What A Savior

It’s hard to explain

This joy I have inside

It makes my disappointments

Run away and hide

When sorrow tries to come

I tell it to subside

Because the joy I have from Jesus

Will constantly abide

 

It’s hard to comprehend

This peace I have attained

When trouble comes my way

It never causes pain

When fear tries to surround me

I tell it to refrain

Because the peace I have from Jesus

Will constantly remain

 

What a Savior

What a friend

Jesus is to me

Giving Hope

Giving mercy

He is all I need

Answering my prayers

Always guiding me

Wonderful Messiah

Jesus is to me

 

Impossible to know

The depth of His great love

He showers it upon me

From heaven up above

It overflows my spirit

There is more than enough

I’m so glad He gives me

His unfailing love

 

And then there is His greatest gift

His Amazing grace

It forgives me when I falter

And lifts me when I praise

I’ll look to Him each morning

In hopes too see His face

I’ll never turn away from

His amazing grace

 

What a Savior

What a friend

Jesus is to me

Giving Hope

Giving mercy

He is all I need

Answering my prayers

Always guiding me

Wonderful Messiah

Jesus is to me

Thank You, Jesus

Note:  I wrote this back in 1978 when I was preparing to move from Massachusetts to Iowa to begin a new life serving the Lord.

Thank you, Jesus,

For the love you share with me –

I thank you, Jesus,

For the love that’s always in my heart.

 

I know –

You will always love me:

And I know –

That your love does fill me:

Yes I know –

That I’ll always have you inside of me

Oh – thank you,

Thank you Jesus.

 

How many days go by

When I seldom hear a sigh;

You are always deep within me –

Ever holding my heart gently –

Keeping me alive –

So I may share your love.

 

Thank you, Jesus,

For the love you share with me –

I thank you, Jesus,

For the love that’s always in my heart.

 

I know –

That you’re always near me:

So I feel –

That I should not fear love:

So I give –

All I can do show I do care for others

Oh – thank you,

Thank you Jesus.

 

Thanks and praise be to Jesus!

Thanks and praise be to Jesus!

No Contest

I sit and wonder why, Lord
Do people not choose thee
When they hear you’ve paid the price
From sin to set them free

Down here they feel so happy
And they think it’s the best
But if they just choose you today.
They would be richly blessed

In this life they party
Thinking all of life’s a game
If you would fill them with your joy
They’d never be the same

And when the party’s over
And the happiness is gone
They sit their all alone and wonder
When some peace will come

But I can tell them truly
That the peace that Jesus gives
Will permeate  their soul each day
As long as they shall live

You ask me how I know these things
So I’ll tell you here and now
‘Twas not that long ago my friend
That I refused to bow

I loved the party life at night
But hated waking up
My mind was filled with torment
My thoughts were so corrupt

It took at least 10 times
For me to head His call
But when I did, He kept His word
And gave to me His all

He blesses me each day
With His presence,  oh so sweet
He fills my heart with joy
Happiness just can’t compete

His peace is so remarkable
It soothes me every day
And His love is unforgettable
He walks along my way

But most of all His mercy
Is always reaching me
And His grace is so amazing
As it works to keep me free

You see it really is no contest
What the best life is
So why not turn your life around
And make your heart be His.

Every Time I Think

Every time I think about your grace, Lord

And how your blessings fall on me

I look up to the sky

A tear forms in my eye

As I lift my hands in praise to thee

 

Every time I think about your mercy

And the fact that you forgave all of my sin

My heart leaps in my chest

And my soul becomes so blessed

My worship comes from way down deep within

 

You are high above all others

You are greater than I know

You are more than mighty

You are more than worthy

Of the praise that I can show

 

So I will lift my voice and sing out

My worship song to all the earth

I’ll shout it all around

The streets of my small town

Until they all have heard the word

 

Every time I think about the hope, Lord

That you have put within my soul

I raise my eyes to heaven

Where soon I will be dwelling

You made it my eternal home

 

Every time I think about your love, Lord

And how you gave your life to set me free

I lift my voice in praise

To your mighty, glorious name

Because before I knew you, you loved me

 

You are high above all others

You are greater than I know

You are more than mighty

You are more than worthy

Of the praise that I can show

 

So I will lift my voice and sing out

My worship song to all the earth

I’ll shout it all around

The streets of my small town

Until they all have heard the word

You’re the Answer

Hold me, Lord.

Hold me close

In your everlastings arms

Let me feel

Your tender love

As you keep me from all harm

 

Teach me Lord

Of your ways

Help me walk where your light leads

Keep me always

On the pathway

To the plans you have for me

 

You’re my ever loving Father

My Lord and King of Kings

You’re the answer to my questions

You’re my everything

So I will lift my voice up high

And with it praises sing

To my Savior and my healer

Jesus Christ my King

 

Have mercy, Lord

On my poor soul

For I am still a sinner on my own

I’m so glad

For your grace

Which has washed me white as snow

 

Cleanse my mind

Cleanse my heart

From the things I sometimes think

Give me new

Thoughts so pure

Transform and renew again

 

You’re my ever loving Father

My Lord and King of Kings

You’re the answer to my questions

You’re my everything

So I will lift my voice up high

And with it praises sing

To my Savior and my healer

Jesus Christ my King

 

Praise, glory and honor

To you my precious Lord

Hallelujah in the heavens

It is Jesus we adore

Praise, glory and honor

To you my precious Lord

Hallelujah in the heavens

It is Jesus we adore

 

My Heavenly Father

I once had a Father on earth

Who I barely knew at all

He left us when I was young

And He hardly ever called

 

We would get a gift at Christmas

And a visit here and there

But through time I grew bitter

And didn’t even care.

 

The anger inside grew mighty

As I reached my teenage years

I got into things angered my mom

And had her often in tears

 

I could not find my way through life

I struggled just to survive

The time had to come to turn around

Or I might take my life

 

Then a friend from a long time ago

Came and told me a story I knew

But He told it in such a different way

I listened and heard the truth

 

I have a heavenly Father

Who loves me very much

A heavenly Father up above

Who came my heart to touch

 

He gave His own son

To die in my place

And covered my sin

With amazing grace

 

His mercy is greater

Than all my shame

He’ll live in my heart

And call me by name

 

And one day he’ll come

And take me home

To a life everlasting

Around His throne

 

I love my heavenly Father

He takes care of all my needs

My heavenly Father

He’ll always be there for me

There Are Times

There are times when I can hear Him
Whisper softly in my ear
And I listen so intently 
Yes, my Lord, I am here

 

There are times when I can feel Him
Reaching out to touch my pain
Warmth flows through His hand of mercy
And my hurt will not remain

 

There are times when I can sense His 
Holy Spirit by my side
He’s protecting me from danger
As His presence there abides

 

There are times I see His power
Working miracles for me
With amazing grace providing 
All that I will ever need

 

There are times His peace comes flowing 
Like a river over me
It is always overwhelming 
To be covered by His peace

 

There are times joy comes in bubbling 
Like a fountain in my soul
Even when my heart grows weary 
In His joy I can be whole

 

There are times His love surrounds me
With a presence oh so sweet
And I know that I must share it
With each person that I meet 

Unperplexed

Perplexed is a word that we often use

When seeing the plight of this world

There seems to be conflict on every side

And everything’s up in a swirl

 

If we could just reach out in love and not hate

As Jesus would have us to do

Perplexed is a word that would soon disappear

As we follow the golden rule

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Perplexed

Go To Jesus

If you’re looking for peace in your turmoil

And you can’t find the solace you need

There’s one place to go

Where peace always Flows

Go to Jesus

 

If the joy in your life is depleted

And sadness is claiming your day

You’ll find what you need

If you sit at His feet

Go to Jesus

 

Jesus has all that I need

And all I could ever desire

He’s always right there

To hear every prayer

I will never go wrong with Him

 

If you think you’re unloved by the world

And you feel like you’re always alone

I know that you’ll find

A real love divine

Go to Jesus

 

His mercy is everlasting

His grace flows freely from His throne

When you ask Him in

He will be your friend

And you will be loved evermore

 

Jesus has all that I need

And all I could ever desire

He’s always right there

To hear every prayer

I will never go wrong with Him

Wonder

I cannot help but wonder
How he came to love me so
And I cannot imagine
How his love I came to know

So is it any wonder
That I lift His name in praise
He’s more than I imagined
His worship fills my days

Oh how amazing is His love for me
He came to save me, and set me free
I am in awe of His sweet grace
I cannot wait to see His face

I cannot help but wonder
Why He left His throne above
And I cannot imagine
Why He’d die to show His love

So is it any wonder
That I give my life to Him
He’s more than I imagined
That is why His praise I sing

My wonderful redeemer will soon return for me

And take me home to heaven where His I’ll always be

All pain and sorrow He’ll erase and death will be no more

I cannot wait to see His face

The one that I adore

Oh how amazing is His love for me
He came to save me, and set me free
I am in awe of His sweet grace
I cannot wait to see His face
Oh how amazing is His great love for me