Wednesday, April 24, 2013

As Long As You're There Lord

As long as You’re there, Lord, as long as You’re there
My heart is resting, yet any challenge I’d dare
I’d leap a wall as high as the sky
Or plunge the depths when I know You are nigh.

As long as You’re there Lord ,that’s where I will be
I’d follow You across the wildest sea
I’d walk those waves if You hold my hand
Just point the way, Lord, I’m at Your command.

You took the burden I laid at Your feet
You gave Your life there on Calvary’s tree
You chose me Lord, when I stood condemned
You are my Saviour, my Lord, and my friend.

As long as I’m here, Lord, my love is all Yours
I’ll go where You lead if You open the doors
The whys and the wherefores of life may be strange
But with You as my Leader I can ride any range.

Wyn Barratt April 2013.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Are You Sleepless?

Are you sleepless, are you weary
Worn with days of constant care
God is watching, He is near you;
Close your eyes and feel Him there.

There is never just a moment
That He’d ever glance away
You’re His child, oh how He loves You!
His for ever and a day.

He will watch you when you’re sleeping,
When the tears run down your face
When your lonely vigil keeping
He is with you in that place.

So take  heart dearly beloved
Life will not always be so
He prepares a greener valley
And through that you both will go.

Wyn Barratt. April 2013.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Holding You, Holding ME

When can I hold You and look in Your eyes?
When You are holding me.
I look around in joyful surprise
At the wonderful things I can see.

Your world astounds me as Your love surrounds me
How can I be depressed?
Grace is the ocean that sets life in motion
When in Your love I am dressed.

A hope and a future, Your promise is true
You cannot tell a lie
Whatever the Word says on that we can stand
Then with God we can see eye to eye.

Trials and troubles are the rocks we can climb
For a better view now of You
Stumbles and tumbles open up wounds
For a look at what’s inside us too.

So change me, rearrange me until I can see
That my ‘old man’ is buried and gone
Keep my heart soft and tender until my life’s ended
And we’re holding each other as one.

Wyn Barratt April 2013.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

There's A New Day Dawning.

There’s a new day dawning when I hope I won’t be here
I’ll be standing at the pearly gates with a smile and not a tear
I’ll look down through a cloudy sky at those I left behind
But you know that I am happy and I know that you won’t mind.

I will still be praying for all my friends down there
And the Father may be saying, ‘They know that you still care’.
So if one day you notice that I am not around
You’ll remember I’m not lying in a hole down in the ground.

I may not leave the Saviour’s side for many many days
But then Saint Paul you just can’t hide. I’ll find you in that maze
I want to ask what you thought, and look into your head
And when I have the answers I’ll find someone else instead.

I don’t know who may be next that I will want to meet
Like Abraham or Moses who accepted no defeat
King David’s Psalms are dear to me and so he will be too
All this will keep me occupied while I have to wait for you.

Wyn Barratt April 2013.