He Wants No Less

 He wants no less from us than mercy
 Mercy to each soul that comes along
 Don’t justify your harsh words or your temper
 Give mercy to each one and make them strong
  
 He wants no less from you than grace
 Grace that reaches everyone you meet
 Don’t justify your gossip and backbiting
 Just speak to everyone with words of peace
  
 He wants no less from you than forgiveness
 Forgiveness that will pardon every hurt
 Don’t justify your grudges and complaining
 Forgive each one who troubles your hard heart
  
 He wants no less from you than the truth
 Truth that speaks to everything in life
 Don’t justify your white lies and your fables
 Just speak with words of truth and you’ll survive
  
 He wants no less from you than great love
 Love that surpasses all who see
 Don’t justify your anger and repulsion
 Let love guide every word that you will speak
  
 These things and more we should do each day
 For Jesus came to show us the way
 These are the things He taught us to do
 Not go against them every day
  
 So guard your heart and close your mouth
 Let goodness flow from you
 Let your light shine for all to see
 In all you say and do. 

The Church Will Never Fail

 It stands there tall and stately.  A steeple up on high
 It stands there like a beacon that tries to show the light.
 But in many cases the light does shine no more
 They’ve softened up their preaching and opened up their doors
 .
 No more is Jesus offered as the Savior of the world
 Instead, a social gospel has replaced the given word
 Those who live a sinful lifestyle are told that they can stay
 They don’t have to leave their sin and live the righteous way
  
 It’s a sad testimony that rings around the world
 It’s a sad testimony of our Savior and our Lord
 But one thing that I know, and one thing that is sure
 The church will never fall to the darkness of this world
  
 As dead bones were restored to life before Ezekiel’s eyes
 So, the church will have revival and once again will rise
 We will see the gospel once again touching people’s lives
 As they look up to the cross and see His sacrifice
  
 I’m excited for the future, for what God has in store
 We must all stay vigilant and trust our risen Lord
 He will soon return to take His people home
 Let’s make sure that His church is ready and restored.
  
 Preach the word to all who come across your path
 Be ready to give a reason for the faith that you now have
 Be instant in season and full of praise each day
 This is how you’ll spread the word to those who need His grace
   

I’ll Not Be Led Away

 In the sea of life I am sinking fast 
 The waves are high and the north wind blasts
 I look out and see all the past mistakes and failures
 Then I hear a voice calling out by name
 He says “Son you’re mine do not be ashamed.”
 Then I cry out “Lord, thank you for your grace,”  
  
 I am yours in the morning.  I am yours in the evening
 I am yours in the middle of the day
 I am yours when rejoicing.  I am yours when I’m weeping
 I am yours and I’ll not be led away
 I am yours
  
 There are times when my head is not held high
 I am down and out, cannot testify
 Of the love you have for me in all my weakness
 Then I think about your amazing grace
 And the mercy shown me throughout the day
 Then I lift my head up and thank you for your goodness
  
 I am yours in the morning.  I am yours in the evening
 I am yours in the middle of the day
 I am yours when rejoicing.  I am yours when I’m weeping
 I am yours and I’ll not be led away
 I am yours
  
 What a great day it is when I have Jesus
 What a great day it is when you are near
 I will lift my hands and lift my voice to worship
 And give praise to the one that I adore
  
 I am yours in the morning.  I am yours in the evening
 I am yours in the middle of the day
 I am yours when rejoicing.  I am yours when I’m weeping
 I am yours and I’ll not be led away
 I am yours