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Sometimes we face trials that are just a bit beyond us and our comprehension. Others don't understand but we know we are going the right way. How did Jesus do it? What did He see that night in Gethsemane before facing the cross? Scripture says that because of the joy set before Him, He endured the cross. I think He had a vision of what the cross was going to do for all of us. I think He actually saw us in the future and it gave Him great joy. He carried that vision through the cross. What is the joy set before us? Do we have a vision, a dream? Carry it with you. Stay focused.
I wrote this song in 1993 when I was going through some very difficult circumstances and am sharing it now. It's been my first chance to get into our studio to produce it. I hope it helps to encourage you on your journey and any circumstances you might be facing. Fly higher...
A vision was given me, laid out before me.
Walk this way, my son and I’ll lead you on.
He told me of storms, of fires and floods,
I gave Him my all, I put my trust in Him.
Though nothing could prepare me for the things that I would face,
Times of misunderstandings and times of loneliness;
The Lord, He never left me and now I can see,
On the other side of the cross, there is joy.
Many have fallen and many have failed,
Their hopes and dreams, laying dead on the ground.
The storms took their toll, the fires and floods,
And now, all that’s left, is the One Who’s up above,
Rise up and walk, rise up and be healed,
Rise up in love, O child of God.
Jesus, Your wisdom is foolishness to man,
The way to success is a pathway leading down.
You told me to bear my cross, to die to this world
And now I am free, with freedom from these chains.
released November 26, 2015
words/music - Joseph James
performed/produced by - Joseph James/VaryMedia
keys - Joseph James
guitar - Joseph James
bass - Joseph James
drums - Joseph James
Joseph James has been writing music and singing since 1988 and has now written over 200 songs. His music covers several
genres and he is now putting together some albums in his studio. He plays the keys, guitar, and drums. New songs will be added as they are completed....more