Lyrics

Honest

Pretend (The PK Song) 

Sheri LaFontaine/BMI

 

A house of glass seems to be my home

All I ask is that you’re careful with that stone

I struggle just like anyone else

My greatest enemy is myself

 

Now this may come as a bit of a shock

You may think I’m perfect but I’m not

I’m just trying to do my best

But it’s hard to breathe beneath this mask

 

It’s high time you knew the truth

I need a savior just like you do

So please excuse this work that isn’t through

And I won’t pretend with you

 

Don’t have a clue what you’re going through

It’s got me thinking it’s best to not judge you

We are called to very different lives

Your faults are not at all like mine

 

Now I’d like to thank the academy

For best new role in honesty

I’ll pray for you and you pray for me

Til we’re all just where we need to be

What Are You Doing Right Now

Sheri LaFontaine/Centergy Music/BMI

 

Got the call one year today

That in the night you’d slipped away

Into the place we’d dreamed about

I know you’re there without a doubt

Thoughts of you come all of the time

I just can’t get you off my mind

I’m sure there’s just so much to do

And I’ve been wondering what you’re up to 

 

What are you doing right now

I’d love to see the picture somehow

Streets of gold and gates of pearl

All the beauties of the other world

I’d give anything and then some more

To take a peek through Heaven’s door

If glory would allow. 

What are you doing right now

 

Sitting here imagining

Your conversation with the King

Your battles fought. Your victory’s won

You’ve heard the Master say Well done

Guess I’ll wait to see with my eyes

Don’t want to spoil the big surprise

But like a child I long know

Wish I could pull the shade from that window

Making Up Our Own God (PK Song)

Sheri LaFontaine 

 

His Love means approval

Mercy now condones

His loving kindness means never saying no

Making up our own god as we go

 

His will means you’re happy

Christians always glow

Doing what feels right must be good for the soul

Making up our own god as we go

 

Let’s be very real

Sometimes we go by what we feel

Thinking God must think the way we do

Lay aside the word and let your conscience be your guide

Making up our own version of Christ

 

We blend in to win them

Worship is a show

Sharing a Jesus the Bible wouldn’t know

Making up our own god as we go

 

Now Peace is the answer

But truth rocks the boat

Go tell the pastor to just go with the flow

Making up our own god as we go

 

His ways are higher

Higher, than we will ever know

So let’s wake up

(and) Don’t make up our own god as we go

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

Phil McHugh/Dayspring Music(a div. of Word Inc.)/BMI

 

Even though the winds aren't still

And the waves continue tossing me

From the storm I call His name

For relief from things distressing me

Now so quietly it comes

Strength to find my course again

Though He does so much for me

His sweetest gift will always be

 

Peace in the midst of the storm

Peace in the midst of the storm

I cry to Him for mercy

And His great love takes the form

Of peace in the midst of the storm

 

What tomorrows hold, will they hold

Joy and sadness coming day by day

But I will not be afraid

Though I know some storms

Will come my way

Let my enemy be sure

I will not be lost at sea

There will never come a time

That with prayer l cannot find
 

All Present and Accounted For 

Sheri LaFontaine/Donna Marie King/©2013 Journey Press Music/BMI

 

One by one they join the chorus

Of the redeemed, the saints of the Lord

Gathered together in one accord

All present and accounted for

 

Not one is missing

Not one left behind

Each name is listed

In the Lamb’s book of life

What a great celebration as the Father reports

All present and accounted for

 

Oh the joy. All the surprises

Family they claimed now stand by their side

Finally united forevermore

All present and accounted for

I’m Rich

P.L. Huffman, Jr/Beaver Lake Music 

 

I'm rich in faith and hope and love

I got more than my share

I'll be movin' to my mansion just over in glory

Where I'm a rightful heir

 

My father owns the cattle on a thousand hills

I believe I own at least one

I stand in amazement to see his face

Knowin' that I'm his son

 

I've a guardian angel watchin' me

He'll go everywhere

But when I need my father in a heaven up above

I pray just a simple prayer

 

He's redeemed and forgiven me for all of my sins

He took me in

He's buildin' me a mansion beyond compare

Hallelujah I'm a millionaire

Can’t Give Up Now

Curtis Burrell / @2000 Savgos Music, Inc. / BMI

There will be mountains

That I will have to climb

And there will be battles

That I will have to fight

But victory or defeat

It's up to me to decide

But how can I expect to win

If I never try

 

I just can't give up now

I've come too far from where

I started from

Nobody told me

The road would be easy

And I don't believe He's brought me this far

To leave me

 

Never said there wouldn't be trials

Never said I wouldn't fall

Never said that everything would go

The way I want it to go

But when my back is against the wall

And I feel all hope is gone

I'll just lift my head up to the sky

And say help me to be strong, oh

 

Oh, I know You didn't bring me

Out here to leave me lonely, oh no

Even when I can't see clearly

I know that You are with me so I can't

One Day When I Go to Heaven 

F.T. Naude and Sheri LaFontaine

 

One day when I go to Heaven I’m gonna sit down with my Lord 3X

One day when I, I go Home

 

Oh Brother Moses, sit you down

And share with me, the parting sea

The burning bush, the holy ground

Up on the mount, with God alone 

Holding the law, He wrote in stone

You saw His glory so divine

So bright it made, your face to shine

Oh Sister Mary - sit you down

Go on and tell, Just how it felt

Having the Son of God around

From the cradle - to the tomb

The risen Christ - the upper room

The Spirit came with rushing wind 

And you were filled with God again

 

Oh Brother David – sit you down

Sing me a song – pick any one

Tell how Goliath hit the ground

And of the battles won and lost

The wrongs that carried such a cost

Yet God in love, still took your part

Called you a man, after His heart

 

Tell the story, paint the sky

With colored pictures

Tell me who, when and why

Tell the story, Tell everything

And when it’s over, Tell it once again.

 

Oh Precious Jesus, I kneel down

To worship you. You’ve brought me through. 

And at your feet I lay my crown 

Now I could ask about your grace

Bout why you cared to take my place

But I do not need to question why

The love is written in your eyes 

Greater 

Glover Benjamin, Garcia David Arthur, Cochran Nathan Fay, Graul Barry Earl, Millard Bart Marshall, Shaffer Robin Troy, Scheuchzer Mike

 

Bring your tired

And bring your shame

Bring your guilt

And bring your pain

Don't you know that's not your name

You will always be much more to me

Every day I wrestle with the voices

That keep telling me I'm not right

But that's alright

'Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed

When others say I'll never be enough

And greater is the One living inside of me

Than he who is living in the world

In the world

In the world

And greater is the One living inside of me

Than he who is living in the world

 

Bring your doubts

And bring your fears

Bring your hurt

And bring your tears

There'll be no condemnation here

You are holy, righteous and redeemed

Every time I fall

There'll be those who will call me

A mistake

Well that's okay

 

There'll be days I lose the battle

Grace says that it doesn't matter

'Cause the cross already won the war

He's Greater, He's Greater

I am learning to run freely

Understanding just how He sees me

And it makes me love Him more and more

He's Greater, He's Greater

 

 

Only You Can Save

Sheri LaFontaine/Songs of  Greater Vision/BMI

 

What can I do to change a soul’s desire

What can I say to set a heart on fire

Lord it seems my struggle is in vain

When You’re the only one who brings real change

 

I can pray, I can claim

I can speak in faith

Try to live in front of them the Christian way

Bear the sacrifice of love

Try to give the way You gave

But only You

Lord, Only You can save

 

I see the hurt, that only You can heal

You see the heart and everything revealed

Open up their eyes for mercy’s sake

And may You be the only choice they make

I’m Not Going Anywhere 

Sheri LaFontaine 

 

If I could say anything about my enemy

Never has he given up on me

With all the times before

We’ve met on battleground

He should know the score

He should know by now

 

I’m not going anywhere

This is more than just a prayer

Though the winds may blow 

My soul belongs to God alone

And I will never walk away

Though I battle every day

To satan’s plan

I stand here to declare

I’m not going anywhere

 

If I could say anything about the God I serve

He’s given more grace than I deserve

With all the times I’ve failed

And let fear take control 

Still His love prevailed

And in my heart I know 

 

To whom shall I go

He’s my only source of hope

There is nothing, there is no one

Who can compare

 

Tag

I’m not going anywhere.

I’m holding to the truth

I’m not going anywhere

No, I shall not be moved.

I’m not going anywhere

No Record of Wrong 

Vanessa VanWyk, Wesley VanWyk

 

The Lord is nigh to them that have a broken heart

And He bindeth the wounds of the spirit

He says come to me, all ye that are weary

And I will provide, what is needed to heal it

If shattered feelings take control and your hearts been hurt before

There is something you should know

It’s freedom’s way of writing wrong

Where broken hearts can be made strong

And it comes by letting go

 

Forgiveness is better than bitterness and letting go than holding on

So witness the art of deliverance 

Cause love keeps no record of wrong

Love keeps no record of wrong 

 

So have ye ought against any other man

Are you hindering the plan, God promised

Maybe the sun has come down upon your wrath

But His mercies are new, new every morning

So let us start to live our lives

Patterned after Jesus Christ 

Showing mercy every day

Cultivating love that lasts

Let the past be in the past 

Letting freedom have it’s way 

 

Be kind to one another, merciful and tenderhearted 

Forgiving your brother just as Jesus Christ has forgive you.

Something More

New Every Morning
Sheri LaFontaine
Centergy Music/BMI

Waking up to God's sweet face
Basking in the grace
Closing tight memory's door
Of the stormy night before
I never thought I'd see the light of day
But...

His mercies are new every morning
And joy comes with the dawning
Birds are singing, freedom's ringing
It's a brand new day
'Cause His mercy is new every morning

Creation sings His reveille
It's a sunrise symphony
Refreshing as the morning dew
His rays of hope come shining through
Promising forgiveness full and free
Well...

The coffee's steaming
The sunlight's streaming down
I must be dreaming 'cause yesterday's
Heartache can't be found

 

I Love This Living For Him
Sheri LaFontaine
Centergy Music/BMI

I love this living for Him
I love this calling the Savior my Friend
Looking back to where I've been
I love this living, I love this living for Him

Since the day that I met Him
Since the brand new start
Since the sweet surrender of my heart
Closer than a brother
The Lord has been to me
There will never be another
Life I lead

Now some days are a struggle
I'll admit, there's been a few
But in the midst of trouble
His love holds true
And if I'll just keep trusting
I'll see the light of day
It's all a part of walking
This gospel way

 

I Could Have Been Something
Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Publishing/BMI

She was sitting there in the diner chair
When what she could have been, walked in
In designer wear with perfect hair
Their careers meant the world to them
She felt a tug on her clothes
And she looked down at her son
He was far too young to know
Still she knew she had to try
She had to make him realize

I could have been something
The world could have known my name
I could have done something
Worked my way to a life of fame
I could have held on tight
To this old life's greatest reward
I could have been something
But thanks to you
Now I'm something more

He was sitting there in his rocking chair
Beside his wife of forty years
As a younger man, he'd made big plans
But all those disappeared
Now his lap is filled with three grandkids
And his hand is filled with hers
And by the twinkle in his eye
She can read between the lines

Now I'm something more than what I ever could have dreamed

Thanks to the hand of God that is leading me



Congratulations
Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Publishing/BMI (God be With You 'Til We Meet)
Jeremiah E. Rankin/PD

 

 

Missing you already, but I know that you're at rest
Smiling through the tears, because you deserve the best
And I heard that you reached Glory's side today
So allow me to convey

Congratulations, you have made it
To where the angels trod
A celebration in the presence
Of Almighty God
And I sure wish I could be there
To hear Him say, "Well done"
Congratulations

Take your crown and wear it, With a robe of purest white
You are finally there, The graduation of your life
And though I'm left here, With feelings bitter-sweet
'Til we again shall meet

'Til we meet
'Til we meet
'Til we meet at Jesus' Feet



 

The Hand of the Lord

Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Publishing/BMI
(God Leads Us Along)
George A. Young/PD

In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet
God leads His dear children along
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet
God leads His dear children along
The hand of the Lord is leading me
The hand of the Lord is leading me
Ain't no need to worry, no need to fret
As long as I don't forget that
The hand of the Lord is leading me

Should I go or should I stay
Should I run on or walk away
Should I reach up high
Should I kneel down low
Direct me, Lord, 'cause where you lead I'll go
(Sure is good to know)

Show me now Your awesome plan
Show Your grace that I may stand
Show me everything You'd have me to be
And no matter where I go you take the lead
(Sure is good to see)

He found me when I was searchin'
He gave joy when I was sad
When the future looked uncertain
He gave peace for what's ahead
When I failed Him there was mercy
And He gave another try
When I'm in the lowest valley
He always lifts me high


Child, I Know the Plans I Have For You
Words and music by Sheri LaFontaine & Sue C. Smith
Christian Taylor Music/BMI/New Spring Publishing/ASCAP

Long before I met Him
God knew and called my name
He made a way to bring me
To the place where I got saved
And I see how He’s ordered
The steps that I’m taking
Each and every day
So my future is settled
With Him in Glory
And I can hear Him say

Child, I know the plans I have for you
That where I am you can be here too
I am here building, working on making
All of your dreams come true
Child, I know the plans I have for you

Sometimes my heart grows weary
And I sure long for home
I wonder how much longer
'Til He says it’s time to go
Whether it’s in the clouds with
The sound of the trumpet
Or crossing Jordan’s stream
Till I can be with Him
And dwell in His presence
His words will comfort me


New and Improved Me
Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Music/BMI

I picked up the phone and on the other end
My old friend said he'd been born again
Well, if you could have known him way back when
My old friend was sure livin' the life of sin
But he said, could we get together? I just gotta testify
God's done some renovating from within to the outside

He said, you'll love the new look
The smile on my face
Grace is what it took
To wash all my sins away
The change is extraordinary
Quite a sight to see
He said, you won't believe
The new and improved me

Well, I went to see what he was all about
And I found out that there could be no doubt
From all the guilt and sin, he'd been called out
Yeah, I found out the boy had taken a different route
And since we got together I just gotta testify
That God's still renovating from within to the outside

Since then I've done some rededicating of my own
And when God restored the joy, that's when I picked up the phone

And I said, you'll love the new look
The smile on my face
Grace is what it took
To wash all my sins away
The change is extraordinary
Quite a sight to see
I said, you won't believe
The new and improved me


Shine Like the Star You Are
Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Music/BMI

Hey there, chosen light of the world
Hiding all those rays
Come out from the bushel
Bring on the day
Don't you be ashamed

A city upon a hill cannot be hid
Let your light so shine among men
And burn like a beacon in the night so dark
Shine like the star you are
Shine like the star you are

Hey there, diamond in the rough
Sparking like the sun
Reflecting the beauty of God's love
You're a priceless one

Tried by fire keeps you shining brighter
So hold your head and your torch up high

 

This Inner Room
Sheri LaFontaine and F.T. Naude
Christian Taylor Music/BMI/SAMRO

Feels like I'm dreaming, but it's true
That You would give me so much love
To give back to You
This love I found
Not just any love
It's like manna pouring out
From Heaven above

This Inner Room
This holy place
Down on my knees
Seeking Your face
There's nowhere I
Would rather be
Than right here with You
In this Inner Room

Just want to stay here, where you are
A cleft for my soul, I know I'm home
Here in Your arms
This place I've found
Not just any place
It's a sanctuary of
Mercy and grace

Stealing away to Your presence
Stealing away to Your love


Harvest Time
Sheri LaFontaine
Christian Taylor Music/BMI

A cooler breeze dances through the cornfield tall and strong
And summer's rhythm fades with autumn's song
A pile of childhood memories surround like fallen leaves
And the smell of pumpkin pie, my senses seize

It's the season of thanksgiving
When all the family's meeting
And the only warmth is by the lights of home
Where the field is ripe and ready
Awaiting the gathering
We count the many blessings we have known
Where heart and Heaven rhyme
Harvest time

I can feel the changes, the breeze against my soul
The evening shadows make me long to go
A familiar voice is calling, my Father's arms await
What a perfect way to end the weary day

 

Everywhere
Jerry Kelso and Sheri LaFontaine/Christian Taylor Publishing/BMI

Everywhere I go
Every time I call
When I need You most
You hear and answer all
And I am well aware
That You are always there
Everywhere

Every hurt I feel
Every tear I cry
When my faith is low
You're still by my side
Even through despair
You hear my desperate prayer
Everywhere

Everywhere this life may lead
Everywhere this road takes meLord,
I know that You'll be there
And from this day until forever
We'll see it through together Hand in hand
Every little smile
Every happiness
When I feel You close
And know that I am blessed
I love that You are thereTo hear my joyful prayer
Everywhere

Some Previous Work

 

While I Wait
Sheri LaFontaine 2002
Centergy Music/BMI (adm. by ICG)

One day I’m gonna sail away
I can hardly wait ‘till then
Longing for the city
Where rejoicing never ends
Maybe I’m impatient
But I want it all right now
I’ll start the celebration
All that heaven will allow

While I wait I’ll keep on trying ng
To imagine like I’m already home
When He calls you’ll see me flyin’
To a land beyond the river where we’ll spend the sweet forever
I’ll start to celebrate while I wait

Some people think His coming
Is just our moment to fly
But I’ve found it’s a revelation
I can feel it inside
I’ll start the praises flowin’
On my last mile below
It’s my special way of showin’ Him
I’m ready to go


Vision of Tomorrow
Sheri LaFontaine 2002
Centergy Music/BMI (admin. by ICG)

Doors close in front of me
That were once familiar paths
Routine slips away from me
That I thought would always last
But here I stand at this crossroad
Unsure what God has planned
A whisper to my heart is heard
And by faith I understand
That...

God doesn’t let the sun set
Without a vision of tomorrow
And you’ll never see a shadow fall
Without Him knowing all
And If He should choose to close the door
Somewhere there’s a window
‘Cause God doesn’t let the sun set
Without a vision of tomorrow

I’ve been feeling a new direction
Calling for some time
Walking toward the great unknown
I feel as though I’m blind
But I know that You’re leading me
My destiny You hold
A new horizon waits ahead
Full of promise untold

So I’ll walk on though this road may be ending
There’s a brighter dawn
There’s a brand new beginning


I'm Saved
Sheri LaFontaine 2009
Christian Taylor Music /BMI a division of Daywind Music(admin by ICG)

When my life is over, it comes to an end,
I won't fear the Jordan, I'll step right on in,
Death's chilling water a passage of ease,
Bound for the home of the free

I'm saved (I'm saved) redeemed by His grace,
Destined to forever live,
I'm saved (I'm saved) fear is erased
From death, hell, and the grave,
I'm saved


There's joy in the journey, a peace in my soul,
Since God paid the price of my ticket home.
Oh grave where's your victory, death where's your sting,
You've got no hold on me

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