Friday, 21 December 2012

What will you do?

Oh what will you do when our Lord returns
if you've turned a deaf ear to His word

oh what can you say to the Son of God
can you say friend that you've never heard?



Can you say you've not known that we've all gone astray
in our sins it's as if we were dead
that the curse brought on Adam for turning away
we've inherited just as God said?

Even now God still loves us saying 'Turn and repent'
from all things that you know are sin
For the time now is short and the door soon will close
on this world........... so make sure that you're in

'For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive'
                                                           1 Corinthians ch. 15 v.22

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Love lies bleeding

 
He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation, for in Him all things were created, in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities, or authorities - all things were created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is the head of the body, the church, He is the beginning, the first born from the dead, that in everything He might be pre-eminent.  For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in Heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.                                                                                         
 
Colossions ch.1 vs. 15 - 20
 
 

 
 
 


 
Love lies bleeding

Love lies bleeding on a hill
alone and far away
for the blood of Christ shed on that cross
is still poured out today
To God there is no passing time
only a way to be
This the reason Jesus came
to save both you and me
And if you say 'We're not in chains
why need we be set free?'
just look around this present world
and tell me what you see
Do you see greed enticing man
to murder, rob and cheat
while anger, lust and envy
are roaming every street?
And where a soul lies crying
alone and in despair
do you turn away while saying
'Doesn't anybody care?'
Strong chains of sin and selfishness
are now binding all mankind
and only God's great sacrifice
can bring you peace of mind
Yes love lies bleeding on a hill
yet not so far away
for the love of Jesus .......flowing still
is just a prayer away


No longer a veil between God and you
the curtain of old has been torn in two
no more need you suffer with pain and strife
because of the sins that control your life
For Jesus was crucified in our place
and instead of the curse we now have God's grace
So step through the veil, leave the sins of the flesh
be born of God's Spirit and start afresh

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by His grace as a gift, through redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by His blood, to be received by faith.  This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins, it was to prove at the present time that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies him who has faith in Jesus.

Romans ch.3 vs. 21 - 26

Sunday, 4 November 2012

He is risen

'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'  John ch. 1 v.29

                                                             HE
                                          IS  
                                      RISEN
                                                                    
                            HERE   IS   SIN
            
 'You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.'   Colossians ch.2 vs13,14
 
 I look around the world and see
whole nations in distress
growing camps of refugees
full of hopelessness
I used to think that this was fate 
the way we all must die
because the world was full of hate
but this was Satan's lie
The words 'Forgive them Father
for they know not what they do'
came to my ears when I was lost
and you can hear them too
Just turn your eyes to Jesus
who hung there on that tree
He took the shame and torture
to save both you and me

'For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.                   John ch. 3 v.17



'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 
                                                                                          1 Corinthians ch.15 v.22
 
   
 
'And their sins and iniquities I will remember no more.  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.                        
                                                                                          Hebrews ch. 10 vs 17,18
 
 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

I know this is so




I know of a comforter

I know of a comforter, One who will care
a bearer of burdens - who's able to share
the sorrows and woes of a lonely life
of emptiness, worry, fear and strife

'And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive ........ 
                                                                                                                       John ch. 14 vs. 16,17


I know of a healer, One who will send
a blessing of power - your life to mend
with greater authority than mere man
not only a king, but 'a King who can'

'But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings ......
                                                                                                                      Malachi ch. 4 v.2


I know of a Saviour, One who will bless
everyone who believes with tenderness
to replace darkest night with light of day
a Saviour who turns not one soul away

'Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God ......
                                                                                                                             1 John ch.5 v.5


I know of a warrior, fearless and calm
under His protection you'll come to no harm
and the reason I know that these things are so?
He came into my life a long time ago

'Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse!  He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.'                                                                                                            Revelation ch.19 v.11





Monday, 24 September 2012

Seek the Lord while He may be found


                                                                                                               
What's happening to humanity? 
The world has lost it's sanity,
now everything is vanity.
GOD HELP US ALL!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is no peace in this world for it is full of strife
and it is death - that which you call life
there is no peace on this Earth .... can't you see
the only peace on this Earth is the peace you will find in me
Open up your heart for I am knocking at its door
open up your heart my child and you will see evil no more
 
'Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.'
 
Rev. ch.5 v.20


Harvest time

...... Men's hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the Earth:            Luke ch.21 v.26

Oh gentle giant, spinning orb
what lies ahead for thee
what madness of man's intellect
is forming ...... soon to be
Is blindness now the quality
one has to have to rule
and has responsibility
passed over to the fool

Oh globe of beauty, work of God
what happened ..... what went wrong?
what caused the soil to putrefy
what stilled the blackbird's song?
Somewhere there lies a sickness
a deadly, seething sore
that's spreading over all the Earth
destroying ...... more and more

Oh treasure in darkness
what is sown you now reap
as your pine beard is shaved from your face
In repentance and sorrow
will your rivers weep
as you hurl to your fate in disgrace

'And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed' 2 Peter ch.3 v.7


Royal Wedding

There's a Royal wedding approaching
and I'm getting very excited
the guest list is never ending
for the whole of mankind is invited

With this marriage you'll share an inheritance
not of silver and gold from this Earth
It's God's wisdom and knowledge and peace of mind
you'll inherit along with new birth

God has things in store unimaginable
of which you will never have heard
when you drink of His Holy Spirit
as you're washed by His pure Holy Word

So take up this invitation
Be God's guest at His Son's wedding feast
and you'll share in the Father's promise
of a future where death will have ceased

'Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying 'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.....'  Matt. ch.22 v.1-3

Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.  Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'  So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.   Matt. ch.22 vs. 8-10


GOD IS CALLING

God is calling, God is calling, God is calling everyone
to the wedding, to the wedding, to the wedding of His Son
you're all invited to the feast to be God's honoured guest
yes God is calling everyone into His holy rest

The Lord's returning, He's returning, coming in His Father's power
no one knows when He's arriving, it could be this very hour
He's coming for His church on Earth, He's coming for His bride
the door is closing to the world - make sure that you're inside

God is saying, God is saying, God is saying to everyone
'Come into my place of safety - purchased by my precious Son
Come drink my wine of holiness, come eat my bread of grace
The Spirit and the bride say come.... step in and take your place

Then the angel said to me 'Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb', and he added 'These are the true words of God'.
                                                                                                                   Revelation ch.19 v.9

Monday, 17 September 2012

My name is Jesus



My name is Jesus

My name is Jesus I came to Earth
to tell mankind of second birth
to tell of grace abounding free
to all who put their trust in me

My name is Jesus I came to save
to lift the weary from death's grave
to grant forgiveness for their sin
to all who would but let me in

My name is Jesus I come with love
the kind that comes from God above
a love eternal .... tested, tried
for I am the One they crucified

My name is Jesus I come with power
to save you in this final hour
I bring salvation .... don't refuse
It's life or death - which will you choose?


'For God sent the Son into the world, not to
condemn the world, but that the world
might be saved through Him.'  John ch.3 v.17



Ask and it shall be given

Where are you Lord - where are You Jesus
where are You Lord ? ...... hear my cry

I'm right here beside you - my name is Jesus
I'm right here beside you ...... I hear you cry

Then why have You not helped me - helped me in my struggle
why have You not helped me ...... why oh why?

When did you ask me to help you in your struggle
when did you ask me - when did you cry?

Lord I have not asked You to help me in my struggle
Lord I have not asked You ...... I don't know why 

Then ask and it shall be given
seek and you will find Me
knock and the door will open
to you child

Ask and it shall be given
seek and you will find Me
knock and the door will open
to you child .......


No other name under Heaven

No other name under Heaven has authority to save
no other name but Jesus can lift you from the grave
Not another name under Heaven can bring peace in times of strife
there is no other name but Jesus that can give eternal life
So hear .... the Master calls you, the time is very short
turn away now from all wickedness - your freedom has been bought
God heard Jesus plea for us - up from the grave He rose
The door to life is open ....... but soon it's going to close

'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.'
                                                                                               1 Corinthians ch.15 v.22




Thursday, 6 September 2012

Have you heard?


Get into the boat child

Sometimes it is as if I am swimming in deep water, exhausted, whilst my Father is rowing a boat alongside me saying, 'Get into the boat child, let me take you to your destination.'



 
 
Have you heard about God's Son who gave His life for everyone
who suffered there at Calvary that you and I might be set free?
Belief in Him will bring release from all that robs you of your peace
So just reach out and take His hand, don't build your house upon the sand
the door will open if you knock .... then you can build upon the ROCK
 
 

'Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will gve you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.'
 
Matthew ch.11 vx.28-30
 
 
 
The sinner's prayer 
 
You didn't come for the righteous - for the sheep as white as snow
the ones that are whole and healthy - who know which way to go
No Lord You came for the sinner - the sheep that went astray
You came to guide him back to God along the narrow way
 
 
Lord here stands a sinner, a lonely child of the night
I walk the paths of darkness where there is no guiding light
my feet are bruised and bleeding as I stumble down life's track
the brambles cut across my flesh....  there's no coat upon my back
My hands are torn and calloused as they push aside each thorn
my clothes give no protection, - they are tattered and worn
 
I'm lost in my inheritance of pain and misery
Lord I call upon Your name ..... Jesus save me!
 
 
The Lord's reply
 
'I hear you child ' says Jesus - ' your cry is in my ears
my heart is burning with your pain, my face wet with your tears
these feet have felt your bruises - my hands were torn for you
those thorns were laid upon my head, my stripes were for you too
 
Yes child I hear you calling from your dark and miry grave
'twas for this very reason that God sent me to save
So lift your eyes my lost one, don't look at earthly things
look to the Son of Righteousness - there's healing in my wings
 
Don't bear your heavy burdens and remain among the dead
I came two thousand years ago and bore them in your stead
Just look towards your Saviour, I'll be your guiding light
cast your cares upon your Lord - your God for you will fight
 
and I'll give you a garment, a new coat for your back
You'll wear my robe of righteousness...... to save you from attack.'
 
'For I am come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'   Matthew ch.9 v.13