Strong And Mighty Hands

(verse 1)

I love God’s strong and mighty hands
Which hold the world in place
Which chooses paths for distant stars
And sun and moon through space
Through awesome deeds He shows to all
The greatness of His power
Yet gentle is His hand to form
The frail and fragile flower

(verse 2)

I love God’s strong and mighty hands
Which far above my sight
Are shielding me from dark designs
And strongholds of the night
When that vile accuser
threatens wrath and deadly peril
the breastplate of His righteousness
withstands the flaming arrow

(verse 3)

I love God’s strong and mighty hands
Which train my hands for war
A warfare won through prayer and praise
And by a two-edged sword
A sword that claims again the ground
The evil one has taken
The word that drives him far away
To regions long forsaken

(verse 4)

I love God’s strong and mighty hands
Lord, rise and grip Your sword
Come cast this present darkness down
And Paradise restore
Until that Day with hearts aflame
We’ll march with one endeavor
To raise the cry that demon’s fear
Lord Jesus reigns forever

From A Wound In His Side

The Father’s heart was longing for His Son
To find Him a companion He could love
But the search came with a price
He’d pay it with His life
He decided that the cost was worth the prize

The deadly cup arrived one bitter day
His great heart of compassion was betrayed
And the Bride He loved so dear
Turned away with doubt and fear
In His broken heart a soldier thrust a spear

(chorus)

From a wound in His side the heart in Him was taken
And given to the one that He loved
He gave it all for His Bride for one day she’d be ready
He’d return and always have her by his side

The three days He was gone she grieved and mourned
But a lovely virgin Bride was being formed
Then He rose to take her hand
Gave her grace to help her stand
Now she knows her wedding Day is close at hand

(repeat chorus)

(ending)

She’d prepare so she’d be ready
She was longing for the wedding
He’d come back and find her ready
Forever by His side

There Must Be A Reason

When troubles weigh me down
I toss and turn with doubt
What I expected vanished like a mist
I find myself perplexed
afraid what might come next
and wonder if my faith will stand the test
‘till I remember this. . . .

(chorus)

There must be a reason, oh there has to be
That makes sense of the things I’m going through
It’s only but a season things will be this way
God is just too good; true and wise
Some day the explanation; I’ll see it with my eyes
Until then I’ll just keep believin’
For with God there must be a reason

If I could grow so tall
Up to heaven, I’d see it all
One moment there my puzzle would be solved
So may I live right now
Full of hope; free from doubt
Trusting Him ‘till the mystery’s resolved
Lord, I stand in awe. . .

(chorus)

There must be a reason, oh there has to be
That makes sense of the things I’m going through
It’s only but a season things will be this way
God is just too good; true and wise
Some day the explanation; I’ll see it with my eyes
in His time; in His time, in His time
Until then I’ll just keep believin’
For with God there must be a reason

Watchman Oh Watchman

(chorus)

Watchman, oh watchmen
How far gone is the night?
How long ‘till the dawning of the Day?
Watchman, oh watchmen
How far gone is the night?
How long ‘till the dawning of the Day?

(verse 1)

The bell now tolls earth’s final hour
The pangs of birth; they now increase
The wine press overflows where grapes of wrath are stored
The knob, it slowly turns: He’s at the door

(repeat chorus)

(verse 2)

The final soul shall soon be saved
The dawn shall bring that fearsome Day
God’s children free at last; nevermore a lonesome song
Safely home near Him where we belong

(repeat chorus)

Finally Home

It all began; I heard Him calling
I understood so little then
Through the years it’s been unfolding
Now the light seems brighter up ahead
There the road will make just one more bend
Soon these weary feet will rest and then. . .
My final step; my final breath
Finally home

I’m pressing toward one great encounter
This worm shall be a butterfly
This faltering voice as strong as thunder
Then the Friend Whose loved me all along
Shall unveil the place where I belong
All this and more is waiting just beyond. . .
My final step, my final breath
Then finally home

My final step; a mere beginning
My final breath; a chapter closed
All sorrow past; all joy before me
Endless wonders yet to be explored
In His right hand pleasures evermore
‘till then I’ll serve Him ‘till I reach that shore
With every step; with every breath
‘till finally home

My final step, my final breath
Finally home

Turn The Heart

The three of them were silent as the table cloth was spread
No silverware was laid on the place mat at the head
Oh momma, I’m sure feeling sad
Oh dear momma can we pray for Dad?

Hours away the road signs say another lonely mile
The memory of the three of them that used to make me smile
And oh, I’d love to turn this car around
But oh, my pride makes it hard right now
But oh I feel something lifting off of me
the heavy hand of sorrow draws away
Lord, I’m turning this old car around
Help me now, I’d like to pray. . . .

(chorus)

Turn the heart of this father
To his son, wife and daughter
Then perhaps they’ll feel inclined
To turn their hearts toward mine
Burn the bridge of unforgiveness
Cross the ridge toward love and kindness
Once again let laughter fill the air
Lead me home and keep me there

Children need a father like a flower needs the earth
A father’s word can strengthen them and help them find their worth
Oh how we all need a guiding hand
Someone to listen who will understand
Let me be that man. . .    (repeat chorus)

(final chorus)

Turn the hearts of all the fathers
To their sons, wives and daughters
Then perhaps the love they feel
Will help this land to be healed
Let this be the generation
that turns the heart of this nation
May the Father in heaven now impart
The Love we need to turn our hearts

Did You Learn How To Love?

{verse 1)

There’s only a few questions worth the asking
just a few decisions worth your time
When it comes to your own heart
one question stands apart from all the others
determines who you are

(chorus)

Did you learn how to love?
Did you dig beneath the surface
and mine that vein of gold
the treasure found in souls?
did you choose the best part?
Did you give to them your heart?
Did you lay down your desires for souls?
Did you learn how to love?

(verse 2)

We don’t know the day we’ll stand before Him
But soon enough we’ll look straight in His eyes
They’ll be nothing we can hide
About the way we lived our lives
For we must answer this great question of all time

(repeat chorus)

Long Hard Valley

(verse 1)

Brian lost his legs in battle; the bullets and the shrapnel
Had forced on him a different war requiring all his nerve
He chose to be a teacher to this world’s disabled creatures
Lifeless limbs attached to lonely lives were the ones he lived to serve
Strange how some folk felt so awkward when his wheelchair came in view
But his presence brought fresh hope to those who thought their lives were through

(chorus)

he had passed through a fork in the road
he chose Love as the right way to go
he made tea from bitter leaves; added honey; added cream
Would not let trouble steal his dreams
his season of suffering would prove what a long hard valley could do

(verse 2)

When Jason lost his daughter that poor heart-broken father
Drug one foot past the other down a lonely path of grief
Several years later sorrow struck Jason’s neighbor
as the hearse took their son away, no words could bring relief
Jason stood near by in silence and brought what words could not provide
That veteran of sorrow had what heaven prescribed

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)

Some One walks beside you through your long hard valley
His Love turns all to good for you
Your troubles will make you better; or they’ll just make you bitter
Come on up to Love’s point of view

(chorus)

. . .so when you pass through a fork in the road
choose Love as the right way to go
make tea from bitter leaves; add some honey; add some cream
don’t let your trouble steal his dreams
Your season of suffering will prove what a long hard valley can do

He Has Overcome

(verse 1)

Christ leads me through no darker rooms
than He went through before
he that to God’s Kingdom comes
must enter by that door
this world like tundra; bleak and bare
we brace the northern chill
the demons line our pilgrim path
to steal, destroy and kill

(chorus)

Our Master said we would not
Be strangers to trouble
We must enter His Kingdom
Through trials and tribulations
But He has overcome
He has overcome
He has overcome the world

(verse 2)

Though Satan’s fist be hard and cruel
His wrath on you be hurled
Fear not, his head was crushed by One
Who overcame the world
His lies and threats may storm your heart
Temptation like a flood
But in your weakness trample him
By Jesus’ precious blood

(verse 3)

O pilgrim lift your eyes to see
The campfire up ahead
Where Jesus meets you with a meal
Your daily meat and bread
But soon the campfire will turn to gold
Your wrestling turn to rest
Your pain to pleasure; grief to joy
You’ll know God’s way was best

(chorus)

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from Whom all the blessings flow
Praise Him all you creatures here below
Praise him up above ye heavenly host
Praise the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Halleluiah, Amen, Halleluiah, Amen

Praise God, let His worship rise forever
Praise Him, let it never cease, no never
Praise Him loud and strong so all can hear it
Praise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Halleluiah, Amen, Halleluiah, Amen

I Am An Eagle

(verse 1)

What I eat is what I will become; There’s food that makes me weak
food that makes me strong so give me words, words of Jesus
Words of the living God; I’ll eat the scroll; I’ll eat it whole

What I think is what I really am; My vision can be small
or I can understand
that I am seated with Jesus in heavenly realms above
I see my life through His eyes of love

(chorus)

By faith I am an eagle
By faith I have wings
In Christ I can do all things
By faith I can soar up where the wind is strong
Near Jesus; that’s where I belong
In Christ; I am strong

(verse 3)

What I say can curse or it can bless
My words can impart life; or they can impart death
So give me love, give me wisdom to guard the things I say
May every word be seasoned with grace

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)

These wings have lifted me to the mountain of the Lord
I found the tree of Life:  my youth is being restored
I refuse to listen to the lies anymore
I believe what God has said
I’m alive my past is dead
The prophet says that I was made
to soar

Finally Home  -  lyrics

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