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Eyes Wide Open

I wish my eyes were open so I could truly see
The miracle that happened when He saved a wretch like me
I was lost and all alone in a world of sin and shame
But He sought be out relentlessly and called me by name

I didn’t know His word or the price that He had paid
I didn’t know He came down from His throne that fateful day
I didn’t know the manger was the birthplace of a King
To be honest I did not know very much of anything

Then I heard a preacher telling of the price He paid for all
He was beaten, whipped and crowned with thorns upon His brow
They led Him to a cross where He was naied and crucified
Then He gave His blood and breathed His last, hung His head and died.

I never knew this story had an impact on my life
After all it happened long ago and I never did ask why
Why tell this story more and more as time kept moving on?
Why does this man stand out above the others who have gone?

Then I heard the preacher say They put Him in a grave
They rolled a stone and set a guard to ensure He would stay
But three days later that old stone was moved and opened up the door
And this man walked out of that grave to live forevermore

This had my attention as the preacher bellowed on
His death was just for you and for you He lives on
Your sins were washed away by the blood that flowed that day
You have eternal life because the Son of God was raised

He said that all I had to do was ask Jesus to come in
And believe with all my heart that He wouldA cleanse me from my sin
Then repent of what I’d done and leave my life of shame
To walk with Him in heaven one day, forever to remain

I didn’t waste a minute, to that altar I did run
I repented of my sin and my new life had begun
Now I now the reason and my eyes are open wide
For me and you He bled and for all of us He died

The Son Has Arrived

The brilliance of dawn is on display 
Nighttime is gone, the stars fade away
Along with the birds, I lift up my praise 
For the sun has arrived today

Deep in my spirit a new day awakes
Joy in the morning relentless like waves 
A smile overtakes the sleep on my face
For the Son has arrived today

I lift up my hands and I lift up my voice
All I can do is give thanks and rejoice
I'll give all my praise for the grace I enjoy
For the Son has arrived today

He never gives up on me, never looks back
On the sins in my life that were done in the past
Each day starts anew, His grace will outlast 
For the Son had arrived today

Right Here

I’m down in a whole in deepest despair
I feel like I’m drowning an gasping for air
I’m filled up with sorrow
No hope for tomorrow 
This life seems to get me nowhere

Then I heard of your love, your mercy and grace
I bowed on my knees in deepest disgrace
I cried out forgive me
You heard my hearts plea
Then you lifted me out of that miry clay

Thank you, Jesus for your love
Thank you, Jesus for your love
You left your throne above to die for me
Thank you. Jesus for your grace
All your blessings I embrace
How I long to give you praise eternally

Now I walk in your Spirit every day
And I talk with you softly as I go my way
You’re here with me in a wonderful way
You’re here with me in a wonderful way
I don’t have to worry, I don’t have to fear
For when I cry out, you are right here

Right here to save me. Right here to heal me. Right here to love me
You are right here.
Right here to lead me.  Right here to hear me.  Right here to deliver
You are right here

Truth in Every Word

Once upon a time there was a sinner
Who looked and acted just like me
He didn’t know He needed a redeemer
To wipe away his sin and set him free

Once upon a time there was a Savior
Who came into this world from heaven’s throne
He died to bring salvation to this sinner
And make him like a child of His own

Once upon a time this sinner fell down’
Upon His knees in wonder of it all
He confessed his sin and asked the Savior
To wipe away the stain and make him whole

Once upon a time the Savior saw him
Crying out in desperate need of love
He picked the sinner up in His arms
And carried him to his new home above

This may sound like a fairy tale to some folks
But I assure there’s truth on every word
The sinner once was me in desperation
The Savior’s name is Jesus Christ the Lord

He came into this world to buy my pardon
They crucified Him on a rugged cross
The sin of all the world upon His shoulders
His death brought life that day upon that cross

Once upon a time he came to save you
Once upon a time he bore your sin
Won’t you please take Jesus as your Savior
So He can bring you back to God again?

When I Look At the Cross

When I look at the cross, I see mercy
Pouring down from the blood on His brow
All of heaven came down at that moment
To forgive to forgive me and make me His child

When I look at the cross, I see great grace
Given freely with the nails in His hands
All the riches of heaven became mine
When they He suffered and died for my shame

When I look at the cross, I am peaceful
He took all my punishment there
I don’t have to worry about storms that may come
They all crumble and vanish away

When I look at the cross, I see His love
As He gave up His life for me
All the suffering that He endured that day
Just to pardon and sanctify me

When I look at the cross I am hopeful
For eternally living with Him
I will lift up my praise and my worship
Top the Lamb who has washed all my sin

The Still Small Voice

I’ve wandered too long in the shadow of death
The mountains tower high on each side
It seems that I cannot find my way out
So, I look for a place to abide

I see a small cleft in the side of the rock
It seems like a good place to stay
When I get there, I am surprised to find
That the cleft is actually a cave

I stand at the entrance and look out below
The river runs down through the land
Then suddenly strange things begin to unfold
As I watch from the place where I stand

First the wind howled hard and the mountains did shake
Then I heard the rumblings of a great earthquake
Soon a fire was roaring from some unknown place
All of these brought no solace to me

But after the commotion of these three strange things
A still, small voice started speaking to me
I listened really closely to hear the voice speak
And I knew that this voice was speaking to me

He said “Child, do not worry or fret in this place
I have carved out the cleft so you’ll know my grace
You are safe and secure in the palm of my hand
Even in the midst of the storms and the rain”

Then I felt a comfort that I’d never known
The valley of death was no longer my home
I was now in the hand of my Savior and King
I could not be hurt be anything

Oh, What A Savior He is to Me

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

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 Won’t Forget

I was walking down the street just the other day
With no set destination on my mind
My headphones were in place
As I walked a steady pace
I had set out just to pass some time

Then a song came on that got my feet a dancing
The beat set me in motion, feeling fine
I raised my arms up high
And my feet felt really light
I felt like I had just grown wings to fly

The song gave praise to Jesus Christ my Lord
They sang hallelujah all in one accord
It set my heart ion fire
With a Holy Ghost desire
To worship right along as I went forward

Hallelujah to the Lamb who was slain
Hallelujah to the one who has risen again
He died to set me free
And He’s coming back for me
Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords

Thank you Jesus I am made brand new
Ever since I put my faith in you
I will praise you with my song
As you ask me to press on  
Every trial you will see me through

I arrived back at my house out of breath
I’d been dancing and singing since I left
My spirit felt renewed
My hope restored in you
Lord, thank you for this time I won’t forget

I won’t forget the price you paid for me
‘I won’t forget that you have set me free
I won’t forget your grace
Or the mercy that you gave
Just to pardon and sanctify me


Worship the babe
Born in a manger
King of all Kings
To the world He’s a stranger

Worship the man
Showed us the Father
Taught us the way
To life ever after

Worship the Lamb
Led to the slaughter
Beaten and bruised
For His sons and His daughters

Worship the King
He rose up from the grave
Death is defeated
He’s alive again

Worship the Lion
Roaring in Victory
King of all Kings
Lord of all Lords
King of all Kings
And Lord of All Lords