In Loving Kindness
Growing In Grace
In These Times Of Silence
A Simple Reminder
All Else Failed
I won't allow it. I won't let it happen. This weakness will be
strengthened. Take away this battle. Let our fire burn within.
Purify. Purify. Don't release your hand from me. I must surrender,
must lay it down. What's to gain in my selfishness? What will I
promote, and what will be pushed back? My hope must rise, strength
come forward. Linking my hand in yours. Let your chains uphold me.
I won't break the bond. No more will I remain the same.
My God has ever loved himself in me. I am convinced. I must stay.
In Loving Kindness
We are a creation, the old has gone, the new has come.
Reconcild us to Himself, through Christ Jesus. We will be free,
forever knowing what will become... of us. Thank you for the cross.
Trusting in the balance has tilted me towards righteousness.
Lifting my spirit once again, sinking not in my functioning.
Striving to tell them the truth. Inhale, exhale this is over and
over again. Looking for tomorrow forgetting about today.
Striving to tell them the truth... Dying, dying, dying, dead.
Through prayer and sacrifice into all the earth, with love and
understanding. Now I look to importance, standing here steadfast,
to renew the spirit within me. Do not cast me from Your presence,
or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
I will endure. It will endure in me. Until the end, forever.
I will endure. If we continue in these ways, rebellion bends towards
hatred. We rise up for our cause, and forsake the outsiders.
Where is this love, this understanding? Who will stand? What will
break down. if this uprise of self is left to reign? This age
screams for a standard to uphold, and an answer for the questions.
The wavering of beliefs lead to destruction. Nothing remains
constant to its origin but the unchange faith of Christ. The one
stable since creation. Thoughts have come, and theories have gone.
Nothing has lasted through resistance. But who can deny, who can
dispute the faith that's been throughout since the foundation of
the beginning? It has always ben and always will be. Forever. It
has been proven. It shall remain. This faith has stood the test.
It persists through the conflict. Through the revolt against
its ways, nothing has held true like this. No other has revealed
such strength. The roots run deep within. Entangling around my
rock. Never letting go of this truth. The power that has
sustained me.I will endure in what I believe and what I believe
will endure in me...
Growing In Grace
In refuge and in strength, ever present help in trouble,
without fear. As the nations uproar and the kingdoms fall.
He lifts His voice-melting, the Lord our God is with us. God;
our fortress. Be still and know He is God. He is God. He is
with us. In His purpose I will stand. I've been renewed by
Him alone. We've been made by the maker. Bought by the buyer.
Broken by the Breaker. I am His. (Additional vocals by Myk Porter)
With open arms I'll be held down by the Spirit of God.
I refuse to turn away. By the world and its lies. Everlasting words
like water that fllows through my heart. As the wisdom runs deep
within. Forseen throuh my savior. The completion has been done.
With wisdom and truth inside. No reflections from the past will
come, and there will be no misconception. That would turn my faith
away when You are not with me. I will lift up my spirit to be with
you. Life the endless maze will not be so narrow. Soon time will not
have to wait. For soon I will go against what awaits me....
I cried out to God for help. I cried out to God to hear me. When I
was distressed, I sought theLord. At night I stretched out my and,
but I cannot be comforted. I remembered you God and I groaned; I
mused and my spirit grew faint. You kept my eys from closing.
I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days the
years long ago. I remember my songs in the night. My heart mused
and my spirit inquired.. Will the Lord reflect forever?. Will He
never show his favor again. Has this unfailing love vanished
forever. Has his promise failed for all time. Has God forgotten
to be merciful. Has the anger withheld his compassion. Then I
thought, "To this I will appeal-the years of the right hand of
the Most High. I will remember the deeds of the Lord. Yes I
remember Your deedsof long ago. I will meditate on all Your
works, and consider all Your mighty deeds.
Your ways oh God are holy. What God is so great as our God!"
Revelation, unknowing has been taken. Why had I waited so long?
Refrained for this love. Never open to the hope He has. How could
reject this? He was calling my name. Searchin for me. I always turnd
away. Not anting to believe I have a need for Him. Feling this
emptiness. Not knowing he could fill. Drowning in my efforts to find
comfort. I searched and strived for the answer. But every step I fell
and the earth crumbled underneath me. Now I found this rock.
This stable place. The pain has gone away. I place my hope in no
other. My heart, it cries, it toils inside me. Wantin all to have
this life. Wanting all to know this love, but I'm reminded of my
turning. Closing my eyes. Running the other way, but I've decided.
I open my eyes to find more than I was looking for. My mind screams.
Knowing this is for all, but not all I want I've found. Now I found
this rock. This stable place. The pain has gone. I place in no other.
In These Times Of Silence
What else is there. After the slipping away. When everything is
silent, and nothing is around, alone. Looking deep inside,
Hearing the echo of my soul. No one can know. In these times of
silence, these times of seperation. I find there is a voice that
rises up. A peace that brings my tears. A comfort that no one else
can offer. So why do people turn away? Why do they look elsewhere
and base their self on opinions? When the truth is so evident that
this God of love is so constant. When everything is gone. Destruction
and storms. My Jesus stands to help.
A Simple Reminder
Hoping to scratch him. As we bleed to death. As we have a shepherd
we do not want. I run on a treadmill that never stops. My reflection
in the wading pool is dirty, and I'm sickened. It hurts. I'm sick of
repetition. An illness, spreading. Blinding my eyes. Erase my
thoughts. Cancel my subscription to the things of this world.
In heopen eyesof delivereance. I'm color blind. Waiting to see.
Wanting to finally say no and walk away with a smile. Time after
time my call is game over; But again and again this cancer spreads.
Bleeding and spitting guilt and convictions. As I lay in this pit of
defeat... (Once again to strive.) To beat itout over and over. So
worn. I will defeat this. Workedover. With intention to kill. To
watch Him die and smile. At His dismay. His pain. My deliverance.
My cleanliness a giftof freedom. My walk purified. My peace given by
(A throne in Heaven sat empty for 33 years.) Why? For what do we
strive that will bring us closer. No human deed will show us approved.
For two thousand years we've choked on our efforts. Only to lay down
and die. Things change, and things stay the same. Through all these
trials I cannot compose myself. Till there is a time no heaviness
fillsmy heart. I canot ompose myself. So in all this, there must
arise a plan. A strategy to subdue the schemes. For generation upon
generation God retained a silence that shattered the hearts of men.
And for a season, all else failed. There is no other name, given
among men whereby they might be saved. In all these years when men
crawled the earth choking on his tears, no composure, nor completion
reigned. No self righteous cleansing. Leaning on the strength of self
or another man... No human effort can bring holiness or even the
strength to stand. There is no explanation for this reasoning.
The only thing in life that is constant is Jesus.