A Dream And A Prayer

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A Dream and a Prayer (One Mans Journey) is the refreshing of my spirit through prayer and meditation. I am alone and lost in a cold dark world with no place to turn except to the author and finisher of life its self. I am seeking relief and comfort while trying to open my heart to a new life of perfect love through Jesus Christ.
These poems are the beginning of a once lost hope for a bright future. I am exploring myself and the means to change the tattered and torn wretch of a ...
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A Dream and a Prayer (One Mans Journey) is the refreshing of my spirit through prayer and meditation. I am alone and lost in a cold dark world with no place to turn except to the author and finisher of life its self. I am seeking relief and comfort while trying to open my heart to a new life of perfect love through Jesus Christ.
These poems are the beginning of a once lost hope for a bright future. I am exploring myself and the means to change the tattered and torn wretch of a man that I had become. I can only hope that my life experiences, strengths, weakness, successes, and failures help others to reach out and take hold of their lost dreams and make them into a reality.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781463446444
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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A DREAM AND A PRAYER

One Man's Journey
By Frederick L Sanders

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2011 Frederick L Sanders
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4634-4645-1


Chapter One

    Break Free

    Break Free-be washed in the blood of the lamb
    Break free-we're blessed by the great I Am
    If all I ever do is sing you praise-I'm free
    My hearts been restored to him ... Break Free

    I'm working my fingers—to the bone
    Waiting for Jesus—to carry me home
    Now, home is a place where I lay my head
    But when he returns it's where I'll rest my heart
    And home is the place where I'm loved by God
    And when Jesus comes back then forever starts

    Now, Break Free ...

    I carry the gospel—everywhere I go
    You see, we're all Gods children—and He loves us so
    So-pick up your cross and follow him and be prepared for his return
    So-pick up your cross and follow Christ-Yeah let's love and honor him

    Break Free ...


    I Can't Keep On

    I can't keep on walking down-this same old road that I've been walking
      down
    I got to pick up my feet and step into-A different part of town
    I said I can't keep on walking down-this same old road-that I've been
      walking down

    Here it is and there it goes—superficial love is all I've known
    I'm with you and now I'm gone-we're both alone so no one's won
    Here I go again—

    Chorus

    I found love and now it's gone-my broken heart is all alone
    It's too dark and loves run cold-now I've destroyed-all I've known
    Here I go again

    Chorus

    You found me and all I see is perfect love everywhere—
    You're with me how can it be-from such a simple prayer
    A prayer answered now here I go-It's time to build my home
    Take my hand this time as friends Lord, let's build us a home

    Because ... chorus ...


    70 times 7

    You're a twisted little mean-grumbling machine
    And I don't understand your spiteful anger
    You're too quick to fight-and you don't have the right
    To saturate my life with your slander

    But I can handle you-and everything you do
    I've found the perfect way-to forgive the things you say
    It's-70 times 7-over and over again
    Yeah-70 times 7-I forgive you my friend
    I said-70 times 7-I'll love you till the end
    70 times 7-over and over again

    Well, here they come-biting at my back
    I'm under attack-and there's no place to hide: from your lies
    I'm mocked and scorned by the dark-but that won't stop my heart
    From radiating love through the light of Christ

    It's 70 times 7-over and over again ...

    Would you like to know the truth and the way?
    God's humble love will always say-I forgive you for the hate
    Don't be too quick to judge;
    Yeah the living word says-God is love

    So I know who can handle you-and everything you do
    He is the perfect way-who forgives for our hate
    It's 70 times 7-over and over again....


    Home to Me

    Did you hear me call your name out loud last night?
    I prayed for God to bring you home to me
    Too many times I sit alone and pray
    I pray for you to come safely home to me

    The sun comes up as the door slams shut-here you come stumbling in
    My tear stained pillow soaks up another drop-as I wonder where you've
      been
    Why couldn't it be that you were here with me instead of living in
      adulterous sin?
    My lonely broken heart has cracked a little more-cause I know you were
      out with him

    Chorus

    There's liquor on your breath and your hair is all a mess-please don't try
      to lie
    I try to be patient then the pain overwhelms me-again I start to cry

    I've heard it all before-I can't take it anymore-then you ask for another
      try
    I forgive you cause I love you-then you promise me again-not to see that
      other guy

    Chorus*2

    The sun comes up as the door slams shut-here you come stumbling in
    My tear stained pillow's soaked up its last drop-and now we've come to
      the end

    Chorus


    Promises Based on Lies

    I remember-once upon a time
    You inspired life-but it's over
    Yeah I'm broken-my heart is shattered
    I need help to-pick up the pieces

    When you came into my life
    We made promises based on lies
    I said I love you and you loved me
    We made promises based on lies
    All your promises were based on lies

    We said forever-and we said always
    My mind was warped and-my soul was battered
    Yeah I was beaten-and defeated—
    Cause all our promises were based on lies
    Too many promises based on lies

    Then I came back in your life
    You made promises based on lies
    I still love you and you love me
    No more promises based n lies
    Still those promises were based on lies

    Life's not over-I've been restored by
    Faith and hope in-the perfect love of Christ
    My hearts still beating-though it's been shattered
    One more last time-it's the perfect lie

    No more promises based on lies
    Won't you come and be my bride
    No more promises based on lies

    Till the end of time-cant you see
    I still love you and you love me
    One more last time-it's a lie
    Yeah, all your promises are based on lies


    Don't Let Go

    I've been captured by your love-hold me tight and don't let go
    I'll cherish you-all my life-I just want for you to know
    My heart rests in your grace. Won't you give me life and don't let go
    Lord, inspire me-not to let her go.

    Don't let go of me. I won't let go of you
    Together we're a perfect pair-forever we will always share
    A perfect love that don't let go

    I know you love me girl!
    Our Father won't let go
    You know that I love you-and Jesus loves us so—
    Forever we will always share-perfect love that don't let go

    Now we're surrounded by your light. You're the only hope we know
    Cherish me all my life-in perfect love we will grow
    My spirit rests in peace-with a patient enduring faith
    Don't let go I love you so-in Jesus we can live free
    Don't let go-come with me-yes I love you so-don't let go-don't let go of
      faith
    Don't let go of hope-hold on to perfect love-never let us go.


    Inside a Dream

    Wake me up-cause I'm dying inside a dream!
    Am I alone? No one can hear my screams!
    Where's my heart? Why can't I feel it beat?
    Restless sleep-cause I live inside a dream-yeah I'm dying inside a dream.

    The warning sign says detour-before you wreck your life
    Well, I'm to late-yeah I crashed and burned-I think I'm always right
    I need your help-am I still alone-I'll listen this time I swear.
    Take my heart-please hold my hand-I'm trembling with fear

    Chorus

    Sometimes I'm in control. I can regulate my thoughts.
    Other times I'm all alone-desperate and lost.
    What's that noise-is someone there-I can't find where you are
    I see perfect love within my soul-life shouldn't be this hard

    Chorus


    As She Cried

    I heard this love tale yesterday, the Lord he took a brides groom away—
    And nothing could be done to stop those tears form streaming down her
      face!
    Well, as she cried she said why oh why-must I live without him by my
      side.
    As she cried she said I'd rather die then live this life without him by my
      side.

    So I told her when God called him home-he knew you'd make a choice.
    You'd either live and die loving your groom-or you'll listen to his voice!
    Now, nothing is as it seems-everything will change—
    For better or worse-Jesus loves you-for all eternity.

    Well, as she cried she said why oh why-should I live without him by my
      side?
    And as she cried I prayed the Lord to find-A way to heal her broken heart
      and mind.
    Then as she cried she said I'd rather die than live this life without him by
      my side!

    Then I said-For God so loved the world-he gave his only Son.
    And everyone who believes in him-will live in perfect love.
    He's your bride groom now-take him by the hand—
    Honor Christ-be his bride-yes love that perfect man.

    Well as she cried she said why oh why-did I live without you by my side?
    And as she cried she said I'd rather die than live without Jesus by my
      side.
    So as she cried we prayed the Lord to find the love that heals broken hearts
      and minds.
    Yes, as she cried she said why oh why-did I live without you by my side?
    Then she sighed and as she dried her eyes-she thanked her father for the
      love of Christ
    Yes, as she cried she said I'd rather die than live without Jesus by my side.


    I Know that You Love Me

    I know that you love me Lord-I know that you care
    I know that you want me Lord-please just show me where
    I know that you love me Lord-I know that you care
    I know that you want me Lord-won't you show me where

    I want-what I want-when I want it—
    Down boy-okay let's rewind—
    I need-what I need when I need it—
    Whoa now-that don't sound right—
    I get-what I get when I get it—
    Stop-okay-one more last time—
    I want what I need then I get it-Praise God-this is his life!

    I know that you love me....
    I ask-then I seek-now I'm knocking—
    Oh man-I love the Lord—
    I receive what I've found because it's open—
    Sweet Jesus I want some more—

    I know that you love me....

    I love-who he loves-when he loves me—
    Indeed-Jesus is the one I want—
    I'm wanting-what I want-when I want it—
    For sure-you are the one I need—
    I need-what I need when I need it—
    O Lord-perfect love is what I get—
    I'm getting-what I get when I get it—
    Oh yeah-mix it up again—
    I want what I need then I get it—
    Praise God-this life is yours

    I know that you love me....


    Banana Jamming Praise Song

    I was once a violent man—
    I lied and stole from all my friends—
    Then the grace of God-filled me up—
    Along with faith and his perfect love—

    Banana jamming praise song-tap your foot along
    Say glory to my God-all the day long
    Glory to God!
   God-God-bo-bod-banana-fanna-fo-fod-fe-fi-mo-mod—
    Glory to God!

    Jesus Christ was sent to earth—
    To save all sinners-yeah, I'm the worst—
    Unlimited mercy-along with grace—
    Comes to those who confess his name—

    Banana Jamming praise song-clap your hands along—
    Confessing Jesus-all the day long—
    I love Jesus!
    Jesus-Jesus-bo-besus-banana-fanna-fo-fesus-fe-fi
    -mo-mesus—
    I love Jesus!

    The Holy Spirit will help you fight—
    Hold on to faith and eternal life—
    Reject your past and obey Gods truth—
    This sums up-the good news—
    Banana jamming praise song-now, try to hum along—
    Living in the spirit-all the day long—
    Thank you Holy Spirit—
    Spirit-spirit-bo-birit-banana-fanna-fo-firit
    -fe-fi-mo-mirit—
    Thank you Holy Spirit!

    Banana jamming praise song-help up sing along
    Praising my Savior-all the day long—
    Thank you dear Father for sending us your Son—
    I pray your Holy Spirit-councils us in love—
    Love-love-bo-bove-banana-fanna-fo-fove
    -fe-fi-mo-move—
    I love you!


    Let Him Reign

    Rain down holy spirit-let it rain
    Rain down holy spirit-let him reign
    Let him reign here in my heart-now, won't you let him reign
    Rain down holy spirit-let him reign

    Heavens tear droops flood my soul with love
    Love and peace that comes only form above
    Above the earth where my God reigns-reigns in majesty
    Majesty-can't you see-your love is what I need-now let him reign

    Chorus

    Flood my mind with thoughts of serving Christ
    Christ I love you-thank you for my life
    Life on earth where my Savior truly reigns
    Reigns in glory-glory and majesty
    Now, here comes the pure life giving rain-let him reign

    Chorus

    Everything I do is all for you
    You blessed my mind and made my heart brand new
    New faith inspires hope and perfect love
    Love will reign-rain down from above
    Holy Spirit let it rain-rain down on my heart
    Holy Spirit my God reigns-reigns in perfect love


    Give Me What I Need

    All of the time-in so many ways-I'm walking the earth
    Singing my God praise
    I lift up my voice-each and every day-Hallelujah Jesus
    The truth and the way

    The one that I love-the one that I want-you are the one
    Who gives me what I need
    Bless my spirit-can you hear it-my heart beats for you
    Give me what I need

    I was lost inside of me-yeah, selling out to sin
    You reached out to me and said
    Play that tape again
    So I hit the rewind-and I made up my mind-heart and soul
    Oh to love the Lord

    All of the time-give me what I need
    I lift up my voice-give me what I need
    The one that I love-gives me what I need
    I hit the rewind and play that tape again

    All of the time ...


    Hear my Prayer Lord

    Hear my prayer Lord-hear my prayer Lord
    Hear my prayer Holy Father

    Jesus said the time has come-glorify your Son
    You gave to me the entire world-won't you save the ones I love
    Give them eternal life-they know you as God their Father
    And they know me as Jesus the Christ

    Chorus *2

    Jesus says what's mine is yours-unite us as one
    We're pure and holy through Gods grace-thanks for your perfect love
    The Father lives in the Son-the Son in him
    Them in us-now receive the Holy Spirit of God

    Chorus *3

    Jesus said my Glory's yours-so, remain in us
    I knew you before the world began-now, testify in love
    I say Jesus is the Son of God-sent to save the world from sin
    Man made perfect by the Fathers holy hand.

    Chorus *3


    I Pray

    As I lay me down to sleep-I pray dear Lord my soul you keep
    If I should die before I wake-I pray dear God my soul you take

    Oklahoma memories taunt my senses
    A flood of love fills me up when I hear Garth Brooks-No Fences
    I pray I find your peace again one day
    Well, until I do I guess I'll sit here-all alone and pray

    As I lay me down to sleep-I pray dear Lord my soul you keep
    If I should die before I wake-I pray dear God my soul you take
    But if I'm blessed to rise again-I pray dear Lord you hold my hand
    As we walk and talk as friends-I pray dear God your love-will never end

    Well Texas haunts my heart with lost love
    But I really can't blame the Lone Star State for something that I done
    I pray we rekindle that flame again one day
    And when we do we'll sit together and pray

    Chorus

    Now, Illinois raised me up then turned me out
    The Colorado Rockies showed me things most folks just dream about
    I pray I'll live to see greater things than these
    Till I do-hear me Father as I pray down on my knees

    Chorus


    Have You Ever Been There

    At one time I didn't know which way I needed to go
    To get back to the place-where I'd come from
    But even if I found my way back to where I was
    I might not recognize it for what it is

    Have you ever been there
    Without-someone-to love
    So, have you ever been there
    I refuse to go again

    The things I thought were fun-they kept me on the run
    And now I'm sitting alone-as a hard case
    When I'd forgot the things I did all because of what I'd done
    I should have known to stop the things I was doing

    Well have you ever been there-without someone to love
    Have you ever been there-I refuse to go again
    So, have you ever been there-without a worldly friend
    Have you ever been there-I refuse to go again
    I'd been so dazed and confused by the things I used to do
    But now I'm what they call-REHABILITATED
    Have you ever been there?


    I love You

    Believe me when I tell you-I couldn't figure my back from front
    I was down for so long-the only way left was up
    The way I saw my life right then-I was headed for a wreck
    So empty and alone inside-I was more than down on my luck

    But there's a faith in my heart that says I'll love again
    There's a hope within my soul that tells me to repent
    Well-I've turned and walked away form the only world I knew
    I left my past behind for good-thank you Lord-I love you

    Well there ain't too many things in this life I haven't tried
    I could give a list a mile long of times I nearly died
    When I met you I knew I'd found-my diamond in the rough
    So now I've made another list and this one says I love you

    Chorus

    You know I love you Lord and my prayer is for our hearts to beat as one
    Till the end of time is our pledge through faith, hope and perfect love
    Take my hand-I'll be the man-we knew I'd become
    Hold me close-I won't let go-just because I love you

(Continues...)



Excerpted from A DREAM AND A PRAYER by Frederick L Sanders Copyright © 2011 by Frederick L Sanders. Excerpted by permission of AuthorHouse. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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