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PASSING INSPECTION Written by Kenny Mitchell (Based on a Letter Written by Uplifter Member, BECKY CRAWFORD HAVE YOU EVER WALKED DOWN THE STREET, MIND IN HIGH GEAR? A STRANGER PASSES BY, SMILES AND SPEAKS BUT YOU DON'T HEAR! THINKING ABOUT A WORLD OF THINGS, FORGETTING THE MAIN ONE; IF GOD HAD JUST TESTED YOU, HOW GOOD WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? ANGELS ARE ALL AROUND US-NOT ALL ARE WHITE WITH WINGS; GOD SENDS THEM DOWN TO HELP US OUT AND DO MANY OTHER THINGS! DON'T JUDGE A PERSON BY OUTWARD VIEW, CHECK THEIR INNER GLOW; FOR A CHRISTIAN, GOD'S INSPECTION SHOULD NOT ALARM OUR SOUL! IT'S EASY TO BE CHRIST-LIKE TO THOSE ALL NICE AND NEAT; BUT ANGELS CAN BE ANYONE AND COULD BE WHO YOU MEET! TREATING YOUR FELLOW MAN WITH KINDESS AND CHRISTIAN LOVE- IS WHAT WE ALL SHOULD STRIVE TO MAKE OUR DAILY LIFE FULL OF! A NEW FRIEND NOW Written by Kenny Mitchell DOWN THROUGH ALL OUR LIVES, THERE AS THOSE THAT WE MEET; WE GET AWFULLY CLOSE TO, SPECIAL FRIENDS ARE HARD TO BEAT. SEPARATION SOONER OR LATER, FOR THIS REASON OR THAT; YOU ALWAYS MISS THOSE SPECIAL ONES AND WISH THEY WERE BACK! I MEET HIM IN GRADE SCHOOL, WE BUDDIED AROUND FOR YEARS. WHEN HE WENT TO COLLEGE, HE MET HIS DRUGS AND BEERS. I WAS THE FIRST TO GET MARRIED, HE CONTINUED HIS WILD WAYS. TIME FLEW BY, CONTACT WAS LOST, I PRAYED FOR BETTER DAYS! IT HAD BEEN TEN YEARS, ON A SUNDAY MORN, I LOOKED TO MY RIGHT IN THE CHURCH DOOR WALKED A MAN, WHAT A WONDERFUL SIGHT! IT WAS MY FRIEND FROM YEARS AGO, HE SETTLED WITH GOD THAT DAY AND I'VE GOT A NEW FRIEND NOW, IT REALLY DOES PAY TO PRAY! YES, I'VE GOT A NEW FRIEND, AND NOW HE HAS TWO- ME AND HIM AND JESUS HAVE SO MUCH CATCHING UP TO DO! WE MAY HAVE OUR OWN REVIVAL-THE GOODTIMES ARE SO SWEET! INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO JESUS-HIS FRIENDSHIP IS COMPLETE! THE SWEET PEACE OF JESUS Written By Kenny Mitchell TURMOIL-NOT A WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE! YET MANY OF US STRUGGLE WITH DAY-TO-DAY STRIFE. RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES, INSTEAD OF LOOKING UP; THE SWEET PEACE OF JESUS IS READY TO FILL YOUR CUP! OH! WHAT A FEELING WHEN IT PENETRATES YOUR SOUL; HEAVENLY SATISFACTION WHEN WE LET OUR LORD CONTROL! WHEN HUMBLY WE KNEEL, AND GIVE IT ALL TO HIM; THAT SWEET PEACE OF JESUS WILL COME FLOWING IN! FORGET ABOUT THOSE TROUBLED TIMES-HE'S THERE EVERY DAY! HE'LL MAKE YOUR BLUE SKIES SPARKLE, IN A BRAND NEW WAY. CALLING UPON THE LORD JUST TO TELL HIM THAT WE CARE- IS WHEN THAT SWEET PEACE OF JESUS ENTERS OUR PRAYER! THE POWER OF PRAYER Written by Kenny Mitchell SIMPLE WORDS OF FAITH AIMED TO GOD ABOVE; HE EAGERLY AWAITS TO POUR ON US HIS LOVE. IT CAN HEAL A BROKEN HEART MANY MILES AWAY; IT CAN SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM HELL THIS VERY DAY! THE POWER OF PRAYER CAN NEVER BE OUTDONE; JUST WATCH--IT'LL PUT THE DEVIL ON THE RUN! WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED IN JESUS' NAME- THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN--THEY CAN'T STAY THE SAME! I FEEL REALLY HONORED TO KNOW MY GOD'S ON CALL; THAT'S WHY I KNOW I SHOULD BE GIVING HIM MY ALL! AND THE MORE THAT I TALK TO HIM THE EASIER I GET THROUGH THE POWER OF PRAYER CAN DO THE SAME FOR YOU! AS LONG AS I DON'T LET GO Written by Kenny Mitchell WHEN I BECAME A CHRISTIAN, GOD TOOK ME BY THE HAND LETTING HIM LEAD ME THROUGH LIFE-DOING AS HE HAD PLANNED. BUT WHEN I GOT A LITTLE PREOCCUPIED AND HIT AN ALL TIME LOW IT WAS WHEN I PULLED AWAY FROM HIM-HE DID NOT LET GO! AS LONG AS I KEEP HOLDING ON TO JESUS' PRECIOUS HAND HE WILL FINALLY LEAD ME RIGHT INTO THE PROMISED LAND! AS LONG AS I DON'T LET GO-WHAT HAVE I TO FEAR? WHEN I FEEL I'VE LOST TOUCH--HE REMINDS ME THAT HE'S NEAR! GOD KNOWS THAT WE ARE HUMAN AND REQUIRE SO VERY MUCH! THAT'S WHY I LOVE HIS MIGHTY HANDS AND THEIR PRECIOUS TOUCH HE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO LEAD US AND HIS WAY IS BEST! AS LONG AS I DON'T LET GO, MY SWEET JESUS WILL DO THE REST! LOOK UP-FIND LOVE! Written by Kenny Mitchell I HURT, I'M TIRED, I AM SO DEPRESSED HOW CAN I GO ON? MY LIFE IS SUCH A WASTE; AND IT'S SUCH A BIG ALONE! I HANG MY HEAD DOWN AND I WANT TO CRY SO BAD! BUT IT ACHES SO FAR INSIDE MYSELF-HAVE I EVER BEEN SO SAD? I LOOK ALL AROUND MY LIFE AND SEE TRACES HERE AND THERE; IN ONE CORNER, THE DEVIL STANDS-HE LAUGHS AS I STARE! IN ANOTHER CORNER I SEE FRIENDS THAT I HAVE LET DOWN! WHAT AM I MISSING HERE? I DON'T WANT TO BE HELL BOUND! BUT THEN A VOICE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE STOPS ME IN MY TRACKS "LOOK UP, MY SON, I AM THE LORD, MY LOVE YOUR LIFE LACKS!" WITH EYES FOCUSED UPWARD JESUS FLOODED MY VERY SOUL! LOOK UP-FIND LOVE!! SIGN UP FOR THAT HEAVENLY ROLL! AS A FATHER Written by Kenny Mitchell SEVERAL YEARS I AGO I MADE A CHOICE TO BE A SPECIAL MAN; IT WASN'T FORCED ON ME, IT WAS ALWAYS IN MY PLAN! CHILDREN ARE SO SPECIAL, PRECIOUS GIFTS FROM GOD ABOVE! AS A FATHER, I WAS SO PROUD TO GIVE THEM MY LOVE! I HAVE TWO SONS AND ALTHOUGH THEY DIFFER QUITE A BIT; I SEE ME IN BOTH OF THEM, EVEN WHEN THEY THROW A FIT! THANKS TO THE LOVING HOME I HAD, IT TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS; AS A FATHER, I FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPINESS A CHILD BRINGS. A MOTHER'S LOVE IS NEEDED AND SPECIAL IN IT'S OWN WAY! BUT DADDIES ARE IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY! AS LONG AS I CAN GET A HUG OR EVEN AN OCCASIONAL SMILE- AS A FATHER, I'LL BE HAPPY-EVEN THROUGH THE TRIALS. A FATHER IS A QUITE A TITLE FOR MORTAL MAN TO CLAIM! GOD UP IN HEAVEN SHARES WITH US THIS SPECIAL NAME! WE KNOW HOW MUCH LOVE HE HAS, FROM THIS WE SHOULD FIND; AS FATHERS, SHOW OUR LOVE, BY LETTING OUR LIGHT SHINE! JUST A FRIENDLY VISIT Written by Kenny Mitchell HELLO, GOD, IF I COULD I WOULD SURPRISE YOU TODAY- BUT I KNOW YOU KNOW MY EVERY THOUGHT, WELL, ANYWAY; YOU HAVE TAKEN TIME OUT FOR ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN! NOW TODAY I COME TO YOU IN PRAISE-HOW DO I BEGIN? I ASK FOR NOTHING MORE TODAY, AFTER ALL, I HAVE YOU! YOU HAVE ANSWERED SO MANY PRAYERS-YOU ARE SO TRUE! THE FEELING THAT I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS A LOVE OVERLOAD; I MAY JUST GET EXCITED-MY CHRISTIAN HEART AIN'T COLD! IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE A FRIENDLY VISIT WITH NUMBER ONE; WORSHIPPING HIS PRECIOUS NAME IS THE WAY IT'S DONE! SURE HE'S THERE FOR SERVICE CALLS 24 HOURS A DAY; BUT, TRY A FRIENDLY VISIT, THE LOVING WAY TO PRAY! I WON'T LOOK BACK Written by Kenny Mitchell THERE WILL BE NO SAD GOODBYES FOR ME WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN THE ONLY TRUE HAPPINESS I EVER HAD ALWAYS CAME FROM HIM! THIS WORLD FULL OF SUFFERING AND PAIN WON'T HOLD ME ANYMORE I WON'T LOOK BACK, WITH NO REGRETS-HEADED FOR HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER YEARS OF PRAYING AND SERVING GOD, OH, THAT GREAT DAY- CRUISING IN HIGH GEAR TO HEAVEN-AND FOREVER I WILL STAY! FORGETTING ABOUT MATERIAL THINGS, WILL BE SO EASY FOR ME; I WON'T LOOK BACK, BUT I WILL LOOK UP, JESUS I WANT TO SEE! WHEN JESUS LIVES INSIDE YOUR HEART, YOU GET JUST A TASTE- OF HOW WONDERFUL HEAVEN WILL BE! OH GOD, PLEASE-MAKE HASTE! I CARE NOT FOR EARTHLY TOMMORROWS-ONLY MY FUTURE WITH YOU SO LORD, WHEN YOU GET READY, I PROMISE, I'LL BE READY, TOO! DRAWN TO THE LIGHT Written by Kenny Mitchell GOD KNOWS WE WORRY, GOD KNOWS WE'RE WEAK, GOD KNOWS IT ALL; HE MADE US, HE LOVES US, HE'S ALWAYS THERE WHEN WE FALL! WHEN THE DARKNESS ROLLS IN, DO NOT FEAR-YOU'RE IN HIS SIGHT- JUST YIELD TO THE MASTER AND YOU WILL BE DRAWN TO THE LIGHT! OUR SOUL ACHES FOR THE WARMTH THAT ONLY OUR LORD CAN GIVE; HIS MERCY IS MAGNIFIED BY HIS LOVE-SHOWN IN EACH DAY WE LIVE NO NEED TO SCREAM OR YELL-IN TROUBLED TIMES FIND YOUR QUIET; HIS OPEN ARMS ARE WAITING WHEN YOU ARE DRAWN TO THE LIGHT! WHEN HE ENTERS OUR SOUL, CLEANSING US THROUGH AND THROUGH- IT'S JUST A TASTE OF HEAVEN; IT SHOULD MAKE A CHANGE IN YOU! AS WE CONTINUE OUR EARTHLY JOURNEY, LET'S DO IT RIGHT! LET OUR GLOW OF JESUS HELP OTHERS BE DRAWN TO THE LIGHT! HAPPILY EVER AFTER Written By Kenny Mitchell SUCH A GOOD FEELING AFTER OUR FAVORITE BEDTIME STORY A NICE, FLUFFY PILLOW, MOM'S KISS, NO MORE WORRY- THE STORIES WE READ-FAIRY TALES AND AESOP'S FABLES, THEY ENDED THE SAME-NEVER HAD THOSE WARNING LABELS. WHAT A WONDERFUL THOUGHT-TO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER! OUR TEARS AND OUR PAINS TURNED TO JOY AND LAUGHTER. THIS IS REALITY, NO FANTASY, NO KIDDIE'S NIGHTTIME TALE; THERE IS A BOOK, IT OFFERS HEAVEN AND NOT HELL! WE CAN ALL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER ON AND ON AND ON, THE BIBLE TELLS THE STORY-THIS WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME! ONE DAY SOON, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN WILL GLADLY SAY 'GOODBYE' AS HAPPILY EVER AFTER, WE MEET JESUS IN THE SKY! OUR CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW THIS STORY AND HEAR IT FROM US; THIS WORLD WILL NOT HELP THEM, JESUS IS A MUST! TO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, REQUIRES THAT SECOND BIRTH; THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, IN HEAVEN, NOT ON EARTH! I'VE BEEN WITH JESUS Written by Kenny Mitchell I HAVE HAD A TASTE OF HEAVEN, AND OH, IT IS SO SWEET! I'VE BEEN WITH JESUS, TALKING, I'M SATISFIED COMPLETE HIS LOVE FLOWED INTO MY HEART, MY TEARS OF JOY APPLAUD! ANOTHER PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED, SATAN HAS BEEN FLAWED! JESUS AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER, CONVERSING SPIRITUALLY WE'RE NEVER REALLY APART HE'S ALWAYS THERE BY ME! BUT WHEN I GET JUST A BIT CLOSER, HE SMILES INTO MY HEART THIS ONCE SINNER'S BODY IS NOW A HEAVENLY WORK OF ART! HEY, I HAVE BEEN WITH THE MASTER JUST LOOK UPON MY FACE! THE WONDERFUL POWER OF HIS LOVE, I TRY NOT TO ERASE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ME, PLEASE COME ON ABOARD; YOU CAN GO LOTS OF PLACES, BUT YOU CAN'T BEAT THE LORD! STOP ME, LORD Written by Kenny Mitchell I AM YOUR WILLING VESSEL, I CRAVE YOUR OVERFLOW; PLEASE MOLD ME INTO SOMETHING, SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO! AND WHEN TEMPTATION DRIPS ON THIS ROAD OF LIFE; STOP ME, LORD FROM SLIPPING, WITH YOU, I WILL SURVIVE! TAKE CHARGE OF MY THOUGHTS, LET MY VOICE SPEAK THE TRUTH; AND WHEN MY FRIENDS ARE BURDENED, HELP ME, THEM TO SOOTHE SHOULD MY PATIENCE WEAR THIN, AND ANGER TRY TO FORM; STOP ME, LORD FROM STRIKING BACK, YES, KEEP MY HEART WARM WHEN VISIONS OF THE PAST APPEAR WITH SUCH DELICIOUS WHIMS STOP ME, LORD, SHOW ME HEAVEN, WHERE THE CHRISTIAN ENDS. AS YOUR ONE HAND HOLDS ME BACK, USE THE ONE'S THATS FREE- TOSS OLD SATAN FAR AWAY, IT'S HIM WHO'S TROUBLING ME! FUTURE BLESSINGS Written by Kenny Mitchell SO EASY TO THANK ALMIGHTY GOD FOR GOOD THINGS OF THE PAST THINKING ABOUT THE HAPPY TIMES BRINGS PRAISE UP SO FAST. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WONDROUS THINGS HE HAS, FOR US, IN STORE OUR PRAISES FOR OUR PRECIOUS LORD SHOULD BE, SO MUCH MORE! IF WE ARE HIS LAMBS AND THE SHEPHERD LEADS THE WAY, THEN OUR FUTURE, WHAT A BLESSING, THE UNCLOUDY DAY! OUR WORSHIP AND OUR THANKS FOR WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO, THE PAST IS GONE, BUT OUR FUTURE WILL NEVER BE THROUGH. I HAVE FOUND A SPECIAL PEACE, BEING LED BY HIS DEAR VOICE. BY LISTENING AND OBEYING, HIS IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT CHOICE. AND TO THINK HE MULTIPLIES ALL MY GOOD AND HONEST SEEDS. FOR MY FUTURE BLESSINGS, NOW I THANK HIM, YES, INDEED! THE FRIENDS THAT JESUS GAVE TO ME Written by Kenny Mitchell AS AN ONLY CHILD, I SPENT SO VERY MUCH TIME ALONE- IN MY ROOM, MY IMAGINATION, NEVER LEFT ME ON MY OWN THE FEW FRIENDS I HAD, GROWING UP, SIMPLY, GREW AWAY- BUT NOW, THANKS TO JESUS, I HAVE MORE EVERYDAY. THE UPLIFTER AND IT'S MESSAGE, HAS STRUCK A COMMON NOTE LONLINESS IS ALL AROUND, BUT LOVE HAS WON THE VOTE! TO ALL MY GRANDMA FIGURES, YOU ARE SO DEAR TO ME. AND TO THE CHRISTIAN YOUTH, THE FUTURE, YOU ARE THE KEY TO MY SPECIAL GOD-SENT FRIENDS, THOUGH MANY MILES AWAY, TAKE TIME TO CALL, AND WRITE, AND CARE-YOU MAKE MY DAY! THOSE THAT SHOW THEY LOVE ME, BY ALWAYS BEING THERE! THE FRIENDS THAT JESUS GAVE TO ME, THANKS TO PRAYER! WORKING FOR THE LORD, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU STRANDED; THE TEARS ARE BUT A VAPOR, COMPARING BLESSES I'VE BEEN HANDED! SO THANK YOU GOD, FOR SENDING THIS FINE AND LOVING CAST AND WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN-THE REUNION--WHAT A BLAST!!! NO CONFUSION Written by Kenny Mitchell THIS LIFE HAS A MILLION PATHS, AND MANY LEAD US WRONG, IT'S JESUS AND MASTER PLAN THAT HELPS US ALL ALONG. DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOUR SO MIXED UP-YOU CAN'T SEE THE LIGHT- HE OFFERS NO CONFUSION-GOD'S WAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT! THE DEVIL LIKES TO BUILD US UP, AND LET US TOPPLE DOWN. BUT JESUS IS OUR CUSHION-HE WON'T LET US HIT THE GROUND. WALKING AROUND IN CIRCLES IS NOT THE WAY OUR FATHER LEADS- HE OFFERS NO CONFUSION-AND CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL OUR NEEDS. IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN, AND YOUR ANSWERS SEEM UNCLEAR- THEN CALL UPON THE LORD, AND LET HIM ENTER NEAR. IF YOU HUMBLE TO HIS VOICE HE WILL GLADLY SHOW THE WAY. HE OFFERS NO CONFUSION-AND HE IS THERE DAY AFTER DAY! A GOD OF ACTION Written by Kenny Mitchell WHEN GOD CREATED ALL THIS WORLD AND THEN CREATED MAN IT STARTED A CHAIN OF EVENTS, IT WAS HIS MASTER PLAN. THE ANIMALS AND EVEN NATURE, FOLLOWED ALL OF HIS RULES, BUT THE ONE'S HE LOVED THE MOST WERE HIS BIGGEST FOOLS. NOW THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE AND THERE AS SO MANY NEEDS. BUT GOD STILL CONTROLS IT ALL, HE ALWAYS SUCCEEDS. HE IS NOT A LAZY GOD, HE'S WORKING NIGHT AND DAY! IT IS SUCH A CLEAR CONNECTION, WHEN IN FAITH, WE PRAY! HE'S NOT A GOD TOO BUSY TO HEAR ANY SINCERE CRY. OPEN UP YOUR HEART, IN FAITH, JUST GIVE GOD A TRY! IF IT'S HEALING, OR TROUBLE, IF YOUR JUST FEELING LOW HE IS A GOD OF ACTION, IF YOU BELIEVE, YOU WILL KNOW! MY GOD IS NOT A DEAD GOD-HE'S ALIVE IN ME TODAY THE JOY THAT HE GIVES ME, NO WORDS COULD REALLY RELAY! BUT ONCE YOU GET A SAMPLE OF HIS AWESOME LOVE WITHIN- YOU'LL HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION OF SOULS FOR HIM, TO WIN! ARE WE REALLY READY? Written By Kenny Mitchell THIS MODERN AGE WE LIVE IN, PROVIDES SO MANY DISTRACTIONS EVEN AS CHRISTIANS THE WORLD IS LOADED WITH ATTRACTIONS. BUT DO WE LONG FOR THE CITY THAT PUTS THIS WORLD TO SHAME? ARE WE REALLY READY TO LEAVE, WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN? MOST OF US HAVE A FEAR OF DEATH, SO NATURAL TO WANT TO STAY WHAT IF JESUS CAME BACK RIGHT NOW, WOULD WE BE READY TODAY? IS WHAT WERE DOING WITH OUR LIFE TOO IMPORTANT TO LET GO? ARE WE REALLY READY? OR DOES HE NEED TO WAIT SOME MORE. MY FRIEND, THAT DAY IS COMING, HE WILL WAIT FOR NO MAN, AND I, FOR ONE, FIND NO REASON, TO DOUBT HIS MASTER PLAN! SO IF YOU'RE NOT REALLY READY, BETTER DO A DOUBLE TAKE! ETERNITY WITHOUT THE LORD WILL BE YOUR GREATEST MISTAKE! ALWAYS WITHIN HIS REACH Written by Kenny Mitchell STANDING ON A MOUNTAIN TOP ABLE TO TOUCH THE CLOUDS LOOKING AGHAST AT GOD'S CREATION WANTING TO YELL OUT LOUD; THE ECHO OF OUR EAGER VOICE IS SOUNDED FOR MILES AROUND BUT JESUS CAN HEAR THE FAINTEST WHISPER-WE CAN BE FOUND! NO MATTER HOW LOW WE GET, HOW LIFE PUTS US IN THE PIT WE ARE ALWAYS WITHIN GOD'S REACH, HIS HAND WILL ALWAYS FIT HE'S NEVER TOO FAR WAY THAT HIS HELP WE CANNOT RECEIVE- IF WE HOLD OUT OUR HEART, STRETCH OUR FAITH, AND BELIEVE! FRESH AND REFRESHING Written by Kenny Mitchell WE HAVE ENTERED INTO A NEW YEAR, YES, ANOTHER FRESH START. ONCE MORE, GOD'S MERCY, SHOWS THE AWESOME SIZE OF HIS HEART. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THIS EXTRA TIME HE HAS GIVEN? WE MUST USE IT TO GET MORE AND MORE SOULS PREPARED FOR HEAVEN EACH DAY THAT GOES BY, GOD'S BLESSINGS JUST BUILD AND BUILD REFRESHING OUR SOULS DEEP WITHIN, UNTIL OUR CUP IS OVERFILLED FRESH IS WHAT EACH NEW DAY IS, BUT REFRESHING COMES FROM HIM; WHEN WERE WORKING FOR JESUS, HIS LOVE LIGHT WILL NOT GROW DIM FRESH IS A BEGINNING BUT REFRESHING MEANS THERE'S MOTION! COMPARE A DRINK OF WATER TO THE MIGHTY, SURGING OCEAN. YOU CAN SEE GOD'S LOVE ALL AROUND, BUT WHEN YOU DO YOUR SHARE YOUR FRESH IDEAS CAN COME TO LIFE THROUGH REFRESHING ANSWERS TO PRAYER! OUR EYES CAN ONLY BEGIN TO SEE GOD'S MANY WONDERFUL THINGS, OUR HEARTS MUST TAKE OVER, WITH THE BLESSINGS HE BRINGS. A RAINBOW AFTER A STORM, OR PURE-NEW FALLEN SNOW- ARE NO COMPARISON TO THE SPECIAL BEAUTY THAT I KNOW. EASTER BRINGS SPRINGTIME, FRESH FLOWERS, GOD'S SPECIAL ART; AND THOSE WHO CARRY HIS LOVE WITHIN THEM-DOING THEIR PART! MOM, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, THOUGH SOME DAYS MAY BE LONG- OUR LORD KEEPS A RECORD AS HE SITS ON HIS MIGHTY THRONE! NO SWEETER WORDS IN THIS WHOLE WORLD COULD ANYONE SAY; THAN WHEN YOU REACH UP TO HEAVEN AND CRY OUT AND PRAY! SO OFTEN YOUR SOFT HEART GETS BROKEN AND SCATTERED AROUND! BUT EACH PERSON IT TOUCHES HAS NEVER BEEN LET DOWN! HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH! GOD IS WATCHING ALL OF US SO CLOSE! HE'S KEEPING NOTICE--AND YOUR FAITHFUL PRAYER LIFE HE KNOWS DURING THIS TIME OF CELEBRATION OF A CHRIST THAT LIVES- FEAR, PAIN, WORRY, AND DOUBT ARE NOT WHAT GOD GIVES! AND, I KNOW YOU MAMA, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE! WE WILL LOOK BACK AND REJOICE AGAIN, VICTORY WILL BE WON! I FEEL SO RICH, I FEEL SO BLESSED, ALL BECAUSE IT'S TRUE- THERE IS JUST NO COMPARISON TO A GODLY MOM LIKE YOU! "WITHOUT A DAD" Written By Kenny Mitchell WHO COULD TAKE HIS PLACE, NOT, MOM, ALTHOUGH SHE'D TRY? HOW COULD WE GO ON, IF HE HAD TO SAY "GOODBYE?" WHERE WOULD I GET MY STRENGTH TO CARRY SUCH A HEAVY LOAD? LIFE WITHOUT MY DAD WOULD REALLY BE A ROCKY ROAD! GOD HAS BLESSED ME SO RICHLY, PLACING HIM AS MY GUIDE! AND AS I DO THE 'DAD' THING NOW, I SEE HOW HARD HE TRIED! SO IT'S PRETTY TOUGH THINKING ABOUT LIFE WITHOUT A DAD- BUT HIS LEADERSHIP HAS TAUGHT ME-DON'T GET BITTER OR MAD! GOD KNOWS WHEN WE ARE READY TO SPREAD OUR WINGS AND FLY! AS WE GROW UP, WE DISCOVER, WE MUST LEARN TO REALLY TRY. SO IF YOU STILL HAVE YOUR DAD,OR HE'S GONE TO HIGHER GROUND AIM YOUR SIGHTS ON HEAVEN-NO LOST SOULS, ALL WILL BE FOUND! "HE IS ALL" Written By Kenny Mitchell HE IS HERE, BUT YET HE'S THERE-AND A BILLION OTHER PLACES HE IS IN THE FLOWERS AT SPRINGTIME, AND ON SO MANY FACES. HE IS INVISIBLE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME-AN EYEFUL TO BEHOLD- HE IS ALL, HE IS GOD, AND THE HALF HAS NOT BEEN TOLD! HE IS SILENT, YET HIS WHISPER COULD TEAR THIS WORLD APART. HE IS MIGHTY, YET HE'S GENTLE-AS HE SPEAKS TO EACH HEART! HE'S A LOVER TO THE HOLY-BUT A WARRIOR TO EVERY SIN! HE IS ALL, HE IS GOD, HE'S MY MAKER, HE'S MY FRIEND! HE IS PATIENT, FULL OF MERCY-AND HE KNOWS THE ROADS WE TAKE; HE HAS WATCHED ALL THESE YEARS-THE DECISIONS WE DID MAKE HE WAITS, BUT YET SOMEDAY, TO EARTH, HE'LL RETURN HIS SON, HE IS ALL, HE IS GOD, AND IN HEAVEN, WE'LL KNOW WE'VE WON! "IT'S NOT A PROBLEM" Written By Kenny Mitchell I CAN ALMOST ENVISION, GOD SITTING UPON HIS THRONE- WATCHING US AND WONDERING-"JUST WHERE DID I GO WRONG?" THESE TRIALS WE ALL LET STACK UP-DRAGGING US TO NEW LOWS, WHEN WE REMEMBER WHO'S IN CHARGE-AMAZING-HE ALREADY KNOWS IT'S NOT A PROBLEM, FOR JESUS TO SET YOU FREE; IT'S NO TROUBLE AT ALL, JUST ASK, BELIEVE, AND YOU'LL SEE SO EASY A CHILD CAN DO IT, A PRAYER IN FAITH WORKS FINE- BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM-WE FORGET GOD TOO MANY TIMES.. WE WORRY UNTIL WE'RE NERVIOUS WRECKS, FALLING TO PIECES. OUR IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION IS SO SIMPLE FOR SWEET JESUS. WE PRAY, BUT THEN WE WALK AWAY, STILL CARRYING OUR PAIN- I THANK GOD FOR HIS PATIENCE, AND THE VICTORY WE CAN GAIN IT'S NOT A PROBLEM, BUT THE DEVIL WILL TELL YOU A STORY, WITH GOD, IT'S A SOLUTION, FULL OF HEAVENLY GLORY! NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, LEAVE THE DRIVING TO OUR SAVIOR, LET'S CUT DOWN ON THE PROBLEMS-BE ON OUR BEST BEHAVIOR! "IS IT FROM THE HEART?" Written By Kenny Mitchell I SAID 'HELLO' A THOUSAND TIMES TODAY, SMILING EAR TO EAR, I WAVED AT PEOPLE IN MY CAR, WHEN I SAW THAT THEY WERE NEAR. I TALKED ON THE PHONE IN MY MOST POLITE VOICE, YES, INDEED- BUT DID IT COME FROM THE HEART? "NOT ALWAYS!, I AGREED! WHEN WE REALLY GET UP TO PAR, LETTING JESUS TAKE CONTROL, WE WILL FIND THAT 'EXTRA LOVE'-THAT TRUE COMPASSIONATE SOUL- AND WHEN WE SMILE ANGELICALLY, SINCERITY WILL LINGER. WHEN IT COMES FROM THE HEART, SO LOVELY IS THE SINGER! "I KNOW BETTER" Written By Kenny Mitchell THE DEVIL-THE EVIL ONE-WHAT A WORTHLESS GOB OF SLIME! I GIVE HIM NO PRAISE-I KNOW BETTER-THE MASTER OF ALL TIME. AND ALL THIS SILLY DOUBT THAT OLE' SATAN THROWS AROUND-- I KNOW BETTER-MY LORD AND SAVIOR WILL NOT LET ME DOWN! WHEN I PRAY FOR HOURS, BUT THE ROOF SEEMS TO CAVE IN! REALLY IT'S JUST OPENING UP TO LET GOD'S WORK BEGIN. WHEN WHISPERS IN MY EAR ARE A HEATED TONGUE OF LIES- I KNOW BETTER, GOD PROTECTS-HE HEAR MY FAINTEST CRIES! THE DEVIL TEMPTS US, HE MOCKS US, HE WANTS US TO GO DOWN MY BIBLE SHOWS ME A BETTER WAY, THAT'S WHY I'M HEAVEN BOUND! SO WHEN SATAN GETS A NOTION TO TRY TO STEER ME WRONG-- I KNOW BETTER, I KNOW BEST, AND I KNOW IT WON'T BE LONG! "WE GAVE AT THE ALTAR" Written By Kenny Mitchell THERE ARE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF SINS, BORN EVERY DAY. THEY ARE BIRTHED BY SATAN HIMSELF AND SENT ALONG OUR WAY! THEY ARE OFFERED IN SHINY PACKAGES TO REALLY GET OUR EYE! THE DEVIL IS QUITE A SALESMAN "COME ON, GIVE IT A TRY!" BUT LET'S BE STRONG, LET US LOOK UP, WITH GOD WE HAVE A PACT WE GAVE OUR SINS AT THE ALTAR, AND WE DON'T WANT THEM BACK! JESUS FREED US FROM OUR BONDAGE-THOSE CHAINS OF SIN ARE GONE SO DON'T TAKE A RIDE ON THE DARK SIDE-LEAVE THE DEVIL ALONE! HE CAN SHOW US MANY REASONS-TELL US WE ARE JUST AN ACT! BUT WE GAVE OUR SINS AT THE ALTAR, AND DEVIL, THAT'S A FACT! "SO MANY BLESSINGS, SO LITTLE TIME" Written By Kenny Mitchell HOW FAST LIFE GOES BY, SO MUCH WE IGNORE; OUR GOD IS SO FAITHFUL, BUT STILL WE WANT MORE! WE LOOK ON THE DARK SIDE-SAY THE SUN HURTS OUR EYES; SO MANY BLESSINGS-SO LITTLE TIME WE DEVISE! WE WHINE AND WE WHIMPER-SAY NOT A THING'S GOING RIGHT- AS OUR LORD STANDS BESIDE US-WITH HIS HEALING MIGHT EACH DAY THAT GOES BY, WE SIGH A RELIEF! SO MANY BLESSINGS WE COVER UP WITH OUR GRIEF! "SLAMMING DOORS" Written By Kenny Mitchell WHEN YOUR MISSION IS FOR JESUS, AND GOOD IS IN YOUR HEART PREPARE FOR SLAMMING DOORS, THAT RIP YOUR SOUL APART! YOU FIND YOURSELF SO OFTEN, IN A ROOM, ALONE, AND WEARY! AND WHEN GOD SEES YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH-HE WILL MAKE YOU CHEERY! A LITTLE NOTE WILL COME ALONG IN YOU DEEPEST, DARKEST HOUR OR A FRIEND WILL PAT YOU ON THE BACK AND RECHARGE YOUR POWER. THOSE SLAMMING DOORS ARE TOUGH, BUT IN NO WAY THEY COMPARE TO THE HAMMERS JESUS FELT AND THE CROSS HE HAD TO BEAR. "THOSE TIRED, NAIL-SCARRED HANDS" Written By Kenny Mitchell WHY IS YOUR DOOR CLOSED? OH SINNER-JESUS PATIENTLY WAITS... EVEN LOCKED-DEADBOLT AT TIMES-YET, OUR SAVIOR KNOCKS.... YOUR SEARCH NEVER ENDS, YOU KEEP LOOKING-DON'T YOU HEAR? THOSE TIRED, NAIL-SCARRED HANDS, AS THEY KNOCK.... HE WAITS WITH PEACEFUL ADORATION-WHILE YOU AVOID HIS CALL HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED---YET YOU REMAIN--ALONE. BACKED INTO A CORNER, SWEAT DRIPS DOWN YOU NECK.... YET--LISTEN CLOSELY--THOSE TIRED, NAIL-SCARRED HANDS, KNOCK! WHY IS YOUR DOOR CLOSED? OH CHRISTIAN, AS JESUS COMES BY. IT SHOULD BE OPEN HOUSE---TOO BUSY? HE'LL WAIT FOR A WHILE. THE GUIDANCE HE OFFERS--THOSE WORDS YOU NEED TO HEAR CAN'T BE HEARD THROUGH THE WOOD-BUT THOSE TIRED, NAIL-SCARRED HANDS SOFTLY KNOCK.... "TRAINING PANTS" Written By Kenny Mitchell YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN, TO ENTER HEAVEN'S LOVELY GATES JUST AS A BABY, A NEW CHILD OF GOD, MUST LEARN AS THEY WAIT. THE BIBLE IS YOUR PACIFIER AND FULL OF FOOD FOR GROWTH GOD EXPECTS US IN TRAINING PANTS-THERE'S NO TIME TO LOAF. HE WANTS US ALWAYS HUNGRY-SEEKING HIM MORE AND MORE; AS WE MATURE, LIKE GOOD CHRISTIANS SHOULD, WE CAN'T IGNORE- HIS ALMIGHTY CALL TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND ADVERTISE; THAT WAS MEANT FOR ALL OF US, NOT JUST THE OTHER GUYS.... "THE LOVING LAMB" Written By Kenny Mitchell +++IN MEMORY OF GUY BROADWAY+++ THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES, IN HIM, I FIRST SAW GOD AGLOW- HIS HUMBLE VOICE, HIS GENTLE SMILE, IT LET ME KNOW; OH, YES, HE WAS A MAN, A HARD WORKING, CARING MAN--- AND HE'S IN HEAVEN NOW, THIS LOYAL, LOVING LAMB. THE TESTIMONY HE LEFT RINGS SO LOUDLY THROUGH MY HEART "SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS AND ALWAYS DO YOUR PART!" AND AS I THINK BACK, WHEN I WAS JUST DRIFTING IN AND OUT HE WAS AT EVERY PRAYER MEETING, GOD'S BUSINESS HE WAS ABOUT HIS PORCH SWING IS EMPTY NOW, HE ONCE SHARED WITH HIS WIFE BUT NOW THEY'VE BEEN REUNITED-THEY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE! THOSE PRECIOUS HANDS THAT WORKED SO HARD, SIX DAYS A WEEK ARE NOW PRAISING GOD IN HEAVEN-HOW I'D LOVE TO TAKE A PEEK. WHEN HE CAME UP AGAINST SATAN, HIS PRAYERS ECHOED "FAITH" HE WAS A LOVING LAMB, AND HIS SAVIOR KEPT HIM SAFE. HE DID HIS EARTHLY DUTIES AS LONG AS GOD WOULD PERMIT- I'M SURE WHEN HE ENTERED HEAVEN, HIS ROBE PERFECTLY FIT. TO GO THROUGH LIFE, TO BEAR SWEET FRUITS, TO LOVE, TO CARE- TO INFLUENCE COUNTLESS OTHER SOULS, ON THE POWER OF PRAYER. TO BE FAITHFUL TO THE LETTER, AND SUCH A JOY TO BE AROUND- THIS LAMB WASN'T LED TO SLAUGHTER, HE WAS LIFTED TO A CROWN "HAPPY VALLEYS" "Written By Kenny Mitchell" AS I FOCUS IN ON HEAVEN AND GAZE UPON IT'S SPLENDOR- NOT A PROBLEM WILL ARISE, NOT ONE BARRIER THAT WOULD HINDER IF GOD'S THRONE STOOD ON A MOUNTAIN, AND I STOOD FAR BELOW WHAT HAPPY VALLEYS THEY WOULD BE-SUCH REJOICING IN MY SOUL! WE WILL SHOUT FROM PEAK TO PEAK, AS WE ECHO ENDLESS PRAISE, THE LOWEST THING IN HEAVEN WILL BE THE NUMBER OF USED DAYS. TIME WON'T MATTER ANYMORE, I SEE A SMILE ON EVERY FACE. HEAVEN, HOME OF HAPPY VALLEYS, IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL PLACE "THE INNOCENCE" Written By Kenny Mitchell SEE THE BABE IN MOTHER'S ARMS, BLINDLY SEARCHING FOR FOOD SO HELPLESS, SO INNOCENT, SO DEPENDENT, BUT SO ALIVE-- MAKING CONTACT WITH LOVE IN OUR EYES AS IT "GOOED".... COUNTLESS HOURS, GIVING THANKS, IT CONTINUES TO SURVIVE. THEN IT'S CRAWLING, GROWING FASTER, WORDS BEGINNING TO FORM THE INNOCENCE STILL REMAINS, BUT SADLY, JUST AWHILE- ZOOMING THROUGH SCHOOL, WE CAN'T KEEP UP-WHAT IS THE NORM? ACCOUNTABILITY REPLACES INNOCENCE-SALVATION OR DENIAL! "THE DEAD OF SPRING" Written By Kenny Mitchell THE SNOW HAS MELTED AWAY-THE CLOUDS ARE SILVERY-WHITE PUFFS. BETWEEN SHOWERS AND RAINBOWS-THE SUN WARMS EVERYTHING UP. THE COLORS-SO BEAUTIFUL-LIKE A PAINTER'S PALETTE-OVERFLOW; OUR CREATOR REVIVING HIS WINTER WORLD-FLOWERS BEGIN TO GROW LIFE ALL AROUND, THE SEASON OF HOPE, A REASON FOR MUCH PRAISE JUST LOOK AT GOD'S SPECIAL SEASON, THE DEAD HE HAS RAISED. DON'T LET YOUR HEART BE WEARY, YOUR SPIRIT BOTTOMING OUT. JUST THINK ABOUT OUR SAVIOR'S POWER-AND WHAT SPRING'S ABOUT! NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AND THE THINGS GOD CAN DO- IT IS A BOOSTER SHOT OF FAITH AND JESUS WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. DON'T LET SATAN STEAL YOUR JOY, CRY OUT TO THE COMING KING- THE WINTERS CAN BE CRUEL-BUT THERE IS NO DEAD OF SPRING! "CRYING OUT" Written By Kenny Mitchell THERE'S TIMES I SEEK HIM, SECRETLY, ALONE AND VERY QUIET AND TIMES I LAY AWAKE IN BED AND TALK TO HIM AT NIGHT BUT WHEN MY WORLD COMES CRUMBLING DOWN-OUT OF MY CONTROL I FIND MYSELF CRYING OUT FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY VERY SOUL. WHEN I FALL UPON MY FACE AND RESOLVE MY ONE TRUE HOPE THE ACHING IN MY BROKEN HEART WILL HEAL AND HELP ME COPE. OPENING UP THE FLOODGATES-CRYING OUT IN HIS HOLY NAME WILL LIGHTEN MANY BURDENS AND THE VICTORY I CAN CLAIM. HE LISTENS WHEN WE WHISPER, HE HEARS OUR EVERY CALL HE KNOWS WHEN WERE SINCERE AND WHEN WE SURRENDER ALL! HE ALSO KNOWS WHEN WE FORGET OR WHEN WE BARELY SPEAK- HOW EASY IT IS TO THINK ABOUT PRAYING ALL THROUGH THE WEEK WE SAY, "I'LL PRAY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND!" AND GO ON OUR WAY IT SOUNDED NICE, WE MEANT WELL, BUT DID WE EVER PRAY? IF WE ALL STARTED CRYING OUT TO GOD, IN FAITH, OH YES-- REVIVAL WOULD COME TO AMERICA & AGAIN WE WOULD BE BLESSED! "WHEN I'M WITH JESUS!" Written By Kenny Mitchell HE TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND SHARED WITH ME HIS TRUTH HE DIED UPON THE CROSS AND STILL HE'S LIVING PROOF- HE'S WALKING BY MY SIDE, AND SHOWING ME THE WAY; WHEN I CHOOSE TO BE WITH JESUS, I'LL NEVER GO ASTRAY. SOMETIME'S I CHOOSE TO QUESTION, AND START A BRAND NEW PATH BUT SATAN'S THERE TO TRIP ME UP, I CAN HEAR HIS EVIL LAUGH. WITH SAND IN MY MOUTH, SCRAPED UP KNEES AND A HEAVY HEART- BUT WHEN I GET BACK IN LINE WITH JESUS-SATAN FALLS APART! WHEN I GET WEAK AND THE WORLD LOOKS GOOD-I RUN WAY ON AHEAD WHEN I GET THERE, I FIND I'M ALL ALONE, FRUSTRATION INSTEAD BUT THE MERCY AND FORGIVENESS OF MY GREAT AND PRECIOUS LORD GIVES ME A TASTE OF HEAVEN-REMINDING ME I WON'T BE BORED! I AM PRAYING EVER HARDER TO STAY HAND IN HAND WITH CHRIST! HE LOVES ME AND PROTECTS ME AND ALWAYS GIVES GOOD ADVICE. THE MORE I'M WITH HIM HERE ON EARTH-THE CLOSER I WANT TO BE SO WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN MY LORD WILL EASILY RECOGNIZE ME! "THE BIBLE THAT WOULD NOT OPEN" Written By Kenny Mitchell THE DAY IT CAME INTO MY LIFE, IT WAS NEW WITH SHINING PAGES. SO, IN CARE, I PUT IT ON THE SHELF, IT'S BEEN THERE FOR AGES. ON SUNDAY WHEN I GO TO CHURCH, IT STANDS THERE, DRESSED TO GO BUT THE PREACHER WILL READ THE SCRIPTURES-ALL I NEED TO KNOW. SOMETIMES WHEN I'M ALL ALONE, I FEEL IT CALLING TO MY SOUL, I HAVE THE URGE, TO TAKE IT DOWN, AS I HOLD MY REMOTE CONTROL AS I FUMBLE WITH THE TV AND THE CHANNEL GETS OFF TRACK. MY HANDS ARE JUST TOO FULL RIGHT NOW, I PUT THE BIBLE BACK. I HEARD THIS PRECIOUS BOOK IS FULL OF LOVE AND HOPE AND JOY. AND IF I COULD GET IT OPEN I COULD READ THE GREATEST STORY BUT IT SURE SITS WELL UP THERE, AND BALANCES OUT MY TABLE. OH, I'LL OPEN IT UP SOMEDAY, WHEN I AM BETTER ABLE. I WAS AWAKEN IN THE NIGHT WITH THE TASTE OF CHOKING SMOKE, MY HOME WAS ALL ABLAZE, AND, MY GOD, WAS MY ONLY HOPE. I CRIED OUT TO HIM AS I STUMBLED THROUGH THE VICIOUS FIRE I MADE SO MANY PROMISES, BUT HE KNEW MY TRUE DESIRE. HIS MERCY AND HIS LOVE BROUGHT ME SAFELY OUT UNTOUCHED. BUT I KNEW MY LIFE MUST CHANGE, I WAS MISSING, OH, SO MUCH. LATER AS I SIFTED THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF MY BURNT REMAINS I FOUND MY PRECIOUS BIBLE, WET AND TARNISHED, BADLY STAINED I BENT DOWN, IN TEARS, PICKING UP THIS DEAR, FORSAKEN FRIEND I STRUGGLED TO PULL IT FROM THE PILE, IN HOPES, I COULD MEND BUT THE WATER AND THE HEAT HAD ETERNALLY FORGED IT CLOSED. SO THE BIBLE THAT WOULD NOT OPEN, NOW NO LONGER POSED. I HELD IT'S RAGGED REMAINS TO MY CHEST AS I LOOK TO THE SKY- I ASK MY LORD TO FORGIVE MY WAYS, AND I PROMISED I WOULD TRY I HAVE AN OPEN BIBLE NOW, THAT I ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE AT HAND. WHO NEEDS A REMOTE CONTROL WHEN YOUR TUNED IN TO GLORY LAND? "WAY DOWN IN THE PITS" Written By Kenny Mitchell WHEN SATAN'S POWER CRACKS OPEN BENEATH MY FEET AND I TUMBLE TO AN ALL-TIME LOW IN THIS HUMBLE STATE, I OFTEN GREET IN THE DARKNESS, SO EASY TO SEE HEAVEN'S GLOW. ON MY KNEES WHERE I SHOULD BE, WAY BEFORE THE FALL ANGELS ARE HOVERING ALL AROUND THEY LIFT ME UP AND IN WONDROUS PRAISE I RECALL, WITH JESUS, THE PITS CAN BE HOLY GROUND. "HE TOOK MY LIFE" Written By Kenny Mitchell FROM THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH, WITHIN MY LIFE THERE WAS A SOUL OUR CREATOR WITH HIS MERCY, LET ME FIRST, TAKE CONTROL; BUT WHEN THOSE DETOUR LIGHTS WEREN'T HEEDED-- AND SATAN YANKED ME DOWN AND I TASTED DIRT; I KNEW MY OLD LIFE WAS NO LONGER NEEDED--- THAT'S WHEN MY JESUS TOOK AWAY MY HURT. HE TOOK MY OLD LIFE, FULL OF HATE AND DECEIT; I SAW THAT CROSS OF CALVARY-I FELL AT HIS FEET. THEN I SAW A BURST OF LIGHT, AS HE ROSE TO HEAVEN I HAVE A NEW LIFE NOW, MY SINS WERE FORGIVEN. AS A CHRISTIAN, I MUST REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF THIS GIFT- AND SINCE I'M ALSO HUMAN, I DAILY NEED MY SAVIOR'S LIFT YES, IT'S TRUE HE TOOK MY LIFE, BUT IT HAD TO BE MY CHOICE I'M GLAD HE CARED ENOUGH TO ASK-HAPPY HE HEARD MY VOICE.