How Wonderful Are You Lord

I don’t deserve your mercy
I don’t deserve your grace
I don’t deserve the love you’ve shown to me
Yet in my darkest hour
When hope seemed all but gone
You reached into my soul and lifted me

You lifted me from doubt
You lifted me from fear
You lifted me from hopelessness to faith
Now I stand before you
With arms held open wide
I lift to you my worship and my praise

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord

You set aside your majesty
To come and rescue me
You gave up all your glory
When you died upon that tree
Now you reign forever
And yet you still love me
What an awesome God you are
What an awesome God you are

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you LOrd

In Your Embrace

My life is like a winding trail
That wanders to and fro
Sometimes I am so close to God
And other times I fall
I want my walk much deeper
So He will be my all
Draw me to your side, Oh God

Close to you by your side
In your love I will abide
Holding fast to your sweet grace
Staying close in your embrace

Guide my path keep me near
Your calm voice I long to hear
Gentle Lamb and Kind of Kings
Christ alone my everything

I don’t want to wander
Through this life anymore
I want to follow closely
To the path set by my Lord
Help me God to hear you
And to follow where you lead
That I may always be where I belong

Close to you by your side
In your love I will abide
Holding fast to your sweet grace
Staying close in your embrace

Guide my path keep me near
Your calm voice I long to hear
Gentle Lamb and Kind of Kings
Christ alone my everything

When Storms Hit The Valley

I find a sweet peace within me
When I shouldn’t have peace at all
It arrives when the storm is raging
And the waves are gathered tall
The wind howls fiercely around me
I feel overwhelmed and afraid
When His peace settles in to calm me
And my worry is turned to faith

Then joy comes and wraps around me
And replaces my worry and fear
I now know this storm will not harm me
His joy makes my eyes shed a tear
It instills a deep hope within me
A hope that is steadfast and sure
That He’ll walk with me all the way
As long as this storm endures

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Then I feel His love deep inside me
Welling up in my spirit and mind
It overtakes every heartache
To know that this love is all mine
I lift up my voice rejoicing
Relieved of the storm that did rage
I sit here content in His presence
Knowing He covers me with His grace

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

I don’t need to fear or wander in doubt
I don’t need to panic or have worry cry out
I don’t need to question what life’s all about
I only need Jesus. He’ll find a way out

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Love Like Jesus Loved

To love like Jesus loved we have to love them all the same
It doesn’t matter where there from or how they spell their name
Thin or tall, large or short their size is not an issue
Neither is the color of their skin or what they’ve been through

To love like Jesus loved we must remember who we are
Sinners that are saved by grace because we gave our heart
No one deserves His grace at all especially not me
Who am I to keep that grace when He says set it free

To love like Jesus loved means to reach out every day
We must give all we have to those who need to find their way
We cannot pick and choose who comes across our daily path
Each person that we meet is someone He has planted there

To love like Jesus loved means to put away our pride
It means that when we get put down we take it all in stride
It means that grace is over all and mercy rules the day
It means that when someone needs help we take the time to pray

To love like Jesus loved is not an option we can shun
He gave us His command that we must reach to everyone
So let’s get busy church and do the bidding of the Lord
Because to love like Jesus loved is what He truly called us for

In Your Place

Can you see Him
Bloodied
Beaten
Bruised
Nailed to a cross
In your place

Can you see Him
Suffering
Sacrificing
Solitary
Taking on sin
In your place

Can you hear Him
Thirsty
Forgiving
Compassion
Agony for hours
In your place

Can you hear Him
Cry out to God
Cry out to man
It is finished
Gave up His life
For you

Will you trust Him
Give Him your life
He gave His for you
When He died
In your place

Will you believe
Three days later
Rose from the grave
Our lives to save

Come to Him now
Give Him your life
Because He gave His
In your place

Washed Away

A crowd gathered in the street
Welcoming the King
Palm leaves scattered on the ground
Robes laid at His feet

Hosannah to the King who comes
Riding on a colt
Proclaiming highest praise to Him
Before the rocks cry out

He overturns the temple wares
Rebukes the Pharisees
Tells stories of hard times to come
The crowd now disbelieves

By night they take Him quickly
A fast and unfair trial
He stands before the crowd again
They shout crucify

A crowd gathered in the street
To mock this would be king
His body whipped and beaten down
He walks in suffering

Up to Calvary they go
Hands and feet are nailed
They raise Him up for all to see
A sign says He is Lord

Then He spoke three words of hope
Father forgive them
And all down through the ages
His mercy now does win

He gave His life that day for us
No one took it from Him
Through His sacrifice for us
He’s washed away our sin

Oh what a wonderful Savior
Who died that day for me
Purchased my salvation
From sin He set me free

Eyes Wide Open

So many people follow
The words of mortal man
No question if it’s truth
They move at their command

It seems they wander blindly
The path laid out for them
By those who could not care less
If they lose or if they win

I’ve made my big decision
My eye’s are open wide
I’m going to follow Jesus
His word will be my guide

No blindness in His message
No question of the truth
The victory lies in His hands
He loves me through and through

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Blindly

Sweet Showing of Grace

The death angel roamed through the city
His mission he had to obey
The firstborn would die
There’s be sorrow that night
For Pharaoh was stuck in his ways

The people of God were prepared for the angel
They took a new lamb to their care
For three days He stayed
Then a sacrifice made
The lamb was their meal to share

There was a sign for the angel to pass
So the firstborn would be left alive
If the blood was applied
They all would survive
The death angel passed in the night

Sin has been passed to us from Adam’s seed
All are infected within
One day will soon come
The return of the Son
Will He find we have covered our sin

He shed His own blood as our Passover lamb
On that cruel cross so long ago
When His blood is applied
To the sin in our lives
He washes us whiter than snow

Be prepared for the day that the Son will return
Accept His sweet showing of grace
It’s for you that he died
In the tomb He did lie
Then in three days He rose from the grave

Your Reward

 

When Jesus walked
On this old ground
He came across people in need
The word says whoever
Came to Him sick
Would find that His touch would heal

Leprosy, blindness
Lame or disabled
All of them walked away free
Deaf ears and dumb mouth
All the diseases
Just by His touch they would leave

If you need a touch
From Jesus today
Simply trust Him as Savior and Lord
He’ll bring in His spirit
And transform your heart
And healing will be your reward

 

In response to the daily prompt Heal