My heart is full of praises

My heart is full of praises

For there You dwell within

You touched my heart and healed it

And cleansed it from all sin

My heart is full of praises

For there You dwell within

For Your mighty work of grace

Where can My thanks begin?

My heart is full of praises

For there You dwell within

Your Word, it fills me daily

Each day I there begin

My heart is full of praises

For there You dwell within

Your mercies new each morning

Where can my praise begin?

My heart is full of praises

For there You dwell within

I’ll praise You every morning

With joy invite You in

©June 11, 2017

You are the Great Provider

You are the Great Provider

You are so good to me

You know each and every need

For all of them You see

You are the Great Provider

Your love fills up my heart

The greatest gift you’ve given

With which I’ll never part

You are the Great Provider

Your joy fills every day

Your joy brings satisfaction

When I have walked your way

You are the Great Provider

Your peace surrounds my life

It touches other people

My friends and kids and wife

You are the Great Provider

You fill my every need

And once again I thank You

This sinner that You freed

June 6, 2017

In tears and faith we often sow

In tears and faith we often sow

For what we plant we know will grow

A day will come when we will reap

There in the joy of fulness weep

In fear and faith we often sow

We do believe but want to know

Yet we can never understand 

For that one seed what God has planned

In peace and faith you now can sow

Our God above works here below

For He will watch each seed you plant

And make it grow, He can, you can’t 

In prayer and faith you can sow

But God alone will make it grow

Water each seed right from the start

Then watch the Father do His part

In patience and in faith you sow

You know that little seed will grow

Keep all your expectations real

Soon harvest joy is what you’ll feel

©June 4, 2017

My heart, it sings with joy

My heart, it sings with joy

When I obey your Word

When deep inside I choose 

The truth that I have heard

For when I can not see

And I have lost my way

It’s by your Word You guide 

What I do, think or say

Then when the darkness fades

Into the light You shine

I see that what You gave

Is now all truly mine

Often in the darkness

My faith will start to shake

But what You give to me

By faith I reach to take

Lord strengthen me today

Give me great trust in You

Help me in faith to walk

And see what You will do

©June 3, 2017

Real wisdom

Real wisdom flows from heaven

To those on earth who ask

He gives it to us freely

For each and every task

He knows that we need wisdom

He knows that ours won’t do

He joys in giving wisdom

For His is real and true

We have so many choices

Today and every day

Guided by His wisdom 

We’ll always find our way

Our choices may be many

Our choices may be few

Our choices need His wisdom

For only His will do

So ask today for wisdom

Then use what He gives you

You’ll find that you’ll be wiser

And see His blessing too

©May 27, 2017

I joy in Your abundance 

I joy in Your abundance 

The kind I cannot see

The kind that shows Your goodness

And shows Your love for me

I joy in Your abundance

The kind I know inside

The kind that flows eternal

The kind that’s deep and wide 

I joy in Your abundance

Of power, peace and love

The kind that flows from heaven

The kind from up above

I joy in Your abundance

Deep within my soul 

The kind that fills my longings 

The kind that makes me whole

I joy in Your abundance

The kind from Your own hand

The kind that lasts forever

Not made of stone or sand

©May 20, 2017

I want to look like Jesus 

I want to look like Jesus

Much more, much more each day

I want His mighty fingers

To shape my heart His way

I want to look like Jesus

Himself I represent

I want the ones who see me

To know that I was sent

I want to look like Jesus

So there is no mistake

I want to serve like Jesus

For Him, yet for their sake

I want to look like Jesus

In all the things I pray

I want my every word

To be the word He’d say

I want to look like Jesus

In every way, entire

I want to look like Jesus

It’s His and my desire

©May 20, 2017

The life I live

The life I live, I live in Christ

He gave His life for me

His life He gave, my death He took

Exchanged at Calvary

The life I live, I live in Christ

For I have died to me

To death I died, to life I live

From death He set me free

The life I live, I live in Christ

The old has passed away

The man I was, I am no more

He is my life each day

The life I live, I live in Christ

What joy and peace I find

For when I live the life He gives

I know His heart and mind

The life I live, I live in Christ

One day these days will end

And on that day Christ will say

Come in, you are my friend

©May 18, 2017

Inside and Out

Your love forever changed me

From the inside to the out

It continues bringing change

Those who know me have no doubt

I know my inner struggles

And I know all You have done

And I know the way I was 

Back before I met your Son

There’s joy in seeing changes

Deep within my darkened soul

As cleansing light from heaven

Makes me clean and makes me whole

I welcome all You’re doing

And I welcome all You’ll do

For every time You change me

It is good and right and true

For love You came to change me

In Your love to make me new

Through all the many changes

Inside and out, I love You

©May 9, 2017

My Lord and King

I write to You my Lord and King

My words, my heart to You I bring

My greatest joy is when I write

When my words bring You delight

For I am yours and yours alone

I joy in kneeling at your throne

I sense your love and care for me

I’m overwhelmed the more I see

You have no equal, never will

Your presence all this world could fill

Your power far beyond all men

But yet You stop to read my pen

You Great King have called my name

A man so simple with no fame

And now you call me as a son

All because of what You’ve done

I write to You my Lord and King

And more and more these words I bring

Yet words alone cannot suffice

So hear my heart, my sacrifice

©April 25, 2017