Although You're always by my side
Your Spirit guides me from within
Some days feels like You're far away
And every breath I take, is aching.

When all my prayers, hurt and tears
Fail to brake the cruel wall
You're grace breaks through, You're always near
My Father, Savior, Holy Ghost.

Chorus:   Close to Your heart
       The only place I ever want to be
       Close to Your heart
       To gaze at You throughout eternity
       Close to Your heart
       My beautiful, so beautiful God
       Gazing forever, at the beauty of Your heart.

I pray to see and understand
To know You how You really are
And every glimpse I get of You
Draws me yet closer to Your heart.

Your beauty overwhelms my soul
All things around me fade away
I long to have a heart like Yours
My Father, Savior, Holy Ghost.

Chorus:   Close to Your heart
       The only place I ever want to be
       Close to Your heart
       To gaze at You throughout eternity
       Close to Your heart
       My beautiful, so beautiful God
       Gazing forever, at the beauty of Your heart.
How cruel the anguish pierced
Throughout Your gentle heart
When Your beloved child
So foolishly took the first bite.

Chorus:   How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
       Pierced through Your gentle heart
       Yet how to take the blame
       You planned before the time began.

How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
Flooded Your innocent heart
But through the stormy rain
You only saw me Yours again.

Still from the same perilous tree
Although I know, I bite again
With love You wrote me on Your heart
Yet in return I give You pain.

Chorus:   How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
       Pierced through Your gentle heart
       Yet how to take the blame
       You planned before the time began.

How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
Flooded Your innocent heart
But through the stormy rain
You only saw me Yours again.

Bridge:    You knew I will rebel
       You knew I’ll crush Your heart
       But all the galaxies were dull
       If You couldn’t see them through my eyes.

Chorus:   How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
       Pierced through Your gentle heart
       Yet how to take the blame
       You planned before the time began.

       How cruel my act, how cruel the pain
       Flooded Your innocent heart
       But through the stormy rain
       You only saw me Yours again.

End Line: You only see me Yours again.
Why shall I sin another day
Why shall I stumble once again
I know You long to perfect me
For me You gave Your Everything.

Why shall I wrestle with my thoughts
Why shall I waste another day
I long for You to perfect me
Make me like You in every way.

Chorus:   Re-mold me in Your image
       I yearn to only have Your thoughts
       Your love to overflow my heart
       Please mold me in Your image.

       Re-shape in Your image
       I long to only speak Your words
       Your ways to be my only ways
       My Father, shape me in Your image.

Your Word please write it on my heart
To be my light, my only guide
To shine through me ‘n the darkest night
Your holy name to glorify.

Cleanse me my God,  Oh make me whole
For You alone I want to breathe
I long after Your holiness
My all in all, my Everything.

Chorus:   Re-mold me in Your image
       I yearn to only have Your thoughts
       Your love to overflow my heart
       Please mold me in Your image.

       Re-shape in Your image
       I long to only speak Your words
       Your ways to be my only ways
       My Savior, shape me in Your image.

Chorus: ……………        
       My Spirit, shape me in Your image.

End line: My God, please shape me in Your image.
I feel a stranger in this world
Trapped to breathe, trapped to go on.
Though I breathe in You, I feel alone
With no more strength to carry on.

Worthless I fall unto my knees
And plead with You to let me go
Like the dust blowing in the wind
To vanish and to be no more.

Chorus:   The more I thirst to know You
       The less I think and feel of me.
       The more I hunger for You
       The fierce the war is getting over me.

Reminders of Your endless love
Flash through my mind like lightning
Piercing through the thunderstorm.
I’m aching knowing that You’re hurting.

I feel trapped to go on but I am weary
With no more strength to carry on.
Through rainy clouds I’m only pleading
It would be just one less, please let me go.

Chorus:   The more I thirst to know You
       The less I think and feel of me.
       The more I hunger for You
       The fierce the war is getting over me.

Bridge:    But from the edge of desperation
       On wings You raise me up again
       And like a flood Your love abounds me,
       You drown me in Your sea of love.

Chorus:   The more I get to know You
       The closer to You I am drawn
       Embraced in Your eternal arms
       I am held tight and carried on.

End line:  Forever in Your arms I’m carried on.
I do believe,
That You will rescue me from every roaring sea,
That You will calm the raging waves and carry me
Back in Your world with You to spend eternity.

I do believe,
You are the Father all of my dreams could not embrace,
That You are everything my soul is longing for
That forever I will be quieted by Your love
And with singing over me You will rejoice.

Chorus:   I will believe,
       Through the darkest clouds and rain
       I will believe,
       Through the storms and heavy thunders
       I'll still believe!
       Even if the earth is shaken
       And the mountains fall into the sea,
       With my last breath I will trust
       And I'll believe.

I do believe,
That we were made to love and live in a perfect world
In a world where the lion cuddles with the lamb,
Where the peace and love surpasses the depths of the soul.

I do believe,
You are the Father all of my dreams could not embrace,
That You are everything my soul is longing for,
That forever I will be quieted by Your love
And with singing over me You will rejoice.

Chorus:   I will believe,
       Through the darkest clouds and rain
       I will believe,
       Through the storms and heavy thunders
       I'll still believe,
       Even if the earth is shaken
       And the mountains fall into the sea,
       With my last breath I will trust
       And I'll believe.
       I'll be with you forever
       And water you with springs of life
       I'll see you through all your troubles
       Forever you are mine.

       I never forsake you
       Stand firm through sorrows and pain
       The rivers will not overflow you
       Your every tear I'll wipe away.

Forever I'll be your Father
You are my beloved child
I'm wrestling for you every moment
And I'm holding your heart close to mine.

Chorus:   I'll be with you forever
       And water you with springs of life
       I'll see you through all your troubles
       Forever you are mine.

       I never forsake you
       Stand firm through sorrows and pain
       The rivers will not overflow you
       Your every tear I'll wipe away.

My Spirit lives within you
I'll teach you 'n the way you should go
Temptations will not overcome you
I'll help you stand through every storm.

Chorus:   I'll be with you forever
       And water you with springs of life
       I'll see you through all your troubles
       Forever you are mine.

       I never forsake you
       Stand firm through sorrows and pain
       The rivers will not overflow you
       Your every tear I'll wipe away.

Nothing can separate us
You are forever mine
I'm wrestling for you every moment
And I'm holding your heart close to mine.

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I have been serving in ministry in a couple of states.  This page I created to make available the lyrics of my songs to all of you
who have asked me where they could find them. The stories behind the songs I am only able to share during the service.
Comfort the One who for us hurts every moment
Whose loving heart only knew kindness,
The Comforter whom we taught pain and grief
Whose darling gentle eyes endure watching sin.

Let all creation comfort the Giver of our lives
The One who made us all to rejoice in His love,
Who watches all the hatred and life taking life
Waiting for us to call upon His light.

Chorus:   Comfort the Lord!
       Let us all pray for each other
       Let us all open the door
       For His Spirit to flow love.
       From one corner to the other,
       Let us all in one accord,
       With our love and praises
       Comfort the Lord!        

       Comfort the Lord!
       Let us all love one another,
       Let us all open the door
       For His Spirit to give light
       And to transform every life.
       Let His glory fill the earth
       And with our love and praises
       Let us all, comfort the Lord!

Let us all comfort the One anxiously waiting
To take us home, to adorn us with His love.
Call upon His name, thirst for His gentle Spirit
Let Him brake the chains of anger and of hatred!

Comfort the One who's been waiting for so long
For His cherished children to be called upon!
Let's yield our hearts to Him and pray in one accord
His Spirit and His glory anew to fill the earth.

Chorus:   Comfort the Lord!
       Let us all pray for each other
       Let us all open the door
       For His Spirit to flow love.
       From one corner to the other
       Let us all in one accord
       With our love and praises
       Comfort the Lord!        

       Comfort the Lord!
       Let us all love one another
       Let us all open the door
       For His Spirit to give light
       And to transform every life.
       Let His glory fill the earth
       And with our love and praises
       Let us all, comfort the Lord!

Bridge:    Let the Spirit flow His peace             
       By resisting fury!
       Let the Spirit flow His mercy
       By resisting cruelty!
       Let the Spirit flow forgiveness            
       By resisting hatred!
       Let the glory of the Lord
       Shine through you and fill the earth!

Chorus:  Comfort the Lord!
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When you feel alone and no one seems to care
When you are crushed, with no more strength to fight                        
Just call His name, for you He's always there                  
And so anxiously waiting to overfill your heart.

This present life lasts only for a moment
A tiny grain of sand in the ocean of eternity
It's not too late to lay on Him your burdens
Surrender all your heart, and let Him set you free.


Chorus:   He is our Hope, His tender heart pours forgiving  
       Throughout the deepest and darkest wounds of sin  
       He is our Hope, His hands are longing to flow healing    
       In every shattered heart who's crying out to Him.

       He is our Hope, he is the only Truth, He is our Power
       Tenderly waiting to lift away our heavy burdens
       He is our Hope, He is our Peace, He is our refuge Tower
       He is the express image of our One and only Father.


If you feel trapped in a thick darkness
And clouds oppress you everywhere   
Don't listen to your doubts and fears
Just call His name, know He is always there.

For you He already overcame the darkness
Against Him they could not prevail
Until your last breath He is fighting
To see you through, do not despair.


Chorus:   He is our Hope, His tender heart pours forgiving  
       Throughout the deepest and darkest wounds of sin  
       He is our Hope, His hands are longing to flow healing    
       In every shattered heart who's crying out to Him.

       He is our Hope, he is the only Truth, He is our Power
       Tenderly waiting to lift away our heavy burdens
       He is our Hope, He is our Peace, He is our refuge Tower
       He is the express image of our One and only Father.


Bridge:    If you're alone or if your heart is broken
       If you are crushed, with no more strength to fight
       Or if the guilt of yesterday is bleeding
       Through wounds too deep to see a ray of light


Chorus:   He is our Hope, His tender heart pours forgiving   
       Throughout the deepest and darkest wounds of sin  
       He is our Hope, His hands are longing to flow healing    
       In every shattered heart who's crying out to Him.

       He is our Hope, he is the only Truth, He is our Power
       Tenderly waiting to lift away our heavy burdens
       He is our Hope, He is our Peace, He is our refuge Tower
       He is the express image of our One and only Father.
The song below also came unexpectedly. One day I was passing through the living
and found myself singing the following sentence "I do believe" and humming the rest
of a melody never heard before. I was singing it over and over until I realized the
melody was beautiful! I began wondering; "Is God telling me to write another song?"

I went into my bedroom and using my human way of thinking I tried to figure
what would go with "I do believe". I made some type of sketch but it left me feeling
totally void and I gave up.  
However, "I do believe" and the melody persisted in my mind for the next couple of
days. Puzzling, every time I tried working on the lyrics (following the same thinking
pattern; "What would go with it?!?" the feeling of voidness would take over me.

In the meanwhile I was preparing a resume to apply for ministry at the local prison.
After my appointment, I was driving back home on a side road and found myself
trying to figure again what would go with "I do believe" ?!? At once a thought
overpowered my own thoughts, asking me, "What do *you* believe?"

That was it!!! Immediately I pulled over, I grabbed a pen and, instead of what I
thought other might take to, I hectically wrote down everything I believed in
myself....