I don’t want to die Things are going so well right now People are listening to me Hearts are being touched Lives are being changed The crowds follow me everywhere They love my stories Stories of farming and young men Stories of pearls and tares Stories of harvest and sowing They long for my words And pay attention when I talk They need me It just can’t be time for me to go This ministry is touching too many people The lame walk The blind see The deaf hear The cripple stretches forth his body The leper becomes whole Diseases go Demons flee Water to wine Fig trees whither So many good things are going on So many wonders are bringing people from afar Miracle after miracle Healing after healing There are so many more than need a touch from me I have so much more to do There are other women with issues of blood Other harlots who need forgiveness Other centurions who need their servants healed There are so many abuses of your word Pharisees seeking the higher place Moneychangers robbing the people Pious ones praying but empty Clean but filthy Wrong but thinking they are right Leading so many astray Showing so many the wrong way How can I leave now when so many are deceived Hearts to mend Minds to cleanse Lives to change It can’t be my time I want to stay here To minister to the masses To give more to those who need my help I want to touch more lives To heal more To deliver more To forgive more To bring more back to life To rebuke those who are misleading your people If I leave who will they turn to Who will they follow Who will shepherd them I can’t go yet I have so much more to do That is my will My way My wish But it is not yours Your purpose is greater Your love is stronger You know what is best You know how all can be blest You know there is only one way to truly set them free One way to bring complete healing One way to ultimate deliverance You have brought others alongside me to continue the ministry It will not die It will stay alive It will be your church Your people Your way to touch lives Your heart’s desire So not my will Not what I want Not what I desire Not what I would do if I had my way Your will Your desire As much as I want this cup to pass from me I want your will more I must die I must die for your kingdom to go forth I must die for you to be glorified I must die for them All of them They all need forgiveness They all need a sacrifice Pure and holy Undefiled by sin You have kept me Protected me Enabled me to be at this place At this time All I want is what you want All I desire is to do your will Not mine Not my way Let me be your servant Let this flesh die So the Spirit can come Your will be done
Based on Psalm 88:10a “Shall the dead arise to praise him”
I was dead Wrapped up in sin Held back by doubt Darkness was all around me I could not see where to go next I could not imaging getting free God was quiet I wondered if He even heard my cries I felt so alone So far away Like a dead man in the grave Stinking with sin No hope No future No life Then Jesus came Commanded the stone be rolled away And it was Light flooded into the room My sin exposed My shame announced Blinded by the light I covered my eyes I could not stand before Him The sinless Son of God I was not worthy to even approach Him I smelled of death I walked like death Sin all over me No power No strength Ashamed Then He cried out “Come Forth” His power stood me up His love started my feet to moving Still wrapped in my sin I could not hold back I could not stay where I was I had to come out Out of that grave Out of that sin Out of that death Into the brightness of His glory’ His mercy His grace Then He said ”Unwrap Him” The bindings of sin started to unravel I could feel the weight slip off of me I could feel the freedom all over me I was free Free Free from sin Free from doubt Free from fear No longer bound Basking in the light of His love Drinking of the living water Drawing from the well No more pain No more suffering No more darkness No more shame Then I praised Him I thanked Him I gave Him all the glory Shall the dead arise? Indeed they shall! They shall arise to praise Him Arise to bring Him honor Arise by the power of His mercy His grace His love Shout His praise Shout The victory is ours The stone has rolled away The bondage is all erased I am free!
I’ve searched the whole world over to find an inner peace I’ve travelled through the nations to find joy that would not cease I’ve looked up to the heavens to find a hope that settled me But I found these are nowhere but the cross I put my trust in doctors to heal my earthly pains I’ve worked through much exhaustion for money I could gain I’ve been in plays and speeches to see if I’d find fame But I found these are nowhere but the cross CHORUS The cross provides my healing The cross provides my peace The cross will give me joy that will never ever cease The cross gives hope forever And love eternally If I want that life abundantly There is nowhere but the cross I’ve had dreams and premonitions that did not satisfy All that I have wanted and all that I desire Is to find that special place where Jesus does abide And that is found nowhere but the cross CHORUS BRIDGE Down on my knees before you Down on my knees in prayer Lifting up holy hands Giving you all my praise Humbly I ask forgiveness Honestly open my heart Come Holy Spirit and heal me Here at the foot of the cross CHORUS ENDING I want to find that special place Where Jesus does abide I know it’s found Nowhere but the cross
I could walk a million miles or swim a thousand seas I could climb the highest mountain or explore the oceans deep I could lift my hands in worship Sing a worship melody But the closest I can get you is down on my knees I could feed a hundred thousand or set the captives free I could help a man in trouble or cure a dread disease I could give to the less fortunate The blessings I’ve received That would not draw me closer than being down on my knees Down on my knees there is healing Down on my knees there is peace Down on my knees there are springs of joy Down on my knees I’m set free Down on my knees He will hear me Every time I cry out in prayer When I’m down on my knees for others I can know He is always right there Help me humble myself Put my flesh in its place Help me cry out to you Down on my knees in prayer
He rose up like a standard Arms stretched out Feet tied together Nailed to a cross A crown of thorns on His head Bleed dripping down Sipping vinegar from a sponge Winning my victory The battle was raging As he hung there to die Satan thought he would win He had the Son of God on the brink of death Humiliated between two thieves Soaked in blood from being scourged No way to escape the nails Pain inescapable Hanging in defeat But the battle had just begun He shouted out “Father, Forgive them” All my sins, not just there’s All my failures, not just theirs All my disobedience, not just theirs All of it Every single transgression I had ever done Gone in three words from Jesus My victory won Then He said “It is finished” Hung His head and died Gave up His life for me The devil cried “Victory” The battle raged on Jesus went to Satan’s lair Brought the keys Set the captives free He didn’t die just for me He died for all Gave His life for all Even those that had died He gave new life Their Spirits rose and walked the streets of Jerusalem Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Jacob, David Ruth, Hannah, Bathsheba, even Eve\ All were covered All were set free All gained Victory On the third day The stone rolled away Jesus rose from the grave Full or power and grace The battle is over The victory won For all time For all mankind So why do I keep fighting? Why do I let the enemy have his way? Why do I allow his torment? Why do I even listen? He is defeated Jesus has won my victory It’s time to walk in that victory To put aside my defeat To claim what He has already done And make it mine today Victory is mine.
My heart is divided, Lord I am undone I know that I’ve failed you This cannot go on When my fear of you falters The enemy’s won Lord, please unite my heart One side wants to serve you Giving you praise My fleshly heart falters And wanders away All this division Keeps me in a daze Lord, please unite my heart CHORUS When I put it together you can use me. Use me. When I no longer wander from your presence. Your presence There is nothing I can’t do That you have called me to You will hear me when I pray I will hear the words you say I’ll no longer walk away from you, Oh Lord, my God My heart is wide open Come to me now I need your forgiveness Please touch me now Only by your mercy’ Only by your grace Lord, please unite my heart CHORUS One side wants to praise you The other wants to sin One side wants forgiveness The other lies again One side wants your mercy Implores to find your grace Come and turn my fleshly heart To give you all the praise CHORUS
All around me people worship Giving praise to God above Filled with joy they lift their voices Celebrating His great love I can’t help but join the chorus Lifting hands I humbly sing He has given me such mercy Mercy greater than my sin In my deepest, darkest caverns Down below this mask I wear I am drowning in my weakness With a test that I still bare I know that I should walk away From all the devil’s schemes Every day he comes alongside Robbing all my righteous dreams Every word of praise I’m singing Works to drown his dreadful voice Still I find my flesh is weakened Even though my soul rejoiced God of heaven, Lord of mercy Take away this heart of stone Fill me with desire that’s burning Set my mind on you alone Again I raise my soul to praise Him He has made me pure within I will be forever grateful Mercy greater than my sin
When I am desperate for a touch from God And He seems so far away I lean on friends and those I trust To get me through each day Sometimes I understand His plan And other times I don't But I always know He's in control And that truth I won't let go. I hurt deep down inside today For the trouble of a friend I can only trust the Lord will show His strong and mighty hand. For when darkness clouds each weary day And the sun seems dim and weak I know my God will come to me How I long to hear Him speak He'll tell me that He loves me And His plan is good and sure He'll tell me that He knows my hurt He'll tell me to endure He'll tell me in the end I'll see Why I had to walk this road Until that time, He'll carry me And lighten up my load
This world is full of guessing What the truth is and is not The news around the world Seems often to be bought Two sides that can't agree On what course they should take Makes for a lot of wordplay That makes the truth seem fake There's one thing that I know Will always speak the truth That is the Holy Bible God's Word to me and you It tells me Jesus came to earth And gave His life away A sacrifice for all my sins So He could make a way No oversimplification Is in these words today If you will ask forgiveness You too will find the way His way is to eternal life With Peace and joy for you The fake news that appears down here Gives way to God's good news