In The Middle of Your Mess

Weary soul are you lost and feeling hopeless
Have the troubles of this life crushed your strength
Have you wallowed in despair 
Just to find there's sorrow there 
Does it seem like all you do is all in vain

Don't give up on your dreams and your desires 
There is one who can bring all these to pass
In the middle of your mess
He still sees you at your best
He's just waiting for the day when you will call

Jesus, Jesus come and rescue me
Jesus, Jesus open my eyes to see
All the plans you have for me

Jesus, Jesus my hope us in your hands
Jesus, Jesus help me to understand  
You've redeemed me, set me free
Forever yours I want to be
I give my life to you. I give my life to you

Each and Every Day

In the stillness of the morning dew
I look to you
For you alone make all things new
Each and every day

As the dawn appears in brilliant hue
I look to you
For you show me the way that's true
Each and every day

As the day grows dim with colored views 
I look to you 
For tomorrow will bring all things new
Each and every Day

What's past is past. What's done is done 
None of that can change
But where I go on future roads
I pray you will arrange 

The Gift of Prayer

As I gaze at the sliver of moon in the sky
And feel the dew under my feet
My mind goes to you in the silence of dawn
All I want is to hear you speak

Oh God, I open my heart up to you
My prayer ascends up to your throne
But it's not the words I speak that matter the most
I must listen for your voice alone

What a precious thing is the gift of prayer
What a mystery vast and wide
I can come to the King of all Kings each day 
He will hear every word that I cry

Then His voice will speak gently with calm and grace
He will give me the words of life 
So, I pray in the silence of morning dew
Because only here will I survive 

Prime Yourself

I was running down the road just the other day
Didn't know where I was going but I didn't want to stay
I was hoping to find me a new exciting way 
To live this life that so far has been filled with dismay 

Seems I just can't seem to do the things that I should do
I am always doing something to hurt my life in you
I have trouble being faithful I have trouble being true 
So, I sit around in silence and my life seems dry and blue

Then I hear your gentle voice as it whispers in my ear
Saying “Child, lift up your head there is nothing you should fear
I will straighten every road and I will dry up every tear
All you have to do is prime yourself to hear.”

So, I lifted up my head and I dusted of my feet
I decided I would no longer be living in defeat
If Jesus would take the time to hear me when I speak
I've decided that it's time that His way is what I seek

Now life is so much better with the Savior by my side
I will rest in Him each day and in His love I will abide 
Not a single day from His presence will I hide
He is mine, I am His. What a wonderful life.

It Only Takes a Moment

I haven’t been spending enough time with you, Lord
My days seem to fill up real fast
With work and with leisure
It seems so much easier
To let the day drift on past

I wake up each morning with tasks I must do
So, I get busy right away
Before I can look up
I have filled up my cup
And there’s no time for you in the day

But it only takes a moment
It only takes a second
To cry out to you in prayer
It only takes a whisper
An ear that’s tuned to listen
Then I hear your sweet voice in my ear

It’s time that put my priorities straight
You’re always there waiting for me
Each day I’ll arise
With a tear in my eye
Because I know you’re here with me

For it only takes a moment
It only takes a second
To cry out to you in prayer
It only takes a whisper
An ear that’s tuned to listen
Then I hear your sweet voice in my ear

One minute to pray, each and every day
One second to lift up my eyes
One look at your word, each cry will be heard
You’re presence will light up the skies

For it only takes a moment
It only takes a second
To cry out to you in prayer
It only takes a whisper
An ear that’s tuned to listen
Then I hear your sweet voice in my ear

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

All Of My Praise Belongs To You

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I will praise you for the faith you give to me
I will praise you for a calm and gentle peace
I will praise you for the love that’s in my heart
I will praise you for a joy that won’t depart

I will lift my hands. I will lift my voice
I will praise you.  I will praise you
I will shout it loud from the mountain top
I will praise you.  I will praise you

I will praise you for the victory in the battles that I face
I will praise you that you show me through my trials by your grace
I will praise you for the mercy that sent my sins away
I will praise you ever moment of every single day

I will lift my hands. I will lift my voice
I will praise you.  I will praise you
I will shout it loud from the mountain top
I will praise you.  I will praise you

Yours is the victory
Yours is the power
Yours is the mighty hand that comforts me
Yours is the honor
Yours is the glory
All of my praise belongs to you

I will lift my hands. I will lift my voice
I will praise you.  I will praise you
I will shout it loud from the mountain top
I will praise you.  I will praise you

A Beautiful Sight

I look up at the stars tonight
All in their places and shining so bright
I say Lord what a beautiful sight
Your glory displayed in the skies tonight

Then the sun begins to cast its rays
Turning clouds crimson red from their pre-dawn grays
Golden beams stretch across my gaze
What a beautiful sight to start my day

As the sun crosses the sky His beauty grows
The trees wave their arms in praise below
The birds sing a song because they know
This beautiful sight is for all to behold

Then the dusk arrives and the sun begins to set
He paints the sky all across the west
His majesty is on display again
This beautiful sight brings day to end

Don't miss a single moment of His grace
No matter what may come He'll make a way
The beautiful sights He gives to us each day
Are a token of His love so give Him praise

Longing To See His Face

Here I sit, wondering, when He will come
Longing to see His face
Until that day coines, I will sit here in faith
Rest in His arms of grace

All of my life has pointed to this
The struggle to find my way
I was lost in a sea of shame and doubt
‘Til my Savior came to stay

He met me when I was adrift in my sin
I did not know which way to turn
Then He cried out to me through the voice of a friend
And I welcomed Him in in return

Oh, the love that I felt that day I gave up
Oh, the peace that flooded my soul
I realized then He’d been there all along
When I finally gave Him control

I’m amazed that He’d love such a wretch like me
All broken and covered with scars
But His mercy reached out and came down from the cross
He accepted me and healed my heart

Now I wait for the hour that He will return
His promise will come true that day
I sit here and lift up my praise to the Lord
Longing to see His face