I Rise

Out of the ashes
Out of the mire
Out of the dark
I rise

Out of my sin
Out of my guilt
Out of my shame
I rise

He lifted me up
Set my feet on the rock
I am washed by His blood
Forever

He guides me each day
His word lights my way
I’m safe and secure
In Him

Out of despair
Out of my past
Out of the lies
I rise

Out of bondage
Out of sorrow
Out of anger
I rise

He lifted me up
Set my feet on the rock
I am washed by His blood
Forever

He guides me each day
His word lights my way
I’m safe and secure
In Him

Jesus mighty Savior
Jesus lifted me
Pulled me up from darkness
I’m free
I’m free

Into His joy
Into His peace
Into His hope
I rise

Into His arms
Into His care
Into His love
I rise

Jesus mighty Savior
Jesus lifted me
Pulled me up from darkness
I’m free
I’m free

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

He Gives Relief

He’s leading me
Through waters deep
Up mountains steep
His way I’ll keep
He’s leading me

He speaks to me
In still of night
With words of light
Keeps me upright
He speaks to me

Jesus Savior
My Messiah
Always by my side
Jesus, soon and coming King
In Him I abide

He’s here with me
When I am down
He makes no sound
But He’s around
He’s here with me

He comforts me
In times of grief
When joy seems brief
He gives relief
He comforts me

And when the road is hardest
When all hope seems to go
I know that He will see me through
Because He loves me so

Jesus Savior
My Messiah
Always by my side
Jesus, soon and coming King
In Him I abide

Jesus Mighty Savior

I have seen Him in my spirit
I have heard His soothing voice
I have felt His awesome presence
He’s my friend

I have learned of His commandments
I have wondered at His love
I gave tasted of His mercy
He’s my Lord

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

I am basking in your glory
I am longing for your grace
I am humbled by the call
On my life

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

King of Kings
Lord of Lords
My creator
My reward
Lion of Judah
Rose of Sharon
Lamb of God
Risen one

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

Jesus, Lord of Everything

Let all the earth declare
That Jesus Christ is Lord
Every nation, every tongue, every tribe
Let voices raise
His name be praised
Let hands be lifted high

Let all the saints proclaim
The glory of His name
From dawn until the setting sun
From every mouth
There rings a shout
In glorious adoration

Let Hallelujahs rise
To Jesus Christ our King
He’s Worthy of the highest praise
He reigns above
We shout or love
To our blessed Saviors name

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Glory to our God and King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Jesus Lord of everything

The Gift of Love

He’s given me life everlasting
And a joy this world cannot afford
But it’s only for me
When I bow on my knee
And make Him my Savior and Lord

Some think they are saved by their actions
That His grace covers them through their lives
His Word shows one way
That you can be saved
The blood that He shed must apply

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

If you are not sure that heaven’s your home
If you have depended on your deeds alone
Repent of your sin
Give your life to Him
This gift of love then you will know

It’s a free gift and you must accept it
It’s there in the Saviors hands
Just humble yourself
And ask for His help
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord

It’s a gift of love that must be received
A gift of love that you must believe
A gift of love that covers your sins
You must ask the Savior to come live within

He’s the One

I never will forget
The day He set me free
When I learned about the cross at Calvary
I never will forget
His sacrifice that day
Mercy flowed from His wounds and rendered grace

He took all of my shame
He healed my every pain
The burden of my sin was lifted off
He gave me peace within
He broke off all my chains
Gave me faith and hope instead of all my doubt

Who is this King of Kings
Who is this Lord of Lords
That He would care about this lowly man of sin
Who is this Savior
Who is this Mighty God
His name is Jesus He’s the one.

He’s the one who made all things
He’s the one who all life brings
He’s the one who came to earth
He’s the one with lowly birth
He’s the one who healed the lame
He’s the one who had no blame
He’s the one who died for me
He’s the one who set me free

His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
Son of God Word of life Light to all
His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
Lord of Lords King of Kings He’s the one

I made a video with the melody to this one this morning. Its a rough video, but it gives you what God put in my head.

 

He’s the One

The Voice of My Savior

There are days when my heart grows weary
I don’t feel I can carry on
The worries of life overtake me
I can feel so all alone

Then I hear the voice of my Savior
Speaking softly in my ear
Gentle words of His blessed assurance
That He is always near

He gives me peace when there is no peace
He gives me joy when there is no joy
He gives me hope when all hope is gone
He sends His love to comfort my soul

When there’s no rest
When I’m not my best
He gives me His all
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend

When I hear the voice of my Savior
I am lifted to higher ground
There’s no longer a need for anguish
His presence is in that sweet sound

I determine to spend my days seeking
His face and His will for me
In the hope that I’ll never grow weary again
In the quest for my destiny

He gives me peace when there is no peace
He gives me joy when there is no joy
He gives me hope when all hope is gone
He sends His love to comfort my soul

When there’s no rest
When I’m not my best
He gives me His all
Oh what a Savior
Oh what a friend

 

Is He Lord, or Just Savior?

This piece was inspired by my blog post today on the same subject from Psalm 132. You can view it at https://wordpress.com/post/petertgardner.wordpress.com/14536 if you like

We all can call Him Savior
For that is who He is
The stripes on His back saved us from sickness and disease
The thorns on His brow brought healing to our minds
The nails in His feet makes Him a lamp to light the way
The nails in His hands bring His peaceful touch
The blood dripping down His face redeemed us from our sin
The spear in His heart heals our broken hearts
And all this brings us joy
His resurrection brings us hope
And the guarantee of eternal life
All for just accepting that sacrifice on the cross
So many years ago
And accepting Him as our redeemer
Confessing our sins
Repenting and turning away
And following Him
Savior He is and always will be

But is He Lord
Do I follow His word
Do do as He asks
Do I give Him my liife
For that is what He requires
For entry to heaven
Or do I selectively do what He wants
And then what I want
Wallowing in between His truth
And mine.
This is lukewarmness
And the lukewarm He will spew out of His mouth
I don;t want to Be in that state
Is He Lord
Or is He just a puppet you call when you need Him
Is He Lord
Or is He just a gift giver to you
Is He Lord
Or is he just mercy and not truth
Is he Lord
Or is He just grace and not judgment

If He is not both Savior and Lord
You do Him a disservice
And yourself
And you may miss heaven
According to His own words
Make Him Lord today
Submit to His will
Follow His ways
Heed His words
Peace and Joy will seek you out
When He is Lord

The River of Grace

I stood by the banks of the river
The river of God’s great grace
It flowed from His throne in heaven
Right down to the human race

All were invited to enter
This stream of His endless love
His grace was poured out to us all
When He gave His only Son

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I love to stand amid the flow
In the river of His grace

So many souls are searching
For something more in life
They’ve tried all kinds of different ways
But are not satisfied

If only they would realize
This awesome truth I share
There is a God in heaven
That longs to bring them care

A simple prayer is all it takes
To enter His embrace
Just ask Him for forgiveness
And step into His grace

Jesus, mighty Savior
My sins I now confess
Forgive me, please, I ask today
Come take away this mess
I promise I will turn away
From sin that rules my life
I’ll make you Lord of all my heart
Until the day I die

What an act of mercy
What an act of love
What a mighty God we serve
Who loves us all so much
He created us to praise Him
And to walk with Him each day
I welcome you to stand with me
In the river of His grace