The Natural Order

If I could pluck a star out of both time and space
It would upset the natural order and would have to be replaced
No matter what the distance between these fiery balls
They have been placed distinctly where God calls

If I could move a planet that circles ‘round the sun
And change its safe rotation much damage would be done
For God has placed each one where gravity requires
To keep the natural order is God’s only desire

If I would change the trees so they’d breathe like you and I
No oxygen created would cause us all to die
The cycle of the air is a wonder to behold
For God has made it all and His wonders are untold

You see, the natural order was put in place by God
It goes on day by day with His guidance from above
Man tries and tries to copy it but will ever produce life
Only God can breathe that into His creation from on high

What a wonder to behold this creation we live in
From the awesome natural order to the miracle within
Our bodies are the greatest feat that God has done by grace
Yet we take them for granted and forget to give Him praise

Praise for all the stars above that circle through the sky
Praise for all the blood within that circulates with life
Praise for His creation, so mighty and so grand
Praise for how it all works by His sweet, gentle hand

So, this morning as you wake up, ponder what you are
Remember that your body is more complex than a star
Remember that God made you and holds you with His hand
To be the person that you are and fit into His plan

This is the natural order and the course that we should take
To come to Christ the Lord and fall down on our face
Confessing all our sins and trusting in His grace
Then rising up to shout aloud His glory and His praise

He waits in heave above to hear your voice today
Come to Him with all your cares and bow to Him in prayer
Then be still and just listen to what He has to say
I guarantee He has some things for you to do today

Removes All Doubt

If the stars could sing
Or the clouds give praise
They would lift their voice and shout His name
In the oceans roar
And the birds that soar
You can see His glory evermore

CHORUS
What a splendor is the name of Jesus
Far above the creation that we see
What a wonder is the name of Jesus
Removes all doubt and brings us victory

When the flowers bloom
In the crescent moon
The name of Jesus is magnified
Before and after night
Dawn and dusk so bright
The name of Jesus is glorified

CHORUS

BRIDGE
His name brings healing. His name brings life
His name brings vision to the blind
His name brings freedom from all our sin
His name will raise us up again
His name brings calm in ever storm
His name brings life forevermore
His name is power. His name is strength
Jesus is with us. Jesus is with us.

CHORUS

God Brought a Friend

When I need a kind word, you are there
When I need a smile, you are there
When I wake up in the morning
When I go to sleep at night
I know you are there for me

God brought a friend, a faithful friend
He knew my need and filled it
I cannot thank my God enough
He brought a friend like you

When my day gets tired and lonely, you are there
When I need someone to talk to, you are there
When I find a little time
When I need some sunshine
I know you are there for me

God brought a friend, a faithful friend
He knew my need and filled it
I cannot thank my God enough
He brought a friend like you

I know that God has purposes for all He gives to us
I know He puts all things in place to turn out for my good
So, I will put my faith in Him a little more today
For He has brought a friend like you help me on my way

God brought a friend, a faithful friend
He knew my need and filled it
I cannot thank my God enough
He brought a friend like you

Surrounded by the Glory

I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord
He’s in the still of night
In the stars so bright
I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord
He’s in everything I see

For His glory overwhelms His creation
His glory is above the universe
His glory brings the heavens down on it’s knees
In surrender to our soon and coming King

His glory and His majesty timeless
Throughout all history they do proclaim
That the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Are right here beside me everyday

I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord
He’s in the still of night
In the stars so bright
I’m surrounded by the glory of the Lord
He’s in everything I see

Oh, the glory.  Oh, the splendor
Oh, the majesty overwhelms me
Oh, the glory.  Oh the splendor
His love always there for me

Honor and Glory and Praise

He forgives all my transgressions
And He takes away all my sin
He removes them as far as the east from the west
I can trust my life to Him

He delivers me out of my troubles
He gives peace what the storms come in
Not a day goes by that He’s not by my side
I can trust my life to Him

I give honor and glory and praise
I give honor and glory and praise
To the Lamb who was slain
And the King who was raised
I give honor and glory and praise

Astounding Grace

I am not forsaken.  I will not give up
I found my strength in Jesus. He is enough
Though Satan storms against me I will not turn aside
I will stand strong in the battle with Jesus by my side

It seems old Satan tries every means he can
To turn me from my Savior so I will trust in man
I will not be deceived by all His trickery
I’ll turn my heart to God for He’s my victory

Right now I call on Jesus and all the host of heaven
To come and hold me up in the comfort of His hand
The enemy seems strong but God is stronger still
I’ll fight on through this trial and heed my Saviors will

And when I gain the victory I’ll lift my hands in praise
To my precious loving Father who filled me with His grace
I’ll worship Him for giving me the mercy that I need
When Satan comes against me I’ll be found down on my knees

On my knees to pray for deliverance each day
On my knees to offer up my life to Jesus way
On my knees to praise Him for Her will show the way
On my knees before His throne astounded by His grace

For victory can only come when I am on my knees
The enemy is helpless when my cries to God increase
And even if it seems that my prayers have not been heard
I will stay down on my knees and trust His holy word

I know He won’t forsake me.  I know He won’t depart
I know that His great joy and peace will come and soothe my heart
I know without a doubt that all things work for good 
I know that Jesus loves me and my prayers He understood

Thank you Lord for giving me this peace within my soul
Thank you Lord for mercy when the devil seemed so bold
Thank you Lord for showing me your astounding grace
This day and every day I will lift your name in praise

Lamb of God Slain

He lays on the altar.  His spirit gives in
He cries out forgive them.  He takes all my sin
He carries if far as the west from the east
I’m no longer bound.  The Lamb set me free

Lamb of God slain.  Lamb of God slain
For the sins of the world
Lamb of God slain.  Lamb of God slain
For the sins of the world

He lays in the grave. Three days pass Him by
Then He arose. The Lamb is alive

Lamb of God risen. Lamb of God risen
He’ll come back again
Lamb of God risen. Lamb of God risen
He’ll come back again

We’ll rise to meet Him on clouds in the air
To the Lamb of our God we lift up our praise
Blessing and glory and honor and power
We lift up our praise.  We lift up our praise

Lamb of God slain.  Lamb of God slain
For the sins of the world
Lamb of God slain.  Lamb of God slain
For the sins of the world

Lamb of God risen. Lamb of God risen
He’ll come back again
Lamb of God risen. Lamb of God risen
He’ll come back again

We lift up our praise to the Lamb of God slain
We lift up our praise when he comes back again
Blessing and glory and honor and power
We lift up our praise.  We lift up our praise
Jesus Life

Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a Savior
Who came down from the heavens high above
He came a humble babe
And in a manger lay
He came to teach us of His Father’s love 

He walked upon the earth and brought deliverance
The common people flocked to hear him speak
But man of high estate
Thought death would be His fate
They convinced the people that His life was fake

This Savior was condemned to cruel death
They whipped Him so His blood ran crimson red
Then they nailed Him to a tree
Thinking they had victory
They’d be rid of Him once His flesh was dead

Then on that cross He spoke some words that traveled
Down through the course of man for all of time
He said father forgive them
For they know not what they do
Then he bowed His head and silently He died

The men of high estate were quite elated
The man they couldn’t stand was finally gone
But three days after death
He rose again to life
Bringing happily ever after to us all

This little verse may seem a fairy tale
But it is true and Jesus lives today
Just give your life to Him
And He’ll forgive your sin
Then for all time you will reign and live with Him

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

His Presence Is All I Need

I cried to the Lord in my weakness
He heard me and rescued me
Out of the darkness
Into the light
His presence is all I need

He heard me in my tribulation
His mercy uplifted me
Up from the valley
Out of my plight
His presence is all I need

When He’s near me I feel His glory
When He’s near me I know His peace
When He’s near me His joy overwhelms me
His presence is all I need

What a wonderful thing is His presence
My Savior is near to me
What a joy to abide in amazing grace
His presence is all I need

I will rest today and not worry
Sweet Jesus will walk with me
He has promised He’ll never forsake me
His presence is all I need