I was lost without redemption And I needed His salvation Deep inside my soul I knew He was the way I looked up and saw the cross Then I knew that I was lost He shed His blood so I could live another day When I realized my weakness I knew I needed His forgiveness I knelt down and cried out for His saving grace All at once I felt His presence Giving me a brand-new essence It was time to lift my hands and give Him praise CHORUS God I still on the throne His mercy and grave never fail God is still on the throne Giving life to all who call upon His name Still today there are times When my life seems out of rhyme I go drifting of and leave His loving arms In my heart I still believe That He beckons out to me He is there to keep me safe from any harm CHORUS BRIDGE He comes running after me. He comes running after me He comes running after me with grace so free He comes running after me so that h\He can show His mercy He comes running, running after me CHORUS
I was lost but now I’m found I was blind but now I see I was dead but now I live I was bound but now I’m free Free from worry, free from fear Free from satan’s grip on me Free from sadness, free from shame Now I’m free. Now I am free CHORUS Forever free, forever free Because you died upon that tree Rose again new life to bring I am now forever free Jesus ransomed my lost soul Came and made me fully whole I will magnify His name Because I’m now forever free BRIDGE Praise the Lord, praise His wonderful name The name of Jesus. The Lamb of God Praise His name. Praise His name The name of Jesus Christ our Lord CHORUS (2 times)
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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
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