Songs for Worship – August 13, 2017

Rejoice

Words: Dustin Kensrue & Stuart Townend
Music: Dustin Kensrue

Come and stand before your Maker, full of wonder, full of fear;
Come behold his power and glory, yet with confidence draw near.
For the one who holds the heavens, and commands the stars above,
Is the God who bends to bless us with an unrelenting love.

Rejoice! Come and lift your hands and raise your voice!
He is worthy of all praise.
Rejoice! Sing the mercies of your king,
And with trembling rejoice.

We are children of the promise, the beloved of the Lord,
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood,
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a Father who will never let them go.
Chorus

All our sickness, all our sorrows, Jesus carried up the hill;
He has walked this path before us, he is walking with us still.
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise,
There is blessing in the battle, so take heart and stand amazed.

Rejoice! When you cry to him he hears your voice,
He will wipe away your tears.
Rejoice! In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing.

Rejoice! Come and lift your hands and raise your voice!
He is worthy of all praise.
Rejoice! Sing the mercies of your king,
And with trembling rejoice.

Oh Give Thanks (Psalm 107)

Words & Music: Wendell Kimbrough
(c) 2016 Wendell Kimbrough

We were wand’ring in the desert with our souls so starved and weak,
We were hungry for a homeland we did not know how to seek,
But we lifted up our voices to the only One who hears,
And the God of mercy came and brought us near.

We were locked out of the garden and our backs bent down with pain,
In the shadow of death’s darkness we were slaves to sin and blame.
Then we cried out in our labor to the only One who hears,
And the God of mercy wiped away our tears.

Oh give thanks to the LORD for his love endures forever!
We were wandering and lost, and our Father brought us home
To a safe dwelling place, to a feast of joy and laughter.
Oh give thanks to the LORD for he is good.

We were fools in our rebellion with our hunger strike of pride,
We were sick and growing closer to the death we should have died.
Then he heard of our condition and he called us by our names,
And the God of glory took away our shame. Refrain

We were far out on the ocean making wealth and chasing dreams,
But the waves of great destruction brought us trembling to our knees,
And we cried like drunken sailors to the only One who hears,
And the God of comfort took away our fears. Refrain 2x

Thy Mercy My God

Words: John Stoker | Music: Sandra McCracken

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue.
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections and bound my soul fast.

Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here,
My sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But through thy free goodness my spirits revive,
And he that first made me still keeps me alive.

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by thy goodness I fall to the ground,
And weep for the praise of the mercy I’ve found.

Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams | Music: Jeremy Casella
(c)2002 2037 Music

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore;
Bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, be thou still my Strength and Shield;
Strong Deliverer, be thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, I will ever give to thee;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to thee.

Land me safe on Canaan’s side
Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears
Land me safe on Canaan’s side
Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears, goodbye

We Will Feast in the House of Zion

Words & Music: Sandra McCracken & Josh Moore
(c) 2015 Drink Your Tea

We will feast in the house of Zion,
We will sing with our hearts restored.
“He has done great things,” we will say together,
We will feast and weep no more.

We will not be burned by the fire,
He is the LORD our God.
We are not consumed by the flood,
Upheld, protected, gathered up. Refrain

In the dark of night, before the dawn,
My soul, be not afraid.
For the promised morning, oh how long?
O God of Jacob, be my strength. Refrain

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed;
You are the Faithful One.
And from the garden to the grave,
Bind us together, bring shalom. Refrain

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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