Category Archives: Music & Lyrics

If You’re not my One Thing

In every season, there is a song that speaks to me, and wrecks me in a good way. In this season, this song is my heart’s cry… Because if Jesus is not my One Thing, everything I have means nothing.

I tasted the world seen more than enough
Its promises fleeting
Of water and wine I emptied the cup
And found myself wanting

But there is a well that never runs dry
The water of life the blood of the vine

Cause all I know is
Everything I have means nothing
Jesus if You’re not my one thing
Everything I need right now
All I need is You right now

Just one thing I ask and this I will seek
If only to know You
To be where You are and go where You lead
My God I will follow

The things of this world I’ve counted as loss
I lay it all down to take up this cross

Cause all I know is
Everything I have means nothing
Jesus if You’re not my one thing
Everything I need right now

Cause all I know is
Everything You are and nothing
Jesus if You’re not my one thing
Everything to me right now

And I’ll sing
Whoa whoa
I want nothing but to know You
And to be with You my God

And I’ll sing
Whoa whoa
And with everything within me
I will worship You my God

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Tis the season

I absolutely love the days, weeks leading up to Christmas. Working amidst a retail environment has exposed me to Christmas carols and tunes (on a daily basis), so I really love how it’s this season how everyone knowingly/unknowingly start singing songs, rejoicing about our beautiful Saviour. Indeed, He is the reason for the season. Here are some of my favourite songs for the season, enjoy!

Peace has Come – Hillsong

Light of the World – Lauren Daigle

Mary Did You Know – Pentatonix

Baby Boy – For King and Country

Born is the King – Hillsong

#crossequalslove Calvary covers it all

The Savior alone carried the cross
For all of my debts
He paid the cost.
Salvation complete,

Now forever I’m free.
Calvary covers it all

Calvary covers it all
My sin and shame don’t count anymore
All praise to the One who has ransomed my soul
Calvary covers it all

No power on earth, not even the grave
can separate us from mercy and grace
He is faithful to save
Oh, His blood never fails
Calvary covers it all

Calvary covers it all
My sin and shame don’t count anymore
All praise to the One who has ransomed my soul
Calvary covers it all

No one but Jesus
Can make us pure as snow
We stand in your freedom
Calvary covers it all

I’m eternally grateful to you, Lord. I can never fathom just how much, how much you love me… that You chose the nails, You opened my arms wide and hung on the cross. Thank You, Jesus…

Cross equals Love.

VERSE 1
Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

VERSE 2
Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will
He wore a crown of thorns

VERSE 3
Oh the nails that tore His flesh
The sword that pierced His side
The tree that bore the innocent
Our Saviour crucified

CHORUS
Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out Hallelujah
Praise and honour unto Thee

VERSE 4
Sent of heaven God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

BRIDGE
Now my debt is paid
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled

Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

VERSE 5
See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He’s risen from the grave

I’m in love with this song because it captures my Saviour’s love beautifully. I get different revelations whenever I hear this song. I get reminded of just how much He loves me when He willingly laid down His life for me. He was beaten, crushed and whipped to the extent that there was no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him… On that cross, a divine exchange had occurred – He suffered my death, He took care of a debt that I cannot pay so I can enjoy His abundant life and be reconciled as my Daddy God’s beloved daughter. I love the bridge especially, it declares Jesus’ sacrifice for me, my righteous standing before God now as a result of His finished work and how sin has got no hold on me anymore because He has redeemed me  :’) We can rejoice today, we can be sure that Daddy God is on our side because Jesus is our assurance that we have been fully justified!

Stay & Wait.

Who spoke the Earth and sky to form
Who sets the sun and calls the dawn
Who breathed me out of dust to life
With the will to trust or run and hide

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up Your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to Your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You

Who loved me through my rebel way
Who chose to carry all my shame
Who breaths in me with endless life
The king of glory Jesus Christ

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up Your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to Your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You

God of wonder and God of grace
Let my soul stand always to praise You
Fix my eyes on Your perfect way
And I’ll never look back

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up Your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to Your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You

Who lifts the poor and heals the blind
Who trampled death for all mankind
Who stands for all with arms stretched wide
My King forever Jesus Christ

Scandal of grace

Grace, what have you done?
Murdered for me on that cross
Accused in absence of wrong
My sin washed away in Your blood

Too much to make sense of it all
I know that Your love breaks my fall
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
(To) Give all I have just to know You
Jesus there’s no one besides You
Forever the Hope in my heart

Death, where is your sting?
Your power is as dead as my sin
The Cross has taught me to live
In mercy, my heart now to sing

The day and its trouble shall come
I know that Your strength is enough
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
(To) Give all I have just to know You
Jesus there’s no one besides You
Forever the Hope in my heart

And it’s all because of You, Jesus
It’s all because of You, Jesus
It’s all because of Your love
And my soul will live

Oh to be like You
(To) Give all I have just to know You
Jesus there’s no one besides You
Forever the Hope in my heart

“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” ~Luke 7:47

Tuesday Tunes: With everything

Last Saturday, this song was being sung over and over again during the laying of hands at the end of the service. This is a beautiful acoustic version recorded in the intimate setting of the chapel and it will be on the Hillsong Forever Reign Chapel 2012 album.

Open our eyes
To see the things
That make Your heart cry
To be the church
That You would desire
Your light to be seen

Break down our pride
And all the walls
We’ve built up inside
Our earthly crowns
And all our desires
We lay at Your feet

Let hope rise
And darkness tremble in Your holy light
That every eye will see Jesus our God
Great and mighty to be praised

God of all days
Glorious in all of Your ways
Oh the majesty the wonders and grace
In the light of Your Name

With everything
With everything
We will shout for Your glory
With everything
With everything
We will shout forth Your praise

Our hearts they cry be glorified
Be lifted high above all names
For You our King with everything
We will shout forth Your praise