Every Knee Will Bow

I walked through the gates of the city
Made of pearls that were whiter than snow
The walls were adorned in vast jewelry
And the streets were made out of pure gold

I saw brilliant light all around me
That came from the Lamb on the throne
All around they were singing His praises
And this was the song that arose

Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne
Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne
Every knee will bow
Every tongue will confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord
Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne

I fell to my knees and I worshipped
As the angels flew 'Round the throne
In ine voice they lifted their praises
To the King of Kings alone

They sang holy, holy, holy is the Lamb
Holy, holy, holy is the Lamb
Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Holy holy, holy is the Lamb

Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne
Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne
Every knee will bow
Every tongue will confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord
Blessing and glory and honor and power to the Lamb upon the throne





A short worship chorus written on the plane to Boston

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah to the great I am
Who is worthy?
None beside thee
Hallelujah to the great I am

For He is worthy, worthy to be praised
He is holy. Jesus is His name
He is high above all things
The glorious King of Kings
Hallelujah, Jesus is His name

Great Assurance

Even when it's cloudy,  the sun always abides 
Even when it's raining, the rainbow will shine
When the thunder roars, the lightning will flash
Winds may fiercely blow, but the storm will surely pass.

There's not a single moment my God is not with me
Giving me the strength to face the storms with peace
I have this great assurance the He will give me grace
And guide me through the trials that I will surely face

That's why I live each day with optimism grand
I know that I am settled in His almighty plan
And when my time is over and heaven is my home
I'll praise His name forever and dance around His throne

He Calls Your Name

I didn’t know that I was lost. I always thought I was alright
My life made sense to me. I was enjoying life
Then I looked all around and I saw misery and pain
I wondered to myself, how can this old world change?

I didn’t realize it had to start with me
If I didn’t see my sin I could not be set free
That’s when I picked up the book. His words reached to my soul
I saw my wretchedness in all the stories told

That’s when I knew I had no excuse
I fell on my knees and cried “Jesus save me”

Then He called my name and He raised me up
To stand with Him on solid ground
I am not the same. I have been born again
There is a new song on my lips since He called my name

Now there’s heavenly home waiting ahead for me
My life still has its pains but I have joy and peace
There is no substitute for His amazing grace
You too can find new life iIf you kneel down and pray

Then you will know His love in your soul
Pardon you’ll see when you are set free

When He calls your name, He will raise you up
To stand with Him on solid ground
You will not feel the same.  You will be born again
A new song will rise in you when He calls your name

Jesus calls you out of darkness.  Jesus calls you out of pain
Jesus calls you out of bondage.  Jesus calls you out of shame
Jesus calls you into freedom.  Jesus calls you into love
Jesus calls you into joy and peace that come from above

Afire

Before me there arises quite a fire 

It rose up from a spark to mighty glow 

I sit and watch it dance to gentle breezes

The heat brings warmth amidst the evening cold 

It brings to mind a thought I often walk past

If how there is a warmth within my soul

It longs to warm the hearts of those around me

If I’d only let my spirit be more bold

All of us who know Christ are a blessing

To a world that’s lost a dying in their sin

If we don’t let this spark that shines within us

Let them see the light that comes from him

Open up your heart to those around you

Let the burning embers bring a flame

You’re the light that shines amidst their darkness

Let the Holy Spirit burn again

You Haven’t Given Up On Me

I often wonder how you found me when I was in sin
Your word says you can't look upon the filth that lied within
Yet somehow you looked through my mess and saw my troubled soul 
You reached out and you touched my heart.  By your blood I was made whole

I often wonder how you stay with such a wretch as me
Who, even though you've touched me, still to sin i often flee
Such love I can't imagine that would cover ally shame
That's why each day I lift my hands and praise your holy mane

Jesus, precious Jesus
I'm so glad you haven't given up on me
Jesus, precious Jesus
You will carry me along to victory

I often wonder why you love me even when I fall
You come and pick me up again and then you forgive all
Your mercy still amazes me and I stand in awe of grace
As I humble seek your presence and I yearn to see your face

Jesus, precious Jesus
I'm so glad you haven't given up on me
Jesus, precious Jesus
You will carry me along to victory

You hold me
You love me
You heal me
You deliver me
You free me
You save me
You carry me to victory 

Outrageous

It’s outrageous the way He loves me 

Outrageous the way He cares 

Outrageous the way He looks at me

With His eyes of tender grace

It’s outrageous that He would die

Outrageous the pain He bore 

Outrageous that He would shed His blood 

In order to save my soul

It’s outrageous that He would rise again

Outrageous He still lives 

Outrageous that He will walk with me

Outrageous He still forgives 

I can’t imagine my life without Him

Without His mercy and grace 

This outrageous gift that He gave to me

When He died to take my place

His Mercy Is Always Enough

It’s a wonderful, glorious day
The sun rises high in the sky
Jesus is walking here right by my side
It’s a wonderful, glorious day

CHORUS
He is right there with me each step that I take
When I stumble, He lifts me back up
Every day I’m alive I will trust in His grace
For His mercy is always enough

It’s a grand and spectacular day
I know that my Savior abides
He shows me His plan and is always my guide
It’s a grand and spectacular day

CHORUS

It’s a truly amazing day
The birds lift their song in the air
When I rest in Jesus, I don’t have a care
It’s a truly amazing day

CHORUS

Abandoned

The house stood there in shambles,  abandoned and alone 
The roof was full of leaks and the walls had gaping holes 
Windows broken, shutters torn, boards all filled with smelly mold
You could tell it wasn't lived in even though it wad not old 

 A carpenter on day walked by that weathered house
He looked and saw potential in a place no one would choose
He paid the price to buy that house and did what he did best 
Day by day repaired that house without taking rest

He filled the holes within the walls until they sturdy stood 
Repaired the looks throughout the roof to withstand the flood 
The boards were all replaced,  the windows and the floors
Them finally He finished off by strengthening the doors

The carpenter stepped back and saw the work he'd done
He said it now is livable but there's still much to be done
That house that was in shambles now stood on solid ground 
And he would keep on working until it made him proud

My life was in shambles. Abandoned and alone
My body full if sin and deep doubt throughout my soul
I had no place or purpose and wandered aimlessly
I wondered every day who could save a wretch like me

Then a carpenter named Jesus was walking by one day
A friend had introduced us and I asked Him to stay
I needed His attention and I ached for something new
He said that He had paid my debt of sin and made me new

Once I recognized Him as my Savior and my Lord 
I found a joy and peace that I had never known before
He quickly went to work on me and repaired me from within
I realized that now I must live my life for Him 


He will keep on working in my heart and in my soul
Abs this work will go on until I'm very old 
I'm not a perfect vessel but He loves me anyway
And I will let Him work on me each and every day

A Blessing for Today

May the Spirit of the Lord be upon you
May His love always shine on your face
May you walk on the path He has shown you
May you give out His amazing grace

May the hope that is in you be contagious
May you share joy with all that you meet
May you bring peace to all of your neighbors
May you pray for them all at His feet