This is now

The story of the Disciple, Simon Peter

Standing at the water’s edge
I dropped my dreams when I dropped my nets (Matthew 4:18-20)
No hesitation, no regrets,
I followed You, but that was then
And this is now

You washed my feet and You changed my name (John 13:5-10, John 1:40-42)
I swore I’d never be the same
But just like the tides, I guess people change
Cause that was then
And this is now

I wish I could go back, but I don’t know how
I remember when I stood my ground (Matthew 16:13-16, John 6:67-69)
I swore I’d never let You down (Matthew 26:33)
I want to be that man again
But that was then
And this is now

I watched the blind man lift his head
And look his Savior in the eyes (Mark 10:46-52)
I heard a dead man take a breath
Dropped to my knees as I watched him rise (Luke 7:11-16, Mark 5:35-43)

And I felt the sea beneath my feet
As I stepped out on the angry waves (Matthew 14:28-31)
But You saw the storm raging within
You reached out and calmed me then
But this is now

Chorus

Just when I thought my sin has closed the door
(Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-61)
I see my Savior standing on the shore (John 21:1-19)
With arms wide open
Just like the first time You called my name…

You said, “That was then, and this is now:
My child, I bore your cross, I wore your crown (Isaiah 53:3-8)
When you couldn’t come to Me, My love came down (Ephesians 2:13, 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
So take My hand, I’ll lead you out
Cause that was then and this is now

My child, I bore your cross, I wore your crown
You couldn’t come to Me so My love came down
Take my hand, I’ll lead you out
You’ll never be that man again
Cause that was then and this is now…”

~ Performed by:  Casting Crowns (Album:  Thrive)
Written by:  Mark Hall, Matthew West ~

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers… (1 Peter1:1)
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed.  For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.  (1 Peter 2:24-25)
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  (1 Peter 3:18)

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I’ll always stand for You

Jesus I stand for You
No matter what You lead me through
They will chase me out
And close me down
But Jesus I’ll stand for You

I’ll always stand
I’ll always stand
I’ll always stand for You
In all this world
You’re all that’s True
I’ll always stand for You

Jesus I’ve stood my ground
When unbelief was all around
I have felt the sting rejection brings
But Jesus I’ll still stand for You

Chorus

The time will come when everyone
Will turn their eyes on the risen Son
Until that day this world will turn away
And so I’ll take Your hand
I’ll always stand for You

Guilty of disgrace
But You took my place
So Jesus I’ll always stand for You

Chorus

~ Written by:  John Ellis
Performed by:  Tree63 ~

Ephesians 6:13
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Because I love Him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFzaP1t7mno

I want to walk and talk with Jesus each and every day
I want my life to be an example for Him in every way
I want to treat my brothers the way that Jesus wants me to
Because He said do unto others as you would have them do unto you
I want Him to shower me with His blessings from up above
and then rock me and rock me and rock me in the cradle of His love.

I want Him to lead me and guide me in everything I say and do
In His service I want Him to choose me and use me as He would to
What a wonderful Counselor, Mighty Prince of Peace is He
All I want each day is just a closer walk with Thee
Because, I love Him, I love Him, I love Him
And I know, yes, I know He loves me.

You see,
I love Him (I Love Him) (x 7)
And I know, yes, I know He loves me.

~ Performed by:  Sarah DeLane, Marshall Hall, Kim Hopper, Joyce Martin McCollough & Jason Crabb

Gaither DVD & CD:  Journey To The Sky ~

I’d rather have Jesus

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold
I’d rather have Him than have riches untold
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced Hands

Than to be a king of a vast domain
and be held in sin’s dread sway
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
this world affords today.

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause
I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame
I’d rather be true to His Holy Name

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom
He’s sweeter than honey from out of the comb
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

~ Words:  Rhea F. Miller, 1922
Music:  George Beverly Shea, 1932 ~

http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/id-rather-have-jesus-the-song-and-the-story.html