There Is A ReasonYou’ve tried everything, still there’s something missing Just another day to merely keep existing No satisfaction, no meaning in your life Closer to nowhere nothing’s wrong but nothing’s right And there you stand at the edge of it all Only hopelessness in sight Jesus is there arms open wide Won’t you trust Him with your life There is a reason you were created Even if in the here and now you’re still asking why There is a reason you’re longing for Him Answer the questions unravel the mystery in Christ You’ve lost control now you’ve got nowhere to turn Your plans come crashing down lots of lessons nothing learned You just keep waiting to fill the void inside So full of questions what is wrong with your life And there you stand at the edge of it all Only hopelessness in sight Jesus is there arms open wide Won’t you trust Him with your life Words and Music by: Daniel Johnston and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Fight For YouI was the philistine mocking Your name I was the soldier who drove the nails into Your hands But You died on a cross so I could live You called an enemy to be Your friend You made me a soldier for the kingdom above And here I stand nothing without You You make me wanna fight for You no matter who we’re facing You make me wanna live for You really really live You make me wanna go with You to places impossible And to run with You to the very end I was the blind man who could not find my way I was the runner who did not have the strength to stand But You went before me so that I could see You raised me up and gave me Your strength You made me victorious before I took a step And here I stand nothing without You I can’t bring anything but the things that You’ve given me I have nothing to offer ‘cause it’s already Yours But here I am wanting, wanting to follow Taking up my cross after You Lord Words and Music by: Jeane Bope, Mikah Boudreaux and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Break My PlansThe praise songs of a nation flowed from his hand And in a world of dark oppression he made a stand They told him to be silent and led him away Ten years was the sentence a prisoner of faith As he waited for God’s timing another winter chilled the air And when he thought of his own family he was filled with despair So he cried out for justice was there any other way But then he gave it all to Jesus as he began to pray Break my plans shape my heart Take my will to where You are Move my mind through Your word Till all that I am lives to love You Lord I know I’m called to suffer and to take up my cross But sometimes I grow so fearful when I count the cost Still my heart wants to follow and to walk in Your ways To be counted with the faithful Lord guide me today With all my heart my strength and my soul I will love You God so use my life and take complete control Words and Music by: Mikah Boudreaux and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Voice Of GodMy son heard Your voice for the first time today You called without a sound and he answered I watched overwhelmed as he took Your name You spoke and his heart was captured By Your word You made the heavens You said be still and calmed the sea Your voice makes the earth to tremble And You still speak to me From the ages past to eternity come I want to hear the voice of God From the day You called my name To the day You say well done I want to hear the voice of God I remember a time when my faith was brand new And Your voice was so perfectly clear Help me silence the noise and confusion again ‘Cause it’s You that I want to hear By Your word You made the heavens You said be still and calmed the sea Your voice makes the earth to tremble And You still speak to me You thunder from the sky and roar from the waves You whisper on the wind and cry through the rain You shout from the earth and speak through the fire You echo from the depths and sing through the night Words and Music by: Jeane Bope, Mikah Boudreaux, Scott Williamson and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Walking By faithShe knows that she’s not perfect Never been the kind of girl who had it all together and now he’s left her Two little ones beside her She doesn’t know how she will make it through another day But she walks on she walks on He knows that he’s not worthy Always been amazed that God would even want to use him but he’s still preaching And he knows that God has called him But there are days when he can’t see the hand of the Lord But he walks on he walks on Walking by faith every step from on his knees Pressing on to higher things There is more than he can see Walking by faith trusting promises unseen Holding on to his belief He has all the evidence he needs To keep walking by faith I know that I’m no hero Sometimes I can’t even move myself much less a mountain but I’m surrounded By the ones who’ve gone before me Pointing to the finish line and cheering me along So I’ll walk on I’ll walk on And faith does not demand that we step out with the blind The hope our eyes will one day see is seen today in Christ Words and Music by: Tim Inabnit, Jeane Bope and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
ObeyObey when your heart is breaking Obey when life is good and seems complete Obey when sin is made to look inviting Obey God’s call trust and believe Obey when you’re feeling weary Obey when you win the victory Obey when His plan you can’t see clearly Obey God’s call and through it all obey Your heart may be dulled by the aches of this life Confusion may reign in the night Don’t let feelings lead you don’t go your own way Joy will come again obey and trust in Him Sin masquerades as the end to desire Destroying all those who come near The God who created you knows what you need He’s the perfect way won’t you just obey Trust and obey for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus Words and Music by: Carrie Inabnit and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Time With YouWake up early on a Tuesday morning Find a quiet place and sit on down I close my eyes and smile ‘cause I know You’re near me My heart is in heaven my feet on the ground There is nothing like spending time with You Jesus It’s always the same There is nothing like spending time with You Over and over again Over and over again Feels like rain falling around me Problems come and problems go It’s good to know that You will always be here Help from my weakness strength from Your throne Wake up late on a busy morning Full of so many things that try to take Your place Sometimes it’s hard to know that I need your presence Then I look up to heaven and I see Your face Words and Music by: Jeane Bope and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
My God IsI am not wise enough I am not truthful I do not know the answer and I don’t seem to care I am not strong enough I am not faithful But everything I’m not He is My God is and my God knows the answer My God cares all I need is Him My God is and my God is living in me My God hears all I need is Him I am not brave enough I am no warrior I wouldn’t count on me ‘cause I may not come through I am not loving I am not patient But everything I’m not He is He is the ocean when I am the desert He is the beauty when someone looks my way He is the constant when I am unstable He is forever in the middle of my today Words and Music by: Jeane Bope and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
Rest My ChildA newborn baby’s cry a mother’s heart is asking why As worried doctors rush to help her son What will the future hold how will this challenged life unfold Now all that she can see are dreams undone And as her spirit quakes she hears the one who can calm all fears Rest My child I am here to hold you I am what you need for life’s dark hour Rest my child lay your cares upon Me I am always by your side so rest My child Her special one needs so much care the other children need their share She’s overwhelmed by work that never ends She wonders what to tackle first could there be time for just one verse Wearily she finds His word again And as her spirit quakes she hears the one who can calm all fears Strengthened by His word each day She learns to listen and obey Struggles leading on to victory In the stillness of the dawn She learns to lean upon the One In whose everlasting arms she’ll always be Words and Music by: Carrie Inabnit and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.
All About His NameA melody can move me with just a simple sound And harmonies so lovely will captivate a crowd But the songs we’ll sing forever on the other side Are the ones that lift His matchless, holy name on high It’s all about His name He’s the reason we sing It’s all for His glory all for the King of Kings He’s the only Savior and He wants all our praise Jesus our Redeemer it’s all about His name A job can fill your coffers and bring respect from peers Mergers trades and offers will further your career But the work that God will honor in heaven above Will magnify the Father and reflect the Son One day we will see Him In all His righteousness And every knee will bow down And every tongue will confess Words and Music by: Mikah Boudreaux and This Hope © 2005 This Hope Inc. All rights reserved.