Friday, May 29, 2015

SHOULDERS

Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Tedd T. and Ben Glover

When confusion's my companion
And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear
I know that You are near
When I'm caught deep in the valley
With chaos for my company
I'll find my comfort here
‘Cause I know that You are near

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on
Your shoulders, Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that You're lifting me up on
Your shoulders, Your shoulders

You mend what once was shattered
And You turn my tears to laughter
Your forgiveness is my fortress
Oh, Your mercy is relentless

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on
Your shoulders, Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that You're lifting me up on
Your shoulders, Your shoulders

My help is from You
Don't have to see it to believe it
My help is from you
Don't have to see it, ‘cause I know,
‘Cause I know it's true



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Thursday, May 28, 2015

I'VE BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH

Dawn Rodgers

When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I AM BLESSED

Matt Rankin

I was a sinner simply existing in this world
Until one day Lord Jesus came and spoke to me his word.
Now I admit I had to submit to his spirit’s call.
Then he touched my soul and made me whole when I gave him my all.

Well, I know he saved me
When I called on his name that blessed hour
And I know he changed me and he made me new
When I felt his saving power.
Now I’m still living a life of sacrifice and I know he’ll see me through 
I must confess, I am blessed.

It’s been many years since I’ve shed those tears
Down at an altar of prayer that day.
But I’m just as excited that the Lord delighted
In making this sinner saved.
As a matter of fact the day I asked to put his saving grace on me
I got something new; now heaven’s in view
And I’ll live with him eternally.

Well, I know he saved me
When I called on his name that blessed hour
And I know he changed me and he made me new
When I felt his saving power.
Now I’m still living a life of sacrifice and I know he’ll see me through
I must confess, I am blessed.



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HE KNOWS MY NAME

Annie & Kelly Mcrae

He counts the stars one and all
He knows how much sand is on the shore
He sees every sparrow that falls
He made the mountains and the seas
He's in control of everything
Of all creatures great and small

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I'm overwhelmed by the pain
And can't see the light of day
I know I'll be just fine
'Cause He knows my name

I don't know what tomorrow will bring
I can't tell you what's in store
I don't know a lot of things
I don't have all the answers
To the questions of life
But I know in whom I have believed

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I'm overwhelmed by the pain
And can't see the light of day
I know I'll be just fine
'Cause He knows my name

He knew who I was when He carried my cross
He knew that I would fail Him but He took the loss

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I'm overwhelmed by the pain
And can't see the light of day
I know I'll be just fine
'Cause He knows my name



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Monday, May 25, 2015

LET FREEDOM RING

Gloria and Bill Gaither

Deep within, the heart has always known that there was freedom
Somehow breathed into the very soul of life
The prisoner, the powerless, the saved have always known it
There's something that keeps reaching for the sky

Even life begins because a baby fights for freedom
And songs we love to sing have freedom's theme
Some have walked through fire and flood to find a place of freedom
And some faced hell itself for freedom's dream

Let freedom ring
Wherever minds know what it means to be in chains
Let freedom ring wherever hearts know pain
Let freedom echo through the lonely streets
Where prisons have no key
We can be free, and we can sing,
Let freedom ring

God built freedom into every fiber of creation
And He meant for us to all be free and whole
When my Lord bought freedom through the blood of His redemption
His cross stamped pardon on my very soul

I'll sing it out with every breath; I'll let the whole world hear it
This hallelujah anthem of the free
That iron bars and heavy chains can never hold us captive
The Son has made us free and free indeed

Let freedom ring
Down through the ages from a hill called Calvary
Let freedom ring wherever hearts know pain
Let freedom echo through the lonely streets
Where prisons have no key
You can be free, and you can sing,
Let freedom ring




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Friday, May 22, 2015

I WILL BE PRAYING

Author Unknown

Hello, my friend, is it alright
I just dropped in to talk awhile?
Lately, you've been heavy on my heart.
I know that life has been unkind
And you can't count the times you've cried,
I just want you to know
You are not alone.

I will be praying on my knees
I will be praying God will give you strength
These temporary trials won't last for long.
So I will be praying with you
Until they're gone.

If a single fervent prayer tonight
Puts a thousand angels into flight,
Really that's a miracle for sure.
But when I add my prayer to yours
Ten thousand angels start to soar
They reach to where you are
And it's all with all my heart

That I will be praying on my knees
I will be praying God will give you strength
These temporary trials won't last for long.
So I will be praying with you
Until they're gone.

I will ask that your answer be given
I will seek that you will find
I will knock till the door will be opened
And until that time. . .

I will be praying on my knees
I will be praying God will give you strength
These temporary trials won't last for long.
So I will be praying with you
Until they're gone.



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

TEACH ME, LORD, TO WAIT

Stuart Hamblen

Teach me, Lord, to wait
Down on my knees
Till in Your own good time
You will answer my pleas
Teach me not to rely on what others do
But to wait in prayer
For an answer from You

They that wait upon the Lord
Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not faint
Teach me, Lord, to wait

Teach me, Lord, to wait
While my heart is all aflame
Let me humble my pride
And call on Your name
Keep my faith renewed;
Keep my eyes fixed on You
Let me be on this earth
What You want me to be

They that wait upon the Lord
Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not faint
Teach me, Lord, to wait



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Civilla D. Martin

Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,”
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth,
But one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted,
Whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing,
When hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
From care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.




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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GOD GIVES GRACE

Sometimes problems seem so big they hide the light of day
Sometimes pain cuts so deep that I can’t find the words to pray
Sometimes heartache seems to be much more than I can stand
That’s when grace seems to take me by the hand

He gives grace in the midst of every storm
God gives grace that carries the weary and worn
He’s everything we ever need for everything we face
So remember when it seems you can’t go on
God gives grace

I know every pain I feel becomes HIS very own
God knows the weakness of my heart that I can’t make it all alone
For He knows what I can handle and He never gives me more
When my strength comes to an end, He has more grace in store

He gives grace in the midst of every storm
God gives grace that carries the weary and worn
He’s everything we ever need for everything we face
So remember when it seem you can’t go on
God gives grace

Grace will help you stand when problems seem so tall
And grace will pick you up every time you fall

He gives grace in the midst of every storm
God gives grace that carries the weary and worn
He’s everything we ever need for everything we face
So remember when it seems you can’t go on
God gives grace

Monday, May 18, 2015

SOMEBODY'S PRAYIN'

John G. Elliott

Somebody's prayin', I can feel it
Somebody's prayin' for me
Mighty hands are guiding me
To protect me from what I can't see
Lord, I believe, Lord, I believe
That somebody's prayin' for me.

Angels are watchin', I can feel it
Angels are watchin' over me
There's many miles ahead 'til I get home
Still I'm safely kept before your throne
Lord, I believe, Lord, I believe
Your angels are watchin' over me.

Well, I've walked through barren wilderness
When my pillow was a stone
And I've been through the darkest caverns
Where no light had ever shown.
Still I went on 'cause there was someone
Who was down on their knees
And Lord, I thank you for those people
Prayin' all this time for me.

Somebody's prayin', I can feel it
Somebody's prayin' for me
Mighty hands are guiding me
To protect me from what I can't see
Lord, I believe, Lord, I believe
Somebody's prayin' for me




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Friday, May 15, 2015

STARS IN THE NIGHT

Author Unknown

No matter where you lead
We wanna follow you
The trouble is we forget who we belong to
We chase the wind and tides
We chase the reasons why
Chase the spark inside each other’s eyes
Desires are at war
We want that final shore
Sailing on until we find what we’ve been looking for

Hallelujah, We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night
Stars in the night
Stars in the night
Lead us through the fight

We fix our eyes on what we know is true
Even in our shame grace makes a way through
We are obsession, a constellation
You are light in and out of every season
So we keep pressing on
With our redemption song
No one can undo what you’ve done

Hallelujah, We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night
Stars in the night
Stars in the night
Lead us through the fight

All our lives
For the other side
Where we’ll never die
And in the darkest night
We will lift our eyes
The love that lies ahead is more than all we leave behind

Hallelujah, We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night
Stars in the night
Stars in the night
Lead us through the fight



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Thursday, May 14, 2015

EVERY DAY IT STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN

Sheri LaFontaine and Daryl K. Williams

Great is His faithfulness
Mighty are His ways
Day by day I marvel
As I stand back and survey
Everything I needed
He’s there to provide
Joy returns each morning
Right before my eyes

Everyday it starts all over again
New mercy with the dawn
His faithfulness goes on
And gone is all the guilt, the worry of sin
It’s all been washed away
Everyday it starts all over again

Standing on His promises
Trusting in His Grace
Morning by Morning
I find a resting place
He’s the God of my salvation
The Lord of my life
His love has no limit
No boundary of time

Everyday it starts all over again
New mercy with the dawn
His faithfulness goes on
And gone is all the guilt, the worry of sin
It’s all been washed away
Everyday it starts all over again




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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GOD SAYS YOU CAN

Karen Peck and Marcia Henry

Twenty years of married life,
A home, a job and kids
He left it all to find for himself
The freedom he thought he'd missed
But the opened arms of his wife and children
Pulled him back home again,
The world says this home won't mend,
But God says it can.

If God says you can, you can do anything
Put your trust in Him and just believe
He'll work it out somehow
When you find yourself starting over again
Begin by putting it all in His hands
Though the world says you can't, God says you can.

Pressures of life will bring you down
Till you've passed the point of coping
No comfort you'll find on the left or right
No reason left for hoping
The outlook is grim but not according to him
He' s always got a  better plan,
The world says you'll never stand,
But God says you can.

If God says you can, you can do anything
Put your trust in Him and just believe
He'll work it out somehow
When you find yourself starting over again
Begin by putting it all in His hands
Though the world says you can't, God says you can.

God is my rock, my sword and shield
I'll trust in him faithfully
Well, He said I can do all things
Through Christ which strengthens me.

If God says you can, you can do anything
Put your trust in Him and just believe
He'll work it out somehow
When you find yourself starting over again
Begin by putting it all in His hands
Though the world says you can't, God says you can.



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GOOD NEWS FROM JERUSALEM

Jerry Salley and Dianne Wilkinson

Jesus was a man who was not like any other,
He preached about the judgment and a kingdom soon to come.
Oh, the people had never heard words like these.
He stirred up the scribes and the Pharisees.
So they began to plot against God's one and only Son.

They led Him before the courts in the halls of Pilate.
In a trial, they mocked and condemned this righteous man.
Pilate listened to the crowd and he knew they lied,
But when he heard the people cry, "Crucify,"
He tried but he couldn't wash the blood from his guilty hands.

Jesus died on a lonely hill they call Mount Calvary.
They laid Him in a tomb and the stone sealed Him inside.
But three days later when the women came,
Shocked and excited when they reached His grave;
They ran back to town and everybody heard them cry.

Good news from Jerusalem
A cross on a hill where the debt was paid,
An empty tomb where His body lay,
A small upper room where they saw He was glorified.
Good news from Jerusalem!
He's alive! He's alive! He's alive!
Well, good news from Jerusalem!
He's alive! He's alive! He's alive!

Two thousand years have passed since He ascended.
Wars rage on in a world so lost in sin.
Troubles and trials on every hand,
But peace is comin' to the Promised Land.
When the King comes back, we'll shout it again and again.

Good news from Jerusalem!
A sign in the sky every eye could see,
A crown that will last for eternity,
A throne for a King who had long been prophesied!
Good news from Jerusalem!
He's alive! He's alive! He's alive!
Well, good news from Jerusalem!
He's alive! He's alive! He's alive!



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Monday, May 11, 2015

IF YOU NEVER TELL ME WHY

Author Unknown

Lord, I know enough about you
To know I never need to doubt you
But I'm walking through this valley once again.
Now my soul is deeply troubled
I question why You let me struggle
Some things are just too hard to understand.

I get weary while I'm waiting
Wondering why You're hesitating.
How I wish Your greater plan was plain to see.
But if I'm not to know the meaning,
I will simply keep on leaning
On the everlasting arms that carry me.

Lord, I'll always have questions
That won't always be answered
But I'll learn to trust You more as time goes by.
I know this trial is for a season
And I believe it's for a reason
Even if you never tell my why.

Lord, my restless heart is open
Even though You haven't spoken
The words that would explain this mystery
I'll keep listening through the silence
'Cause sometimes when it's quiet,
You choose to do Your deepest work in me.

Lord, I'll always have questions
That won't always be answered
But I'll learn to trust You more as time goes by.
I know this trial is for a season
And I believe it's for a reason
Even if you never tell my why.



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Friday, May 8, 2015

IF HE HUNG THE MOON

Kirk Talley

In the beginning of time, He was the Creator,
And into existence He spoke the heavenly moon,
And with one mighty swoop of His hand,
He threw out the stars, He knew where they’d land,
So if you think, you’re just drifting along, Then I have good news.

If He hung the moon, I know He will help you,
And if He holds the sparrow in flight, He’ll hold you too,
Consider the lilies of the field, How much more He loves you,
In the beginning of time, you were on His mind,
When He hung the moon.

Now you may feel like the world lays hard on your shoulders,
And even your closest friend in life is pulling away,
Though you have tried so hard and lost,
There is still hope, Just look to the cross,
There you will see just how much the Savior really loves you today.

And if He hung the moon, I know He will help you,
And if He holds the sparrow in flight, He’ll hold you too,
Consider the lilies of the field, How much more He loves you,
In the beginning of time, you were on His mind,
When He hung the moon.



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

I'VE GOT MORE TO GO TO HEAVEN FOR

Jack Campbell

I've been on my way to Heaven
For a long, long time.
And many things have happened
That clouded up my mind.
But I am more determined
To walk the narrow way
For I've got more to go to Heaven for
Than I had yesterday.

There's a golden street to walk upon
A bell I'm gonna ring,
A brand-new angel in the choir
And I want to hear him sing.
There'll be a lot of friends a-waiting
When I walk through the gate
And I've got more to go to Heaven for
Than I had yesterday.

I've been through lonesome valleys
I've climbed the highest hill,
I've known the joy of living
In the center of God's will.
I've watched the angels come and take
My loved ones home to stay
And I've got more to go to Heaven for
Than I had yesterday.

There's a golden street to walk upon
A bell I'm gonna ring,
A brand-new angel in the choir
And I want to hear him sing.
There'll be a lot of friends a-waiting
When I walk through the gate
And I've got more to go to Heaven for
Than I had yesterday.



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GOD IS MY REFUGE

Author Unknown

When clouds of doubt hover over me
Angry waves toss me to and fro
There is a place that I can go.
He’s a shield from every tempest,
He’s an anchor that is sure
In times like these, it’s good to know.

That God is my refuge,
A strong and mighty tower that I can run to.
God is my refuge,
Without Him, what would I do?

Once I wandered from His shelter
Just ahead, I just could not see
Those dark clouds so heavy with rain.
Angry winds blew hard against me
He called out and I ran to Him
And now I am safe from the storm.

God is my refuge,
A strong and mighty tower that I can run to.
God is my refuge,
Without Him, what would I do?



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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

HE'S ALL I NEED

Genelle Tennant

He's all I need when I just need someone to talk to,
He's always there to hear my prayer each time I call him;
All my needs He supplies, my thirsty soul He satisfies,
He's the Lord of Lords, He's all I need.

He comforts me when I'm weary and eases every pain,
Fills my deepest longing time and time again;
He's my soul's inspiration, my heart's consolation,
He's my everything, He's all I need.

He's all I need, I need not turn to any other,
For He's a friend I can depend closer than a brother;
On this friend I can rely to be my strength as life goes by,
He's the Lord of all, He's all I need.

He comforts me when I'm weary and eases every pain,
Fills my deepest longing time and time again;
He's my soul's inspiration, my heart's consolation,
He's my everything, He's all I need.

He's all I need,
He's all I need,
He's my everything,
He's all I need.




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Monday, May 4, 2015

LET IT BE KNOWN

Jim Brady, Sue Smith, & Barry Weeks

There is a call that has sounded all over this land
And all those who believe have been given a chance
To bring light where there’s darkness

We have been called to bring hope where there’s need
Defending the helpless; protecting the weak is God’s plan

So we must let it be known who we are
Let it be said with all our hearts
That we will live for Christ alone
And we will give our life
To let it be known

I know there are those who would silence the name
We would share yet we see a need for His Truth everywhere
So with courage we’ll answer (we will answer)

With mercy and faith; proclaiming the Good News of Jesus today
For that’s what the world needs to hear

Then we must let it be known who we are
Let it be said with all our hearts
That we will live for Christ alone
And we will give our life
To let it be known

Love that fills our words until each soul has heard
May His grace come shining through
Whatever He gives us to do

Let it be known who we are
Let it be said with all our hearts
That we will live for Christ alone
And we will give our lives to let it be known




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Friday, May 1, 2015

TESTIMONY

Babbie Mason and Rodney Griffin

There are days when days are dark for children of the Light
Seems like it's all uphill and nothing's going right.
But we can choose to stand strong and give God the glory
And even help someone else when they hear our story.

Turn every test into a testimony
Help somebody going through a time so dark and lonely.
Shout it to the world, lift our voice in victory
And turn every test into a testimony.

Let us take every chance to talk about His power
And tell how He meets His children in their darkest hour
He'll see us through every day, and as our faith is growing,
Use it to help someone we might not have been knowing

Turn every test into a testimony
Help somebody going through a time so dark and lonely.
Shout it to the world, lift our voice in victory
And turn every test into a testimony.

Gotta hear the good news
Gotta let it out
What He did for me
Can't keep it to myself
Thank God He set me free
Yes, He did
Now I can testify, testify, testify

Turn every test into a testimony
Help somebody going through a time so dark and lonely.
Shout it to the world, lift our voice in victory
And turn every test into a testimony.



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