Hymn - Randy Stonehill


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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.




Dead For 45 MInutes: A Total Miracle






Flagellation of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)

Flagellation of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens
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But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.













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Hi!

Reverend Lee Stoneking was visiting Australia in 2003 and suffered from a massive heart attack and was clinically dead for 45 minutes — with no breath or heartbeat.

Even if he would have come back to life in the first 6 minutes or less — without oxygen getting to his the brain — there would have been irreparable damage done.

But 45 minutes later in an ambulance — after being pronounced DOA — Rev. Stoneking says that Jesus stepped on board and raised him from the dead.

Later, back home in the US, he underwent some medical testing and blood tests revealed how COMPLETE his healing was — even to the cellular level

In the video below Rev. Stoneking addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, and told his story.

I hope it Blesses you as it did for 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.