lessons from songs

16 Jun

i was so encouraged by the worship at village church this morning. it was like long awaited rain that hit places in my heart that where dry and parched.

rather than explaining why these songs were sweet to me this morning. i’m just going to let the words and music speak, and i’m going bold certain lines that are encouraging to me. i hope they are to you as well.

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My Business Lies at Jesus’ GateListen here

My business lies at Jesus’ gate, where many a Lazar (beggar) comes. And here I seek and here I wait for mercy’s falling crumbs.

The Lord I hear the hungry feeds and cheers the souls distressed. He loves to bind up broken reeds and heal a bleeding breast.

His name is Jesus full of grace which draws me to his door. And will not Jesus show his face and bring his gospel store?

Supplies of every grace I want and each day want supply. And if no grace the Lord will grant I must lie down and die.

The Lord I hear the hungry feeds and cheers the souls distressed. He loves to bind up broken reeds and heal a bleeding breast.                                                                                                                                 

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Beneath the Cross of Jesus – Listen here

 

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land. A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way. From the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day

Upon the cross of Jesus, mine eye at times can see. The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me. And from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess. The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place. I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face. Content to let the world go by to know no gain nor loss. My sinful self my only shame, my glory, all the cross.

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God Moves in Mysterious Ways – Listen here

God moves in a mysterious ways, His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines, of never failing skill. He treasures up His bright designs, and works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread. Are big with mercy and shall break, in blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain; God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain.

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