The Greatest Journey

We all know great explorers who set out on a task
To search uncharted waters and place them on a map
They travelled far to lands unknown with zeal and courage grand
Many who set out would die in far off foreign lands

Columbus comes to mind as he crossed the ocean vast
Most thought the world was flat and he would never last
Magellan set his sails to go across Pacific heights
He lost his life in Philippines to many tribal knives

Vespucci learned that big Brazil was not east Asia land
It was indeed a new found place a separate continent
Marco Polo travelled out to South America.
The courage shown by all these men goes way beyond compare

But the greatest journey of all time did not start on this earth
It started up in heaven from the throne room of the Lord
When God said Son it’s time to go and rescue all mankind
You’ll come in as a little babe, and in the end you’ll die

The angels worshipped at His feet. The elders sang His praise
He had been exalted since the creation of all days
Now He’d go to earth to become a common man
The journey would be long and hard a cross would be His end

What an expedition. What a selfless act
To take a journey from the throne to stripes upon His back
He knew where he was going and what would come to pass
He knew that He would save mankind by hanging on that cross

He took the stripes upon His back to heal all our dis-ease
He took the thrones upon His brow so we could have His peace
He took the nails in feet and hands so we would not be bound
He took the spear into his side so victory would be found

And when He said forgive them the words rang loud and clear
The sins were washed away from everyone who hears
He calls those words today from His royal throne above
He wants to be your Savior so you could know His love

Yes the greatest journey ever was to ransom you and I
The Son of God came to this earth to live and then to die
His death bought your salvation from the ravages of sin
When He rose He made a place for you to live with Him

The greatest journey you can take is to His cross today
To bow before His majesty and give your life away
You need not know your future or the plans He has for you
One step then another is all you have to do

Lift Him Higher and Higher

He said if I
Be lifted up
I will draw
All men to me
They raised Him up
Upon the cross
The blood He shed
Has set me free

They laid Him in
A borrowed tomb
They sealed it tight
A guard was paid
In three short days
The stone rolled back
He is alive
To heaven He raise

Lift Him higher and higher
For all the world to see
Lift Him higher and higher
Tell of His love
Lift Him higher and higher
Come on and testify
Lift Him higher and higher
It’s up to you and me

As I go out
Onto this world
My daily task
Is plainly clear
I need to speak
And testify
Of His great love
For all to hear

Lift Him higher and higher
For all the world to see
Lift Him higher and higher
Tell of His love
Lift Him higher and higher
Come on and testify
Lift Him higher and higher
It’s up to you and me

Every word I speak
Everything I do
Every thought I have
Out in this dark world
Should be witness to
His eternal love
Am I living proof
For the King above

Lift Him higher and higher
For all the world to see
Lift Him higher and higher
Tell of His love
Lift Him higher and higher
Come on and testify
Lift Him higher and higher
It’s up to you and me

Incredible He Is

When I think of how He came to earth so long ago one day
How he left His throne in heaven as a baby in the hay
The first to come and greet Him were shepherds with their praise
I am awed by how incredible He is

Then I read of how He healed the sick and made the lame to walk
He fed five thousand from a lunch and cured the dumb to talk
Healing came from just a touch as teaching was His talk
I am awed by how incredible He is

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Jesus Incredible

He went before the high priest and heard their words so dire
The crowd cried crucify Him as He stood so calm and quiet
He walked with Calvary’s cross so worn and bruised and tired
His sacrifice incredible it was

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Jesus Incredible

He died to set me free from sin
Was buried then He rose again
Now I have a home in heaven
Now that’s incredible

Incredible His love for me
Incredible He came for me
Incredible He died for me
Incredible He rose for me
Incredible He lives in me
Incredible He walks with me
Incredible He talks to me
Jesus Incredible

How Wonderful Are You Lord

I don’t deserve your mercy
I don’t deserve your grace
I don’t deserve the love you’ve shown to me
Yet in my darkest hour
When hope seemed all but gone
You reached into my soul and lifted me

You lifted me from doubt
You lifted me from fear
You lifted me from hopelessness to faith
Now I stand before you
With arms held open wide
I lift to you my worship and my praise

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord

You set aside your majesty
To come and rescue me
You gave up all your glory
When you died upon that tree
Now you reign forever
And yet you still love me
What an awesome God you are
What an awesome God you are

How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you Lord
How wonderful
How merciful
How mighty are you LOrd