Songs for Worship – July 29, 2017

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Words: Joachim Neander (Psalm 103) | Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how all thy longings have been
Granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee!
Surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with his love he befriend thee!

Praise to the Lord, who when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth his light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with his mercy surrounding.

Praise to the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee,
Decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee.
How oft in grief hath not he brought thee relief,
Spreading his wings to o’ershade thee!

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the amen sound from his people again;
Gladly for aye we adore him.

How Great Is Our God
Words & Music: Chris Tomlin

The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
He wraps himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice.

How great is our God! Sing with me,
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God!

And age to age he stands, and time is in his hands;
Beginning and the end, beginning and the end.
The Godhead, Three in One: Father, Spirit, Son;
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.

Chorus

He’s the Name above all names,
And he’s worthy of all praise,
And my heart will sing,
“How great is our God!”

Chorus 2x

I Boast No More
Words: Isaac Watts | Music: Sandra McCracken
(c) 2001 Same Old Dress Music

No more my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of thy Son.

No more my God, no more my God,
No more my God, I boast no more.

Now for the loss I bear his name;
What was my gain I count my loss.
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to his cross. Refrain

Yes and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake;
O may my soul be found in him,
And of his righteousness partake! Refrain

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before thy throne;
But faith can answer thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done. Refrain 2x

The Church’s One Foundation
Words: Samuel Stone | Music: Brian Moss
(c) 1996 Parson John Publishing

The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is his new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth,
One holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses with every grace endued.

Though with a scornful wonder men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed.
Yet saints their watch are keeping; their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.

The church shall never perish, her dear Lord to defend,
To guide, sustain, and cherish, is with her to the end.
Though there be those that hate her, and false sons in her pale,
Against a foe or traitor she ever shall prevail.

‘Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation of peace forevermore.
Till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blessed,
And the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One,
And mystic, sweet communion with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.

Hast Thou Heard Him, Seen Him, Known Him?
Words: Ora Rowan | Music: Joel Littlepage
(c) 2010 Joel Littlepage Music

Hast thou heard him, seen him, known him?
Is not thine a captured heart?
Chief among ten thousand own him,
Joyful choose the better part.

Captivated by his beauty,
Worthy tribute haste to bring.
Let his peerless worth constrain thee,
Crown him now unrivaled King.

What can strip the seeming beauty,
From the idols of the earth?
Not a sense of right or duty,
But the sight of peerless worth. Refrain

‘Tis that look that melted Peter,
‘Tis that face that Stephen saw,
‘Tis that heart that wept with Mary,
Can alone from idols draw. Refrain 2x

Before the Throne of God Above
Words: Charitie Less Bancroft | Music: Vikki Cook
(c) 1997 Sovereign Grace Music

Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea:
A great High Priest whose name is love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heav’n he stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on him and pardon me,
To look on him and pardon me.

Behold him there, the risen Lamb!
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I Am,
The King of glory and of grace.
One with himself, I cannot die;
My soul is purchased by his blood;
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Savior and my God,
With Christ my Savior and my God.

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