Posts Tagged ‘strongholds’

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 take and take and take

In your skin I make you quake

I pose as the angel of light

With me you’ll do nothing but fight

You will fight to keep me around

As I turn your life upside down

I first come as your friend

Life with me never has to end

I’m your secret that will destroy

I will use you as my toy

They say curiosity killed the cat

You thought that I was phat

My aim was to destroy your life

To take your family and wife

All you have is what I took

I would even take your looks

Your dignity and pride were next

There was nothing I would reject

I caused you nothing but pain

On the just and unjust it will rain

I take and take and take

In your skin I make you shake

You quiver when I’m around

I turned your life upside down

What Am I

 

 

 

© 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

Blessed Be Your Name

Lord, I’ve made my share of mistakes

For granted, You, I never want to take

You are the Rock, in which I stand

I know You will lead me to the promise land

I’ve lived in the desert way too long

Help me to sing Your glorious song

Lead me on the path, of the everlasting way

Help me to walk with You and not sway

It’s in You, that I put my trust

Faith in You, for me is a must

You open my eyes when I am blind

It’s Your Truth, that I hope to find

Your faithful, this I know

Your grace, is what I want to show

You search and find me when I’m lost

My ways, I must count the cost

It’s a white flag, that I raise

To You is who I sing praise

Blessed be Your name

You’ll never change, You’ll always be the same

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

For most of my life I hadn’t a care

I wore a mean mask that put on a scare

I was guided by the bondage of fear

That developed over many a year

Hardship and heartache led to choices that were flawed

Leading me to wonder, is there a God

Pushing thru life without any rest

My choices and decisions were skewed at best

Toiling and turning was the event of the day

Always leaving me to wonder is there another way

Sobering up I got squeaky clean

But never got rid of the mask that was mean

It wasn’t until I invited Him in

That I was freed from the bondage of sin

What I received was forgiveness and grace

That day on the cross Christ took my place

I’m a new creation the old life is gone

This new life I live with no mask on

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2017

Lord, it’s me again

It’s against You that I have sinned

Lord, to You I confess

I give You all my brokenness

Oh Lord, what shall I do

I want to give my life to You

But something always gets in the way

Oh Lord, please help me not to stray

 

Lord, I give You all of me

Take away my blindness so that I can see

Oh Lord, where I am weak

It’s Your face that I need help to seek

Lord, in my emptiness

Fill me with all Your goodness

In my emptiness, weakness, and where I am broken

It’s only in You that I have hope in

 

Lord, it’s me again

I have confessed to You all my sin

I know it’s You that will forgive

Then teach me how I am to live

It’s only You that can help me start

Lord, I know it’s You that changed my heart

Lord, it’s You to whom I pray

I know You’re the only way

 

 

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

When you see storms coming round

Reach for Christ, He can be found

 

When the winds come blowing thru

Christ our Rock will hold you true

 

When temptation seems too strong

Stand on the Word you can’t go wrong

 

When the devil has you down

Reach for Christ, He’s your Solid Ground

 

When sin has you in it’s claws

You can find strength at the cross

 

When life just has you beat

Lay your burdens at Christ’ feet

 

Jesus will meet you where you are

He will never be afar

 

Jesus is the answer with what you do

He will always be there for you

 

 

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