No One Knows

No one knows the depth of sin that once ruled in my heart
No one knows the damage that this sin to me imparts
No one knows the chains that bound my mind to think I’m smart
No one knows but Jesus

No one knows the depth of love that God showed me that day
No one knows the cost He bore to give His Son away
No one knows how much it took to change my sinful ways
No one knows but Jesus

He knows my every sorrow
He knows my every care
He knows when I am hurting
His love is always there
He knows my inner struggles
He knows my wandering heart
He knows deep down I love Him
His love never departs

No one knows how much I want to serve Him with my all
No one knows exactly what will be my lifelong call
No one knows how often I still stumble and then fall
No one knows but Jesus

He gave His all for me
That day on Calgary
He died to take my sin and set me free
He knew what it would take
This was no mistake
He bled and died
Then rose on high
To bring me victory

He knows my every sorrow
He knows my every care
He knows when I am hurting
His love is always there
He knows my inner struggles
He knows my wandering heart
He knows deep down I love Him
His love never departs

 

Precious Treasures

I placed the stars in the heavens
I painted the rainbows hue
I taught the birds how to sing
I did this all for you

I brought the rain in due season
I capped the mountains with snow
I started rivers and streams
My love for you for to show

For you are my precious treasures
Each one of you dear to me
Don’t ever believe
My love is not real
Remember the marvels you see

I cause the flowers to bloom
I bring the fruit of the vine
I gave you all this creation
So you would know you are mine

Not a day goes by that my love will fade
Not a minute can block my desire
To be close to you
And all that you do
I’m so glad that you are alive

For you are my precious treasures
Each one of you dear to me
Don’t ever believe
My love is not real
Remember the marvels you see

 

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Incessantly, Relentlessly

Incessantly they come
Wave upon wave
Pounding
Resounding
With mighty force
Upon the shore

Relentlessly they sound
Crest over crest
Breaking
Splashing
With spray galore
Upon the shore

The tide comes High
Then comes low
Creeping
Flowing
With gains real slow
The oceans flow

Incessantly God’s love
Comes from above
Seeking
Searching
For your heart
He won’t depart

Relentlessly He calls
Come to me
Longing
Hoping
You will pray
To be saved

The tide of His love
Comes every day
Desiring
Inquiring
Will you come
Accept my Son

 

In response to the daily prompt Tide

Only His Love

What is it that draws me to His name
What is it that turns my heart to praise
What is it that I would hope to gain
Only His love
Only His love

His love is more than I can attain
Yet He gives it freely to all the same
He gave His life so that I could be saved
Only His love
Only His love

He made the earth in a special way
Provided for me in the first five days
Then He made man out of water and clay
Only His love
Only His love

Now I lift up my eyes to Him
The one gave His life to cover my sin
Not due to anything that I did
Only His love
Only His love

Only His love can set me free
Only His love can bring me peace
Only His love can satisfy me
Only His love
Only His love

Deeper

His love runs deeper than the oceans
Trenches way below the surface of the seas
Life that we cannot imagine lives there
Full of vibrant color
Variety beyond compare
The depths of the deep hold vast treasures
Treasures that we long for
Crave for
Yearn for
So is the depth of His love
He engulfs us in His arms
Holds us tightly and does not let go
Like the intense pressure of the water
In the deepest caverns of the oceans expanse
Pressure that would suffocate us it is so intense
Instead it soothes us
Like a gentle running river
Flowing into the ocean depths
His love runs deep in my soul
Deeper than anything else I know
It is there when I sink lower than I dare
There when everything else seems gone
There when I feel lost and alone
His love remains
His love sustains
His live reaches into the depth of my despair
It pulls me safely out of the sinking sand
No matter how deep I may sink
His love runs deeper

Refine Your Plans

It used to be in days of old
That miners would assess their gold
By biting in and taking hold
To see how soft it was

Then men developed great techniques
To check the gold for strength and weak
When the assay was done they’d speak
To tell what they had found

We all are like gold in God’s hands
He tests us and refines our plans
To make the most of every man
By taking out the bad

So give your life to Him today
Let Him be your guide every day
He’ll lead you in His golden ways
Because He loves you so

 

In response to the daily prompt Assay

Isn’t It a Wonder

Isn’t it a wonder when the sun slowly sets
The clouds scatter out on display
The glistening light
Forms a beautiful sight
The painting takes my breath away

Isn’t it a wonder that stars roam the sky
Their brilliance is always displayed
The patterns we see
Are truly unique
They remain constant day after day

Isn’t it a wonder that flowers can bloom
From one little seed in the ground
Some water and light
Give them more than just life
When I come close their fragrance is found

Isn’t it a wonder how birds fly so free
Their wings carry them through the sky
Mere feathers and bones
Arranged in a row
They can soar without knowing why

Isn’t it a wonder that I can stand here
When I am but dust of the earth
He formed me by hand
Made me who I am
My make-up has so little worth

Isn’t it a wonder that I can see
I can speak and I even hear
This small pile of dust
Was formed out of trust
That I would praise Him who formed me

Isn’t it a wonder that God would love me
He’s always right there by my side
He still cares for me
Even when I displease
His mercy and grave override

Isn’t it a wonder that God sent His son
To die on a cross for me
When I give Him my life
He will raise me up high
In heaven one day I will be

There For Me

I have been sick
I have been bound
I have been lost
I’ve been unsound
I have been worried
I have been sad
Jesus was there for me

I have had doubts
I have had pain
I have had troubles
I’ve had disdain
I have had thoughts
That this was the end
Jesus was there for me

Jesus is always right there for me
When I call out to Him He comforts me
Shows me His mercy so I can see
How much He truly loves me

I have been broken
I have been beat
I have been chastised
I’ve been incomplete
I have been wandering
I have cried out
Jesus was there for

Jesus is always right there for me
When I call out to Him He comforts me
Shows me His mercy so I can see
How much He truly loves me

He loves me more
Then I’ll ever know
He loves me more
Then I’ll ever know
He loves me more
Then I’ll ever know
Jesus is there for me

Jesus is always right there for me
When I call out to Him He comforts me
Shows me His mercy so I can see
How much He truly loves me

Bright Hues

In all of my years I’ve been watching
Both to the East and the West
I marvel each day
As the sun makes it’s way
The heaven’s display their best

Then I look at the trees in autumn
As the changing of seasons goes on
From green to bright hues
The most colorful show
There to watch with a sense of awe

As I study these things I can’t help
But think of our awesome God
Who gives us each day
These brilliant displays
He really must love us so much

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Study

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