At The Feet Of Grace
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott *  July 2014

(V1)  Caught right there in her sin, no hope of living then
She was guilty and she knew it
Cold stones were in their hands as they drug her to a Man
His name was Jesus, she’d never seen Him
She could feel death in the air
But, the Master’s words changed her tight then and there…
 
(Cho1)  “Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more
You don’t have to live the way you’ve lived before.”
The law said that she must die, but Jesus offered her new life
She found there’s hope in just one place
And that’s at the feet of grace

PLEASE SEND SNOW!

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


I grew up in Arizona, where its not too cold

and every year at Christmas time

Since i was just a few years old

I'd pray to the Lord and ask Him for just one small thing

It completed my Christmas list

And down on my knees

I'd pray,


"Snow, snow, snow

Please send snow, snow, snow!

Just enough to build a snowman

And have a snowball fight

Please send snow, snow, snow

Let it snow, snow, snow

We'd have so much fun 

If You'd let it snow tonight



HOW MY SAVIOR CAME

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


It was an ordinary night 

In an ordinary town

An extraordinary sight,

An extraordinary sound

A Babe lay in a manger

While the angels sang above

Could it be that this was how

A King would show His love? 


Have you ever been serenaded by an angel in the sky?

Have you ever heard an angel sing a luulaby?

Have you ever made a bed out of a manger filled with hay?

That's how my Savior came

You Can Overcome
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott, 10/13

V1:    Joseph in Egypt, oh, what he went through
Things sure weren’t easy, but tell me what did he do?
He held to his dreams and let go of the past
And he saw God’s purpose at last
He’s saying,
 
Chorus:
There’ll never be a mountain that you cannot climb
Don’t ever doubt that He’ll show up on time
When you’re the weakest, that’s when He’s strong
With the temptation, He’ll make a way out
Heaven is waiting if you’ll stand your ground
You’ve got what victory’s made of
And I know that you can overcome

THE GIFT IS LOVE

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


We've heard it said most of our lives

That it's better to give than receive

But, we still get excited when we see

Our presents on Christmas Eve

But, I heard of one Man

Who gave everything He had and more

To give us the best gift 

That anyone could ask for


The gift is love, and the Giver is Jesus

He came from above, and He came just to free us

Our gifts that are wrapped in paper and bows,

They fall apart

But, this gift will last forever -

So let Jesus come into your heart

On Time God
Lyrics by Dottie Peoples

He’s an on time God, yes He is
Oh, He’s an on time God, yes He is
Well, He may not come when you want Him
But He’ll be there right on time
He’s an on time God, Yes He is

You can ask the children of Israel
Trapped at the Red Sea
By that mean old Pharaoh and his army
Well, they had water all around them
And old Pharaoh at their back
From out of nowhere God stepped in
And built a highway just like that
 
You can ask Mary and Martha
Their brother Lazarus was sick in bed
And they said, “Jesus, please come heal him.”
But, Jesus waited till he was dead
And they said, “Lord, I don’t understand it,
Why You’ve waited till now to come.”
But Jesus said, “Lazarus, come forth!”
And death let him go,
He came walkin’ on out of that tomb!

(B1)  The captives are imprisoned by hope instead of fear
The faithful of the ages have seen their Lord appear
Go tell the world, go tell the world


(B2)  Christ, the Son of David, is Lord of every man
And just as He ascended, He’s coming back again
Go tell the world, go tell the world
 
(B3)  The promise of the Father is poured out from on high
And just as they received it, so can you and I
Go tell the world, go tell the world

Key Change - Chorus

If you are searching for something real
To quench your thirsty soul
There’s a love letter you need to read
Its words will make you whole
Because you’ve never seen a love like this
It flows in crimson blood
Where the spotless Lamb of God proved
His selfless love

The first Red Letter Edition
Was written on Calvary’s hill
The Gospel spelled out forever,
Its message is ringing still
Before it ever was printed,
His blood so clearly said,
“I love you.”
The words of Jesus in red

Bridge:  Before it was written on paper, before it was bound in leather
The message was clear from on an old rugged hill…

Who Knows What He’ll Do
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott, August 2016

V1:    So, you’ve got a problem that you just can’t solve

You’re running out of time and your back’s against the wall
It’s in times like these when you’re glad you have a Friend
Who’s got the whole world in the palm of His hand

Cho:   If He can turn the water into wine
If He can part the Red Sea just in time
If He can take a little boy’s lunch and feed a multitude
If He knows how many hairs on your head
If he’s heard every prayer you’ve ever said
And if all of His promises are true
Then you better stand back and hold on
Cause who knows what He’ll do for you!

THE ONLY ONE WITH SCARS

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  She cried, “Lord, I am broken,
There’s not a whole lot I haven’t gone through
And Lord, I do want to serve You
But my life is in pieces,
And I’m not sure what I can do
Sin has battered and bruised me,
And left me with oh, so many scars
But, I’ve heard You’re a Mender
So I’m giving You my broken heart.”
And that’s when God said,


Chorus:  “I took the blame two thousand years ago
On Calvary’s hill
And I bore those nails so I would know
Just how you feel
And there’s coming a day when
Your hurt will be gone
With all those painful memories
And the only One in heaven with scars
Will be Me


Bridge:  They’re precious gems, those old-time hymns
Don’t throw them away!

Chorus:

There’s a blessed assurance in,
“This is my story, this is my song”
And what a sweet connection
When everyone starts singing along
“O, Happy Day”, “I’ll Fly Away”,
And it won’t be long!
Don’t ever quit singing that song,
No, never! Don’t ever quit singing that…


Tag: O happy day, I’ll fly away, it won’t be long! (x4)
Don’t ever quit singing that song
No never! Don’t ever quit singing that song

TAKE ME TO JESUS 

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  He heard that Jesus would pass by
He cried, “Son of David, have mercy!”
You could see tears in his blinded eyes
When he turned to the stranger and said, “Please…

 Chorus:  Take me to Jesus, take me to Jesus
Take me to Jesus and everything will be alright
Take me to Jesus, take me to Jesus
Take me to Jesus cause He’s the Giver of life
No one can do what He does
Cause no one else loves me as much
So take me to Jesus, and everything will be alright

GO AHEAD AND SING
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott, 9/16

Chorus:
Go ahead and sing,
Even when you’re feeling lonely
Go ahead and sing,
Even when you’re feeling blue
God is always good,
Even in the hard times
So, go ahead and sing
‘Cause you know the Lord will see you through


Now, we know that it's the holidays

When we smell the pumpkin pie

And the doorbell's always ringing

With friends and family stopping by

Then we gather around the piano 

And sing the songs we hold so dear

Then Daddy opens up the Bible

And the room grows silent as

We all lean in to hear...


Chorus


It's more than just a story

It's what it's all about

And its wonder and its glory

Can turn a life around

Luke chapter two


It never grows old

Though we've heard it so many times through

My life has been changed

Since I found the truth 

In Luke chapter two

 (Verse 2)   Now, here we are walking in the light
Surrounded by the darkness, in a world black as night
Satan comes and he says, “Look around.
Pleasure is waiting if you will just bow down.”
But, there in that moment
When we’re faced with two roads
Then we make our decision
And we let all eternity know

(Cho 2)   We wouldn’t trade Him for the world
It is worth the sacrifice
And we count it all a joy to live
For the cause of Jesus Christ
We can see the wealth and riches
But, then our eyes turn toward the Lord
And He is worth so much more
We wouldn’t trade Him for the world

 2:  When Jesus walked on this earth,
He healed the sick and He raised up the dead
And when someone had a need
They came to Him, and their need was met
Cause there’s nothing He can’t do
And there’s no problem He can’t see you through
And His power is still the same
So get down on your knees and call on His name!

 Bridge:  Prayer is the key when everything’s wrong
Prayer is the answer when all hope is gone
There is no place where the healing waters flow
Like down on your knees at God’s throne

Tag:  In your hour of sorrow…


He’ll give you hope for tomorrow…
Things begin to change when you…

SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


Chorus:  Somebody loves you, Somebody cares
Somebody’s listenin’ to your every prayer
He came from heaven, and He died to prove
That Somebody loves you

 1:  You feel forsaken, you wear a frown
You think this whole world has let you down
But, I know of one Friend Who will be true
And Somebody loves you

 Bridge:  Somebody loves you, Somebody loves you
Somebody loves you, Somebody loves you



They were expecting

A mighty conqueror

They were expecting 

A kingdom here on earth

They were expecting

A prince in flowing robes

But, while they weren't looking

A Baby slipped through the back door


Chorus


There was no palace, no banner unfurled

There was no scepter for the King of the whole world

But, He came to this earth with one purpose on His mind

To give His life for mine...


Chorus

 2:  Oh, my Friend, when you feel like it’s done
Your life’s come to an end
God still has the power to cover all your sin
He’ll take away your old past
And He’ll give you a new life
Don’t forget, please don’t forget
The love of Jesus Christ

 2:  Before those doors open wide
Before that first note strikes
I’m gonna start getting in tune myself
Cause we know how life can be –
All the pressures that it can bring
Shake off the world and start giving our best!


SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN

Written by Daniel Abbott


Wake up, sleepy little town

Don't you ever wonder 

What you might have missed

While you were lost in slumber?

A holy night, a Baby's cry

Bringing hope with the morning light

Rub your eyes and gather round, 

Sleepy little town


What's that, sleepy little town?

You say you're just too busy

To take a little time,

After all, He's just a Baby

But, angels tell of peace on earth

They say this is the Savior's birth

Come and see what shepherds found,

Sleepy little town


What's this, sleepy little town?

You say he's too familiar

A king should wear a crown 

This One looks just like a carpenter

Consider this before you pass Him up

It's said, Emmanuel, God's with us

Lay your prejudices down,

Sleepy little town


(V2)  Whatever you’re going through

Whether it’s good or it’s bad
He’d like to share your joys and your tears,
He’d like to take away all your fears
And when you call Him, He will be oh, so near
 
(V3)  Maybe your mind’s on a child
Whose heart is turning away
Or maybe your soul’s in need of a friend
To fill those lonely hours you spend
When it comes to your tears
Nobody understands like Him

You Just Don't Leave What You Love

Words and Music by Denae Joy Abbott 12/14


(V1)  They’d spent the best years of their lives side by side
Raising their children, loving and learning through every stage of life
But, her sickness had taken its toll; she didn’t know who he was any more
Yet, for twelve years he cared for his bride
And though she didn’t know the difference he was there by her side
Cause he said…

(Cho1) “ You just don’t leave what you love -
You keep on giving till there’s nothing left.
The vows that I’ve made are enough and she’s still my very best friend…
You just don’t leave what you love.”
 
(V2)  Sometimes I think about the way that Jesus gives
He keeps on loving, though loving me offers no advantage to Him
For I have nothing to offer the Lord except the broken life that He’s restored
And though so many times He could walk away
I find Him there in my trouble, and I’m completely amazed
When He says…



A STAR WAS BORN

Written by Lanny Wolfe


A Star was born one night in Bethlehem

A Star was born for all mankind

It was a tiny Babe named Jesus

A Star for now and all of time

A Star for now and all of time


Hope was born one night in Bethlehem 

Hope was born for all mankind

It was a tiny Babe named Jesus

Hope for now and all of time 

Hope for now and all of time


Love was born one night in Bethlehem

Love was born for all mankind

It was a tiny Babe named Jesus

Love for now and all of time

Love for now and all of time

2:  I know of some people, they’re just hangin’ around
Waiting for something better to come along
But, I know that sooner or later they will find out
That this is the best thing going on
You might as well just…
 
3:  He never promised an easy road
Never said that our lives would be trouble-free
But, hasn’t He been so good, been there like He said that He would
And heaven is waiting for you and for me!
So let’s just…
 
C2:  Put our feet on the ground, get our minds made up
Say, “I’m not goin’ anywhere at all.”
God’s been to good and heaven’s too near, oh too near
And we’re in this for the long haul
Oh yes, I’m in this for the long haul

I’m going up yonder
Going up yonder
Going up yonder to be with my Lord
Oh, I’m going up yonder
Going up yonder
Going up yonder to be with my Lord

I have heard the stories
Of a land called heaven
And the more that I hear them,
The more I long to go
My eyes are always watching
And my ears are always listening
For the sounding of the trumpet
Calling me home!

If Anybody Will Be Faithful 

Words and music by Denae Joy Abbott 8/14


(Cho)  If anybody will be faithful, Jesus will
Hold your hand through the darkest storm

And whisper, “Peace, be still.”
If anybody will walk beside you
Never leave you, always guide you
If anybody will be faithful,
Then I know Jesus will

 (V1)  Life has its set of ups and downs
If you’ve lived very long
You know what I’m talking about
But, in a world that’s always shaking
There is solid ground
Cause Jesus never fails



Bridge:  Grandpa, I never got to meet you
That’s one thing I’ll always regret
But, this much I know is true,
One day we’ll get our chance
To walk and talk together
In a place so much better
Than the streets of Paris France!

 Chorus 2:  And we will dance and we will sing down the streets of Paradise
The saints walk a narrow way, but it is worth the price!
I’m so glad you went ahead and did what you were called to do
‘Cause I’m here on these golden streets because of you…

RED LETTER EDITION
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy – March 2017

 
I’d heard the story time and again
How Jesus died for me
Read it in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
And yes, I believed
But, it wasn’t till the night I knelt,
Went to the cross for myself
There the Gospel of Christ
Came alive to me
 
The first Red Letter Edition
Was written on Calvary’s hill
The Gospel spelled out forever,
Its message is ringing still
Before it ever was printed,
His blood so clearly said,
“I love you.”
The words of Jesus in red


He Wouldn't Trade Us For The World

Words and Music by Denae Joy Abb0tt 1/14


(Verse 1)   There is Jesus, hungry, in the dark
On a lonely mountain, evil crowding His heart
Satan comes and he says, “Look around.
These kingdoms will be Yours if You will just bow down.”
And in that moment He could have walked another road
But, He said, “It is written.”
And He let eternity know…

 (Cho 1)   He wouldn’t trade us for the world
We were worth the sacrifice
He would walk the way of suffering,
Knowing we were worth the price
He saw the wealth and riches
Then He saw our dying souls
And we were worth so much more
He wouldn’t trade us for the world

 2:  There are those who try to tell us
That the gospel’s too severe
They say, “You’ve got to make everyone happy
Tell them what they want to hear.”
Oh, but I’m not compromising,
Not looking for an easier way
This was good enough at Pentecost
And it’s good enough for me today

 Chorus 2:  Give me that old time religion
Good religion like it used to be
Give me that old time religion, Lord
It’s good enough for me

Life has a way of bringing the rain,
Storms can come in the night
Hurts go so deep, rob you of your sleep
And you wonder how you’ll survive
But, God has a way of working it out
It’s amazing just how He can turn it around
The storm of your life didn’t come to stay
The Master is on the way!


DON'T TURN THE KING AWAY

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


"There's no room in this inn,"

I heard myself tell him.

Joseph wiped his weary eyes and plead with me again

He said, "My wife's with child. 

We've been traveling a long while

And she's tired. Won't you help us?"

So many things I'd like to change about that day

But, how could I have known Who I was

Turning away?


That Baby was hope, that Baby was peace

In a world that doesn't know

What peace even means

That Baby was light in a world grown so dark

And His love could heal my wounded heart

I'd turned a King away

Verse 2:   
You’re healed and forgiven
You feel like you’re brand new
It’s amazing all the changes
The Lord has made in you!
You’re wondering if there’s something you can do?
Oh, my friend, share the news!


Bridge:   
The world is growing dark,
Time is running outThere is only one hope to be found

We all know the story well, 

How the shepherds came in the night

And the wisemen lived so far away

But, they saw His star in the sky

And they came and brought their gifts of

Gold, frankincense and myrrh

But, these gifts could not compare 

To the One that came in a manger


Chorus


Don't let the season pass you by

Without giving God a chance to change your life

With His gift of love


Chorus


Let Him in this Christmas

Let Jesus come into your heart


Let Him in this Christmas
Let Jesus come into your heart


 2:  Plant a seed and see what comes out of the ground
Or find the heartbeat on your baby’s ultrasound
In a few years hear him laughin’,
And don’t it sound like a song?
Stop and think about what you don’t understand
Things like life and love and how the world began
Hear a doctor say, “We can’t explain it,
But the cancer’s gone!”

 Bridge:  Science says it’s all just circumstance
Like this whole world’s just an accident
But, if you want to shoot that theory down,
Just look around

How many times do our eyes get so blinded 

From the cares of this world and this life

Let's not forget that Jesus is knocking

Much like He was on that night...


Jesus is hope, and Jesus is peace

In a world that doesn't know

What peace even means

Jesus is light in a world grown so dark

And His love can heal your wounded heart

Don't turn the King away


So many things I'd like to change about that day...

Don't turn the King away




GREATEST NEWS OF ALL

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


The greatest news, the greatest news

The greatest news of all

A Baby born in Bethlehem

Inside a shepherd's stall

You've heard some good news,

You've heard some bad news

But, this outshines it all

A Baby born in Bethlehem

That's the greatest news of all!


On a hillside, in the moonlight

Shepherd's watched their sheep

Unsuspecting of the secret 

That heaven couldn't keep

All of a sudden, up in the heavens

There shone a holy light

The angel said, "Don't be afraid,

I bring the greatest news tonight!"


V2:     Listen to the witness of those gone before
They’re standing, watching now from heaven’s open door
They’ll tell you to run on and fight the good fight
And remember to hold to what’s right…
They’re saying,
 
Bridge:     We may be troubled on every side, but we are not in distress
Cause we’re held in the hands of the One Who can see
That we’re strong enough for the test…  For the test  KEY CHANGE

(V2)  His world came crashing in, he knew he’d reached the end
His crimes were calling out for judgment
In his prison cell that night, he hit his knee, began to cry,
“God, I’m broken and tired of running.”
Then a gentle whisper in his ear
Brought a brand new hope that made its way through his tears…
 
(Cho2)  “Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more
You don’t have to live the way you’ve lived before.”
There in his darkest night, Jesus offered him new life
He found there’s hope in just one place
And that’s at the feet of grace
 
(Bridge)  We all come from different lives, but the story’s still the same
There’s no place to run and hide but in the arms of grace
 
(Cho3)  Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more
You don’t have to live the way you’ve lived before
The law said that we must die, but Jesus offered us new life
We found there’s hope in just one place
And that’s at the feet of grace

PRAY

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


Chorus:  Pray, oh pray
When trouble surrounds you everyday
You must pray, oh, pray
Doubts disappear and gone are your fears
When you pray, pray, pray

 1:  Trials come to us all, we all know that
It’s just a part of life
And when the tears began to fall, and you can’t hold back
No matter how hard you try
When you think you’ve lost it all
And you feel like life has stolen your song
In the middle of your pain
Remember, you can call on Jesus’ name




 (V2)  Friends in this life, they come and go
And often when hard times come
You’re all alone
But, that’s why in good and bad
It sure is nice to know
That Jesus will never fail

(Bridge)  Jesus never fails, Jesus never fails
You might as well get thee behind me, Satan
You cannot prevail because Jesus never failsIf Anybody Will Be Faithful

I AM BLESSED
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott 3/15 


(V1)
Another day, who knows what it will bring to us
Rain or shine, I’ve learned that I still can trust
You’ve been faithful, Lord, time and again
An ever-constant Friend
And…

 (Cho)
I am blessed
I am so very blessed
You have been faithful to me
The Rock on which I stand
I’m glad that I’m not built on sinking sand
The storm may pass by me
But, I will still see that I am blessed


(V2)
In the good, You’ve filled my heart with Your song
And in the bad, You’ve never left me all alone
When life has brought me to my knees
It is there that I can see…
 


V 2:  We face our valleys, too
Circumstances we go through
And we just want to run away and hide
That giant looks so tall,
And he makes us feel so small
And we forget the Lord is on our side
But, if we’ll step out we’ll see
That He’ll provide the victory!

Cho:  “Nobody wants to be in the valley,
But that’s where the victory comes
Somebody’s got to get out and fight
If the battle is gonna be won
And if there Lord’s on our side,
His strength will be enough
Nobody wants to be in the valley
But, that’s where the victory comes

Bridge:  Nobody wants to be in the valley
Nobody wants to be in the valley
Somebody’s got to get in the valley!
Somebody’s got to get in the valley!
If you’ll step out you’ll see,
That He’ll provide the victory!

 
 2:  There are so many in this world
Who have been broken and used by sin
But, when they come to the Master
You know He picks up the pieces,
And he makes them whole again
Yet, they are plagued with the memories
Of a shattered life, and it hurts them still
If they could only see Jesus
As He points them toward a rugged hill
And that’s when He says,


Chorus

Hold on, sleepy little town

Please say you'll reconsider

Before you shed His blood

Tell me, don't you remember?

The prophet said He'd be wounded

In the house of His friends

Could this be it, the time be now,

Sleepy little town?


Wake up, sleepy little town

the night is turned to morning

The stone is rolled away

For some, this brings rejoicing

If you could see your deepest need,

Resurrection's work could be complete

Rub your eyes and gather round,

Sleepy little town


Rub your eyes and gather round,

Sleepy little town

A Song In The Old Guitar

Words and music by Denae Joy Abbott 8/15


(V1)  The general consensus was that the old guitar had seen its better days
And when people walked by it
They told the owner, “Might as well just throw it away.”
But, then a man came walking by
The old guitar – it caught his eye
He picked it up, tuned it up and said,
“Just name your price.

 (Cho1)  Cause there’s still a song inside of this old guitar
And I can smooth away every bruise and scar
All it needs is some tender love
And I’ll bet with a gentle touch
I can make it just as good as new
There’s still a song inside of this old guitar
And you might as well play a song until it’s through.”

(V2)  The general consensus may be that you’ve

seen your better days
And maybe you feel like
The best days of your life have gone completely to waste
But, when the Lord comes walking by
He sees more than a broken life
He’ll pick you up, tune you up and say,
“I’ll pay the price.”

There’s no turning back for me
I’ve got my mind set on eternity
What worked back then still works today
Gonna keep on walking down that narrow way
There’s no turning back,
No turning back for me

As we are making choices
There are so many voices in our ear
But, how can we go astray
When we know that any day He could appear?
The Lord says, “Stand up,
Get in the way tried and true;
That’s the only way to make it through.”

Talk To The Lord
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott * December 2013

(V1)  Maybe you had a good day,
Maybe everything went fine
Or maybe the clouds hung low,
You don’t want the pain to show
Whatever it is, there is Someone Who would like to know
 
(Cho)  Talk to the Lord about it
Spend some time on your knees with Him
His ear is always open and He is Your Friend
You know that He loves you and He cares
He’d like to meet with you in prayer
So open your heart and share
Talk to the Lord

I JUST DON'T THINK THAT I CAN (WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS)

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


I'm aware that it's May

But, I'm a little ready to hear some Christmas music play

I turn it on as soon as I can

I know it's only July

But, I'm a thinkin' it's time to hang the Christmas lights

Let em shine just as long as they can


I hope the neighbors don't mind

That the music drifting out of my windows

Is a few months ahead of its time

I think that they'll understand

I'd wait a little bit longer if I could

I just don't think that I can


Nobody Like Him

Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott * November 2015

(V1)  Go tell John, “I can see your doubts.
It’s hard to believe in a prison house.
You were so sure a few months ago,
But your world turned upside down
And now you want to know…am I the One?”
Go tell John what you’ve witnessed here.
And they came running back to him with their eyes filled with tears…

(Cho1)  They said, “Oh the things we heard, oh the things we saw!
The way our hearts did burn when we answered His call.
The blinded eyes can see, the lame can walk again,
Deaf ears can hear and now we understand:
There’s nobody like Him
Ooooo, there’s nobody like Him.”

 
(V2)  My mind was full of the thinking of this world
And their philosophies were all that I had heard
I tried to pretend that I was satisfied
But, the emptiness I felt could not be denied
Could there be more for me?

I’d heard that religion was only for the weak;
But, one time in His presence was enough to set me free…

The Singing Abbotts

WHAT A LOVE

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  What a love that bore the pain of
The stripes upon His back
What a love that gave, and gave, and gave
Till there was nothing left
What a love that laid down His life
Just to set our spirits free
What a love, what a love
Jesus had for me

 Chorus:  What a love
That took my sins away
What a love
That paid the debt I could never pay
What a love
That died upon Calvary’s tree
What a love Jesus had for me


NOT UNTIL THE BLOOD
Words and music by Denae Joy; 3/13
 


Verse 1:
You could say I was a good kid
Living life the way I shouldNot much you could point at
To say where I was wrong
But, sure as sure can be, I was lost

Chorus:
Not until the blood
Covered my soul
Was I made pure and clean
Washed as white as snow
You can be so good,
But good’s not good enough
Till you’re covered by the blood

Verse 2:
I can’t forget the day He saved me
The tears that flowed down my face
And the wave of sweet emotion
That flooded my soul
When His Spirit came
And I was re-born

AIN'T NO ROCK
Denae Joy Abbott – Nov 2017

 
V 1:  Pardon me if I get a little excited
I found joy unspeakable and I just can’t hide it
Since Jesus came into my life to stay
Oh, the journey just gets sweeter everyday!
He took my life that was dreary and so dark
Gave me peace, gave me joy,
Gave me a brand new start
And now, I’ve got to testify of how He set me free
Ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me! 

Chorus:
Ain’t no rock gonna cry out in my place
I have found the wonder
Of God’s amazing grace
And I’m gonna shout it,
Tell someone about it
Ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me!
No, no, no, no…ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me!

STREETS OF PARIS FRANCE

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  Grandpa got a letter that fateful autumn day
Said he had to leave his wife and the baby on the way
The call came from his country to serve in the war
But, grandpa had a feeling God was opening a door
So, while others were carousing, that’s when Grandpa saw his chance
To take a guitar and his Bible down the streets of Paris France

 Chorus:  And he preached and he sang about the goodness of the Lord
People laughed and some jeered, saying, “Man, we’re in a war!”
Oh, but Grandpa didn’t care, this was what he was called to do
Share the Gospel, the Good News
On the streets of Paris France

 2:  Some didn’t like it, but how could they do away
With a preaching soldier boy who witnessed every day
They put him on an empty bus headed for the front lines
The future looking pretty dark, but in the nick of time
A message made its way through that the victory was won
The driver had to turn around ‘cause the war was done!




THROUGH IT ALL
Andrae Crouch
 
1:   I’ve had many tears and sorrows,
Had questions for tomorrow
There’ve been times I didn’t know right from wrong
But, in every situation,
God gave blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong

 Through it all, through it all
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
I’ve learned to trust in God
Through it all, through it all
I’ve learned to depend upon His word

2:   I’ve been a lot of places,
Seen a lot of faces
There’ve been times I felt so all alone
But, in my lonely hours,
Those precious lonely hours
Jesus let me know I was His own 


(Cho2)  And oh, the things I heard, oh the things I saw!
The way my heart did burn when I answered His call
My blinded eyes could see when I was born again
That all I’d ever need was in His nail scarred hands
There’s nobody like Him
Ooooo, there’s nobody like Him

(Br)  You see I was lonely, He took me in
I was broken, He made me whole again
Now, I know that no one else could love me like He does
There’s nobody like Him, Jesus!
 
(End Chorus)  Oh the things we heard, oh the things we saw!
The way our hearts did burn when we answered His call
Our blinded eyes could see when we were born again
That all we’d ever need was in His nail scarred hands
There’s nobody like Him – He’s the Lion and the Lamb
There’s nobody like Him – the beginning and the end
There’s nobody like Him, no, nobody like Him
Nobody Like Him

2:  Now there may come a time when that old devil comes around
And with his tricks and dirty lies, he’ll try to bring me down
But, I’ll just ask one question, “Do you recall the day
When my Jesus heard me calling,
And He washed my sins away?”

Chorus


With every new day another headline

Sends its message out

A lot of worry, a lot of hurting

That's what they're all about

But, a broadcast was interrupted

Two thousand years ago

"Hark!" the herald angels sang,

"There's something you need to know!"


Chorus


A Baby born in Bethlehem

That's the greatest,

The greatest news of all!


Go Tell The World (Jesus Is Alive!)
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott * January 2016

 
(V1)  Days were dark and nights were long
No one knew just what to say
And they wondered what had gone so wrong;
Hope was in the grave
But, early Sunday, just before the dawn
Mary found an empty tomb
And she cried, “Where have they taken my Lord?”
Then the angel said, “He is not here, share the news!”
 
(Cho)  Go and tell the world that Jesus is alive
The darkness has been shattered by resurrection’s light
Truth will always triumph and life will prevail
Jesus stands and holds the keys to death, the grave and hell
Go tell the world, go tell the world
That Jesus is alive!

DON'T EVER QUIT SINGING THAT SONG

Denae Joy Abbott 7/17


Verse 1:

When I walked through the door a melody filled the air
I heard the voices singing, “Everbody will be happy over there…”

Something swelled inside me when I heard that old refrain
And just like the first time, the thrill is still the

same


Chorus:
There’s a blessed assurance in,
“This is my story, this is my song”
And what a sweet connection
When everyone starts singing along
“O, Happy Day”, “I’ll Fly Away”,
And it won’t be long!
Don’t ever quit singing that song,
No, never! Don’t ever quit singing that song!


Verse 2:
 There’s nothing quite like it, singing amazing grace
And with our hands uplifted, that’s when God’s presence comes into this place
Can’t keep from shouting when I hear, “It’s All In Him”,
And He set me free, so I’ll sing it again and again!

 2:  There are times when I just understand why
You don’t heal me right now
Cause I know You know how
But, You know what You’re doing
And I know You’ll get me through it
And I see every day
Miracles along the way

 Bridge: “’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”  Public Domain


Jesus, Jesus, how I trust You, How I’ve proved You o’er and o’er.
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus, oh for grace to trust You more…
I’m glad I can trust You, Lord.

(Cho2)  Cause there’s still a song inside of this broken heart
And I can smooth away every bruise and scar
All you need is some tender love
And I know with a gentle touch
I can make you just as good as new
There’s still a song inside of this broken heart
And you might as well sing a song until it’s through

(Bridge)  Maybe you feel like your work is all done
But, you just never know-
Maybe your song has just begun…

(Cho 3)  All you need is some tender love
And I know with a gentle touch
I can make you just as good as new
There’s still a song inside of the old guitar
And you might as well play a song until it’s through

ON THE WAY TO CHURCH

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  Peter and John went to pray
Met a lame man along the way
He was sitting there begging and asking for alms
Peter said, “Of gold I have none.
But, with faith this can be done:
In the name of Jesus Christ,
Get up and walk!”

 Chorus:  Oh, I still believe that going to church is grand
And I still believe in having church whenever we can
But, don’t wait till you walk through the doors
Start rejoicing even before
The choir sings and the preacher says, “Amen.”
Right now start singin’, and praisin’ and dancin’
Cause you never know what can happen
On the way to church!


(Cho)
I am blessed
I am so very blessed
You have been faithful to me
The Rock on which I stand
I’m glad that I’m not built on sinking sand
The storm may pass by me
But, I will still see that I am blessed
 

(Br)
Looking back I can see
That not one promise has failed
And I can say honestly,
“Lord, You do all things well!”

WINTER MEDLEY

(Winter Wonderland - written by Felix Bernard/Candy Cane Lane - written by Jennifer Zuffinetti/No Time Like This - written by Denae Joy Abbott)


Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin'?

In the lane, snow is glistenin'

A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight

Walkin' in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird

Here to stay is a new bird

He sings a love song as we go along

Walkin' in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman

And pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say, "Are you married?"

We'll say, "No man,
But you can do the job while you're in town."

Later on we'll conspire 

As we dream by the fire

To face unafraid the plans that we've made

Walkin' in a winter wonderland

Walkin' in a winter wonderland

We'll go walkin' in a winter wonderland




There's no time like Christmas time
There's no time like this
Snow flakes falling, 
Can't you hear them calling out your name
They're calling you , my friend
There's no joy like Christmas joy
There's no joy like this
Christmas time is that one 
Time out of the year
That you just don't want to miss
Christmas time is that one 
Time out of the year
That you just don't want to miss

Come on and take my hand
We'll go walking in a winter wonderland

CHILD OF THE KING

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  Satan thought he had me in his grip and in the dark
His dirty plans were all laid out for him to rule my heart
Till Jesus came walking by on that glorious day
He said, “Sorry, Satan, this one’s mine!”
That’s when I took His name

 Chorus:  And there’s no doubt about it
I’m a child of the King
You see, I’ve been born again
Into a royal family
I used to be a pauper,
I didn’t have a thing
Till my Jesus came and found me
And He gave me a song to sing
Hallelujah, I am a child of the King

 

Lyrics For "A Time For Joy!"

JESUS MEDLEY 

(Jesus, What a Lovely Name - written by Darcy Abbott/Happy Birthday, Jesus - written by Carol Cymbala)


Although He was rich, He became poor

His poverty opened heaven's door

He left His throne, His throne up above

He came to die, to show mankind His love


Jesus, Savior, What a lovely name

Alpha, Omega, Beginning and the End

He came from heaven

Redeemer, Savior, Friend

Jesus, what a lovely name


Chorus


Jesus, what a lovely name

Verse 1:
Let me tell you ‘bout two men
Trying to have revival
Paul and Silas were thrown into jail
They were bloody and beaten
They should have been complaining
Instead they started singing,
And all became well

Verse 2: 
No one here’s pretending
That we don’t have bad days
Times when the sky is gray
And tears fall from our eyes
But, we can be grateful
That God is always faithful
And He will hold us closer
Till the storm passes by

NOBODY WANTS TO BE IN THE VALLEY
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy

 

V 1:  There on two mountainsides
Two armies were ready to fight
But, there wasn’t much action going on
Every day a giant said,
“Come on and give me a man!”
And Israel went to hiding behind rocks
Till a shepherd boy with a sling
Stepped out and began to sing,

Cho:  “Nobody wants to be in the valley,
But that’s where the victory comes
Somebody’s got to get out and fight
If the battle is gonna be won
And if there Lord’s on our side,
His strength will be enough
Nobody wants to be in the valley
But, that’s where the victory comes


 Chorus 2:  You may weep, you may weep because you’ve failed
You have failed to pass the test; left the One Who loved you most
But you can say, “Though I’m ashamed of my sin,
The very One that I’ve denied is calling me to try
So, I’ll get up and try again.”

 Bridge:  Rejoice not against me, oh mine enemy
When I fall, I shall arise

 End:  His Word says we’ve all come short, we’ve all sinned
But, the Lord’s reminding us of the power in His blood
Let’s get up and try againe.

Happy Birthday, Jesus

I'm so glad it's Christmas 

All the tinsel and lights

And the presents are nice,

But, the real Gift is You

Happy Birthday, Jesus

I'm so glad it's Christmas

All the carols and bells

Make the holidays swell

And it's all about You

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Jesus, I love You


Chorus


Happy Birthday, Jesus

GOIN' UP YONDER
Charles Creath

3rd verse by Denae Joy Abbott

 
If you wanna know
Where I’m going
Where I’m going, going soon
If anybody asks you
Where I’m going
Where I’m going, going soon
Tell them for me that…


I’m going up yonder
Going up yonder
Going up yonder to be with my Lord
Oh, I’m going up yonder
Going up yonder
Going up yonder to be with my Lord

Now, I can take the pain

All of the heartache that it brings

For the joy of knowing that I’ll soon be gone
As God gives me grace
I’m gonna run this old race
Until I see I see my Savior
Face to face

LUKE CHAPTER TWO

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


Now, it came to pass in those days

That an angel came to a virgin girl

He said that she had been chosen 

To bear the Savior of the world

Now, they went to be taxed in Bethlehem

But, there was no room in the Inn

So, they went down to the stable

The only place that she was able 

To lay down her head


Luke chapter two, 

The greatest story that's ever been told

A Baby brought light into the dark of the night

And He still is the Light of the World

It never grows old

Though we've heard it so many times through

My life has been changed

Since I found the  truth 

In Luke chapter two


Finally, September is here

Let's send the greeting cards out a little early this year

Let them enjoy them as long as they can

When December rolls round

And Christmastime finally makes it to our town

We'll say, "Stay just as long as you can!"


Chorus


I think that they'll understand 

I'd wait a little bit longer if I could

I just don't think that I can


I'm aware that it's May

But, I'm a little ready to hear some Christmas music play

I turn it on as soon as I can

PETER WEPT

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  He had seen the signs and wonders
Walked a thousand steps by the Master’s side
He had pledged to never leave Him
Even if it meant giving up his life
Yet, here he was when he was needed most,
And he had left the Savior so terribly alone
How could things ever be the same?
How could he lift his face again?

 Chorus:  And Peter wept, Peter wept because he’d failed
Peter failed to pass the test; left the One Who loved him most
But, Peter said “Though I’m ashamed of my sin,
The very One that I’ve denied is calling me to try
So I’ll get up to try again.”

 2:  You may not have seen it coming
But, the tempter knew the weakness of your soul
Now your heart’s consumed with sorrow
And you’re wondering how you ever stooped that low
Now here you are with a choice to be made
Will you stay here drowning in the pain of your mistake?
Or will you choose to start again
With a chapter called “Redemption”?


Nobody Like Him

OLD TIME RELIGION

Chorus, traditional, verses written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  Jesus told His disciples
That a Comforter would come
And on the day of Pentecost
They spoke in other tongues
You may think that it’s old fashioned
Or that it’s too good to be true
But the Lord hasn’t changed, the promise is the same
And the Holy Ghost is for me and you

 Chorus:  Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion, Lord
It’s good enough for me




WHEN HE SAYS PEACE
Written by Denae Joy Abbott, September 2017



Out on the Sea of Galilee, peaceful as can be

But, then calm gave way to the wind and thewaves
That rocked our boat violently
Just when it seemed no hope was in sight
We would be lost in the midst of the night
A Man came walking upon the sea
What kind of Man could this be?

When He says, “Peace, be still,”
The storm must obey
When He commands His will,
My doubt flees away
He walks upon the trouble I fear
He says, “My Child, I am so near”
What release when He says, “Peace,
Be still.”


V2:    Stories in the Bible we can read
Times of war and famine, 
People had great needs
But, then a man of God said, 
"Just trust and obey."
And the lesson learned 
Is still the same today

Bridge:  Is anything too hard for God?
The answer is no, no, no, there is not!

BRIANA'S SONG

Written by Denae Joy Abbott


1:  Here I am again, back in my hiding place
Lord, I’ve tried to be strong, but it’s been a rough day
The pain is closing in, but I trust in Your plan
And I know You’re my Friend
So I’ll just hold Your hand

 Chorus:  Jesus, I’m so glad that I can trust in You
Just waiting here in Your presence
Makes my strength brand new
And I want You to know
You’ve been my Shelter in this storm
When life’s not fair, I know You’re there
And I’m glad I can trust You, Lord

THERE IS A GOD

Written by Ashley Gorley and Chris DuBois


1:  Try and put your arms around a hundred year old tree
Climb up on a horse and let him run full speed
Or take a look down at the world
From 30,000 feet on your next flight
Watch a flock of birds against the mornin’ sun
Or close your eyes and listen to the river run
Catch a firefly in your hand or a raindrop on your tongue
That’s right

 Chorus:  There is a God,
There is a God, there is a God,
How much proof do you need?


Love Must Have Opened My Eyes

Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott * January 2014
Written for PJ and Sheree Conner

(Cho)  Who would have thought that all along it was you?
And who would have dreamed that you were my dream come true?
When did it happen, when did I see

That you were the one God intended for me?

When did I realize?
I guess love must have opened my eyes
 
(V1)  We were just kids having a whole lot of fun
We were just friends, but our story had just begun
We’d only begun
Now, look at us, look where we stand
Pledging our love with our hearts and hands
Somewhere along life’s path
The friendship has turned to romance
 
Tag:  We were just kids having a whole lot of fun
We were just friends, but our story had just begun….

Through it all, through it all
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
I’ve learned to trust in God
Through it all, through it all
I’ve learned to depend upon His word

3:   So, I thank God for the mountains,
I thank Him for the valleys
I thank Him for the storms He’s brought me through
For if I never had a problem,
I wouldn’t know that God could solve them
And how would I know what faith in His word
could do?

 Through it all, through it all
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
I’ve learned to trust in God
Through it all, through it allI’ve learned to depend upon His word

Now, if you enjoy nice weather, my homes the place to be

In the dead of winter it's 60-something degrees

That's why these folks come traveling in,

We call them "snowbirds"

If they could only hear the prayers of

One little girl

Praying,


Chorus


Chorus


Please send snow... 

V 2:  When I recall just how it was before God found me
All the darkness of this world that did surround

me
In that moment I remember once again
Just how wonderfully good my God has been
He took my life that was dreary and so dark
Gave me peace, gave me joy,
Gave me a brand new start
And now I’ve got to testify of how He set me free
Ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me!


Bridge:  I’m gonna praise Him, I’m gonna praise Him (x3)
Oh, ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me!
No, no, no, no…ain’t no rock gonna do my praisin’ for me!

One Step At A Time
Lyrics and Music Denae Joy Abbott * July 2015

I never thought this part of life
Would be so hard to understand
I thought that with a blinding light
You’d reveal to me Your perfect plan
But, here I am confused again,
Unprepared for what’s ahead,
Depending on Your strength for my next step…

But, You know me and You’ll show me
The path that You have chosen for my life
If I will trust You, You will be true
You’ll never let me down or leave my side
Together we will make it
I’m learning how to take it
One step at a time
 
I guess that through uncertain days
I am learning how to hold Your hand
And through your mysterious ways
The pieces come together in Your plan
And looking back I now can see
That there’s a very different me
More prepared to do Your perfect will 




Lyrics for "From My Heart"

Go Ahead and Sing!

For the Long Haul
Lyrics and music by Denae Joy April, 2014

1:  Sometimes all it takes is a bad day
And some people are ready to turn around
Sometimes all it takes is the wrong word from the wrong somebody
And they’re ready to throw in the towel
But, you’ve got to…
 
C1:  Put your feet on the ground, get your mind made up
Say, “I’m not goin’ anywhere at all.”
God’s been too good and heaven’s too near, oh too near
And I’m in this for the long haul!

THERE'S NO TURNING BACK
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy – February 2017


So many things are shifting
As the sands of time are sifting through our hands
Decisions are being made
Should we leave or should we stay on that old path?
But, I’ve made up my mind
Not gonna turn left or right,
Keep walking on that narrow way

(Cho2)  “You just don’t leave what you love -
You keep on giving till there’s nothing left.
I left my glory above so I could be your best friend,
And you just don’t leave what you love.”
 
(Bridge)  No matter what tomorrow may bring or what may come my way
One thing I’m sure of – Jesus, it’s Your love
Will always be here to stay
 
(Cho 3)  Cause you just won’t leave what you love
You keep on giving till there’s nothing left
You left Your glory above, so You could be my best friend
You just won’t leave what You love
 
(Tag)  And I’m so glad that You just won’t leave what You love

Just a hint of peppermint 

And every single thing 
Begins to feel like Christmas

And just like the snowflakes, 
No two are ever the same
There's red and white and candy-striped
And every shape and size
Oh, what a sweet treat this is!
So, hop on the choo choo 
And Whoo Whoo to Candy Cane Lane
You'll be all aglow, 
From your head to mistletoes, oh
There's no road 
That could ever smell as sweet 
Or look as good enough to eat
There's nothing like 
A city block of hanging lights where I 
Just want to curl up by the fire,
Pour a couple cups of cider
And roast all those marshmallows
As far as eye can see, 
They're lined with bows outside the streets
Just like scene from a snowglobe
So, come on, let's go
Take a stroll down to Candy Cane Lane


Chorus 2
Not until the blood covers your soul
Are you made pure and clean, washed as white
as snow
You can be so good, but good’s not good enough
Till your covered by His blood


“There Is A Fountain”


There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains

Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all, lose all
They lose all their guilty stains

JESUS CAN MAKE YOU WHOLE
Lyrics and Music by Denae Joy Abbott - February 2017

Verse 1:   

You’re broken, you’re hurting
You’re lost and you’re confused
What they said would make you happy
Has just left you feeling used
You’re wondering if this world holds any hope

Oh, my friend, you should know…


 Chorus:   
Jesus came to heal the hurting,
Jesus came to find the lost
Jesus came to lead the searching home
His precious blood still flows to cleanse you
From your every stain
This world may break you
But, Jesus can make you whole



 2:  He had been sick for so long
Forever lying on this wretched bed
But, when he determined he would walk
That’s when he turned to his four friends and he said…

 Bridge: “The Name of Jesus”  Words and music by Aaron and Amanda Crabb



Jesus, there’s something ‘bout the name of Jesus
There’s healing in the name of Jesus
There’s peace in the name of Jesus, Oh  {X2}