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Gospel Music

 

 Footprints in the Sand 

 

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One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

 

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

 

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

 

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

 

 

 ① Walther Hawkins, Is There Any Way?

 

 

Some tears and some pain

But I'm going on just the same

God You promised to be with me

Through the storm and through the rain

God, You are my everything

 

 

② Walter Hawkins, Marvelous

 


I will sing Your praise,
for You've done such a marvelous thing
for someone so wretched,
yet my soul You have redeemed.
No one else could do it,
no one could care half as much;
yet You thought my soul was worth it,
so You gave Your only Son.


You gave that I might live.
You gave that I might be set free.
Exchanged Your life for mine,
what a marvelous thing You've done.

 

Some folks see my faults,
Lord, You see my accomplishments;
even the good works Youve begun in me.
You also see my finish,
no, not half done,
every battle already won.
I can't help but praise You, Lord
for the marvelous things You've done.


You gave that I might live.
You gave that I might be set free.
Exchanged Your life for mine,
what a marvelous thing You've done.

 

③ Donnie McClurkin, We Fall Down

 

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We fall down
But we get up
We fall down
But we get up
We fall down
But we get up
For a saint
Is just a sinner who fell down,
But we couldn't stay there,
And got up

 

④ Dr Bobby Jones, What a Friend

 

 

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What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

 

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.