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

Maybe Then

Maybe if I’d take the time to seek His way
Maybe if I’d take the time to humbly pray
Maybe if I’d give to Him my life this day
Maybe then I’d find the peace He gives

Maybe if I wouldn’t be so stuck on me
Maybe if I’d come to Him down on my knee
Maybe if I’d take to Him my ardent plea
Maybe then I’d know the joy He gives

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus

Maybe if I’d set my gaze upon His face
Maybe if I’d try to understand His grace
Maybe if I’d see the price that He has paid
Maybe then I’d know the love He gives

He gave all that He had
His blood was spilled for me
He bore the cross of shame
All to set me free

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus

Please Hear My Prayer

I come to you down on my knees
Hoping that you’ll hear my plea
This sin has taken hold of me
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

I’ve tried so hard to let it go
It’s deep inside and does not show
But You can see it this I know
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

It seems you are so far away
My words are lifted everyday
Yet this old sin just seems to stay
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

No longer do I feel your hand
No longer do I understand
Am I still walking in your plan
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

The suddenly your voice I hear
You say my son be of good cheer
My blood has washed away that fear
For I have heard your prayer

Rise up and know my grace is more
My mercy does your heart implore
Now leave your sin there on the floor
Take up your bed and walk

I cry oh thank you Lord and King
Thanks so much for everything
This joy will cause my heart to sing
For you have heard my prayer

Glory to God’s only Son
Jesus Christ the risen one
Praise His name for He has won
Victory over sin

He Peeks Through

When storm clouds have gathered
When lightning cracks loud
He peeks through the storm
Rainbow colors abound

When sickness has found us
We’re feeling quite low
He peeks through the hurt
And all pain must go

He parts the darkness
He shines His light
He peeks in with mercy
And brings us new life

When finances crumble
Our battle seems lost
He peeks through the chaos
He pays all the cost

When sin was abounding
Our lives bound for hell
He peeks in with grace
His story we’ll tell

He parts the darkness
He shines His light
He peeks in with mercy
And brings us new life

He peeked down from heaven
He saw our estate
He died on a cross
Provides our escape
From sin’s deathly blow
He made us a way
He peeked past our sin
And showed us the way

He parts the darkness
He shines His light
He peeks in with mercy
And brings us new life

 

Mercy Wins

When I’m in a battle
I know you are there
To strengthen me for the fight
When sickness is looming
I know I’ll survive
My healing comes through your stripes

Your grace is the greatest
When trouble surrounds me
My faith is uplifted when trials arise
So I will have joy
When my life faces setbacks
I know you are guiding my life

Mercy wins Mercy wins
In ever dark storm Mercy wins
You will not leave me Helpless at all
In every test In every trial
Mercy wins Mercy wins

I will walk on today
Knowing you’re with me
Holding me close in your loving arms
Prayer with Thanksgiving
Instead of worry
Will bring a peace to my longing heart

I will rejoice
I will rejoice
Always in all things
I will rejoice

Mercy wins Mercy wins
In ever dark storm Mercy wins
You will not leave me Helpless at all
In every test In every trial
Mercy wins Mercy wins

Help Me, Lord

Help me Lord
Help me see the depth of sin in me
Help me be what you called me to be
Help my heart be opened up to see
Help me Lord

Help me Lord
Help me know your mercies when they come
Help me understand the wrongs I’ve done
Help me see the victory you’ve won
Help me Lord

You have done it all for me
There’s nothing I can do
But fall down humbly on my knees
And cry out help me Lord

Help me Lord
Help me follow you all of my days
Help me walk in all your lovely ways
Help me lift my hands in lofty praise
Help me Lord

From manger to grave
Your life you gave
To show me the way
Into your grace
Now help me obey
Your word everyday
My lips will lift up your praise

You have done it all for me
There’s nothing I can do
But fall down humbly on my knees
And cry out help me Lord

 

Let My Words

Let my words be graceful every day
That whoever hears is blessed
Let me speak only what edifies
That the hearer will lift up his eyes

Let my words bring peace to troubled souls
Comfort in their darkest times
Let me speak only what soothes their pain
So that they might lift your name again

Let my words bring joy where sorrow lurks
That will bubble up inside
Let me speak only what brings a smile
To their saddened face for just a while

Let my words bring hope to those in doubt
That will build their confidence
Let me speak only what their souls need
So that once again through faith they’ll see

Let my words bring love to everyone
That they’ll know my Savior’s heart
Let me speak encouragement to them
That they’ll lift their praise to Him again

This poem was inspired by Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

In His Image

He guides me by His hand
To walk within His plan
Day by day
He shows the way
To follow His command

He holds me in His arms
I never feel alarm
Tight and secure
I’m always sure
I’m safe from earthly harm

In His image He made me
To walk these daily steps indeed
But not by earthly form
His grace I do adorn
His mercy flows through me
His love to others seeps
This is the image He had planned for me

He walks beside my way
So I won’t go astray
He’ll pick me up
If I get stuck
He’ll make sure I’m okay

I am His hands and feet
I am His mouth and heart
I am His messenger
Through me He does impart
His mercy and His grace
Must flow through my embrace
So may I always know
His image I must show

In His image He made me
To walk these daily steps indeed
But not by earthly form
His grace I do adorn
His mercy flows through me
His love to others seeps
This is the image He had planned for me

 

A Blessing

Be blessed this day my friend
From dawn until the night
May God define your path
May love bring you delight
May joy be yours abundant
May peace make all things bright
Be blessed this day my friend
May Jesus be your light

Be blessed this day my friend
With every step you take
Find mercy all around you
Give mercy that’s not fake
Walk closely with your brother
Fill up their life with grace
Be blessed this day my friend
Show others Jesus’s face

Be blessed this day my friend
May hope be yours today
A hope that’s everlasting
A hope that will not fade
May every moment highlight
The depth of your true faith
Be blessed this day my friend
Walk in God’s holy way

Be blessed this day my friend
Fill up your heart with praise
Sing glory hallelujah
To Jesus’s precious name
Lift up your hands in worship
Let your voice be upraised
Be blessed this day my friend
This blessing’s yours today..

No Other God

He spoke and there was light
He made the heaven and earth
His voice brought forth the plants
Creation heeds His word
The animals were next
He made them every one
Then man was formed by Him
Beginning then was done

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him

His mercy is so evident
His grace is ever free
He fills us with His joy
He keeps our souls at peace
He understands our sorrows
He feels our deepest pain
When our lives take a fall
He picks us up again

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him

When I have doubts
When I have fears
His loving hand
Will wipe my tears
When I am lost
When I’m alone
His voice will say
I am His own

There is no other God like Him
There is no other God like Him
Beginning and the end
All was made by Him
There is no other God like Him