10 years ago, I think,
stared into my favorite drink.
ask myself how I got here,
confused and full of fear.
I not raised in a moral home -
"The Church" as its back bone?
family was for sure a part
those that God had set apart.
then did I fall so far
a distant shooting star?
piece was missing from my life
void not filled by my child or wife.
need More!" my heart cried out.
cant be what lifes all about."
has religion taught to me,
things Im not equipped to be?"
realized something was not right.
was lost and blind and had no light.
else was good and pure;
lives had such a strong allure.
could I have been forgot
the God my familys church had taught?
one day my friend stopped by,
bad immoral guy.
said "I think Christs coming
almost had a heart attack!
great," I said ... "Thanks a lot!"
are sinners .... have you forgot?"
said "I dont know what to say,
weve got to be in church
told me loud and clear
was a message we must hear.
heard the Gospel clear that night
Calvarys Cross was there in sight.
then before I knew a thing,
went to work for my Great King.
labored morning, noon and night;
sword held high in a desperate fight
the Devil, the evil one,
finish the battle Christ begun.
never learned of the finished work
I must have looked like such a jerk.
didnt know the work was done
Jesus, Gods only begotten Son,
into Hell to take away
Sin of the world on that Wednesday.
did not spare His darling Son
my sin, He had become.
you ask, "can this be true -
He die for just a few?"
no, He took it ALL away.
just the sins of yesterday.
sins are all gone too.
finished the cup - For us, its through.
now it must be up to us?
put his hope and trust in us!
assume He must want me to DO
work with which He wasnt through.
is there now NO condemnation?
He the propiciation
ALL sin and now its DONE...
Satan lost and Jesus Won?
just so hard to comprehend:
not His servant ... Im His friend.
worked and gave all that I could.
must KNOW me! or at least He should."
know I sin, but I confess.
that count for righteousness?
so confused with all Ive herd;
"Christian" has a different Word.
NOT the author of confusion.
leads me then to this conclusion:
salvation is by Grace
you add some works, even a trace;
Gods Grace becomes something new.
FOOLISH Galations, who hath bewitched you?"
got discouraged bad one day.
threatened God, "Ill walk away!"
go into that bar and drink;
me I am at the brink."
tempted Gods that summer day,
here and take this drink away!"
didnt stop me from my sin.
I guess Id never been.
said I was a new creation.
now of this situation?
thought I could no longer sin.
old me somehow crept back in.
Jesus take my sin away?
must I forever pay and pay?
it DO or is it DONE?
I a slave or am I His son?
by Grace and Kept by Works
are the argued Gospel quirks.
heart had not discerned between
that I had quickly seen.
must be right...Arent they are the
why then do they try to hide
God says "Adam, where are you?"
puzzles me and I wish I knew
they run each day and hide
little boy and girl inside.
cover up their nakedness
all their sins they do confess
always they will do their best
hide with all the naked rest
the trees of Religion,
church that Adam first begun.
one day I saw the light,
a man named Jesus gave me sight.
spat upon the ground and made
earthen vessel of the clay
He might use to touch mine eyes
tear off this worlds great disguise.
the pool of Siloam, He then sent me,
washed there and I came seeing.
misfit I did then become
the group of which, I then was one.
said that I was never blind.
a great deception Id been in twined.
told them all "I know for sure
found my PEACE, my HOPE, my CURE.
IS REAL! He lives in me!
Truth has finally set me free!"
dont now have much fellowship.
narrow roads a lonely trip.
Jesus and I have left behind
righteous, moral, unsaved blind,
never realized the cost
paid because they were lost.
now, I return to the start.
was I saved and set apart?
first got lost and realized I
tried and sentenced once to die.
like Isaac, was bound and laid
the altar his father made.
is the Lamb for the sacrifice?"
cried out from that very place.
looked and saw a ram was caught.
He would die and I would not.
ram then laid there in my stead.
saw Him bleed till He was dead.
wood was then set all ablaze.
burned to ashes while I gazed.
go and visit that place a lot.
been a while, but Ive not forgot
what price I was set free;
ask you all to look and SEE.
nothing left for me to do -
satisfied with His substitute.
clarify this for all of you,
for only one or two.
Ram I speak of was nothing less
the Son of Righteousness.
himself took my place
Calvary and hung in disgrace.
said, "It is finished" with a loud
to give us all a choice
look to Him and see His love,
die to the flesh and be born from above.
anyone now must ever do
believe IN YOUR HEART He died for you.
you know what He did for us,
will fall in love with my Jesus.
all at once Hell be real to you
youll never again ask a man what to do.
will never again have to ask what to pray
in you will live the light, truth and the way.
cant save anyone cause Im only clay
believe me when I tell you that I know the Way.
you can too, If your willing to seek
Savior, the Redeemer of which I speak.
MUST get to know Him, and then if you do,
know you will fall in love with Him too.
have less friends but you wont be alone -
be flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone.
is the Good News to all them that hear
the end of the age of grace draws near.
your works and rest in Him."