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!

Chorus:

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

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

 

End:

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

Bridge:

And the angels came to lowly shepherds

Do not be afraid

And the angels sang to lowly shepherds

Come and see the Babe!

Chorus:

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!

 

Chorus:

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.

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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

Chorus:

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

End:

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.

YOU ANSWER ME 

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

Chorus

Lord deliver me

God come set me free

I lift up my hands in surrender to You

Tag

You Answer Me (3X)

And I am free