Lifter of My Soul

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Lifter of My Soul, I must,
Kneel before you once again;
Lead me into your presence,
Away from the path of sin.

Make me know your ways, I trust,
When my burdens seem too great,
You’ll guide me through the sorrow,
And onto the path of praise.

I’m waiting for you, Lord,
Come lift my soul once more,
For you’ve raised me to walk,
In the way I should go,
And one day I’ll never grieve,
No, I’ll run forever free,
With the Lifter of My Soul.

Lifter of My Soul, from dust,
As I long for what will be,
Teach me to stand, walk, and run,
On this path of mystery.

Lifter of My Soul, I must,
Kneel before you once again;
Lead me into your presence…

Behind the lines

Psalm 25 – Teach Me Your Paths

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Stand

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I stand to praise You,
My tongue to sing Your Word,
I close – my eyes to worship.

My heart burns within me,
Voices of joy are raised,
Echoes – for Your glory.

Lips of sinners saved,
Our voices are raised…

Stand and praise Him all the nations,
Praise the King of Heaven,
Worthy is His name,
Worthy is His name,

Sing the song of our Salvation,
To the One who saved us,
Worthy is His name,
Worthy is His name.

I stand under Grace,
Freed from the wrath deserved,
I long – to see Your face.

When I will stand,
Before Your judgment throne,
I’ll kneel – like every man.

With hope in Christ alone,
Redeemed as His own…

Stand up and praise Him,
Stand up and praise Him,
Stand up and praise Him,
He is the Lord.

Behind the lines

Co-written with Shane Jackson.

My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right. (Psalm 119:171-172 ESV)

Behold Your King

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They beat Him savagely,
Mocked Him in all their scorn,
They crowned Him King with twisted thorns.
They dressed Him in purple,
A royal robe of spite,
Is this your King? “No, crucify!”

Behold the Man! Behold your King!
Suffering…

He is the King of glory,
Son of Man by virgin birth,
He is the King of glory,
Son of God beyond worth.

They gave Him a title,
But they erred on the sign,
He’s the King of kings for all time.
They placed Him in the grave,
But it would not hold Him long,
He appeared then rose to His throne.

Behold the Man! Behold your King!
In victory…

He is the King of glory,
Son of Man by virgin birth,
He is the King of glory,
Son of God beyond worth.

Crucified and risen,
Seated in all wisdom,
He reigns in victory!

Behold your King!
Behold your King!
Behold your King!

Behind the lines

Based on John Chapter 19, these lines attempt to capture how Pilate and the crowd viewed the King of kings and what happened to Him from the time Pilate gave him over to be crucified through His glorious resurrection (Chapter 20).

I wonder how many in the crowd yelling “crucify Him” saw Jesus for who he truly is after the resurrection?

So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”
(John 19:16-22 ESV)

Today many still struggle with who Jesus is. The Bible says one day every knee will bow to Him and every tongue will confess He is Lord.

for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”
(Romans 14:11 ESV)

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-11 ESV)

Is Christ your King?

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