Saturday, February 25, 2012

Against The Wall.

If you ever sat behind a wall you’ll know how safe you feel
And the dangers on the other side will never seem too real
Well that is how we feel when the Lord God has our back
He is a Rock, a Guide, our Shepherd, and the Leader of the pack.

We can be strong Lord, when You are guarding us no matter where we are
On a busy city highway or just gazing at a star
You are not a thousand light years away from us at all
You are beside us and within us and Almighty over all.

So praise to You our Father and praise to Christ the Son
Praise to the Spirit, Comforter a glorious three in one
You are anywhere we need You between here and a star
Before we speak You answer for you know what’s in our heart.

Praise the Lord; thank You Jesus; there are no words to convey
Just what our heart is holding and the words of love we’d say
But since You know us through and through it will be no surprise
That on the day that You call us we’ll want to gaze into Your eyes.

Wyn Barratt Feb 2012

A Sinner Who’s A Winner.

The shadows lengthen, a new day has gone
Just history in a life that went wrong
My good intentions were only hot air
Whatever I touched I could not see You there.

‘You should’ and ‘you shouldn’t’ was all that I heard
How I wished that I ‘wasn’t’ and not standing there
But You had a plan, Lord, and I was Your man
Now I see You before me; Yes I am Your man.

New mornings are dawning, new chances for me
To learn of the Christ who had died on the tree
I can walk now in triumph; He rose from the grave
I’m a sinner, who’s a winner, with the Jesus Who saves.

Wyn Barratt Feb 2012.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What Am I Doing Here?

What am I doing here?
Where should I be?
Who should I belong to?
Am I bound or free?

Days fly by far too fast
Yet nights never end.
Are you a Christ born soul?
I’m looking for a friend.

Coming or going
Doors open wide
What is beyond them?
I cannot decide.

I’m waiting to feel my hand
Taken in yours
Friendship, love and purpose
With God’s guidance of course.

Who should I belong to?
Am I bound or free?
I’m looking for a Christ born soul
To travel with me.

Wyn Barratt Feb 2012.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I Remember

I remember how You hid me in a corner of Your heart
How I felt Your arms around me when my heart was split apart
I remember that sweet night when You rocked me back to sleep
After old and bitter memories swamped my thoughts; no hope to keep.

I remember all the mercy that You in loving-kindness showed
When with all my faults and failings I had wandered from the road
I remember too the words of love I found inside Your Word
When in times of dark depression, I despaired, in this hard world.

I never will forget the times too numerous to list
That You, Dear Lord and Saviour, touched my soul and stooped to lift
My knees felt bruised and battered from falling at Your feet
And when You raised me once again I knew our eyes could meet.

I always will remember just how much You mean to me
How You took the road to Calvary, and the day You set me free
I’ll remember till my dying day Your precious healing blood
That marks my steps to Heaven even though I’m not so good.

I’ll remember all Your Mercy and Your Faithfulness to me
Though I’ll never understand why You should give Your life for me
But for what it’s worth dear Saviour I know we’ll never part
For I remember You have hidden me in a corner of Your heart.

Wyn Barratt Feb 2012.

Friday, February 10, 2012

No Valentine?

Would that cloud in the sky hide your tear drops?
If you could fly right into it to hide
Or would the moisture it holds cause your tears to roll
Even faster and down to earth they’d slide?

Will the sun ever come out to warm you?
Will the rain and your tears ever dry?
Will the flowers catch the drops for their nectar
To feed the bees that are buzzing nearby?

Will the Angels come out to attend you?
Will they lift up your despondent heart?
Will they find a soul mate to befriend you?
Someone faithful and true from the start?

Do you cry for the moon and ask something
That no one could ever fulfil
Or is it just faintly possible
That your hopes might one day be filled?

As you look to the sky for a miracle
Don’t ponder on what might have been
Just walk on with hope for tomorrow
For tomorrow may bring a new scene.

Wyn Barratt
Feb 2012.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hide Me.

Hide me; the shadows are falling beside me
The long day is ending and I’ll be
Waiting for dawn once again
Guide me; the moon is not shining above me
Stars hidden by clouds and I can’t see
Darkness is deep once again.

My eyes close; I don’t need to see, for You’re leading
It doesn’t seem long since Your bleeding
When You won my heart, there and then
Your hand is warm; the scars from the nails are disturbing
I’d forgotten how much You were hurting
When You died both for me and all men.

I am Yours now; I know that You’ll never leave me
One day You will come and retrieve me
I watch for the dawn of that day
The skies will light up with all of Your glory
Your saints will sing the old story
As we praise that we followed, ‘The Way’.

Wyn Barratt
Feb 2012.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Is Anyone There?

Are you bowing your head in a moment of prayer?
Sometimes do you wonder if anyone’s there?
The tears sting your eyes with the pain that you feel
Yes, God is there; He is close, and He’s real.

So hold on my friend, and feel all the warmth
That flows down from God as you enter the storm
The Saviour Who poured out His life for your soul
Is standing beside you, let your faith make you whole.

Hold on, hold tightly your Lord’s at your side
He’ll never leave you and there’s more beside
His blood is the balm that will soothe all your wounds
He loves you forever and He’s returning real soon.

Some days are easy and we sail along
Some days are so hard; where do we belong?
We belong at the feet of our Saviour and friend
He belongs to the Father whose reign has no end.

Wyn Barratt
Feb 2012