5in5 Day #5 “I Am Alive”

Now this was fun! My friend Mark and I got together and came up with this. It was fun working together!

Several lines are from messages from one of our speakers, Shabaka, that I had written down. Powerful stuff!


I Am Alive

Verse 1:

When I look at your greatness, when I look at your majesty

When I think of your mercy, when I think of how you saved me


Verse 2:

When I hear of all your goodness, when I hear of your love for me

When I feel you stir within me, when I feel your presence moving


Pre Chorus:

I’m alive and your Spirit lives in me, I’m alive and the grave has set me free!


I am alive! I am alive! Your mercy has come over me

I am alive! I am alive! Your grave has set me free



We will be the generation, calling down the reign of Heaven

O Lord, reveal it through me

5in5 Day #4 “Glory To God”

One of my very good friends suggested I should write a Christmas song…and I LAUGHED at her! And then the idea completely made sense. So…here it is! Merry Christmas!

Glory To God

Verse 1:

When the glory of the Lord came to earth on that Christmas day

When the Glory of the Lord chose a stable birth no glorious display


And the angels came to lowly shepherds

Do not be afraid

And the angels sang to lowly shepherds

Come and see the Babe!


Glory to God in the highest, peace among those whom He loves

His favor rests on those who seek Him, come worship this Gift from above!

Verse 2:

When the glory of the Lord, was announced by a bright Holy star

When the glory of the Lord, called 3 wise men with gifts from afar

Tag ending:

Glory to God in the highest

5in5 Day #3 “I Come”

Well…day 3 is always hard. One of my goals was working on arranging a hymn so I decided to tackle that tonight. My favorite one is “Just As I Am.” This is my attempt at updating it. Sorry…I messed up several times and was a bit passionate but I can’t seem to do it perfectly tonight! I’m too old for these late nights anymore…

“I Come”

Verse 1:

Just as I am, and waiting not, to rid my soul of one dark blot

To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb I come, I come!

Verse 2:

Just as I am, though tossed about, with many conflicts many doubts,

Fightings within and fears without, O Lamb I come, I come!



Just as I am without one plea, but that your blood was shed for me

And that you bid me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Verse 3:

Just as I am, poor wretched, blind, sight riches, healing of the mind

Yes all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb I come! I come!

Verse 4:

Just as I am, You will receive, You welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve

Because Your promise I believe, O Lamb I come! O Lamb I come!

Ending Chorus:

Just as I am, Thy love unknown, has broken every barrier down,

No to be yours, and yours alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!



5in5 Day #2 “All The Days of My Life”

So I had something else planned for today…had even written down a couple of chords at lunch!

BUT…”The great lightening storm of spring 2014″ intervened.


Here’s what I mean.

We were at a softball game tonight (third game of the night). The clouds were amazing…and the lightening started. It was impressive (at least I thought so), but a couple of the kiddos weren’t impressed. They were quite scared! I talked to one about how God was taking care of her and even when she was scared she could trust that Jesus would watch over her. I kind of wished there was a song to sing to take her mind off of the scary display.  So…I wrote one!

“All The Days of My Life” 

Verse 1:

When I lay down and when I’m awake, I know you’re there I just have to take

Your hand in mine, You’re with me all the time

Verse 2:

When I ride my bike or when I play ball, I know you have me through it all

I like knowing you, and that will always be true


Surely goodness and love will follow me, all the days of my life

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and ever!

Verse 3: (Quite possibly my favorite!)

When I go to school and when I’m at home, I gotta try hard not to moan and groan!

Because you’re there with me, it’s as easy as 2+3


It’s a promise from You to me, and I’ll believe in you faithfully

All the days of my life (x4)


5in5 Day #1 “You Answer Me”

Oh how I struggle with words! I think I have so many things to express about what Jesus has done in my life I just freeze because no words are adequate! So, this year I have been making notes from scripture. Can’t really go wrong there, right? This is from Psalm 3.


Verse 1

You O Lord are a shield about me

My glory and the one who lifts my head

Verse 2

You O Lord, You sustain me

I will not fear I will trust instead

Pre Chorus

I cry to the Lord with my voice

And He answered me from His holy mountain


Lord deliver me

God come set me free

I lift up my hands in surrender to You


You Answer Me (3X)

And I am free