Category Archives: Praise to God

I’m Forever Grateful

I was shackled
Bound with chains
Heavy chains
They wrapped around me like a serpent
My mind was in a prison
A prison of sin
Of shame
Of doubt and sadness
I looed good on the outside
But these chains bound my spirit
My mind
My soul
My being
There seemed to be no escape
I could not loose the chains
I could not pick the lock that held them
I could not free myself
I was stuck in darkness
Solitude loomed over me
I sank deeper
And deeper
Into the depravity of my sin’
My thoughts
My actions
I felt surrounded by a force
Too strong for me to fight
It beat me down every day
I became weary
And depressed
I was ready to just give up

Then I met Jesus
I met the Savior
The Redeemer
I learned he died for me
For my sin
To take away my shame
And doubt
And guilt
He came to loose the chains that bound me
He came to fight my battle for me
He came to bring victory
All I had to do was call His name
Confess my sins
Repent of my ways
Put on His yoke
Make Him my Lord
And follow Him
The rest of my days
He would free me
He would fight for me
He would give me strength
And joy
And peace
He would guide me safely through life
He would teach me His ways
He would become my friend
Always with me
Always helping me

Jesus, I’m yours
I’, all yours
I trusted in you
And you set me free
Free from my shackles
Free from the chains of sin
You set me feet on solid ground
Turned my life around
Gave me all this by grace
A free gift
No charge
You just want me
All of me
Every thought
Every action
Every word
For your glory
I thank you Lord
For your mercy
And your grace
On a sinner such as I
I didn’t deserve any of it
‘Yet you loved me anyway
You sought me out
You pulled me out
I’m forever grateful
Forever grateful to you

The Believers Life

Beyond

Beyond the mountains
Beyond the valley
Beyond the oceans
Beyond the rivers
Beyond the skyline
Beyond the fruited plain
You always go beyond

Beyond the clouds
Beyond the rainbow
Beyond the sun
Beyond the moon
Beyond the stars
Beyond the galaxy
You always go beyond

Beyond all knowledge
Beyond all wisdom
Beyond my wonder
Beyond my kingdom
Beyond thoughts
Beyond all expectation
You always go beyond

You go beyond my wildest dreams
Your mercy goes beyond all things
Your love goes beyond my thoughts
Your grace goes beyond my sin
Your joy goes beyond my sorrow
Your peace goes beyond my pain
No matter what I need
No matter what I dream
No matter what I think or understand
When all is said and done
You go beyond

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!

Great, Great Love

One day every knee will bow

In heaven and in earth

And every tongue will confess

That Jesus Christ is Lord

 

It matters not what they believed

While living on this earth

They must acknowledge He is Lord

For all the world to see

 

And those who served Him here below

Will then a mansion gain

But those who chose another road

A fire awaits them

 

As for me I’ll sing His praise

As long as I have breath

For He’s the one who gave His life

So I’d be free from sin

 

Oh, the great, great love of God

Who sent His only Son

To die and take my sin away

And rose to give me life

 

Oh the great. Great love of God

Who looks down from above

And helps me every day I live

To grow in grace and truth

 

I’ll lift my praise Hosanna

Glory to the King

Highest Hallelujahs

Praise His mighty name

 

Praise and adoration

To Jesus Christ my Lord

Worthy of my highest praise

Now and evermore.

 

My King Forever

He is my all

My everything

He is the Lord

The King of Kings

He is my Rock

So now I sing

Praises to His name

 

He is the Lamb

Who gave His life

He came to be

My sacrifice

He rose to give

Eternal Life

I will praise His name

 

All glory and honor and power

Be unto His name

He is my King forever

He’ll always be the same

I lift His name

His wonderful name

I lift His name

His glorious name

I lift His name

The mighty name of Jesus, Jesus

 

He sits in heaven

He watches o‘er me

He sends the angels

To set guard by me

He will return

And take me home

To a mansion He prepared

 

I can no longer contain the praises of my lips

I have to shout from the mountains the love He has to give

So now I will sing at the top of my voice

In Jesus name I‘ll forever rejoice

I’ll sing His praise as long as I shall live

 

All glory and honor and power

Be unto His name

He is my King forever

He’ll always be the same

I lift His name

His wonderful name

I lift His name

His glorious name

I lift His name

The mighty name of Jesus, Jesus

Nature’s Praise

As I wake up in the morning

And the sun is breaking through

I sit in awesome wonder

At the good things that you do

 

You fill the air with sunshine

You bring the evening rain

You light the stars at night

And then you bring the sun again

 

You start the birds a chirping

In the early morning light

And as sunset rolls along

You give them sleep into the night

 

The animals all trust you

To provide their daily care

They go about their daily tasks

And know you’re always there

 

The trees uplift their branches

In praises unto you

They know their source of life

And they give praise where it’s due

 

All of His creation

Is a song of simple praise

I think I’ll try to be the same

When I proclaim His name

 

No more murmuring or whining

No more wishing there was more

No more wondering if He hears me

No more doubting His dear word

No more thinking it is my time

No more sulking in my woes

No more worries in my trials

No more angry at my foes

 

If nature can just praise Him

For the good things that He gives

Why should I be any different

In the praise that I uplift

I Praise You Jesus

I set my eyes on you this morning

My gaze was looking for the light

The morning came upon me quickly

And now the dawn has taken flight

 

I rose out of bed and looked up

Toward the heavens high above

Then I stretched my hands above me

And I started shouting out

 

I praise you Jesus

For this day you’ve given me

I praise you Jesus

Foe the breath inside of me

I praise you Jesus

You have granted me just one more day

 

I praise you Jesus

My eyes are open wide

I praise you Jesus

You are always by my side

I praise you Jesus

For the gift of life you send my way

 

There’s nothing that can keep me

From lifting up your name

No matter what this day brings

You are still the same

 

My wonderful redeemer

My Savior and my friend

You have my life in your hands

You’ll keep me ‘til the end

 

I praise you Jesus

For this day you’ve given me

I praise you Jesus

Foe the breath inside of me

I praise you Jesus

You have granted me just one more day

 

I praise you Jesus

My eyes are open wide

I praise you Jesus

You are always by my side

I praise you Jesus

For the gift of life you send my way