“Hand of Grace”

“Hand of Grace”

Anything of value I’ve done
Is only by Your Hand of grace
Forever You my pardon won
Which nothing can ever erase

Strength in self I don’t possess
But all I am and have is in You
My Rock, My Mighty Fortress
Without You, no good do I do

All that matters is You, not me
If not for You, I’d certainly fall
I pray to serve You obediently
My Jesus, My Lord, All in All

Romans 5:17 (NASB)

For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

John 1:16 (NASB)

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace

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“Forever Love”

“Forever Love”

Wherever our treasure is, then there our hearts also will be
Wordliness brings bondage; our liberty in Christ sets us free
Compromise is the fool’s path; Truth is the way of the wise
Sin confounds its victims; God’s Word opens spiritual eyes

Pride is the height of arrogance; humility is a lesson learned
Great is His grace; His salvation, a gift that no one can earn
He is our Sanctuary, though trials and troubles upon us come
He is Jesus, our Forever Love when our time on earth is done

Hebrews 13:5-6 (NASB)
5 for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”

“To My Brethren”

“To My Brethren”

To My Brethren; My Dear Family in Christ
May He fill your thoughts with His peace
May you take comfort in His loving arms
All your fears and anxieties in Him cease

May you rise up in His infinite strength
May He meet the longings of your heart
May He bestow His blessings upon you
Grace and goodness to you He imparts

As you travel with Him along this road
Though you can’t see around the bend
He’s your sufficiency in your weakness
He’ll uphold you right to the very end

Ephesians 1:18-19 (NASB)
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.

“Gems of Grace”

“Gems of Grace”

How immeasurable; the spiritual riches of God’s Word
Precious Gems of Grace; His Treasures to be explored
Designed to empower and to properly equip the saints
That they may walk in a manner pleasing to their Lord

The Spirit teaches them; quickens their understanding
In His power, they are strengthened daily from within
They will know the boundlessness of the love of Christ
He lives His life out in them; they are complete in Him

Romans 11:33 (NASB)
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

“Joy That Will Not Fade”

“Joy That Will Not Fade”

The nearer God’s Children draw to Him
The more they will grow to hate their sin
His Pure Holiness; of this they are aware
His mercy toward them; His loving care
Through refining fire, their faith He tests
They are strongest when in He they rest
In light of His grace, their troubles dim
There is peace; a quiet assurance within
He is their Lord; He comes to their aid
He is their Hope; Joy that will not fade

Psalms 32:11 (NASB)
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

“Safely In His Keeping”

“Safely in His Keeping”

An eternal fountain of Living Water flows
A Reservoir of Truth that the heart knows
Refreshing to both the soul and the mind
Dismantling fears and doubts of all kinds

Goodness and grace; blessings and peace
In faith and trust; all strivings are ceased
A sense of security; like a child sleeping
A life hid in Christ; safely in His keeping

Proverbs 3:24 (NASB)
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

“Upon My Heart”

“Upon My Heart”

If I could go backward in time
This I wouldn’t choose to do
Despite tears over wasted years
Your grace led me back to You

My life would be worth nothing
If I had only myself and my pride
Knowing You is life’s greatest joy
Daily You renew me from the inside

Humbly I bow before You in prayer
Asking that You use me as You will
You replace my fears with Your peace
My soul’s troubled waters become still

More Holy Scripture I need each day
Engrave Your Word upon my heart
To persevere walking this narrow path
From the purity of Truth to never depart

John 3:30 (NASB)
He must increase, but I must decrease.

Psalm 139:23-24 (NASB)
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.

Luke 24:32 (NASB)
They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”

“Repent”

“Repent”

In His Word, God calls upon all people to repent
His love He did demonstrate in His Son He sent
Punishment for sin was poured out upon Christ
Redemption was provided through His sacrifice

Mercy and grace, a faith made active in the heart
Spiritual renewal, forgiveness; new life, fresh start
The righteous road traveled; the narrow path begun
Hand in hand with Jesus; an eternity with God’s Son

John 3:16-17 (NASB)
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

I Peter 3:18 (NASB)
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit

Romans 5:8 (NASB)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

“Walk”

“Walk”

My Christian walk is a stumble
I make mistakes, and I fall
You gently pick me back up
Swiftly, You answer my call

You love me unconditionally
But, this I really must confess
Sometimes I think of You wrongly
And I make my own selfish mess

Many tears flood my eyes
As I read Your Holy Word
Truth pierces the darkness
My heart is warmly stirred

At times, I fail quite miserably
Yet I realize, You love me no less
Your Mercy and Grace cover me
I am clothed in Your righteousness

Though evil thoughts accuse me
Your words of Life fill my mind
Understanding dawns upon me
As perfect peace in You, I find

Psalms 54:4 (NASB)
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.