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Every Morning You Greet Me
September 26, 2014, 1:12 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is such a wonderful song! This past week some young brothers and sisters and parents met together in front of a public school for what is called See You At The Pole. We sang and shared Christ together, the younger ones still a bit apprehensive to participate. My prayer was asking Father to reveal His Son in each one, since He is pleased to do so. We ended our gathering together with this little song and Christ did a beautiful work in our hearts. The morning was beautiful and as I saw the first words it fit the moment. I believe everyone who gathered were from an institutional church and had never heard the song before. I think the song was written in a an organic church somewhere and was passed on to us. So I am unsure of the author of the words. I thought I would pass it on to you.

Every Morning You Greet Me
(Tune: Edelweiss)

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Every morning You greet me,
God’s pure light, my delight,
You look happy to meet me.

Strong in my spirit
You bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,
You’re my Bridegroom forever!

Lord, Most High, how can I
Thank you for all You give me?
Your dear Son left His home,
Gave up heaven to love me.

Over and over I’ll spread the news,
There’s no greater story,
Once you came bearing shame,
Soon you’ll come in Your glory!



We Are Gathering Together Unto Him
September 8, 2014, 12:53 am
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We Are Gathering Together Unto Him

We are gathering together unto Him
We are gathering together unto Him
Unto Him shall the gathering of the people be
We are gathering together unto Him

We are gathering together in His name
We are gathering together in His name
In His name shall the gathering of the people be
We are gathering together in His name

We are gathering together in His love
We are gathering together in His love
In His love shall the gathering of the people be
We are gathering together in His love

We are gathering together in His life
We are gathering together in His life
In His life shall the gathering of the people be
We are gathering together in His life

We are gathering together one in Him
We are gathering together one in Him
One in Him shall the gathering of the people be
We are gathering together one in Him



Crucify My Heart
July 1, 2013, 1:52 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This song is sung to the tune of “Change My Heart, Oh God.” While the original words of the song still speak truth, in that God in Christ desires that we live from a changed heart, in reality He has crucified the old heart and given us a new one. This is a process of realization, a progression if you will, through life’s experience with Him.

Crucify my heart,
Give me only Yours,
Crucify my heart,
Taken on Your cross.

You are Redeemer, I am Your work,
Hold me and place me, in Your loving heart.

Crucify my heart,
Give me only Yours,
Crucify my heart,
Taken on Your cross.

DeVern Fromke in his book “Ultimate Intention” states: “The heart, God says, is desperately sick, and He must do something more fundamental than cleanse it: He must give us a new one!…the ‘flesh’ was never to be cleansed; it must be crucified. The work of God within us must be something wholly new.”

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26.

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:24.

“For we know that our old self (man) was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” Romans 6:6.

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold firmly till the end our original conviction.” Hebrews 3:12-14.

Scripture passages from TNIV.



“To Him Who Sits On The Throne” by Acappella
June 30, 2013, 3:12 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This song helps me to see the importance that when brothers and sisters gather together it is “to him,” it is “to Christ.”

2 Corinthians 5:15 says “He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer TO and FOR themselves, but TO and FOR Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.” (Amplified Bible)

DeVern Fromke in his book “Ultimate Intention” says “it is a vastly different thing to experience the radical working of the Cross, which liberates one FROM the old center of self, and TO a new center revolving around Him.” May everything we do and say be “to Him who sits on the throne.”

“To Him Who Sits On The Throne.” Words by Acappella.

To him who sits on the throne
and to the Lamb
Be praise and honor and glory and power
To him who sits on the throne
and to the Lamb
Be praise and honor and glory and power
For ever and ever
For ever and ever
For ever and ever

(repeat)

To him who sits on the throne
and to the Lamb
Be praise and honor and glory and power
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

Scriptural Reference:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” Revelation 5:13b

from: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Acappella:To_Him_Who_Sits_On_The_Throne

you can hear the song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgECtWyBZA0.



Lord Your Cross Has Taken Death For Us
May 11, 2013, 1:12 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Over some recent experience in my life there was a time that the Lord opened my eyes slightly to a more realization of His cross in my life. It is a verse that I added to a verse from and is to the tune “Lord you are more precious than silver,” whose original song was written by Lynn DeShazo.

 

Lord You are more precious than silver.

Lord You are more costly than gold.

Lord You are more beautiful than diamonds

and nothing I desire compares with you.

 

Lord Your cross has taken death for us.

Lord Your cross brings life abundant.

Lord Your cross makes us all in Your image,

and nothing is more important for You.

 

 



We Have Decided
November 30, 2012, 2:42 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is another revised song. I revised the words to give it a corporate confession, a confession that as a body we have a choice, a decision, to gather together with Him as Head, to follow Jesus.

Thought you might like this great youtube video that gives this song a wonderful joyful feel, which should characterize I think more of what following Jesus should look like by His people. Following Jesus was never meant to be a burden but a life lived together in joy and peace and grace no matter what the world brings into our lives. Yes, in this world we will have trouble, but Jesus has overcome the world, we live in that rest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sVvUHHRrzA.

This song is originally by a Garo Christian (a tribe in the North-Eastern part of India) probably during the early part of Christianity of the tribe (late 1800AD).

We Have Decided

(to the tune of “I Have Decided”)

We have decided, to follow Jesus.
We have decided, to follow Jesus.
We have decided, to follow Jesus.
No turning back, no turning back.

Though none go with us, we still will follow.
Though none go with us, we still will follow.
Though none go with us, we still will follow.
No turning back, no turning back.

Our cross we’ll carry, ‘til we see Jesus.
Our cross we’ll carry, ‘til we see Jesus.
Our cross we’ll carry, ‘til we see Jesus.
No turning back, no turning back.



We Surrender All
November 30, 2012, 2:25 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is a revised hymn originally written by Judson W. Van De Venter (1855–1939). I felt it needed a more corporate versus individualistic sense in the lyrics. You can listen to the tune at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj91gL8mbk8. May the ekklesia surrender all to Jesus together.

We Surrender All

(to the tune of “I Surrender All”)

All to Jesus we surrender,
All to Him we freely give;
We will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

We surrender all, we surrender all;
All to thee, our blessed Savior,
We surrender all.

All to Jesus we surrender,
Humbly at His feet we bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
Take us Jesus, take us now.

We surrender all, we surrender all;
All to thee, our blessed Savior,
We surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine.
Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.

We surrender all, we surrender all;
All to thee, our blessed Savior,
We surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

We surrender all, we surrender all;
All to thee, our blessed Savior,
We surrender all.



You Are Our All in All
December 4, 2011, 1:33 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is a modified version of “You Are My All in All” by Nichole Nordeman. As we live by His life together we find ourselves in conflict with our flesh which attempts to divide us. But as Frank Viola points out in “Revise Us Again”:

“Drop whatever is causing the problem, and let it go into death. There is nothing for us to cling to except the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing. So let that other thing that is causing division go into death. Give it up, and watch what the Lord can do.”

You Are Our All in All

You are our strength when we are weak
You are the treasure that we seek
You are our all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up we’d be a fool
You are our all in all

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Taking our sin, our cross, our shame
Rising up again we bless Your name
You are our all in all
When we fall down You pick us up
When we are dry You fill our cup
You are our all in all

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

To view the YouTube video of Nichole Nordeman’s song go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC617kE1maU



God, You Are Our God
August 5, 2011, 9:19 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is another revised song. It seemed like a good fit by including the key terms of walk, follow, rest, and stand that describe moving forward in expressing the life of Christ in His body.

It is to the tune: “God, You are my God.”

God, You are our God,
And we will ever praise You.
God, You are our God,
And we will ever praise You.

We will meet You in the morning,
And learn to walk in Your ways,
Step by step You lead us,
And we will follow You all of our days.

God, You are our God,
And we will ever praise You.
God, You are our God,
And we will ever praise You.

We will meet You in the evening,
And learn to rest in Your ways,
Step by step You lead us,
And we will stand-in You all of our days.



Change Our Hearts, Oh God
August 5, 2011, 8:45 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Was singing some songs and thought to revise this one to make it more corporate and living by Christ’s life versus imitating religious practices. Maybe you and other brothers and sisters might get to sing it together, one to another and to the Lord? Blessings, :).
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To the tune “Change My Heart, Oh God.”

Change my heart, oh God,
Make it ever new,
Change my heart, oh God,
May I live by You.

You are the potter, I am the clay,
Mold me and make me, this is what I pray,

(just the brothers)
Change our hearts, oh God,
Make us ever new,
Change our hearts, oh God,
May we live by You.

You are the potter, we are the clay,
Mold us and make us, this is what we pray

(just the sisters)
Change our hearts, oh God,
Help us see Your Son,
Change our hearts, oh God,
Liv-ing by Your Son.

You are the potter, we are the clay,
Mold us and make us, this is what we pray

Change our hearts, oh God,
Help us see we’re new,
Change our hearts, oh God,
Help us live by You.