Poetry of worship

Every day I come to You
And lift my voice to honor You
And worship You

Every hour of every day
I will bow my heart to pray
And worship You

For You are the most holy
Almighty
Beloved
The ever- living God
You’re the Savior of the world

For You are the most holy
Almighty
Beloved
The ever- living God
The living God

Almighty
Beloved
The Savior of the world

So holy
Most holy
The ever- living God

The Living God by Jill LeBlanc
on Living Worship

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The poetry of thirsting for the living water

Lord, sometimes I give all I have left to give
Sometimes I run dry so that others might live
Sometimes I think You have left me alone
Sometimes I wish You would just call me home

At times I grow tired, yet I want to obey
Sometimes I can’t hear all You’re trying to say
But I'll go where You lead — do what You say to do
And when I run dry, I will cry out to You

O Lord I need a shoulder to cry on

A heart to share the pain

A hand to hold — a friend to rely on

A cool refreshing rain

My God to bear this cross that I die on

To cleanse what can’t remain

My Father’s precious shoulder to lie on

A love that can sustain an endless rain

I would have given up quite a long time ago
If not for the grace and the love You have shown
For yesterday’s gone — tomorrow I cannot know
But I will live for today in the light that You show

Lord sing Your song, in the night lead me through
The morning will come bringing joy like the dew
Your voice, like the dawn, is a warm welcome view
Making life worth this darkness, for it drives me to You

O Lord I need a shoulder to cry on

A heart to share the pain

A hand to hold — a friend to rely on

A cool refreshing rain

My God to bear this cross that I die on

To cleanse what can’t remain

My Father’s precious shoulder to lie on

A love that can sustain an endless rain

I will press on toward the goal
For the prize
Of my life’s highest calling —
My Lord Jesus Christ

And I will fix my eyes on You
Draw close to Your side
For in the desert You’re water
In the darkness You’re light

O Lord I need a shoulder to cry on

A heart to share the pain

A hand to hold — a friend to rely on

A cool refreshing rain

My God to bear this cross that I die on

To cleanse what can’t remain

My Father’s precious shoulder to lie on

A love that can sustain an endless rain


Dennis Jernigan

A Shoulder to Cry On, from The Worshiper’s Collection, Volume 2

Grace through the night

You are strength when I’m weary
You are hope when visions die
You are there just to hold me
When I don’t understand why

When the hurt grows so painful
That the darkness seems to cover the light
When the pain seems unending
You are grace through the night

You are grace through the night
When I grow tired of running the race
And I’m too weak to fight
You are faithful to hold me
When I just want to die
You are grace through the night

When the clouds cover heaven
And I cannot see the stars in the sky
Sometimes I can’t help but feeling
Like I will not live to see morning light

But You always come singing
“Walk by faith, precious child, not by sight!
Hope in Me and just keep clinging
To My grace theough the night.”

You are grace through the night
When I grow tired of running the race
And I’m too weak to fight
You are faithful to hold me
When I just want to die
You are grace through the night

Something about the night
Just makes it easier to see Your face
Lord, easier to see Your precious light
Easier to see that I need Your grace

You are grace through the night
When I can’t see or don’t understand
All the sorrows of life
You are joy in my sorrow
You are hope, You are light
You are grace through the night

Dennis Jernigan
Grace Through the Night on Help Me to Remember

The poetry of grace

When the fire of life leaves you so dry
That your eyes have no tears left to cry
When heartache leaves you wondering why
Wondering how you will survive

And when you’ve grown too tired to run the race
Or find your strength is gone without a trace
When you’ve reached that lonely, desperate place
You have reached the point of grace

And I will meet you there where your striving ends
I will hold you there in My embrace
And you will find the place where true joy begins
When you’ve reached the point of grace

When your hopes and dreams begin to fade
Disappointment clouding all the plans you’ve made
Feeling lonely, broken, and afraid
It seems so long since you have seen the light of day

And when it seems like every trial you face
Just leaves you one step closer to the place
Where you fall away or reach for My embrace
Child you have reached the point of grace

And I will meet you there where your striving ends
I will hold you there in My embrace
And you will find the place where true joy begins
When you’ve reached the point of grace

Just let go and you will see
Just how mighty love can be
Child, your greatest strength is when you’re weak
Looking up from your brokenness to Me

And I will meet you there where your striving ends
I will hold you there in My embrace
And you will find the place where true joy begins
When you’ve reached the point of grace

Dennis Jernigan
The Point of Grace on Songs of Ministry

Poetry of encouragement

Wounded soldier on the ground
Broken; bleeding; beaten down
Feeling defeated; feeling not needed
Alone; abandoned on the battleground

Wounded soldier; faithful friend
Beaten down by those you defend
Your heart once open — now pierced and broken
Needing help to rise again

Let Me bind up every wound
Let Me comfort every pain
Let Me carry you to a place of rest
Shelter from pouring rain

Let Me hold you — I can be right where you are
Let Me hold you in the shelter of My heart

When you’re weary from the battle
And all hope just seems so far
Just remember I am with you
Faithfully guarding your heart

While the battle rages on
I will hold you through the night
In the shadow of the cross
I’ll be your champion — fight your fight

Let Me hold you — I can be right where you are
Let Me hold you in the shelter of My heart

Wounded soldier — you’ll rise again
You can trust Me — I always win
When you face harshness or total darkness
I’m ever watching; faithful to defend

Wounded soldier; faithful one
When you’ve fallen, I’ll help you run
With every testing I’ll bring new resting
And say to you, “My child, well done!”

Let Me bind up every wound
Let Me comfort every pain
Let Me carry you to a place of rest
Shelter from pouring rain

Let Me hold you — I can be right where you are
Let Me hold you in the shelter of My heart

When you’re weary from the battle
And all hope just seems so far
Just remember I am with you
Faithfully guarding your heart

When you feel you can’t go on
You be weak, and I’ll be strong
With the power of My strongest love
From My heart’s deepest song

Let Me hold you — I can be right where you are
Let Me hold you in the shelter of My heart

Wounded Soldier by Dennis Jernigan
On This is My Destiny

A song for my children and me

I know what you've been feeling
I've seen you hide your tears
Embarrassed by your weaknesses
Afraid to let Me near

I wish you knew how much I longed
For you to understand
That no matter what may happen, child
I'll never let go of your hand

I know you feel forsaken
By all you've known before
When you've failed their expectations
They frowned and closed the door

But even if your heart itself
Should lose the will to stand
No matter what may happen child
I'll never let go of your hand

For the life that I have given you
No one can take away
I've sealed it with My Spirit, Blood and Word
And the Everlasting Father
Has made His covenant with you
And He's stronger than this world you've seen and heard

So don't you fear to show them
All the love I have for you
And I'll be with you everywhere
In everything you do

And even if you do it wrong
And miss the joy I've planned
No matter what may happen, child
I'll never let go of your hand

I'll Never Let Go of Your Hand
Don Francisco, from He's Alive Collection Volume One