Friday, April 29, 2016

HE STILL SPEAKS

 Terry Toler

Amidst the hustling, clamoring world
Sometimes it's hard to hear,
The voice of God speaking to my soul;
But in my quiet time alone
When I approach His holy throne,
His tender words fall gently on my ears.

He still speaks; I know His voice,
Sweeter sound never heard by mortal ears.
And to think that God by His own choice
Would speak to me it makes me rejoice;
He still speaks; I know His voice.

There are so many who still doubt
That God can speak today,
They laugh and mock when we say
We've heard from God;
Yet the still small voice of God is heard
Above the doubters of this world,
His timeless words ring out with hope today.

He still speaks; I know His voice,
Sweeter sound never heard by mortal ears.
And to think that God by His own choice
Would speak to me it makes me rejoice;
He still speaks; I know His voice.



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Monday, April 25, 2016

AT CALVARY

William R. Newell

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
On Calvary.

By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned
To Calvary.

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.

Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing
Of Calvary!

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
At Calvary!

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.


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THE CROSS SAID IT ALL

Marty Funderburk and Twila LaBar

How I love to tell the story
Of God’s redemption plan
How Jesus died to take our sin away
But my finest words cannot express
What one old rugged tree said best
For nailed to it was all God had to say

The cross said it all, the cross said it all
Without one word God’s heart was heard
For the cross said it all
To prove His love like nothing else could
God used three nails and two pieces of wood
And the cross said it all

He could write it in the heavens
He could spell it in the starts
He could paint across the sky for all to see
But with His own blood Jesus Christ
Wrote I love you with his life
And forgiveness still resounds from Calvary

The cross said it all, the cross said it all
Without one word God’s heart was heard
For the cross said it all
To prove His love like nothing else could
God used three nails and two pieces of wood
And the cross said it all

It’s more than a symbol of suffering
Or a picture of pain and agony
For there at the cross every soul that was lost
Found a bridge from Earth to Eternity

The cross said it all, the cross said it all
Without one word God’s heart was heard
For the cross said it all
To prove His love like nothing else could
God used three nails and two pieces of wood
And the cross said it all



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Friday, April 22, 2016

COME AND SEE

Rodney Birch

She was twelve years old, the Bible said
When life just up and gave her away
In the hands of death, she reached for life
Her mother wept, her father cried... she’s dead
Jesus wrote a different story
Another chance for God to receive glory
He woke her up and took her by the hand
Restored to her life again
And this is all they heard the young girl say,

Come and see... what Jesus did
When who I was... met who He is
Come and behold... so you’ll believe
Don’t take my word... just come and see

Once again, death came for life
And left behind a trail of broken tears
Sickness came to Lazarus’ life
And empty tomb, his body soon would fill
So Jesus came, and Jesus wept
They said, "Come see our brother in the grave"
A stone was rolled, a prayer was prayed
Come forth rang out, death ran away
Belief was born as faith stood to say,

Come and see... what Jesus did
When who I was... met who He is
Come and behold... so you’ll believe
Don’t take my word... just come and see



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

TRY JESUS

Joseph Smith

If you ever need a friend closer than your brother
Try Jesus
And if you ever need a counselor better than your mother
Try Jesus
And if you ever need a someone to draw you closer to the Father
Try Jesus
And if you ever need a hand to help you step out on the water
Try Jesus

He alone knows your condition
He alone knows your heart’s intention
If you ever needed someone to lay down their life for you
Try Jesus

If you ever need a healer when the doctor walks away
Friend, try Jesus
And if you never thought you’d have the strength to face another day
Try Jesus
If you ever needed someone to walk with you to the end
Try my Jesus
And if you ever need to hear the words “I forgive you” again
Try Jesus

Try Jesus. He never fails
Try Jesus when the doubts assail
Try Jesus He never fails
If you ever need a friend
Try Jesus.



(I know the video says "In His Time," but it was mislabeled on YouTube.  This is the song, "Try Jesus.")

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NO LONGER CHAINED

Rodney Griffin

He stepped into the house and laid his armor on the floor
Hugged his wife and kids and said, "I'm home."
Enduring more today than he ever had before
And now, his confidence was gone.
You see, a Roman soldier's might was based
Upon his strength of will
He could not imagine any other way
But so defeated by the sense of longing he could feel
He said, today I just had to get away; then he said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But I rejected what he offered
And said, "I'll never serve another"
I'll just get another soldier, so I can go back home
No longer chained

The sun rose and he left to face his duties once again
He chained himself there to the preacher man
He sat down, and he wondered if this day would ever end
To make it through was his only plan
A gentle voice described the saving blood upon the cross
And how an empty grave would give him hope
The shackles would remind him of the bondage sin had caused
And what he couldn't wait to tell when he got home; he said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But this time I felt the wonder
In his eyes I saw the Savior
So I cried out to the Master, and now my sins are gone
I'm no longer chained

Now we won't know the number the apostle Paul has reached
Until we hear their stories over there
But imagine all the soldiers that have ever heard him preach
And what they might have gone on home from work to share
And they said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But this time I felt the wonder
In his eyes I saw the Savior
So I cried out to the Master, and now my sins are gone
I'm no longer chained



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Monday, April 18, 2016

HELLO AFTER GOODBYE

(In memory of Roger Hall who passed away on 4-11-16. You will be missed!)

Jim Brady

We dress in black and we say goodbye,
How our hearts break and, oh, how we cry
Yet through we grieve, we still have hope
'Cause for all hearts of faith, we trust and know

There is a hello after goodbye,
A blessed reunion promised in time
We will be with them far longer than we were without
No doubt, no more tears in our eyes
In that beautiful, wonderful, hello after goodbye

Next time we see them, we'll never more know
The sorrow and pain of letting go
We'll be with them forever, life without end
In that most blessed sweet moment when

There is a hello after goodbye,
A blessed reunion promised in time
We will be with them far longer than we were without
No doubt, no more tears in our eyes
In that beautiful, wonderful, hello after goodbye

We will see them again,
Be with them again
Laugh and talk like before,
Sing and worship forever more

There is a hello after goodbye,
A blessed reunion promised in time
We will be with them far longer than we were without
No doubt, no more tears in our eyes
In that beautiful, wonderful, hello after goodbye



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Friday, April 15, 2016

THAT'S JUST WHAT GRACE DOES

Laura Allen, Micahel Farren and Don Poythress

Only it can take a beggar and call him a saint
It can take an orphan and give him a name
And bring redemption to a heart you thought could never change
That's just what it does
That's just what it does

It takes the roads that I have chosen
The promises I've broken
And covers them with an all-consuming love
It breaks the lies that once held me back
Remind me again that I'm not who I was
That's just what grace does

Only it can take the years we thought we threw away
Making something beautiful of all those wasted days
A walking testimony, God's glory on display
That's just what it does, that's just what it does

It takes the roads that I have chosen
The promises I've broken
And covers them with an all-consuming love
It breaks the lies that once held me back
Remind me again that I'm not who I was
That's just what grace does

Oh, we can't outrun it
Oh, there's no escape
There's no one too far gone
That it's not strong enough to save

It takes the roads that I have chosen
The promises I've broken
And covers them with an all-consuming love
It breaks the lies that once held me back
Remind me again that I'm not who I was
That's just what grace does


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

AIN'T THAT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?

Author?

I came here to sing a song for Jesus
You may laugh and sneer as you walk out
What I am singing may not suit your fancy
But I came to see a soul saved
Ain't that what it's all about ?

I didn't come to hear the crowd roar with laughter
When I came, I chose a different route
And I don't know just what you came after
But I just came to see a soul saved
Ain't that what it's all about?

Many come to put you on a big show
They'll make you laugh and cry as they know how
But I came here to sing a song for my Savior
And I came to see a soul saved
Ain't that what it’s all about?

I didn't come to hear the crowd roar with laughter
When I came, I chose a different route
And I don't know just what you came after
But I just came to see a soul saved
Ain't that what it's all about?


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SHOW A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE AND KINDNESS

John W. Peterson

Sing a song! (Sing a song) Spread some cheer! (Spread some cheer)
There are sad and lonely people everywhere!
Be a friend (be a friend) Show some love (show some love)
It will lift them from the dungeons of despair.

Show a little bit of love and kindness,
Never go around with hatred's blindness,
Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face!
Sing a little bit when the days are dreary!
Give a little help to a friend that's weary!
That's the way to make the world a happy place!

Offer help! (offer help) Bring some hope! (bring some hope)
To the fainting and discouraged on life's road!
See a need! (see a need) Lend a hand! (lend a hand)
There are many who are crushed beneath life's load!

Show a little bit of love and kindness,
Never go around with hatred's blindness,
Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face!
Sing a little bit when the days are dreary!
Give a little help to a friend that's weary!
That's the way to make the world a happy place!

Be a light (be a light); Show the way (show the way)
Be a light within the night for those astray;
Speak a word (speak a word), loving word (loving word)
That will bring them back to walk the narrow way.

Show a little bit of love and kindness,
Never go around with hatred's blindness,
Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face!
Sing a little bit when the days are dreary!
Give a little help to a friend that's weary!
That's the way to make the world a happy place!



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Monday, April 11, 2016

EVERY STEP I TAKE

Author Unknown

When I woke up this morning
I spent some time with you
A prayer of devotion
I thought would get me through
But very soon I stumbled
Before much time had passed

My moment of devotion
Just didn't seem to last

Every step I take
I want to take with you
Every move that I make
Lord, I want to make with you
I thought a prayer each morning
Would get me through the day
But a daily walk is not enough
I need you every step I take

Lord, I pray for guidance
All throughout the day
And I pray for loved ones
Who do not know the way
And I'm always listening
For the times You call
I know if I am near you, Lord
It makes it hard to fall

Every step I take
I want to take with you
Every move that I make
Lord, I want to make with you
I thought a prayer each morning
Would get me through the day
But a daily walk is not enough
I need you every step I take




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Friday, April 8, 2016

THEY CAN'T TAKE IT ALL AWAY FROM ME

 Author Unknown

The world may strip me of my freedom
Bind me with its chains
Health may leave my body
To be replaced with pain
They can come to get my treasures
And cause my poverty
But they can't take it all away from me

They'll never throw away the Rock where I stand
They can't remove the Cornerstone
And cast it in the sea
For I'm sheltered in the arms of God
Guided by the unseen hand
And they can't take that away from me

Death may take my dearest loved ones
As years of time pass by
But my Father won't forsake me
As countless tears I cry
When my final breath is fleeting
And my life runs out of days
I'll lift my voice to testify and praise

They'll never throw away the Rock where I stand
They can't remove the Cornerstone
And cast it in the sea
For I'm sheltered in the arms of God
Guided by the unseen hand
And they can't take that away from me



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Thursday, April 7, 2016

I CAN REJOICE

Mark Bishop


Just take a look…around and see
What a mess this world is in for you and me
Though it may seem that times are bad
There’s a reason I’m not crying; there’s a reason I’m not sad


I can rejoice! I can rejoice!
When I’m feeling down, I still can lift my voice
When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice
For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice!

Gonna live by faith…and not by sight
Gonna leave the darkness and start living in the light
Gonna trust his word…gonna watch and pray
All the worry in my heart can’t change the outcome anyway

I can rejoice! I can rejoice!
When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice
When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice
For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice!

Oh I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore
I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore
I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore
I have Jesus in my heart I can rejoice

Oh a hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow
A hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow
A hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow
I have Jesus in my heart I can rejoice

I can rejoice! I can rejoice!
When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice
When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice
For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice!

Oh what singing…oh what shouting…
I have Jesus in my heart
I can rejoice!




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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I STILL HAVE IT ALL

Caleb Collins and Marty Funderburke

I know there'll be storm clouds, the thunder will roll.
I face waves of fear, sweeping over my soul.
I'll never be helpless, though the world round me falls.
For if I lose all I own, my health and my home, I still have it all.

In the midst of disaster, when it seems all is lost,
I will still trust the Master, I will cling to the cross.
No trial can defeat me; No they can't make me fall.
For if I have my faith, I can rise up and say, "I still have it all."

Now you may have stumbled; Oh, and guilt keeps you down.
You can't even pray, for defeat has you bound.
But if you'll cry, "Lord just save me", He'll answer your call.
And when the clouds roll away, then you, too, can say,
"I still have it all."

In the midst of disaster, when it seems all is lost,
I will still trust the Master, I will cling to the cross.
No trial can defeat me; No they can't make me fall.
For if I have my faith, I can rise up and say, "I still have it all."

I still have my hope
I still have my trust
I still have my Lord and my God
So I still can sing, "Christ is all that I need"
When Christ is all that I've got

In the midst of disaster, when it seems all is lost,
I will still trust the Master, I will cling to the cross.
No trial can defeat me; No they can't make me fall.
For if I have my faith, I can rise up and say, "I still have it all."



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Monday, April 4, 2016

I'VE COME TO TAKE YOU HOME

Gerald Crabb

"Go plead with your mother" were the words of Hosea
As he sent his children to extend his mercy
So they journeyed down the old path that led to much destruction
All the while their loving hearts were hurting
Their hope was crushed inside as their compassion was denied
The woman they so loved seemed like a stranger.
Heartbroken and alone they took the long road home
For sin now reigned, and hope seemed gone to change her

One day the word was told some slaves were being sold
A restless love sent Hosea seeking
One by one they brought them in so beaten down with sin
Within his chest his anxious heart was beating
All at once she caught his eye; from his lips the bids were high
She could not believe the voice that she could hear
Would he through judgment take her life, forever end his pain and strife?
What would happen as she saw him drawing near her?

"I've come to take you home; I know that you've done wrong
But for you I'd give my life through the sorrow pain and strife
I couldn't let you go.
Let's leave the past behind; love conquers one more time."
He took her hand and said, "There's a new day just ahead.
I've come to take you home."

Now I've stood in that same place, bound by sin a broken slave
From the depths of my despair I've prayed for mercy
I heard his word, "The price was paid on the cross for you that day;
Take my hand now, child, and welcome to the family."
 
"I've come to take you home; I know that you've done wrong
But for you I gave my life through the sorrow pain and strife
I couldn't let you go.
Let's leave the past behind; love conquers one more time."
He took my hand and said, "There's a new day just ahead.
I've come to take you home."



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Friday, April 1, 2016

IT'S ONLY FAITH

Author Unknown

We've all heard the story
About Peter and the boat
How the storm raged all around him
And fear gripped his soul
He kept his eyes on Jesus
And called Him with a shout
But there wouldn't be a thing
Worth talking about
If Peter hadn't gotten out

It's only faith
When you take it for a walk
It's more than words
Or talking the talk
Sometimes that first step
Might be a scary thought
But it's only faith
When you take it for a walk

Fear has got the best of me
And left me standing still
And when it comes to doubting,
I've sure had my fill
But I have learned from Jesus,
When it's sink or swim
To put my best foot forward
And go out on a limb
'Cause I know I can trust in Him

It's only faith
When you take it for a walk
It's more than words
Or talking the talk
Sometimes that first step
Might be a scary thought
But it's only faith
When you take it for a walk