I Thank You Lord

For the birds that sing
For the bright sunshine
For the air I breath
I thank you Lord

For the rain that comes
For the stars at night
For the gentle breeze
I thank you Lord

For a heart that beats
For a mind that thinks
For a soul that’s saved
I thank you Lord

For the peace that stills
For a joy that that flows
For enduring hope
I thank you Lord

For a loving wife
For three sweet girls
For five grand kids
I thank you Lord

For a praying church
For my firm Pastor
For good fellowship
I thank you Lord

For your great love
For mercy grand
For amazing grace
I thank you Lord

For God the Father
For Christ the Son
For the Holy Spirit
I thank you Lord

I thank you Lord
For all I have
I give to you
All that I am

I honor you
With all my praise
As everyday
I thank you Lord

Trusting Jesus Oh How Sweet

It’s so hard to describe it
This peace down in my soul
Whenever trouble comes my way
His peace will take control
There is no doubt or worry
There is no fear or dread
He gives me blessed assurance
That vict’ry is ahead

Once you understand this peace
Then joy is next in line
When all of life seems out of sorts
Abundant joy is mine
He fills my heart with singing
That new song that I love
His joy does overtake me
For I know that He has won

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

Peace and joy are settled in
Now hope comes crashing through
I know my troubles are but brief
As blessings are produced
There is no hesitation
To face whatever comes
This hope will help me forge ahead
For He has overcome

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

I’m resting in His mercy
I’m trusting in His grace
No trial can defeat me
His truth I do embrace
His peace is always present
His joy does fill my heart
And hope will bring me through
If from Him I don’t depart

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

The Voice of My Savior

There are days when my heart grows weary
I don’t feel I can carry on
The worries of life overtake me
I can feel so all alone

Then I hear the voice of my Savior
Speaking softly in my ear
Gentle words of His blessed assurance
That He is always near

He gives me peace when there is no peace
He gives me joy when there is no joy
He gives me hope when all hope is gone
He sends His love to comfort my soul

When there’s no rest
When I’m not my best
He gives me His all
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend

When I hear the voice of my Savior
I am lifted to higher ground
There’s no longer a need for anguish
His presence is in that sweet sound

I determine to spend my days seeking
His face and His will for me
In the hope that I’ll never grow weary again
In the quest for my destiny

He gives me peace when there is no peace
He gives me joy when there is no joy
He gives me hope when all hope is gone
He sends His love to comfort my soul

When there’s no rest
When I’m not my best
He gives me His all
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend

 

My Desire

This poem was written with inspiration from Scott’s blog this morning.  You can read it at  THIS ADDRESS

I used to desire riches
I thought they would satisfy
And though I gathered up many
My heart had a lonely cry

I used to desire pleasures
That took all my riches away
They made me feel good for a moment
Then pay for them dearly next day

I used to desire real power
So I could feel big and alive
But pride was what then resulted
I fell flat on my face and I cried

Then I learned of someone named Jesus
Who would fill the desires of my heart
I did not believe it was possible
But I needed a brand new start

I knelt down one day at the altar
I slowly looked up to the sky
Then I cried out to Him
Asking Him to come in
That day my life changed on the fly

My desire is now for just Jesus
He is all that I want or need
He fills me with love
His joy fills my cup
And to top it all off I have peace

If your soul is longing for more
And you never are satisfied
Just cry out to Him
Asking Him to come in
And you’ll suddenly feel alive

Don’t Delay

Do you think it strange
That I would spend all my days
Giving Him praise
With all of my heart

If you could believe
What the Lord’s done for me
Then you would see
That my love won’t depart

He took my sins as black as night
And made me white as snow
He took my sickness and disease
And made me fully whole
He took my sorrow and my fear
And filled my heart with joy
He took my doubt and left His faith
His love has overflowed

He changed my trembling into peace
He showered me with His dear grace
His mercy forgave my disgrace
Oh what a friend He is
Oh what a friend He is

I hope you now see
What the Lord has done for me
Because His love is real
And it’s for you today

If you will believe
Then you can truly receive
All that’s He’s done for me
Don’t delay
There’s a way
Be blessed today
And give Him praise

Jesus My All In All

When I think of all He has done for me
How He gave up His life on Calvary
Took my sin away and set me free
I can’t help but praise His name

When I think of the words He spoke back then
Words of love and of kingdoms without end
His words guide my life in His holy plan
I can’t help but praise His name

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

When I think that He bore the stripes just for me
He brings joy to me life because I’m healed
How His suffering bore turmoil so I’d have peace
I can’t help but praise His name

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

All of my worship
All of my praise
All of my love I give
Unto my Savior
Jesus my Lord
Jesus my all in all

Oh what a Savior
Oh What a friend
Oh what a Lord He is
Loves me much more
Than i comprehend
Jesus my all in all

Watching Over Me

When I am feeling lonely and afraid
When doubt has started creeping through my life
When obstacles distract me
When thoughts and fears attack me
Whenever I can’t seem to sort things out

There’s a calm assurance that comes over me
A peace that passes everything I feel
It slowly overtakes me
The soothing balm awakes me
I sense your holy presence and remember

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

When I get weighed down by cares of life
When everything I do just comes out wrong
When just the dark surrounds me
When sorrows overwhelm me
Whenever I don’t see a clear way out

There’s a joy that starts to bubble from inside
A joy that doesn’t come from what I feel
It slowly overwhelms me
My heart can then assure me
That even in this place I must remember

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

In my darkest hours you are right beside me
In my hardest days you never leave my side
In my weakest moments I place my trust in you Lord
You wont let me fall
You won’t let me fail

You are there in heaven
Watching over me
Keeping me protected from all harm
I can trust in you Lord
Even when I fall
You are there to pick me up again
And set me on my way

His Love Will Always Come Through

I sing of the mercy and the grace of Jesus
How He gives them freely and changes my life
My provider my protector my refuge and fortress
My shelter in storm and in darkness my light

I sing of His peace and His joy overflowing
How He gives me hope that fills up my soul
He calms all my doubts and takes worry away
His plan for my future will be evermore

But it’s His love His sweet love that I cherish
A love that is lasting and true
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through

I sing of the Spirit He gives me abundant
The Comforter sweet that’s always beside
He teaches me truth and leads me through trouble
In times of decision He is my guide

I can depend on all of these things
No matter what my come or go
His great faithfulness will be my comfort
Everywhere I go

But it’s His love His sweet love that I cherish
A love that is lasting and true
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through
Even if I should fail
Or if I should fall
His love will always come through

Captured

I’m captured by His awesome grace
That He would gladly take my place
Upon the cross, my sins erased
By His amazing grace

I’m captured by His mercy grand
That He did formulate a plan
To come and ransom all of man
By His mercy grand

How captivating is His love
Creator reaching from above
To bring His children home
My heart leaps out to give Him praise
I worship Him with hands upraised
For He made haven my home

I’m captured by His endless love
Before I knew Him it did come
His spirit drew me, gentle dove
By His endless love

He fills me with His peace
He fills me with His joy
He fills my heart with hope
He builds me up in faith
He’s always there for me
Wherever I may go
What a mighty God
What a mighty God

How captivating is His love
Creator reaching from above
To bring His children home
My heart leaps out to give Him praise
I worship Him with hands upraised
For He made haven my home

I Lift Your Name

It gives me great joy to see you this way
With a smile on your face at the end of the day
For you took the time to seek Him and pray
That’s why you had a wonderful day

There’s peace in my heart when you are so blessed
He brought us both out of a terrible mess
He fills us both up with His righteousness
Let’s worship Him now with words those will bless

Blessed Jesus, Lord of all
Blessed Jesus, King of all
Blessed Jesus, Savior to all
I lift your name
Your wonderful name
I lift your name on high

I smile when I think of all He has done
To give us this day of victory won
For both of us have a song we have sung
Of loving the Savior, God’s only Son

Came for us
Lived for us
Died for us
Rose for us

Came for us
Lived for us
Died for us
Rose for us

Blessed Jesus, Lord of all
Blessed Jesus, King of all
Blessed Jesus, Savior to all
I lift your name
Your wonderful name
I lift your name
Your wonderful name
I lift your name
Your wonderful name on high