Verse one

(g)My Sanctuary – MY SOUL IT NEEDS TO REST

(c)My Sanctuary – SOME TIME BETWEEN LIFE’s TESTS

(g)My Sanctuary – The SOLACE THAT WE CRAVE

(d) The WILL, DESIRE, TO STAND BRAVE

                                       Bridge one

(g)My Sanctuary – SOME RELIEF from LIFE’s RAIN

(c)My Sanctuary – A LIGHT in LIFE’s DARKSHADE

(d) DISTRACTIONS LOSE THEIR PLACE

(c) THROUGH the MUD of LIFE’s RAT RACE

(g) ESCAPE THIS EARTHLY CRAZE

(g) SEEK a SAFE, SECURE PLACE

(d) THROUGH OUR LIVES’ CRAZY MAZE 

(c)WALKING BOTH DAZED, AMAZED

(g) WE NEED GOD’s MERCY 

(g) WE NEED GOD’s GRACE

(d) GOD’s PRESENCE IN MY HOME

(c) GOD IS OUR PEACE, MY SHALOM 

(g) A PLACE WHERE WISDOM SOWED

(g) A PLACE WHERE HOPE CAN GROW

(Em) THIS WORLD THAT’s CAUGHT IN TIME

(d)FORGETTING GOD’s FUTURE DIVINE

(c)STAGGERS CLUELESS, STEEPED IN CRIME

(Em)I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES

(d)PRAYING GOD, HELP ME PLEASE

(c)SANCTUARY   

                                                Verse two

(g)My Sanctuary –  LIFE’s HARDSHIPS TAKE THEIR TOLL

(c)My Sanctuary – GOD’s IRON FILLS MY SOUL

(g)My Sanctuary – THROUGH the UPS and the DOWNS

(d) HIS GIFT of GRACE, WILL MAKE ME WHOLE 

My Sanctuary – SHALOM, HE IS MY PEACE, 

My Sanctuary – MY BURDENS BRING HIS EASE

INSPIRATION, the QUEST to be the BEST

(d)My Sanctuary – 

FIND SOME PEACE of MIND, TO PASS AWAY the TIME

                                                      DISSOLVE the SANDS of TIME

IN GOD’s SHELTER I WILL DWELL

MY BURDENS BRING HIS EASE

My Sanctuary –GOD’s PEACE is MY REST, 

SHALOM, HE IS MY PEACE, MY BURDENS BRING HIS EASE

HIS ATONEMENT COVERS ME, HIS DISCIPLE IS ALL I NEED TO BE

SEEK and SERVE, PASSING THROUGH LIFE’s HILLS and CURVES

(d) WHEN LIFE’s HARDSHIPS TAKE THERE TOLL 

(c) GOD’s IRON ENTERS MY SOUL

(g)I’LL LIVE the LIFE of FAITH, 

(g) is GOD’s WAY

(c)PACIFIES THIS EARTHLY CRAZE 

SUPERFICIAL, TRIVIAL

EMPTY SPACE, A ROOM TO BREATH

UNDER HIS WINGS 

GOD’s LIFTS ME HIGH

ALL MY FEARS TAKE FLIGHT

HIS SPIRITS’ SWEET DELIGHTS 

WALKING BLIND, LOOKING LOST

FAITH’s REWARDS, DEFY OUR SIGHTS

MY BURDENS BRING HIS EASE

ARE MY REFUGE

STORMS and STRESS

IN A WORLD OF NEVER ENOUGH

OF WILLFUL WANTS, ENVIED STUFF 

UNCERTAIN IN OUR WAYS

DISILLUSION, DREARY DOUBT

IN THIS WORLD

GOD’s TRUTHS GET FILTERED OUT

LIFE’s LIES ALL  

HIS    OUR REDEMPTION

ROAM

The DEPTHS of GOD’s LOVE

GOD’s TRUTH RINGS LIKE a BELL

GOD’s PLACE LIES IN MY HEART

JEHOVAH BE MY HEDGE

(d) GOD is MY STRENGTH, PEACE and MY REST  

FAKE STORIES, FALSEHOLDS SOLD

PROPAGANDA COLD

BAIT and SWITCH is NEVER OLD

A PLACE TO BREATH, GOD’s TRUTH is BOLD               ALL IT SEEMS

LIFE’s BEAUTY is GOD’s WORK

STORMY NATURE BROUGHT TO REST

MEADOWS, MOUNTAINS, ALL GOD’s SACRED SPACE

CATCH THE WIND

A HAVEN of REPOSE,    PROSE

SAFE and STRONG FOR GOD’s CHOSEN FEW

SAFE and STRONG, UNTIL HE COMES ALONG

INVINCIBLE, HUMBLE

NO STRANGERS

SECRETS I HOLD DEAR,   CERTAIN and CLEAR

STRIVING TO BE

HELPLESS, IN MISERY

ESCAPE, COMFORT, 

ROOMS, CLOSETS, NOOKS

WHEN I STUMBLE, 

CAUGHT in a SNARE  

The WORLD STOPS to CARE

THE PRISON of THIS WORLD

the tabernacle      the temple   God's house, where he meets with his people
glory, (shekinah) of the Lord filled it

 he most holy place, and to make atonement

Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory

A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary

“The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms

ou are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance

He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark

an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the vei

a sacred place

consecrated place or thing, and koh-desh, meaning pureor sacred

promised land itself was a type of sanctuary:

a sanctuary, that i may dwell in their midst

a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find 

BLESSED assurance and unshakeable truth?

GOD protectS and preserves

THE SHIELD of OUR FAITH

a person’s response of trust (v. 2). Next comes the Lord’s lavish reaction to the believer’s faith.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High”

some who dwell in bitterness and fear.  I have also known people who live in the freedom of joy and peace that springs from a sweet relationship with God.  

need shelter for our inner man.  This world of hatred and disconnection swirls around indiscriminantly.  The soul of man needs a shelter from what can wound and ultimately destroy

 helter from everything.  When temptations come, we have a shelter.  When attack comes, we have a shelter.  
When disappointment comes, we have a  shelter.  We also have a shelter in good times.

God himself is our shelter.  With this joyful 
thought, let’s dwell, live,  walk, and exist in a 24/7 love relationship with the Almighty, who is our shelter

A place to Nurse the pain

A place to clean our stains

Dedication

when eternity is in view – there is only one safe place, and that place is in 

the grip of the Triune God

his sheep, and his sheep only who receive ‘the grace of faith

My sheep listen to my voice,’ Jesus said; and ‘I know them

eternal life

‘You did not choose me,’ he said, ‘but I chose you’

‘I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand

He is a thief, whose design is ‘to steal and kill and destroy

nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God

building with locks on the doors, maybe a thick-walled fortress, or perhaps something as simple as a canopy to keep you dry in a rainstorm

trust Him more freely

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge

I have overcome the world” 

promises to be our refuge: “‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’”

orders my steps

broken hearted