By Faith

I thank you for the faith Lord
That you have given me
In all my deepest valleys
This faith has lifted me
When I have faced a battle
This faith has seen me through
When mountains loom before mefaith
This faith knows what to do

When I was just a wee lad
You gave this faith to me
I fell through broken ice Lord
Was drowning underneath
My best friend threw a branch Lord
You have me faith to reach
He pulled me out to safety
This faith had rescued me

Through teen years into twenties
I drifted for from you
I thought I’d lost this faith Lord
It seemed I forgot you
But one day faith arose in me
I prayed a prayer so true
I asked you to come in my heart
My soul was now rescued

Two years later I came ba k
To visit my best friend
Through faith you led me to a girl
My life you did suspend
I left my job and traveled back
To start up a new life
By faith I left my world behind
This girl became my wife

By faith we’ve gone through battles
Some scars are very deep
We’ve clung to hope in you Lord
Our souls you always keep
When every battle turns out good
We know you have supplied
By faith we once again dug in
And you have given life

Then cancer came to test us
And tried to bring us down
Our trust in you has risen
By faith we’ve overcome
Now we know forever
No matter what may come
If we just walk with you Lord
You’ll bring us safely home

Thank you for the faith Lord
That you have given me
When I look back on my life
It’s blessings I do see
And when I face the trials
That may come down my way
I’ll simply use this faith Lord
To make it through the day

What An Awesome Feeling

By faith I claim my healing
From cancer’s ugly snare
Not one small symptom will remain
Good health beyond compare

By faith I am delivered
From such a dread disease
There is no power on earth that lasts
When Jesus sends His peace

What a righteous Savior
Redeemer friend indeed
That by His grace He saved me
Supplied my every need
What an awesome feeling
What a gracious God
That He would give this faith to me
Then bask me in His love

By faith I’ll share my story
So others will gain hope
The Word of God goes forth to bring
An anchor to their soul

By faith I’ll stand before Him
Once again made whole
No power on earth can keep me from
The healing He will show

What a righteous Savior
Redeemer friend indeed
That by His grace He saved me
Supplied my every need
What an awesome feeling
What a gracious God
That He would give this faith to me
Then bask me in His love

I’ll walk by faith in God above
I’ll claim His Word more than enough
I’ll stay within His loving arms
I’ll praise His name with heaven’s song
I’ll count on His unfailing help
I’ll worship God above all else
I’ll lift Him up for all to see
How much my Savior loves me

What an awesome feeling
What a gracious God
That He would give this faith to me
Then bask me in His love
Then bask me in His love

His Mercy Covers

His mercy covers all my sin
His mercy covers all my sin
When He gave His life for me
From my shame He set me free
His mercy covers all my sin

His mercy covers all my doubt
His mercy covers all my doubt
As I look to Him in faith
He will answer when I pray
His mercy covers all my doubt

His mercy covers all my fear
His mercy covers all my fear
He will fill me with His love
As I look to God above
His mercy covers all my fear

His mercy covers all the earth
His mercy covers all the earth
As I lift my voice in praise
I will worship His sweet name
His mercy covers all the earth

Once Upon A Time

I once had sorrow then joy filled my heart
I once had troubles then peace stilled the storm
I once was doubtful then faith came along
My life is not what it once was

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

I once was bound up then hope brought me out
I once was fearful then love brought a shout
I once had weakness them He gave me strength
Now my life rests in Him

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

No more will I go drifting
No more will I live in fear
No more will I be doubting
Jesus is all I need

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

Fixer-Upper

When I was lost He found me
Set me on the narrow path
I could not find my way without Him
When I was sick He healed me
Gave me strength to rise from bed
My body healed without and within

When I was lonely He sat with me
Let me know that he was near
Oh what a comfort He is when by my side
When I was afraid He calmed me
Whispered peace into my ear
Now in His daily presence I can hide

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

When I was broken He fixed me
Put me back together again
I’m a new creature whole and alive in Him
When I was in bondage He freed me
Paid the price to redeem me from sin
I owe my life to my Lord so I give it to Him

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

In sorrow or in pain
In sunshine or rain
In doubt or in faith
In loss or in gain
He always is near
To ease me from fear
I trust in His holy name

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

Lead Me

I rarely can see where He’s leading

I often must simply obey

My walk is by faith

As I quietly wait

While He leads my along the way

His plan will unfold before me

The road always turns for my good 

No matter the test

My soul can find rest

When I know that He’ll carry me through

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

You always know my limitations 

You stretch my faith further each day

I know I’ll come through

When I trust in you

As I quietly learn to obey

No test too hard

No trial to big

No turn to sharp 

No time to think

Simply by faith

You’ll bring me through

As long as my faith remains

Lead me, Lord, lead me today

I’ll follow you through the fire

Lead me by your Holy Spirit 

Your will is my desire

I Will Not Deny

I will not deny His mercy

That touches me each day
I will not deny His grace
That raises up my faith

I will not deny His Healing
That’s keeping me alive
I will not deny His strength
That helps me to survive

There can be no mistaking His love
And the things He has done for me
I will lift up my praise
To His glorious name
And testify to all I see

I will not deny His sacrifice
The nails He took for me
The suffering and bleeding 
He endured on Calvary

I will not deny they buried Him
And sealed the borrowed tomb
I will not deny He rose again
One day He will take me home

One day will come
When evil will rise
And demand my allegiance to him
When that day comes
And my life is required
I will never deny 
I will never deny

There can be no mistaking His love
And the things He has done for me
I will lift up my praise
To His glorious name
And testify to all I see

Let Faith Arise

As I travel through this life
There are tests I must survive
In the midst is when I cry
Let Faith arise

No matter where I am
Or what I may have planned
My life will soon demand
That faith arise

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

I pray deep down within
My spirit wants to win
The words come flowing in
Let faith arise

No worry should be here
The Lord will lend an ear
When I will make it clear
That faith arise

God sets a plan before me
I do not know the path
His word will light the way
His love will hold me hand
He’ll guide me gently through
With Him I can’t wrong
And when this test is done
I’ll find it made me strong

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

He Will Handle It

People ask me why
There’s cancer in my life
When I have done my best to serve the Lord
Others ask me how
A loving God allows
The suffering of a baby with disease

Some will ask me when
The prejudice will end
So people of this world can live in peace
Others ask me what
Will stop those who corrupt
The morals keep on going down it seems

I answer them with patience
For my faith is in the Lord
I know that He works all things for our good
It matters not to me
The answers that you seek
Because I know that God is in control

He will handle it
All the heartache that you feel
He will handle it
When your life seems so unreal
When all reason has escaped you
And it seems there’s no way out
Just trust your loving God
He will handle it

The word says that His ways
Are much higher than mine
His thoughts are too magnificent to know
If I would just give in
And trust His loving hand
All worry in my life would have to go

We live this life by faith
Where we place it is the key
To how each day will bring us peace or fear
I’m trusting in the Lord
Through every coming storm
My confidence in Him will long endure

And when I face a test
I can calmly sit and rest
For it matters not what storm will come my way
I’m trusting in His word
I know He’s in control
He’ll bring good out of every single day

He will handle it
All the heartache that you feel
He will handle it
When your life seems so unreal
When all reason has escaped you
And it seems there’s no way out
Just trust your loving God
He will handle it