Friday, July 31, 2015

Speak, Lord

Nicky Chavers

Speak, Lord, for Thy servant hears
Speak, Lord, for Thy servant hears
I am but a child, yet Thou hast called my name
There must be a special task for me to claim
Speak, Lord, tell me all Thy will
Speak, Lord, in a voice so still
Though the task be great
Or though the task be small
I will trust in Thee alone and give my all

I don't ask for riches
I don't ask for fame
I don't ask that honor
Be heaped upon my name
I only ask Thy presence
To ever be the same
Speak, Lord, for Thy servant hears.

Come, Lord, take me by the hand
Come, Lord, teach a child to stand
Show me where to go and tell me what to say
Give Thy Word to light my path
And point the way.
Yes, Lord, Thy command is heard
Yes, Lord, I obey Thy Word
Now I feel Thy pow'r and now I see Thy plan
Mold me as a useful vessel in Thy hand

I don't ask for riches
I don't ask for fame
I don't ask that honor
Be heaped upon my name
I only ask Thy presence
To ever be the same
Speak, Lord, for Thy servant hears.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

REMIND ME WHO I AM

Jason Gray and Jason Ingram

When I lose my way,
And I forget my name,
Remind me who I am.
In the mirror all I see,
Is who I don't wanna be,
Remind me who I am.
In the loneliest places,
When I can't remember what grace is.

Tell me once again who I am to You,
Who I am to You.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
That I belong to You.
To You.

When my heart is like a stone,
And I'm running far from home,
Remind me who I am.
When I can't receive Your love,
Afraid I'll never be enough,
Remind me who I am.
If I'm Your beloved,
Can You help me believe it.

Tell me once again who I am to You,
Who I am to You, whoa.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You.
That I belong to You.
To You.

I'm the one You love,
I'm the one You love,
That will be enough,
I'm the one You love.

Tell me once again who I am to You.
Who I am to You.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
That I belong to You.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WHEN HE REACHED DOWN HIS HAND FOR ME

G.E. Wright

Once my soul was astray
From the heavenly way
I was wretched and vile as could be
But my Savior in love
Gave me peace from above
When He reached down His hand for me

When He reached down His hand for me
He had to reach way down for me
I was lost and undone
Without my God or His Son
When He reached down His hand for me

I was near to despair
When He came to me there
And He showed me that I could be free
Then He lifted my feet
Gave me gladness complete
When He reached down His hand for me

When He reached down His hand for me
He had to reach way down for me
I was lost and undone
Without my God or His Son
When He reached down His hand for me

How my heart doth rejoice when I hear His sweet voice
And in the tempest to Him I can flee
There to lean on His arms, safe secure from all harm
Since He reached down His hand for me

When He reached down His hand for me
He had to reach way down for me
I was lost and undone
Without my God or His Son
When He reached down His hand for me



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

THAT ONE'S EASY

Mark Bishop

I wake up in the morning, and I climb out of bed.
The world has somehow gotten crazier. I just shake my head.
I worry for my children, all the things they’ll hear and see
I guess that’s the dad in me.
Things are really different from when I was a kid.
Seems like people knew their neighbors. If we could help ‘em, well, we did.
Mom’s and dad’s would act like grown-ups for their daughters and their sons
No excuses; they just got it done.

Yeah, kids ask crazy questions. They will open every door.
Like “Why do people hurt each other?” and “Why do countries go to war?”
And “Is there such a thing as true love?”
Well, that one always gets to me. Cause that one’s easy.
That one’s easy.

There are questions I can’t answer that only God would know.
“Why do children have to suffer?” “Why do broken hearts heal slow?”
“Why can’t families stay together?” I’ve got questions of my own.
 Yeah, I’ve got questions of my own.
But if you ask me “Is there real love that can pick you off the ground?”
“Does anybody hear me praying? Is there an answer coming down?”
“And does anybody love me?” Of all the questions you could ask me,
That one’s easy. Yeah, that one’s easy.

Is there a love that helps a family get through hard times when they come?
And when the pieces fit together, they’re much greater than the sum.
Well, there are questions without answers, oh, but that’s not really one,
Cause that one’s easy. That one’s easy.

There are questions I can’t answer that only God would know.
“Why do children have to suffer?” “Why do broken hearts heal slow?”
“Why can’t families stay together?” I’ve got questions of my own.
 Yeah, I’ve got questions of my own.
But if you ask me “Is there real love that can pick you off the ground?”
“Does anybody hear me praying? Is there an answer coming down?”
“And does anybody love me?” Of all the questions you could ask me,
That one’s easy. Yeah, that one’s easy.



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Monday, July 27, 2015

HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR ME

Mosie Lister

Many times I'm tried and tested
As I travel day by day
Oft I meet with pain and sorrow
And there's trouble in the way.
But I have a sweet assurance
That my soul the Lord will lead
And in Him there is strength for every need.

O, His grace is sufficient for me.
And His love is abundant and free.
And what joy fills my soul,
Just to know, just to know
That His grace is sufficient for me.

When the tempter brings confusion
And I don't know what to do,
On my knees I turn to Jesus
For He'll always see me through
Then despair is changed to victory.
Every doubt just melts away
And in Him there is hope for everyday.

O, His grace is sufficient for me.
And His love is abundant and free.
And what joy fills my soul,
Just to know, just to know
That His grace is sufficient for me.



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Friday, July 24, 2015

COMING BACK HOME

Mark D.R. Dibler

I thought I knew what life was all about
When I left my father's house.
I thought I knew who my friends really were
'Til the money ran out.
I never thought it would be this way.
It all ends today.

I've made up my mind, I'm coming back home.
I've packed up my bags; I'm ready to go.
Father, your house is where I belong.
It's time to make right what I've done wrong.
All my life I've been living in sin,
But I know I'll be forgiven
When I come home.

I've fallen so far from you, my Savior.
I've gotten out of touch.
I don't see how I could run so far
When You've done so much.
I just want to make things right;
It all ends tonight.

I've made up my mind, I'm coming back home.
I've packed up my bags; I'm ready to go.
Father, your house is where I belong.
It's time to make right what I've done wrong.
All my life I've been living in sin,
But I know I'll be forgiven
When I come home.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TOO BLESSED

 Mark Dibler and Rebecca Roper

Sometimes I think that no one cares
And that no one is there to help
But when I get back, back to myself
That's when I realize

I'm too blessed
Too blessed to be depressed
I'm too blessed
Happiness is just a smile away
When I stop and think about what He's doing
And how the Holy Spirit is moving
I know there's no reason to hang my head
When I'm blessed

Sometimes I feel so down and out
And that's when I start to doubt
But when I get back, back to Your Word
That's when I remember

I'm too blessed
Too blessed to be depressed
I'm too blessed
Happiness is just a smile away
When I stop and think about what He's doing
And how the Holy Spirit is moving
I know there's no reason to hang my head
When I'm blessed



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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BEAUTIFUL CROSS

Rebecca Dibler

A little girl with a cross hanging from her neck
An old man steps up and says,
"You know that cross there just doesn't look right.
It wasn't pretty; it was a horrible sight."
She said, "I know how the story goes,
But when Jesus touches something, He makes it beautiful."

When He touched the rugged cross
He made it beautiful
He made it meaningful
He made a way
For this lost and dying world
Hopeless and sinful
He said, "I will go"
Oh, what love
When He touched the rugged cross,
He made it beautiful.

Like that cross, I once was nothing to look upon
Wrecked by sin, my life was all wrong
Lost in the darkness, I couldn't find the light
Something in my heart just didn't seem right
Then the preacher man said, "Jesus can save your soul.
Ask Him in your heart; He'll make you whole."

When He touched my broken heart
He made it beautiful
He made it meaningful
He made a way
For this lost and dying soul
Hopeless and sinful
He said, "I will go"
Oh, what love
When He touched my broken,
He made it beautiful.

When He touched the rugged cross,
When He touched my broken heart,
He made it beautiful.



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Monday, July 20, 2015

Abishai

Rebecca Roper

A lonely shepherd boy grew up into a man
Another day, another battle, fighting giants in the land.
Weary from the fight, going down for the last time.
Then running to his side came a man named Abishai.
He killed David's giant and saved his life.

I want to be an Abishai
I want to be by my brother's side.
I want to be the one called to help.
I want to fight my brother's fight.
So, friend, when you're on your back
And don't understand why.
Just hold on and don't give up.
I will be your Abishai.

The phone rings and rings day after day
Another bill, another debt that you just can't seem to pay.
As you sit and wonder why, wiping the tears from your eyes,
The phone rings once again, but this time it's your friend.
He says, "I've paid your debt; don't give up yet."

I want to be an Abishai
I want to be by my brother's side.
I want to be the one called to help.
I want to fight my brother's fight.
So, friend, when you're on your back
And don't understand why.
Just hold on and don't give up.
I will be your Abishai.

Maybe it's a loved one who has passed away
Maybe it's a child who's gone astray
Maybe it's a battle you feel you're fighting on your own
Friend, don't be mistaken.  God's in control.

I want to be an Abishai
I want to be by my brother's side.
I want to be the one called to help.
I want to fight my brother's fight.
So, friend, when you're on your back
And don't understand why.
Just hold on and don't give up.
I will be your Abishai.



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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Time That Remains

Twila McBride-Labar & Marty Funderburk

I know my days were numbered
Before I drew my first breath.
And I have no way of knowing
When I'll close my eyes in death.
I only have this moment
And before it slips away.
I want to make a difference
While it's still called "today."

In the time that remains
I will lift high the cross.
And in Jesus' name
Be a light for the lost.
I pray I won't live
One moment in vain,
For all that I have
Is the time that remains.

The grains of sand are slipping
Through the hourglass of time.
As I sift through all the memories
Of the life I've left behind.
All of my accomplishments
Will vanish in the wind.
And only what I've done for Christ
Will matter in the end.

In the time that remains
I will lift high the cross.
And in Jesus' name
Be a light for the lost.
I pray I won't live
One moment in vain,
For all that I have
Is the time that remains.

Every minute -- every hour -- every day --
With all my heart and soul I know I'll find a way!

In the time that remains
I will lift high the cross.
And in Jesus' name
Be a light for the lost.
I pray I won't live
One moment in vain,
For all that I have
Is the time that remains.



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

SAVE MY LIFE

David Frey, Ben McDonald & Ben Glover

We’ve met half a dozen times
I know your name; I know you don’t know mine
But I won’t hold that against you
You come here every Friday night
I take your order and try to be polite
And hide what I’ve been going through
If you looked me right in the eye
Would see the pain deep inside?
Would you take the time to. . .

Tell me what I need to hear
Tell me that I’m not forgotten
Show me there’s a God
Who can be more than all I’ve ever wanted
‘Cause right now I need a little hope
I need to know that I’m not alone
Maybe God is calling you tonight
To tell me something that might save my life

I’m the pastor at your church
For all these years you’ve listened to my words
You think I know all the answers
But I’ve got doubts and questions too
Behind this smile I’m really just like you
Afraid and tired and insecure
If you look me right in the eye
Would you see the real me inside?
Would you take the time to. . .

Tell me what I need to hear
Tell me that I’m not forgotten
Show me there’s a God
Who can be more than all I’ve ever wanted
‘Cause right now I need a little hope
I need to know that I’m not alone
Maybe God is calling you tonight
To tell me something that might save my life

Save my life
I am just like everyone
Jesus, I need You; I need Your Love
To save my life

Tell me what I need to hear
Tell me that I’m not forgotten
Show me there’s a God
Who can be more than all I’ve ever wanted
‘Cause right now I need a little hope
I need to know that I’m not alone
Maybe God is calling you tonight
To tell me something that might save my life



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HE WILL CARRY YOU

Scott Wesley Brown

There is no problem too big God cannot solve it
There is no mountain too tall He cannot move it
And there is no storm too dark God cannot calm it
There is no sorrow too deep He cannot soothe it

And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my brother that He will carry you
And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my sister that He will carry you

He said, "Come unto Me all who are weary,
And I will give you rest"

There is no problem too big God cannot solve it
There is no mountain too tall He cannot move it
And there is no storm too dark God cannot calm it
There is no sorrow too deep He cannot soothe it

And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my brother that He will carry you
And if He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my sister that He will carry you




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

IT'S QUITE A VALLEY

Lee Black and Kenna Turner West

Do you ever feel like you're bearing the weight of the world
And your strength is gone
Do you ever wonder how you will get through the day 

When the night won't give way to the dawn
Well, I know it's tough, and the way has been rough
But God will be more than enough

It's quite a valley
And the shadows are long
It's been quite a journey, but keep moving on
God will be faithful in this place life has brought you to
Oh, it's quite a valley
But nothing He won't bring you through

It's never easy to look in the distance 

And know the mountain you see
Is yours for the taking if you’ll take one more step 

And then prayerfully dare to believe
That He’s by your side and that He will provide
The strength you will need for the climb

It's quite a valley
And the shadows are long
It's been quite a journey, but keep moving on
God will be faithful in this place life has brought you to
Oh, it's quite a valley
But nothing He won't bring you through


His hand is leading, guiding, holding, hiding

It's quite a valley
And the shadows are long
It's been quite a journey, but keep moving on
God will be faithful in this place life has brought you to
Oh, it's quite a valley
But nothing He won't bring you through 




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Monday, July 13, 2015

MY SAVIOR, MY GOD

Aaron Shust

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands One who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God He was, my God He is
My God is always gonna be
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God He was, my God He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God He was, my God He is
My God is always gonna be
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God He was, my God He is
My God is always gonna be



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Friday, July 10, 2015

STAY CLOSE TO ME

Patti Hawkins, Ann Downing, and Laurie Winton

Lord, I knew a time like this would surely come my way
When in disbelief, I'd watch my whole life change
I thought I'd have the words to tell You how I feel
But the only thing my heart is telling me to say is

Lord stay close to me, as I journey through the darkness of this great unknown
Lord, stay close to me, though I've placed my faith in You, I feel so all alone
My heart trembles like a child as I walk each scary mile
And the only prayer my lips can find to speak is "Lord, stay close to me."

I guess that I could ask You for some miracle
To even take away this trial that I face
But Lord, I know that You alone know what I need
So would You hold me tight as I journey through this place?

Lord stay close to me, as I journey through the darkness of this great unknown
Lord, stay close to me, though I've placed my faith in You, I feel so all alone
My heart trembles like a child as I walk each scary mile
And the only prayer my lips can find to speak is "Lord, stay close to me."

Oh Lord, when I'm so scared, please be there, Lord
So I can rest in the promise, the promise that You care
Lord, I know that I can make it through if all I have is You

Lord stay close to me, as I journey through the darkness of this great unknown
Lord, stay close to me, though I've placed my faith in You, I feel so all alone
My heart trembles like a child as I walk each scary mile
And the only prayer my lips can find to speak is "Lord, stay close to me."



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Thursday, July 9, 2015

NOT ONE

Tony Woods, Bobby Price, & Barry Weeks

Not one of your tears falls unnumbered
Not one of your prayers is unheard
Not one of your sighs goes unnoticed
For He has heard your every word
Not one of your trials has he turned from
Not one sorrow He hasn't bore
Not one sin is left unforgiven
And no lost that He hasn't mourned

He has never loved less than a father
And when His children's lives come undone
He has never forsaken a daughter or abandoned a son
Not one, not one

Not one of your thoughts have escaped Him
Not one of your hurts went unknown
Not one of your needs has He looked past
Not one second were you alone
Not one time were His eyes not on you
Not one moment He wasn't there
Not one of your cares has surprised Him
There's no need for you to despair

He has never loved less than a father
And when His children's lives come undone
He has never forsaken a daughter or abandoned a son
Not one, not one



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DEAD MAN WALKING

Author Unknown

I was dead in my sins, just as if I had been
Buried and laid to rest.
Then the One who overcame
Life and death called my name.
He said, "Child, arise, and be blessed."

I was a dead man walking, but praise God I am alive.
And I can't stop talking, I've just got to testify.
Resurrected from the grave, from death's darkness I am saved.
I was a dead man walking, but praise God I am alive.

Just a shell of a man until the Master's hand
Reached down and lifted me.
From the depths of despair,
He heard my prayer,
And praise God, I'll live eternally.

I was a dead man walking, but praise God I am alive.
And I can't stop talking, I've just got to testify.
Resurrected from the grave, from death's darkness I am saved.
I was a dead man walking, but praise God I am alive.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GOD LIKES TO WORK

Larry Petree and Marcia Henry

You been to the doctor, and he just shook his head 
So many nights you've suffered just lying in bed, 
But you just can't seem to make it, your body is ill 
Friend, God likes to work when nothing else will

God likes to work when your back's to the wall.
When faith's in the balance, and you're just about to fall.
So there'll be no mistaking when He blesses and heals,
Oh, God likes to work when nothing else will.

You've met with the banker; he said, "No" with regret
You've tried every way just to get ahead,
But you're hoping and praying for a miracle still
Oh, God likes to work when nothing else will.

God likes to work when your back's to the wall.
When faith's in the balance, and you're just about to fall.
So there'll be no mistaking when He blesses and heals,
Oh, God likes to work when nothing else will.



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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PERFECTLY HONEST

 Mark Bishop

There was a lady who lived in our town.
She lived alone above the grocery store.
She used to walk through the parks in the evening.
But I hardly see her out anymore.
I've heard them speak of her reputation.
People say, "Hi" and that's where it ends.
She comes to church and sits on the back row.
She doesn't seem to have too many friends.

 
Just last Sunday, after the preachin',
The pastor invited the church to pray.
Everyone gathered around the alter.
I knelt down not three feet away.
I hardly began when I was distracted.
I couldn't even finish my prayer.
I couldn't help but overhearing,
She was talking to God like He was standing there.
 

Saying "Let me be perfectly honest.
This world never saw much in me.
I've never had great wealth or honor,
Or my name in lights for the world to see.
I've always lived a simple life,
A humble beginning, a humble end.
But let me be perfectly honest
All I really want is to call you friend."
 

Later I saw her walking one evening.
She didn't seem so sad anymore.
I said "Hello, I've been meaning to tell you,
I heard your prayer in church Sunday morn.
I shouldn't have listened but I wanted to tell you,
I'm believing in faith, Jesus heard your plea."
She only smiled and said, "That's funny.
But what you heard is what He said to me." 


Saying "Let me be perfectly honest.
This world never saw much in me.
I've never had great wealth or honor,
Or my name in lights for the world to see.
I've always lived a simple life,
A humble beginning, a humble end.
But let me be perfectly honest
All I really want is to call you friend."
 


 

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