HIStory

The story is told
How a long time ago
The God of creation
Looked down below
And said “Son, it is time Jesus
For you to bestow
Our mercy and grace on mankind ”

So the Son left His throne
To bring freedom to all
He was born of a virgin
And was laid in a stall
Shephard were summoned
To greet Him with awe
On that marvelous,  glorious morn

He walked on this earth
Spreading His love
Teaching the people
The truths from above
But the leaders of men
Had about had enough
They condemned Him to death on a cross

Beaten and bruised
Crown of thorns on His brow
He carried His cross
Through the streets of the town
Galgotha awaited
His love would be known
As His wrists and His feet were nailed

From the cross His blood flowed
Down and out for all time
“Father, forgive them”
He said as He died
His mercy and grace
Were released to mankind
For whoever will call on His name

They laid Him to rest
In a tomb someone gave
And the Romans did guard Him
By night and by day
But they fainted in awe
As the stone rolled away
And Jesus arose from the grave

Oh wonderful Savior
Christ Jesus my Lord
You have freed me from sin
It us you I adore
And you rose so that heaven
Is for me evermore
When I call out to you to be saved

I love you, Jesus
I’ll follow your ways
And I’ll tell your story
All of my days
I’ll pray for my family
And friends to be saved
Your mercy and grace are now mine
Help me share them all of the time
So that others will know
That you came down below
As the Savior for all of mankind

 

Ponder These Things

Lord of the Heavens

Seated on the right hand of God

Four and twenty elders worshipping

Sing glory and honor and power and might

To the King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Exalted above all others

Since the beginning of time

Glorious and majestic

Full of awe and wonder

All things created by Him

All things created for Him

Beautiful beyond description

More precious than silver or gold

Merciful and gracious

Longsuffering and full of goodness

Worthy of all praise

Son of the most high God

Holy is He

King of heaven and earth

Left His heavenly place

Left the splendor and the glory

Left the right hand of God

Left His Father

Left His power and authority

Left His throne

To come to this earth

Disrobed of His glory

Clothed in rags

A baby in a manger

No honor bestowed Him

No welcome of royalty

But animals in the stable

A star announcing His birth

Brightly shines above the city

Wise men from afar witness the star

They start their journey

Angels announcing His birth to shepherds

Not to kings

Sing glory to God in the Highest

Say the Savior, Christ the Lord, has come

As a babe in as manger

Beckon the shepherds to go and see

They come and tell Mary their tale

And bow before the King of Kings

Little baby in the hay

Mary ponders these things in her heart

We should so ponder these things

His humility

His love

His sacrifice

All for us

All for you

All for me

The Songs of Christmas

Hear the sounds of Christmas
Ringing in the air
Sounds that warm your heart
Meant for all to hear

Jingle Bells are jingling
Everywhere you go
Wishing Merry Christmas
To all who hear them toll

The First Noel has sounded
From choirs bringing cheer
Noel, Noel Born is the King
Is music to our ears

Precious songs of Christmas
Songs if warmth and cheer
Sung with all your heart
Every single year

And then a chorus fills the air
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Voices of the highest praise
Glory to the newborn King

Oh, little town of Bethlehem
A town we’ve grown to love
Is visited by three wise men
Who saw he star above

Sing the tale of Christmas
With familiar lines
From children to our elders
Enjoying every rhyme

Away in lowly manger
No room was found for them
In hay they laid their baby
And there His tale begins

Silent Night, Holy Night
When Jesus Christ was born
The songs of His appearing
Are songs that bring us joy

Joy to the World
Jesus Christ has come
Born to die for all mankind
Praise the Holy One

Sing the songs of Christmas
Lift your praise above
Sing with all your heart
Songs we know and love

 

Meek and Mild

She came riding on a donkey
From many towns away
Ready to give birth to her first child
The ride she took was rugged
The trail sometimes was steep
Her journey would go on for many miles

Joseph walked and held the reins
Guiding her along
Wishing he could ease the pain she felt
When they reached their destination
Relief did fill their souls
They sought a room to settle for the night

The innkeeper did all He could
To find for them a room
But a stable was the only place he had
Mary’s child was born that night
In a manger filled with hay
Wrapped in rags the blessed Savior lay

Meek and mild
Mother and child
Filled all prophecy that night
Angels praised
Shepherds gazed
Below the star so bright

Shepherds watching flocks that night
Were summoned by the angels
Go and see the babe in Bethlehem
He us Savior Christ to all
Peace is what He brings
Glory be to God in the highest

As they knelt before Him
They realized their place
As all of history would mark this day
Simple lowly shepherds
Were called to be the ones
They were the first to bow to Him and pray

Not the rich
Not the mighty
Not the ones in power
He calls us in humility
To worship Him this hour

Meek and mild
Mother and child
Filled all prophecy that night
Angels praised
Shepherds gazed
Below the star so bright

You Are Mine

You ask why I allowed sickness
That had you in bed for days
You spent the time praying to heaven
In hopes that I’d take it away

You ask why you went through a trial
When finances were a mess
You spent the time asking provision
In hopes I’d take care of the rest

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine

You ask why so many temptations
Have come across your path
You spent the time asking for mercy
In hopes you’d avoid my wrath

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine

I’ll protect and provide
I’ll stay by your side
I’ll watch over you
When you are mine
Healing
Deliverance
Strength day by day
All will be yours
When you are mine.

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine

The Great Payment

Have you ever thought it strange
That a baby in a manger
Would be the one who came to set men free
And have you ever stopped to think
About the fact that Heaven’s King
Left His throne to come and die for you and me

You may think it’s fable
He was born in lowly stable
But the story has withstood the test of time
And I thought that you should know
Why I’ve come to love Him so
For I want you to know this Lord of Life

You see, He changed my life
When I came to Him that time
That my life was spinning out of control
He forgave all of my sin
And He put His spirit in
Now He walks with me wherever I may go

Because this baby in the manger
Was no ordinary stranger
But the Son of God who came to earth that day
He shared the Father’s love
And brought healing from above
And He said He was the truth the life the way

His teaching brought division
Put the leaders in derision
They decided that He must be put to death
So they shouted crucify Him
On a cross they railed against Him
And He gave His life in one last gasp of breath

The final price was paid
For the sin of human race
And now we are set free forevermore
And it all began that day
In a stable filled with hay
And a baby who the blessed Mary bore.

This Christmas don’t forget
The great payment for our debt
That was made by that baby in the hay
He was born to die for me
And to set the captive free
Let us celebrate His birth this Christmas day

A Thunderous Ovation

I won’t waste my time to wallow in fear
When the world falls apart all around me
I won’t take the time to listen to doubt
Since I know that my God has assured me

I won’t take the time to question this hope
That grows more inside me each day
I won’t take the time to seek a new path
Since He guides my steps all the way

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

I won’t take the time to lose any sleep
Over things that I cannot control
I won’t take the time to worry and fret
Since I have the peace if the Lord

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

No worry or fear
No doubt or dismay
No hopelessness ever will win
No trouble or test
No sorrow or hurt
Can steal the joy I have within

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

Come and See

Hurry up
Come and see
The baby in the hay
They say He’s the Messiah
Born this simple way

Hurry up
Come and see
The star shine up above
It lights the way for all to come
And see His smile of love

Come and see the wonder
Come and see Messiah
Lying in a manger
Came to save the world

Hurry up
Come and see
The shepherds worship Him
Angels came to beckon them
Salvation He would bring

Come and see the wonder
Come and see Messiah
Lying in a manger
Came to save the world

His mother smiles
His father grins
They know the promise
Made to them
They hold it deep
Within their hearts
They know His life
Will be so hard

Come and see the wonder
Come and see Messiah
Lying in a manger
Came to save the world

Came to give His life
Came to save the world
Became a sacrifice
Because He loved this world

Peace

Peace
In the midst of the storm
He can still the waves
Make the winds a calm
For my weary soul

Peace
I can’t understand
Comes when worry ends
Keeps my heart and mind
In Jesus Christ my Lord

This peace He gives the world can’t know
And they won’t understand
As we go through the battles
With His strength
He said He left His peace with us
Before He left this earth
Let not your heart be troubled
Or afraid

Peace
In the valleys low
When it seems as though
Life has dealt a blow
To our troubled soul

Peace
Grows up in our lives
Fruit that testifies
Of His sacrifice
And our Fathers love

This peace He gives is matchless
This world has not a clue
Of what the Lord has left for us
A peace that’s always new

This peace He gives the world can’t know
And they won’t understand
As we go through the battles
With His strength
He said He left His peace with us
Before He left this earth
Let not your heart be troubled
Or afraid

Jesus Mighty Savior

I have seen Him in my spirit
I have heard His soothing voice
I have felt His awesome presence
He’s my friend

I have learned of His commandments
I have wondered at His love
I gave tasted of His mercy
He’s my Lord

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

I am basking in your glory
I am longing for your grace
I am humbled by the call
On my life

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

King of Kings
Lord of Lords
My creator
My reward
Lion of Judah
Rose of Sharon
Lamb of God
Risen one

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul