He Sent His Son

There’s a song that I sing when I look back
At all He has done for me
It’s a song of great joy and assurance
That His grace and His mercy are free

This truth became true in my lifetime
When I confessed Jesus as Lord
I was worn out and tired of my troubles
When He told me I was adored

He sent His Son to live
He sent His Son to die
He sent His Son to be my sinless sacrifice
He sent His Son to rise
Beyond the cloudy skies
He sent His Son so I could have eternal life

You can have this salvation in your life
It’s not very far away
Just reach out and hold onto Jesus
Then you’ll find your life new everyday

He sent His Son to live
He sent His Son to die
He sent His Son to be my sinless sacrifice
He sent His Son to rise
Beyond the cloudy skies
He sent His Son so I could have eternal life

Through all your troubles
Through all your struggles
His love will see you through
Through all the storms
Through every harm
His peace and His joy will hold you

He sent His Son to live
He sent His Son to die
He sent His Son to be my sinless sacrifice
He sent His Son to rise
Beyond the cloudy skies
He sent His Son so I could have eternal life

Brave Service

I’ve lived a life of ease most times
I haven’t fought a fight
I haven’t risked my life for those
That thought a war not right

I never understood the pain
They felt when they came home
All that they gave seemed meaningless
Because we did not know

We did not know the hurt inside
We did not know the danger
We did not take the time to thank
The ones so filled with anger

The only honorable thing that’s left
Is to thank them one by one
For their brave service to this land
And all that they have done

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-25th-2018-word-honorable

Earned Freedom

When he came home he was weary
Tired of the jungle’s heat
Tired of the sound of gun shots
Ringing in His ear

He walked onto this soil that day
Hoping a greeting awaits
All he got was shouting
No ceremony played

They gave themselves completely
Getting little in return
Except the pride of knowing
Our freedom they did earn.

Today we honor those who died
To keep our freedom strong
Let’s not forget those veterans
Who suffer their whole lives long

 

In response to the daily prompt Ceremony

Lamb of God

Lamb of God so gentle
A dove would rest on you
A sign of your compassion for us all
Humble meek and lowly
You bowed and were baptized
You are God’s Son in whom He is well pleased

Lamb of God so humble
Ministered to all
Healed the sick and made the blind to see
Fed the multitude
Washed disciples’ feet
Gave your life to save humanity

Lamb of God so mighty
You sit upon the throne
Ten thousand times ten thousand worship you
Cherubim and Seraphim
Join the joyful throng
Holy, holy, holy is your name

Jesus Lamb of God
Sacrifice for all
Gave His life for me
Died upon the cross
Rose again to give
Eternal life to all
Blessed be your name
Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

 

He Called Me

He called me out of darkness
He called me into light
He called me out of sickness
He called me into life
He called me out of sorrow
He called me into joy
He called me out of worry
I trust Him evermore

He called me out of doubting
He called me into faith
He called me out of hurting
He called me into grace
He called me out of bondage
He called me to be free
He called me out of judgment
His mercy covers me

Oh what love He has for me
This love that pardoned me
This love that gave His life at Calvary
Oh what love he does provide
This love that’s so divine
This love He gave to me to give away

He called me out of this world
He called me to His side
He called me out of selfishness
Asks me to sacrifice
He called me from myself
To give my life away
He called me to be His
And love others every day

Oh what love He has for me
This love that pardoned me
This love that gave His life at Calvary
Oh what love he does provide
This love that’s so divine
This love He gave to me to give away

 

The Ultimate Test

I could fight a lion, a tiger or bear
I could scale heights up to the sky
I could go deep in the oceans below
Or out of an airplane dive

I could go into a deep and dark cave
To explore where no other has gone
I could walk into the jungle so vast
Then try and find my way back home

If I would do any of these lofty things
Most would say that courage is mine
But courage is more than a feat done by me
Just to make me seem bigger than life

Courage is giving oneself for another
To fight someone’s battle for them
The ultimate test of courage was shown
By Jesus of Nazereth

He came to this earth the King of all Kings
Then He gave His life for all mankind
He was tortured and beaten for your sins and mine
Then He hung on a cross to die

Don’t let His courage just drift from your mind
Because He was your sacrifice
He did it for you
You’ve just one thing to do
Accept His love for it brings life

 

In response to the daily prompt Courage

Irresistible 

He’s irresistible to me

He loved for all to see

He gave His life

A sacrifice 

So we could be set free
It’s unbelievable to know

The grace that He does show

He blesses me

With joy and peace

Beyond what this world knows
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 
It’s inconceivable that He

Continues to love me

When I’m a mess 

He gives His best 

His arms are wrapped all around me
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 
All my desire

All my hearts cry

All my devotion and praise

All goes to Jesus

Wonderful Jesus

To Him my worship is raised
Marvelous wonderful Lord 

You are the one I adore

Jesus my loving Savior 

All that I need

All that I need 

He Came Down

Down from above
Bringing His love
The Savior came on Christmas day
Babe in the hay
Quiet He lay
While angels proclaimed His praise

Shepherds rejoiced
They heard Angels voice
To Bethlehem they made their way
Bowing in honor
Glory forever
To Jesus who came as a babe

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

I cannot imagine
His love I can’t fathom
That He would give up His throne
His birth was obscure
His life was a blur
Only three years was this earth His home

From lowly beginning
To triumphant King
He had to give all he had
His death on the cross
Was such a great loss
But victory came in the end

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

Emmanuel
God with us
The form of a babe
The Lord of Lords lay
Ready to redeem us all

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

Music to My Ears

When I think about the fact
That He left His royal throne
I can’t help but praise His name
When I think about the fact
In a stable He was born
I can’t help but praise His name
When I think about the star
That led the wise men there
And the great angelic choir
That the shepherds saw in fear
When I think about His love
To become a babe so dear
I can’t help but praise His name

Bless His name. His mighty name
The name of Jesus is so sweet and so fair
Bless His name. The matchless name
The name of Jesus is music to my ears

When I think about the fact
He bore the stripes for me
I can’t help but praise His name
When I think about the fact
That He died to set me free
I can’t help but praise His name
When I think about the pain
That He endured for me
How He gave His life for all
That day at Calvary
When I think about the grace
That He poured out for me
I can’t help but praise His name

Bless His name. His mighty name
The name of Jesus is so sweet and so fair
Bless His name. The matchless name
The name of Jesus is music to my ears

I’ll sing His praise
Every day
With Loudest voice
And hands up-raised
I’ll lift Him high
With all my might
The wondrous name
Of Jesus

Bless His name. His mighty name
The name of Jesus is so sweet and so fair
Bless His name. The matchless name
The name of Jesus is music to my ears

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