Songs

The Place My Hope Is Found

The Bible is a love letter for me from God.

It fills me with abundant love, and makes me want to believe, follow, and give everything to Him.

Among thousands of gods, Jesus alone is my savior and His father alone is my God.

My life is in His hands.

Listening to this song, I felt zealous to live for Him and die for Him.

In Christ Alone lyrics

Songwriters: Getty, Julian Keith; Townend, Stuart Richard;

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

 

In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live

 

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again

 

And as He stands in victory

Sin?s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

 

No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From a life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

 

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Could ever pluck me from His hand

Til He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand

 

Come to Jesus

I saw a youtube video of cast sheep, which was unable to get up by itself, turning over on its back, and rescued by shepherds.

Sheep are stubborn, but vulnerable and timid.  Because  they get sick or die easily, a job of shepherd requires unrelenting effort.

In the Bible the relationship of God and us is often depicted as sheep and the Good Shepherd.

 

Listening to this song George taught in a Bible class, I adored Jesus, our Good Shepherd who laid down His life to rescue  “cast sheep” .

Weak and wounded sinner

Lost and left to die

O, raise your head, for love is passing by

come to Jesus

come to Jesus

come to Jesus and live!

 

Now your burden’s lifted

And carried far away

And precious blood has washed away the stain—-so

Sing to Jesus

Sing to Jesus

Sing to Jesus and live

 

And like a newborn baby

Don’t be afraid to crawl

And remember when you walk, sometimes we fall—so

Fall on Jesus

Fall on Jesus

Fall on Jesus and live!

 

Sometimes the way is lonely

And steep and filled with pain

So if your sky is dark and pours the rain —then

Cry to Jesus

Cry to Jesus

Cry to Jesus and live

 

O, and when the love spills over

And music fills the night

And when you can’t contain your joy inside—then

Dance for Jesus

Dance for Jesus

Dance for Jesus and live

 

And with your final heartbeat

Kiss the world goodbye

Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side—and

Fly to Jesus

Fly to Jesus

Fly to Jesus and live!

Song Of A Girl Who Lost Mom

Rhema Marvanne

Rhema Marvanne was three years old when her mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and when she was six years old, Mom passed away at age 36. It was November 2008.

As Rhema missed Mom, Dad taught her gospel songs.

After the tears, pains, and grief, Rhema, who had received the gift of singing and the faith in Christ from Mom, became a gospel singer at age 7.
A new sprout appeared after a grain of wheat fell into the ground. God created a new hope out of the desperation.

Listening to her singing, I can’t help thinking that she knows not only the suffering of life but also God’s Grace.

I pray that God will protect her and guide her to flourish outside and inside with beauty and strength as much as Mom.

Crush On Jesus

Being invited by a friend, I went to see Pageant of Our Lord at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. It was a powerful inspiring show of a human size replication of Biblical famous art with human manikins, choirs, full orchestras, and narrations.

I was very moved, and appreciated all presentations, but especially one of music peace called, “ Via Dolorosa” impressed me so much that all night long even after I got home, I listened to it from Youtube over and over meditating about Jesus. The pageant, the song, and many memories of Israel I visited last year made me feel Jesus’ Love so deeply that my heart ached.

No other gods but Jesus is the only one, who chose to suffer and die for me taking away my Sin. He, His father, and Holy Spirit are my beloved God. If I have Jesus, I don’t need anything else. I love Him very much!

Down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day
The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street
But the crowd pressed in to see
A Man condemned to die on Calvary
He was bleeding from a beating, there were stripes upon His back
And He wore a crown of thorns upon His head
And He bore with every step
The scorn of those who cried out for His death

(chorus)
Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King,
But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me.
Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.

Jesus Loves Me

It was Sunday. The day to go to church.

Although I received the next options from Dr. Slamon, thinking of being off the treatment already for a month, my heart was overcast with anxiety, again. Yet at the church, my anxiety was replaced with peace.

Lyrics of the songs and the message of the pastor touched my heart.
The smiles and the kind words from everyone comforted me.
Testimonies of friends’ faith journeys deepened my appreciation for them, and as I thought how blessed I am being surrounded by such outstanding sisters and brothers in Christ, I was filled by God’s tender love and my gratitude overcame the anxiety. Though I had to change my posture several times at a pew being attacked by muscle cramps, I was even joyous.

God loves me. He is with me. Then even if I go down to the “ valley of the shadow of death” I don’t have to be afraid of anything. Even if my body falls apart, God is preparing for me a new body, which will never be sick or die. For the ones who believe in Christ, death is not the end but the beginning of the glory. It is a victory!  I was encouraged.

The following is one of inspiring hymns we sang at the church.

Jesus Loves Me