All the Glory to You

We come into your house today
Into your presence with our praise
We lift our voices high
You’re name we magnify
All the glory to you
All the glory to you

Exalted to the highest place
We long to gaze into your face
Our worship fills the air
You fill the atmosphere
All the glory to you
All the glory to you
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
All the glory to you

The Great Escape

I was floundering through life
Delirious at times
By night so many drinks
By day smoke dulled my mind
I thought that life was grand
Because my mind was dulled
I really was in trouble
Enslaved by what I loved

But then I found the Savior
My great deliverer
He came in like a squadron
Defeating all my fear
I found myself with new desires
My mind was thinking straight
His love had filled my heart
Before it was too late

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me a great escape

Escape from all my fears
Escape from all my doubts
Escape from all my sorrows
Escape from satan’s shouts
Escape from sins dead snare
Escape from words of hate
Escape from thoughts of lust
Escape from dumb debates
He broke all of my chains
I now am walking free
He opened prison doors
He brought me victory

Now I can trust in Him
My mind is in His word
His Spirit speaks to me
His peace is my reward
There’s no misunderstanding
Of who is in control
I’m putty in His hands
A sheep within His fold

Jesus, Mighty Jesus
Authority is His
Power and dominion
Is always His to give
When He came into my life
He taught me how to live
He provided me the great escape

 

He Came Back For Me

As a child I grew up in church so many years ago
As a teen I turned my back on God and wandered
In my early twenties I had truly lost my way
My life was heading down a lonely path

My mind had become mixed up from the things that I was taking
My body was a scrawny, hippie mess
Most people thought that I was destined to be left behind
Then suddenly my life was turned around

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
Abd that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

Over forty years ago this all happened in my life
I have never turned my back on Him again
And I know if you have walked away and found you’re lost
That He’ll come back for you just the same

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

He doesn’t ask us where we’ve been
He doesn’t ask us what we did
He doesn’t ask us why we left
He doesn’t ask us why we hid
He tells us that He loves us
He wraps His arms around us
He asks us to be His
And I chose to be His because

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

This poem/song was inspired by Rev. Robert Newton speaking to an APEPT convention 5 years ago. I was prompted to watch the message today on YouTube. Here is the link

I Know A God

I know a God who cares for me
Through the dark and windy storm
I know a God who comforts me
When my days are far from calm
I know a God who carries me
When all my strength is gone
I know a God who stays with me
When I am all alone

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

I know a God who took my place
And took away my sin
I know a God who gives me grace
And gives me peace within
I know a God who rose from death
So I could live with Him
I know a God who rules above
He is the King of Kings

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

This God that I serve is merciful
This God that I serve is gracious
This God that I serve forgives me
This God that I serve delivers me
This God that I serve protects me
This God that I serve provides for me
This God that I serve is everything
That I could ever need

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Jehovah
Lamb of God
Emmanuel
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

Two Things

There’s only two things you must know
To be all you can be
Thing one is His great mercy
Thing two is grace that’s free

Mercy reached out to touch our lives
When Jesus came from above
Took the form of a baby
Because of His great love

Mercy was with Him every day
As He healed all that would come
Taught the ways of the Kingdom
Truly was God’s Son

Mercy then took Him to the cross
Where He bled and died for me
Mercy rose Him up from the grave
So I’d live eternally

The greatest show of mercy
The world has ever seen
Is something I must know deep down
Because it was done for me

Grace has supplied my every need
From the moment I was born
From the fresh air that I breath each day
To the sunrise every morn

Grace followed us as we grew in years
For it truly gave us life
Each trial that we faced has passed
And grace helped us survive

Grace gave the greatest gift of all
When we asked the Savior in
By grace are you saved through faith my friend
It is grace that makes you win

This grace that’s so amazing
Grace always blesses me
He gives it freely to us
Supplying ever need

When you are looking out ahead
At what your life may bring
Make sure that grace and mercy
Are the most important things

Priceless Love

I’m turning my life over to the one that I adore
His name is Jesus Christ and He’s the Lord of Lord’s
He died to heal my body and take away my sin
Then He rose up from the grave and now He lives within

I’ve tried to live my own way and made a mess of things
My own decisions always leave my soul without blessing
My wisdom just gets me into a prideful state of mind
And the knowledge that I have puts my spirit in a bind

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love

When I begin to trust in Him my life seems to make sense
Even though my troubles sometimes get much more intense
He’s with me through each trial and He shows me the way
Because He cares for me and guides me through each blessed day

His blessings follow me around and seem to never cease
His mercy comes to flood my soul and leave my mind at peace
His grace is overwhelming as He clears up my mistakes
Then He leaves His joy within me love,Jesusso that others might partake

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love

Stooping down from His throne
He hears my every plea
Because He is my Savior
Who bled and died for me

Oh the priceless love of Jesus
Flowing down from heaven above
Never ceasing always with me
I will rest in His sweet love

Change the World

I’m going to learn to follow
Follow you wherever you lead
Follow you despite what I see
I’m going to learn to follow

I’m going to learn to trust you
Trust you with all that I have
Trust you with all that I am
I’m going to learn to trust you

There’s only one way
There’s only one truth
It’s found in your Word
Please open my eyes
So that I might see
The wonderful things you have for me

I’m going to learn to listen
Listen whenever you speak
Listen for every word
I’m going to learn to listen

When I do what you ask me to do
When I go where you ask me to go
When I hear your sweet voice in my ear
Then I can change the world
Then I can change the world

There’s only one way
There’s only one truth
It’s found in your Word
Please open my eyes
So that I might see
The wonderful things you have for me

Peace Sweeps Over Me

He’s the anchor for my soul
When the storms of doubt arise
He comes in and clears the skies
And my heart He floods with joy

He becomes my breath and wind
When the sea is churning deep
Calms the sky and stills the sea
I soar above on eagle’s wings

Everything I need to survive
All that I could ever need
He supplies abundantly
Until His peace sweeps over me

He is guiding me across
When I just can’t see my way
I will see another day
He will never leave me lost

Through the storm
Across the sea
Above the waves
Safe from the deep
Stills the wind
Billows stay
I will live
Another day

Everything I need to survive
All that I could ever need
He supplies abundantly
Until His peace sweeps over me

A Real Change

When I moved from Massachusetts to good old Iowa

The acclimatization was a breeze

Had I come from warmer homelands like Texas or LA

I’m sure I’d hear more chatter in my teethe

Climate changes can be hard when moving from your home

The outer forces can be hard to make 

But when our inner climate needs to have an overhaul

There’s a person who will all your troubles take

Come to Jesus for a real change when your life is running wild

Confess to Him how your life’s out of place

Trust Him and His word then take the time to hear His voice

He will give to you amazing grace

A Real Change

Keeper of My Soul

Through the endless night I wake
Hoping to get back to sleep
Yet in these tired hours I know
That I can trust my soul He keeps

And when I finally rise from bed
My feet are planted on the floor
The first thing that my mind recalls
He once again has kept my soul

Keeper of my soul
Fill my spirit new
As I rise this day
Keep my mind on you
Lead me in your way
Every step I take
Jesus Christ
The keeper of my soul

I look into the mirrored face
And see my image needs repair
I hope that others will this day
See my Lord residing there

Every action that now flows
Is a sign that truly speaks
Make my life be one that shows
My Lord Jesus my soul keeps

Keeper of my soul
Fill my spirit new
As I rise this day
Keep my mind on you
Lead me in your way
Every step I take
Jesus Christ
The keeper of my soul

Fill my mouth
Fill my mind
Fill my heart
With you
Every step
Every word
Every thought
With you

Keeper of my soul
Fill my spirit new
As I rise this day
Keep my mind on you
Lead me in your way
Every step I take
Jesus Christ
The keeper of my soul