From the recording A Brand New Day (a poem)

written in August 2021

Lyrics

Let this be a brand new day when
Fear falls away and faith rises like the noonday sun.
Let the approval of my Maker fall on me like a mantle
As I call to mind a time long ago
When I didn’t compare myself, or try so hard,
and the chains of doubt had yet to mar my heart

Let this be the day when fear falls away
and freedom comes in like a flood.
To wash away forever self-reliance
And place all of my confidence in Jesus,
no longer in flesh and blood.

Let this be a brand new day when
You, alone, Jesus heal my heart completely
Mold my heart altogether perfectly,
and hold my heart entirely for your glory.

Let this be the day when I finally break away
From my desire to please people instead of You, Lord
Let this be a brand new day when I am free from the idol of me,
and Your approval, Jesus, is my only sweet reward.

Let this be a brand new day when
Fear falls away and faith rises like the noonday sun.
When Your pleasure, Jesus, is all I want
The brand new day has just begun.