Archive for the ‘Gods Grace’ Category

It was in the dead and dark of night

I was quaking in my spirit and nothing was right

I looked around me and nothing could I see

But I knew something was there, it was staring at me

Then I could see it’s beady eyes, looking all around

Looking to and fro, then up then down

It started to move, I was quaking in my skin

Was it in my mind, playing tricks within

In my mind I was trembling with fear

Was God around or was He even near

I cried out loud and dropped to my knees

Asking in a prayer if He could help me please

I knew not, what this was all about

Or who this is, was he big or stout

I heard this voice, gently speaking to me

He spoke to my heart, drawing me unto Thee

My heart began to change, transforming within

I started to read His Word and discovered it was my sin

I confessed my sin, forgiveness is what He gave

For He is true to His Word, He’s faithful to save

His mercy and grace was bestowed on me

All because He died on that tree

With fear and trembling is how I live

I gave Him my life, now service is what I give

He paid my ransom, my debt is now paid

The condition of my sentence is faithfully waved

His grace and mercy I could never earn

But the depth of His love is what I live to learn

I no longer live in fear or afraid in this fight

Jesus is my life, for Jesus is my Light

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

Out Of Darkness Into The Light

Out of darkness and into the light

I was blind then You restored my sight

Enslaved in chains because my fear

Had no hope and was full of tears

Lost in bondage without a voice

Feeling alone without a choice

You are my rescue You are my aide

You broke my chains now my debt is paid

I was lost in darkness now I’m found

You picked me up when I was down

You gave me mercy when I deserved to die

I now have life and one more try

You gave me love that covered my sin

Pulled me out of the mess I was in

You loved me most when I was lost

You atoned for sin upon that cross

My debt is paid I’ve been set free

All because You died on Calvary

I jump for joy I sing this Praise

I’ll walk with Jesus in all my days

You healed my heart with Your grace

It’s Your Presence that I embrace

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

I Believe

I believe in Jesus and

the gospel of grace

It’s the light in this world and

gives strength in this race

I believe he’ll change hearts and

free us these chains

Bring us thru tears and

storms when it rains

I believe in God’s mercy and

His unfailing love

How He’s always beside me and

His guidance is from love

I believe in Jesus and

He’s faithful to forgive

How He changed my heart and

points me in the right direction to live

I believe in God’s Word and

how His Truth changes lives

It points us to right choices

where each believer can thrive

I believe in Jesus and

His unending reign

My home is in heaven

where there’s no tears and no pain

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

I thought that I was the power

So I built a high tower

I wanted to reach the stars

But left only scars

Then I built walls that were high

Over my head that touched the sky

Reinforced with mortar and brick

So no one can see how I tick

They were made to keep you at bay

At league to keep you away

The higher that I would climb

To seek pleasures sublime

I thought that I was doing well

But I was on the road to hell

Little did I know

There was a different way to go

The Lord stopped me in my tracks

Now I know there’s no turning back

It was His Goodness that I taste

Unmerited favor and His Grace

He washed me with His Blood

Clean me from all the mud

My life is what I give

To serve Him is how I live

His commands I try to obey

His Word is where I should stay

I am free to live at last

I’ve been freed from my past

I’ve been washed by His Blood

Freed only by His Love

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

I know it’s You who can feel my pain

It’s in you alone that my life gains

I walk with You when life gets tough

Even tho my shell reveals I’m rough

In my brokenness when I am lost

I turn to Jesus and face the cross

You heal my heart from the scars

The battle wounds caused by wars

A struggle I have is in my mind

It tells me lies that has me blind

I try to walk down a narrow road

But all this crud has me slowed

I hear Your voice that draws me near

That gives me strength to persevere

When life is dark you are my Light

You are solid ground in this fight

It’s to You I come when I am broken

It is in You alone that I find hope in

In my brokenness I see your hand

That guides me in the Promise Land

Now I am saved from my evil ways

On Your path do not let me stay

I walk with You now that I am free

Thankful to Christ who died on that tree

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

Tear Stained Shoes

 

I’ve got some regrets

Have made some mistakes

Been down a road

That does nothing but take

 

I’ve walked a few miles

In my tear stained shoes

With nothing but scars

My way I did loose

 

There’s wounds in my heart

Scars on my chest

I keep looking to God

To give me nothing but rest

 

It’s His grace He bestowed

His mercy I didn’t earn

I walk with Him now

It’s His presence I yearn

 

His peace He does give

My heart is now full

I feel the nudge from His Spirit

His love has a pull

 

In His ways that I walk

It’s His voice that I hear

Drawing me close

Drawing me near

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

This is a poem written by my daughter Christina Wilson.

 

I began to dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It seems in my mind

The devil has me in knots

 

Over and over again

How I repeat my own sin

The devil has me confused

My life is what’s bruised

 

It’s in my mind that I dwell

My voice wants to tell

Of God’s great grace

How He spared me from hell

 

I now dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It’s His voice that I hear

How He draws me so near

 

 

© Copyright By Christina Wilson, All Rights Reserved 2017