Songs for Worship – April 16th, 2017

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 | Music: Lyra Davidica, 1708

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say; Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; Alleluia!
Sing ye heav’ns, and earth reply. Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; Alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell; Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise; Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise. Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King; Alleluia!
Where, O Death is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died, our souls to save; Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Crown Him with Many Crowns
Words: Matthew Bridges | Music: George J. Elvey

Crown him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon his throne;
Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns
All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee,
And hail him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of love,
Behold his hands and side:
Rich wounds, yet visible above
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wond’ring eye
At mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave;
Who rose victorious in the strife
For those he came to save.
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of heav’n,
One with the Father known,
One with the Spirit through him giv’n
From yonder glorious throne.
To thee be endless praise,
For thou for us hast died;
Be thou, O Lord, through endless days
Adored and magnified.

Crown him the Lord of years,
The Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
Ineffably sublime.
All hail Redeemer, hail,
For thou hast died for me;
Thy praise shall never, never fail
Throughout eternity.

He’s Opened the Gates
Words & Music: Wen Reagan (based on Ps 118)
(c) 2013 Wen Reagan

Praise our God for he is good; his love endures forever!
Let the saints of Jesus sing; his love endures forever!
Let the shepherds now confess; his love endures forever!
All who fear the Lord declare; his love endures forever!

With death on every side, they pressed him hard yet he cut them down;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He came to save us from the grave,
Came to save from the grave,
He came to save us from the grave. Refrain

The stone thrown away now has become the cornerstone;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield. Refrain

Though dead, he would not die; though in hell, he rose from the grave;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in. Refrain

Christ Is Risen
Words & Music: Matt Maher
(c) 2009 Thankyou Music

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame,
But fix our eyes upon the cross,
And run to him who showed great love
And bled for us; freely you’ve bled for us.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling over Death by death;
Come awake, come awake, come and rise up from the grave!
Christ is risen from the dead, we are one with him again;
Come awake, come awake, come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin,
You bowed to none but Heaven’s will;
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown,
No burden great could hold you down!
In strength you reign, forever let your Church proclaim:
Refrain

O Death, where is your sting?
O Hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he’s alive, he’s alive!
Refrain 2x

Swallowed Up Death
Words: Megan Pettipoole & David Potter
Music: Luke & Megan Pettipoole

The whole of nature groans with longing,
We ache for that promised glory;
Still we rejoice because we know
Plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

The whole of nature groans with longing,
We wait for that promised glory;
Still we rejoice because we know
Our sorrow’s end is coming.

He will swallow up death, and wipe the tears from our faces;
He will swallow up death, and wipe the tears from our faces!
We’ll sing, “This is our God we waited for, and he saved us!”
He will swallow up death, and wipe the tears from our faces!

Here in the darkness of our mourning,
We wait from the light that’s coming;
And on that day we will return,
With joy and gladness singing:
Refrain

Behold your God, he will come and save you!
Behold your God, he will come and save you! (3x)
Refrain 2x

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