Keith Green

RUSHING WIND

Rushing wind blow through this temple, blowing out the dust within
Come and breathe your breath upon me, I’ve been born again
Holy Spirit, I surrender. Take me where you want to go
Plant me by your living waters, plant me deep so I can grow

Jesus, you’re the one who’ll set my spirit free
Use me Lord, glorifyYour Holy Name through me

Separate me from this world Lord, sanctify my life for you
Daily change me to your image, help me bear good fruit
Every day you’re drawing closer, trials come to test my faith
But when all is said and done Lord, You know, it’s been worth the wait

Jesus, you’re the one who’ll set my spirit free
Use me Lord, glorify Your Holy Name through me

Rushing wind blow through this temple, blowing out the dust within
Come and breathe your breath upon me, for I’ve been born again
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STAINED GLASS

We are like windows stained with colors of the rainbow
Set in a darkened room till the bridegroom comes to shining through

Then the colors fall around our feet, over those we meet
Covering all the gray that we see
Rainbow colors of assorted hues, come exchange your blues
For His love that you see shining through me

We are His daughters and sons, We are the colorful ones
We are the kids of the King, Rejoice in everything

My colors grow so dim, when I start to fall away from Him
Then up comes the strongest wind
That begins to blow me back into his arms again

And the colors fall around my feet, over those I meet
Changing all the gray that I see
Rainbow colors of the Risen Son, reflect the one
The one who came to set us all free

We are His daughters and sons, We are the colorful ones
We are the kids of the King, Rejoice in everything

We are like windows,stained with colors of the rainbow
No longer set in a darkened room
cause the bridegroom wants to shine through you
No longer set in a darkened room
cause the bridegroom wants to shine through you
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TRIALS TURN TO GOLD

He’s brought me here, where things are clear and trials turn to gold
He shared with me, His victory, He won in days of old
Oh Lord, I don’t deserve, the riches of your word
But You’ve changed my filthy rags to linen white as snow

The view from here is nothing near to what it is for You
I tried to see Your plan for me, but I only acted like I knew
Oh Lord forgive the times, I tried to read your mind
Cause you said if I’d be still, then I would hear your voice

My Lord, my King, my urge to sing and praise the things above
No words can say the glorious way you changed me with your love

He’s brought me low, so I could now the way to reach the heights
To forsake my dreams, my self esteem and give up all my rights
With each one that I lay down, a jewel’s placed in my crown
Cause His love, the things above, is all we’ll ever need
He’s brought me here, where things are clear and trials turn to gold
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UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS A HOUSE

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain to try at all
Building anything not according to His call
Unless the Lord wants it done, you better not work another day
Building anything that will stand in His way

You love the Lord and it seems like He’s been leading
You’ve asked Him to bless all your plans.
But are you so sure you’re just doing what you want to
Building your house on the sand, the sand

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain to try at all
Building anything not according to His call
Unless the Lord wants it done, you better not work another day
Building anything that will stand in His way

Working so hard at the things that you believe in
No one can tear you away.
But don’t you lose sight of the very one who calls you
You may be sorry some day, some day.

For wood, hay and stubble, will all burn up in the fire
But to love the Lord with all your heart should be your one desire
Love the Lord

Unless the Lord wants it done, you better not work another day
Building anything that will stand
Anything that will stand
Anything that will stand
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UNTIL THAT FINAL DAY

My flesh is tired of seeking God, but on my knees I’ll stay
I want to be a pleasing child, until that final day
My mind is full of many thoughts that clutter and confuse
But standing firm, I will prevail, in faith that I’ll be used

Amen, I’m asking once again, Won’t you help me my friend
Lord Jesus. Holy, Lord Spirit, set us free
From chains we cannot see, come release us

I wrestle not with flesh and blood, my fight is with the one
Who lost the keys of hell and death, to God’s most precious son
One sleepless night of anguished prayer, I triumphed over sin
One battle in the Holy war, God’s promised me to win

Amen, I’m asking once again, Won’t you help me my friend
Lord Jesus. Holy, Lord Spirit, set us free
From chains we cannot see, come release us

My flesh is tired of seeking God, but on my knees I’ll stay
I want to be a pleasing child, until that final day
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LOVE WITH ME

You want to love with me, love with me then
I only ask that you still be my friend
For there are many where friendship’s unknown
They live together, but really alone

And the days go their ways in silence, tense hours of woe
We do not mean to have it so

I know that sometimes I’m harder to love
I thrash out blindly, like nothing’s thought of
So won’t you help me to help you be sure
God only knows that I want to be pure

But the world keeps its promise daily to let me down
But it can’t hide what I have found

So I will love you, and love you I do
It’s not complete yet but you know we’re not through

And the days go their ways in blessings Moments of truth
We truly dare not waste our youth
You wanna love with me, love with me then
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MAKE MY LIFE A PRAYER TO YOU

Make my life a prayer to You, I want to do what you want me to
No empty words and no white lies, No token prayers, no compromise
I want to shine the light you gave, Through Your Son
you sent to save us, from ourselves and our despair
It comforts me to know you’re really there

Oh, I want to thank you now for being patient with me
Oh, it’s so hard to see when my eyes are on me
I guess I’ll have to trust and just believe what you say
Oh, you’re coming again coming to take me away

I want to die, and let you give, Your life to me, so I might live
And share the hope you gave to me, the love that set me free
I want to tell the world out there, You’re not some fable or fairy tale
That I made up inside my head
You’re God, The Son, You’ve risen from the dead

Oh, I want to thank you now for being patient with me
Oh, it’s so hard to see when my eyes are on me
I guess I’ll have to trust and just believe what you say
Oh, you’re coming again coming to take me away

I want to die, and let you give, Your life to me, so I might give
And share the hope you gave to me
I want to share the love that set me free
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ON THE ROAD TO JERICHO

I left Jerusalem, last week for Jericho
In the afternoon, the sun was getting low
And then the bushes shook and out they came at me
They were robbing me half naked while they beat me head to toe
And they left me on the road to Jericho

Lying almost slain, and wounded by the road
Crying out in pain for a sympathetic soul
First a priest, and another of my kind
Well they were men I could have trusted
but they left me deaf and blind
They were strangers on the road to Jericho

Through the blood and tears I saw a worried face
He was from Samaria my people hate his race
He bandaged up my wounds and laid me on his horse
Although my memory is cloudy, I still can feel his friendly flow
Such a kind man on the road to Jericho

When I later asked the innkeeper, the man’s name he did not know
Just a neighbor on the road to Jericho
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ROMANS VII

The very things I hate, I end up doing
The things I want to do, I just don’t do
Lord it seems do sad, why am I so bad?
When in my heart I only want to be like you

The very ones I love I end up hurting
The ones I want to help I pass right by
Now I want to be, finally set free
The grace you’ve shown, the love I’ve known
Please let it shine through me

I want to love them, the way you do
I want to serve them, by serving you

Lord how I know your tender heart must be broken
By all those unkept promises I’ve made
The question still prevails
please take away the doubt, about how you forgive
and still you live inside me when I fail

I want to love them all, the way you do
I want to serve them, by serving you
I want to be like you, Jesus I do
I want to love them all, the way you do
I want to serve them, by serving you
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THE PRODIGAL SON

I was done hoeing out in the fields for the day
I was thinking of going, I had to leave right away
My life is just fading and oh I felt so alone
The nearest young maiden was a full day’s ride from home

My father was reading the Holy books in his room
My heart was just bleeding, I knew I had to go soon
He smiled and pointed at an old wooden chair
I wanted to hold him but then I just wouldn’t dare

I said, father, there’s so much to know
There’s a world of things to see and I’m ready
to go and make a life for myself

If you give me what is mine
I will go, if I can have your blessing
But if you won’t bless my journey
I’m gonna leave anyway

Son, I’ve always tried my best for you
And if you must be leaving home
then go with the blessing of God

Not too many days later, I was well on my way
I met a travelling stranger who seemed to have much to say
He told me tales of the city and all the women he’d had
I asked him, wasn’t that sinful? He said, no, it isn’t that bad

And then a few days later on an old city road
We were drowning in laughter and we had women to hold
And this went on quite a long time, my father gave me a lot
But when my pockets were empty, my friends all left me to rot

Then a famine hit and drained the land
Everywhere I looked I saw starvation and a job was nowhere to find
I wandered through the city streets
competing for the food of common beggers
Until then I’d never known hunger, but now I wasn’t too proud

I finally found some employment, feeding pigs on a farm
I wasn’t treated to kindly, I had to sleep in the barn
I had to eat with the swine, the bread I ate was like stone
It didn’t take too much time until I was dreaming of home

Oh, the servants there are better fed
If I could only have what my father gives them
I would truly need nothing more
Oh, I will go and say to him, I’m no longer worthy to be in your family
Will you take me as your servant and let me live with them

It didn’t take too long to pack my things, I left with only what I wore
And I prayed that I still had a home

I was near home, in site of the house
My father just stared, dropped open his mouth
He ran up the road, and fell to my feet and cried, and cried

Father I’ve sinned, Heaven ashamed
I’m no longer worthy to wear your name
I’ve learned that my home is right where you are
Oh father, take me in

Bring the best robe, put it on my son
Shoes for his feet, hurry put them on
This is my son who I thought had died
Prepare a feast for my son’s alive

I’ve prayed and prayed, never heard a sound
My son was lost, oh thank you God he’s found
My son was dead and he’s now alive
Prepare a feast for my son’s alive

My son was dead, My son was lost
My son’s returned in the hands of God

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