Songs for Worship – September 24, 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.

 

O Love Incomprehensible

Words: Anne Steele, Augustus Toplady | Music: Kevin Twit | (c) 2001 Kevin Twit Music

O Love incomprehensible that made thee bleed for me:

The Judge of all has suffered death to set his pris’ner free!

 

What pain, what soul-oppressing pain the Great Redeemer bore,

While bloody sweat, like drops of rain, distilled from every pore. Chorus

 

Arraigned at Pilate’s shameful bar, unparalleled disgrace;

See spotless innocence appear in guilt’s detested place.         Chorus

 

“‘Tis finished!” now aloud he cries; no more the Law requires.

And now–amazing sacrifice–the Lord of Life expires!          Chorus

 

On thee alone my hope relies, beneath thy cross I fall,

My Lord, my Life, my Sacrifice, my Savior, and my All!     Chorus

 

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! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley | Music: Greg Thompson | (c) 2000 Greg Thompson

Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly,

While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high.

Hide me, O my Savior, hide till life’s storm is past;

Safe into the haven guide; receive my soul at last.

 

Other refuge have I none, I helpless hang on thee;

Leave, O leave me not alone, still support and comfort me.

All my trust on thee is stayed, all help from thee I bring;

Cover my defenseless head in the shadow of thy wing.

 

Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin;

Let the healing streams abound, make and keep me pure within.

Thou of life the fountain art, O let me take of thee;

Spring thou up within my heart for all eternity.

 

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Words: William Cowper | Music: Jeremy Casella | (c) 2009 Saint & Pilgrim Songs

God moves in a mysterious way

His wonders to perform.

He plants his footsteps on the sea,

And rides upon the storm,

He plants his footsteps on the sea,

And rides upon the storm.

 

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,

The clouds you so much dread

Are big with mercy and shall break

With blessings on your head,

Are big with mercy and shall break

With blessings on your head.

 

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace;

Behind a frowning providence

He hides a smiling face,

 

His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour.

The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flow’r,

The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flow’r.

 

Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain;

God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain,

God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.

 

Greater

Words & Music: Chris Tomlin | (c) 2015 Thankyou Music

From him, through him, and to him are all things,

To God be the glory.

His Word endures from beginning to end,

To God be the glory,

To God be the glory.

 

Greater is the One who lives in me,

Greater is the love of Jesus–

Greater than my sin, greater than the grave,

Above all other thrones, above all other names–

Greater, you are greater.

 

He was, and is, and forever will be,

To God be the glory.

His pow’r in us, he is strength for the weak,

To God be the glory,

To God be the glory.  Chorus

 

Jesus, you reign forever! Jesus, you reign forever!

There’s no one like you! Jesus, you reign.

Jesus, you reign forever! Jesus, you reign forever!

There’s no one like you! Jesus, you reign.      Chorus

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