salvation

THANK THE LORD

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Christmas songs

 

VERSE 1:

 

A

There's a tree in my living room

D

and the season is in full bloom

A

within my heart.

E7

Joyful giving is an art

A

but let's take a moment to reflect

D

on the Divine aspect

A

of this celebration.

E7

In the little town of Bethleham

A

the sacrificial lamb

D

in the humblest way

A

came down from Heaven.

E7

Let us pray

 

CHORUS:

 

A

And thank the Lord

D

he came to earth.

A

Let's thank the Lord

E7

for the virgin birth

A

Let's praise the Lord

D

He's our savior

A

thank the Lord

E7

for God's favor

A

is His gift to us.

D               A

Thank You, Jesus.

 

VERSE 2:

 

There's a gift under the tree

and the tag says it's for me.

But, I don't know

what is in it, though.

But, I know the greatest gift ever

given lasts forever.

He gave us salvation

if only we will believe on Him,

the sacrificial lamb.

I heard Him say

We will live in Heaven

So, Let us pray

 

(REPEAT CHORUS 2x's)

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me play and sing this one at:  https://youtu.be/L0gaujrHjrw

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HYSTERICAL

 

They said I was being hysterical,

when I told them about the miracle

You performed in my life.

Pain, sin, guilt were rife

in the stone I called a heart.

Your love made that stone

softer than a dog's squishy toy

and filled it with joy.

I no longer feel all alone.

The moment I knelt in surrender

before You and declared

“my selfish ways end here

for I am impaired

by my own sin.

Lord, I invite You in

make my heart Your temple,”

I was born anew. So simple,

it was, to come to You.

Yet, when I told them about this miracle,

They said I was being hysterical.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch me read this one on YouTube at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/hglMu-WYFdQ

BECAUSE CHRIST WAS SACRIFICED

 

Adam, with him, he took us all

When he so stubbornly did fall.

But forgiveness can be

ours because of God's compassion.

Upon the cross, He bore our sin,

but the tomb is empty.

 

The Pure Lamb was sacrificed.

Taking on our sinfulness, Christ

paid for our sin so vile.

But His tomb became empty

on the third day. Now we can be

free of our sin so vile.

 

Heaven is now my home sweet home.

As a pilgrim I simply roam

this little blue sphere

fishing for souls fishing for souls.

I shall keep fishing for for souls

as long as I am here.

 

Because Christ was sacrificed.

Taking on our sinfulness, Christ

paid for our sin so vile.

But His tomb became empty

on the third day. Now we can be

free of our sin so vile.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me rad this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/h9-RY97AqlE

BY GRACE I MAY ENTER

 

By grace I may enter

His Holy presence.

His grace makes no sense

but by faith I enter

By grace I may enter.

 

Grace is the essence

His merciful love is intense.

He is salvation's inventor.

By grace I may enter

 

His Holy presence.

Into the Holy presence

of salvation's inventor,

By grace I may enter.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

To hear me read it click here:  https://youtube.com/shorts/C9lJlfm3AWI

THE CROSS WAS BLOOD BLOOD-STAINED

 

The cross was blood blood-stained

by wounds of He who was pained

by my wretched sinfulness.

There, victory was gained.

 

Only through faith in the One

Who...Who, the cross, blood-stained

may I enter God's presence.

The cross was blood blood-stained

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I read this one on my YouTube channel:  https://youtube.com/shorts/Jfwkfv_r-gY

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WITHOUT YOU, I HAVE NOT EVEN BREATH

 

I am humbly down on my knees

seeking an audience with the pure King

of my heart, the giver of joyful peace.

Oh, the comfort, peace and joy that You bring

into the humble heart of this foundling

are the only strength I will ever have.

You...You...You are the only Hope I have.

Without You, there is only lonely death.

In You, eternal blissful life I have.

Without You, I have not even breath.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Watch/hear me read it at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/CcXKbefB3UE

WHY DO I INSIST ON BLAZING MY OWN TRAIL

 

Why do I insist on blazing my own trail

when You paved the straight and narrow road?

Salvation is free, this I've been told.

So, why do I insist on blazing my own trail?

 

When You paved the straight and narrow road,

it was with blood spilled on a heavy wooden cross.

It was for a world that was dying and lost

that You paved the straight and narrow road.

 

It was with blood spilled on a heavy wooden cross

my heart, my soul was cleansed.

My heart, my soul was cleansed

with blood spilled on a heavy wooden cross

 

My heart, my soul was cleansed

the moment I knelt before You.

I was reborn, born anew

and my heart, my soul was cleansed.

 

The moment I knelt before You

You became my Lord and Savior.

In the Father's eyes, I gained favor

the moment I knelt before You.

 

You became my Lord and Savior,

So, why do I insist on blazing my own trail?

Why does my faith so easily fail,

When I call you my Lord and Savior?

 

Why do I insist on blazing my own trail

when You paved the straight and narrow road?

Salvation is free, this I've been told.

So, why do I insist on blazing my own trail?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can hear me read this one at https://youtube.com/shorts/zE3obybh-SM

GRACE IS THE ROPE

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Songs

 

Verse:

E                         E7

This old world is a swamp

A                            A7

my sins, like gators, chomp

E                         E7

at the peace You gave me.

A

You already set me free,

B

so why do I keep going

A

for a leisurely swim

E                   E7        E

in this murky, worldly swamp?

 

(First time through song, go to Chorus. Second time go to Bridge

 

Chorus:

E                         E7

Grace is the rope. Grace is the rope

A

that will pull me outta this swamp.

A7                 A

For my heart, Your blood is the soap

E

that will wash away all my sin.

E                         E7

Grace is the rope. Grace is the rope

A

that will pull me outta this swamp.

 

(First time through song, repeat Verse. Last time time through, go to tag)

 

Bridge:

E7

Grace and mercy dost tromp

A                    B

out all my guilt all my guilt.

 

(return to Chorus)

 

Tag:

E                          E7

Grace is the rope. Grace is the rope.

E7                        E

Grace is the rope. Grace is the rope.

(repeat tag)

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

If you want to hear me play and sing this one go to https://youtu.be/mkgx8_93a_4

 

May you have a blessed day.

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Woe To Me

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Songs

 

Chorus 1:

E                A

Woe to me, I am ruined!

D                          A

For I am a man of unclean lips

E                                         A

and I live among a people of unclean lips,

E                                        D            A

and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty

 

Verse:

D                                       G            A

and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty

G

bleeding upon a cross for me

G7

dying upon a cross for me.

D                                 G           A

my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty

G

sacrifice it all at Calvary.

D                                         G           A

and my ears have heard the King, the Lord Almighty

D                                       G               A

say, “your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for,

G

come see what I have in store

G7

for you, my beloved child.”

D                             G

These words he said, and smiled,

A                                   D

but my heart broke, and I cried

 

(Chorus 1, Chorus 2)

 

 

Chorus 2:

E                A

Woe to me, I am ruined!

D                          A

For I am a man with an unclean heart

E                                           A

and I live among a people with unclean hearts,

E                                        D            A

and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty

A         E

And he forgave me

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by Isaiah 6:5-7.  You can hear it at https://youtu.be/DJyerH-pRP8