Author Archives: Pete

About Pete

I love the Lord. Each day, he gives me words of praise and encouragement, and asks me to share them with you I pray that they minister to you as you read them, share them, or ponder on them. Have a blessed day!

Truth in Every Word





Once upon a time there was a sinner
Who looked and acted just like me
He didn’t know He needed a redeemer
To wipe away his sin and set him free

Once upon a time there was a Savior
Who came into this world from heaven’s throne
He died to bring salvation to this sinner
And make him like a child of His own

Once upon a time this sinner fell down’
Upon His knees in wonder of it all
He confessed his sin and asked the Savior
To wipe away the stain and make him whole

Once upon a time the Savior saw him
Crying out in desperate need of love
He picked the sinner up in His arms
And carried him to his new home above

This may sound like a fairy tale to some folks
But I assure there’s truth on every word
The sinner once was me in desperation
The Savior’s name is Jesus Christ the Lord

He came into this world to buy my pardon
They crucified Him on a rugged cross
The sin of all the world upon His shoulders
His death brought life that day upon that cross

Once upon a time he came to save you
Once upon a time he bore your sin
Won’t you please take Jesus as your Savior
So He can bring you back to God again?

When I Look At the Cross

When I look at the cross, I see mercy
Pouring down from the blood on His brow
All of heaven came down at that moment
To forgive to forgive me and make me His child

When I look at the cross, I see great grace
Given freely with the nails in His hands
All the riches of heaven became mine
When they He suffered and died for my shame

When I look at the cross, I am peaceful
He took all my punishment there
I don’t have to worry about storms that may come
They all crumble and vanish away

When I look at the cross, I see His love
As He gave up His life for me
All the suffering that He endured that day
Just to pardon and sanctify me

When I look at the cross I am hopeful
For eternally living with Him
I will lift up my praise and my worship
Top the Lamb who has washed all my sin

The Still Small Voice

I’ve wandered too long in the shadow of death
The mountains tower high on each side
It seems that I cannot find my way out
So, I look for a place to abide

I see a small cleft in the side of the rock
It seems like a good place to stay
When I get there, I am surprised to find
That the cleft is actually a cave

I stand at the entrance and look out below
The river runs down through the land
Then suddenly strange things begin to unfold
As I watch from the place where I stand

First the wind howled hard and the mountains did shake
Then I heard the rumblings of a great earthquake
Soon a fire was roaring from some unknown place
All of these brought no solace to me

But after the commotion of these three strange things
A still, small voice started speaking to me
I listened really closely to hear the voice speak
And I knew that this voice was speaking to me

He said “Child, do not worry or fret in this place
I have carved out the cleft so you’ll know my grace
You are safe and secure in the palm of my hand
Even in the midst of the storms and the rain”

Then I felt a comfort that I’d never known
The valley of death was no longer my home
I was now in the hand of my Savior and King
I could not be hurt be anything

Oh, What A Savior He is to Me

I once was bound but now I’m free
I once was blind but now I see
I once was troubled but now have peace
Oh, what a Savior He is to me

I once had fear but now have faith
I once was guilty but He took my place
I once was a sinner but he showed me grace
Oh, what a Savior He is to me

What a Savior He is to me
Took my sin, nailed it to a tree
All my shame and guilt gone forevermore
Gave me new life, my heart restored

I once had sorrow but now have joy
I once had despair, but hope I enjoy
I once was so poor, but now riches untold
Oh, what a Savior He is to me 

What a Savior He is to me
Gives me life eternally
Relieves all my fears and all of my doubts
From all of my troubles He leads me out

So, I will praise Him, I will lift my voice
Up to the heavens with a shout of praise
So, I will praise Him, I will lift His name
Higher and higher will I lift my praise.

I’m Resting

I’m resting today in the power of His love
There is no greater power on earth
His love never fails and it never gives up
I’m resting today in His love

I’m resting today in the light of His joy
There is no greater happiness found
His joy lifts me up when this life gets me down
I’m resting today in His joy

I’m resting today in the calm of His peace
There is nothing that unsettles me
His peace stills the wind and the waves when they come
I’m resting today in His peace

I’m resting today in the strength of His hope
There is no way I’ll let go of Him
His hope lets me know that my future is bright
I’m resting today in His peace

I hope that today you are resting in Him
There is no greater life than this
To know that the Savior is walking with you
Please rest today in Him

I Won’t Forget

I was walking down the street just the other day
With no set destination on my mind
My headphones were in place
As I walked a steady pace
I had set out just to pass some time

Then a song came on that got my feet a dancing
The beat set me in motion, feeling fine
I raised my arms up high
And my feet felt really light
I felt like I had just grown wings to fly

The song gave praise to Jesus Christ my Lord
They sang hallelujah all in one accord
It set my heart ion fire
With a Holy Ghost desire
To worship right along as I went forward

Hallelujah to the Lamb who was slain
Hallelujah to the one who has risen again
He died to set me free
And He’s coming back for me
Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords

Thank you Jesus I am made brand new
Ever since I put my faith in you
I will praise you with my song
As you ask me to press on  
Every trial you will see me through

I arrived back at my house out of breath
I’d been dancing and singing since I left
My spirit felt renewed
My hope restored in you
Lord, thank you for this time I won’t forget

I won’t forget the price you paid for me
‘I won’t forget that you have set me free
I won’t forget your grace
Or the mercy that you gave
Just to pardon and sanctify me

Worship

Worship the babe
Born in a manger
King of all Kings
To the world He’s a stranger

Worship the man
Showed us the Father
Taught us the way
To life ever after

Worship the Lamb
Led to the slaughter
Beaten and bruised
For His sons and His daughters

Worship the King
He rose up from the grave
Death is defeated
He’s alive again

Worship the Lion
Roaring in Victory
King of all Kings
Lord of all Lords
King of all Kings
And Lord of All Lords

I Am A Victor

The Savior now sits upon His throne
He rose from the grave and ascended above
The praise of the angels greeted Him there
The Cherubim flying around in the air

Oh, how I’d love to hear the applause
As Jesus ascended from earths humble cause
He bought our salvation and set us all free
By taking upon Him the curse meant for me

Praise, adoration and worship on High
Unto the one who has won the fight
Satan defeated when he thought he’d won
Victory given to God’s only Son

From lamb who was slaughtered to lion who reigns
He did it all our vict’ry to claim
Death is defeated, the grave has no sting
It’s time to lift up our praises and sing

Hosanna, hosanna to Jesus my Lord
Hallelujah, amen to the one I adore
Exalted and seated upon the throne
All power and authority He does now own

Forever I’ll worship and lift up His name
Because of Him my life is not the same
I am a victor because of He arose
And I’ll live forever with Jesus my Lord

Amazing Gift

I have nothing to give
Nothing to offer Him
For the life that He gave
In place of my offering

There was no earthly reason
He should die in my place
When Jesus gave up His life
And showed me His grace

CHORUS
Amazing grace, amazing love
Amazing gift for me
My God did reconcile my sin
That day He set me free

Now I look upon that cross
The price that He has paid
The tears well up inside
As I lift my voice in praise

CHORUS


BRIDGE
Oh, how amazing.  Oh, how wonderful
Is my Saviors love for me (repeat)

CHORUS

God Never Failed

When three men faced the fire
When Daniel faced the lions
When Joshua faced the walls
God never failed

When Gideon fought with hundreds
When Samson lost His long hair
When David faced Goliath
God never failed

He never failed before and He will not fail me now
In some grave situations I cannot tell you how
His mercy is enormous
His grace will always win
I know that in my weakness He’ll find me a way out

When cancer filled my blood
When pride made me to fall
When troubles overtook me
God never failed

He never failed before and He will not fail me now
In some grave situations I cannot tell you how
His mercy is enormous
His grace will always win
I know that in my weakness He’ll find me a way out

He will deliver me. He will deliver me
I know He has paid the price. He will deliver me
I’ll lift up my hands in praise.  I’ll lift up my hands in Praise
I know he will make a way.  My God will deliver me

He never failed before and He will not fail me now
In some grave situations I cannot tell you how
His mercy is enormous
His grace will always win
I know that in my weakness He’ll find me a way out