Fire

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart,
all your soul, all your strength,
and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Lord,

1. You are the fire
In my body;

2. The peace
In my mind;

3. The love
In my heart;

4. And the truth
In my soul.

References

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

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

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

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

Compared to you

1. Lord,
Compared to you
We’re drops of rain;

2. Stars in the sky;
Fragments of sand,
Or dust.

3. And yet,
Your word is true:
You share our pain,

4. Hearing each sigh,
Holding each hand –
We trust.

References

1. “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One (Isaiah 40:25; NLT).

God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! (Isaiah 40:22; NLT).

2. He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).

3. Every word of God proves true (Proverbs 30:5; NLT).

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

4. You hear my every sigh (Psalm 38:9; NLT).

I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Temple

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

Lord,

1. You are the stillness
Of my body;

2. The silence
Of my mind;

3. The love
Of my heart;

4. And the bedrock
Of my soul.

References

1. Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10; NIV).

2. Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

3. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

4. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock (Matthew 7:25; NLT).

All is God

God will be all in all (1 Corinthians 15:28; NLT).

1. Lord God,
You love everything you make:

2. The fruit of all you think, and say,
And do;

3. Mass, and time, and space,
Which are all one;

4. Nothing is left out,
For all is you.

References

1. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

2. He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

3. The Lord is God, and he created the heavens and earth (Isaiah 45:18; NLT).

4. There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

Christ is all and in all! (Colossians 3:11; NRSV).

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

United

1. United, Father, with your mind,
I freely leave my self behind.

2. United, Father, with your heart,
I gladly let my self depart.

3. United, Father, with your soul,
I lose my self to be made whole.

4. United: Father, Spirit, Son –
I need no self, for all are one.

References

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).

2. The dust returns to the ground it came from and the Spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

3. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; RSV).

4. You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

Giving back

1. I give you, Lord,
My life and health,
Entrusting them
To you.

2. I give you, Lord,
My strength and mind,
Entrusting them
To you.

3. I give you, Lord,
My heart and soul,
Entrusting them
To you.

4. Lord God,
You give them all to me –
I give them back
To you.

References

1. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

2. The Lord gives me strength (Psalm 118:4; NET).

3. The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

4. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

All creation

Father,

All creation
Sings your praise:

Everything in earth
And heaven above.

Then why, Lord,
Do so many of your people

Reject, deny, and disbelieve
Your love?

References

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

2. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known (Psalm 19:1-2; NLT).

3. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

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