“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9 NIV).
This song is a prayer to the Lord for him to be to me all I need in order for me to serve and obey him. On the day the Lord gave me this song to write, I was asking him to change my heart to be more like Jesus, and for him to guide my steps each day.
He changed my heart when I responded “Yes” to his invitation to make Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of my life many years ago, but he continues to change my heart day by day, and to make me more like Him.
Like Paul, I am a work in progress. I don’t have it all together. I am not aware of any sin in my life, and I have sought the Lord concerning this, but I know I am not perfect, and I have not yet arrived. So, like Paul, I press on toward the goal of heaven, choosing to forget the things now past, and to believe God for what he has for me yet in the days which lie ahead. It is ONLY by the grace of God that I am who I am, and that I do what I do. If it were not for him, I don’t think I would even be here today.
By Your Grace
An Original Work / June 27, 2011
Speak Your words to my heart,
Let Your grace and love impart.
Be to me all I need
To love and serve Christ my King;
To love and serve Christ my King.
Change my heart; be like You;
Let me love and serve in truth.
Guide my steps ev’ry day,
As I bow my knees and pray;
As I bow my knees and pray.
Love You, Lord. You love me.
You died so that I’d go free
From my sin; pure within;
By Your grace I’m saved from sin;
By Your grace I’m saved from sin.
Invite You in my heart;
Now I have a brand new start.
Repented of my sin,
So that I’d be cleansed within;
So that I’d be cleansed within.
Live for You ev’ry day,
List’ning to the words you say.
Make You Lord of my heart;
Be Your witness, grace impart;
Be Your witness, grace impart.
Obey Your ev’ry word;
Do the things I’ve seen and heard.
Your word, Lord, in me burns,
While I wait for Your return;
While I wait for Your return.