Lord you reveal yourself to me in a way so profound That if only I would seek you, there you would be found For I opened the doors and there you were waiting My steps falter and my words are now hesitating I opened the windows and, on my heart, you alight You were singing so happily like a bird that’s in flight Once you were there you began to build a nest And for now and always it is where you now rest Lord I have found you in the hearts of the poor And seen you dwell in those I thought were the least I have known you when I doubt if anything is real I have felt that when I’m hurting you helped me to heal This is the revealing of the soul’s great lament The moving of the spirit by which we are sent The yearning to be united to our Lord once again The working and waiting that we have until then You know my inmost being Lord you know my every thought Nothing is secret; all my efforts to hide are for naught So Lord help me open myself to your holy and perfect will To accept you and in my empty spots, won’t you fill In your love and by your power, make me complete Won’t you melt and refine me and turn up the heat By the power of your passion, your burning love and desire Burn me and brand me with your Holy Living Fire Little by little you restore and reveal and I am being remade Some things are sharpened and some places seem to fade One day when this life is finally over And I go walking through the golden field Questions will be answered, eyes will be opened And that which once was hidden, in truth, shall be revealed
I need someone to lean on and to trust I need someone who will love me no matter what I need someone who will find the hidden beauty Someone who helps out of love and not simply duty I need someone to defend me when I am under attack Someone who is in my corner and who always has my back I need someone to see the real me and still not leave I need someone who will also give back not only receive I need someone who is gentle and yet strong I need someone at my side as we walk along I need someone who will listen to me when I need a friend Someone who is faithful and true to the very end I need someone who will treat me the way that I deserve I need someone who is willing to surrender and serve I need someone I can turn to in any situation Someone who will share in both sadness and elation I need someone who understands what makes me what I am I need someone who will be with me to hold me and take my hand I need someone can tell when something isn’t right Someone who will watch over me both by day and by night I need someone who will tell me that things will be okay I need someone who isn’t afraid to kneel down and pray Someone to forgive me and help me forgive myself Someone who makes me feel like there is no one else I need someone who knows I am special and unique I need someone who will be my light when life is bleak I need someone to care to act with loving kindness Who will open my eyes to see and remove my blindness I need someone so rare there might be only one And I pray it’s not too late before the search is done
Lord right now I’m lost and confused Hear my cries Lord I’m begging you My life was going so well and you turned it upside down And now I can’t tell which way is up and which is down Lord I’m trying so hard to understand How this all fits into your grand plan I feel you calling me to be to be a husband or wife I feel you calling me to married life I know I ought to trust but right now my heart is as dust To follow you I’ve tried and tried But what you want I can’t decide I’m hurting Lord can’t you feel my pain And world is gray and my sky is all rain Help me Lord I don’t know what to do or where to turn What is it Lord that you want for me to learn Part of me should feel happy but part of me feels dead The days are painful reminders and most nights I cry in bed Oh Lord my God why must you wound me so Please hold me close and never let me go There are moments when the pain is too much to bear And when I pray I don’t seem to feel your presence there I know you love me and you are by my side always And, if you chose, could turn this protest into praise But even if you don’t right now I know I’ll be alright And from this darkness deep inside will come a brilliant light I’ll be there eventually, but right now what I really need Is your patience, your guidance, your love, and your lead
I know. I was there. I am here. You are never alone. Turn to me and I will be your comfort and your peace. One day I will dry your eyes and the joy will never cease. I know you feel pain right now so deep and so profound. Caught in the undertow of sorrow and feeling like you’ve drowned. I know. I was there. I am here. I have never let you go. You have never left my sight. Trust in me and everything will turn out all right. I know it seems like the end right now but you don’t know the plot. Please believe me when I say that, the end, it is not. I was there nailed on the cross and I felt all: the pain the sadness the loss. I took it all so you that you could understand and place your hand in my hand. I have danced. I have laughed and I have wept. I understand how it feels to lose someone you love. But I also know they look down from above. No more hurt and no more hunger no more older no more younger. No more sickness no more death. Only joy and praise with every single breath. I know sometimes you wonder about the meaning of it all. And sometimes you question whom and when I call. I know it seems impossible now, but you must remember and move on. Remember that nothing is impossible with me. I know. I was there. I am here. On the days when it gets too hard, lean on me and I will help you up. I will give you the strength you need as you eat this bread and drink this cup. I know. I was there. I am here. Let this be a gentle reminder not to take life for granted but to live each moment out. Live each day as if today was your last day; make every second count. I know. I was there. I am here but do not live in fear. I am with you now and always even through the end of the age. The world and it’s things are fleeting and will eventually pass away, but the word of the Lord is eternal and His love is here to stay. I know. I was there. I am here. I love you. Be at peace.
I, the Lord of all creation, give you a new name And, from this day on, you will never be the same Be transformed in your life and follow my will And know that no matter what I love you still Take this moment here and now you are a new creation Learn from your mistakes and live in right relation Channel this energy this love and passion And find a love that’s never out of fashion I call you my child and I am your Father Call out to me always I won’t be bothered I want to hear from you and I want you to listen There is a beauty in the eyes that glisten I call you forward to my loving merciful heart That you and I are never very far apart Cling to me in the storms, the wind and waves I will be your anchor and the hand that saves Cast out in the deep and try once more And know the wondrous things I have in store You aren’t perfect, but it is you that I chose With time and grace your faith will grow I know it’ll be hard, but I believe you’re worth it
Open hearts and open hands Help us do what love demands To give of self to serve and uplift True love is the most precious gift To lay down one’s very life To make the ultimate sacrifice We must have open hearts and open hands There is peace and comfort where love reclines And it lives in a house big enough for all mankind With open hands we both give and receive And together marvelous things they can achieve From Jesus side both blood and water flow To unite once more heaven above and earth below The nails that pierced his hands and feet Now the act of love was complete We pray Lord Jesus let our hearts be open wide That upon your grace and strength we always rely Let our hands be opened not closed in anger And in the storms of life your love is our anchor When we live with open hearts and open hands We will not seek first to judge, but to understand Though, at times, we may wander and go astray We are never too lost to be found if we pray Open us Lord to see in others what you see in me With open hearts and open hands we are setting prisoners free Giving food to the hungry money to the poor Never turning someone away from the door Clothing the ***** and visiting the ill We pray most of all Lord, help us do your will These are all important but help us not forget What matters first and matters most I bet In all we do to pray and act with open hearts and open hands
So many choices, options, decisions Bombarded barraged created divisions The possibilities are endless; a veritable buffet This is the world in which we live today We choose how we act, how we feel and what we wear We choose what we say and how much we want to care God gave us free-will he gave us a choice He gave us our minds and he gave us a voice Tricked into the sin of jealousy and pride Realizing the mistake and trying to hide Like Lucifer we too fell from Grace And sin entered in to the whole human race But God in his mercy would not be outdone For in the fullness of time he would send his one and only son To suffer and die and rise from the grave Not to judge or condemn but that we might be saved He gave himself freely; his body and blood The ultimate expression of his divine love Our hearts are broken and we seek things to fill But no matter what we try nothing fits the bill His body as bread he joins his heart to ours His blood the wine sweeter than flowers United on a physical and fundamental plane So intimate and so profound you can never be the same We have a choice: we can be believe and accept Or we can deny, and doubt and be circumspect But we have a choice and it can’t be coerced What will satisfy this longing this deep thirst And when all is said and done at the end of the age It’s your turn in the spotlight it’s your time on the stage Our choices carry a surprising amount of weight Did you choose to love, did you forgive instead of hate Did you follow in His footsteps and help others on the road Did you ease someone’s burden, help them carry the load Many times you have to make choices that are hard None come through not bruised or cut or scarred Though the way is hard and the journey ever long We are not alone and together we are made strong In the world of a million choices there is one that I will make Find something that will mark me like a stamp or seal I choose to live a life of love that’s real and not just some cheap fake