Eve

Oh, my wicked, wayward heart—Not in paradise content!Though I had a perfect start,From the garden I’ve been sent.Why? Because I couldn’t stayFrom forbidden fruit away.   One command was all I had,One fruit only not to eat.How could I have failed so bad,Fully blinded by deceit?Now I suffer for the sinMy temptation got us in. […]

Hagar

Sarah can’t conceive a baby     By the usual means of life,So she willingly suggested      I become a second wife. Being given to her husband,     Hopes in me materialized,And I’m hardly to be censured,     If my mistress is despised. I have always done her bidding,     Meekly served along her side.Who […]

Jonathan

A man of God in his own right,Who walked by faith and not by sight,The battles of the Lord he foughtAnd victory to the nation brought,For Jonathan had this in view:God saves by many or by few. When David came upon the sceneAnd slew the giant Philistine,A servant he became to Saul,Accepted in the sight […]

Quietness

2 Chronicles 20:17In quietness and confidence,            Your strength shall be.While standing in the battlefield,            Salvation see.You needn’t fear nor be dismayed—            The Lord is HeWho fights for you and promises            Prosperity. The beauty of His holiness            Calls out for praise.Though the approaching enemy            An ambush lays,God’s mercy evermore endures            In glorious ways,And quietly His mighty […]

True Surrender

Sinless was our Lord’s request    To have the cup pass by Him —

Left Alone

Left alone as night draws on, Left alone — but not to sleep —    

Trust in the Lord

  It’s better to trust in the Lord than in men, ‘Cause people will fail you again and again.

My God Is There

In all the changing scenes of life; In times of peace; in times of strife,

Shade

Oh, Lord, if You would shelter me       With some sweet second cause —

My Wings

My wings, my wings, I’ve felt them grow.      They’re made to fly, I know,

Hiding From The Truth

To live out your life in delusion,       And hide from the truth and the facts; To live out your life in delusion,       And hide from the truth and the facts; While seeming to lessen your sorrow,       Your sorrow it only protracts. To build on a shaky foundation,       Convincing yourself that it’s […]

God Over All

Sometimes the things I see or hear     Wake feelings deep inside, Sometimes the things I see or hear      Wake feelings deep inside, And make old mem’ries reappear      That I had tried to hide. The buried thoughts thus brought to mind      That time cannot erase Give pain I’d […]

Man’s Intention

Man, I know your heart’s intention       Is to always love your wife;  Man, I know your heart’s intention       Is to always love your wife; Give her strength and truth and passion       Through your years of wedded life. But you thought it would be easy;     […]

It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter what may come my way; It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say; August 6, 2009 It doesn’t matter what may come my way; It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say; It doesn’t matter what reproach I bear, What other people think, or how they fare,                            I cast my care on You. […]

Hope in the Darkness

When all is black, there’s still a light That makes the deepest valley bright; April 16, 2009 When all is black, there’s still a light That makes the deepest valley bright; There’s still a purpose to believe, A Rock to which my soul can cleave. When passion reigns, and reason flies, And dark confusion clouds […]

Thou Knowest

That I’ve clung unto they word, More than food thy voice preferred; Job 23: 8 – 12   That I’ve clung unto thy word, More than food thy voice preferred; That my feet have kept thy way, From thy steps refused to stray,       Thou knowest.   Though I find not what I’ve sought, Though […]

Strength

 He’ll put strength in me. He whose voice could still the waves, He is still the one who saves,            He’ll put strength in me. Though a weak and faltering saint, I am worn and feeling faint,            He’ll put strength in me. Though I grovel in the dirt, He won’t touch me for my […]

Settle My Soul

No one on earth understands my distress; Nor of my burdens does anyone guess. No one on earth understands my distress; Nor of my burdens does anyone guess. I, for myself, hardly know my own heart; Scarcely can sort my emotions apart. Only my God knows the anguish I feel. He is the one unto […]

Perfect in Grace

Perfect in holiness,          Perfect in grace, Perfect in holiness,          Perfect in grace, Saviour who pities me,         Show me thy face. Men may think ill of me, Friends prove untrue to me; Closer I draw to thee,         Grant thy embrace. Little I understand        How it can be, Perfect in holiness,        […]

Keep me, Lord

Keep me, Lord, by your side; my own ways I resign, And I want to abide as a branch in the vine.  John 15   Keep me, Lord, by your side; my own ways I resign, And I want to abide as a branch in the vine. With your glory my goal, and your purpose […]

Light on the Inside

Though nothing looks the brighter;               My path is still the same,   Though nothing looks the brighter;               My path is still the same, My God, I want to thank You               And praise Your holy name. Dark clouds are all around me;               No sign of light is here, But in my heart […]

I Can Safely Rely

I can safely rely      On a Friend who would die Psalm 4; 6 – 8            I can safely rely       On a Friend who would die For to ransom an enemy’s soul.       With a Savior like this,       It is heavenly bliss To yield all to Your faithful control.       I’ve […]

Faith Is for Failures

Faith is for failures and all who are weak. The strong have no need of the help that I seek. Faith is for failures and all who are weak. The strong have no need of the help that I seek. The well have no need of a Healer like mine; The righteous, no need of […]