Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to some of the songs written & released by Evangelist.Bernard for your reference.Bro.Bernard has written over a 100 songs so please email if you are looking for lyrics that are not found here.

1. Give thanks
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Give thanks to the Lord
For His mercy endureth forever
His mercy endureth forever

Oh give thanks
Give thanks to the Lord
For His mercy endureth forever
His mercy endureth forever

Praise Him for His faithfulness
Praise Him for His grace
Praise Him for His sacrifice

Sins He has erased
Worthy of honor
Worthy of grace
Jesus our savior
We praise

2. I need you Jesus
Bernard Clifford; Bernard Clifford

Lost and forgotten in a world
That’s filled with pain
I’ve never found a friend
So true

When all is lost and gone
I know you’d still remain
Just as I am
I come to you

I need you Jesus
I need you LOrd
I need your mercies to carry on

Come live within me
In you I’m strong
More of you each
And everyday

Far from your love
I’ve strayed until
I lost my way

Lost in the dark
until you came
Now that I’m found in you
I want you near to stay
Your presence in my life
I claim

You are the one who fits
my heart with joy
In you my life is made complete

Your awesome presence
is my heart’s desire
More of you each
And everyday

Don’t play with fire
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

When I was li’l boy
Mamma used to say
You can play with all toys sonny
But with fire just don’t play

Never knew the reason
Never knew the pain
Captured in the holocaust
The scars could still remain

Don’t play with fire
Don’t get your fingers burnt
Don’t play with fire
There are lessons that you’ll learn

Life ain’t school laboratory
No experiment
You may look into history
And see what they learnt
The old farmer’s proverb
You reap what you sow

Said again in God’s word
Read it and you’ll know
The devil is a liar
he’s on the prowl
Hold on to Jesus
He’ll save your soul

3. Blues in time
Bernard Clifford; Bernard Clifford

Days are drawing near
THe light begins to fade
The time you own is
slippin’ away

Chaos and confusion
Fills each passing day
Moments turns to madness
Hopes at bay

The winds are quickly changing
Less time to rearrange
Battles ships are closer In range

Signs of time revelaing
Prophesies fulfill
Ain’t no use
if hearts harden still

The times you’ve now been given
Soon will pass away
Quickly as the twinkle of the eye

All you have is one life
Soon could pass away
What you do for Jesus
Is go’nna stay

So cleanse yourself Oh people
Turn from evil ways
Give into His redeeming grace

Righteousness and mercy
For all who would believe
Before the dark days gather
Come receive

4.The Loser’s blues
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

I’ve read a story of a foolish man
Who stored all his riches
In a great big barn

And said to his soul
don’t worry baby
You can rock’ n roll
drink and be merry

That night as he snored
on his land so grand
Then came the Lord
and shook his hand

“Your soul I need no time ot plead
Your life ain’t eternal
you’re wrong indeed”

You can store store up all your riches
Have all what you want
You can bask in sinful pleasure
and all that life can grant

You could rule this whole big world
With people at your feet
But what odes it profit a man
if he gains the whole world
And loses his soul

There was a poor man – named Lazarus
Lived at the gates of a great palace
In there live a man in fine linen
They both had to leave
to hell and Heaven

At Abraham’s side Lazarus snuggled
But back there in hell the other wriggled
He called out to Abes “Please send me
Your chum..
I need some water – from the tip o fhis thumb”

You had all what you wanted
In your material world
But just a doggy pack
On Lazarus was hurled

For the life back on earth
they reaped just what they sowed
What does it profit a man
If he gains the whole world
And loses his soul

I’m not against your riches
So please don’t get me wrong
Your soul you need to save
That’s why I wrote this song

You can own a Cadillac – be a megalomaniac
If your living without Jesus
there is nothing you get back
You could store up all your treasures
Free from moth and rust

In Heaven there’s a place
A God whom you can trust
Confess your every sin
Let Jesus live within
Cause what does it proft a man
If he gains the whole world
And loses his soul

5. Free
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Darkness stood around me
Sorrow in disguise
The gates of hell seemed open
The sun would never rise

With a heavy heart I stand
To bid my last farwell
And I never understand
What my feelings do compell

The mirror on the wall tells me who I am
The Bible points the way
Behold the lamb
That takes away your sin
And gives you peace within

Shades of misery creeps into my life
No one to take away my sorrow
Oh my Lord I trust in thee
The future reigns with thee forever
Oh by grace I’m set free

Wounded for our transgressions
Bruised for every sin
The chastisement of our peace He bore
He healed each wounded soul
He was oppressed and afflicted

Yet He opened not His mouth
Like a lamb led for the slaughter
To give us peace and hope
Come unto Him those who labor

He will give you rest Oh weary soul
You’ll never be the same
Cause Jesus is His name

6. Nothing can stop
Bernard Clifford; Bernard Clifford

Promises unfailing,
the Holy Spirit has been giving
With power & love
for my receiving

I see the sun arising
And I can see
the mountains melting
As I feel the flow of his anointing

Nothing can stop the miracle (3)
God has for me
Nothing can stop the miracle (3)
In my life

The Lord of Hosts has purposed
His hand is stretched
And none can turn it
The power of His might
Who can reverse it?

Manifestations that go beyond imagination
Nothing can stop this celebration

His word’s been written
Right on my heart
New things shall spring forth
Now is the start

7. Oh what peace
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Wandering alone in wild circles
Life was a stretch of riddles
Just couldn’t see was so very blind
In search of the peace of mind

Life changed as I realized there was a God above
Who could see
Who cared enough to give me peace & love

Oh what peace! Peace in my heart
Since they day I found you
Joy that fills. My cup overflows
I will follow you

Jesus you are the prince of peace
In you my soul is complete
I will lay down in green pastures

You lead me besides still waters
Why me? Did I deserve for you to pay the price
Now I’m free
‘cause you opened up my eyes & made me see

On the cross of Calvary
Crucified to set me free (Oh yeah)
Open your eyes & you could see
The path of peace for you & me (Oh yeah)

8. Outlaw
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Hey everybody now
its time to listen
I’ve got some good news
for your information

You may be sick
And tired of living in sin
Break out those chains
And take this information

Be the outlaw-eternally free
The outlaw-If you believe
The outlaw – Just ask & receive
Out of the law now set free

A servant to the law-slave
to all those rules
Born in religion-bred
by those old schools

You try & try again
you will never succeed
Only by grace
you could truly be freed

Freed by the law
of the Spirit of life
There ain’t no better way
for you to survive

Jesus is the one
who could truly qualify
By His precious blood
all sin could nullify

9. The battle is the Lord’s
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Surrounded by the cares of life
That brings me to my knees
Shivers down my spine thought the battle was mine
I tried & cried for victory

But end up hopelessly
Can make it on my own
Lord I feel like going home
Searching for the Holy armour in every single page

The enemy’s too strong
And I only see his rage
Blinded by confusion filled with darkness & despair
The sun does rise as I realize

The battle is the Lord’s
He fights a mighty army
The battle is the Lord’s
And he’d fight it out for me

The battle is the Lord’s
He fought it upon calvary
The battle is the Lord’s
And he won the victory

The enemy sure knows to lure
Disaster’s what I fear
I’m pushed against the wall
Oh I just can’t bear

Can’t step aside nowhere to hide
I feel like turning back
Can’t figure out a way
To run the winner’s track

When the crown of life that sparkles bright seems a mirage far away
When flesh & blood has failed
I close my eyes & pray
Persecution & temptation defy & come my way
I call on Him & I say

With the saviours mighty power
You don’t need to face defeat
Though the warfare’s right within you
All you need is to believe

10. Worthy
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

You are worthy you’re worthy
Worthy of all praise to you
Our hearts we raise

You are worthy you’re worthy
Of glory and honor forever and ever
(wisdom and power)

Son of God – Almighty
Who is like unto thee
Lamb of God that was slain
King above all domain

11. Unconditional Love
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Are you going thru those times
When a love you thought was strong
Fades away leaving you forlorn?
When everything goes wrong
Your hopes and dreams all gone
And deep inside you hurt so very long

When your heart breaks
And the earth beneath you quakes
There’s a love you need to know about
Someone who gave His life
To reveal his love for you

Unconditional love
Never changing – never failing
Unconditional love
No matter what you are
No matte what you’ve done
Unfailing love

Have you ever felt discouraged
Has the world forsaken you
You built your hopes
when those walls came tumbling through
Did you fail to recognise
that their hearts were cold as ice

Our human love can only sympathise
There’s love that suffers long
That never seeks its’ own
That bears all things
endures all things
That’s why I want to sing
That Jesus died for you

You can look beyond tomorrow
And forget your yesterdays
If you need a friend
He’ll stay to the end

Never leave you come what may
Cause he knows just how
you pass each lonesome day
In His loving hand
your burdens lay

12. Glory! Glory!
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Glory Glory Jesus
To you we bring our praises
Glory Glory Jesus
Almighty God

Great in power is the Lord
That we serve
One whose worthy of Praise
None in all this earth can we compare
You are the mighty King

13. Arise and shine
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Arise and shine
For they light has come
Arise and shine
For the glory of the Lord has come upon

Darkness shall cover
all of the earth
The Lord shall be
thine everlasting life
The days of your
mourning shall end

14. You are the rewarder
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

You are the rewarder
Of those who seek your face
You are the rewarder
Of those who seek your face

In the time of trouble
You’ll answer to my cry
Set me up on high
As I seek your face

I will ever praise you
I’ll magnify your name
coz you’re the rewarder
Deliverer from shame

By your grace
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Only by your grace Oh Lord
Only by your grace
Not by works that we should boast
By your grace we’re saved

Only by your mercies Lord
Only by your blood
Justified in righteousness
By your grace we stand

15. Redeemed from destruction
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

Redeemed my life from destruction
Forgave my sins and
gave me peace within

Destroyed the yoke you
destroyed my guilt
You set me free with your salvation

I wanna thank you Lord
I wanna praise you Lord
You gave me hope
You gave me reason to rejoice

I wanna thank you Lord
I wanna praise you Lord
You made my life complete
with peace and joy

In your righteousness
I am standing right
Not by works,
not by power or might

I walk in faith
Not by what I see
As I speak your word
there is victory
(I wanna thank you…)

You blot out all my transgressions
You paved the way for my salvation
You answer me when I call
Evil lies shall not befall

You healed my body
healed my mind
I live in health
By your precious stripes

By your favor
Oh Lord you grant me grace
Your joy Oh Lord
Lightens up my face
( In your righteousness…)

16. Walking Blues
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

I keep on walkin this narrow road
that leads me home

there are broader roads around me
But they’d only take me
far away from home

The Holy Bible is my guide
On my way home

Other books upon the shelf
Can hardly ever help me
On my way home

Through ups and downs
But solid ground
I’m on my way home

He holds me when I’m falling
And keeps me ever going
On my way home

The cross before The world behind
I’d never, ever, have to ask for more

I keep on walkin this narrow road
That leads me home
There are broader roads around me
But they’d only take me
Far away from home

Lush green pastures lay ahead
On my way home

Blue or green around me
My Lord is what I see
On my way home

THough satan tries to knock me down
On my way home

A wall of fire surrounds me
he cannot rise against me
On my way home

I just keep jammin this old guitar
On my way home

I keep jammin for my Jesus
Cause he brought my broken pieces
And made me whole

17. Unwanted kid
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

The curtain rises the crowd begins to cheer
“Unwanted kids” the name is bright and clear
Hell bent for hearts to fear
loud enough the deaf can hear
As the lead guitar penetrates the stuffy air

Mesmerizing songs they scream and sing
Praise and worship to the devil’s king
An ordinary school boy though
in his eyes innocence glow
Dying to live to make a living show

Rock rebellion join and start to roll
Dressed in black he’s got a mighty hold
Sin made life quite insipid
He thought on stage from God he hid
But God still loved this unwanted kid

God loved the unwanted kid
Whom they wanted to get rid
Sent His only Son to die for him
On the cross of calvary
crucified to set him free
If only his blinded eyes could see
What Jesus had in store for you and me

When school began they met at movie halls
To plot their show in friendship that was false
Peer pressure’s the name of the game
Adolescence drove insane
As Mom and Dad they hung their heads in shame

The time had come for friends to say goodbye
His sinful life could never satisfy
Loneliness and misery the past had repaid severley
As darkness hid this unwanted kid

Oh! the days went by he met the Lord
He crucified his outstretched hand
Made him stand wiped his tears
And held his hand

Unwanted kid was wanted after all
to serve the King of Kings
And Lord of Lords

His sinful past nailed on the tree
Jesus’ blood had set him free
No more the unwanted kid
No more the unwanted kid

18.Mirror
Words and Music by; Bernard Clifford

I wake up in the morning
And I face my looking glass
Quite a funny sight but that’s OK

A scrub a brush and in a flash
Its time to catch the bus
Internal memory is still fresh

Reflections that I see simplu can’t forget
Monitors all that I need to know
Better recognition I can never ever get
No illusions the facts just have to flow

the Bible is to me
Just like the mirror that we see
Letters turn to life when you believe

Word of God from Heaven
Who created you and me
Tells the truth of all that you could be
What it says is more thatn what I know of me

Perception from the throne of Heaven above
Tells of sacrifice that offers righteous guarantee
His image from glory to glory

In the mirror I see no condemnation
In the mirror there a righteous declaration
In the mirror I see His holy vision
Can you see what I see?

In the mirror there’s reconcilliation
In the mirror mercy filled salvation
In the mirror there’s joyful jubiliation
Can you see what I see?

I wake up in the morning
And I read the Word of God
Boy a glorious sight is what I see
All I need to do is just believe
All that I read

And end up saying Amen let it be
The image of the Lord I simplu can’t forget
No matter how all people look at me
If this crazy world can’t figure what I see
Can it change what’s written out for me

19.My Feet Are Set

My feet are set upon
My feet are firm upon the Rock
He is the Rock
My feet are high upon
My feet are high upon the Rock

Jesus is the Rock
My firm foundation Refuge & strength
My Lord my Rock (The solid Rock)
There is no other No other Rock
He’s the only Rock Jesus is the Rock

My house is built upon
My hope is built upon the Rock
He is the Rock
My house is built on high
My hope is built upon the Rock

Jesus is the Rock
No storm can shatter, No wind assail
Upon the Rock, (the solid Rock)
No mighty river No flood can rise
Upon the Rock ,Jesus is the Rock

20.By Your Grace

Only by your grace Oh Lord
Only by your grace
Not by works that we should boast
By your grace we’re saved

Only by your mercies Lord
Only by your blood
Justified in righteousness
By your grace we stand

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