Only by the tender mercies of God

I am allowed to live

What am I to the Holy God of heaven and earth?

Any vestige of good is of the Lord!

What have I to offer?

I must enjoy Him!

Abandon myself to the Lord who is light

The Lord is life, eternal life

To be left on my own, unaided…frightful

May the Lord God be blessed forever

Praise the Lord evermore

Praise the Lord alway


So wasily taken captive

In an instant I pine at the slightest inconvenience

A wont to be rebellious; a wont for what I want

Nothing in me of merit; it is all base

Lacking any depth or courage to rise up

Out of the pit of darkness

The lord God is strength

Jesus Christ is light

How is it that I have obtained mercy?

Too much for me to understand

Crushed by the weight of Jesus Christ and His glory


Lord, I am a giant fool

Take me away any way You can

Absolutely worthless, I am

I have nothing to show nor to give

I am Yours to do what You will

Glad salvation is not up to me

Oh, what a tragedy

May the Lord be praised forever and ever

Bless the lord God of heaven for all eternity

Praise God!


A fool for You, Lord

Everyday may I see Your light

Please look upon me with pity

For I have not a thing to share

Often I wonder why You care

None of me, all of You

No good thing can I do

Life means everything, now I see

I need You near; close to me

Praise be to God forever and ever

Yes, Amen


What I am to You, Lord?

A Holy God full of righteousness and understanding

A miserable worm am I

Yet, You treat me with favour

In grace and riches, I abound

What am I to do?

How can I please such a One as You?

Praise the Lord forever and ever

Praise the Lord evermore

Praise God


Your mighty works, Lord
Your masterful endeavors
With the sound of Your voice
And there is power in Your name
Jesus Christ
The Lord of Glory
My heart sings when You speak
I am overcome by Your Word
Back to dust as in the beginning
Who can challenge You
Praise the Lord, my God
Forever and ever
Praise God, forever


Holy Father in Heaven
Another day provided by You
My health seems fine
I am able like many are not
Food and drink to sustain me
Shelter and clothing fail me, not
Worthwhile endeavors to pursue this day
You are my rock
My source of inspiration
My source for life
The sacrifice of your only begotten Son
Blood shed for the remission of sins
A perfect work alone to atone
Jesus Christ and His death on the cross
It is where I must go
Where I must look
I pray that the Lord will strengthen me
Day in and day out
Keep me from the evil
May I fulfill His purposes
May I forget myself more and more
May I take up my cross and live, not die

My Lord

My thoughts are of you

Often times I know not what to do

Nor what to say

I trust that You will find a way

Through the darkness

It covers my face like a veil

You are my love

My only true hope

Relying on You

I can cope

Please look upon me

I need to feel Your gaze

Warmth in the midst of a cold, black shadow

Bracing me

I am free


The great song of salvation?
I hear not!
The intelligence behind the creation?
I see not!
The praise and worship of God?
I speak not!


You know how it feels

Out of touch with what is real

Pitch-black lies-telling eyes

Abounding in spaces in our midst

Clouded perceptions in expanse

Time remembers – everlasting

Light in the shadow – encompassing

Reaching for truth at hand

Outstretched from up high

There is love