Monthly Archives: May 2015

Green Fields

Green Fields

As the sun slowly rose
You called me from my slumber
To walk again with You
Along the comfortable path
I’ve walked so many times
Yet there at the end
You called me on
To where my feet went further
Than my heart had planned

There the blue skies
Beyond the trees above
Took away the pain
And at the end I found
The green fields You promised
And there I let go
Of this cold steel rail
That I’ve held on to
For far too long

Hope You Give

Hope You Give (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

I was down
you picked me up
I was gone
You brought me back
From out on the brink
You gave me life
So now I rejoice
In the hope You give

So then we walked
In the strength You gave
Although I stumbled
You never let me fall
Sheltering me from the storm
So here I pray
With my continuing thanks
For the hope You give

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

From The Dark

From The Dark (Daniel 10:19)

There you sit in the dark
I see your soul
Shivering in weakness
Overcome by fear
Afraid to show
The pain upon your heart

Know you are precious
And know you are mine
You have my strength
And I give you my peace
For I am with you
So let go of your fear

So bring your pain
And bring your brokenness
Sing them to me
In your prayers from the dark
There I will lift them from you
And bring the light once again

Daniel 10:19

Daniel 10:19

Came The Day

Came The Day (Romans 6:6)

Who I was
Cried out in his pain
Who I was
Need it all to end
Then came the day
That who I had become
Died along with You
You did this for me
Took the pain
Upon Yourself
So I could walk free
No longer a slave
To the sin that bound me
Dominated and defeated me
So now I stand free
Because You paid the price
Upon the cross for me

Romans 6:6

Romans 6:6

The Banquet & The Door

The Banquet & The Door (Revelation 3:20)

In my shadows
Your light
Fell upon the door
Behind which I heard Your call
With the rhythm of Your knock
I found the strength
To throw wide the door
In You walked
And You sit with me
At the banquet
I could never deserve
Yet Your grace is greater
Your mercy unbounded
So here I can sit
With the humble food
I bring to the table
Made plentiful in Your presence
Made perfect by Your love

Revelation 3:20

Revelation 3:20

Breaking The Links Of Glass

Breaking The Links Of Glass (Psalm 107:13-14)

With a silent cry
From a darkened room
No sound I made
Just the screams in my heart
Crying louder
Than the voices in my head
From a troubled life
You pulled me
From where I hid
In my prison of glass

Drawing me from the dark
Breaking the chains
Those links of glass
That held me in those shadows
So now I stand free
My cry no longer silent
Now my heart sings
A song of Your praise
For the freedom
Your grace gifted me

Psalm 107:13-14

Psalm 107:13-14

Peace I Found

Peace I Found (Isaiah 26:3)

When I was lost
Alone
And so afraid
When the bottle
Kept me caged
And I failed
To lay my head
I came to You
Calling Your name
In the night
And I placed in You my trust

From that night
You cleared this mind
Of the fear
Isolation
And shame
Peace I found
Your perfect peace
Even in my world
Filled with chaos
You calmed my storms
And sheltered me

So now I live
Free at last
From the beast
That held me caged
Now in my heart
Is the peace
You placed with me
And now I will live
With my trust in You
Forever

Isaiah 26:3

Isaiah 26:3

Who Am I?

Who Am I? (1 Chronicles 29:11)

Who am I?
Without You here
What can I achieve?
Without Your strength

Your greatness Lord
Lifts me up
Your glory Lord
Shines with every victory

Who am I?
That You rescued me
And brought me here
To Your Kingdom Lord

For Yours is all
Of Heaven and Earth
And we the children praise Your name
Exalted above all

1 Chronicles 29:11

1 Chronicles 29:11

His Word

His Word

This I can’t describe
His word is beyond beauty
A greater light than you can find
His word invades my soul
Rebuilding the brokenness of my heart
An empty being
Filled once and forever
For this life within His word

NOTE:
I drafted this last Sunday morning during worship practice, based on an idea I had earlier in the morning.  It was originally just one verse that was to part of a bigger piece, but this was all that I had written.  Then things went a little dark and I abandoned it and wrote “Blackened Mind”.

I found this draft on my phone this morning, once more during worship practice, I attempted to try finishing it, but in the end abandoned the changes and left it just as I had written last week, it seemed to work that way.