You’ll Never Leave My Side

 If I climb the highest mountain or cross the valley low
 I know that you’ll be with me wherever I may go
 If I travel cross the ocean to a land far way
 I know that you’ll be there to guide me on my way
  
 If I dive into the depths of the deepest sea
 I know you’ll go before me and meet my every need
 If I travel to the stars or walk upon the moon
 You’ll never leave my side because it says so in your word
  
 You’ll never leave my side.  You’ll never leave my side
 When I’m troubled, you are there to guide me through
 You’ll never leave my side.  You’ll always lead and guide
 If I will merely take the time to listen to you.
  
 Even though I seem to walk through shadows at times
 I know you’re right there with me, beside me all the time
 Even though the clouds my seem to block out all the light
 I know you’ll be victorious in every single fight
  
 You’re there when I am lonely
 You’re there when I’m in pain
 You’re there when I have fallen down to pick me up again
 You’re there in deepest sorrow
 You’re there when I have failed
 You’re there when I am far away to bring me back again
  
 You’ll never leave my side.  You’ll never leave my side
 When I’m troubled, you are there to guide me through
 You’ll never leave my side.  You’ll always lead and guide
 If I will merely take the time to listen to you 

The Dream

 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.
   

The Beauty of the Cross

 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
   

New Roads

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 

God Knows

 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