Purple's Platitudes

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On again off again

10 January 2007

on again off again

 

I’ve walked this desert so many times before

I’ve tasted manna but always wanted more

You’ve guided me but I keep looking back

At where I used to be, at what I think I lack.

 

I’m tired of this on again off again ordeal

I need to find a faith that doesn’t hinge on how I feel

I’m tired of the sand I need the solid ground

If Truth is absolute then it has to be found

 

I’m tired of this on again off again ordeal

I want so to believe, to know by faith that You are real

I’m giving You my heart, You need to change my mind

By grace increase my faith to make it stick this time.

 

And when the times are good, my faith seems strong

But circumstances change and things go wrong

It’s much harder to trust, so easy to blame

When the darkness falls and I can’t see Your flame.

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He gets a shower

21 February 2004

He gets a shower, puts on his Sunday best

Stands by the mirror, practice saying “God bless”

Makes sure he has some money to put into the plate

Grabs his 40 pound Bible, doesn’t want to be late

He always sits there in the very front row

Where all can see, so everyone will know.

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I’m ready for anything

I’m ready for anything

 

I’m ready for anything

through the strength of the one

who lives in me

 

To see the hungry fed

to bring life to the dead

I am ready

To welcome the stranger in

to see Jesus come again

I am ready

 

I’m ready for anything

I’m ready for anything

I’m ready for anything with you

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Does it make any sense

Does it make any sense

 

Does it make any sense

to be a Christian?

Does it really matter

how I live my life?

Does it make any sense

to live for Jesus?

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Increase my faith

17 April 1984

 

 

Increase my faith

 

Well if I had faith I could move a mountain

If I had faith I could heal the blind

If I had faith I could serve you fully Lord

And not just in my mind

Well if I had faith I could love my brother

If I had faith I could help another

Come to see that it’s Jesus who can set them free.

 

Lord increase my faith

There’s nothing I can do without you

My life has no meaning without you

So Lord increase my faith

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As simple as that

13 December 1998

 

 

As simple as that

 

Endless questions and endless debates

This means this and that means that

All this talk just separates

 

You love me

I know that you love me

It’s as simple as that

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What’s it to you?

09 December 1998

 

 

What’s it to you?

 

I guess I’ve always been a trail blazer

I’d be the first one to leave the beaten path

Maybe I’m a rebel, maybe too independent

But I don’t want to build where someone’s building at

 

What’s it to you?

You must follow me

 

I want to follow but I still struggle

To hear your voice and make it my first choice

Maybe I’m radical, maybe just a Pharisee

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One willing heart

One willing heart

 

It takes one willing heart

to make a difference

in the world for Jesus

One willing heart

willing to stand up and be

what God wants them to be

Could you imagine what God would do

If we would just obey?

Lord don’t let my heart stand in your way

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Greater things

Greater things

 

I want to do greater things

than even you have done

I want to do greater things

Lord to glorify your son

I want to see greater things

happening in my life

And the greatest thing of all

Is more of Jesus Christ

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