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Forever and Always

"I will extol You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever and ever.
Everyday I will bless You and praise Your name forever and ever" (Psalm 145:1-2)

Cape Coral Sunbeams

 

VERSE

1.   Each moment is a treasure,
         A present to employ,
      Not chasing fleeting pleasures,
         But finding lasting joy.
      The truth that Christ is risen,
         It changes everything;
      My hopes, my dreams, my passions,
         Now center on my King!

CHORUS

1.   I live to serve my Savior,
         Not just to seize the day;
      But to lay hold of glory,
         Forever—
         Forever and always!

VERSE

2.   I'm holding on to glory
         Through storms and trials and tears.
      I'm anchored in a promise
         That drives away all fears.
      Though all around me changes,
         My plans and prospects fail,
      I have a risen Savior,
         Whose purpose will prevail!

CHORUS

2.   I live to serve my Savior,
         Not just get through the day;
      But to lay hold of glory,
         Forever—
         Forever and always!

VERSE

3.  This life can change so quickly;
         Sometimes we just hold on.
      What seems today so certain,
         Tomorrow can be gone.
      But Jesus never changes,
         Forever He's the same;
      To shout and sing His praises
         Will ever be my aim!

CHORUS

3.   I live to serve my Savior,
         No matter come what may;
      I am pressing on to glory,
         Forever—
         Forever and always!

BRIDGE

      I'll set my gaze upon the cross,
      And count this world as all but loss.
      I'll set my gaze upon the cross,
      And count this world as all but loss.

CHORUS

1.   I live to serve my Savior,
         Not just to seize the day;
      But to lay hold of glory,
         Forever—
         Forever and always!

TAG

      I am pressing on to glory,
         Forever—
         Forever and always!

WORDS: Ken Puls, November 2011
MUSIC: Rebecca Ascol Sissons, December 2011
THEME: Aiming for Eternity

The idea for this song came from teaching a Bible study at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, on July 27, 2011. The Bible study was on the topic of "Aiming for Eternity." The morning after the study (July 28), while out walking with my wife, I came up with the words for the first chorus. I always try to keep pencil and paper, or a voice recorder, at hand to record ideas for songs. That morning, however, my notepad and recorder were left at home. Fortunately my wife had her iPhone with her; she typed the words and emailed them to me.

Words and Music ©2011 Kenneth A Puls and Rebecca Ascol Sissons
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Recorded at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, March 16, 2014
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In Vocal Key: Bb
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In Vocal Key: Bb
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In Guitar Key: G
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