I want to hear “well done” that day

Our God, You reign in majesty

With power from on High

For time itself was Your decree

Where man could live and die

Your throne beyond all mortal view

Holds all the world in place

And nothing mortal man can do

Can change his time or place

You reign supreme in heaven too

Not just the Lord of man

For all your words were just and true

Before all time began

The beauty of your holiness

Adorns your people true

There is no greater way to dress

Than when I dress like You

When time is folded, put away

And life on earth is through

I want to hear “well done” that day

And see I look like You

Oh Lord I lift my praise to Thee

My great and mighty King

Both now and for eternity

Your praises I will sing

©March 10, 2018

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The Prodigal returns to pray

The Prodigal returns to pray
Oh God what have I done?
I walked away, I’ve gone astray
Forgive this erring one

For those who saw my sinful ways
May they forgive me too
From this day on I’ll give You praise
They’ll see that I serve You

There is no place I’d rather be
Than here with You again
From all my sin You set me free
Free from the devil’s den

The greatest joy I’ve ever known
Is when You hugged my neck
No more rejected and alone
My life a living wreck

To my old life I have now died
Your Word I will obey
I’ll never ever leave your side
I’m home again to stay

©January 4, 2018

Your Word

Your Word, Oh Lord, is my delight

For in it I find You

It gives me light, it gives me sight

Now I can see what’s true

Your Word reveals the path to take

I see it there each day

Your Spirit guides each step I make

So I can walk your way

Your Word reveals salvation Lord

I see it there each day

Your Spirit fills me with this joy

And tells me what to say

Your Word reveals your faithful heart

I see it there each day

Your Spirit does your peace impart

At peace I want to stay

Your Word reveals your loving heart

I see it there each day

Your Spirit fills my every part

So I can love your way

Your Word reveals your presence Lord

I sense You near each day

Your Spirit and your Living Word

I’ll treasure Lord, today

©January 1, 2018

Heritage

The greatest heritage of all

Is not what men can see

That heritage is very small

The better one is free

No heritage this world can give

Can satisfy the heart

Nor can it make man longer live

Or peace to him impart

The heritage God gave to me

Through Jesus His dear Son

Has from my sin now set me free

I’m on the side that won

My heart in Christ is satisfied

In Him I find my joy

He is my life, He is my Guide

His peace I now enjoy

This heritage through Christ alone

Brings life eternally

And at His great eternal throne

Forever I will be

©December 23, 2017

The Very Life

The very hand pierced by my sin
Has touched my very soul
That very hand has reached within
To touch and make me whole

The very side pierced just for me
Is where He holds me near
His great forgiveness I can see
His caring voice I hear

The very arms that held the cross
Now hold me every day
And those strong arms that know no loss
Protect me in my way

The very head that wore the crown
Has turned to look at me
As long ago He once looked down
While hanging on that tree

The very eyes that cried for me
Have seen inside my soul
The very One Who set me free
Once died to make me whole

The very life that that came to die
In death gave life to me
For only Christ could justify
This sinner He set free

©November 26, 2017

Help me see like Jesus

God, help me see like Jesus
And all my thoughts renew
For when I see like Jesus
Your will is what I’ll do

I’ll see the world as needy
I’ll see the needs of man
I’ll share your answer simply
To fill needs is your plan

I’ll see the world as hurting
I’ll see the pain within
I’ll share my Heavenly King
To free them from their sin

I’ll see the world as looking
To find the Source of joy
I’ll share my life-giving Spring
That no man can destroy

God, help me see like Jesus
Help those that hurt see You
First help me see like Jesus
Then show me what to do

©November 4, 2017

Thank You for my parents

I thank you for my parents
And that they guided me
Without my guiding parents
Oh Lord, where would I be

They guided by example
That’s something I could see
I saw by their example
That I could like them be

I heard the words of wisdom
And slowly they sank in
I learned how loving wisdom
Could keep me far from sin

But beyond my eyes and ears
My parents prayed for me
Through those many anxious tears
They prayed on bended knee

So now more than just parents
An example for me
They have become grandparents
So more can watch and see

I thank you for my parents
And that they guided me
Without our guiding parents
Oh Lord, where would we be

©November 23, 2017

Time and Toys

There are some words that men won’t say
Afraid these words will come there way
Service and sacrifice are two
That men run from, but won’t run to

Their time and toys are just enough
For them alone, they earned their stuff
Why give away their time and toys
Why give away their life and joys

There was a King that long ago
Came from His throne that He might show
To earthly man the way of love
To show the heart of God above

This King, He came to serve mere man
The Servant King, with servant plan
Service alone would not suffice
So He became our sacrifice

So many claim to serve this King
They clap their hands and to Him Sing
They live like Him, or think they do
But time and toys, they tell on you

©November 11, 2017

Why We’re Here

In every heart that comes today

Lord have your will and have your way

Speak Lord, from your heavenly throne

Come make our hearts your very own

We ask that every heart may see

The beauty of your majesty

We ask that every heart will sense

Love found only in your presence

We ask that every heart will hear

Your loving message loud and clear

We ask that every heart will know

Your mighty love on earth below

We ask that each new life will touch

Someone who loves You very much 

We ask that we might be the one

Who leads a lost one to your Son

So, Master meet us here today 

Come have your will and have your way

May all who come sense You are near

For You alone are why we’re here

©October 15, 2017

Start at Calvary

My heart feels it can wait no more

It aches for those who Truth ignore

They hear the Truth but walk away

They choose a new god to obey

They take the God of heaven above

Then throw Him out, yet keep His love

They want to feel that all is well

So out they toss, eternal hell

They take the joy of heaven too

Pretend it’s theirs in all they do

They claim a peace they do not know

Their empty smiles tell me so

They love God’s good and gentle way

But then His Truth they won’t obey

They love forgiveness and His grace

Repentance though, they won’t embrace

But on they go each day past me

Their eyes are blind, they cannot see

They will not hear nor do they care

And that is why I cry this prayer

Use me Oh Lord along the way

To turn a life to You today

The Light and Life You gave to me

For them can start at Calvary

©October 14, 2017