Category Archives: Salvation

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?

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.

What Do I See

I look in the mirror and what do I see
But my old soul looking back at me 
Decrepit and sinful as I can be
I need someone to set me free 

Free from the burden I carry each day
Free from the trials that get in my way
Free from the hurt, the sorrow, the shame
Free from a life that has lost its way 

What will it take to restore my soul?
Who can redeem me and make me whole?
Who can make new something so old?
Who can make free that which sin controls?

I pick up a book that I never have read
I read of a man who came back from the dead 
He promised he'd give me a new life ahead
If I'd just believe and from my sin repent 

I fall on my knees and lift up my voice
I make up my mind and I make a new choice 
No longer will I live without any joy
I will follow Jesus and make Him my Lord

I look in the mirror and what do I see
But a soul that is saved and from sin set free
A new life was born when He heard my plea
What a great Savior is Jesus to me

Then You Found Me

I was lost and wandering farther every day
I was blind and I could not find my way
All my sin was too heavy 
My mistakes had destroyed me
I was ready to give up and fade away

Then you found me
Put your arms around me
Led me out from all my misery and shame
Then you saved me
Put your love within me
Taught me all I needed now is your sweet name

Now I walk the road that you would have me walk
And I talk the talk that you would have me talk
I am saved and now set free
Peace and joy they comfort me
I’m a child of the king eternally

Because you found me
Put your arms around me
When I did not know my way, you showed me out
Then you saved me
Put your love within me
I will lift your name and praise you with a shout

The name of Jesus
The name of Jesus
What a precious name it is to me
The name of Jesus
The name of Jesus
You set me free.  You set me free

Because you found me
Put your arms around me
Now I walk with you and talk with you each day
Then you saved me
Put your love within me
I’m devoted to you, Lord, all the way

Look in the Mirror

I looked in the mirror and what did I see
A reflection of the old man who lived in me
But I know that Jesus has set me free
So, I need to see what He wants me to be

I adjusted my mirror and focused my eyes
As I looked for the Spirit that lived inside
Suddenly I saw, much to my surprise
The new man in me was very much alive

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He filled me with peace.  He filled me with joy
He filled me with hope that flooded my soul
He filled me with His love and with a love for Him
And now there’s a new man living within

Now I need to make sure that the whole world will see
This new man that’s taken up residence in me
If I show grace to others in their time of need
They will see that Jesus is living in me
They need to see that Jesus is living in me

BRIDGE
He wants me to live holy. He wants me to be free
He wants me to show others this love He has for me
Looking in the mirror all that I should see
Is the man that He made me when He set me free.

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Jesus Came A Calling

There was a time that I was wandering deep in sins despair
I had no hope to live for and I really did not care
I’d almost given up on this misery of mine
Then Jesus came a calling and stepped into my life

What a change took place that day when Jesus rescued me
From a sinner who was perishing to a soul that was set free
I looked up to the heavens and raised my hands up high
To give praises to my Savior for His eternal life

Praise the one who came to give His life for mine
Praise the Lord of heaven who came to earth to die
Took on the form of man to face a cruel death
Nailed upon the cross and gave His final breath

All my sin and shame was nailed upon that tree
I give praise to my Savior who bled and died for me
But that was not the end of His mission and His plan
In three days He rose to glory so that I could live again

I will take the life He’s given me and live it for my Lord
I will follow His commandments and read His holy word
Each day I’ll lift my praises to the one that I adore
My resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ my Lord

My Savior Lives

 He knows my need
 He knows me need
 When I am afraid
 He knows my need
  
 He hears my prayer
 He hears my prayer
 When I’m feeling down
 He hears my prayer
  
 He gives me peace
 He gives me peace
 When the storms arise
 He gives me peace
  
 He sends His joy
 He sends His joy
 When sorrow takes hold
 He sends His joy
  
 He’s always there
 He’s always there
 When I’m all alone
 He’s always there
  
 He died for me
 He died for me
 He shed His blood
 He died for me
  
 He saved my soul
 He saved my soul
 I was lost in sin
 He saved my soul
  
 He’s coming back
 He’s coming back
 He will take me home
 When He comes back
  
 I’ll praise His name
 I’ll praise His name
 My Savior lives
 I’ll praise His name
  
  
   
Effective Prayer

Even When

 Even when I'm hurting
 Even when I cannot hear your voice
 I'll praise your name
  
 Even when I'm lonely
 Even when I cannot feel your touch
 'll praise your name
  
 Even when my life seems out of place
 Even when a smile evades my face
 Even when I've lost that sense of grace
 I will praise you
 
 I will praise you
 I will lift your name up high
 I will praise you
 I will lift you up
 For you are worthy of my praise
  
 Even when I'm troubled
 Even when I don't deserve your grace
 I'll praise your name
  
 Even when I'm humbled
 Even when I feel I've fallen down
 I'll praise your name
  
 Even when my thought life isn't great
 Even when my prayers all seem to late
 Even when I've lost that sense of grace
 I will praise you
 
 I will praise you
 I will lift your name up high
 I will praise you
 I will lift you up
 For you are worthy of my praise
Jesus Life

An Undeserving Sinner

 Praise to the King! He reigns on high.
 His majesty fills the heavens
 And His glory lights the sky.
 His mercy reaches to my heart
 And His grace saves me from myself
 What a wonderful, loving God we serve.
 Who sent His son, His only son
 To come to this earth, giving up His throne
 And endured suffering and shame
 To die for me.
  
 He was beaten and bruised
 Ridiculed and mocked
 Hung on a cross, even though He was innocent
 He gave up His life - it was not taken from Him
 He gave His life so that I could have eternal life
 He is so gracious and merciful.
  
 I was an undeserving sinner,
 and had turned my back on God.
 I was wretched, and cursed God
 Yet He loved me so much
 That He sent His son
 To die for me.
  
 Now I will serve Him the rest of my days
 He is worthy of my praise. 
 He gave His life for me,
 So I will give my life to Him.
 Praise to the King. He reigns on high.

Pure, White, Clean

 I wake up
 Fresh fallen snow covers the ground
 Pure, white, clean
 Unstained by the world
 As the day goes on
 Plows go by
 Cars go by
 Dirt rises from beneath
 Staining the pure, white snow
 I wake up to my sin
 Jesus covers it with His blood
 Though my sins be as scarlet
 He will wash me white as snow
 Pure, clean
 Stained by sin no more
 Then the day goes by
 And the world comes in
 And sometimes I don't stay
 Pure , White, Clean
 I stumble and get stained again
 But His blood cleanses me
 Over and over
 Clean, Pure, White as snow
 Help me awaken each day
 And apply His blood to my life
 So like fresh fallen snow
 He will keep me
 Pure, White, Clean