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
I wish my eyes were open so I could truly see The miracle that happened when He saved a wretch like me I was lost and all alone in a world of sin and shame But He sought be out relentlessly and called me by name I didn’t know His word or the price that He had paid I didn’t know He came down from His throne that fateful day I didn’t know the manger was the birthplace of a King To be honest I did not know very much of anything Then I heard a preacher telling of the price He paid for all He was beaten, whipped and crowned with thorns upon His brow They led Him to a cross where He was naied and crucified Then He gave His blood and breathed His last, hung His head and died. I never knew this story had an impact on my life After all it happened long ago and I never did ask why Why tell this story more and more as time kept moving on? Why does this man stand out above the others who have gone? Then I heard the preacher say They put Him in a grave They rolled a stone and set a guard to ensure He would stay But three days later that old stone was moved and opened up the door And this man walked out of that grave to live forevermore This had my attention as the preacher bellowed on His death was just for you and for you He lives on Your sins were washed away by the blood that flowed that day You have eternal life because the Son of God was raised He said that all I had to do was ask Jesus to come in And believe with all my heart that He wouldA cleanse me from my sin Then repent of what I’d done and leave my life of shame To walk with Him in heaven one day, forever to remain I didn’t waste a minute, to that altar I did run I repented of my sin and my new life had begun Now I now the reason and my eyes are open wide For me and you He bled and for all of us He died
Here I sit, wondering, when He will come Longing to see His face Until that day coines, I will sit here in faith Rest in His arms of grace All of my life has pointed to this The struggle to find my way I was lost in a sea of shame and doubt ‘Til my Savior came to stay He met me when I was adrift in my sin I did not know which way to turn Then He cried out to me through the voice of a friend And I welcomed Him in in return Oh, the love that I felt that day I gave up Oh, the peace that flooded my soul I realized then He’d been there all along When I finally gave Him control I’m amazed that He’d love such a wretch like me All broken and covered with scars But His mercy reached out and came down from the cross He accepted me and healed my heart Now I wait for the hour that He will return His promise will come true that day I sit here and lift up my praise to the Lord Longing to see His face
Once upon a time there was a sinner Who looked and acted just like me He didn’t know He needed a redeemer To wipe away his sin and set him free Once upon a time there was a Savior Who came into this world from heaven’s throne He died to bring salvation to this sinner And make him like a child of His own Once upon a time this sinner fell down’ Upon His knees in wonder of it all He confessed his sin and asked the Savior To wipe away the stain and make him whole Once upon a time the Savior saw him Crying out in desperate need of love He picked the sinner up in His arms And carried him to his new home above This may sound like a fairy tale to some folks But I assure there’s truth on every word The sinner once was me in desperation The Savior’s name is Jesus Christ the Lord He came into this world to buy my pardon They crucified Him on a rugged cross The sin of all the world upon His shoulders His death brought life that day upon that cross Once upon a time he came to save you Once upon a time he bore your sin Won’t you please take Jesus as your Savior So He can bring you back to God again?
I once was bound but now I’m free I once was blind but now I see I once was troubled but now have peace Oh, what a Savior He is to me I once had fear but now have faith I once was guilty but He took my place I once was a sinner but he showed me grace Oh, what a Savior He is to me What a Savior He is to me Took my sin, nailed it to a tree All my shame and guilt gone forevermore Gave me new life, my heart restored I once had sorrow but now have joy I once had despair, but hope I enjoy I once was so poor, but now riches untold Oh, what a Savior He is to me What a Savior He is to me Gives me life eternally Relieves all my fears and all of my doubts From all of my troubles He leads me out So, I will praise Him, I will lift my voice Up to the heavens with a shout of praise So, I will praise Him, I will lift His name Higher and higher will I lift my praise.
Once upon a time there was a garden Where everything was good and right for all God set down.one rule for man to follow In order to stay pure and never fall Once upon a time there was a serpent Who tempted man to break the rule God made Man tasted of the fruit that was forbidden And on the day he fell from God's good grace Once upon a time there was a baby Who truly came from God to make things right He grew in wisdom and He taught the masses What it means to walk in holy light Once upon a time the priests were angry And they arranged to put this man to death The did not realize they were fulfilling The prophecies of old that they had read Once upon a time they bruised and beat Him They hung Him on a cross until He died But then the third day came with big surprises The tomb was empty and He was alive Once upon a time this man named Jesus Redeemed us all from all our sin and shame He took the stripes to heal our broken bodies And renewed our Covenant with God again I know this poem reads quite like a fable And sounds like it is to good to be true But I assure you now it really happened That the Son of God came down to earth for you He came to show us how much He does love us He came to being new life to everyone Today won't you please give your life to Jesus And you will know the victory is won.
I look in the mirror and what do I see But my old soul looking back at me Decrepit and sinful as I can be I need someone to set me free Free from the burden I carry each day Free from the trials that get in my way Free from the hurt, the sorrow, the shame Free from a life that has lost its way What will it take to restore my soul? Who can redeem me and make me whole? Who can make new something so old? Who can make free that which sin controls? I pick up a book that I never have read I read of a man who came back from the dead He promised he'd give me a new life ahead If I'd just believe and from my sin repent I fall on my knees and lift up my voice I make up my mind and I make a new choice No longer will I live without any joy I will follow Jesus and make Him my Lord I look in the mirror and what do I see But a soul that is saved and from sin set free A new life was born when He heard my plea What a great Savior is Jesus to me
I was lost and wandering farther every day I was blind and I could not find my way All my sin was too heavy My mistakes had destroyed me I was ready to give up and fade away Then you found me Put your arms around me Led me out from all my misery and shame Then you saved me Put your love within me Taught me all I needed now is your sweet name Now I walk the road that you would have me walk And I talk the talk that you would have me talk I am saved and now set free Peace and joy they comfort me I’m a child of the king eternally Because you found me Put your arms around me When I did not know my way, you showed me out Then you saved me Put your love within me I will lift your name and praise you with a shout The name of Jesus The name of Jesus What a precious name it is to me The name of Jesus The name of Jesus You set me free. You set me free Because you found me Put your arms around me Now I walk with you and talk with you each day Then you saved me Put your love within me I’m devoted to you, Lord, all the way
I can almost hear His voice calling out In the depths of my soul, it does speak Saying “My body today has been broken for you And my blood has been spilled painfully But it’s all worth the price I have paid To give you the gift of my grace” As I hear these words, I bow lift up my eyes To the one on the cross, who has given His life And I lift up my voice in praise Hosanna to God in the highest Praises to Jesus the Son He died just for me With His blood set me free The victory for me He has won What an amazing gift He has given When he died on the cross for me The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords Came to earth just to set me free He took all my sin, my sickness, my scars And bore them all for me as he hung on the cross I can’t help but lift up my worship to Him And sing out my song from deep down within For all he has done for me He took all my pain. He took my disease He took all my doubts. He took all my scars He took all my troubles. He took all my anguish He took all my worry. He took all my suffering He took all my sorrow. He took all my sins He took everything then He made me new Hosanna to God in the highest Praises to Jesus the Son He died just for me With His blood set me free The victory for me He has won
I am so glad He was born for me. In a manger where almost no one could see. He was born with great humility. And He did it all for me I am so glad that he lived for me. Teaching the way that I should be. Miracles that everyone could see. And he did it all for me I am so glad that he suffered for me. Took the stripes on his back and the nails in his feet. Made the devil go down in eternal defeat. And He did it all for me I am so glad that he died for me and then rose again to victory now all live with him eternally. He did it all for me His mercy and grace are more than enough. His atoning death was what brought him to us. And now we are free from the curse of the cross. Because He did it all for me. So, rise up and shout in victory. Give him the praise and the glory. And tell everyone you know eternal story Of how he did it all for me