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Holy One


HOLY ONE

It’s hard to endure the pain in times of trouble
But I know my faith, It’s growing through it all
Help me to obey when my soul needs mended
And to remember by Your hand
This trial will be ended
Chorus:
I offer you my heart
Lord, show me Your way
And teach me to follow You
When there’s just no brightness of day
You have always been kind
Forgetting each wrong I have done
And I will trust You and claim you are God
Just guide me, Holy One
Verse 2:
I know You’ll save me from this battle
That is against me
And when my life is overwhelmed
I’ll just give You the praise
Refine me Lord so that I might be a reflection
That’s pointing others in Your direction
Verse 3:
You have always been kind
Forgetting each wrong that I have done
And I will trust You and claim You are God
Just guide me, Holy One
Tag:
Yes I will trust You and claim You are God
Everything I do , everything I say
Guide me, Holy One

Written by Aaron Crabb

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/letting-go/id262885283

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My Anthem


IF I STAND

There’s more that rises in the morning
Than the sun
And more that shines in the night
Than just the moon
It’s more than just this fire here
That keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger
Than this room

And there’s a loyalty that’s deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegiance
I owe only to the giver
Of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can’t, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

There’s more that dances on the prairies
Than the wind
More that pulses in the ocean
Than the tide
There’s a love that is fiercer
Than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother’s
When her baby’s at her side

And there’s a loyalty that’s deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegence
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things

– Rich Mullins

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How Deep the Father’s Love for Us


How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

-Stuart Townend

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COME YE SINNERS POOR AND NEEDY


Our country was founded on Christian principles:  To become a nation that would spread the gospel message.  This was the most important reason behind the framing of our constitution.

In my opinion, the lyrics to this song speak the gospel more succintly and profoundly than any other Christian song.  When I die, this will be the only song I will allow to be sung in my memory!  Hallelujah!

COME YE SINNERS POOR AND NEEDY

Fernando Ortega and John Andrew Schreiner

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy
Weak and wounded, sick and sore.
Jesus ready, stands to save you
Full of pity, love and power.
 
I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms.
In the arms of my dear Savior
Oh, there are ten thousand charms.
 
Come ye thirsty, come and welcome
God’s free bounty glorify.
True belief and true repentance
Every grace that brings you nigh.
 
Come, ye weary, heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall.
If you tarry ’til you’re better
You will never come at all.
 
I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms.
In the arms of my dear Savior
Oh there are ten thousand charms
 
Feel Him prostrate in the garden
On the ground your Master lies.
On the bloody tree behold Him
Sinner, will this not suffice?
 
Lo, the incarnate God ascended
Pleads the merit of His blood.
Venture on Him, Venture wholly
Let no other trust intrude.
 
I will arise and trust in Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms.
In the arms of my dear Savior
Oh there are ten thousand charms.

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Teacher By Design


Jan 11, 2011
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Kids of all ages love to have fun and that’s what I make it for all those who learn from me!  It is exciting to the beginner to first learn to make a sound on their instrument and it is even more fun to be able to make themselves sound good and be able to imitate the type of sounds that professionals can make.  I am a firm believer that if learning is not fun for the student, the student will not want to take lessons nor will he or she want to practice.  I am able to teach the essentials of fine musicianship, teaching the proper method and technique of playing, and make it fun to boot. 

I have been playing musical instruments for 45 years, first taking up the harmonica at age 4!  I have played several instruments ever since and I love to play and teach.  I am a professional musician who plays in front of audiences and has recorded in the studio.  I would love to teach you or your student and get him or her on the path of music enjoyment that will last a lifetime.

Please feel free to inquire any further about my qualifications and how you or your student can learn to play and/or learn to play better in the comfort of your home.

Jim Spiegle

Saxophone, Flute, and Trumpet Instructor

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These Words Say It All


WHAT KIND OF JOY

by Steven Curtis Chapman

Verse 1

Anybody in their right mind

Would’ve given up their preaching and headed for home

They’ve been warned a hundred times

But something inside them keeps giving them hope

And just when you think they’d be crying

Instead of the tears, there’s joy in there eyes

Chorus

What kind of joy is this

That counts it a blessing to suffer?

What kind of joy is this

That gives the prisoner his song?

What kind of joy could stare death in the face

And see it as sweet victory?

This is the joy of a soul that’s forgiven and free

Verse 2

Anybody else with his pain

Would wanna shake their fist at Heaven and give up the fight

‘Cause trouble had been Paul’s middle name

Ever since he’d been captured by God’s blinding light

But just when his hope should be dying

You listen and hear him singing a song

Repeat Chorus

What kind of joy is this?

What kind of joy is this?

What kind of joy is this

The Father has promised His children?

What kind of joy is this

That Jesus has come to reveal?

What kind of joy could give hope in this world

To someone just like you and me?

This is the joy of a soul that’s forgiven

I’ve found this joy for my soul is forgiven and free

What kind of joy is this?

Tell me what kind of joy

What kind of joy, what kind of joy?

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