To get love in this life
We have to start by seeking Christ
We ask Him to forgive our sin
Then His Spirit comes and lives within
We have to let Him change our heart
He will break our chains apart
We let His Spirit be our guide
His Word we will abide

To get joy in our walk
We have to do more than talk
We have to turn from our evil ways
Then walk with Him all our days
The Spirit convicts us of our sin
As we learn to walk with Him
We get to serve our fellow man
As we get used in Gods plan

It’s His peace we want to seek
As we learn to trust Him when we’re weak
Our faith gets tested in our trials
Tho’ we lean on Him all the while
It’s His love that pulls us through
When we’re lost and don’t know what to do
His peace comes when we trust
Although obedience is a must
Christ will never leave our side
Because He loves us both deep and wide

There once was a man that walked this earth
He came from heaven through a virgin birth

He came to give a message that we all must hear
His voice isn’t loud but His message is clear

Repent and be saved, turn from your ways
Walk with Jesus for the rest of you days

Confess all your sins and forgiveness He will give
He will cleanse your heart and eternally you will live

As you invite Him in a change will be made
He will break your chains and you’ll no longer be slaves

His Spirit will come and live inside your heart
He will be your guide so turning from sin will be your start

As you walk with Him His message you will proclaim
You will extend His love so people will know His name

When I turn away and run from You
It’s because of sin that has me stuck like glue
I try to do things on my own
Then whine and cry, I moan and groan
I think of You in heaven above
How You give grace and extend Your love
I think of how you died for me
By hanging from a dogwood tree
It’s Your cross that saved my life
You freed from a life of strife
Why do I turn and run from You
I honestly don’t have a clue
I have Your Spirit that lives inside
It’s my flesh and Your righteousness that do collide
I ask myself what’s my plan
I turned back to You and ran
As I drop to my knees and pray
It’s my sin that I confess and say
Lord please forgive me this I ask
Give me strength to not run to my past
As I crawl back into Your arms
It’s Your love that guards me from harm
Lord I’m thankful for Your grace
It’s what saves me in this race

You are our Lord, You are our King
It’s praises to You that we want to sing
We bow in your presence, we kneel at Your cross
It’s Your message of grace that saves all whose lost
You are the light, You are the way
All who come to You Christ will be saved this very day
You are the well that never runs dry
All who drink of you now will never have to die
You are the banner that hung high on a hill
All who submit to You now will forever be filled
You are the bread that gives us new life
We are Your bride like a husbands new wife
You sent us Your Spirit to convict us of sin
Because of Your grace it’s our hearts that get cleansed
You are the Truth that offers us freedom
We change our old ways for we no longer need them
It is out with the old and in with the new
We give glory to God all because of You

I stand before You, even though I am flawed
I worship and praise you, for You are my God
You open my heart to let the Savior come in
You break all the chains and offer freedom from sin
You gave me salvation, You gave me a new start
You gave me freedom now I give you my heart
My body is the temple where the Spirit does live
You offer forgiveness, it’s grace You do give
So when I stumble and fall flat on my face
You cover my shame, You help me to continue this race
It’s Your conviction and direction that points the way
I stick close to Your Word, it helps me not stray
It’s Your Word and obedience that I must grasp
I’m defined by Your presence not by my past
I read and study, I follow Your Word
I share with others this gospel, it’s the message I’ve heard
It’s because of Your love that Christ died on the cross
It’s because of Your love that I’m no longer lost

Is there someone knocking, will you let Him in
He wants to change your heart, change it from within
He’s calling you out of darkness and in to the light
He wants to be your guide and help you in this fight
Christ starts as your Savior, then becomes your Lord
If you don’t believe these words then you should read your Sword
He offers you freedom from the bondage of sin
He offers you refuge from the mess you are in
If you find yourself in denial or find yourself in strife
Christ will offer you a way that will change your life
All you have to do is open the door of your heart
Believe in Jesus’s Name and He’ll give you a fresh new start
Now you are a new creation, you belong to the Way
As long as you lean on Jesus He will help you not to stray
Let us not forget to confess all of our sin
Jesus will forgive us and come live within
Now you are His children washed white as wool
He sent you His Spirit now your heart is full

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Oh what it’s like to depend on God
He’s my saving grace even though I am flawed
When I get stuck and in a bind
He’s the only one that never leaves me behind
I come to Him all tattered and bruised
He’s my only refuge from being refused
I’ve been kicked and beaten, battered around
He calms the seas so I won’t be drowned
When I come to Him all broken and scarred
He heals my heart where it was hard
I come to Him with my broken heart
He restores my faith right from the start
I come to you Lord broken and beat down
Lacking in faith can’t lift my head off the ground
You show me the way help me to choose
To follow your ways so i never will loose
I never will lose the love you have for me
All because Your Son died on a tree

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015