Monday, 25 December 2017

Second chance

Once again I have felt led to repost something I wrote some years ago on my blog, to give all glory to God and His Son Jesus, and their presence in my life:-


The following is a song that I wrote after I had come to know Jesus as my Saviour, and was one of the songs I used to sing in the streets with a Christian friend.  I write this song on my blog as a testimony to the love and compassion that I have found in that Saviour.

Second chance

Listen all you people there's a story to be told
a wondrous tale of beauty talked about in days of old
It speaks about a mystery, a beautiful romance
how the God of all creation gave this world a second chance
A second chance to walk with God, to become His holy child
to be rescued from our wretchedness, and to Him be reconciled
by believing on Jesus, the lamb who was slain
that we might be accepted by the Father again
No more to be in torment, no more to be in shame
when we trust on our Saviour and the power in His name
Yes the Father sent Jesus just to save you and me
He's the bread sent from Heaven, He's the life-giving tree
So turn from your hard labour, come out from slavery
for the Son of God released you on that cross at Calvary
Don't let sin be your master, come shout sing and dance
for the Lord God of Heaven has given us a second chance

There are two other songs which I felt to put on this post.  The first one is a song in which I felt the Lord was speaking to me, and the second one is me speaking to God, in a prayer that I made, and still do make, for others.

Weep no more child

Lost in the world, I was entangled in sin and shame
Lord that was when I met You
Then from my grave I heard You calling, calling my name
with a voice that was gentle but true
'Turn around my child, and look at me'
were the words that were piercing my heart
'Turn around from your sin, be set free
come to me and make a new start'
Then water so pure and crystal clear
was washing away all my doubt and my fear
and the tears ran free, as you said to me......

'Weep no more child, I have bought your peace
I have suffered in your place
All the blows the world has dealt you
I have taken on my face
Turn around, turn around and I will forgive
Turn around, turn around, turn around child and live
For I take no pleasure in the death of a soul
Turn around, seek my face child, and I'll make you whole

Strive no more child, I can bring release
I regained what you had lost
Righteousness was purchased for you
when they nailed me to that cross
Turn around, turn around, and I will forgive
Turn around, turn around, turn around child and live
For I take no pleasure in the death of a soul
Turn around, seek my face child, and I'll make you whole

Sin no more child, turn and look at me
see that I have paid the price
So that you could have salvation
I became the sacrifice
Turn around, turn around and I will forgive
Turn around, turn around, turn around child and live
For I take no pleasure in the death of a soul
Turn around, seek my face child, and I'll make you whole

Somewhere

Somewhere someone's hurting Lord
somewhere someone's hurting
A wife has left her husband
and he's crying in despair
he doesn't know there's a comforter
he doesn't know You're there
Lord reach out and comfort him
send help from above
send help from the sanctuary
let the world see Your love

Somewhere someone's dying Lord
somewhere someone's dying
The doctors shake their heads and say
' There's nothing can be done '
but they've never seen a miracle
performed by God's own Son
Lord reach out and heal him
send help from above
send help from the sanctuary
let the world see Your love    

Somewhere someone's crying Lord
somewhere someone's crying
her tears are shed for all mankind
she knows the end is near
but she doesn't know there's a perfect love
that casts out every fear
Lord reach out and love her
send help from above
send help from the sanctuary
let the world see Your love

Somewhere someone's waiting Lord
somewhere someone's waiting
They've heard there's hope in Jesus Christ
the name above them all
so they're waiting for their Lord's return
responding to Your call
Lord, you've reached out to us
God sent help from above
He sent help from His sanctuary
when He sent You, His perfect love

In my thirty five years of knowing Jesus, I have come to know, and am still learning about, that perfect love of God  that wants to change us into the image of His Son, but understands that we are flesh.  I have never come across anything so compassionate, longsuffering and powerful.  That love has the ability to change me, not by force, but by placing in me the knowledge that the change would bring about the most beautiful peace in my soul that I could ever imagine.

38 comments:

No Doubt said...

Amen! Thanks for reposting.

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

Hi Keith,
I never get tired of testifying of God's love for us and Jesus' sacrifice.

Sandi said...

Amen...

Brenda said...

Hi Sandi,
I left a comment on your blog but it does not appear to have come up. I will try again.

Brenda said...

Hi Sandi,
just tried, but there is a message coming up 'new comments are not allowed'. I don't know why.

Sandi said...

Thanks, Brenda! I have a post on there that just says, "It's true." I closed the comments because I was taking a break. :)

Brenda said...

That's ok Sandi,
I have been over now. Have a good day.

Laurie Collett said...

Beautiful, beautiful song lyrics, so rich in theology! Thank you, Brenda, for sharing them. Praise God for His infinite love that can take away all our sins.
God bless you and your lovely ministry,
Laurie

Brenda said...

Hi Laurie,
how can we not sing about our beautiful Father, God, and His Son Jesus, our Lord, Who was the only One Who could take away all our sins. Thank you for your kind comment.
God bless you, and a happy new year to you and your family.

Ceil said...

Hi Brenda! Your song lyrics were so healing and beautiful, you must have felt so inspired when you wrote them. All three of the songs/poems here are so calming and peaceful...perfect for Christmas and to lead us all into the new year.

May Grace and peace be yours in this New Year,
Ceil

Brenda said...

Hi Ceil,
my friend and I together used to sing the songs that were written, her's too, and we used to meet many people that were drawn to the Lord but would not necessarily come to the church. We found that many of our own experiences that the songs referred to were also in their lives. We can not do this now as the sea separates us, but we still pray and take communion over the phone. God has many chapters in our lives, and I love them all.
Happy new year, and I am sure you had a lovely time over Christmas.

No Doubt said...

Hey Brenda, I don't mean to bother you. Just checking to see if you are ok. Shalom!

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Brenda said...

Hi Keith, just to let you know that I have been off line since we moved to our new house. It is on a new development and we are waiting for the Internet provider to link up on the main road. I an in my son's house and my daughter in law has just connected me to the Internet on my phone. She says there is a way I can get the Internet on my computer at home and so hopefully I will be back blogging soon. I love it here and we have had plenty to do but I look forward to interacting on the blog. God bless you a day yours. Shalom!

Brenda said...

Hi Keith, just managed to leave a post on your blog. Hope to be back blogging soon and join in the discussions.

Brenda said...

Hi Keith, will be back blogging as soon as I can get connected. Internet provider not on the main road of the development yet.

No Doubt said...

Glad to hear that you guys are safe and sound. Can't wait for you to get back into the mix. Shalom!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope yo are okay. I just sent you an email.

Brenda said...

Hi Jerry, sorry I am so late replying. Am offline in the area we are living, will be for some time. Get free WiFi in shopping centre several miles away. Life quite busy. Had to shut down emails due to hacking. God willing will be back blogging one day. God bless you.

Brenda said...

Hi Jerry, email shut down due to hacking threat. Not on line for some time at new home. God willing be back blogging one day.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much for going to the trouble to reply, my dear Brenda. I can understand the difficulty. Although I was hoping that your great suffering(s) had finally came to an end, I am glad that you are doing okay.

Brenda said...

Hi Jerry, am in a free WiFi place. Just to say that there is a time for everything and trials actually strengthen me, and bring me to trust more in the Word of God spoken to me as I go through those trials.

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Brenda said...

Hi there, lovely to meet you. I am offline for a while, but in the area of free WiFi. When I am back blogging I will come over to your blog, and God willing, continue to blog.

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Sandi said...

Brenda, I have not seen you lately! I hope you are doing well. Just checking in.

Psalm 34:15- The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry...

Blessings,
Sandi

S. Knowles said...

Hello Brenda, I haven't seen you post in a while or interacting much on blogs where you usually comments so I'm just checking in on you. How are you?
I haven't blogged on my own blog for some time either but I have posted recently on my other blog site redlikecrimson.wordpress.com but even there I rarely blog.

Remembered you in my prayers.
May God continue to bless and keep you. :-)

Brenda said...

Hi Sandi,
I have finally got connected to the internet at our new home. It is good to be back, and hopefully I will be able to be blogging once more soon. Lovely scripture you have referred to.

Brenda said...

Hi Sateigdra,
I have finally been connected to the internet at home, the provider has only just been connected. I have only gone onto blogs on my mobile when in an area that had free Wi-Fi. It is nice to be back and I hope to get a post together soon. I hope you are well, it is lovely to hear from you. God bless you too Sateigdra.

Brenda said...

Sateigdra,
I could not leave a comment on your blog as it required an email address and I had to shut my email down due to hacking.
This is the comment I tried to leave on your blog:~

Hi Sateigdra,
I think that sometimes the problem than many people say they do not believe in religion is because many 'church' denominations have so much of mans' traditions in them, thereby making void the Word of God. Also, we have to have the Holy Spirit within us to convince and convict us of the truth as the Word of God is foolishness to the carnal mind. Once we are born again, having the mind of Christ, then we are able to understand God's thoughts and ways.

Susan said...

I love the trilogy of songs:1 from you to the world 2 from God to you 3 from you to the Lord

Beautiful ❤️🙏

Brenda said...

Hi Susan,
thank you for your kind comment. I am finally back on the internet and look foreword to carry on blogging. God willing will put a new post up soon. We have recently moved into a new home and things are very busy here at the moment.

Sandi said...

Back again... ;-)

"come shout sing and dance
for the Lord God of Heaven has given us a second chance"

This is very encouraging, Brenda!


Brenda said...

Hi Sandi,
just noticed your comment here. How beautiful eh that we have been given a second chance, and that eternal life is open to us.
God bless and thank you for visiting.