Lauren Daigle - Light Of The World - With Lyrics


Video Embedded Below

Jesu De Cristo - Painting and Graphics - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

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Hi!

I'd never heard the song posted below—and this doesn't happen very often to me anymore these days—but I got chills and praised God along to its beautiful, reverent, worship of our Lord Jesus as I heard it for the first time!

The video is wonderfully made as well—showing scenes from a movie about the birth of our Blessed Jesus—Emmanuel<—which means God is with us!!

The video also includes the lyrics—which are also beautifully and artfully placed in it.

I'll still include lyrics below the video for those that prefer that.

I hope this beautiful Christian Praise song about our glorious Savior will Bless you and speak to your heart and draw you close to Him!




"Light Of The World" - Lyrics

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, Oh come Emmanuel

The child prays for peace on earth
And she's calling out from a sea of hurt
Oh come, Oh come Emmanuel

And can you hear
The angels singing

Glory to the light of the world
Glory the light of the world is here

The drought breaks
With the tears of a mother
A babies cry is the sound
Of love come down
Come down, Emmanuel

He is the song for the suffering
He is messiah
The Prince of Peace has come
He has come, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who've prayed
For all who wander
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come, O come Emmanuel

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.







Rebecca St James - Breathe - With Lyrics-





Hi!

After posting Royal Tailor's song "Remain" recently—I've listened to it a few more times on this blog.

It turns out that that video/song is part of a "play-list" on YouTube—so as I worked on other things on my PC—it would end—and others from that list would play.

"Breathe" by Rebecca St James played several times—and I remembered hearing it first LONG ago—and how much I liked it then.

So I decided to post it here—and then discovered I'd already had it lined up in my drafts—but as things often go it had gotten moved further and further down that list—until I'd completely forgotten about posting it.

So now that I've been reminded of again—I'll finally share it here at long last.

: )

I pray its gentle message about our need for God's comfort and Grace in our lives will speak to your heart and soul and multiply Peace and Grace from our Lord Jesus—the Savior of the world!!





Breathe - Lyrics

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence
Living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word
Spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for You
And I, I'm lost without You
Oh Lord, I'm lost without You
I'm lost without You

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence
Living in me

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.




Royal Tailor - Remain (Official Lyric Video)


 Hi!

Sometimes I have to hear a song a few times before I "get" it.

"Remain" by Royal Tailor was just like that.

I first heard it a month ago or so—but it didn't speak to me then.

Today however I listened to it a few more times—and it's music and lyrics really found a home in my heart and mind.

It speaks of God's love reaching through the noise of our lives—strengthening us—and remaining with us FOREVER.

Give it a listen—and I pray it will speak to you too—and Bless you and remind you of the tremendous LOVE and Grace we have through the gift of Jesus.





Remain - Lyrics 

I know you're feeling weighted down,
It's all on your shoulders,
I know the dreams in your head,
Don't look any closer,

But I'm gonna make you stronger,
Hold on just a little bit longer,
‘Cause I'll be there,
When you feel like you're going under,
I'm gonna be there for you,
Yeah, Yeah,

The sky could fall,
The ground could shake,
The stars burn out,
And seasons change,


The time will pass,
And beauty fade,
But all my love will remain,
All my love will remain,
All my love will remain,


When there's a secret to tell,
It's locked and I'll keep it close,
And when you're walking through fire,
I'll take you to streets of gold,

Yeah, I'm gonna make you stronger,
Hold on just a little bit longer,
‘Cause I'll be there,
When you feel like you're going under,
I'm gonna be there for you,
Yeah, Yeah,

The sky could fall,
The ground could shake,
The stars burn out,
And seasons change,


The time will pass,
And beauty fade,
But all my love will remain,
All my love will remain,
All my love will remain,


And when the world all around you feels out of place,
You can't seem to find a familiar face,
I'm here to remind you my Love remains,
And you know,

The sky could fall,
The ground could shake,
The stars burn out,
And seasons change,


The time will pass,
And beauty fade,
But all my love will remain,


The sky could fall,
The ground could shake,
The stars burn out,
And seasons change,


The time will pass,

And beauty fade,
But all my love will remain,
All my love will remain,
All my love will remain.......


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.




Can We Trust The Bible?

I have a friend who through the years has drifted further and further away from his faith in Jesus.

We've spent more than one meeting where he expressed his disbelief in the Bible—and his increasingly worldly views.

These meetings have always left me feeling very disappointed—and very sad.

Today I wrote him an email which I'll share here.

If there are people more Spiritually mature than I am—who would like to correct any of my assertions using scripture to back it up—I'd love to get those comments.

Anyway—here is my complete letter to him beginning with a response to a comment that he made that the Council of Nicaea was the first to Canonize the books of the New Testament:


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Thought I’d do a little research:  According to an entry in Wikipedia* (which has not been disputed) there is no record that the Council of Nicaea (325 AD) ever discussed Biblical Canon.

*Ehrman, Bart (2004), Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-1-28084-545-1

(Is the blasphemous and completely debunked Da Vinci Code where you got that?)

More importantly Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:16 that Paul’s writings were already considered scripture while he was alive!

So it’s clear that the early church in the years following  Jesus—already considered New Testament writings scripture.

Then consider again that these original letters were given to Jewish Christian scribes—who painstakingly copied them down with the same diligence they used for the Torah—and disseminated them throughout the early churches.  They just didn’t spring up as Canon in 325.

(He and I had already discussed the process used to copy the Torah—and that if a single mistake was made on a page it was destroyed)

Peter calls his own experience PROPHETIC in 2 Peter 1:16-21:

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


Jesus promised that after he was taken into heaven that “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” John 14:26

2 Timothy 3:5 says that there are those who have the appearance of godliness, but deny its power.  And then Timothy adds to avoid such people.  (In another place the Bible says that not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” will be saved—and that God will say to them I NEVER knew you.)

So does a LIVING God sit weakly in heaven—or does he still operate in HOLY POWER in human affairs and our lives?  Does he still inspire men—his prophets—to look after his word?

It’s very important to remember that to be saved we are told that we must confess Jesus as Lord and that God raised him from the dead. When Stephen was stoned he said he saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Acts 7:54-56

So do you REALLY believe Jesus is alive?  To be a Christian you MUST!  Does the analogy of a “telephone game” still apply when prophets “moved by a living God” have been entrusted with his words?

 (We'd talked about the "telephone game"—where someone whispers a phrase in someone's ear—and it is passed along—whispered to other people.  Usually when it gets to the end it has changed dramatically)

I have two DVDs that talk about the Bible and how it came to be: The Indestructible Word and The Forbidden Book.  Many Godly men since the days of the apostles gave their blood, sweat, and tears—and even their lives—to translate the beautiful scriptures into English.

The Indestructible Word – Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZxGhNfLew

The Forbidden Book - History Of The English Bible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_0gdoFjYg

In the 1300’s for example, Bible translator John Wycliffe was persecuted in his lifetime—even earning a Papal Bull against him.

In the 1500’s William Tyndale was persecuted for translating the Bible from Latin into English. He was eventually strangled to death at the stake and his body was burned for it.

Many others were persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and burned alive trying to give us the Bible in English.  http://www.historyextra.com/article/feature/murderous-history-bible-translations

In fact, people translating the Bible into other languages still are!  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/march-web-only/why-four-bible-translators-martyred-middle-east-wycliffe-wa.html

This is nothing new as Jesus’ 12 apostles were all (except for John) put to death as well.  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1-300/whatever-happened-to-the-twelve-apostles-11629558.html

The Bible is filled with scripture that talks about how God’s prophets are persecuted and killed for speaking the truth to the world.

So it comes down to what YOU believe.  Jesus said his sheep know His voice.  Can you hear HIM?

I know—like most of us do—you fill your mind every day with the worlds entertainment, movies, games, TV etc.  But embedded in all of that—is a message from the ENEMY—and COMPLETELY counter to Jesus’.

The Bible says, “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

"The only way to replace the error of the world’s way of thinking is to replace it with God’s truth, and the only infallible source of God’s truth is His revealed Word, the Bible."

Above quote from: https://www.gotquestions.org/renewing-the-mind.html

This is why it is so very dangerous to doubt the Bible because only through it can we reprogram our minds and lives—and make sure we stay on the narrow way—when the world under the power of its god Satan—is trying it’s best to undermine our faith.

It is up to you of course to believe what you believe—and it is up to you to renew your own mind.  I can only try to share the truth with you and pray the Holy Spirit works in your heart.

Jesus said in John 16:1-11

16 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. 

I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.


I’m not perfect and still struggle with many things and am hoping for the day when I will be set free from some of the ones that trouble me the most—and many other faults I’m sure God wants to deal with in my life.

But I believe in a risen Jesus—and that the Bible is His WORD—and we are to study it.

This includes understanding who translated the various versions—what their motives were—what original “scripture” they used for their translations and so on.  All of this is more readily available to us through the internet than any time in history.


Yes—it requires some effort on our part—while the “broad way” which leads to destruction requires nothing but sitting back for the ride.

 
Types Of Bible Translations Chart

 

 

 

It Is Well With My Soul - Audrey Assad

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7


Hi!

Sometimes life can be so confusing and throw so many unfair and outrageous things at us.

This is nothing new to human-kind—as we can read King David's bewildering at times—questions about his life, the enemies surrounding him—and his sometimes baffling circumstances some 2,000 years ago.

Or we can turn to the story of Job—written even earlier—and see his suffering as he lost his worldly possessions and eventually all of his children—and read as he pleads his case with his "friends" and then even with God.

If you've lived any length of time on this earth—there is no doubt you can relate to their suffering.

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In the late 1800's, Chicago businessman Horatio G. Spafford found himself contemplating the loss of his only son to pneumonia and then later that year his business was nearly destroyed in the Chicago fire.

In 1873 his wife then boarded a ship to Europe with their four daughters—which collided with another vessel and sank leaving only Mrs Spafford as a survivor.

As Mr. Spafford traveled by boat to join his wife in America, he wrote the BEAUTIFUL song, "It Is Well With My Soul."

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The information above was taken from the following site—and you can read more there:

http://staugustine.com/living/religion/2014-10-16/story-behind-song-it-well-my-soul

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Recently I found a lovely version of this song by Audrey Assad and decided to share it here.

May it Bless and lift you—and may God's Grace and Love be poured out upon your life!





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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.








Passion - Glorious Day (Acoustic)

Jesus Said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Hi!

I just discovered a young group who is putting out some engaging modern Christian music.

It happened by accident on my part:  I was working with several windows open while listening to songs on a YouTube play-list all about a pioneering Christian Rock singer—and fending off—as we all must do—all the invasive ads that Google needs to make their TRILLIONS.  : )

At a certain point a song ended and another began that was completely different from what I expected.

It was clearly a Christian theme...but the production was modern and the singer had a very young sounding voice.

As it went on I found myself really liking it and so my curiosity got the better of me and I switched windows back to YouTube.

To my surprise I discovered it was an ADVERTISEMENT for a Christian band called Passion!

I've listened to a couple of their songs now—and have decided to post their song "Glorious Day" below—with lyrics underneath.

You can learn more about the band on by following these links which will open in new windows:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/passion268music
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/passionmusic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/passionmusic

I hope you enjoy and are Blessed by this song as well!



Glorious Day - Lyrics

I was buried beneath my shame
Who could carry that kind of weight?
It was my tomb
‘Til I met You

I was breathing but not alive
All my failures I tried to hide
It was my tomb
‘Til I met You

You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day


Now Your mercy has saved my soul
Now Your freedom is all that I know
The old made new
Jesus, when I met You

I needed rescue, my sin was heavy
But chains break at the weight of Your glory
I needed shelter, I was an orphan
Now You call me a citizen of Heaven
When I was broken, You were my healing
Now Your love is the air that I’m breathing
I have a future, my eyes are open
‘Cause when You called my name
I ran out of that grave

Music video by Passion performing Glorious Day. (C) 2017 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.







I'm Glad - Dexter Shaper & Coco Edwards


Psalm 37:4 & 5 - Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.


Hello!

The song "I'm Glad" by Dexter Shaper and Coco Edwards has slowly found it's way deep into my heart.

When I first listened to it it just washed over me but didn't make a deep impact.

But then after hearing it several more times—and then especially as I transcribed the lyrics—I realized how much I REALLY like it.

The arrangement is superb and the vocals and lyrics are up-lifting and masterfully sung.

From the Dream Reality Records Presents Great Gospel Music Vol. II CD released in 2012—it is one of a number of great songs in that collection.

The video description adds the following:

For booking information contact:
Dream Reality Records
(229)-561-3177
P.O. Box 5473
Valdosta, GA 31603
Email: dreamrealityrecords@yahoo.com
www.dreamrealityrecords.com

Once again—the video below is "music-only" but the lyrics are posted below it.

Hope it Blesses and Up-lifts you too.




I'm Glad - Lyrics

(I'm glad) I'm glad, 2x
So glad (So glad)

 I'm glad (I'm glad) 2x
"Cause You make me whole,

(Glad You came into my life) Yes! I'm glad,
(Glad You came into my heart) Yes! I'm glad,
(Glad You came into my soul) And You make me whole

Listen!

Just when I thought I could have it on my own,
Seemed like it was right but it ended up wrong,
Sometimes I feel like I'm in the middle of no-where,
But (Glad) I know you care,

Chorus

One day when I was all alone,
I had no one to call my own,
You rescued me,
Set me free,
I want everybody to know 

Chorus

Repeats

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.





Hymn - Randy Stonehill


Image: Christ the King - Ghent Altarpiece - Jan Van Eyck -1432 - 1 Peter 5:6-11

Hi!

I've posted a few songs from Randy Stonehill recently—but when they speak to my heart and Bless me—I KNOW I have to share them here.

Hope you enjoy "Hymn" — Randy's "modern Psalm" as much as I do.




 
Hymn - Randy Stonehill
http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/randy_stonehill/hymn.html


In this land of the walking wounded,
In this desert of countless sorrows,
I will cling to His hand today,
And fear not for tomorrow,

In my heart I have made this promise,
With this song I declare my choice,
I will walk where the Shepherd leads,
And heed no other voice,

In the chill of my darkest hour,
I am saved from my deep despair,
For the Father who loves his children,
Hears my trusting prayer,

In my soul there is one light shining,
From the flame of my true belief,
And it's embers cannot be quenched,
Or robbed by any thief,

In the end we are not forgotten,
And our journey is not in vain,
For the Master who bought us here,
Will lead us home lead us home.......
Again....


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.










Audrey Assad — Be Thou My Vision

A Screen Capture From The Video:  Audrey Assad — Be Thou My Vision
A Screen Capture From The Video Below:  Audrey Assad — Be Thou My Vision

 Hi!

According to wikipedia—The hymn "Be Thou My Vision" has a LONG history.

It apparently began life as a 6th century Irish melody.

Then, in 1912, Elanor Hull translated and published the most well known English version—and in 1919 the lyrics were set to a Irish folk tune.

This is the version that most people are familiar with today.

Recently I heard a beautiful version of this song by Christian Recording Artist Audrey Assad and have posted a video of that below.

I've included the lyrics under the video as well.

I pray this song Blesses you and fills your heart with God's unfailing Love!





Be Thou My Vision - Lyrics   

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.


High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!

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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.




Darlene Zschech - Everlasting


Hi!

Sometimes searching for great music to post here results in finding very little that really speaks to my heart and tastes—(keeping in mind that I've already posted 100's of GREAT songs—it's becoming more challenging for sure).

But recently it's like the floodgates have been opened—and everyday I find several more I want to add here.

The other morning I awoke with a melody playing in my head and heart—and it was like I was hearing it with new ears.

I marveled at how beautiful the melody was—and though I couldn't recall the lyrics well—those I did spoke deeply to me.

Today I went searching for the song and fortunately (or was it something else) remembered the singers name: Darlene Zschech.

In short order I found the song too: Everlasting.

I'm not sure why it didn't impact me as strongly when I first heard it—but now I've fallen in love with it.

The lyrics are posted below the "music-only" video embedded here.

I hope it Blesses you as much as it does for me—and that it leads you also to the "Way EVERLASTING!"






Everlasting - Lyrics

Lord, I want to know you more,
Follow you with all my heart and soul,
Lord, I want to know your voice,
Lead me in your way, everlasting,

Show me your ways,
Teach me and guide me in your truth, my Savior,
Confide in me, speak mysteries,
My heart is longing for your touch.
For only you can fill this need in me,

Lord, I want to know you more,
Follow you with all my heart and soul,
Lord, I want to know your voice,
Lead me in your way, everlasting,

You go before me,
Open doors that lead me to Your faithfulness.
Whisper in me, so heavenly,
My heart is longing for your touch,
For only you can fill this need in me,

Age to age, 
Everlasting to Everlasting!
Generations will seek Your face!!

Lord, I want to know you more,
Follow you with all my heart and soul,
Lord, I want to know your voice,
Lead me in your way, everlasting,


Lord, I want to know you more,
Follow you with all my heart, my soul,
Lord, I want to know your voice,
Lead me in your way, everlasting,

Everlasting!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.





For Those Tears I Died - Come to the Water - COVER


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 Hi!

Exactly a month ago, I posted about finding a unique YouTube channel by Destiny Cross — who also goes by the YT handle Shadowca7 — and shared her lovely version of the hymn, Come Unto Me.

You can read that post here: http://godsbigshow.blogspot.com/2017/04/destiny-cross-come-unto-me-with-lyrics.html

I've been happy to discover since my last post about her — I now know for sure she is a Christian — and have listened to other songs she's posted and found another favorite — her cover of For Those Tears I Died - Come to the Water (by Marsha Stevens).

Sung sweetly and gently, accompanying herself with guitar and her own multi-layered angelic harmonies — it leaves me feeling peaceful and Blessed. 

And I'm not the only one.  James Muecke posted his testimony in the comments below Destiny's video — and I asked him for permission to publish it here — and you'll find it — and the lyrics to the song just below the video.





James Muecke's YouTube Comment and Testimony

Sweet Spirit: I could listen to you sing forever.

Even though I am a southerner, in the sixties I was hiding
from the draft by drifting up and down the coast of California.
I was without hope, lost and in despair.

Friends I loved had died.In my sorrow, and with no god, I was
pushed to the point of realizing that caring, and any sense of the
value and meaning in life, died with you when you died. Value,
and the meaning is seemed to give to life, had proven to be only
illusions. In the end, death had become my master and sorrow
my ever-present companion.

I knew of no way to be relieved of this sorrow. Drugs were only
a temporary placebo. Then, in the summer of ’68, while grieving
in an old VW van, I came to see that my world view just did not
add up.

For the appearance of value, and the appearance of meaning, to
be so prevalent, yet not to exist, was a state of things that just
did not balance out.  But I did not know. . .

I called out through my tears, “If there is more to life than what
I can see, I want to know. But it’s going to have to find me, because
I can’t find it—and I want it to.”

I remember those exact words nearly fifty years later. This was as
close to a prayer as was in me.

I realized I had gone as far as I could go. If there was meaning to life,
I could not find it. So, what-ever gave meaning to life—if anything—
would have to find me.

I did not know what to expect. I could sense my lifelong search was
over, but I did not “wait” with expectation for an answer. I did not
know if anything was there. If it was there, I did not know whether
it could hear me. If it could hear me, I did not know whether it was
predisposed to answer me, or even whether it could answer me.
Everything was now out of my hands.

Within the day, I unexpectedly met Jesus. I never imagined that He was
really God. What a wonderful surprise.

I was given a peace I never dreamed existed. The turmoil in my
heart was gone. I read later Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

Only a real God could have made such a promise—and be able to
 keep it. Only a real God could have known how much I needed that peace.

I also read, “He has given you the whole world to use; life and
even death are your servants, He has given you all the present a
nd all the future, all are your and you belong to Christ. . .”

So, when I was laying in the back of that VW van I was in a
condition where death was my master, and I realized it. Jesus
tells me even death is my servant.

Not long after these things, I found myself at Calvary Chapel in
Costa Mesa. Chuck Smith was still a young man. I heard the
Children of the Day singing Marsha’s new song, “For Those Tears
I Died”.

It quickly became my favorite song of the Jesus Movement. It still
is my favorite song, capturing my life experience.

You have sung it the most beautifully I have ever heard.

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For Those Tears I Died - Come to the Water - Lyrics

You said You'd come and share all my sorrows,
You said You'd be there for all my tomorrows;
I came so close to sending You away,
But just like You promised You came there to stay;
I just had to pray!

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."

Your goodness so great I can't understand,
And, dear Lord, I know that all this was planned;
I know You're here now, and always will be,
Your love loosed my chains and in You I'm free;
But Jesus, why me?

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."

Jesus, I give You my heart and my soul,
I know that without God I'll never be whole;
Savior, You opened all the right doors,
And I thank You and praise You from earth's humble shores;
Take me, I'm Yours.

And Jesus said, "Come to the water, stand by My side,
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied;
I felt ev'ry teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!

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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.