Stepping Stones


© Deborah Bolack 2004
Performed by Terry Neufeld
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Sometimes our problems block the view,
and we can’t see which way to go.
But God always makes a way out
through rocks and rubble on the road.
Don’t let them be a hindrance;
let Jesus help you lift the load.
Just pick up those rocks and move them.
Turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
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With each valley we come through wiser;
with each trial we overcome,
we’re laying down the stepping stones
that lead to higher ground.
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If all we see are stumbling blocks
in every trial that comes along,
then we’re bound to trip and stumble,
on something meant to make us strong.
Don’t look for tribulation,
when there’s a blessing down the road.
Find the good that God is working.
Turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
~
With each valley we come through wiser;
with each trial we overcome,
we’re laying down the stepping stones
that lead to higher ground.
~
The sudden illness of a child;
the loss of everything we own,
or the passing of a loved one,
can leave us feeling so alone.
This life and all it’s troubles 
can bring us down so very low.
 If we stay down on our knees we'll
 turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
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With each valley we come through wiser;
with each trial we overcome,
we’re laying down those stepping stones
that lead to higher ground.
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Let those stepping stones lead you to higher ground.
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Our youth leader preached a message called Stepping Stones. I’ve since heard others talk about turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones, but at the time it was a new expression to me; one that called out to be a song!
In the months after writing this song, as we continued to have flooding problems in our basement, this song took on a more personal meaning. When we decided to move our house closer to town, we knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that we were following the Lord’s will. Had we not been completely convinced of this, we surely would have questioned our decision many times along the way. As it was, the Lord gave us complete peace throughout the whole ordeal, in spite of a lot of headaches!
He had brought us far enough on this journey that one thing we knew for sure: following God’s will doesn’t always mean that the road he takes us down is going to be the easy one. In fact, it’s often our own detours that make it necessary for the Lord to take us down a more difficult path. But in spite of all our missteps the Lord is always there waiting to lead us on. If only we listen, he’ll show us how to turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones. And oh, what peace we find when we’re once again walking in his light!

1 Peter 2:6-8 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Proverbs 3:21b,23 keep sound wisdom and discretion:
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose.

You Remind Me

©Deborah Bolack 2002
Performed by Terry Neufeld
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Lord, when I am trudging through a valley filled with mire,
Feeling oh so lonely, my circumstances dire;
Wondering where the joy of thy salvation went;
Weary of my burdens, my energy all spent,

~
You remind me of those mountains
Hidden by the clouds….clouds of my own making,
Created by my sin and doubts.
You remind me just to set my eyes and heart on things above,
Then you lift me to the heights upon your wings of love.

~
Lord, so many times I’ve traveled down that same old path,
From that lofty mountain to cloudy misty flats.
If I’d turn to you before I go astray,
I know you would guide me along the higher way.

~
You remind me of those mountains
Hidden by the clouds….clouds of my own making,
Created by my sin and doubts.
You remind me just to set my eyes and heart on things above,
Then you lift me to the heights upon your wings of love.

~
You remind me each time I slide and I lose sight of you.
Lord, forgive my sin; I surrender all to you.


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I wrote the ‘original version’ of this song in 1996, after a conversation with a friend. Over the years I made a few revisions to the lyrics and eventually changed the melody, but the message behind the song remained the same.
Many years prior to it’s writing, I had read a book in which the author used the phrase, ‘the misty flats.’ I remember nothing else about the book, but I sure have visited some misty flats. I hate to admit it, but I’ve spent far too much of my journey in that very place. In spite of the fact that I know my way out, and could be walking beside still waters, or strolling through green pastures, perhaps even standing on a mountain top, I end up wandering aimlessly, wondering why the joy has gone from my life. I get preoccupied with just living day to day, and I wander off the trail, neglecting my Bible and forgetting to pray. I get so far away from the Lord that I convince myself that I’m going through a valley, when in reality I’m really just flopping around in a muddy ditch. I may feel like my circumstances are dire, but it’s my frame of mind that’s in need of an adjustment. I’m looking at things from my own earthly perspective rather than setting my eyes on things above. It’s my own sin; my pride, my selfish attitude, and my laziness that has put a black cloud over my head, and blocked my view of the Lord.
When I stay on the right path, I may encounter real valleys and storms, but I know that if I just keep heading straight, my Lord will bring me through. It’s when I try to side step, that I find myself back on the flats, and I know that one more misstep could take me into the mud and the mire of the slough. Thankfully, my Lord, is gracious and long suffering, and I’m only one prayer away from getting my heart right. Somehow, he nudges me back to the path he’s set out for me, and I step out into the warmth of his light. As I thank him yet again for his mercy and grace, I wonder how I ever settled for the misty flats.

Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

Will You Cry Crucify?

©Deborah Bolack 2001
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~intro~
Walk down the road to Calvary, along the path Christ trod,
and witness there the sacrifice of the Holy Lamb of God.
Watch as the nails are driven in; each blow struck by our sin,
as willingly, Christ laid down his life in such agony and pain.

Will you with the crowd cry crucify, and spit in the Saviour’s face?
Will you turn away, and try to deny he suffered and died in your place?
Or will you to the cruel cross draw nigh, seeking out God’s gift of grace,
where the precious blood of the crucified will all your sins erase?

Hear Jesus say, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
The Son of God, who knew no sin, is pleading there for me and you.
Watch as the crimson drops of blood fall on those kneeling below,
for they have found God’s redeeming love, beneath the cleansing flow.

Will you with the crowd cry crucify, and spit in the Saviour’s face?
Will you turn away, and try to deny he suffered and died in your place?
Or will you to the cruel cross draw nigh, seeking out God’s gift of grace,
where the precious blood of the crucified will all your sins erase?

Will you cry crucify, crucify,
Or will all your sins be erased?
All your sins erased.
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When I first got saved (March 18, 1985) I had no Bible knowledge. Knowing that Easter was just two weeks away, one of the first things I read about in my Bible was Jesus’ crucifixion. I wanted to learn all I could about what my Saviour had done for me. The account of Jesus suffering on that cross and shedding his blood for my sins made an indelible impression on my heart. How can anyone who reads or hears of the sacrifice Jesus made not be profoundly affected by it?

An old spiritual asks the question, “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The haunting tone of the song draws the listener into the scene, and truly can cause one to tremble, knowing that though not physically there, our sin was there, and it was not ‘they’ but ‘we’ who crucified our Lord. It was our sin that caused Jesus to walk that road to Calvary. It was your sin and mine that swung that hammer, driving those nails through Jesus’ hands, as he willingly endured excruciating physical pain. But that pain could not compare with the anguish Jesus must have experienced when he, the sinless Son of God, took upon himself the sins of the whole world. He became the sacrificial lamb, shedding his blood for our redemption.

As Jesus hung on that cross, blood pouring from the wounds on his head, his hands and his feet, he looked down at the crowd below, and saw the faces of those who had earlier cried, “Crucify him!” As the crowd continued to mock and deride him, Jesus said, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.” In the face of such amazing love and wondrous grace, how can anyone remain in that crowd crying, “Crucify!”? Why not step out from the crowd and kneel at Jesus feet where his precious blood will wash away your sin?

Luke 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.



Matthew 27:27-31 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.


Luke 23:33,34 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.


Because I Stopped To Pray


©Deborah Bolack 1996
Pianist Apryl (Penner) Jennings
Soloist Lyndsey Herrebout
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Having no direction, living day to day;
content with my portion, making my own way.
Wasn’t seeking answers, nor looking beyond today.
I thought I had what matters, why should I stop to pray?

~
Out of the fog and mist, a voice came soft and low,
bidding me to listen….a voice I seemed to know.
The tugging on my heart, I couldn’t brush away.
Softly, he’d been calling all along the way.
Breaking down the wall I didn’t know was there,
I gave my heart, my all, to Jesus Christ in prayer.

~
Now I have direction, living day by day;
content with my portion, following his way.
Now I have the answer; my hope is beyond today.
I know I have what matters, because I stopped to pray.

~
Out of the fog and mist, a voice came soft and low,
bidding me to listen….a voice I seemed to know.
The tugging on my heart, I couldn’t brush away.
Softly, he’d been calling all along the way.
Breaking down the wall I didn’t know was there,
I gave my heart, my all, to Jesus Christ in prayer.

~
 I have what matters because I stopped to pray.

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 This song is my testimony of salvation. The turning point in my life came when God got me to a place where I had to be still. My husband, Brian, and I had recently come through a failed business that led to our bankruptcy and then a move to the nearest city in search of a job. We couldn’t afford to do anything but sit at home! But I really didn’t mind, because I was enjoying just being at home with my three kids. It was during this time that I began to hear about Jesus, and our need for him in our lives. We had already made it through some tough times, and were doing fine on our own. I had all that mattered, why should we need this God that people kept telling me about?
 But God was working in my heart and drawing me to him. I finally came to the realization that HE IS GOD! He’s not some gray haired old character in a fairy tale called ‘Genesis,’ or a mean father playing favorites as he was portrayed in a high school novel. God is real and he created me! When I looked at everything around me, I knew that God had created it all. It was so simple, why hadn’t I seen it before? If it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t exist. Whether I am healthy, sick, rich, poor, happy or sad, the point is - I am. I realized how selfish I had been. For almost twenty seven years I’d thought about what I wanted and what I needed, without ever giving any thought to why I was here in the first place. I decided it was time to find out! I know now that the moment I finally acknowledged that God ‘is,’ and began to seek him, he honored his word by revealing more to me.
 As much as I was content with our life, and was enjoying our time together, there was always that nagging feeling that something was missing. That tugging on my heart didn’t go away until I stopped running, and allowed myself to listen to that still, small voice speaking ever so softly. On March 18, 1985, the fog and the mist finally cleared and that wall came down, when I asked Jesus to be my Saviour. Although it was a sunny, warm morning, spring had not yet arrived. The trees were still bare, and the yard was a mix of slush, mud and puddles. I was sitting on a stool in my porch, reading my Bible, as my children played in the front yard. I knew what I had to do, and that now was the time to do it. I quickly went into the house, and grabbed the salvation tract that I had been given the night before. I went back out to the porch, and read the tract one more time, this time praying the prayer at the end. I cried all the way through, as I received Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I looked up and once again watched the kids playing outside, too busy to notice their mom sitting there crying. But I immediately noticed some things. The first was a feeling of such utter relief…...the burden had been lifted! Then I looked out at the yard around me. Suddenly everything was beautiful! Somehow, I didn’t see the mud and the slush, or the gray, barren trees. All I saw was the sparkling sun on God’s wonderful creation, and the promise of new life! Finally my life had direction and true contentment. I realized that Jesus is the answer to all of life’s questions, and all I need to do is stop and pray, and he’ll show me the way.


Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved

Be Still


© Deborah Bolack 2010
(stop at end of song)
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When the storm is swirling round me
and my fears and faith collide,
Jesus voice rings out through the dark,
and I'm drawn t'ward his light.
The Lord is my sun and my shield,
as I walk within his will.
Through my doubts and disappointments
I hear him say, Be still.
~
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know I'll work things for your good.
For I give grace and glory,
strength to strength, and faith to faith.
Be still and let my word direct your ways.
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Let the words of my mouth and
meditations of my heart
be acceptable in God's sight.
He's my strength; he's my all.
Jesus is my precious redeemer;
he gives shelter from the winds,
and I rest within his haven
when he says, Peace be still.
~
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know I'll work things for your good.
For I give grace and glory,
strength to strength, and faith to faith.
Be still and let my word direct your ways.
~
Be still and know.
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This song was based on verses and some thoughts from Lori, at Frog's Lilypad, when she filled out my song writing questionaire.  I sometimes use this method to glean information for writing a song. I take the answers; verses, phrases, thoughts, and add other scriptures that are related, and God willing, I come up with a lyric.

Lori's favorite phrase in the Bible is 'be still.' It's one of mine too, so right away, I knew the title of the song would be, Be Still.

These are verses that Lori listed:

Psalm 46:10a Be still and know that I am God:  (I love this phrase; my dad often quoted it!)


Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

I looked at other verses that used the phrase, 'be still':

Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.


Psalm 107:29,30 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them into their desired haven.

Other verses from my study:

Psalm 84:5,7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
(Psalm 84 is wonderful, and beautifully poetic!)
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Unto My King


©Deborah Bolack 2004
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The God of all comfort, the Father of glory,
our God is faithful and true.
He is the only King of kings.
To him all glory is due.
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Now unto the king, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory, and power,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,
Forever and ever, Amen.

~
The God of all hope, the Father of mercies,
the everlasting and wise.
He is the blessed Lord of lords.
All nature testifies.
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Now unto the king, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory, and power,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,
Forever and ever, Amen.

~
Unto my King, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory and praise.
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2 Corinthians 1:3,18 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Ephesians 1:17a That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
Romans 15:13a Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

New Every Day


(©2010 Deborah Bolack)

Oh.. gracious is our Lord...., and blessed be his name.
Holy in all his works...., and righteous in all his ways.
Great is our.. Lord, and greatly to be praised.
His compassions never fail. They're new every day.

New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
New mercies every morning,
fall like dew by God's grace.
New every day.
                               (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his.... mercies are new every day.


God upholds me when I fall..... lifts me up when I'm bowed down,
opens up his.. hand.....there satisfaction is found.
Faithful is our Lord..... extending his great grace.
His compassions never fail, they're new every day.

New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
New mercies every morning,
fall like dew by God's grace.
New every day.
                             (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his mercies are new every day.


New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his mercies are new every day.
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Lamentaions 3:22, 23 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Psalm 145:14The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Psalm 145:16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Psalm 145:17The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.


I was reading in Psalm 145 one day, and so many verses jumped out at me that I had to write them into a song. At first, I thought verse 1 was the chorus, but it just wasn't coming together, then two other verses in Lamentations came to me and I knew I had the chorus. I fiddled around with a couple of different sounds for the melody, and then set it aside. A few days later, I sat down at the piano and started plunking out a new melody, and I knew right away it was the one for this song.



He's My All In All

©Deborah Bolack 2009
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Just like the woman at the well,
I couldn't see my real need,
'till one day I met the Master,
and he knew my every deed.
When he offered me a drink
from an everlasting flow,
oh, I drank His living waters,
and he quenched my thirsting soul.


Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.


Just like the woman in the crowd,
I'd sought help time and again,
'till I finally looked to Jesus,
knowing he could take my pain,
for I'd seen him heal the lame;
make a blind man to see.
When I touched the hem of his garment,
such sweet healing flowed through me.

Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.

Just like the woman who knelt down,
and with her tears washed Christ's feet,
I will never cease to thank him
for the grace He's shown to me.
Since I reached out for that hem,
Jesus garment covers me,
and that spring of living water
satisfies my every need.

Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.

My all in all.
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Now and then, I ask people to fill out a questionaire, and I take the information they give me and write a song. This song was based on answers given by a fellow blogger, Mary. I took what she gave me, and then added my own thoughts.

Here are Mary's answers:

My favorite is the 23rd Psalm. The Lord is my Shepherd. It is one that I memorized as a young child.


My favorite story is the birth of Jesus. 2nd: Women at the Well.

"Touch the hem of His garment." I have reached out for the hem of His garment hundreds of time during my life.

Grandma loved the Lord with all of her heart. She walked with Him every day of her life. I would love to see some of those memories incorporated into a song.

My theme song would be a slow song that tells of how Christ has always been near.

More Than I Could Dream


©2014 Deborah Bolack
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*note- Please ignore the strange violin glitch at the start,
and stray notes at the end.
The /....../ are meant to help with figuring out the lyrics.
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(4 bar intro)/....../......./....../...../

....A/biding in/ Christ, in the/ secret/ place,
....is/ my de/sire..../......./
....To live a/ life of/ faith,
as I'm/ transformed and/ changed to/ trust and o/bey.... /....../
....It's/ only through/ Christ, and his/ mercy and/ grace...../...../


Thank you,/ Lord, for/ giving me this/ life....
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ my heart's de/sires....
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ blessing/ me,...
more than I/ ever could/ dream..../....../


In/ this world of/ hurt, filled with/ broken/ lives,
 we're/ called to/ serve...../....../
....and to re/deem the/ time.
With God's/ word as our/ guide, we/ work side by/ side..../..../
....To/gether we/ learn to live/ our lives for/ Christ...../....../


Thank you,/ Lord, for/ giving me this/ life...
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ my heart's de/sires...
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ blessing/ me,...
more than I/ ever could/ dream..../...../

....This/ life you have/ given, I/ offer to/ you.
I/ pray I'm found/ faithful in/ all that I/ do..../...../

Thank....../ you,..../ thank....../ you,
for/ more than I/  ever could/ dream....../
More... than/ I.... could/ dream..................

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This song is based on information given to me, by my sister, Victoria. Here's what she had to say:

I would tell people it's not enough to lead people to Christ....you have to show them how to live for Christ, and the best way to do that is live your life in front of them. People need help living a Godly life....so we help them...We're invested in the lives of the people we lead...we're with them every day...pretty hard to hide your life when you're living it in front of them....

I woke up this morning at 4:13...my first thought was, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" which is Philippians 4:13. I like it because God has put me in a position in this ministry where I have had to trust him completely for everything....so many things that only through Christ could I have done any of it.

 Something I would sing to the Lord is, "THANK YOU! For giving me this life, transforming me, using me to help others and blessing me with the desires of my heart.

I don't know if this is a phrase or a theme, but I believe the key to life is obedience. There are things that I know are right to do...and I pray every day that I do them. It is my desire to live a life that is pleasing to God. That really is my life goal.

Favorite chapters...all of these tell us how we should live.
Romans 8 & 12 ( Ro 12:1,2)
Psalm 91 (Psalm 91:1)
Galatians 5 & 6
Colossians 3
Ephesians 5 (Eph 5:16)
Philippians 4 (Phil.4:13)



My Awesome King



©2014 Deborah Bolack
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(4 bar intro)
I see you on your throne, 
a brilliant radiance, shining from your hands......
Kneeling at your feet, I hardly can believe,
I'm in your presence, oh, Lord........


You reach down to me, with acceptance and love....
You make me alive, with the power of your touch........


Kneeling at your feet, ....
Lord, I can see your glory, your power, your majesty......


You opened my eyes to such wonderful things......
I give my whole heart, to you, my Lord and King..........

Kneeling at your feet, 
Lord, I can see your glory, your power, your majesty.........


I lift up my voice..... I lift up my hands.
I praise you, oh Lord, with all that I am.......
Blessing and honour, to you, I sing
forever, my awesome King.......
Forever, my awesome King........

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I wrote this song for my sister in law, Pauline, based on the following info that she sent me:


My favorite verses are all in Psalm 119. Its my favorite book of the Bible. I often pray the whole book and ask God 

to make this true of me.  

Psalm 119:2,3......18........111....165...

I also love the story of David dancing before bringing the Ark into Jerusalem. I just love that he put his heart and soul into it 

without a thought of anyone else. 

My theme would be about worship. And the sound would be the same.

I imagine hearing angels and seeing people lift up their hands and voices to our Awesome King.

My heart is to worship with everything that I am. I often cry during a worship song that really touches me.

And the word of God is so passionate to me as well.

I also had an amazing experience I will share. I was going through a very hard time and I was in my bed

crying so hard that I could hardly cry any more. I called out to God and this is what happened. 

I was sitting at His feet at the throne. And I looked up and saw His hand on the arm of the throne.

Rays of light were beaming from His hand. Then He reached down and touched the top of my head. 

I can't hardly describe the immense feeling I felt.

I felt like everything within me was alive. I felt love and acceptance to the

highest degree imaginable.

Then I was back in my room. I asked God if this really just happened and to give me a verse in His word.

Here is the verse He gave me.

Habakkuk 3:4" His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His 

power." I had an  NASB

So that's why my them would be about worship.He touched me and that's what my heart wants to do.

He always gives me confirmations of His love and touch for me. And all I want to do is just tell Him how much I love Him.




He Was Always There



©2004 Deborah Bolack
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It seems so long ago, the day that I was saved,
As I retrace the steps I've made on my meand'ring way.
At times it seemed I stumbled through a darkened forest maze,
and only glimpsed the Sonlight, filtered through a misty haze.
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But, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Though often I would say, "Some things just don't seem right,"
I didn't heed the still small voice.I let men be my guide,
until my Saviour reached out,and he pulled me to his side.
He said, "Just follow closer, and you'll walk within my light."
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Yes, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Oh, now that I am through that dark and cloudy place,
I've stepped into the Sonlight of my Saviour's warm embrace.
My heart is overflowing with such thankfulness and praise.
I finally know the meaning of God's mercy and His grace.
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Yes, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Yes, He is always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cares, and always walks with me.
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Psalm 89:13-16 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall be exalted.
Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
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Yes, He is always there, and even when we seem to have lost our way, all we had to do was take a step closer, and walk in the light of his word. Our God is faithful and full of mercy and grace!

In the Strength Of the Lord



©2012 Deborah Bolack
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I will go in the strength of the Lord God:
I will make mention of thy righteousness.
My lips shall rejoice when I sing unto thee,
and my soul which thou hast redeemed.
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In thee O Lord, do I put my trust.
Thou my hope, my fortress, my rock.
I will praise thy truth,
O my God.
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We will strengthen our hands for this good work.
The God of heaven will prosper us.
So gracious and kind, He will never forsake.
In his manifold mercies leads the way.
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In thee O Lord, do I put my trust.
Thou my hope, my fortress, my rock.
I will praise thy truth,
O my God.
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I will go in the strength of the Lord.
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As I searched for a verse for 2012, I somehow ended up in the book of Nehemiah. Reading through the first two chapters, I was struck by the thought that although Nehemiah's job as a cup bearer was perhaps an important one, he definitely was not in a position of leadership. I was encouraged by the fact that he was not a soldier, a preacher or even a teacher, and yet God used him to get a work started. So, what did Nehemiah have that took him to Jerusalem? He had a burden....a burden that caused him to weep before the Lord and to intercede for his people....to confess their transgressions that had caused them to become a reproach....and he had a desire to do something about it. He saw that there was a need, and God put it on his heart to go.

I continued to search for a verse that said, 'go' and found my verse for 2012 here:
 Psalm 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
P.S.  This song was written almost a year ago, but my new computer wouldn't let me upload it. I now have the latest version of BIAB, which is compatible with my computer, so hopefully I'll get back to posting songs again soon!

Apollos Watered


©2011 Deborah Bolack
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When you have tried to share your faith,
 and folks just mock and turn away;
when you've responded to their plight,
 lent a hand and tried to guide;
still their hearts are cold and hard,
and they don't want to trust the Lord,
turn to God's word for our example;
Paul planted, Apollos watered.
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Apollos watered......for the Lord,
sprinkling grace on fallen man.
As labourers together,
we're fulfilling our Father's plan.
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When seeds of faith are cast abroad,
 they often fall on dry, parched ground,
and we don't seem to see results
 of our labour for the Lord.
But we're called to do our part,
in cultivating barren hearts.
We bring the water like Apollos,
and trust God to give the increase.
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Apollos watered......for the Lord,
sprinkling grace on fallen man.
As labourers together,
we're fulfilling our Father's plan.
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We gladly bear the water....to the thirsting souls of man.
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This is the theme song for our movie, Apollos Watered. Once we have a proper recording I'll repost it.

It's A Beautiful Day


©2012Deborah Bolack
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This day's too short to waste a minute.
Gotta get in the game and live life to the limit.
Won't get sidelined by circumstance;
I'm trusting God to work his plan.

'Cause it's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
He took away all my doubts, brushed aside all my clouds;
set my feet on higher ground.
Yes, it's a beautiful day.

Each day's a gift the Lord has given.
Gonna run in life's race and give my all 'till I finish.
When times get tough I'll stay on track,
following Christ, I won't turn back.

'Cause it's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
He took away all my doubts, brushed aside all my clouds;
set my feet on higher ground.
Yes, it's a beautiful day.

I'll take time to work, and take time to play;
share God's word and praise his name.
I finally see how things were meant to be.
Can't you see it's a beautiful day!

It's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
Yes, it's a beautiful day, beautiful day,
beautiful day.
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This song was written for the movie, Apollos Watered.