You are light

Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
(Lamentations 3:41; NLT).

1. You are light:
I lift my eyes
To worship
And adore.

2. You are truth:
I lift my hands
To praise you
Evermore.

3. You are peace:
I lift my heart
To bless you
Every day.

4. You are love:
I lift my soul
To thank you, Lord,
And pray.

References

1. God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).
I lift my eyes to you, O God (Psalm 123:1; NLT).

2. The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).
Lift up holy hands in prayer (Psalm 134:2; NLT).

3. The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).
Let us lift our hearts […] to God in heaven (Lamentations 3:41; NLT).

4. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).
I lift up my soul to you (Psalm 143:8; NKJV).

Waves

1. Waves of darkness
And of of light,

2. Waves of tenderness
And might;

3. Waves of rapture
And of fear,

4. Waves of love:
The Lord is here.

References

1. Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).
God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

2. The Lord is full of tenderness (James 5:11; NLT).
He is mighty in both power and understanding (Job 36:5; NLT).

3. In his shadow have I rapture (Song of Songs 2:3; DBY).
The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

4. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).
Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it! (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

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Abba, Father

1. Abba, Father,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Wrapped in darkness,
Shining bright:
Abba, Father,
You are light.

2. Yeshu, Jesus,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Clothed in power
From your youth:
Yeshu, Jesus,
You are truth.

3. Ruach, Spirit,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Robed in glory
From above:
Ruach, Spirit,
You are love.

 

References

1. God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

2. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

3. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Notes

1. Abba means father in Aramaic.

2. Yeshu means Jesus in Aramaic.

3. Ruach means Holy Spirit (or breath), in Aramaic.

Listen to your neighbour

Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

1. Listen to your neighbour,
Don’t argue, or agree,
Or try to make them change their mind:
Just give your love for free.

2. Listen to each stranger,
Don’t judge them, or reject,
Or try to make them more like you:
Just meet them, and connect.

3. Listen to each foreigner,
Don’t shun, shout, or demand,
Or try to make them speak your tongue:
Just strive to understand.

4. Listen to your enemy,
Don’t fear, or hate, or fight,
Or try to make them yield to you:
Just hold them in God’s light.

References

1. Love your neighbour (Mark 12:31; NLT).

2. Love the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; NKJV).

3. Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

4. Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

The Lord is here

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!
(Genesis 28:16; NLT).

1. The Lord is here,
But we don’t see,
Though even dew
Reflects his dazzling light.

2. He speaks to us,
But we don’t hear,
Though even stones
Declare his power and might.

3. He loves us all,
But we don’t care,
Though even stars
Proclaim his works above.

4. The Lord is God,
But we don’t heed,
Though even hills
Express his perfect love.

References

1. Your dew is a dew of light Isaiah 26:19; ESV).

2. If these [disciples] were silent, the very stones would cry out (Luke 19:39-40; RSV).

3. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands
(Psalm 19:1; NIV).

4. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! (Isaiah 55:12; NLT).

When we wake

1. When we wake,
Your light returns.

2. When we hate,
Your fire burns.

3. When we fail,
Your truth is clear.

4. When we fall,
Your peace is near.

5. When we care,
Your love, Lord, shows;

6. And when we pray,
Your Spirit flows.

References

1. God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

2. God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

3. The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

4. The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

5. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

6. God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).