The house stood there in shambles, abandoned and alone The roof was full of leaks and the walls had gaping holes Windows broken, shutters torn, boards all filled with smelly mold You could tell it wasn't lived in even though it wad not old A carpenter on day walked by that weathered house He looked and saw potential in a place no one would choose He paid the price to buy that house and did what he did best Day by day repaired that house without taking rest He filled the holes within the walls until they sturdy stood Repaired the looks throughout the roof to withstand the flood The boards were all replaced, the windows and the floors Them finally He finished off by strengthening the doors The carpenter stepped back and saw the work he'd done He said it now is livable but there's still much to be done That house that was in shambles now stood on solid ground And he would keep on working until it made him proud My life was in shambles. Abandoned and alone My body full if sin and deep doubt throughout my soul I had no place or purpose and wandered aimlessly I wondered every day who could save a wretch like me Then a carpenter named Jesus was walking by one day A friend had introduced us and I asked Him to stay I needed His attention and I ached for something new He said that He had paid my debt of sin and made me new Once I recognized Him as my Savior and my Lord I found a joy and peace that I had never known before He quickly went to work on me and repaired me from within I realized that now I must live my life for Him He will keep on working in my heart and in my soul Abs this work will go on until I'm very old I'm not a perfect vessel but He loves me anyway And I will let Him work on me each and every day
May the Spirit of the Lord be upon you May His love always shine on your face May you walk on the path He has shown you May you give out His amazing grace May the hope that is in you be contagious May you share joy with all that you meet May you bring peace to all of your neighbors May you pray for them all at His feet
I was leaning like a plant, all withered and dried out Leaning on a past that was full of sin and doubt Leaning in the gale that the storm had brought about Ready to fall over if no one could help me out A friend came by one day and said He had a plan for me I asked him who it was that could come and set me free He said it was a Savior who died upon a tree And all I had to do was ask Him to pardon me I had my doubts and fears but I cried out anyway If you are really there con and help me find my way I nearly cried out loud when I heard His still voice say My child your are free by the power of my grace Now I am walking daily in the mercy He provides I’m leaning on Him all the time and He helps me survive If you need to restore your life than please take my advice Ask Jesus to forgive you and all will come out right
Weary soul are you lost and feeling hopeless Have the troubles of this life crushed your strength Have you wallowed in despair Just to find there's sorrow there Does it seem like all you do is all in vain Don't give up on your dreams and your desires There is one who can bring all these to pass In the middle of your mess He still sees you at your best He's just waiting for the day when you will call Jesus, Jesus come and rescue me Jesus, Jesus open my eyes to see All the plans you have for me Jesus, Jesus my hope us in your hands Jesus, Jesus help me to understand You've redeemed me, set me free Forever yours I want to be I give my life to you. I give my life to you
I was running down the road just the other day Didn't know where I was going but I didn't want to stay I was hoping to find me a new exciting way To live this life that so far has been filled with dismay Seems I just can't seem to do the things that I should do I am always doing something to hurt my life in you I have trouble being faithful I have trouble being true So, I sit around in silence and my life seems dry and blue Then I hear your gentle voice as it whispers in my ear Saying “Child, lift up your head there is nothing you should fear I will straighten every road and I will dry up every tear All you have to do is prime yourself to hear.” So, I lifted up my head and I dusted of my feet I decided I would no longer be living in defeat If Jesus would take the time to hear me when I speak I've decided that it's time that His way is what I seek Now life is so much better with the Savior by my side I will rest in Him each day and in His love I will abide Not a single day from His presence will I hide He is mine, I am His. What a wonderful life.
I’ve journeyed far and wide to different places I’ve seen expressions change on many faces This world is oh, so vast And life goes by so fast I wonder what’s ahead and what may fate is It’s not a mystery that I have questions About the God of heaven and His methods Each day brings new confusion Sometimes life seems an illusion I cry out to the heavens seeking answers Oh, my God. What is my purpose? Oh, my God. What is your plan? Oh, my God please come and fill me With the faith to travel down this path I’m on Then I hear a voice from heaven up above And I sense the presence of my Father’s love He says “Son, don’t ever fear. I’ll always be right here. You’re my child and I’ll lead you through with love” Oh, my child. You have a purpose Oh, my child. I have a plan for you Oh, my child. Just trust completely Every trial and test will bring new faith to you I will bring you through the fire. Bring you through the storm Bring you through the heartache. Bring you through unharmed For no weapon formed against you can ever stop my plan When you feel like you are falling take my hand Oh, my child. You have a purpose Oh, my child. I have a plan for you Oh, my child. Just trust completely I am here and I am yours. I am here and I am yours
I once was bound but now I’m free I once was blind but now I see I once was troubled but now have peace Oh, what a Savior He is to me I once had fear but now have faith I once was guilty but He took my place I once was a sinner but he showed me grace Oh, what a Savior He is to me What a Savior He is to me Took my sin, nailed it to a tree All my shame and guilt gone forevermore Gave me new life, my heart restored I once had sorrow but now have joy I once had despair, but hope I enjoy I once was so poor, but now riches untold Oh, what a Savior He is to me What a Savior He is to me Gives me life eternally Relieves all my fears and all of my doubts From all of my troubles He leads me out So, I will praise Him, I will lift my voice Up to the heavens with a shout of praise So, I will praise Him, I will lift His name Higher and higher will I lift my praise.
I’m resting today in the power of His love There is no greater power on earth His love never fails and it never gives up I’m resting today in His love I’m resting today in the light of His joy There is no greater happiness found His joy lifts me up when this life gets me down I’m resting today in His joy I’m resting today in the calm of His peace There is nothing that unsettles me His peace stills the wind and the waves when they come I’m resting today in His peace I’m resting today in the strength of His hope There is no way I’ll let go of Him His hope lets me know that my future is bright I’m resting today in His peace I hope that today you are resting in Him There is no greater life than this To know that the Savior is walking with you Please rest today in Him
I feast on the bread of this world Instead of the bread of Life I drink from my cup and my glass Instead of the Living Water I wake up to cares of this world Rather then thoughts for your word I’m not sure what I’m searching for But I know what I need from my Father I need a deeper desire to learn A deeper desire to pray A deeper desire to walk with you A deeper desire to praise Make it so, Lord Make it so today Let not another day go by That I do not walk in your way Fill me with your grace and mercy Help me give it out to the world Make it so, Lord. Make it so Make it so today.
He breaks me down, so he can build me up. He pours me out so he can fill my cup He dries me out so I will thirst for him. He wears me down to lift me up again His desire is to reach into my heart take the old man out and make me new His desire is to empty me of me And fill me up with everything brand new He uses trials in my life to show me I am weak He uses every circumstance to build my faith When I give my life to him and fully trust his grace I will see his mercy working every day He builds me up whenever I break down. He fills my cup when I have been poured out He satisfies the thirsting of my soul. He lifts me up when life has got me down His desire is to put his hope in me, Drive away my doubt, and lift my faith His desire is to fill me with his joy And overwhelming peace every day He uses trials in my life to show me I am weak He uses every circumstance to build my faith When I give my life to him and fully trust his grace I will see his mercy working every day I will see his mercy working, And in faith I will be trusting That his grace will give me hope every day I will see his mercy working, And in faith I will be trusting That his grace will give me hope every day