Hold Onto Jesus

I’ve got to hold onto Jesus and let go of me
If I want to be all that I can be
There’s a much better life just waiting for me
If I’ll hold onto Jesus and let go of me

My life was tangled and tortured
The sin stains were all in display
I had quite a collection of terrible things
Seems I never could find the right way

I was destined for doom and misfortune
My path seemed to be laid out
In a stupor I headed to church one day
To see what the fuss was about

When I walked in the door they were singing
Their voices were filled with great joy
I sat in the back wondering what to do next
As my head split in two from the noise

When singing was finished the preacher got up
He shouted out Praise the Lord
Then He said is there one who does not know the way
It’s time for you now to come forward

I don’t know what compelled me to rise to my feet
I slowly walked up to the front
The tears started flowing as prayers were uplifted
The pastor then gave me a hug

As he stood there with arms wrapped around me
He said Jesus Loves you my son
Confess all your sins
Give your life up to Him
You’ll never regret when it’s done

I closed my eyes
I bowed my head
I prayed that prayer
My heart leapt from my chest
The peace that came in
And the joy that I felt
I knew something changed
Inside I could tell
I raised up my arms and began to rejoice
Thank you sweet Jesus for saving my soul
The people all lifted their voice in sweet praise
I knew that my life had drastically changed

As I left that old church later on in the day
I made up my mind to not turn away
I’d hold onto new life the old was now gone
I’d hold onto Jesus and sing this new song

I’ve got to hold onto Jesus and let go of me
If I want to be all that I can be
There’s a much better life just waiting for me
If I’ll hold onto Jesus and let go of me

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

 

My Packed Truck

Been doing some destruction
Changing storage to a hall
To make room for a sliding door
That needs to be installed

The drywall and the two-by-fours
Are packed up in my truck
We’ll take them to the landfill soon
Once roads aren’t filled with muck

In life it’s so much harder”
To rid ourselves of stuff
We haul it all around with us
Until it hurts to much

Jesus came to take that mess
The weight that burdens you
Just ask Him to forgive your sin
He’ll let you start brand new

In response to the daily prompt Haul

Wandered Off?

I grew up in Sunday School
Attended every week
When teenage years arrived
I even helped to teach

I went astray much later
Early twenties were a mess
My life became a party
Of God I could care less

But even with that background
Of church at every turn
The prospect of salvation
Was foreign as a term

Then I heard one day
That Jesus died for me
Despite all of my past
I still His child could be

I quit the party life
I gave my life to Him
And now I am set free
From all my guilt and sin

If you have wandered off
And God seems far away
Ask Jesus for His grace
He’ll save your soul today

 

In response to the daily prompt Foreign

Delivered

Out of bondage
Out of pain
Out of darkness
Out of shame

Out of blindness
Out of fear
Out of heartache
Out of tears

Out of sadness
Out of need
Out of chaos
Out of greed

He delivered me
My God delivered me
Upon that tree
He died for me
Yes He delivered me

Into freedom
Into health
Into His light
Into wealth

Into new sight
Into faith
Into blessings
Into grace

Into such joy
Into all
Into His peace
Into full

He delivered me
My God delivered me
Upon that tree
He died for me
Yes He delivered me

Only His Love

What is it that draws me to His name
What is it that turns my heart to praise
What is it that I would hope to gain
Only His love
Only His love

His love is more than I can attain
Yet He gives it freely to all the same
He gave His life so that I could be saved
Only His love
Only His love

He made the earth in a special way
Provided for me in the first five days
Then He made man out of water and clay
Only His love
Only His love

Now I lift up my eyes to Him
The one gave His life to cover my sin
Not due to anything that I did
Only His love
Only His love

Only His love can set me free
Only His love can bring me peace
Only His love can satisfy me
Only His love
Only His love

His Mercy Covers

His mercy covers all my sin
His mercy covers all my sin
When He gave His life for me
From my shame He set me free
His mercy covers all my sin

His mercy covers all my doubt
His mercy covers all my doubt
As I look to Him in faith
He will answer when I pray
His mercy covers all my doubt

His mercy covers all my fear
His mercy covers all my fear
He will fill me with His love
As I look to God above
His mercy covers all my fear

His mercy covers all the earth
His mercy covers all the earth
As I lift my voice in praise
I will worship His sweet name
His mercy covers all the earth

Once Upon A Time

I once had sorrow then joy filled my heart
I once had troubles then peace stilled the storm
I once was doubtful then faith came along
My life is not what it once was

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

I once was bound up then hope brought me out
I once was fearful then love brought a shout
I once had weakness them He gave me strength
Now my life rests in Him

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

No more will I go drifting
No more will I live in fear
No more will I be doubting
Jesus is all I need

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

He Sure Knew Me

My heart was so empty
Out here in this world
I felt lost and lonely
My life was a whirl
Then one day I listened
He was calling to me

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I didn’t know Jesus
But He sure knew me
He told me He loved me
I thought how could He
Love someone so dirty
So full of disease
Then I read His story
Of mercy and grace
I knelt down before Him
Tears ran down my face.
Dear Lord I need you
Come, fill up my heart
Show me your sweet mercy
Give me a new start
You took my transgressions
And washed them away
Be Lord of my life now
In your arms I’ll stay
Holy are you Lord
Worthy of praise
I sing hallelujah
As my hands I raise
Holy are you Lord
I lift up my voice
I’ll praise you forever
In you I rejoice

Reunion

I met my best friend when we were five
He’s just one week older than me
We did everything together as kids
No closer could friends ever be

In high school we drifted a little apart
He decided the Army was him
He did enroll right after school
And traveled off to Vietnam

There wasn’t much contact for 5 years
At our high school reunion we met
Our friendship picked up where it left off
Then he said something I won’t forget

He got saved when he went overseas
Now He wanted to share the good news
It took two years for it to sink in
I finally could see what He knew

Now our friendship is closer than ever
I’m enrolled in the school of grace
Sixty years come and gone with my friend
Forty years I’ve been giving God praise

Have you got an old friend who’s hurting
Maybe now it is your time to share
Call them up or stop by to see them
Let them know there’s a God that cares.

 

In response to the daily prompt Enroll