I decided to share the last two songs included on the "Defend the Orphan" CD project through a video reflection of God's grace in 2011 at Imago Dei Church. May our Gracious God make His face shine upon us that His saving power be made known among the nations...
First, the story of Our Prayer...
While serving at our previous church, Tony wrote a Christmas prayer one year. My sweet friend, Lisa, and I took that prayer, added additional words and wrote a melody. It continues to be our prayer as we seek to know our Creator God and make Him known...
Second, the abbreviated story of This God...
I wrote this song while preparing to lead worship for fabulous Christian writer and speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs, who came to share at a women's church event...
I hope you enjoy the video journey and music...
(Words by Tony & Kimberly Merida, Lisa Pigott; Music by Kimberly Merida & Lisa Pigott)
Open our eyes that we may see Christ's glory
Open our hearts that we may feel His love
Open our mouths that we may declare His praise
Open our hands that we may share His grace
This is our prayer, Lord we want to see Your glory
Our heart's desire to see Your kingdom come
To be Your hands and feet among the nations
For Yours is the power, forever, amen.
(Words and Music by Kimberly Merida)
This God His way is perfect
The Word of the Lord proves true
He is a shield for all who seek Him for refuge
For who is God but the Lord?
And who is a rock except our God?
This God, the Lord Almighty
He is the One and Only
Through Christ His life and peace is known by the humble
This God, the King of Ages
He overcomes my darkness
His glory bright and pure, His Word it will endure
This God, this God, this God
He reigns forever
The Lord lives and blessed be my Rock
And exalted be the God of my salvation