Spiritual Songs: Sinner Woman, “Beauty for Ashes”, Precious Blood

Spiritual Songs: Sinner Woman, “Beauty for Ashes”, Precious Blood

 

This week we have three songs from my wife, Sheri, which I requested to share along with the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs from my collections of Spiritual Poetry encountered in the Christian Churches in my pilgrimage. Hopefully I’ll share three from another that I’ve requested next week. I offer also to anyone known to me who wishes to add to this collection by the end of the year, that if they send me or post to me their two three favorites I’ll do my best to include them.
My wife has her own story of her life in Christ; we crossed paths some 39 years ago (1978), and these songs came out of our shared experiences in the Lord and with each other. Of course she has many dozen of songs, but these are three she has given me to share. (The punctuations or lack thereof is also hers by intent and style.)

1.
The  Sinner Woman

1
There once was a woman
A sinner was she
Her heart was so lonely
She longed to  be free
To be loved! to be loved!
This was her cry
And then, came the day
That, Jesus passed by

2
She came gently crying
And, washing His feet
Her hair softly wiping
The tears she did  weep
How He cared! how He cared!
This Man so fair
Loved a poor woman
His grace, He did share

3
She kneeling and weeping
Came, kissing His feet
Her perfume so costly
Repentance so sweet
He was touched! He was touched!
Heart full of need
The wounds she did feel
He only could heal

4
The man who sat with Him
He thought in his heart
If He were a prophet
He’d know of her lot
How she loved! how she loved!
‘Woman of sin
And, He spoke to her
“Your sins are forgiven.”

5
“Your faith, it has saved you
This was His reply
She went out so peaceful
Her heart was satisfied
He forgave! He forgave!!!
This gentle Man
Who can forgive sin?
Only our  God can!
(Who can forgive sin?
Only our God can!)

Sheri Miles   1994.  (c).  Luke 7. (Used with permission.)

2.
“Beauty for Ashes”

Isaiah 61:3 Chorus:
He gave, Beauty, for ashes
Joy, for my mourning
And the, garment of praise
For the ache in my soul  (2x)

1
I look, to Jesus
To lift me from ashes
I wait, on you Lord
To breathe life in me
In Your, sweet presence
I find my purpose
In the, glad tidings
Of faith, hope and love

(Chorus:)

In contemplation,
I find redemption
Beauty surrounds me
As, I hope in You
Life’s pulse, I’m feeling
Death has been vanquished
In the deep longings
Of Spirit and soul

(Chorus:)

My Hope, is living
Faith is believing
The valley, I walked through
Though dark, now is gone
Love, lead me onward
Guide me to heaven
I walk, with Jesus
No longer, alone

(Chorus:)

You, gave, Beauty, for ashes
Joy, for my mourning
And the, garment of Praise
For the ache in my soul  (2x)

Sheri Miles 11/11/03 Copyright (c) 2004. (Used with permission.)

3.
“Your Blood is Precious to Me”

1
You are the Man, Who died for me
Your body bled on Calvary’s  tree
Your head hung down so pale and weak
The blood ran down my Masters ‘ cheek
I bow before You, on bended knee
This sight, -my Master is too great for me
I’ll sigh, the prayer of repentance to Thee
Your blood, my Master, is precious to me
2
Nails pierced Your hands, the sword pierced Your side
Naked and shamed, my Savior You died
Blood ran that day from Your open wounds
Sacrifice slain for my sin (and yours)
I bow before You, on bended knee
This sight, my Savior is too great for me
I’ll sigh, the prayer of repentance to Thee
Your blood, my Savior, is precious to me
3
Men wiped, Your blood, from the ground
Hating the sight, the stained cloth thrown down
Your blood was seen as common to them
Hearts cold to God, religiously sinned
I bow before You, on bended knee
This sight, my Jesus is too great for me
I’ll sigh, the prayer of repentance to Thee
Your blood, my Jesus, is precious to me
4
I bow before You, on bended knee
This sight, Lord Jesus is too great for me
I’ll sigh, the prayer of repentance to Thee
Your blood, Lord Jesus, is precious to me
Your blood, Lord Jesus, is so precious to me

Sheri Miles,  August 2005. (c). (Used with permission.)

About mjmselim

Male, 64, born in Jamaica, USA since 1961; cobbler for 40 years, Christian since 1969; married to same wife since 1979; 6 daughters and 2 sons, with 7 grandkids. Slowly adapting to the digital world of computers and internet; hobby in digital editing.
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