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Become Alive

What am I to do with this Jesus
Who is bleeding and dying on a cross?
What am I to say about His mission?
Is it all just a waste and a loss

He was King of Kings and Lord of Lords in Heaven
Now the nails pierce His hands and His feet
How can I declare He is Messiah
When it looks like He is drowning in defeat?

He cries out “It is Finished” and His head bows
It seems all hope is lost for you and me
They take Him to the tomb and seal it tightly
His life would be lost in History

But then the third day comes
The stone rolls away
The guards faint in fright
Jesus is alive

He walks out of that grave
Alive for all to see
Death is defeated
He has gained the victory

In His weakness He was strong
When all seemed lost His mercy won
He lives again for all to see
That He had come to set us free

Now He sits upon the throne
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The true Messiah for us all
It’s time to listen for His call

He calls to you.  He calls to you
Come out of death to life renewed
No more let sin reign in your life
Be born again.  Become alive!

It Is Good

He made the earth but it was void
No life could there survive
But His Spirit roamed across the earth
And began to bring it life

On the first day He spoke Light to come
But not the Light we see
This was the Light that brings all Truth
Revealed to you and me
And it was good

The second day He made heaven and earth
The ground then did appear
He divided the waters from the earth
And heaven was set up higher
And it was good

The third day He made plants and herbs
And fruit so filled with seed
He set in motion the cycle of life
Our meat to come from trees
And it was good

The fourth day He brought forth the sun
And set the stars in place
Night and day were ruled by them
His glory on display
And it as good

The fifth day He brought fish and birds
The seas teamed full of life
The sky was filled with songs of praise
The waters brought forth life
And it was good

The sixth day he made animals
To roam upon the earth
The snakes and insects also came
The food supply was birthed

And then His crowning achievement came
When He made man to live
In His own image did He work
To make this man like Him

He gave dominion to the man
Over all that roamed the earth
And to this day that has not changed
Man is the king of earth

All of this in six short days
All of it was good
Creation shows His majesty
I hope you’ve understood

The wisdom of this man has gone
He says that evolution won
But God’s word has never changed
Creations’ truth will still remain
And all of it is good!

The Gifts He Gave

When Mercy seems so distant
And grace seems way far off
I remember that your word says
There will always be enough

When my wand’ring ways lose sight
Of the path I should be on
Your mercy and your grace
Will bring me back unharmed

Mercy, oh sweet mercy
Grace, amazing grace
The gifts He gave upon that cross
Forever I am saved

I’ll always seek His mercy
His grace will be my aim
In all my tribulation
I will stop to give Him praise

Praise for His sweet mercy
Praise for all His grace
Amazing is His love for me
My sin is all erased

Leaning

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

In The Middle of Your Mess

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

Each and Every Day

In the stillness of the morning dew
I look to you
For you alone make all things new
Each and every day

As the dawn appears in brilliant hue
I look to you
For you show me the way that's true
Each and every day

As the day grows dim with colored views 
I look to you 
For tomorrow will bring all things new
Each and every Day

What's past is past. What's done is done 
None of that can change
But where I go on future roads
I pray you will arrange 

The Gift of Prayer

As I gaze at the sliver of moon in the sky
And feel the dew under my feet
My mind goes to you in the silence of dawn
All I want is to hear you speak

Oh God, I open my heart up to you
My prayer ascends up to your throne
But it's not the words I speak that matter the most
I must listen for your voice alone

What a precious thing is the gift of prayer
What a mystery vast and wide
I can come to the King of all Kings each day 
He will hear every word that I cry

Then His voice will speak gently with calm and grace
He will give me the words of life 
So, I pray in the silence of morning dew
Because only here will I survive 

Prime Yourself

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.