I dreamed there was a king who came from far away He left His throne and palace but told no one his plan The people who did serve Him did not know who he was So they wondered and they marveled at the things done by his hand He gave to them his riches for no reason they could see He gave to them a feeling that someone really cared Eventually he told them who he was and why he came Some believed his story but others laid some snares They didn’t like the fact that this so-called king had come They had ruled the masses and their power was immense But now the common people followed him and all he said They just had to destroy him and their feeling was intense Finally, they caught him telling all he was the king They plotted his destruction so they could rule again As he lay dying by their hands, he said a final word He forgave their madness and then he said amen I went and told a friend about the dream that I just had He said that sounds familiar and he pulled out an old book He told me I should read a little portion of the words So, I took the book and opened it so I could take a look John told of a Savior, Matthew of a king Luke told lots of stories and Mark told of His life I learned the King of Kings had come to earth to die I learned that He walked among men before he bled and died I learned He said forgive them for all that they have done I learned He was not just a man, but God’s begotten Son I thought to myself that day why one would not believe In a King that came from heaven to transform even me I was His biggest sceptic, yet He chose to set me free Now I’ll live in heaven for all eternity. If you think my dream is silly, then please go read the book His story is all written for you to clearly see If you’ll open up your heart and choose to let Him speak You will find that Jesus loves you just as He loves me.
It stands there so stately at the front of the church Clean and lit up for all to see We look to that cross and sing all our hymns The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace But we don't see the agony, the heartache and pain That was nailed to that cross on that fateful day We think the cross is pretty and clean But the cross that He bore was deadly and mean We think of mercy and grace so sweet We think of love and forgiveness of sin We often forget the suffering and loss The blood is the real beauty of the cross The blood that was shed from His hands and His feet The blood that dropped down from the thorns on His head The blood that poured out from the scars on His back His blood shed for me was the beauty of the cross The blood shed for healing The blood shed for me The blood shed for salvation His glorious blood The blood of my Savior The blood of my Lord The blood of God's son Given for us. We think of mercy and grace so sweet We think of love and forgiveness of sin We often forget the suffering and loss The blood is the real beauty of the cross The blood that was shed from His hands and His feet The blood that dropped down from the thorns on His head The blood that poured out from the scars on His back His blood shed for me was the beauty of the cross
I've been walking my own way way to long It seems that this comfort is where i belong I dare not try to go a new way But God is calling to step out in faith I have to admit that I'm scared just a bit I've grown so accustomed to this life I live He calls me to new roads that will take me far Away from this life that I've traveled so far Oh, God of wonder how can this be That you would have plans for little old me I'm noone special. I have no degrees Yet out of the darkness you gave called me You've called me to walk by your side every day To not be afraid of what might come my way You've called me to step out to.places unknown To walk by your side as you make me your own Oh God of wonder, how can I be sure That this is your voice. That this is your word? I've followed you more than half of my life And I've always tried to heed your advise But where you are calling me seems quite a stretch I think to myself that I'm not ready yet Then I hear your voice and I know that it's you Saying this is the plan that has waited for you Oh God of wonder, I will take heed I will now walk wherever you lead It's only by faith I can do as I'm told Only by faith can I walk this new road
When the rain seems to fall within and without Or the pain is so bad you just want to shoot When life just seems to kick you around God knows When friends all around you are leaving your side And loneliness seems to always abide When your feeling restless and just want to hide God knows God knows your hurting God knows your pain God sees your heartache He understands Call out to Jesus. Tell Him your need He will be there to give you peace When life seems to deal one final blow And you’re feeling down with no place to go Just lift up your face to the one who knows Lift up your hands to the one who knows Lift up your eyes to the one who knows God knows. God knows. God knows God knows your hurting God knows your pain God sees your heartache He understands Call out to Jesus. Tell Him your need He will be there to give you peace
Cry to the Lord with your prayers He hears you wherever you are Tell Him your plans and your dreams He’ll take you to the stars Do you need healing today? Is your body in sickness or pain? Cry out to Him and be healed He’ll cover you with His grace Do you need direction today? Do you seek to know His will? Cry out and ask Him to lead Then just be quiet and still. Do you need deliverance today? Does sin have a hold on you? Repent and turn from your way My God will rescue you Do you need understanding today For decisions that you may face? Trust that the Spirit will come With words of assurance and grace He hears every word you say He knows every trial and test Just wait on the Lord and be still Your prayers always bring His best.