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

Catch That Flight

Running through the airport
MIddle of the night
Jump on the conveyor
Have to catch a flight

My time is a wasting
The gate has opened wide
Arriving there in time
I sit and breathe a sigh

Another flight is coming
To take us all away
Jesus will return
Are you ready for that day

The conveyor of all truth
He said to trust in Him
Ask Him for forgiveness
Make Him Lord within

Don’t be in the position
That you haven”t bowed and prayed
To make Him Lord and Savior
Before the final day

in response to the daily prompt Conveyor

Our Deepest Need

If I had three million wishes
The very first would be
That everyone would be aware
Of their deepest need

For years I filled this need myself
With things not good for me
It led me to a troubled life
But never filled that need

Deep inside each one of us
There is a cavity
We try to fill it up ourselves
With things that we can see

I came to realize the fact
That God must fill this need
To worship Christ and Him alone
While bowing to our knees

If you have tried to no avail
To fill that void inside
Ask Jesus to forgive you now
And gain eternal life

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Cavity

Rescue

Every week it seemed we would watch it
They brought tears to our laughing eyes
Archie and Edith went at it
“Stifle yourself” was his cry

We all have some traits in our lives
That we’d like to get rid of each day
But the only real way we can do that
Is to stifle it in every way

For me it was sin that detered me
Then I heard Jesus paid the price
He died on the cross for my pardon
Now I offer to you this advice

If you’re wand’ring through life without hope
And it seems you can’t stifle your fear
Just call out to Jesus for rescue
If your honest you will catch His ear

Ask Him for His forgiveness
For the sin that has plagued our past
Ask Him to be the Lord of your life
Then enter His rest at last

 

In response to the daily prompt Stifle

The Masterpiece

It’s hard for me to fathom
How the master forms the clay
While it’s spinning so quickly on the wheel
I have watched Him use the water
As He forms and shapes the clay
The pressure that he gives must be ideal

When he finishes he looks
At the masterpiece he made
As it casts a silhouette upon the ground
In his image he created
Each one of us unique
There is not another one of you around

One by one he fashioned us
On the spinning wheel of life
The pressure of his hands through trials felt
The water of His cleansing word
Shapes and molds our lives
‘Til before His cross we solemnly have knelt

The master knows you better
Than you even know yourself
He always has the best for you in mind
He formed you to be his
Won’t you give your life to Him
Make Jesus the Lord of all your life

In response to the daily prompt Silhouette

Up and Down

I’m learning the piano
One lesson at a time
It seems my fingers do not move
As fast as I would like

One lesson that I’m good at
Is one they call a trill
My fingers travel up and down
Like hiking on a hill

I find that life is like that
It takes us up and down
Our journeys may be diff’rent
We walk on diff’rent ground

If your life seems uncertain
And you want to start anew
Just give your life to Jesus
He gave His life for you

Ask Him for forgiveness
To be your Lord today
He’ll come and walk beside you
Forever and always

 

In response to the daily prompt Trill

Fragile Future 

My life was so easy

When I was a sinner

I didn’t know better

Than drinking or lust
One day I realized 

My future was fragile 

I was not so agile 

To freely live on
I then met the Savior

Who sought me forever

He would fail me never

If He was my Lord
I gave my heart to Him 

Now peace is internal

His joy is eternal

I’m now heaven bound
In response to the daily prompt Agile

All of My Days

My life was not always so joyful
Peace has just recently come
I could not find rest
Until I was blessed
By knowing that Jesus had won

Before I knew Him I was lonely
Forlorn in my sinful ways
His mercy found me
His grace set me free
Now I’ll have Him all of my days

Do you know that Jesus loves you
That He died on the cross for your sins
Ask Him today
To take yours away
Then peace and joy will reign within

 

In response to the daily prompt Forlorn

Time to Praise

It’s time to praise Him
To Lift our hands up high
Let your voice be heard
Through all the earth

Its time to worship
Our hearts turned to the sky
His glory raised on high
For all to see

For He saved us by His love
He healed us with His blood
He freed us from the sin that ruled our lives
Delivered us from hell
His story we must tell
The world must know of His great sacrifice

It’s time to glorify
The one who gave His life
Our Savior Jesus Christ
Let’s shout and sing

It’s time to honor Him
The Lamb of God was slain
Our victory He gained
We owe Him everything

For He saved us by His love
He healed us with His blood
He freed us from the sin that ruled our lives
Delivered us from hell
His story we must tell
The world must know of His great sacrifice

Worship Him
Worship Him
Lift the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
Worship Him
Worship Him
Lift the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

For He saved us by His love
He healed us with His blood
He freed us from the sin that ruled our lives
Delivered us from hell
His story we must tell
The world must know of His great sacrifice