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

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

Always and Forever

God’s been good to me
Always
The circumstances may look bleak
My health my not be good
My finances may struggle
But God has been good to me
Always

God’s been merciful to me
Always
He delivers me from evil
He holds me tightly in His arms
He reassures me with His peace
He has been merciful to me
Always

God’s been gracious to me
Always
He has forgiven me countless times
He has overlooked my faults
He has provided when I have failed
He has been gracious to me
Always

Even when I cannot see it
He is good
Even when I cannot understand
He is merciful
Even when I lose my way
He is gracious
Always and forever
He loves me

So when I’m down and out
When life seems upside down
When sorrow or sickness come
When darkness is in my life
I will still praise Him
I will still worship Him
I will still trust Him

Because Always and Forever
He loves me

Overflowing Grace

He lived for me
Taught me His mercy
Healed the sick and mended lives
His perfect love
Showed it was enough
To defeat the devil’s wiles

When my faith is low
To His word I go
Living water He supplies
He will build me up
Fill my open cup
Overflowing grace us mine

He died for me
Crucified for me
Gave His life to set me free
Suffered through the shame
Agonized with pain
Then He hung upon that tree

He bowed His head
Quietly He said
Forgive them for what they’ve done
Passing down through time
His forgiveness mine
Laid Him in a borrowed tomb

He rose for me
Life eternally
Is now mine He paid the price
I will now abide
By His loving side
All through time His love is mine

How marvelous
How wonderful
Is my Saviors lovely name
I’ll forever raise
Up my voice in praise
His great mercy I’ll proclaim

I Need You, Lord

I need you, Lord

In the morning
When I awake
Before the sun comes up
I need you

You give me air to breath
You give the light for sight
You give the sounds of spring
As bird’s sing
I need you, Lord

I need you, Lord

I the midst of the day
When the world is all around
Trouble presents itself
Temptation lurks in corners
I need you

You light my path with your word
You remind me of your great love
You keep me safe in the storm
In your arms
I need you, Lord

I need you, Lord

At the end of the day
When sleep is knocking
My tired body needs rest
From all the day’s events
I need you

You calm my soul so I can sleep
You reassure me of your grace
You lay me down with your peace
And mercy
I need you, Lord

Not a moment goes by
A second or minute
That I do not need you, Lord
What a wonderful thing
To know you are near
Whenever I need you, Lord

Make The Right Call

He beckons me out of my slumber
He speaks in His soft, gentle voice
Write the words that are settled within you
Let the world know that they have a choice

I thought for a minute about this
Then I picked up my paper and pen
I knew what the message would be like
I knew there’s a choice in the end

He tells us in plain, simple language
That it’s heaven or hell for us all
Each of us has a decision
I hope that you make the right call

You can follow your own path as always
Ignoring the warnings of God
Refusing to know His sweet mercy
And the price His Son paid at the cross

We are all born with sin in our system
That seed was placed long ago
And sin will not make it to heaven
It can only be covered by blood

God sent His Son to redeem us
From the curse of sin we all acquired
Accepted His blood as our ransom
Is the remedy that God required

So today you have a decision
If Jesus is not in your heart
You can ask Him in and gain heaven
Orr from God you’ll forever depart

I put down my pen and I pondered
These words that he spoke to my heart
Then I once more asked Him to forgive me
For the times I had not done my part

He longs for us all to come to Him
Free from sin by the work of His Son
So accept Him today
And you’ll find the way
To make heaven your eternal home

Every Single Time

When I am down and feeling blue
I lift my eyes and look to you
Because I know you’ll see me through
Every single time

When I am sick or feeling pain
I look to you, Lord, yet again
Because I know your healing came
Every single time

Your mercy is remarkable
Your grace is ever free
I never will quite understand
The love you have for me

When I’m alone and feeling down
I look to you before I drown
Then you bring me to higher ground
Every single time

No eye can see
No tongue can tell
The greatness of your love
No one can start
To count the times
You’ve touched them from above

Your mercy is remarkable
Your grace is ever free
I never will quite understand
The love you have for me

Running To You

I’m running to you Lord, running to you
This world doesn’t offer the peace that you do
When I am in trouble you always come through
That’s why I’m running to you

I’m waiting on you Lord, waiting on you
Your timing is perfect.  You know what to do
My faith in your goodness will carry me through
That’s why I’m waiting on you

I can depend on your mercy
I can depend on your grace
I can depend that you’ll always do good
So I lift up my heart in praise

I’m hoping in you, Lord, hoping in you
When it comes to my future you know what I’ll do
No matter the storm you’ll carry me through
That’s why I‘m hoping in you

And when the storm clouds gather
And it seems there’s no way out
I’ll lift my hands to worship
I’ll lift my voice and shout
I know that you are with me
Through every trial and test
That’s why I’ll bring my praises
You deserve my best

I can depend on your mercy
I can depend on your grace
I can depend that you’ll always do good
So I lift up my heart in praise