Independence Day

Free from my doubt
Free from my shame
Free from my sin
Free from my pain
Free from a life
Full of disdain
Jesus has set me free

Free from my worry
Free from my fear
Free from my lust
Free from my tears
Free from the evil
That once lurked within
Jesus has set me free

He came looking for me when I was bound
He died on a cross in His blood my sin drowned
The day I chose Him as my Lord all the way
Was my Independence Day

Free from distrust
Free from my hate
Free from my anger
Free from bad days
Free from the pride
That once ruled my life
Jesus has set me free

Freedom to love
Freedom with joy
Freedom with peace
Forevermore
You can have freedom
In all of life’s storms
Let Jesus set you free

He came looking for me when I was bound
He died on a cross in His blood my sin drowned
The day I chose Him as my Lord all the way
Was my Independence Day

 

Earned Freedom

When he came home he was weary
Tired of the jungle’s heat
Tired of the sound of gun shots
Ringing in His ear

He walked onto this soil that day
Hoping a greeting awaits
All he got was shouting
No ceremony played

They gave themselves completely
Getting little in return
Except the pride of knowing
Our freedom they did earn.

Today we honor those who died
To keep our freedom strong
Let’s not forget those veterans
Who suffer their whole lives long

 

In response to the daily prompt Ceremony

Delivered

Out of bondage
Out of pain
Out of darkness
Out of shame

Out of blindness
Out of fear
Out of heartache
Out of tears

Out of sadness
Out of need
Out of chaos
Out of greed

He delivered me
My God delivered me
Upon that tree
He died for me
Yes He delivered me

Into freedom
Into health
Into His light
Into wealth

Into new sight
Into faith
Into blessings
Into grace

Into such joy
Into all
Into His peace
Into full

He delivered me
My God delivered me
Upon that tree
He died for me
Yes He delivered me

Irresistible 

He’s irresistible to me

He loved for all to see

He gave His life

A sacrifice 

So we could be set free
It’s unbelievable to know

The grace that He does show

He blesses me

With joy and peace

Beyond what this world knows
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 
It’s inconceivable that He

Continues to love me

When I’m a mess 

He gives His best 

His arms are wrapped all around me
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 
All my desire

All my hearts cry

All my devotion and praise

All goes to Jesus

Wonderful Jesus

To Him my worship is raised
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 

A Brand New Start

When I accepted Jesus my friends thought I was nuts
I’d always been the party guy, no ifs, ands or buts
Now I spoke of love and peace, and they all turned their nose
They thought that I had lost my mind, and I should turn and go

But I persisted in my way of telling them the truth
There was no controversy on the change that I’d gone through
And as I witnessed of the cross, and what He’d done for me
They slowly opened up their minds so I could help them see

One, then two, then a couple more finally gave in
They asked me how they too  could know this freedom from within
I told them it was simple, just ask Jesus in your heart
He will come just as He said, giving you a brand new start

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Controversy

Free

Free
Free from doubt
Doubt about my future
Doubt about which path to follow
Doubt about who is in control

Free
Free from fear
Fear of the future
Fear of the things from my past
Fear of falling into a trap

When I gave my life to Jesus
He set me free
And He keeps me free
For eternity

Free
Free from shame
Shame about my sin
Shame about the words of my lips
Shame about who I have hurt

Free
Free from guilt
Guilt about who I have hurt
Guilt about my sinful past
Guilt about a wasted life

When I gave my life to Jesus
He set me free
And He keeps me free
For eternity

Free
Free from worry
Worry about the provisions of life
Worry about who might hurt me
Worry about where I will find happiness

Now I am free
Free to have joy
Free to have peace
Free to have hope
Free to have His love

When I gave my life to Jesus
He set me free
And He keeps me free
For eternity