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Your Sweet Name

My God, my Jesus

How excellent is Your name

All authorities and kings

Pale beneath Your fame

My soul brings you worship

For all that I have gained

But all of it is worthless

Without Your sweet name

Chorus:

Your sweet name

More powerful than the oceans

Your sweet name

Commands the wind and rain

Your sweet name

Can heal the blind and broken

No sweeter thing ever spoken

Than Your name

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Copyright 2017, Author: Johnathan Sexton by inspiration during my morning walk around the third floor of my office building today.

From Failure to Failure

From failure to failure
his mercy remains
will you get back up
or hide in your chains

Who are you?
we will fall
we will cause shame
we will disappoint
we will have pain

But the Love of our God
will always contain
the mercy sufficient
and the restoring refrain
to raise us out of the punishment
which we have gained

Are you David? Lustful! Murderer! Adulterer! Repentant! A man after God’s own heart!
Are you Peter? Angry! Losing focus! A denier! Repentant! Upon which Christ built His church!
Are you Paul? Murderer! Persecutor! Repentant! Evangelist to the Gentiles!
Are you Judas? Betrayer! Greedy! Remained in His sin! Hanging from a tree!
Are you Saul? Disobedient! Jealous! Remained in His sin! Fell on His sword!

From failure to failure, who are you?

Veterans Day 2014

Today is Veterans Day.

Thank You Veterans, It is because of you we are free. Free to be whatever we choose to be. Free to see what we want to see. Free to sing what we want to sing. Free to work where we want to work. Free to vote if we want to vote. Free to learn what we want to learn. Free to say what we want to say. Free from tyranny home and from afar. Free from dictators wherever they are. We dare not forget why we are free. For the price of freedom was not free. Yet the price of freedom has been paid. By a Veteran, whether they live or whether they lay. Freedom is still not free even today. Even now so, the price has to be paid. Until all the tyrants have been slayed. To keep this country free as made. The Veterans’ courage must not fade. And we indebted must arise. And ensure the tyrants do not surprise. For if our memories dull or fade. Surely the price will again be paid. On American soil I am afraid.

Thank You, Veterans. Thank You, Dad. Thank you for your service to our country and for fighting for freedom around the world. Thank You for sharing the freedom of salvation through Christ Jesus with our soldiers and counseling them through tough situations through twenty years of service and even still today.

The Rock

I’m standing on a firm foundation

He is a solid rock

The only key to eternal life

The stone that the builders would cast off

 

I’m drinking from an endless fountain

From where living waters flow

He is the only source of salvation

For those who would be scorched below

 

I’m living in the light of knowledge

This light shines in the darkest night

He is the life in all creation

In whose image we all were made

 

Grace and Truth flows ever abundant

His glory shines as the one and only Son

The Word was sent to be the proof

Of God’s love for me and you

 

His dwelling made in a fleshly shell

So he could see just how we fell

Tempted too and even more

Than you and I could have ever bore

 

With His blood we all are saved

A ransom paid, our death belayed

And Heaven made with plates displayed

A banquet waiting to this day

 

The trumpet soon will sound

A day foretold and closer now

Are you ready to give way

To my Lord whose prepared today

 

Drink from the well that’s ever quenching

Freely the water is given

And freely it should be taken

On this resolve do not be shaken

 

On that firm foundation you should stay

And never waver come what may

Live in the light of His resurrection

Though the world has its detestation

 

Jesus is the only way

But you should know what Hell will say

All those people who believe

They are haters that deceive

 

Yet let us live and do believe

On Jesus’ name I live and breathe

When false prophets try to mock

Stand upon this solid rock