I Want to Thank You Lord (Music Video)

This is my favorite of all the choruses and songs I have written.  I can’t begin to tell you the comfort it gave me while going  through to stem cell transplants in 2016.  My church loves it, and my Pastors wife adores this song.  I hope it blesses you a well.

I Want to Thank You, Lord  (C) 2012 Pete Gardner  Belmond, Iowa

Missed His Grace

When I see all the chaos
In this crazy world of ours
I sit here and I wonder
How our time has been devoured

The preciousness of each new day
Seems best to have escaped
Before we know it sun has set
And we have missed His grace

His grace is with us every day
Each moment we’re alive
It gives us hope to carry om
It helps us to survive

But most times we just let it slip
Not giving grace a thought
We think we made it on our own
Through every battle fought

The truth is that His grace was there
When we were in a bind
He brought us out and lifted us
Out of the daily grind

But we just went our way again
Not giving grace a thought
While all the while it was right there
Our future grace has bought

The next time trouble comes your way
Lift up your eyes and see
That grace was there beside you
And grace has set you free

The Hugging Armadillo

An armadillo came to me
One snowy Texas day
He told me I was all hot air
And slowly walked away

I quickly caught back up to him
And with a high pitched scream
I told him he had lots of nerve
Invading my last dream

Then I woke up and found myself
In the classroom of the Lord
His lecture for me on that day
Was forgiveness from above

I bowed my head in reverence
As I realized what He said
I must forgive all others
Or I stifle His good grace

So I found that armadillo
And asked His forgiveness too
He graciously consented
And a bug hug then ensued

If you have wronged someone today
Or if they have wronged you
Ask for forgiveness quickly
And the Lord will forgive you

 

In response to the daily prompt Lecture

Fill This Place

This is a new song the Lord gave me this morning. I have already done a video so here are the words and the video.  Hope you enjoy it!

Let the anointing fill this place
Let the anointing fill this place
With our hands lifted to the heavens
Our hearts long for your sweet presence
Fill this place with your grace
Anointing fill this place

We worship you. We worship you
Sweet Lamb of God we worship you
We worship you. We worship you
With all our heart we worship you

Holy Spirit fill this place
Holy Spirit fill this place
We look to you in expectation
We lift up a great ovation
Fill this place with your grace
Holy Spirit fill this place

We worship you. We worship you
Sweet Lamb of God we worship you
We worship you. We worship you
With all our heart we worship you

Finding Peace

I used to look to drugs, booze and sex
To fill up the longing within my chest
Something was needed that just wasn’t there
When I could not find peace, I’d cry and I’d swear

I tried different church that thought they could help
One by one the fell short and I would just yell
Maybe someday a spiritual psychic would come
That could conjure up something so I wasn’t numb

I took a trip to Iowa one day
My friend took my hand said His church knew the way
I went and the speaker spewed brimstone and fire
I knew I was destined where I did not desire

Later that week I met Jesus Christ
He bought my sin and gave me new life
Now that peace I was seeking had flooded my soul
No longer did I feel left out in the cold

If you’re having trouble finding that peace
And you’ve tried to conjure some kind of release
Ask Jesus to help you and you will soon see
His love will fill you and set you free

 

In response to the daily prompt Conjure

He Sure Knew Me

My heart was so empty
Out here in this world
I felt lost and lonely
My life was a whirl
Then one day I listened
He was calling to me

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I didn’t know Jesus
But He sure knew me
He told me He loved me
I thought how could He
Love someone so dirty
So full of disease
Then I read His story
Of mercy and grace
I knelt down before Him
Tears ran down my face.
Dear Lord I need you
Come, fill up my heart
Show me your sweet mercy
Give me a new start
You took my transgressions
And washed them away
Be Lord of my life now
In your arms I’ll stay
Holy are you Lord
Worthy of praise
I sing hallelujah
As my hands I raise
Holy are you Lord
I lift up my voice
I’ll praise you forever
In you I rejoice

God’s Riches

I sometimes forget how vast it is
I sometimes stretch out it’s limit
I sometimes wonder how much it costs
This grace that God has granted

I had to develop a method to use
Or abuse might get into demonic
I heard an old saying that now I employ
It is quite a simple mnemonic

God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense spells it out
This grace that God covers me with
All of my sin has been washed away
Now I owe my life to him

You have the riches of God within reach
God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
Call out to Jesus to forgive your sins
Then you too can count on His GRACE

 

In response to the daily prompt Mnemonic

I’m Yours (Music Video)

I wrote and posted this song a while back, but I have not posted the video yet.  I will be using this to close my message at our church this Sunday.  I pray that it blesses you.  Here are the Words and the video.

Wherever you ask me to go
I’ll go
Whatever you ask me to do
I’ll do
Whatever you ask me to say
I’ll say

Whatever you want me to give
I’ll give
However you want me to live
I’ll live
Whoever you want me to love
I’ll love

Because I am yours
All yours
I have given all my heart and soul to you
Eternally yours
All yours
Help me live my life to glorify your name

 

Answers Today

 

What is it you need?
What requests have you made?
What trials loom big?
What troubles your day?

What escape do you need?
What words have you prayed?
What blocks out your joy?
What stands in your way?

Just take it to God
Don’t insist on your way
If you’ll trust in Him
He’ll answer today

 

In response to the daily prompt Insist

I Call Him

In the night I call Him
Jesus hear my prayer
Help me know the plans you have for me
In the night He answers
Child I’m calling you
I will guide you where you need to be

At the dawn I call Him
Jesus hear my plea
I need strength to make it through the day
At the dawn He answers
Child I’m here with you
Leading you along the narrow way

There He is
Day and night
Dawn and eve
Dark or light
Watching me
Guiding me
Hearing me
Loving me

At the noon I call Him
Jesus hear my cry
Give my friends and family your love
At the noon He answers
Child I’m pleased with you
You have prayed for all that I’m enough

At the eve I call Him
Jesus help us all
Turn to you with every single need
In the eve He answers
Child I’ll grant your plea
I will listen when they call to me

There He is
Day and night
Dawn and eve
Dark or light
Watching me
Guiding me
Hearing me
Loving me

There He is
By my side
Helping me
To survive