Hope for the Dawn

Hope for the dawn, comes

Blazing through the night

From fires high, and far away

Whose light is closer than a breath

 

Always constant, never failing

His love is like the starlight

His mercies, renewed every morning and

New as the dawn

 

Whose faithfulness, is without equal

Through night or any storm

Whose loving kindness, never changes

Whose mercy has no end

 

So I will hang on, until the dawn

Trusting in Your name alone

For You alone, can bring me through

My Refuge, my strong Tower

 

My God I’ll cling to You

Even till the dawn

Be with me, Lord keep me

Keep me here with You

 

Keep me, till the dawn

My God, on You I wait

For the Dawn

I watched, and waited
Eagerly, anticipating
The dawning, breaking light
That never was to come

In a world of darkness, with no hope
Light is, just a dream
A memory, of a past long gone
Lost in our own vanity

Now I gaze, over the cities
Waiting, for the light of day
Never to come, for we are too lost
Our fires have gone out

And I fear we will never burn again

So all is dark, for now
Only one candle remains
One small light, in a world of darkness
Begging us to hope again

And at last I see it,
A tinge of light, there
Coming on the horizon
I rise, and shout to the city

Dawn is coming!

But see, none stir
No one rises, from their slumber
They sleep, content in darkness
Not wanting to wake and see the light

Rising up before them

And now, I understand it
Why the light, has forsaken these lands
We have stopped desiring it.
We have stopped needing it.

Our necessity, for light has faded
To a contentment in the dark
So even now, as the sun rises
None wish to see

All our happy,
Safe in slumber
Dreaming of the night, and hoping
Darkness prevails

For night safer, darkness is comfortable
Light is blinding, revealing all
Men’s hearts prefer to hide their sins than
Confess and find repentance in the light

So now I see, as the sun rises
We are in need
We are in desperate need
Of fire, of a hunger

To see the light again

Darkness remains, for now
But I see the sun is rising
So for the dawn, I will wait
For the light, I will pray

And keep on walking, keep shaking
These sleeping ones, in hope they wake
To crave, to yearn once more
To see the sun again

To burn with fire once again

Now we gather, we few who hunger
Given our need by the light itself
Breaking through the blackness
We wait, we pray

For the dawn, we will yearn
For fire, we will cry
To see our homes alight again
To see our city burning bright once more

That all the darkness will flee
Every shadow, will fall
Every chain bound around us will fall
As our Savior rushes in

Riding the wings of the dawn

I know, it is not too much to hope for
I know, revival is near
So we wait, so we pray
We hunger, we cry out once more

For the dawn
For fresh fire till it comes
For need of Light, and love of day
Come burn in us again, as we wait

For the dawn

Stars

Memories of brighter days
Flicker in the night sky
Alight with wishes of the past and
Surrounded by the black of present

What beauty can there be in this
These relics of the past
So distant, so cold and yet
So surrounded by the infinite

Of eternal, distant black

A reminder, not of past but of
Future lays here in
For in that distant sky,
Burning bright with stars, we see

Hope, of tomorrow
Etched across the heavens as
He labors, above it all
Reigning, over everything

The King of Heaven, and of earth
Who knows each star by name
Therein, that sky has written in
A memorial, to His great Name

For distant stars, were formed by Him
Eternal darkness, where He walks
Each light, He knows by name and
Each figure formed by His hands

So when we look, up to the sky
Be not saddened by the past that once
Dwelled beneath these stars
Nor be troubled, for tomorrow or

Frightened for today by
Endless, mysterious black, or by
Those distant twinkles of light, that seem
To dim as days go on

Instead remember, the One who formed them and
Knows each one by name
And He who knows, that infinite blackness
And holds eternity in His hands

Take these memories, of past and
These reminders of the infinite
And see in them, the peculiar glory
Of Him, who bid them to shine and

Placed them there in, those Heavens vast
Exactly where He willed
For His purposes, for His plans, they shine
And He knows them all by name

Just as we, here on the earth
Are too made, and formed by His hands
For His plans, and purposes
May we submit, as they in Heavens do

To shine, for Him alone

And in our shining, in our obedience find
Peace, like no other as
We meet, face to face the One
Who knows each star by name

And too, knows us the same
May we revel, in His majesty
Now and forevermore
He who hung the stars, and too

Would come to us, and make a way
That He could
Know us the same
Through His Son, the eternal born of Heaven who

Died upon a tree

And rose again, in victory
To stars above(‘s) delight
To break, the bonds of hell and
Shatter powers of darkness

How marvelous is He
What a King, what a Savior
May we praise Him, forevermore
And remember Him, as we see

Those lights, hung in the Heavens
May we praise Him who holds them there
And too has redeemed us
That wonderful Savior, the everlasting God

May we praise His name forevermore!
My God we cling to You!

Kissed in the Dark

As I lay in mournful silence I
Ponder of the day gone by
And can’t help but feel, melodies
Racing in my heart

Songs of what I could have done
Songs of things I did wrong
All telling me, I am not enough
All telling me I can do no right

Yet suddenly, as silence thickens I
Feel a touch, a faint kiss
From Heaven all around me as
World around melts away

And I am surrounded by Him

Suddenly, I find
I am not alone
And day gone by, in all its worries and regrets
Melts away to nothingness

As I am kissed by His Presence in the dark

What are regrets in light of Him
What are insecurities in His gaze
All I am, laid bare and yet
I feel more alive than I’ve ever been

Here inside His arms

As peace comes rushing in
Like wave of Holy surrender as
All my worries, all my thoughts of self hatred become
Nothing as His love washes over me

As rain washes world with green

I am made anew, in His blood
Made His creation, reminded of the price
Of the price He paid for me
By His own blood, by His own Son

A pure and Spotless gift

And so I know, with unshaking, confidence that I
That I am not enough, and that’s ok
I was never meant to fight alone
For He alone, is enough

And He is my Redeemer and King

And so, He can be trusted
This unfailing God
Him who holds all my days, in His hands
And loves me just the same

And so I rest, in His arms
As repentance falls in tears from my eyes
As love wraps around me, wiping the wetness from my face
And covering me in Holy blood

As my Savior, the faithful God
Reminds me that though I am not enough
To face the world alone
That He, that He is enough for me

And only He can satisfy
He who kissed me in the dark~