Category Archives: Salvation

Abandoned

The house stood there in shambles,  abandoned and alone 
The roof was full of leaks and the walls had gaping holes 
Windows broken, shutters torn, boards all filled with smelly mold
You could tell it wasn't lived in even though it wad not old 

 A carpenter on day walked by that weathered house
He looked and saw potential in a place no one would choose
He paid the price to buy that house and did what he did best 
Day by day repaired that house without taking rest

He filled the holes within the walls until they sturdy stood 
Repaired the looks throughout the roof to withstand the flood 
The boards were all replaced,  the windows and the floors
Them finally He finished off by strengthening the doors

The carpenter stepped back and saw the work he'd done
He said it now is livable but there's still much to be done
That house that was in shambles now stood on solid ground 
And he would keep on working until it made him proud

My life was in shambles. Abandoned and alone
My body full if sin and deep doubt throughout my soul
I had no place or purpose and wandered aimlessly
I wondered every day who could save a wretch like me

Then a carpenter named Jesus was walking by one day
A friend had introduced us and I asked Him to stay
I needed His attention and I ached for something new
He said that He had paid my debt of sin and made me new

Once I recognized Him as my Savior and my Lord 
I found a joy and peace that I had never known before
He quickly went to work on me and repaired me from within
I realized that now I must live my life for Him 


He will keep on working in my heart and in my soul
Abs this work will go on until I'm very old 
I'm not a perfect vessel but He loves me anyway
And I will let Him work on me each and every day

Eyes Wide Open

I wish my eyes were open so I could truly see
The miracle that happened when He saved a wretch like me
I was lost and all alone in a world of sin and shame
But He sought be out relentlessly and called me by name

I didn’t know His word or the price that He had paid
I didn’t know He came down from His throne that fateful day
I didn’t know the manger was the birthplace of a King
To be honest I did not know very much of anything

Then I heard a preacher telling of the price He paid for all
He was beaten, whipped and crowned with thorns upon His brow
They led Him to a cross where He was naied and crucified
Then He gave His blood and breathed His last, hung His head and died.

I never knew this story had an impact on my life
After all it happened long ago and I never did ask why
Why tell this story more and more as time kept moving on?
Why does this man stand out above the others who have gone?

Then I heard the preacher say They put Him in a grave
They rolled a stone and set a guard to ensure He would stay
But three days later that old stone was moved and opened up the door
And this man walked out of that grave to live forevermore

This had my attention as the preacher bellowed on
His death was just for you and for you He lives on
Your sins were washed away by the blood that flowed that day
You have eternal life because the Son of God was raised

He said that all I had to do was ask Jesus to come in
And believe with all my heart that He wouldA cleanse me from my sin
Then repent of what I’d done and leave my life of shame
To walk with Him in heaven one day, forever to remain

I didn’t waste a minute, to that altar I did run
I repented of my sin and my new life had begun
Now I now the reason and my eyes are open wide
For me and you He bled and for all of us He died

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

CHORUS
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.

CHORUS

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