Blessed are the Peacemakers and the Persecuted in song

The Peacemakers:

 Peacemaking is God through us…

All your works with joy surround you. Earth and Heaven reflect your ways.

Stars and angels sing around you, Center of unbroken praise.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness. Drive the dark of doubt away. God, our Father, Christ, our Brother, all who live in love are Thine. Teach us how to love each other. Lift us to the joy divine.

 ―Casting Crowns, “Joyful, Joyful”

The persecuted: 

Persecution is the proof of real love…

Alone in a garden weeping, begging his Father, pleading, ‘Take this cup from me, but if it’s your will Father, let it be.’ All the others sleeping, sweat on his brow was bleeding. He could have run away, but he chose to stay. 

This is love, this is real. This is more than a hope or feeling. It’s enough to cover us. This is love.

 After a kiss abandoned, beaten and cursed for passion. They lift ed him up to die, but he laid down his life. Death only wished it was stronger. The grave couldn’t hold him longer. He rose in victory to rescue his enemies.

 It seems like this mercy is following me. It seems like this love has come to rescue me. It seems like this mercy is following me, everywhere I go.

 This is love, this is real. This is more than a hope or feeling. It’s enough to cover us. This is love.

—Kutless, “This Is Love”

The redeemed endure to the end…

We sing it in the darkest place, ’cause love is in your powerful name.  

We shine the light of beauty and grace, we’re living in the Name that can save!  

We sing to you the songs of the redeemed!

 We sing to you the song of the redeemed. You beautified our hearts and made us clean!

 You rescued us from death and set us free! We sing to you the songs of the redeemed!

Charlie Hall, “Song of the Redeemed”

 

Be a “Hero” for Christ…

Who ever told you, you can’t win? Who ever said that if you fail don’t try again? It’s is the ordinary, deep in the weak and weary, the power to overcome the fear you’re holding in.

You could be a hero. You could be the change in this world. Rise above the normal. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.

We are the light, we are the hope, we are love inside worth fighting for. You could be, you could be, you could be a hero.

You don’t have to look hard to see. You don’t have to reach that far, to find someone in need. There is a desperation, deep in this generation, looking for something new, a love they can believe.

 Love will even cross the ocean wide. Love will lose it all to save a life. Because of the love God gave you’ll find that, you could be, you could be, you could be a hero. 

—Kutless, “Hero”

In this world all we need is God!

Rich or poor, God I want You, more than anything that glitters in this world.

Be my all, all consuming fire! You can have all my hands can hold, my heart, mind, strength, and soul. Be my all, all consuming fire! ’Cause all we need is You!

—Charlie Hall, “All We Need”

 

In the world to come, we get to look back…

From where you’re standing, Lord, you see a grand design that you imagined when you breathed life into me. All the chaos comes together in your hands like a masterpiece of your picture perfect plan.

When I’m lost in the mystery, to you, my future is a memory.  ’Cause you’re already there. You’re already there, standing at the end of my life, waiting on the other side. And you’re already there. You’re already there.”

 One day I’ll stand before you, and look back on the life I’ve lived. I can’t wait to enjoy the view, and see how all the pieces fit. One day I’ll stand before you, and look back on the life I’ve lived.

 ’Cause you’re already there, already there. 

—Casting Crowns, “Already There”

 

We have eternal hope because His Glory endures forever…

 

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