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

Make Full My Cup

Lord grant your mercy to me
I need forgiveness now
I must repent
My heart is rent
Before your throne I bow

Lord shed your light upon me
Help me see what must change
I want to be
From sin set free
My life must rearrange

Lord light the fire within me
Give me a fervent zeal
That it may glow
And others show
That Your great love is real

Lord quench this thirst within me
That longs for more of you
Make full my cup
I lift it up
That mercy I will do

Lord fill this hunger in me
Your word is my delight
With open mind
Your truths I’ll find
As you reveal your Light

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

Little Mercies 2

Little mercies day by day
Little mercies all the way
God provides them one by one
Through the love of His own Son

Came to die that I might be
From my sin and shame set free
Leads me by His gentle hand
Guides me to His loving plan

All the way gives joy and peace
Causes me to be at ease
Always stays right by my side
Just in case I fall or slide

I will praise His love and grace
As I worship every day
For the mercies He has shown
To all of us He calls His own

Lord of Lords I love you so
On your path I’ll always go
I will lift your name on high
I will raise hands to the sky

Glory glory to the Son
For all the wonders He has done
He is holy just and true
Helping me and helping you

Little mercies day by day
Little mercies all the way
God provides them one by one
Through the love of His own Son

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

 

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

 

My Prayer

Lord please help me to find my way
My feet to often go astray
I need your guidance every day
While walking in this world

I find myself on the wrong path
I must abscond or face your wrath
Then I return to you at last
Looking to your word

Have your precious mercy flow to me
Make me all that you want me to be
Keep my eyes from sin that lurks within
So that I might walk with you again

I wander off so easily it seems
The enemy has evil schemes
But by your blood I’ve been redeemed
I once again can stand

Your strength not mine Oh Lord
Your will not mine Oh Lord
Your way not mine Oh Lord
This is my prayer
This is my prayer

Have your precious mercy flow to me
Make me all that you want me to be
Keep my eyes from sin that lurks within
So that I might walk with you again

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/your-daily-word-prompt-abscond-september-15th-2018/

He Has Been Merciful to Me

Through all of my struggles
And all of my pains
Through all of my heartaches
And all of my days
Through life’s hardest battles
I know this one thing
He has been merciful to me

He has been merciful
So merciful
All of my life, all of my days
He showed me His love
When my life goes through the battles
He’s always at my side
He has been merciful
So merciful to me

Through troubles in marriage
That caused me to cry
Through loss of a job
Twenty years left behind
Through every trouble
I know this one thing
He has been merciful to me

He has been merciful
So merciful
All of my life, all of my days
He showed me His life
When my life goes through the battles
He’s always at my side
He has been merciful
So merciful to me

I’ve battled through cancer
I’ve battled through pride
I’ve battled through sin
Long settled inside
Losing a finger
Or a shoulder that hung
He has been merciful to me

He has been merciful
So merciful
All of my life, all of my days
He showed me His life
When my life goes through the battles
He’s always at my side
He has been merciful
So merciful to me

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