Sunday Praise (48) 8/4/19. by me.
You’ve given us a new day
To live, to grow, to learn.
You’re still worthy of praise
And You always will be, God.
It’s actually quite amazing
How much You love us,
We don’t deserve it, Lord,
But You do it for You are love.
I enter Your holy presence
With a fear You’ve given me,
A reverence, a humble stance,
My sincere but imperfect love.
Lord, there’s still so much
We don’t know even about You,
Your Word reveals enough for us,
Let it live in our hearts and memory.
Nearer and nearer I want to be
To You who knows me completely,
You’ve created me, You’ve saved me
From sin, from Hell, from damnation.
You’ve given me a new heart,
You’ve given me a new life,
I’m born again, You live in me
And Your Holy Spirit indwells me.
Teach me to walk in Your ways,
Teach me to love and to obey You,
Teach me to do more for You,
Teach me to do all for Your glory.
I’m starting to see better why
You deserve all the glory, God.
I’m realizing why we all need You,
I can see we’re nothing without You.
I still fall, stumble, fail and sin so often
But I can come to You, heavenly Father,
Your Spirit convicts me of my sins
And leads me to confess and repent.
Say “Silence!” and every mouth closes,
Come closer and the whole Earth shakes,
Judge all and everyone confesses they’re guilty,
When You come, You bring the end, Lord!
Look upon this dying world
And it starts to melt away
Before Your holiness, Lord,
None can stand against You!
If we’d see more things clearer
We’d realize something important:
You are holy, righteous, perfect, just,
Loving, merciful, compassionate, kind.
We all need holy fear, healthy and rational,
Real reverence and honor and humility,
Break us and remake us, our Maker,
Teacher, teach us to obey You.
You restore us and we are humbled,
You save us and we are Yours, God,
Our hearts will fill with sincere thanksgiving,
We will pour out a sea of praise to You!
I can safely fear You
Before I learn to love You,
Learning more about You,
Learning to know You, God.
Father, I’m a child in need
Of Your grace and mercy
Every day, every moment
Of this life You’ve given me.
Abba, I don’t know how many
Of Your children feel alone now,
How many need Your reminder
That You are always with us.
What a good thing, what an honor,
To know You care about us, love us,
It’s amazing, really, that You do, Lord.
What’s better than knowing You love us?
God, You still find and save the lost,
You still make the broken whole,
You still give new life to so many,
You’re still showing grace and mercy.
Savior, only You’ve touched my heart
And took hold of me when I was lost,
You’ve saved me, I live in Christ now,
I’m led by Your Holy Spirit daily, Lord.
You gave me of Yourself what I needed,
You’ve shown me I’ve always needed You,
You’re the one my soul was always searching for,
You’re the only one who truly satisfies me.
My soul cries out to You for mercy,
My heart desires Your grace daily,
I want to know You better and better,
I’ll never get bored or tired of You, God.
Every true line I’ve ever written about You
Won’t be forgotten even when time stops.
Every word I said or wrote to You
You still remember, You won’t forget.
Nearer, nearer to You I want to be,
Closer, closer to You I need to be.
I know You won’t leave or forsake
Me and all Your children, Father.
God, You’re still wooing me,
You’re calling me to Yourself,
You discipline, reprove, correct,
You’re making me who I should be.
Why do some people hate You?
Why do some say You don’t exist?
Why do so many disobey You?
You are the true and living God!
For the blood that Christ shed,
For the price He paid to save me,
For all He suffered and endured,
I am forever thankful, grateful, God.
There’s still so much I don’t know,
I don’t claim to have all the answers,
Teach me, open my heart and mind,
Let Your Word live in me daily, Lord.
Until the day that I die
I will praise and love You,
Forevermore I am Yours,
Forevermore I’ll be with You.