Surrender

"You can fight without ever winning, but never win without a fight. You can surrender without a prayer — but never really pray without surrender." — from "Resist" by Neil Peart

Beautiful

You are Beautiful, my child And I know that you are scared Things are not as you’d hoped they would be But I want you to know Although you feel alone I am with you and am working to set you free This is not the life I want for …

Overflowing

[Psalm 16:5-6] Life sure can be overwhelming To the point I feel so sick inside The world appears To feed on my fears And it seems I have no place to hide Lord, I don’t know where I’m going Though I certainly know where I’ve been Can you guide me …

In the Middle

I want to be in the middle of the battle So that I can see your victory I want to be lost in the middle of the ocean Where your power washes over me I want to stand in the middle of the fire So that my heart can be …

I Was There

I was there in the garden early that day To bring you and your companions to court When the one you called “friend” had kissed your cheek I wondered what I was really there for I was there when they brought you before the governor When they said you claimed …

It Was Me

[Luke 22:47 – 23:34] I watched him in the garden Greet his friend there with a kiss Silent as he was led away Though the soldiers had much to say Against him I watched him in the courtyard Afraid they’d take him too With fear he denied he was a …

What Have I Done?

[Matthew 26 – Present] What have I done? This man has done nothing wrong Yet I’ve betrayed him into the hands of men He stands condemned though he was innocent all along I can’t live with the pain What have I done? I claimed not to have known you I …

Scattered Truth

[Luke 8:4-15] It gets tossed along the busy streets Where every kind of bird and insect feed Trampled underfoot and turned to dust The hungry find their fill Yet they remain unsatisfied It often lands upon the gravel road A place that’s rough where the rain hardly falls There’s no …

Unforgivable

I know it wasn’t me you considered As you hung there on that cross In death you won sweet victory, Bringing home so many who were lost But I’ve been left behind to suffer And to pay for all I’ve done I’ve sinned too greatly against you, Not worthy to …

In the Garden (of Gethsemane)

[Matthew 26:36-42] My heart is heavy, my spirit weak How can you ask me to go on? This cup is too full, I cannot drink Is there any other way? As I try to shine as a light for you To show your people the way They cover their eyes …

Jesus, Be My Valentine

Through every high and low You have been there by my side Even in times I asked you to leave Or when I’d run and hide Through pain and bitter sorrow You have held me in your arms While in joyful celebrations All of heaven joined along Jesus, be my …