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He called me out of the grave

From the sin in which I was enslaved

I’m now alive and free to live

All my sins He did forgive

He is my rock in which I stand

Now my life has a plan

My life has purpose as I live

A servants heart is what I give

Ask me how and this I say

He said, follow Me I know the way

I looked around, then counted the cost

I knew just then how I was lost

He said, on the cross I paid for sin

I knew right then the mess I was in

He changed my heart from inside out

He held me near when I was in doubt

He freed my soul from the devils grip

Now I’m free for the Lord to equip

Even though I am still flawed

Freed by Love from my God

I once was dead, now I’m saved

It was Christ who called me out of the grave

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011-2018

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We are created in the image of God

No matter how we are flawed

 

It was Jesus who came in the form of a slave

He came, He lived, He conquered the grave

 

There’s freedom in the life that He gives

We are called to obedience in this life that we live

 

It’s by His Spirit we learn to walk

We show our faith more than our talk

 

He died on the cross, was raised on the third day

He freed us from sin to give us The Way

 

It’s by His grace that we are saved

He set us on a path, a way that He paved

 

When you suffer with trials of all kinds

Did into His Word to free your mind

 

He has given us His Word, His Word we can trust

Put action to faith and trust is a must

 

So when the storms of life come your way

You can stand on the Rock and not be swayed

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011-2018

 

A Mountain Called Calvary

 

We know Jesus came from heaven for we’ll see Him face to face

It is His power that he gives us to run this very race

 

It’s all because of mercy, His grace He freely gives

It’s only thru the cross we learn how to live

 

His commands are a guiding force for us to obey

It is His path we walk and learn to not stray

 

His Truth is what frees us from our death and sin

His Spirit is who draws us then comes to live within

 

His grace He freely offers for all who want to partake

It is chains of unforgiveness that He wants to break

 

It’s our heart He wants to change from the inside out

It’s our faith wants to increase so we never have to doubt

 

Jesus is our teacher for He wants us to learn

That grace is a gift that we can never earn

 

Jesus paid the ransom by hanging on the tree

He hung on the mountain called Calvary

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011-2018

 

 

The Lord is with me wherever I go

Whether wading thru water, quicksand or snow

No matter the valley, no matter the peak

My Lord words are true, for it’s me He will seek

 

There’s been a time or two where I’ve strayed away

Then found myself lost with nowhere to stay

These are the times that I thought are so rough

These are the times when I’ve tried to be tough

 

These are the time where I saw no way out

These are the times I did nothing but doubt

My Lord extended mercy, for He extended me grace

For He gave me all I need to run this very race

 

He even reached down to take my little hand

To lead me across the river into the promise land

My Lord will go before me where ever I go

For He will never leave me for this I now know

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011-2018

 

Love came from heaven to walk the earth

It was all who’s lost He came to search

 

He was beaten bloody, bruised black and blue

Hung on the cross meant for me and you

 

It is His message that changes our heart

It is His Spirit that He imparts

 

It’s His grace that’s free for all

A response is needed with the call

 

A new creation is what we are

He set the standard, He raised the bar

 

Our walk with Christ is paramount

It is the cost that we must count

 

A humble heart is our goal

We belong now to God’s fold

 

It’s His grace we can’t earn

For this is the message we must learn

 

If you’re broken or lost or can’t find your way

Jesus is the answer for everyday

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011-2018

 

 

 

Your love is like an ocean

Running the depths of the seas

Water all around me

It’s me You will never leave

Your grace is never ending

Reaching throughout the stars

It changed my evil heart

It healed my deepest scars

You died to give me freedom

From death caused by sin

It’s forgiveness that You offer

Now Your Spirit lives within

Your Word is my refuge

From the voices and the lies

If it wasn’t for Your mercy

I would forever die

The cross was meant to save me

That’s the hope that I must live

I bring my burdens to the alter

For the freedom my Savior gives

Your salvation is my joy

A servants heart I bring

You are my Lord and Savior

Now praises I’ll forever sing

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Eclipsed By Glory

We must never eclipse the glory of our God

Or show He doesn’t exist or He’s fake or a fraud

He’s true, He is kind, and He’s faithful to His Word

His message is the one that I hope you have heard

God came as a man to save all that are lost

He came with a message and ended on a cross

His message is this for all who wants to hear

His message is salvation and He says it very clear

He came, He died and was raise on the third day

To save us from our sin and heal us from our evil ways

He came to save, forgive and seal us with His spirit

This is the gospel message can you come and hear it

If you confess with your mouth, believe it in your hart

Jesus is Lord and He will give a new start

He was raised to life on the third day

To give us a new chance to walk in His ways

Christ loves us for this is what I know

This is a way of life not a game or a show

This is what one would call an inside job

The change in your hart can only be done by this God

He is alive this very day not a fake nor a fraud

He’s sovereign, He’s just He’s our one true God

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017