Songs for Worship – March 11, 2018

Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander; Music: German Tune; Public Domain

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;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord,
Who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how all your 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!
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.

Let the “Amen” sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.

 

And Can It Be

Words: Charles Wesley, 1738; Music: Thomas Campbell, 1825

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died he for me, who caused him pain,
For me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
That thou, my God, should die for me?

Amazing love! How can it be
That thou, my God, should die for me?

Amazing love! How can it be
That thou, my God, should die for me?

He left his Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite his grace;
Humbled himself, so great his love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race.
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For, O my God, it found out me!    Refrain

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Your eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.    Refrain

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine.
Alive in him, my living Head,
And clothed with righteousness divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown through Christ my own.    Refrain

 

The Doxology

Words: Thomas Ken, 1674; Music: Louis Bourgeois, 1551

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise him, all creatures here below!
Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!  Amen.

 

God Moves In A Mysterious Way

Words: William Cowper | Music: Jeremy Casella; © 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,
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.

 

By Thy Mercy

Words: James J. Cummins | Music: Greg Thompson

Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from heav’n thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear.

From the depths of nature’s blindness,
From the hard’ning pow’r of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within.

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord;
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord!

When temptation sorely presses
In the day of Satan’s pow’r,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour,

When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace.   Refrain

In the weary hours of sickness,
In the times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When all human help is vain,

In the solemn hour of dying,
in the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our Rock and Stay. 

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord;
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord;
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord;
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord!

Amazing Grace

Words: John Newton; Music: American folk tune

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

And when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil a life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’ve first begun.

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.

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