Brother Ron Barnes
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Praise Him Every Day
Copyright 2003 Ron Barnes

I'm not alone. He leads me home
When I start to stray.
And that is why I praise him every day.

When darkness gathers all around me
And I'm surrounded by a sea of woe.
When troubled waters start to drown me
And I think I have nowhere to go.
When I reach out for a helping hand
And there's no one there to answer the call.
When I feel I have no place to stand
And I feel like I'm about to fall.

He lifts me up. He fills my cup until it overflows.
I trust in Him above all men 'cause I know that He knows
The road for me through eternity. He will find the way.
And that is why I praise Him every day.

Flute solo

When my dreams lie shattered in pieces
And I'm consumed with dark despair
When every day my sorrow increases
When clouds of darkness fill the air,
When my troubles threaten to defeat me
And I think that there's nowhere to turn,
I have a friend who's always there to meet me
And teach the lessons that I need to learn.

He comforts me. He makes me see the strength within my soul.
He helps me find the peace of mind that heals and makes me whole.
He leads me to what I must do to make it through the day.
And that is why I praise him every day.

I have a peace that passes all understanding.
I have a joy that I can't explain.
I have a friend who is never demanding.
I have a friend who eases all my pain.
I have no fear of what may lay before me.
He gives me everything that I may need.
I have a friend who will never ignore me.
I have a friend who is a friend indeed.

So let the day bring what it may. I will surely rise.
Because I see there's hope for me When I look in His eyes.

Inside my heart, there is a part of God's undying love.
That gives to me the surety of grace from up above.

This world is not the sum of what my father's given me.
He has in store so much more than these poor eyes can see.  

At Calvary, he paid for me a debt I can't repay.
That is why I praise Him every day.
And that is why I praise him every day.
Yes, that is why I praise Him every day.