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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior Sin was my friend
for a little while It afforded me everything that
made me smile The more I became addicted the
more  I went into denial.   It was delicious,
delectable and delightful too It was mysterious
and delirious and only I knew It was small and
discreet but over time the monster grew.   What
started out as being just a few minutes a
day Became a habit I tried to command but it
wouldnt obey And I couldnt live without it -
not for one day.  
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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior It had taken over
my time and my personality And before I knew it I
couldnt be me My friends tried to tell me but I
couldnt see.    I suddenly found myself
spiraling down So lost in the sin that I couldnt
be found I wanted to call for help but sin
wouldnt let me make a sound.   He taunted and
teased and made me feel ashamed He pointed the
finger at me and said I was to blame And now this
sin would forever be associated with my name.
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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior So I sat in the
corner wanting to cry Couldnt summon the tears
because I was living a lie, Sin had me feeling so
bad I wanted to die.   So I pointed a pistol to
my head Sin said to me, Go ahead!  You might as
well be dead! And, I almost listened to what sin
said.   But suddenly a voice came out of
nowhere, I was so shocked and amazed that all I
could do was sit and stare, I looked for the
person who said it but no one was there.
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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior This voice called
my name ever so lovingly Took the gun from my
hand and touch me softly He told me He came
specifically to save me.   Jesus said that all
sin had told me was a lie, I didnt have to kill
myself because He had already died, All I had to
do was ask the Savior to come inside.   Dear
Jesus I believe in you and youre inside of me. I
believe you died that victorious day on
Calvary. And because you died - you set me free.
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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior And I accept you
as my Lord and Savior I know youll keep me from
hurt, harm and danger, Come into my life and help
me change my behavior.   Knelling down on my
knees - together we prayed And from that moment
forward I knew I was saved Sin yelled and
screamed but eventually had to behave.   Life
without sin is not always easy What I had given
up kept tempting and tormenting me, But I held
onto the Masters hand even more tightly.
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Intimate Sin Intimate Savior If I can hold on
for just a little while longer I know with each
day I will grow stronger If I hunger
and thirst after His Word He will satisfy my
hunger.   Jesus, my best friend, drove sin
away, Every time sin tempted me the Master gave
me a word to say, Because He is my sword - I
meditate on His Word everyday.   Now, I no longer
listen to sin. I will never go back to where Ive
already been. Now, I know I only have one Savior
and one true friend. End
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A Missionarys Spirit She is beauty, she is
wisdom, She is grace and dignity, Her motto is,
I can do all things Through Christ who
strengthens me. She is an educator, an
innovator, A loving mother and a loving wife, As
her husband often mentions, She is a pearl of
great price. She is more precious than
rubies, She is worth more than gold, She loves
her childrens children With all her heart and
all her soul. She is the ladder leading up to
heaven Helping those who have gone astray. A
bridge between heaven and earth And a light that
lights the way.
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A Missionarys Spirit How beautiful are the
feet of them That preach the gospel of peace, How
excellent to spread the Word That brings
redemption and relief. As she teaches about
Christian missions And teaches the principles of
Christian life, As she promotes the cause of
world evangelism She gives herself upon the altar
of sacrifice. She is an excellent example to all
of us, A pillar of fire and a pillar of
strength, A valiant solider in the army of the
Lord, In times of trouble, she is our first
defense.
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A Missionarys Spirit Thank you for your
example and For all that you do and all youve
done, We know youll lead us to victory Because
the battle is already won. End
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Bring the Praise Come all who are weak and
heavy laden And I will give you rest, I will heal
and strengthen you, I will send the comforter to
the oppressed. Come from the east and the
west, Come from the north and the south, Spread
the gospel of good news, Let it leap from mouth
to mouth. Sing unto the Lord a new song, Let His
praise continually be in your mouth, Come singing
from the east and the west, Come praising from
the north and south. End
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By Your Faith Without faith it is impossible to
please God, With faith all things are
possible, Faith is the substance of things hoped
for, With faith the invisible becomes
visible. By your faith are you made whole, By
your faith can a blind man see, By your faith are
you justified, By faith will you live for
eternity, By your faith can mountains be
moved, By your faith can you cast out evil
spirits, By your faith can you be healed from
sickness, Faith comes by hearingcan you hear
it?
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By Your Faith By faith we are the children of
God, We are saved through faith by grace, By
faith we have risen with Christ, And will rise
again to see His sweet face. End
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Cant Change My Destiny You cant change my
destiny, You cant tell me how to be me, The
plans for my life were written long ago, No one
can change who God made me to be. I am what I am
by the grace of God, And the grace that was given
was not in vain, He blessed me with blessings
that brought me pleasure, And chastened my soul
with fastings and pain. I have been uniquely
designed by Him, His hands are the hands that
touched me, He washed, redeemed and cleansed
me, He took the dirty and made me holy.
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Cant Change My Destiny He touched my wounds so
sweetly, And stopped the blood from flowing
down, When Satan stripped away my glory, He gave
me back my royal crown. End
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Dream of a Dreamer Lift a toast to
liberty! Drown your sorrows with wine and
ale! Raised voices joined in mob like
discourse when justice and freedom failed.   Let
loose the dogs! Put out the fire!  Turn on the
water full force! Dog bites hurt!  When youre
thrown in jail never leave your power
source.   Drop to your knees! No violence please
for God is on our side. He will avenge every drop
of blood  from all the dead who died.
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Dream of a Dreamer Walk in the rain! Forget
your pain!  We have many miles to go! Boycott was
the word we rallied behind. Sit in the back of
the bus?  Oh no!   Im going down to
Memphis! Climbing up the mountain to see my
dream, Might not get there with you but Ill be
there although things arent always as they
seem.   The shot heard round the world was the
end of the revolution.  Non-violence met a
violent end. What started out in awesome victory
came to a tragic and deadly end.
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Dream of a Dreamer Mortal took on
immortality as the angels descended from on
high. Lift the body of the slain King, Will his
dream live or will it die?   We shall overcome
some day although I dont know when or how. Where
is the leader worthy of this cause? Where is the
dream?  Where is the dreamer now? End
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Forgive Me Father Forgive me Father For I have
sinned A sin that was sinned In the Garden of
Eden. For my eyes have seen What they should
not see And the sin was Too much for me. It
looked so good It filled my eyes With desires I
had Never tried. And all I wanted was What I
wanted to see, The forbidden fruit That was
forbidden to me. End
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Give Me a Hand Reach out your hand and pull me
up, Just dont leave me alone down here, I need a
hand to hold my hand, I need someone lovingly
sincere. Strength isnt strong enough to pull me
out, I could be strong if someone would show me
how, I would leave the past behind and look
ahead, Im critically urgently in need of you
now. If I dont come now Ill never get out, The
world is sucking me down the drain, But I heard
your love was more than enough To shelter me from
the rain.
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Give Me a Hand So, if you love me youll save
me now, I heard your love can save the world, And
if thats true I know your love Can save this
poor lonely girl. End
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God Given I started writing poetry because I
didnt have a choice, God gave me the gift to
inspire. I started writing poetry because I
didnt have a voice, But God said if I will
liftHe will lift higher. I started writing
poems because the words just seem to fit, They
were friends when I was friendless and alone. I
started writing poems because the words, I must
admit, Have created a whole new world of their
own.
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God Given The words became a poetic
harvest, God sent me to water and tend the
field. In the beginning was the Word, and I must
confess The Word is my glittering spear and
sparkling shield. The Word is light, love and
life, It is powerful and will cut like a
sword, Nations will fall by its sharpened deadly
blade But the just shall receive their
reward. End
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God Is God Who can be God but God? Who else is
deserving of His praise? Many have attempted to
be like Him But all have failed miserably in
vain. Hope keep on hoping, Prayer keep on
praying, Trust keep on trusting, Song keep on
singing, Believer keep on believing, Joy keep on
rejoicing, Praises keep on praising, Leaver keep
on leaving, Misery keep being miserable, Complain
ers keep on complaining, Pouters keep on
pouting, Rain keep on raining,
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God Is God Who can be God but God? Who else is
deserving of His praise? Many have attempted to
be like Him But all have failed miserably in
vain. End
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God Is In Control Ive watch you make it to the
top Now how about you help me up? Im not a
threat to your prosperity What God has for you is
for you and What God has for me is for me. Ive
gone as far as I can on my own Ive done as much
as I can do all alone How about reaching down and
grabbing my hand I have been given two legs of my
own to stand And Im standing on the Masters
plan. I could use a little help to reach my own
heights I will soar like the eagle, Ive already
taken flight
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God Is In Control But I dont want to continue
circling around I want to place my feet on the
ground and now That Ive been up I need help
coming down. Give me some good sound advice I
know it Could be a little sacrifice but youve
been In the game and Im just getting in I need
the mentoring from a godly person Will you be the
one to befriend a friend? I wont be a nuisance
and I wont be a pain To live is Christ and to
die is gain
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God Is In Control Im standing on the threshold
of the rim of faith What God has taken away God
will replace I will continue to seek Him on my
face. Am I my brothers keeper? Is this my
responsibility? Yes. So reach down from the sky
and heaven help me. You have brought me too far
to leave me now Give me the knowledge, the wisdom
and the know-how, There is none wiser or
mightier than thou. End
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Golden Crown My paper was waiting for me on the
porch The moment I got home, Feels so good after
a long time at work To have a little place to
call my own.   I took a moment to sit down, close
my eyes And to catch my breath. What a blessing
to be at ease, kick up your Feet and take a
rest.   When I opened my eyes I marveled at This
beautiful and wonderful place, What a pleasure to
know I no longer have To run in that treacherous
race.  
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Golden Crown Bathing in the crystal fountains
at The place where the angels muse and play, I
cant wait to put on my long white robe and Watch
the hours melt away.   Come sweet little angels
bring me my crown And place it on my head, Ive
been waiting for a very long time To lie down and
go to bed.   Walking around heaven is
wonderful, Its like walking on clouds, In order
not to scratch up the streets of gold No shoes
are allowed. 
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Golden Crown I just cant wait to take my
seat, Sinking down in my nice cozy chair, I tell
you the furniture is so comfortable, Its like
sitting on a trestle of air.   Suddenly, I heard
a knock at the door I wonder who that can
be, When I opened the door - to my surprise, It
was Jesus visiting me.   I didnt know just what
to do Ive waited so long to see my dear
friend, After taking a moment to marvel in His
presence I finally asked Him to come in.
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Golden Crown His feet never touched the
ground And a light shone brightly around Him, He
said, I just stopped by to welcome you home. I
shouted, Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus!  Amen!
  He said, Well done, my good and faithful
servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord.  Rejoice
and be exceedingly glad for great is your
reward.   And in an instance He disappeared But
as I looked around, Next to the place where I was
just sitting Was my brand new golden crown. End
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Good Enough For God Growing up Isnt an easy
thing, Ive made so many mistakes Ive had so
many heartbreaks, so many heartaches, I felt
like giving up, Life had beat me down, I couldnt
see how I could make it, I didnt feel like I
could take it, People are so mean and cold, They
say things that pierce my soul, But I wont give
up until I reach my goal, Cause my Savior said,
Thy faith has made you whole!
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Good Enough For God And Im good enough for
God. The one who took my guilt away, Paid a debt
I cant repay, He has preserved me until His
day, And Im good enough for God. The faults you
cant forgive, The past you think I should
relive, The things I want to forget You said you
cant forgive, But Im good enough for God. I
can go on... I have the strength to keep on
living, No matter what you say, I know the price
I have to pay.
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Good Enough For God Holding on Isnt an easy
thing, My sins are ever before me Trying to blind
my eyes so I cant see His mercy, The pain wont
go away, Seems like as soon as the wounds begin
to heal Here comes another past mistake Being
thrown in my face. People stab me in the back
without a second thought, Spreading rumors
whether theyre true or not, But I wont give up
until I reach my goal, Cause my Savior said, Thy
faith has made you whole!
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Good Enough For God And Im good enough for
God. The one who took my guilt away, Paid a debt
I cant repay, He has preserved me until His
day, And Im good enough for God. The faults you
cant forgive, The past you think I should
relive, The things I want to forget You said you
cant forgive, But Im good enough for God. The
world is always against me But when I get home -
my Saviors face Ill see Thats when Ill live
from eternity to eternity
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Good Enough For God The world is unforgiving
but God has forgiven me. I might not be good
enough for you But Im good enough for God. End
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I Never Knew I never knew life could be so full
of joy Although sorrows may come my way, I never
knew I could keep on loving others When hate is
prevalent in what they do and say, I didnt know
it would be so easy to Turn the other cheek, I
didnt know how to remain humble And how to
remain lowly and meek, I never knew I had
another place, One to call my own, I never knew
when I was lonely That I was never alone,
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I Never Knew I never knew I could feel your
presence When no one else is near, I never knew
you would give me strength To stand up in the
face of fear, I never knew the blood flowing
from your side Was enough to save humanity, I
never knew that when you died You did it just for
me, I never knew your power was strong Enough to
create the heavens and earth, I never knew a
person could be born again By going through a
second birth,
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I Never Knew I never knew you could save
me Through the death of your only begotten son, I
never knew you could give destiny To someone who
had none, Faith is the substance of things hoped
for The evidence of things not seen I never knew
you could bring reality To a dream Ive always
dreamed. End
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I Wanna Know I wanna know the power of God. I
wanna experience what God has to give, I wanna
know what it feels like to heal the sick, I wanna
know what its like to forgive. I wanna feel
this amazing power of God. I wanna know how to
love unselfishly, What is it like to have
dominion over the earth? What is it like to love
all your enemies? I wanna understand this
awesome power of God. I wanna know this power
from on high. I wanna know how it feels to
command angelic beings. What is it like to make
your home in the sky?
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I Wanna Know What is it like to have the power
to part the sea? What is it like when the winds
and waves obey your will? What was it like to
flood the entire earth? What is it like to say
peace and everything becomes still. How do you
feel when people curse you And when they say you
dont exist? How do you feel when they quench
your Spirit? Who are the clouds carried with a
tempest? How does it feel to know
everything? What is it like to have power over
death?
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I Wanna Know Do you look upon the things you
made and smile? What is it like to take away a
mans last breath? End
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Ill Wait Walking away from my one true
love Was the hardest thing Ive ever done Yet you
felt you didnt need me Even though you were my
only son. I tried to tell you for your own
good But you wouldnt listen to me I tried to be
there when I could But you turned your back on
me. So I will wait until youre
ready, Although I hate to see you do this to
yourself, I will wait until you come back to
me, Im not going to worry Ill just
wait. Yes, I will wait I wont rush your
recovery, Ill wait I know its not about
me, Ill wait Its your choice to make
and While youre deciding Ill just wait.
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Ill Wait Were headed in the opposite
direction, I want to protect you, but you dont
want my protection, Why cant you see how much
youre hurting yourself, Im trying to stay
faithful but youre scaring me to
death. Although youre tired of listening, Ill
continue to you pray, I know youll make the
right decision But until that day, I will wait
until youre ready, Although I hate to see you
do this to yourself, I will wait until you come
back to me, Im not going to worry I will wait,
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Ill Wait Yes, I will wait I wont rush your
recovery, Ill waitI know its not about
me, Ill wait Its your choice to make and While
youre deciding While youre trying While Im
crying While Im dying Ill just have to
wait. End
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Im Only Human If I let you in on my
secret Would you think of me differently? Would
you hold me up to a higher standard? Would you
tell me who Im supposed to be? Would you tell
me how Im supposed to act, How to think and how
to feel? Would you think that Im a superhuman
being Or would you let me be myselflet me be
real? What if I don't do everything right? What
if sometimes I fail? What if I stumble over
lifes circumstances? What if sometimes I forget
to exhale?
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Im Only Human What if sometimes I let life get
me down? What if sometimes I lose faith? What if
sometimes I forget who I am? What if sometimes I
dont finish the race? Would you frown on my
sense of humor? Would you cringe at my enormous
laugh? Would you think Im rude for
interrupting Or would you stand up on my
behalf? What if I am only human? What if I make
mistakes like everyone else? What if Im just
like you? What if I dont pass every test?
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Intimate Savior First, rid your mind Of every
thought and fantasy, Concentrate on who I am Let
your heart speak to me openly. Close your eyes
lay back and relax This may be your only
chance If you are willing to follow me, Enjoy the
uniqueness of this experience. You are no longer
all alone Its just the two of us Ill go with
you wherever you go In case you didnt know my
name is Jesus. I will liberate you and save your
soul Free you from every guilt and shame I will
touch you with a healing touch If you will only
say my name.
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Intimate Savior Ill be gentle as a lamb I will
calm your every storm If you will put your hand
in my hand Your life will be transformed. I will
cleanse you deep down inside In places only I can
reach I will write your name upon my hand And
teach you things only I can teach. I will give
you all your wants All your needs, all your
desires I will seat you on my throne with me If
you are willing to go a little higher. Come unto
me with singing and dance Let me seal our love
with a kiss Taste and see that I am good This is
something you dont want to miss.   End
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Its Got to Come From Somewhere When I hear
noises but no one else is at home And I start
feeling afraid and all alone. Where does that
anxious feeling come from? When I get a phone
call in the middle of the night And I dont want
to answer because Im afraid that something
aint right. Where does that nervous feeling
come from? When the children are playing and I
suddenly hear a shriek of pain And I feel ice
water running all through my veins. Where does
that uneasy feeling come from?
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Its Got to Come From Somewhere When I cant
get ahead because Im always behind And I cant
stop strange thoughts from running through my
mind. Where do those weird thoughts come
from? The hurt, the depression, the pain, the
despair It all has to originate from
somewhere? Does it come from the Devil or does
it come from God? Is this thing real or is it
just a façade? Why cant I be confident?  Why
cant I be strong? Why does everything I do end
up going wrong?
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Its Got to Come From Somewhere Why does
everything happen to me? Why cant I be happy? 
Why cant I be free? Is there a door that Ive
failed to enter? Is there a pathway leading me to
the center? I want to breakaway but there are
shackles on my feet. I want to have the victory
instead of defeat. Is there someway to enter
into the fullness of joy where there is happiness
and comfort forevermore? Can someone tell me
what life is all about?
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Its Got to Come From Somewhere I want to
believe in something but I have doubt. Is there
anyone out there who can show me the way? I
wont make it to tomorrow if I dont find out
today! End
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Just as Beautiful as When God First Made Me I
saw myself as it were Fifty years from now Legs
werent as sturdy With a fallen brow. Hair that
was reddish-brown Now as white as snow Where I
once walked quickly Now moving very
slow. Wrinkles and creases rumpled my
face Continuously looking for things Ive
misplaced Mind not as sharp and memory
fading And being called old lady is somewhat
degrading.
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Just as Beautiful as When God First Made Me But
through it all, Im still moving on Friends that
I knew have long since been gone But He has kept
me in His loving care He made my life a dream
instead of a nightmare. He made my heart pure
and healed my pain The life that I lived was not
in vain He gave me purpose and a reason to
live Freely have I received and freely I do
give. End
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Leaning Towards the Light Im staying connected
to my power source, Im leaning towards the
light, Who can see anything in the dark? The
light brings everything into full sight.   The
light provides heat and energy, It makes the
flowers grow, The dark is cold and listless, You
need light to make flowers grow.   As one of
Gods most beautiful flowers Sitting in heavens
window, When there is shade my leaves droop, When
there is light I thrive and grow.
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Leaning Towards the Light Open up windows of
heaven, Let the raindrops fall on my head, Shower
me with showers of blessings, Nourish me or Ill
be living as the dead.   Living in the light is
terrific, It makes me feel good inside, It gives
me unspeakable joy, It gives me a feeling I cant
describe.   Jesus is the light of the
world, Shining on the right hand side, His Word
is a light to my feet, Swing low sweet chariot
and let me ride.
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Leaning Towards the Light When He shines to the
left -I lean to the left, When He shines to the
right - I lean to the right, Im staying
connected to my power source, Im leaning towards
the light.   Let your light shine on me Let it
shine down on my face Let it shine until I shine
in your radiance Let me continue to grow in your
grace. End
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Little Man Little man, little man Give me your
hand Though you can barely walk Though you can
hardly stand. Though your legs may tremble Like
ripples in the ocean Let me be the dam that
supports Your every motion. Though your head is
full of nothing But infant thoughts and
dreams Let me be your knowledge, your wisdom Your
self-esteem. Little man, little man Give me your
hand Let me be the bridge over The water on which
you stand.
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Little Man When I look at your face I see the
reflection of my eyes Now, let us focus on our
goal Our reward, our prize. I am your father You
are my son I will be your strong refuge When you
need somewhere to run. You are my child Theres
nothing I wouldnt do To nurture you, to love
you To care for you. We are one My son, Im your
father I will protect you Come hell or high water.
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Little Man I pray to my heavenly Father, When I
pass away Give my son the courage To continue
choosing the right way. End
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Made By the Master He reached for me taking me
off the dusty shelf So long have I waited for
this day Ive watched His hand pass me a million
times But I knew Hed choose me someday. I was
void and without form Darkness was all around
me I felt Him or His Spirit moving
around Although straining to look I couldnt
see I dont know who or what I am My life is
covered in a veil of nothingness Im aware of my
existence yet Im not aware And watching Him work
is magnificent
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Made By the Master His touch is light but
powerful The feeling of being suspended in
air Feeling something or someone supporting
me Looking and not seeing anyone there He
touched my eyes and I could see He touched my
ears and I could hear He breathe His breath into
my nose His touch was soothing and
sincere Holding a white cloth up to me He draped
the cloth over my head Molding the cloth to fit
my form He pulled out some thin golden
thread Embroidered with thread of silver and
gold Patterned after the first women of the
world Cut from the finest cloth God could
create Outlined in precious Mother-of-Pearl
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Made By the Master With each stitch I felt more
complete With each pull I felt myself coming
together He was gentle and caring and
masterful The Lord has chosen me to be His
peculiar treasure He held me firmly between His
fingertips And pulled from heaven the brightest
star Standing in front of it, I was a reflection
of His light He said, You wanted to see? Here
you are. I looked but I couldnt believe my
eyes I was the person that God made me to be
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Made By the Master Angels crowned me with a
crown of gold And heaven rejoiced that God made
me. End
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Music in the Air Im just like a little girl
With a ticklish secret That makes me giggle And
smile   I dont want to forget When you came into
my life Lord, keep me from becoming
senile.   My heart is still fluttering My hands
are still shaking Its hard for me to hold It all
inside.   I keep wanting to relive That very
moment when you looked into my eyes.
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Music in the Air What is man that thou
art Mindful of him, nevertheless, You give him
your all.   You reach down from heaven To pick
him up and you answer Him every time he
calls.   You know him by name you Know him
personally.  You know the number of hairs on his
head.   When he deserved to die on the cross, you
died in his place instead. Over my head I
hear Music in the air that No one else can hear.
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Music in the Air I hear your voice
whispering In the wind inviting me To draw
near.   How can one so powerful Have such a
gentle touch? Why do you want to save me? Why do
you love me so much?   Speak to my heart,
Lord Youre my true love, youre Better than the
best.   Youre bold and courageous Your love is
contagious Let me enter into your rest. End
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My Desire My desire is to inspire I want you to
know my name I want you to know who I am I want
you to know Im not ashamed. For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of Christ It is the power
of God to salvation My life is hidden in Jesus
Christ He is my holy habitation. My desire is to
go higher I want to take flight like the eagles
and soar I want to walk with the Lord and Savior
Jesus I want to hear the lion roar.
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My Desire The Lord will bear me up in His
wings And satisfy my mouth with good things He
will give me the wisdom of life He will reveal to
me lifes secret meanings. My desire is to
aspire I want to be better than the rest I want
to shine in the face of heaven Because Im
blessed by the best. The Lord is the flame to my
fire He is the fire shut up in my bones He is the
light that gives me life He is the epitaph on my
gravestone
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My Desire The Lord will bear me up in His
wings And satisfy my mouth with good things He
will give me the wisdom of life He will reveal to
me lifes secret meanings. My desire is to
aspire I want to be better than the rest I want
to shine in the face of heaven Because Im
blessed by the best. The Lord is the flame to my
fire He is the fire shut up in my bones He is the
light that gives me life He is the epitaph on my
gravestone
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My Desire My desire is to admire The beauty of
His holiness I want to be caught up in His
embrace I want to kiss Him with a holy kiss. My
desire is to retire From this earth as a
saint And inherit the heavenly kingdom Lord,
strengthen me when I faint. End
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My New Home I can hear your joyous
laughter, Echoing in the wind, While this earthly
life has ended, Everlasting life must begin.   I
can hear your quiet whisper, Telling us, Please
dont cry, To everything there is a season, A
time to live and a time to die.   Dont cry my
mother and sisters, I have reached my
destiny, Im at peace, Im in comfort, My Lord
and Savior set me free. Dont cry my loving
brothers, Be strong and hold your heads up
high, We will be reunited in The sweet by and
by.  
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My New Home Dont cry my son and daughters, I
have raised you very well, Ill be watching from
the window of heaven, Shrouded in a sheer blue
veil.   My precious little grandchildren, Lift
your hands and wave goodbye, God will send His
host of angels, To wipe each tear from your
eye.   I have crossed over to my new
home, Where the streets are paved with gold, And
there is no night just a heavenly light, That
shines around His throne. I have a brand new
mansion, Just like the Master said, I have a new
white robe and heres my crown To adorn my
angelic head.
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My New Home Im home in the kingdom of
heaven. I have bowed before the Masters
throne. I have heard angelic voices singing Sweet
hymns welcoming me home.   End
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No Weapon Does sickness look at a perfect
day Before it decides to strike? Does cancer know
when things are Going great in your life? Does
disease know just what disease To send to make
you weak? What virus is it that takes away Your
ability to speak? Does an infection really
know How to kill an appetite? Does poverty
really know which race And gender to embezzle its
birthright? Is it really the color of skin that
keeps A person from achieving their goal? Does
the ghetto really keep a person Peeping at
success through a keyhole?
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No Weapon What malady or misery can
stand Against Gods healing power? I believe a
woman had faith and Was healed that selfsame
hour. Does Satan really have the authority To
take away your joy? Although the thief cometh
not, but for To steal, to kill and to
destroy. What weapon that is formed against
you Can frustrate your destiny? Didnt the Word
say, the Lord shall Lift up a standard against
the enemy. What sickness gives the Feeling of
being ill? Didnt the Word of God say that by His
stripes We were healed? End
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On Top of the Earth I pushed and struggled to
come out of the dirt But the earth was hard and
heavy, Each time I moved some dirt out of the
way The earth fell back on me.   Finally, a ray
of light shone brightly on my face, The
struggling was almost over and the end was now in
view, If I could muster up just a little more
strength I knew I would get a breakthrough.   But,
Im so tired and I want to give up, I doubted
myself and wondered if it was worth it, It would
be so much easier to just give up, My mind and
body urged me to quit.
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On Top of the Earth But, Ive been through too
much and come too far To just lie down in my
grave and die, Right then and there I decided in
my heart That I was going to give it one last
try.   I dont know where and I dont know
how But with one push my little leaves broke
through, And I realized that all those lies
telling me I couldnt do it were all
untrue.   Now Im living on top of the
earth, Theres no turning back now, The hand that
helped me push through the dirt Will make a way
somehow.
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On Top of the Earth You pulled me out of the
dirt And breathe life into me, You tended to me
like a garden, Tilling the earth and pulling the
weeds.   You watered me with your Word And I
thirsted after it like parched soil, It made my
roots strong and sturdy As you anointed my stem
with oil.   Ill keep pushing up and keep growing
up I wont let nothing pull me back down, Ill
keep growing and growing until I reach the sky I
wont be pulled back underneath the ground.  End
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One Life to Live You have one life to live And
you have one life to lose What you do is up to
you Which choice will you choose? Life is one
long road to travel With many traps and
roadblocks But as the Lord has called
everyone, So let him walk. Walk pass the
temptation to give up Walk pass the temptation to
quit Walk pass the assaults and insults And those
who say youre unfit. Dont give in to the
challenges of life Dont give in to lifes
inequalities Dont give in when life knocks you
down Leaving you broken and bloody.
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One Life to Live You are a child of the Most
High God He has made you in His own image Youre
not lost but a chosen generation Youre of His
holy and royal heritage. God has a plan for your
life It is your destiny to walk it out Its up to
you to ask Him what His plan is all
about, Therefore, pray to your heavenly
Father In the name of His righteous son He will
show you who you are And the work that needs to
be done. End
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Out of Control I feel like Im spinning Out of
control I tried to grab hold of myself but I
couldnt find myself to hold. I tried to find
myself but I couldnt be found I tried to stand
still but Just kept spinning around. I tried to
run but I couldnt hide I tried to belong but
got Thrown aside. I tried to give out but I
couldnt give in I tried to find shelter
but There was no room in the inn.
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Out of Control I thought I could stand up But I
just kept falling down I wanted to leave But I
couldnt leave town. I wanted the earth to
just Swallow me up I wanted to praise you But I
couldnt worship. I wanted to be good But just
kept being bad I wanted to feel happy But kept
feeling sad. I wanted to smile But all I could
do was frown I wanted to be lost But I kept being
found. End
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Please Forgive Me Youre standing too close And
you cant see How much Im hurting
inside. Youre looking at me but My tears have
become Invisible to your eyes. Your ears have
become Dull to my weak and Weary voice. Your
heart has become Harden by a God given Freedom of
choice. Love that was once Fiery hot has
turned Into a wintry day.
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Please Forgive Me There is no more Sunshine to
chase the Clouds away. Dark and stormy rain Keep
following over My head. Im locked up inside a
prison That makes me wish I was dead. God
forgave me Through Jesus but Your heart is
hardened. God could have condemned me To death
but Instead issued a pardon.
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Please Forgive Me Have you placed Your throne
higher Than God Almighty? God can forgive This
whole wicked world But you cant forgive
me When you forgive He will forgive but if
not Youre not forgiven, The Bible says to Die
to self and rise With the one who has
risen. And, behold I saw Satan fall like
lightening From the sky,
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Please Forgive Me You better be careful Where
your judgments Take you when you die. End
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Pray My Strength Dear Lord, I know that youre
able To strengthen me to fight in this battle For
you are the flame of my candle Liberator from the
oppression of the Devil. You give me power over
all evil For the Lord perserveth the faithful By
your Spirit I serve you and the gospel For you
revive the spirit of the humble. Let me not
learn to be idle In the day of prosperitybe
joyful Like the flame to a fire doth kindle My
love for you is constant and loyal.
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Pray My Strength At your wondrous works, I do
marvel Breathing life in a man through his
nostrils To live in your kingdom so peaceful To
live among men without quarrel. My golden
crown and garments are royal This world is wicked
and sinful The things of this world are
temporal But your greatness, Oh Lord, is
unsearchable. I am the weaker vessel Remove
every spot and wrinkle Let my love for you be
fresh and youthful Let my passion be everlasting
and zestful. End
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Reflect and Remember In this time of
reflection and remembrance of life It is a time
to celebrate the one we knew and loved It is not
a time for tearful tears, weeping or sorrow For
God carried him home on the wings of a dove We
will always have our memories of him to think
on, When we stop to think - a thought will bring
a smile We will always remember his joy and
laughter God blessed him to be here with us for
awhile. And although death seems but a short
breath away A thousand years still wouldnt have
been enough
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Reflect and Remember But I will see him again
in the happily ever after Where well be together
forever and that is enough. End
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Restored I was too happy So you thought to
Steal my joy And hold it captive In that place
where You have my peace I was too blessed So
every blessing You destroyed But everything
you Have stolen you Shall release The joy I
have You didnt give and You cant take away
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Restored The peace was a Gift from Jesus
and With me peace shall stay Every good and
perfect Gift comes from the Father above He
restored my every Blessing with a Heartfelt kiss
of love. End
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Shooting Star You can shoot for the stars But
where you land is up to you, You can dream dreams
of success You can dream dreams of failure
too.   You can be the leader or Follow someone
elses lead, You can feed the needy or Be the one
always in need.   You can be the stronger
vessel And lend a hand to the weak or You can be
the weaker vessel The poor, the lowly and
meek.   You can be the conqueror And the winner
of every battle or You can be the defeated
foe Always disoriented and frazzled.
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Shooting Star As for me, I tend to
believe That I can do what Jesus said, I can be
who He made me to be Never the tail - always the
head.   I believe I am able to do All things
through Christ He is my strength, my portion He
is the head of my life.   I believe I have risen
with Him And old things are passed away I believe
the old sinful spirit is gone God has brought me
into a new day. I do not excuse or condone
the Devil having his way in my life. I do not
give him the authority To cause me misery and
strife.
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Shooting Star I have been given the power
to Be the keeper of my soul To stand toe to toe
with evil Grab his throat and never let go. End
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Sing Unto the Lord The Lord God Almighty is
King of the saints Sing unto the Lord all ye
saints of His Sing at the memory of His
greatness Sing to the God that was and is For it
is good to sing praises unto the Lord Give thanks
at the remembrance of His holiness For He has
done great and marvelous things For He is the
vine and we are the branches. Let us sing unto
the Lord Make a joyful noise to the rock of our
salvation Bless His name from day to day For He
has won victory over Satan
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Sing Unto the Lord He has done majestic and
excellent things He has watered my soul like the
chapped thirsty ground And now my soul is a
well-watered garden I will sing a new song unto
the Lord I will sing of thy righteousness My lips
shall greatly rejoice when I sing I will declare
thy name in the midst of the church I will
praise the Lord with my whole heart I will praise
the Lord as long as I live I will sing with the
voice of a psalm I will sing with the spirit.
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Sing Unto the Lord Let heaven and earth join in
and sing Let us flow together in the goodness of
the Lord Great and marvelous are thy works Let us
magnify the Lord of hosts. End
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Sole Source Let me be the one you run to To
shelter you from the rain Let me keep you from
harm so You will be free from pain Let me be the
one who will Supply all your needs Let me be the
one who calms Your fears when you are worried Let
me bear all your burdens When your yoke is too
much to bear Cast all your cares on me Because I
am the one who cares Let me be the one who
will Respect and listen to you Let me be the one
who you Tell all your secrets to Let me be the
light to Lead you along the dark path Let me
shelter you beneath My wings where there is no
wrath
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Sole Source Let me be the sole source Of all
your strength and power Let me be the one to
die For you in the ninth hour. End
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