ON MY WAY

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

GOLDEN


Weeping leaves like golden tears
Kissing gently frosted ground
Beneath gnarled tree; soft under feet
A golden carpet spreads around

Frost has loosened holding stem
Breeze has caught them in her breath
Sets them on the dewy grass
Like golden coinage of untold wealth

A tree once stood in leafless form
No crown of beauty could it wear
For on its trunk cruelly nailed
The Son of God was hanging there

Weeping blood like crimson tears
Flowing softly to the ground
Beneath gnarled tree at His feet
Peace for my soul was finally found

Golden leaves of a carpet deep
A golden path that I tread
Soon to walk a golden street
With a golden crown on my head

Colin Moffett

HARVEST TIME


It steals along the morning vale
The dewdrops of the autumn mist
And through its curtain the sun shines pale
Along riverbank it will persist
 
Then softly blows the wind of morn
Over bounteous fields kissed with sun and rain
And whispers in the ears of wheat and corn
Harvest time is here again

It tosses the head of majestic tree
Plucking coloured gems from its crown
Where from the branches falling free
The autumn leaves come winging down

And now there is unceasing toil
From morning sun ‘til harvest moon
To gather the bounty from the soil
For winter days are creeping soon

And busy hands gather in the wheat
The earthy potatoes from the drill
The fruit of tree so good to eat
For barns of storage are to fill

Back through the mist of years
Jesus walked the harvest field
And gazed upon the golden ears
When mother earth had produced her yield

And watched it fall to reaper swing
The ripened heads fit for harvest now
After days of growing from the spring
When seeds were sown behind the plough

Then compared the world to whitened field
Where dying souls are like falling leaves
Who will reap the harvest field?
And carry home the precious sheaves

Who will seek precious souls to win?
Before scythe of death begins to mow
To tell of Jesus who frees from sin
For they will reap what they will sow

Jesus looks to me and calls to you
Who by His blood our sin relieves
His harvest reapers we are few
But let us work to gather in His sheaves

Colin Moffett

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE


A little ray of sunshine
Brightens up the day
It takes away the gloom
When the sky is dark and grey
It brings joy and happiness
It brings a little smile
When we look upwards
And see the sun awhile
Chorus

Just a little ray
It brightens up the day
Happiness it brings
Then the heart it sings
For we really love
A little ray of sunshine shining from above

A little ray of sunshine
God sends it today
He knows when we need it
When our hearts are in dismay
He sends joy and happiness
Enough to make us smile
When we look upwards
He’s with us all the while
Chorus
Just a little ray
It brightens up the day
Happiness it brings
Then the heart it sings
For we really love
A little ray of sunshine shining from above

A little ray of sunshine
Are you one today
Bringing hope to others
Who so struggle on their way
Bring to them some happiness
Sharing with them a smile
Lead them to Jesus
Who makes all things worthwhile

Chorus

Just a little ray
It brightens up the day
Happiness it brings
Then the heart it sings
For we really love
A little ray of sunshine shining from above

Colin Moffett

BRIDGES


There are many bridges over rivers that you cross
But only one over Jordan for souls redeemed from loss
A link from life to death and then from death to life
The bridge of safe crossing over the waters strife

It’s the bridge of redemption paid by precious blood
Its the only safe way to pass over Jordan’s raging flood
Jesus is it, the mediator between God and men
The bridge from bank to bank you will never cross again

Many will not find it other bridges they try to build
Labours of their hands with good works they will gild
But they will collapse in the dashing of the foam
Only the bridge of salvation will see you safely home

Careering to the grave you’re on the slippery slope
Dark waters are waiting, get on the bridge of hope
Don’t flounder in the waters of the river of the lost
Find the bridge of safety at the foot of the Cross

Colin Moffett


Monday, 23 July 2012

THE UPWARD WAY


I’m going on the upward way
On earth I cannot stay
The departure for the journey
Is nearing every day
God will take my breath
I’ll close my eyes in death
Then I shall fly away
On the upward way

Chorus

On the upward way
My flight can not delay
I’m ready for the journey any day
I don’t want to stay
When His voice will say
Come now with me on the upward way

I may not need to wear grave shrouds
For He could break the clouds
The departure for the journey
Is when He calls aloud
I shall rise above
Up to the one I love
For He shall call that day
Come the upward way

Chorus

On the upward way
My flight can not delay
I’m ready for the journey any day
I don’t want to stay
When His voice will say
Come now with me on the upward way

Raptured or death it matters not
My soul has been blood bought
Both ways will be an upward way
For me a Saviour sought
O my heart it sings
I hear the angel wings
Could this be now the day
For the upward way

Chorus

On the upward way
My flight can not delay
I’m ready for the journey any day
I don’t want to stay
When His voice will say
Come now with me on the upward way

Colin Moffett

MY GLEN



Take me back once again
To my beloved Irish glen
Where fading eyes may look
On verdant meadow and babbling brook

Let their beauty fill my eyes
Before breath in aching body dies
Then I never more shall see
The place that means so much to me

When in days of wondering childhood
Beside a sparkling stream I stood
Watched its waters running by
Listening to a curlew cry

Wildflowers in a meadow crept
Tossed leaves of trees, heads windswept
Hills standing still in distant view
In the haze of sun appearing blue

Most contentment I knew was when
I walked in my beloved glen
But no more I shall it roam
For God is gently calling me home

Some day now I shall depart
When death’s chill hand stills my heart
But I know a fairer land above
Outshines this glen that I love

When my body lies in this glen
My soul it shall see heaven then
Where more beauty shall be seen
Than my glen of emerald green

My road has reached its final bend
To a fairer land I shall ascend
But I cannot journey to the golden shore
Until my body rests in my glen once more

Colin Moffett

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

THE BROKEN HEART


My heart is broken just once more
Tears are falling like leaves off a tree
All the pain I feel I have known before
The aching inside is nothing new to me

 Chorus

O the lonely heart the hurting heart
The heart that is filled with pain
Broken pieces Lord, gather them up
And help to mend it again

 Sweet and tender Lord is your love
That overflows in your heart for me
That you were so willing to come from above
To die for my heart and soul on that cruel tree 

 Chorus

O the lonely heart the hurting heart
The heart that is filled with pain
Broken pieces Lord, gather them up
And help to mend it again

 My heart belongs Lord just to you
You dwell in its joy,also its pain
Each time its broken Lord I know what you do
You pick up the pieces and mends it again

 Chorus

O the lonely heart the hurting heart
The heart that is filled with pain
Broken pieces Lord, gather them up
And help to mend it again

 Colin Moffett

SHINE

Let the sun shine at day
The moon shine at night
The myriad stars of heaven
Let them all shine bright
Let them shine on this world
Giving off their light

God set them in the heavens
To lighten night or day
How deep would be the darkness
If they should fade away
God sent His own Son
To be a spiritual light
But they crucified Him on a cross
When the day became as night

But He give His light to others
Who give their hearts to Him
He calls for us to shine
And not our lights to dim
So shine in the daytime
Shine at night as well
Shine the light of warning
To those who tramp to hell

Colin Moffett

Thursday, 3 May 2012

DESERT FLOWER


Sweet flower of the desert
Thy roots go down deep
Seeking living water
So life you will keep
Thy soul knows the heat
Of the life that you run
But thy face looks upwards
To catch the smile of the Son
Wilt that you might
In the hot desert sand
But thou are nourished daily
In this parched land
For the Creator He sees
The hardship of His flower
And shadows her with His hand
Every sun scorched hour
No rose could ever bloom
Or lily gilded with sweet attire
Could thrive in the temperament
Of the desert heat as a fire
When He sees that she needs it
He sends the gentle shower
And revives the precious soul
Of His own desert flower

Colin Moffett

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

SING IT SHOUT IT!

Sing it shout it tell it all around
Come now to Jesus where peace and rest is found
There’s salvation, redemption
Blood that cleans from sin
Open up your heart’s door and let the Saviour in

Name it proclaim it noise it as before
Peace for your heart if you open up its door
He will dwell there stay there
Cleanse you from inside
Open up your arms to Him for His are open wide

Believe it accept it salvation that He brings
Let Him gather you now to the shelter of His wings
He will abide let Him guide
Your footsteps every day
Knowing He is taking you on the upward way

Sing it shout it dare you keep it quiet
How you and Jesus at the cross have met
Blood cleaned, o redeemed
The power of it applied
Tell others to avail of it the blood that He supplied

Colin Moffett

A HEAVENLY SONG



There’s a valley before me a hill in the distance
A pathway for my feet I must journey along
There’s a hand that is holding guiding my way
And a desire in my heart to sing a heavenly song
For I am redeemed and my Saviour is leading
Drawing me onwards walking in His love
Just another valley and another hill to climb
Then the Jordan crossing to my home up above

Chorus…..

 A Heavenly song then I’ll be singing
Worship to the King my heart will be bringing
I praise my Lord as He leads me along
But at His throne He will hear my heavenly song

The valley of His heaven to the hill of His throne
Golden pathway of His streets I will journey along
His nail scarred hand will wipe all tears away
And I will join in with singing a heavenly song
Redeemed at the cross where Jesus had been bleeding
Drawing me to Himself with His infinite love
Through the valley of death at the hill of Golgotha
So I could cross Jordan to my home up above

Chorus…..

 A Heavenly song then I’ll be singing
Worship to the King my heart will be bringing
I praise my Lord as He leads me along
But at His throne He will hear my heavenly song

Colin Moffett


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

IRISH EYES


When I bow my head and pray to you
Tears fill my Irish eyes
All because you love me so
And for me it never dies

Chorus

You make my heart feel
Like it never felt before
You make me feel special with all the love you send
And I love you dear Saviour friend

When I lift my head to sing your praise
Smiles fill my Irish eyes
For you are my trustful friend
And the One who never lies

Chorus

You make my heart feel
Like it never felt before
You make me feel special with all the love you send
And I love you dear Saviour friend

When my head wears a crown some day
Glories fill my Irish eyes
On the far bank of the Jordan
My soul forever lies

Chorus

You make my heart feel
Like it never felt before
You make me feel special with all the love you send
And I love you dear Saviour friend

Colin Moffett

Monday, 9 April 2012

NATURE


I have walked the golden sand
Set my feet in the lapping tide
Watched the billows rolling in
Across the ocean deep and wide

Studied the waves in my sight
Viewed their ever restless motion
Saw the setting golden sun
Dip her colours in the ocean

I have strolled the cliff tops high
Watched the wheeling of the seagulls
Rested body on sun kissed rock
It’s warming breath to sleep it lulls

The hills they call, tug at my heart
I must climb their lofty peaks
See the valleys spread all around
Then joy in my heart a place it seeks

Grass verdant green and blue of sky
The daisy humble growing at my feet
I stand in wonder to look around
Where crest of hill and sky they meet

The streams gurgle their laughter clear
Dancing over rock and stone
Nature, creation in your embrace
God and I can meet alone

It matters not whether forest path
Or the hills that call to me
Or the restless ocean that will not sleep
God’s handiwork is in all to see

It’s where I meet Him every day
In the beauty abundant of my land
When we can in sweet commune
Stroll its pathways hand in hand

 Nature clothed in beauty garment
Ocean, stream, hillside green sod
I come to you to find refreshment
But most of all to talk to God

Colin Moffett

SOLID ROCK


I trod the ground of barren land
But all was mire and shifting sand
I cried, was heard the anguished plea
My Saviour came and rescued me

Chorus

Solid Rock unmoving ground
I stand on it now safe and sound
Solid firm o yes I’m sure
My soul on it is now secure 

The barren land was all but waste
All of its fruit was bad to taste
Bitter water quenched not my thirst
With emptiness my life was cursed

Chorus

Solid Rock unmoving ground
I stand on it now safe and sound
Solid firm o yes I’m sure
My soul on it is now secure

The sand it dragged, pulled down by mire
Saw the Rock to lift me higher
From yawning pit and darkened grave
The hand of Christ was there to save

Chorus

Solid Rock unmoving ground
I stand on it now safe and sound
Solid firm o yes I’m sure
My soul on it is now secure

Jesus Saviour my solid rock
Loving arms of His held in their lock
Earthquake, tidal wave, sinking sand
The Rock stays firm and here I stand

Chorus

Solid Rock unmoving ground
I stand on it now safe and sound
Solid firm o yes I’m sure
My soul on it is now secure

Colin Moffett

PREACH THE BLOOD

Preach of the blood o’ never cease
Tell from sin how it will release
From the sinless Lamb it was shed
It came from Jesus running red

 Chorus

There’s safety there, sin cleansing power
Wash in it this very hour
The blood the blood, life giving blood
Plunge beneath the crimson flood

There’s power in it, salvation too
It flowed from Him for me and you
His sacrifice, on the cruel cross
Life giving blood it was His loss

Chorus

There’s safety there, sin cleansing power
Wash in it this very hour
The blood the blood life giving blood
Plunge beneath the crimson flood

Running from Him the crimson flow
Sins washed in it whiter than snow
A fount of blood for us supplied
Repent you now have it applied

Chorus

There’s safety there, sin cleansing power
Wash in it this very hour
The blood the blood life giving blood
Plunge beneath the crimson flood

Preach the blood never be in shame
To tell of it and Jesus name
There’s life and peace in Him alone
By His shed blood He can atone

Chorus

There’s safety there, sin cleansing power
Wash in it this very hour
The blood the blood life giving blood
Plunge beneath the crimson flood

Colin Moffett


HE IS EVERWHERE

My God is big He’s all around
There’s not a place He can’t be found
He’s here He’s there He’s everywhere
And yet He has time for you to spare

He rides the wind and strides a star
He’s near He’s close and yet afar
He walks the earth yet still in space
My God is just all over the place

The sea the hills they know His feet
Yet He’s found on His throne seat
How to find Him when He’s anywhere
Just take time to send God a prayer

My God is big but yet so small
He’s here He’s there but best of all
When to look for Him I make a start
I find Him dwelling in my heart

Colin Moffett

I'M SO HAPPY

He’s got a big big heart
A lot a lot of love
He showers me with blessings
Coming from up above
His arms are holding me
All of the while
He wipes away my tears
And brings back my smile

Chorus….

I’m so happy so joyful
My heart it always sings
Its full of praise for Jesus
And all the joy He brings
I love Him adore Him
Worship Him a lot
He’s everything to me
This Saviour that I’ve got

He loves me forgives me
Lifts me when I’m down
Fills my life with laughter
And takes away my frown
My friend He is forever
Not just awhile
So that’s why my heart sings
And my lips can smile

Chorus….

I’m so happy so joyful
My heart it always sings
Its full of praise for Jesus
And all the joy He brings
I love Him adore Him
Worship Him a lot
He’s everything to me
This Saviour that I’ve got

Colin Moffett

Monday, 30 January 2012

BOTTLE OF MY TEARS


I want to see the bottle Lord
You fill with all my tears
See how much you collected
Down through all the years

I am sure it’s very large
This bottle that you’ve got
For all the days I’ve lived
I seemed to have cried a lot

Have cried in fear and pain
In childhood long ago
Cried with all the memories
That still haunt and hurt me so

I have cried a lot
For myself and others too
All my tears ever shed
Are collected up by you

Have cried for love that’s lost
Cried with a broken heart
Cried with bitter sorrow
When death bids life depart

Keep the cork off its neck
For it is as my heart fears
That I am crying again
Filling the bottle of my tears

Colin Moffett

ANOTHER HILL


There’s another hill Lord
In front of my way
It has to be climbed
At its foot I cant stay
For I have to travel on
Although its sides are so steep
I’ve climbed hills so often
My soul it could weep

Chorus
It’s another hill Lord
Steeper than the last
Please help me climb it
For there is no way past
I’m weary so weary Lord
My strength it has gone
Help me once again
Just to carry on

I remember a hill  
You climbed long ago
Called Mount Calvary
Where your blood it did flow
You were so weary Lord
Yet you climbed it for me
Died for me on a cross
My soul to set free

Chorus
It’s another hill Lord
Steeper than the last
Please help me climb it
For there is no way past
I’m weary so weary Lord
My strength it has gone
Help me once again
Just to carry on

My sins made you climb it
On that dreadful day
So I trust you Lord
To help show me the way
By dying on that hill Lord
Helps me so much to see
When hills come in my way
You’ll climb them with me

 Chorus
It’s another hill Lord
Steeper than the last
Please help me climb it
For there is no way past
I’m weary so weary Lord
My strength it has gone
Help me once again
Just to carry on