nicole C. Mullen

I'm so very ordinary
Nothing special on my own
Oh, and I have never walked on water
And I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I'm hiding away
From the madness around me
Like a child who's afraid of the dark

When I call on Jesus, all things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother, broken daughter
Widowed, widowed lover, you're not alone
If you're tired and scared
Of the madness around you
If you can't find the strength to carry on

When you call on Jesus, all things are possible
You can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When you call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue you when you

Call Him in the mornin', in the afternoon time
Late in the evenin', He'll be there
When your heart is broken and you feel discouraged
You can just remember that He said, He'll be there

When I call on Jesus, all things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
'Cause He'll move Heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call



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Monday, October 13, 2014

TEMPORARY TOMB

Rodney Griffin

Mohammed or Buddha, which one will save you,
This is the question of life
Is Jesus Messiah or is someone higher,
Who do we trust when we die
If you'll look closely, you'll see a difference,
These prophets are not the same
You'll find only one who kept living on,
One who walked out of His grave

You'll find a temporary tomb, a virgin's womb,
Baskets filled with fishes for the multitude
Opened blinded eyes, water turned to wine,
Witnesses to prove it's true
You'll find footprints on the water, Jarius' daughter,
A Savior on the cross who says "Forgive them, Father"
You say you have a Savior, too,
But take me and show me his temporary tomb

No other has ever crossed over death's river
And come back to live again
Though many have promised but could not deliver
A life that has no end
But Jesus, our Savior, who shall reign forever,
Defeated our greatest foe
He said He would die and then He would rise,
Let's tell it wherever we go

You'll find a temporary tomb, a virgin's womb,
Baskets filled with fishes for the multitude
Opened blinded eyes, water turned to wine,
Witnesses to prove it's true
You'll find footprints on the water, Jarius' daughter,
A Savior on the cross who says "Forgive them, Father"
You say you have a Savior, too,
But take me and show me his temporary tomb



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Friday, October 10, 2014

WHAT SALVATION'S DONE FOR ME

Dianne Wilkinson and Rusty Golden

I used to be so lonesome, I never had a friend
Always looking out for number one
Didn’t know where I was going,
Didn’t care where I had been
The life I lived had me on the run
 

One day Jesus found me and took my sin away
He showed me what I thought I’d never see
He put me in His family, and He’s with me to this day
Let me tell you what salvation’s done for me

I used to be a blind man, but now my vision’s clear
Mercy came and drove the shame from me
There’s peace of mind with Jesus that drives out every fear
I’m stronger than I thought I’d ever be
I can’t tell you why He loves me, as bad as I had been
Why I’m worthy of this life of victory
I know I’m not a scholar just a sinner saved by grace
But I can tell you what salvation’s done for me

One day when life is over, I’ll go to my reward
Where Heaven waits for those who have been set free
With saints from all the ages, in the presence of our Lord
This is what salvation’s done for me

I used to be a blind man, but now my vision’s clear
Mercy came and drove the shame from me
There’s peace of mind with Jesus that drives out every fear
I’m stronger than I thought I’d ever be
I can’t tell you why He loves me, as bad as I had been
Why I’m worthy of this life of victory
I know I’m not a scholar just a sinner saved by grace
But I can tell you what salvation’s done for me




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Thursday, October 9, 2014

God of Every Story

Laura Story and Ed Cash

Amy she lives down the street
And her husband left her just last week.
She feels like giving up,
But she's holding on to hope.

John lost his job six months ago.
He's got a wife, three kids at home.
Doesn't know what to do,
He's praying for a breakthrough.

Some wanna raise a fist up high,
Blame all the hard things on the Father in the sky,
But He hears when we call.
We can trust him through it all.

He's the God of every story,
He sees each tear that falls.
We may not understand but one thing is certain.
He is faithful, He's a faithful God.

Jordan's had a lifetime of hard days
And all the pills won't take the pain away,
But before he hits the ground
He sees Mercy reaching down.

He's the God of every story,
He sees each tear that falls.
We may not understand but one thing is certain.
He is faithful, He's a faithful God.

His ways are higher
Than we could ever comprehend.
When our world is shaking,
He holds us in the palm of His hand.

Young Martin is thankful he's alive;
The doctors said he might not survive.
That was seven years ago...
What a miracle.

And now there's this new baby girl
And with one breath she's changed our whole world.
Some say she looks like dad,
But she looks like grace to me.
Your grace to me.

You're the God of every story,
You see each tear that falls.
We may not understand but one thing is certain.
You are faithful, You are faithful.

You're the God of every story,
No matter what I'm going through.
I may not understand, You are God, and I am just a man.
Yeah, I'm forever trusting in Your plan.
One thing is certain
You are faithful, You're faithful, God.



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TO KNOW YOU

Bernie Herms, Mark Hall & Jason Ingram

To know You is to never worry for my life and
To know You is to never give in or compromise and
To know You is to wanna tell the world about You
'Cause I can't live without You

To know You is to hear Your voice when You are calling
To know You is to catch my brother when he's fallin'
To know You is to feel the pain of the brokenhearted
'Cause they can't live without You

More than my next breath, more than life or death
All I'm reaching for, I live my life to know You more
I leave it all behind, You're all that satisfies
To know You is to want to know You more
To know You is to want to know You more

To know You is to ache for more than ordinary
To know You is to look beyond the temporary
To know You is believing that You'll be enough
'Cause there's no life without You

More than my next breath, more than life or death
All I'm reaching for, I live my life to know You more
I leave it all behind, You're all that satisfies
To know You is to want to know You more
To know You is to want to know You more

All this life could offer me
Could not compare to You, compare to You
And I'll count it all as a loss
Compared to knowing You, knowing You

More than my next breath, more than life or death
All I'm reaching for, I live my life to know You more
I leave it all behind, You're all that satisfies
To know You is to want to know You more
To know You is to want to know You more



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FOR THOSE TEARS I DIED

Marsha  Stephens

You said You'd come and share all my sorrows,
You said You'd be there for all my tomorrows;
I came so close to sending You away,
But just like You promised You came there to stay;
I just had to pray!

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."

Your goodness so great I can't understand,
And, dear Lord, I know that all this was planned;
I know You're here now, and always will be,
Your love loosed my chains and in You I'm free;
But Jesus, why me?

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."

Jesus, I give You my heart and my soul,
I know that without God I'd never be whole;
Savior, You opened all the right doors,
And I thank You and praise You from earth's humble shores;
Take me, I'm Yours.

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."



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Monday, October 6, 2014

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

Bill and Gloria Gaither

If you've knelt beside the rubble of an aching broken heart
When the things you gave your life to fell apart
You're not the first to be acquainted with sorrow, grief or pain
But the Master promised sunshine after the rain

Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning
Weeping only lasts for the night
Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight

To invest your seeds of trust in God in mountains you can't move
You have risked your life on things you cannot prove
But to give the things you cannot keep for what you cannot lose
Now, that's the way to find the joy God has for you

Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning
Weeping only lasts for the night
Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight



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Friday, October 3, 2014

THEN CAME THE MORNING

Bill and Gloria Gaither

They all walked away, with nothing to say,
They'd just lost their dearest friend.
All that He said, now He was dead,
So this was the way it would end.
The dreams they had dreamed were not what they'd seemed,
Now that He was dead and gone.
The garden, the jail, the hammer, the nail,
How could a night be so long?

Then came the morning; night turned into day;
The stone was rolled away; hope rose with the dawn.
Then came the morning; shadows vanished before the sun,
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.

The angel, the star, the kings from afar,
The wedding, the water, the wine.
Now it was done, they'd taken her Son,
Wasted before His time.
She knew it was true, she'd watched Him die too,
She'd heard them call Him just a man,
But deep in her heart, she knew from the start,
Somehow her Son would live again.

Then came the morning; night turned into day;
The stone was rolled away; hope rose with the dawn.
Then came the morning; shadows vanished before the sun,
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.



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