Posts Tagged ‘righteousness’

Blessed is the pure in heart

For we will see Jesus


Through His righteousness

Is the only way God see’s us


When we are blind and can not see

On a dead end path


Jesus is the only source

That saves us from God’s wrath


When we’re lost and have strayed away

It’s Jesus that’s our light


He guides us on a narrow path

He protects us with His might


When we have taken all we can

And have endured the test


We put our trust in sovereign God

We know that Jesus gives us rest



© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017


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

A Fork In the Road

I got lost somewhere along the way
From Your Word is where I started to stray
On this path my walk began to shift
Right and wrong I could no longer sift
I was being distracted by the pretties of the day
It appeared to me that I was following my own way
In my heart I was always being torn
The separation that it caused had me feeling worn
Everyday I came to a fork in the road
This is getting hard for alone I carried this load
This is my burden I chose to carry by myself
My walk with Christ I chose to put on a shelf
I put up a wall to avoid the conviction in my heart
But deep within my chest I knew just where to start
It all started with a simple prayer
Asking God if He will help me pull back the layers
But first things first I must confess my sin
I walked away from God what a mess it caused within
I ask God to forgive me and my wicked ways
On His righteous path is where I want to stay
I must confess it is me that walks away from God
I believe the same lie that caused man to be flawed
I know the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy
He uses the pretties of the day as his decoy
He tries to get me to live a defeated life
To live in sin which causes strife
But thankful to God Jesus is my Lord
He gave us His Word which we call our Sword
From the beginning God had a master plan
To send Jesus as the redeemer for man
He put Jesus high up on a cross
To save all who’s getting lost
So if you are like me and have lost your way
Turn to Jesus, He’s the only Way

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

For those in Christ Jesus we are not condemned
For the judgement of sin is where it all stemmed
Christ paid the price, He paid it in full
He cleansed our heart making it white as wool

For those in Christ Jesus we are now set free
From the bondage of sin that put Christ on a tree
We are no longer in bondage, a slave to our sin
When we open our hearts and let Christ Jesus in

He’s the Author of faith Beginning and End
We’re not alone the Holy Spirit He did send
He convicts us of sin, He guides our way
He provides us with light on our darkest day

For those in Christ Jesus we have forgiveness of sin
He is the hope that we live our life in
He provides us grace to walk in His ways
Studying His Word is where I want to stay

ROMANS 8:1-4
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 4. In order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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

We are the righteousness of Christ

The devils aim is to take you for a heist

His only aim is to steal Gods glory

He’ll tell you lies and tell you a story

He’ll cause you to trip when you walk

He’ll set a trap for when you talk

In his purpose he wants you to fall

So badly that Jesus you won’t call


We are the righteousness of Christ

He is the one that won’t take you for a heist

He died so that in Him you will live

He wants you to confess so He can forgive

Forgiveness is His aim

Sin is the devils game

His desire is to Him closely you will stay

So in your walk you will not want to stray

So if you stumble and then you fall

Be humble and give Jesus a call

He’ll pick you up and gently put you down

He’ll be your only Solid Ground

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

All my life was filled with strife

Then Jesus found me and gave life

Before, I toiled and suffered abound

My job was spreading death all around

Now as a New Creation in life

I still have a lot of strife

There is a difference today

Because now I walk in Gods ways

Life still has its ups and downs

But today Jesus is always around

Like the poem foot prints in the sand

I reach up and grab Christ’s hand

Christ’s Spirit convicts me of sin

When I choose righteousness my strength

comes from within

As long as I walk in Gods Ways

He strengthens me not to stray

My heart has been cleansed and purified

With Jesus my life is now satisfied

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

As I sit and look back

I take time to reflect

What would I change

How would I rearrange

The circumstances of life

That cause me much strife

I look back on time

My mind begins to chime

Things happen for a reason

Life happens in a season

What am I doing here

I Love my Lord dear

I would not change a struggle

I learned sin, I could not juggle

I decided not to change

Not one little thing

With righteousness and love

My desire is to please God above

I commit to my Lord

To live by His Sword

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