Posts Tagged ‘forgiveness’

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

Are you sick and weary and feeling lost

A slave to the grind not counting the cost

Is your aim set high but your head’s hung low

Your eyes they weep not knowing where to go

Is your mind spinning always turning you around

You have smile on your face turned upside down

Are your choices eschewed causing you to doubt

Always going in circles with no way out

At the end of the tunnel you see a light

He’s drawing you close wanting your fight

With arms stretched wide he calls out your name

He wants all your struggles and all your shame

He’ll break your chains and set your heart free

He came to redeem by hanging on a tree

He was scorned and beaten had no deceit

With forgiveness in His heart it’s you He wants to meet

He gives you a choice, while offering you grace

He’ll even give you strength to walk in this race

Give Him your burdens lay them at the cross

It’s salvation He offers for all who’s lost

If the waves are high and you’re lost in a storm

Reach out to Jesus it’s you He’ll transform

Grab His hand and hold on tight

Jesus is the answer all thru this fight

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

When you feel broken and alone
With no place to call your home

Are you wondering what to do
You feel like people are judging you

Then your emotions start running wild
Along with them your thoughts are viled

You feel like running but no place to turn
Your head is spinning, your stomach churns

Are you stuck and have no place to go
You feel like life is nothing but a show

You have no hope and feel like giving up
Cause you know you’ll never measure up

You’re running on empty and have no choices
Your ears are burning because you hear voices

There’s one voice that sounds out loud
But it is soft because He’s not proud

He’s as humble as the day is wild
His voice calls out, come to me child

Christ stands and knocks will you let Him in
He frees you from the bondage of sin

Christ will forgive when you confess
He will free you from all of this mess

As Christ comes in you get a new start
Right away he starts to soften your heart

He changes you from the inside out
You have tears of joy and you want to shout

You have some hope and want to share
How Christ changed your life and made you an heir

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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