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 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
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
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, 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
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
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 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