Sing A Song

 
 

Sing A Song
By Christine Hare Tate
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Sing a song oh heart of mine
to the One who is divine…
God of mercy, mild and meek,
it’s Your face I daily seek.

With this heart I give You praise,
these little hands to You I raise…
unto Thee oh Lord so fair
guide this vessel everywhere!

Sing a song oh heart on fire
show the world your one desire,
to honor God both day and night,
the only source of truth and light!

Jump for joy oh heart within
to the Lamb who bore my sin…
You died to purchase my salvation,
Praise You Lord of all creation.

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Jesus Is Softly Calling

 
 

Jesus Is Softly Calling
By Tom D Blakely
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Jesus is softly calling
Sinners to come and be forgiven.
God sent His Son to die
For sin He took our place;
When we turn from sin to Christ
We shall be saved by faith.

God in His image made us
To live with Him forevermore.
But we rejected God
Choosing instead to sin;
Now we make our peace with God
Through Christ to be forgiven.

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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
[John 3:16]
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The Living Word

 
 

The Living Word
By Marie C Neubauer
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Blinded eyes, cannot see
God’s Word that sets them free!
‘Foolishness’, many say
Are His words today.

Suffering, needlessly
From all sorts of worry.
Having ears, do not hear
Truths that free them from fear!

Open up blinded eyes
To God that makes us wise.
Till mankind all have heard
Christ is the Living Word…

And accept Him as Lord!

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“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory.
Glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
[John 1:14]
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Pastor Of The Year!

 
 

Pastor Of The Year!
By Tom D Blakely
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O Lord to You in prayer I call:
Who is the greatest of us all?
Surely Lord it must be me
I preach Your word so earnestly?
They say I’m ‘pastor of the year’
According to reports I hear,
But Lord due to my humbleness
I’d rather You confirm my place?

Forgive me Lord, I’m running late
I have a meeting which can’t wait!
I really must be moving on
I know my prayer You will confirm.
You know I’ve so much work to do
And all of it I do for You!
No wonder people think I’m great
Excuse me, for I can’t be late!

God intervened in answered prayer
That stopped the pastor then and there!
The Holy Spirit seized the man
And suddenly he couldn’t stand;
He slowly slid unto his bed
Afraid, and thinking he was dead.
God questioned him about his fear
But Lord, You’ve never been so near!

The Lord replied, “I was, one day,
When you were saved and chose My way.
Now you’ve forgotten who you are
My servant, or some superstar?
For on the night I was betrayed
I gave instruction you ignored.
This was the second time I taught
That you must serve, or are worth nought.”

“I never sought the world’s acclaim
But was a servant to all men.
I washed your feet then died for you
As God commanded me to do.
The greatest Christians you don’t know
They live for Me, not outward show.
But as for you, this much I give
For God’s glory, you shall live.”

“If you sincerely would be great
With godly love, go wash men’s feet.
In secret too, though this is hard
But only then does God reward.
The church today is compromised
So trust God’s word and not man’s lies.
It seems you have your work cut out
But I am with you do not doubt.”

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Greatest Of All
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
[Matthew 20: 25-28]
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Basin & Towel
So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
[John 13:12-17]
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Good Works For God
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
[Matthew 6:1-4]
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Light Of The World

 
 

Light Of The World
By Marie C Neubauer
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My heart is full of praise for you
And gratitude for all you do.
You always make my heart to sing
Light of the World, Savior and King!

With joyfulness I lift my voice
For Lord you make my soul rejoice.
I give you thanks for everything
Light of the World, Savior and King!

Your presence I have come to know
What grace and peace you do bestow.
What happiness and joy you bring
Light of the world, Savior and King!

In you Jesus, no darkness lies
You are the way, the truth and life.
You are the Lord of everything
Light of the World, Savior and King!

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Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world.
Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness
but will have the light of life.”
[John 8:12]
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Nearer To You!

 
 

Nearer To You!
By Tom D Blakely
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Nearer to You
Nearer to You
Lord bless me by Your Spirit
My faith renew
That I might live
For You!

Lost without You
Lost without You
Life soon loses all meaning
My faith renew
That I might live
For You!

Nearer to You
Nearer to You
All to You I surrender
My faith renew
That I might live
For You!

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“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves,
but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
[2 Corinthians 5:15]
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Cast Down O My Soul?

 
 

Cast Down O My Soul?
By Tom D Blakely
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Why are you cast down O my soul?
And how much lower can I feel?

The psalmist’s words ring loud and clear
But bring no comfort to my ear.

It makes no difference what God says
For I am set in my own ways.

God’s Word condemns a lack of faith
Which makes me even more depressed!

God also knows the reasons why
Depression comes, much more than I.

Since God allowed this awful thing
I do not want to talk to Him.

I thought that I could work this out
But I have failed without a doubt.

The more I linger in the mire
The worse I get and that’s for sure!

My illness doctors recognize!
Why is it nothing in God’s eyes?

Perhaps my greatest sin is pride
That’s why in prayer I don’t confide?

Lord tell me that You understand
I really need Your healing hand!

With sin confessed, the Lord draws near
And my depression starts to clear!

Though not completely I must say
Some illnesses don’t go away.

And finally, this I must share
Relief is found through Christ in prayer!

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“Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.”
[Psalm 43:5]
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