Honestly

Honestly
I don’t know why you love me
Why you care so much for me
Why you gave your life for me
On a hill called Calvary

Honestly
I try to do my best for you
I try to live my life for you
I try with all my heart and soul
To give you all I have
And give you all my praise

All that is within me wants to worship you
Wants to lift your name on high
Every minute
Everyday
I lift your name
I lift your name

Jesus, Son of God
You came to free me from this sin
That dwells so deep within
Jesus, Lamb of God
You became my sacrifice
Giving me eternal life

All that is within me wants to worship you
Wants to lift your name on high
Every minute
Everyday
I lift your name
I lift your name

This Christmas Day

It’s Christmas Day
The night is done
The Sky is bright
The child has come

The angels sang
Their joyous song
The shepherds came
Here they belong

The kings have seen
The brightest star
And they have traveled
From afar

It’s your turn now
What will you do
This little child
Has come for you

He came to teach
You how to live
He came tow you
How to give

He came to bring
God down to man
He came to prove
God’s loving plan

He came to die
For all your sins
He came to rise
To Heaven again

Will you accept
His sacrifice
Will you receive
Eternal life

The Christmas Day
Receive this Child
The Son of God
Emmanuel

Where Would I Be

If God were not merciful where would I be
I’m guessing I’d be dead for sin would kill me
My body would be buried under a tree
But my soul would be bound for hell

If God did not shed His grace where would I be
Most likely I would be without my family
I’d still be bound by the things that thrill me
Running around for the thrills

If God did not give His peace where would I be
Daily my worries would put fear in me
My hair would be gray and I would not be free
Most likely I’d hide in my shell

If God did not give me hope where would I be
I’d live for today and have constant parties
I would not care what tomorrow might bring
I certainly would not fear hell

If God did not live me where would I be
Lost in the depths of a sinful sea
Waves would be crashing in around me
And I would be bound for hell

Oh God you are merciful beyond degree
Your grace peace and hope are all around me
Your love reached my soul and has set me free
Now heaven is truly my home

I thank you dear Lord for setting me free
I thank you that I do not have to worry
I thank you that you sent your Son for me
Now I will live just for you

Little Mercies 2

Little mercies day by day
Little mercies all the way
God provides them one by one
Through the love of His own Son

Came to die that I might be
From my sin and shame set free
Leads me by His gentle hand
Guides me to His loving plan

All the way gives joy and peace
Causes me to be at ease
Always stays right by my side
Just in case I fall or slide

I will praise His love and grace
As I worship every day
For the mercies He has shown
To all of us He calls His own

Lord of Lords I love you so
On your path I’ll always go
I will lift your name on high
I will raise hands to the sky

Glory glory to the Son
For all the wonders He has done
He is holy just and true
Helping me and helping you

Little mercies day by day
Little mercies all the way
God provides them one by one
Through the love of His own Son

His Eye is on Me

There are days when I wander off the path
Like a sheep that wanders off from the flock
I find that I have lost my way
Because my heart is prone to stray
I wonder if I’ll ever make it back

The briars and the brambles prick and wound me
I find myself desiring to return
I cry out to my God above
He watches over me with love
And guides me so I’ll know which way to turn

His eye is on me
He watches over me
Even in my darkest times
He is there beside
His eye is on me
He will guide me safely home
When I wander away
He is there

I’ve learned that in His love I will abide
For even when I turn and go astray
His eye is always watching me
Eventually I come to see
That when I’m lost He’s there to make a way

He makes a way through sickness
He makes a way through doubt
He makes a way through trials
He’ll always pull me out

His eye is on me
He watches over me
Even in my darkest times
He is there beside
His eye is on me
He will guide me safely home
When I wander away
He is there

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