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ONE THING I KNOW CD

You Don't Know

One of the first songs I wrote as a Christian. God began to show me how often I refused to go to Him when I was hurting, ultimately because of a lack of belief in His love for me. I was still trying to "get it all together" so that I could present myself to Him in a somewhat respectable manner - who can do that??

You try so hard to make everyone believe that everything's alright
Don't want nobody knowing you cry yourself to sleep at night
You've got something on your mind and you're trying to find
Somewhere to go, someone who knows how to ease the pain

But you stay away from the One who loves you so
And you don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you
He loves you so

And it hurts Him so to see us in need and not coming to His side
Our we denying the cross on which He hung, the cross on which He died?
Saying, "It's too big, it's too small, oh, it's nothing at all. 
He doesn't care, He's not there." Well, beware, it's just a lie.

And you don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you
He loves you so

But you say that you're happy where you are right now
And if you weren't that it wouldn't matter anyway
But I know that's a lie 'cause He loves you now
Where you are right now
Where you are right now

But you're trying alone and you're living on your own strength and getting weaker everyday
And you're finding you're falling much too much, more than you'd like to say
But you keep pressing on, saying, "Someday I'll be strong." 
It doesn't feel right, and you know why, 'cause you've got it all wrong

And you don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you
He loves you so
And you don't know, no, no

But you say that you're happy where you are right now
And if you weren't that it wouldn't matter anyway
But I know that's a lie 'cause He loves you now
Where you are right now
Where you are right now

But you're trying alone and you're living on your own strength and getting weaker everyday
And you're finding you're falling much too much, more than you'd like to say
But you keep pressing on, saying, "Someday I'll be strong." 
It doesn't feel right, and you know why, 'cause you've got it all wrong

And you don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you, no
You don't know how much He loves you
He loves you so
And you don't know, no, no
You don't know
You don't know

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE

My take on this classic hymn. I didn’t grow up singing hymns, so sometimes I come across a hymn with beautiful words and reshape it a bit and add my own tune. This hymn is an intimate prayer to God.

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee
Swift and beautiful for Thee

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne
It shall be Thy royal throne

Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee
Filled with messages from Thee

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne
It shall be Thy royal throne

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store
Take myself and I shall be
Ever, only, all for Thee
Ever, only, all for Thee
Ever, only, all for Thee

LET ME WAKE

We all go through seasons of getting distracted by the cares and concerns of this world. God, in His goodness and mercy, not only shows us that we have lost our "first love," but also gives us a desire to love Him passionately, as He loves us.

My heart needs waking, Lord
It seems I've drifted off to sleep
Lulled by the things that this world offers
Things I can buy but cannot keep

My heart was Yours once
O, may it be again
Drive away the slumber of my soul
And let me wake to You again

I used to long for things of heaven
I had a passion and a fire
I used to come into Your presence
And worship there before my Great Desire

My heart was Yours once
O, may it be again
Drive away the slumber of my soul
And let me wake to You again

Let me wake to You again
Let me see You in Your glory
Let me love You once again
The way You love me
The way You love me

ONE THING I KNOW

This song is my theme song. The truth of God's unchanging, unconditional love; His intimate knowledge of me and tender care for me; and the promise that I will see Him face to face, completely overwhelm me!

I am loved with an everlasting love
And underneath are the everlasting arms
I am loved by the One who gave His only Son
I am loved with an everlasting love

I am known by the One who knows all
I am watched by a tender, loving eye
I need not fear the darkest night, for the One who is the light
Watches me with a tender, loving eye

Jesus, my redeemer
Has bought me with a price and I am His
And there’s one thing that I know
He will never let me go
I am loved with an everlasting love

One day I’ll see my Savior face to face
I’ll hear his voice telling me I’m finally home
And I will be forevermore with the One whom I adore
The one who loves me with an everlasting love

Jesus, my redeemer
Has bought me with a price and I am His
And there’s one thing that I know
He will never let me go
I am loved with an everlasting love
Yes, I am loved with an everlasting love