May I turn to you
When I am feeling low.
May I turn to you
As I receive each blow.
May I turn to you
In sorrow, fear, and pain.
4. So, Lord,
May I turn to you – Again, again, again.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them (Isaiah 55:7; NIV).
1. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey his voice (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), he will not forsake you (Deuteronomy 4:30-31; NKJV).
2. They spit on him and took the staff and struck him on the head with it again and again (Matthew 27:30; NLT).
He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman Soldiers to be crucified (Mark 15:15; NLT).
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there [and] Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:33-4; NIV).
3. They will turn to the Lord and he will respond to their pleas and heal them (Isaiah 19:22; NIV).
4. Turn me again to you and restore me, for you alone are the Lord my God (Jeremiah 31:18; NLT).
Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again (Revelation 3:3; NLT).
1. God above,
So far away:
Please help me through
Each weary day.
2. God, beside me,
Forgive my sins,
And wash me clean.
3. God within,
So very near:
Please help me bear
Each pain and fear.
4. God beneath,
So great, so just:
I am only dust.
1. God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! (Isaiah 40:22; NLT).
My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
2. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Forgive all my sins (Psalm 25:18; NLT).
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7; NLT).
3. We are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).
Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you (Romans 8:11; NLT).
What great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him? (Deuteronomy 4:7; NLT).
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30; KJV).
4. There is […] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6; NIV).
God is great! (Psalm 70:4; NLT).
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is (Deuteronomy 32:4; NLT).
The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:13-14; NLT).
1. Your cross
Is part of me,
And I am part
2. It’s always with me,
Day and night,
In all I think, and say,
3. It gives me courage,
When I am anxious,
Or in pain –
4. Reminding me
How Jesus lived
Died, and rose again.
1. If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
2. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
3. I am full of the courage that the Lord’s Spirit gives (Micah 3:8; NET).
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).
Peace I leave you; my peace I give you (John 14:27; NIV).
In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
4. The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction. But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18; NLT).
“The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead” (Luke 9:22; NLT).
1. I remember the stories –
The shepherds, the star;
The stable, the manger,
The kings, from afar.
2. I remember the temple,
The questions, the joy;
My parents; their wrath –
I was only a boy.
3. I remember the wedding
At Cana, the wine
Transformed from fresh water –
My first ever sign.
4. I remember my baptism,
The preaching, the healing;
The scribes and the priests.
5. I remember the mountain,
The voice, and the light –
God clothed me in white.
6. I remember the colt,
The procession, the crowd;
The palms and the cloaks –
People shouting so loud!
7. I remember the supper,
The bread, and the wine;
The friendship, the sharing
With those who were mine.
8. I remember the garden,
The darkness, the fear;
The kiss of betrayal
When Judas drew near.
9. I remember the scourging –
I knew all was lost;
The robe, and the thorns,
And the weight of the cross.
10. Now all that is left
Is the blood, and the pain;
The thirst, and the dying,
As I call your name.
1. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them (Luke 2:6-7; NIV).
2. Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious leaders, listening to them and asking questions (Luke 2:46; NLT).
3. This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory (John 2:11; NLT).
4. One day when the crowds were being baptised, Jesus himself was baptised. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy (Luke 3:22; NLT).
The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David.” But the leaders were indignant (Matthew 21:15; NLT).
5. Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them (Mark 9:2-3; NIV).
6. The next day, the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13; NIV).
7. He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).
8. He went on a little further and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).
9. Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face (John 19:1-3; NLT).
Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the Place of the Skull…
10. …There they nailed him to the cross (John 19:17; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).
“Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die” (Matthew 20:18; NLT).
1. I long for you
As evening falls,
And dusk turns into night.
Father, Must I drink this cup? It’s too late now for flight.
2. I yearn for you
When morning comes.
I want to do your will.
Lord, I am lost: betrayed; condemned – And yet I trust you still.
3. My strength is gone
And death draws near.
I cannot bear this pain.
Father, Come to rescue me, Then I’ll rejoice again.
4. I thirst for you.
My courage fails –
Destroyed by sin and shame.
Lord, Why have you forsaken me, Though I cry out your name?
1. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).
Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:36-8; NLT).
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me (Psalm 55:4-5; NIV).
He went on a little further and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me…
2. …Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss. Then you can take him away under guard (Mark 14:44; NLT).
So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded (Luke 23:24; NLT).
Don’t you realise that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? (Matthew 26:53; NLT).
3. My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth (Psalm 22:14-15; NLT).
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name” (Psalm 91:14; NLT).
4. Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture),“I thirst” (John 19:28; RSV).
It was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down (Isaiah 53:4; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? (Psalm 22:1; NIV).