I Am Forgiven

I was happy
I had no regrets.
I had lived the way I wanted to
And no bad happened yet
But then I met a man who had more joy
Than I had ever seen
I knew I wanted some of that
So he told me where he’d been

I‘ve been forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

Well I was baffled
At what he said.
I never heard of a man and a tree
So I asked him to explain
Then he told me the story of Jesus
And my soul was filled with pain
I knew that I was heading wrong
And it was time for a change

So I knelt down
On my knees to pray:
Dear Jesus please forgive me
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
And then I knew down in my spirit
I would never be the same.

I am forgiven
My sins are gone.
He bled and died to take away
All my guilt and shame
He stretched his arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
That I might live
Eternally

If you kneel down
On your knees and pray
Dear Jesus please forgive my sins
And help me find my way
I put my trust in you dear Lord
To guide me day by day
Then He’ll come into your heart
And you will never be the same

You’ll be forgiven
You’ll be set free
He bled and died to take away
All your guilt and shame
He stretched His arms out wide
On Calvary’s tree
So you could live
Eternally

Have Mercy, Lord, On Me

Please take my sorrow and grant me joy
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my worry and grant me hope
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my doubt and grant me faith
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sickness and grant me health
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my poverty and give my wealth
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my weakness and grant me strength
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my foolishness and grant me wisdom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my bondage and grant me freedom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my inability and grant me ability
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my waywardness and grant me guidance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sin and grant me justification
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my pride and grant me humility
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anxiety and grant me patience
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my harshness and grant me gentleness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my rudeness and grant me goodness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my gluttony and grant me temperance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Pleaser take my forwardness and grant me meekness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my unforgiveness and grant me forgiveness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my confusion and grant me peace
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anger and grant me understanding
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my hate and grant me love
Have mercy, Lord, on me

 

The Hugging Armadillo

An armadillo came to me
One snowy Texas day
He told me I was all hot air
And slowly walked away

I quickly caught back up to him
And with a high pitched scream
I told him he had lots of nerve
Invading my last dream

Then I woke up and found myself
In the classroom of the Lord
His lecture for me on that day
Was forgiveness from above

I bowed my head in reverence
As I realized what He said
I must forgive all others
Or I stifle His good grace

So I found that armadillo
And asked His forgiveness too
He graciously consented
And a bug hug then ensued

If you have wronged someone today
Or if they have wronged you
Ask for forgiveness quickly
And the Lord will forgive you

 

In response to the daily prompt Lecture

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

Rescue

Every week it seemed we would watch it
They brought tears to our laughing eyes
Archie and Edith went at it
“Stifle yourself” was his cry

We all have some traits in our lives
That we’d like to get rid of each day
But the only real way we can do that
Is to stifle it in every way

For me it was sin that detered me
Then I heard Jesus paid the price
He died on the cross for my pardon
Now I offer to you this advice

If you’re wand’ring through life without hope
And it seems you can’t stifle your fear
Just call out to Jesus for rescue
If your honest you will catch His ear

Ask Him for His forgiveness
For the sin that has plagued our past
Ask Him to be the Lord of your life
Then enter His rest at last

 

In response to the daily prompt Stifle

Never Above

Never Above my Savior
Always below His feet
His love divine
Will always be mine
In Him I am complete

Never Above His mercy
Always below His gaze
His peace sublime
Mine for all time
When i am under His grace

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Never above redemption
Always forgiveness I need
Sinner within
Finds comfort in Him
Daily I bow at His feet

Never above His calling
Always beholding to Him
Every new day
I bow down to pray
Asking His guidance within

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Oh what a savior
Oh what a friend
Gave all He had
Right to the end

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

You Will Not Believe

When I was young I went to church
I got to know my Bible
I went through confirmation class
Then faith became my rival

Once out of school I turned away
From lessons I had learned
I followed sin instead of God
And righteousness I spurned

In the middle of this frolic
When I thought I was free
You will not believe
What Jesus did for me

The spirit started drawing me
So gently deep inside
I didn’t know His voice back then
I faintly heard His cry

I found out that He loved me
Despite all of my sin
I found out that he died for me
To give me peace within

I turned my life around one day
He saved me through and through
Ever since that day occurred
I’ve tried to learn His truth

He’s healed me many times since then
Delivered me from evil
He walks with me from day to day
He shields me from the devil

His hope is ever in my soul
His joy is so abundant
His peace brings calm in every storm
Why was I so reluctant

Perhaps today your wondering
If Jesus is for you
If you want peace inside your soul
Then this is what you do

Just ask Him to forgive your sin
Ask Him to be Lord
Accept His grace and mercy
He’ll give you so much more

You will not believe
What Jesus did for me
Until you have received
His love that sets you free

Once Upon the Cross

The crowd arrived to mock Him
The trial was a farce
Convicted as a heretic
Condemned to death by cross

Scorned and battered senseless
Thorns upon His brow
Nails pierced through His feet and hands
To the ground blood flowed

Forgive them was His final plea
As darkness filled the day
He cried out it is finished
Then gave His life away

Once upon the cross
He gave His life for me
All my sin He took
So I could be set free
Oh the blessed mercy
Displayed for all to see
Amazing grace of Jesus
Amazing love for me

They laid Him in a borrowed tomb
They sealed it extra tight
Roman soldiers guarded for three days
All through the lonely nights

The stone then rolled away
The guards fainted in fright
From the grave He rose alive
Sometime in the night
The morning dawned the third day
The women came anointing
He has risen angels told them
They went away rejoicing

Once upon the cross
He gave His life for me
All my sin He took
So I could be set free
Oh the blessed mercy
Displayed for all to see
Amazing grace of Jesus
Amazing love for me
All because He gave His life
Once upon the cross

The River of Grace

I stood by the banks of the river
The river of God’s great grace
It flowed from His throne in heaven
Right down to the human race

All were invited to enter
This stream of His endless love
His grace was poured out to us all
When He gave His only Son

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I love to stand amid the flow
In the river of His grace

So many souls are searching
For something more in life
They’ve tried all kinds of different ways
But are not satisfied

If only they would realize
This awesome truth I share
There is a God in heaven
That longs to bring them care

A simple prayer is all it takes
To enter His embrace
Just ask Him for forgiveness
And step into His grace

Jesus, mighty Savior
My sins I now confess
Forgive me, please, I ask today
Come take away this mess
I promise I will turn away
From sin that rules my life
I’ll make you Lord of all my heart
Until the day I die

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I welcome you to stand with me
In the river of His grace

Today and Tomorrow

The past is the past
It is gone
Over with
Finished
What has been done is done
And can’t be undone
Can’t be redone
What has been said has been
And can not be been back
We can not change
The past
We can not go back
And do it over
We can not escape it

But we can overcome it
Wipe out any negative effects
Rise above any wrongdoings
Become better because of it
We can
Make it disappear
And no longer be a conduit
For doubt
Or fear
Or worry
Or misgivings
We can
Let it go
To embrace the only thing we have
Today
And tomorrow

God says
He will wipe away our sins
And wash them white as snow
He will remove our sin
As far as the East is from m the West
They no longer have a hold on me
They no longer control me
I look to the only thing I have
Today
And tomorrow

Rise up
Start over
Let your life shine
Let your voice be heard
Be free from your past
Live the life you were meant to live
Today
And tomorrow