This Time

Last time I walked away
My faith was to weak to stand
My hope swallowed up in pride
Did not feel you by my side

Last time I didn’t hear
Your voice whisper in my ear
My love for you dwindled cold
I forgot the mercies of old

But that was last time, and it is gone
This is now and your love has won

This time I’ll stand by you
This time my faith is true
This time I’ll trust in you
Because you came through every time

There’ll be no more last times
Because I know that you are mine
This time I’m on solid ground
Because with your love you surround

Lord of my days and nights
Keep me ever close to your light
Let the last times disappear
So that this time your voice is clear
Help me see that you’re always near
Help me feel your sweet love so dear
Help me know the peace and good cheer
Of this time.

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.
   

He Will Do This

 Will He clear me a path through the river?
 Will He calm the raging storm?
 Will He cast off my burden of sin?
 He will do this and so much more!
  
 Will He all of my diseases?
 Will He deliver me out of harms way? 
 Will He be my refuge and fortress?
 He will do this and more today
  
 CHORUS
 He will do it today because He’s done it before
 He will be there for me when I’m losing the war
 He will bring victory in the midst of the storm
 He will do all of this and so much more
  
 Will He guide me through valleys of doubt?
 Will He light up the darkness in me?
 Will He wash me was white as snow?
 He will do this for you and for me
  
 CHORUS
 
 BRIDGE
 He will shut lion’s mouths, open up prison doors
 He will part rivers wide, knock down the walls
 He will be in the furnace, He will be in the flood
 He will stop up the rain and then start it again
 He will die on a cross to take all your sin
 He will roll back the stone and rise again
  
  I will praise Him (Repeat 4 times)
  
 CHORUS