Because of His Grace
Songs He chose for me

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I did not have a good day today. I usually do not listen to the radio or anything during my commute, and if I do, I usually hook my iPhone onto the stereo and play songs randomly from a collection of 500+. This time I uttered a prayer to God that he will minister to me from the songs played, and these were his selection for me, which was perfect.

1. Through the eyes of a child, Sandi Patty
2. Not my own, Twila Paris
3. Be still my soul
4. I say grace, Hayley Westenra
5. Only by grace

1. Through the eyes of a child
It's such a never-ending story
When you contemplate the world
Of all the ways that serve to hurt our fellow man
Is the answer oh, so simple
That we've forgotten how to love?
When we wring our hands and seek to understand
Are we blinded by the force of our own needs
To solutions that should be plain for all to see

Chorus:
Through the eyes of a child there is innocence
Through the eyes of a child all is love
May the light of Jesus help us to see
All the world through their eyes
There's compassion enough for the deepest hurts
With mercy to heal every pain
And the hope for each tomorrow
When we find the grace to see
All the world through the eyes of a child

We're so full of misconceptions
Teaching prejudice and hate
As we educate our children at our knee
And yet the nature of the young heart
Is to hold out loving hands
To believe that there is good in all they see
Is the leading of a child the light we need
To bring us to the place we're meant to be

2. Not my Own

I am not my own
I am bought with a price
I am not my own, not my own

I am not my own
I cannot hold to pride
I am not my own, not my own

Take this false desire
Burn it in Your righteous fire
I am not my own, not my own

This is not my home
This is not Paradise
This is not my home, not my home

This is not my home
I have been far and wide
This is not my home, not my home

Make this longing true
Turn my wistful heart to you
This is not my home, not my home

When I turn to find Your eyes
O Lord, O Lord
I begin to realize
Once more, once more

I am not my own
I am bought with a price
I am not my own, not my own
Take this false desire
Burn it in Your righteous fire
I am not my own, not my own
I am not my own, not my own

3. Be Still My Soul

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

4. I Say Grace

You know sometimes I feel like I,
I gave it my hardest try
Is anything left? I lost it on the last roller-coaster ride

When I get cold - This is what I say
When my baby asks; 'How was your day?'
I say grace

Took a rock from the garden I made here
In the backyard with a little love and some care
I come here when the world gets too crazy
I come here when I'm just feeling sad

We all need a place we can go where
You pick your dreams out of thin air
I work in this garden of faith every single day

I say grace for the blue painted sky
I say grace for my lucky stars that shine
When I look back on the road that I've traveled down
I say grace for the love that I have found

Used to want to be at the top of the ladder
Even when you leap, you just come back down
When time gets a hold of my horses
I think I'll just laugh and go for the ride

Now while I look out my window
Where I planted my heart and my soul
It does a girl a world of good
To watch her garden grow - I

I say grace for the blue painted sky
I say grace for my lucky stars that shine
When I look back on the road that I've traveled down
I say grace

I've been through the hardest of seasons
Holding my heart in my hand
But every kind of thought has a reason
Now I understand

When the roof caves in - lets the sunshine in
Life is beautiful - now at the end of the day

I say grace for the blue painted sky
I say grace for my lucky stars that shine
When I look back on the road that I've traveled down
I say grace

I say grace
I say grace

5. Only by Grace
Only by grace can we enter
Only by grace can we stand
Not by our human endeavour
But by the blood of the Lamb
Into Your presence You call us
You call us to come
Into Your presence You draw us
And now by Your grace we come
Now by Your grace we come
Lord, if You marked our transgressions
Who would stand
Thanks to Your grace we are cleansed
by the blood of the Lamb
Lord, if You marked our transgressions
Who would stand
Thanks to Your grace we are cleansed
by the blood of the Lamb

pearlie

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