I Give You Praise

I give you praise
For morning sun
For birds and bees
For rocks and trees
I give you praise
For all you’ve done for me

I give you praise
For fam’ly cheer
For daughters near
For soul mate dear
I give you praise
For all you’ve given me

I give you praise
For saving me
For keeping with
For loving me
I give you praise
For what you do for me

Every day
I give you praise
My heart ablaze
My hands are raised
With words of praise
I lift your name
For who you are my Lord

I give you praise
The highest praise
I lift your name
Above all names
I give you praise
You are the King of Kings

All Smiles

I’m all smiles
I know my Savior loves me
I’m all smiles
I know He will take care of me
All smiles
I know that in my time of need
When fear sets in and I lose peace
He will be there to comfort me
And make me smile again

I never have to worry
For the Lord is on my side
My trust in Him survives the biggest storm
When I am in a hurry
And the answers don’t arrive
I can feel the safety of His loving arms

His promises are true
His love is everlasting
His mercy covers every time I fall
He never leaves me blue
He cheers me so I’ll sing
He turns my every sorrow to a smile

I’m all smiles
I know my Savior loves me
I’m all smiles
I know He will take care of me
All smiles
I know that in my time of need
When fear sets in and I lose peace
He will be there to comfort me
And make me smile again

In the heat of midday sun
Or the darkness of the night
He reassures me with His gentle voice
And when the day is done
I see the stars so bright
Reminding me He’s there with His grace

When my smile turns upside down
When peace just can’t be found
My life seems out of place
I cry to see His face

He comes with tender care
And pulls me from despair
I can no longer frown
My smile has turned around

I’m all smiles
I know my Savior loves me
I’m all smiles
I know He will take care of me
All smiles
I know that in my time of need
When fear sets in and I lose peace
He will be there to comfort me
And make me smile again

So They Might

You are the potter, I am the clay
Mold me and shape me after your way
Make me a witness to others today
So they might see you, I pray

You are the vine and I am a branch
Teach me, dear Lord,  to follow your plan
Help me to witness throughout this land
So they might feel your hand

You are the shepherd and I am your sheep
Guide me to all your commandments keep
Help me to reach out to others needs
So they might know the love they reap

You are the Master, I follow you
Hoping that, daily, your love will show through
And you’ll get the praise for all you do
The glory belongs to you

I’ll lift your praises up high every day
I’ll give you the glory in every way
That others will come to know and be saved
This I will fervently pray

My Souls’ Provider

If I had all the wealth
This world had to offer
I’d still be a pauper to Him

If I had all possessions
That made my life fun
I’d still lack all He has to give

I had many friends
That surround me each day
It would not compare to His love

If I had a big house
Where I could relax
It would pale to my mansion above

Incredible are His blessings
Marvelous is His love
Amazing is His provision
What He gives is always enough

The Fruit of the Spirit fulfill me
His mercy and grace never cease
As He walks with me every day of my life
I can rest in His wonderful peace

I will lift up His praise forever
I will worship His wonderful name
For He is my souls’ provider
Every day I will give Him my praise

All To You

All my praise

All my worship 

All my heart

To you, oh Lord

All my love

All the glory 

All my soul

To you, oh Lord

What a wonder it is 

That you love me

When all of creation is yours

What a marvelous thing

Is your grace to me

When you are my King and my Lord

All of my healing

All of my peace

All of my joy

From you, oh Lord 

All my deliverance 

All of my hope

All of my love

From you, oh Lord

What a marvel it us

That you would bestow 

Your mercy on one such as I

I can only cry worthy 

Are you of my praise 

As I lift up my hands to the sky

As I look up

To the heavens above

I praise you with all of my heart

For you are the one

Who gave me your all

So I could have all that you are

Turning Trials to Blessings

I always enjoyed working
around the house
dishes
vacuuming
laundry
my office
keeping things clean
and neat
and tidy

But now that’s gone
I don’t have
the strength
and my wife
would be upset
if I did too much
due to cancer treatments
so I sit
and write
and study
cleaning my heart
and mind
with the word

I am really
enjoying it
not because
I avoid the housework
but I enjoy
the minstry of it
the spiritual growth
I am feeling
and blessing others
through the trial

Never discount
the trials
in your life
they will usually
bring great
blessing
if you allow them to.

 

In response to the daily prompt Clean

My Heart Cries Out

I still remember when I first met Jesus

Sitting on a couch in Iowa

He came into my heart

Gave me a brand-new start

I knew that He was with me all the way

 

It’s been over 40 years since that day

When the burden of my sin was washed away

Since then I’ve learned to pray

And to follow in His ways

But most of all I’ve learned to praise His name

 

My heart cries out to praise Him

For all He’s done for me

His mercy’s overwhelming

His grace is sweet indeed

I lift my hands in worship

To Jesus Christ my King

My heart cries out to praise Him

He is my everything

 

Today I know He teaches me His truth

And He’s become my guiding light

I trust in Him always

I know He plans my days

I will never be out of His sight

 

And should this day bring troubles

That make me doubt and fear

I know He’ll comfort me

And in His arms I’ll be

Safe and sound, His love will be so near

 

My heart cries out to praise Him

For all He’s done for me

His mercy’s overwhelming

His grace is sweet indeed

I lift my hands in worship

To Jesus Christ my King

My heart cries out to praise Him

He is my everything

 

Many Blessings

I think about the fact
That Jesus loves me so
And it seems my love for Him
Just grows and grows and grows

My heart will sing His praises
Every single day
As I count the many blessings
That He has sent my way

He died for me so long ago
To take away my sin
He walks with me from day to day
Gives me peace and joy within

His Holy Spirit comforts me
Whenever I am down
I know that I can trust in Him
To keep me safe and sound

I lift my praise to Jesus
For the blessings in my life
I will worship Him forever
I will lift His name on high

He brought me to my wife
A thousand miles away
He put a love within me
That still is strong today

Three children blessed our marriage
Five grandchildren too
They share their love for us
In everything they do

He’s blessed me with good work
And friends that bolster me
And helps me be a blessing
To others in their needs

I lift my praise to Jesus
For the blessings in my life
I will worship Him forever
I will lift His name on high

I have many Christian friends
Who will listen when I talk
And the pastors in my life
Have helped me in my walk

But more than anything
I’m blessed with His sweet grace
And His mercy overwhelms me
Oh, I long to see His face

I lift my praise to Jesus
For the blessings in my life
I will worship Him forever
I will lift His name on high