5.16.2018

Be Still

Decisions of life abound,
And foes beset us around,
But while the tempest surrounds,
My Saviour whispers to me;

Be still and know that I am God,
And rest your heart in my care,
Though weary, restless, and full of despair,
Be still and know that I am God.

So dark may be the night,
And toilsome is the fight,
The dawn not yet in sight,
My hand is hard to see;

Be still and know that I am God,
And rest your heart in my care,
Though weary, restless, and full of despair,
Be still and know that I am God.

That I am God, Who cares for your soul.
I am God; I am still in control.

Be still and know that I am God,
And rest your heart in my care,
Though weary, restless, and full of despair,
Be still and know that I am God.

5.02.2018

Bring Us Back

Sometimes Your passion grows dim
And burning fires start to fade,
Forgetting what we once had been,
Our prayers are words that we say.
The hidden treasures of Your Word
Lay as gems uncovered by our eyes.
We've wondered far from Your arms, dear Lord,
And given up on the prize.

Bring us back, dear Lord, 
To seek Your face.
Bring us back into Your embrace.
And once again, draw us close to home
'Till Your heartbeat becomes our own.

So blessed we are because of You,
Yet, distracted oft' we be,
Encumbered with all we do,
But loosing sight of Thee.
We boast in service to our King,
Yet our hearts have drifted from Your love.
Restore in us Your song to sing
And turn our eyes above.

Bring us back, dear Lord, 
To seek Your face.
Bring us back into Your embrace.
And once again, draw us close to home
'Till Your heartbeat becomes our own.

4.24.2018

My Simple Sacrifice

The rows of rich and wealthy
Flowed gaily past the stand,
Bestowing gifts of treasure
Of gold and silver grand.
Then, hidden in the great parade,
A lowly woman came,
In quietness and simple faith
She smiled as she gave.

Take my two mites, my simple sacrifice.
Tis all that I have to offer Thee.
With all of my heart, I give you every part,
For that is what You really want of me.

The multitudes had gathered 
On the hillside by the sea,
Seeking for the Savior 
Who had come from Galilee.
But as the day was far spent
A little boy arose,
Not willing just to here the Word,
He brought his little loaves.

I'll give to Christ my simple sacrifice,
Tis all that I have to offer Thee.
With all of my heart, I give you every part,
For that is what You really want of me.

You ask not for great riches,
Nor for feasts from the stall,
Neither great, astounding talent;
You want my very all.

I'll give to Christ my simple sacrifice,
Tis all that I have to offer Thee.
With all of my heart, I give you every part,
For that is what You really want of me.

4.14.2018

The Family Table

The memories flood my mind when I think of yesterday;
My sisters and my brothers at our play,
The tree forts and the kites,
The baseballs and the bikes,
And doing all our chores the right way.
But when the day was done,
And inside we all had come,
The very best of memories was made--

'Round the family table, where the Word of God was read,
We learned of His salvation over beans and cornbread,
Each question was welcome there,
Each heart was shown God's love and care
When we all gathered 'round the family table.

I think back on the times I learned life's greatest things,
About how I could glorify our King.
The pulpit stirred my soul,
Pointed me to the goal,
As I worshipped God beside the redeemed.
But the truths I most remember
Were shared in ways so tender,
When each Sunday afternoon we'd all sing,

And 'round the family table, where the Word of God was read,
We learned of His salvation over beans and cornbread,
Each question was welcome there,
Each heart was shown God's love and care
When we all gathered 'round the family table.

And through the years I find 
That table still in mind 
With echoes coming back to me 
Of laughter and tears 
Of shared joys and fears
It was more to us than bread and meat,
We wanted to be 

Round the family table, where the Word of God was read,
We learned of His salvation over beans and cornbread,
Each question was welcome there,
Each heart was shown God's love and care
When we all gathered 'round the family table.

Father, Hold My Hand

As a Child I had no need to fear
For I knew my father was near,
When some troubling woe would come my way
I would run to him and say,

“Father, here’s my hand, I offer you my hand.
I can’t see, but I know you have a plan.
This life is too big for me to handle on my own,
So, father, hold my hand.

Time is pressing on and life still brings fears
And my way is often unclear,
But my Father in Heaven holds night and day
And I run to Him and say,

“Father, here’s my hand, I offer You my hand.
I can’t see, but I know You have a plan.
This life is too big for me to handle on my own,
So, Father, hold my hand.

I empty myself of my plans and dreams,
Placing them at Your feet,
For Your ways and thoughts are far above mine,
I’m trusting only in Thee.

“Father, here’s my hand, I offer you my hand.
I can’t see, but I know you have a plan.
This life is too big for me to handle on my own,
So, father, hold my hand.

Little One

Little one, little one, I held you in my womb,
Little one, little one, for you my heart has room.
Firstfruits of my only love,
Sweetest gift from God above,
Little one, my darling babe, you are my treasure.

Little one, little one, with smallest hands and toes,
Little one, little one, with tiny ears and nose,
God, He fashioned every part,
For Him keep a tender heart,
Little one, my darling babe, you are my treasure.

Little one, little one, I laugh to see you play,
Little one, little one, oh learn to work and pray.
As you’re growing, I’ll grow too,
As you learn I’ll learn with you,
Little one, my darling babe, you are my treasure.

Little one, little one, the days are hast’ning on,
Little one, little one, soon you’ll be grown and gone.
take to heart the words I teach,
In your life the Gospel preach,
You’ll always be my darling babe; you are my treasure.

Mommy, Are Your Watching Me

Playing in the floor was my little baby boy,
Gently cooing fondly o’re his toy,
Then I heard his struggling effort 
And I glanced up just in time
To see my boy roll over
Then his tiny eyes met mine;

“Mommy, are you watching me?
I rolled over, did you see?
I know there are much bigger things
That could capture your attention,
But, Mommy, are you watching me?”

The months passed by, and then, one ordinary day,
My baby boy slowly made his way
Across the room and then with care
He stood and walked a baby mile,
And as he reached the end he met me
With his biggest smile.

“Mommy, are you watching me?
I can walk now, did you see?
I know there are much bigger things 
That could capture your attention,
But, Mommy, are you watching me?”

The years passed swiftly by, and soon my little man could
Ride a bike and whittle on some would.
Then, one day, I heard a shout
And peering through the window,
My young man drove into the lane,
He wanted me to know;

“Mommy, are you watching me?
I can drive now, did you see?
I know there are so many other things
that could capture your attention,
But, Mommy, are you watching me?”

Then one day I saw my boy become a man
As he proudly made his vows and held her hand.
I watched their love abound 
And in not to long at all,
I smiled as I took the phone,
Received his happy call;

“Mommy, are you watching me?
I’m a daddy, did you see?
You’ve always made me feel that I was
Worth all of your attention,
Still, Mommy, are you watching me?

Mommy, are you watching me?
I’m a man, don’t you see?
From your eyes I find the courage
And the strength to be strong.
Oh, Mommy, are you watching me?”