Close To You

When my eyes are weary and I lay me down
I can trust in you, Lord, to bring the calm
From a busy day to a quiet night
Knowing you’ll be near until the light

When I raise my head to the newborn day
I will look to you, Lord, to find my way
You will lead me on through the day ahead
As your Spirit speaks and my heart obeys.

Close to you, close to you
Every moment, this I choose
Never far from your sweet call
Close to you, you’re my all

When my way is lonely, and I’m feeling sad
I can look to you, Lord, and I’ll be glad
Just to know you walk every step with me
I can go through life knowing you are near

You will never leave me,
Never desert me
Never stop loving me
Never stop giving
Never be angry
Never give up on me

Close to you, close to you
Every moment, this I choose
Never far from your sweet call
Close to you, you’re my all

Mercy Overwhelms

Every second of the day
Every moment when I pray
Every hour that goes away
His mercy overwhelms me

Every word that my mouth speaks
Every time His will I seek
Every day of every week
His mercy overwhelms me

Mercy at my every turn
Flows into my life
Mercy more than I can see
Helps me to survive
Mercy grand and glorious
Like a wave that swells
Washes down all over me
Mercy overwhelms

Every week that passes by
Every month that hears my cry
Every year for all of time
His mercy overwhelms me

Every breath
Every sound
Every touch
Every word
Every prayer
Every song
Every sight
Every thing

Mercy at my every turn
Flows into my life
Mercy more than I can see
Helps me to survive
Mercy grand and glorious
Like a wave that swells
Washes down all over me
Mercy overwhelms

Mercy grand and glorious
Like a wave that swells
Washes down all over me
Mercy overwhelms
Mercy overwhelms
Mercy overwhelms

Release and Replace

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Release the fear that follows you
Through every passing thought
Replace it with a lasting love
That only comes from God

Release the sorrow of past sins
That come back just to bother
Replace it with abundant joy
That’s given from your Father

Release the worry that you feel
When thinking of tomorrow
Replace it with the peace of God
That’s permanent not borrowed

Release frustration that demands
You shouldn’t have to wait
Replace it with longsuffering
To guide you through each day

Release the harshness of your tongue
That lashes out at friends
Replace it with His gentleness
Which speaks with good intent

Release the hurtful things you do
When someone does you wrong
Replace it with His goodness
Which makes others feel strong

Release the doubts that creep in
When things just don’t go right
Replace it with unfailing faith
That guides you to His Light

Release all things that make you want
More than you should have
Release the temperance that helps
Your lifestyle to behave

Release the insecurity you feel
When facing unbelief
Replace it with a meekness that
Speaks with authority

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Jesus, My Shepherd

Jesus is my shepherd and I am His sheep
He is my refuge and strong tower
A fortress built to withstand any attack from my enemy
He guards me and protects me
He keeps me safe in all situations
He watches over his flock with great diligence and with the utmost love.
As long as I follow him and stay in his flock
There is nothing that I shall ever want for
He provides everything that I need
He brings me to places that are lush with the things I have need of.
His provision is pleasing for both my body and my soul
He supplies life giving nourishment in the green valley pasture
That He lays out before me
I could not ask for a better place to be
There are streams wherever He leads me
Streams of clear, cool, refreshing water that is still
It is living water that never runs dry
I can partake of it easily and often because it is not rushing by me
There are no rocks or rapids in it
It is calm and it calms me
I stand beside it and enjoy the beautiful view
My shepherd restores all that is within me
I can be at peace in these wonderful valleys
My soul can be renewed and revitalize
By the soothing sound of the river of life slowly going by me
The river is full of those things that I need to keep me vibrant and alive
He guides me in the right way all the time
I never have to worry that He will lead me astray
He shows me the way to live my life
So that I will bring Him glory
It is also a way that keeps me safe from all harm
His way helps me to grow in my faith every day
He will never fail me
Even though I am facing the most difficult of circumstances
I will never be afraid
Even when it seems like the walls of my life or crashing in around me
I will not worry
Even when sickness comes in and could destroy me
I will not crumble or complain
I can have this attitude because I know that He is always with me
He will never leave my side
He will never leave me without remedy for my situation
He has the power and the strength to bring me out of anything
I can call upon this power and this strength in His name
It will arrive swiftly when I call
Even if my enemies are coming in around me
I do not have to worry about them
God will prepare a feast for them so they will be my friends.
He will give me calm in the midst of that storm
He is the one who lifts them up
He is the one who brings them down
He is the one who makes nations rise and fall
He is the one that puts their Kings on the throne and removes them.
There is nothing I need to fear from my enemies
Jesus anoints me as His follower with the Holy Spirit
His Spirit teaches me and guides me by His word
Whenever I need His help
He’s always there to comfort me and protect me
He shows me the word
He gives me the understanding on how to apply it to my life
That anointing brings in the fruit of the spirit
Which guide my life and everything that I do
He fills me so full that it runs over to other people around me
They can feel the love, joy and peace of God in their lives
I have no doubt in my mind that His goodness and His Mercy
Will always be my guiding light.
They will go wherever I go
They will be wherever I am
Every day I will have His mercy and His goodness alive in my life
Every day I will taste of the goodness of God for the rest of my life
Not a day will go by that He will not be my shepherd
I will be in his presence for all eternity

 

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

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 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