Songs for Worship – June 10, 2018

Father, Long Before Creation (Sing His Love)

Words: Chinese Hymn, trans. Francis Jones; Music: Andrew Osenga; © 2005 The Velvet Eagle Sings; CCLI License #11029770

Father, long before creation, you have chosen us in love,
And that love, so deep, so moving, draws us close to Christ above.
Still it keeps us, still it keeps us firmly fixed in Christ alone.

And the world will sing his love,
Yes the world will sing his love,
And we’ll all join hands, every woman, every man,
To sing his love, to sing his love.

Though the world may change its fashion, yet our God is ever the same;
His compassion and his cov’nant through all ages will remain.
God’s own children, God’s own children must forever praise his name.  Chorus

God’s compassion is my story, is my boasting all the day;
Mercy free and never failing moves my will, directs my way.
God so loved us, God so loved us that his only Son he gave.  Chorus

Loving Father, now before you, we will ever praise your love,
And our songs will sound unceasing till we reach our home above,
Giving glory, giving glory to our God and to the Lamb.  Chorus

God All Nature Sings Thy Glory

Music: Ludwig von Beethoven; Words: David Clowney; © 1960 Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; CCLI License #11029770

God, all nature sings Thy glory, and Thy works proclaim Thy might;
Ordered vastness in the heavens, ordered course of day and night;
Beauty in the changing seasons, beauty in the storming sea;
All the changing moods of nature praise the changeless Trinity.

Clearer still we see Thy hand in man whom Thou hast made for Thee;
Ruler of creation’s glory, image of Thy majesty.
Music, art, the fruitful garden, all the labor of his days,
Are the calling of his Maker to the harvest feast of praise.

But our sins have spoiled Thine image; nature, conscience only serve
As unceasing, grim reminders of the wrath which we deserve.
Yet Thy grace and saving mercy in Thy Word of truth revealed
Claim the praise of all who know Thee, in the blood of Jesus sealed.

God of glory, power, mercy, all creation praises Thee;
We, Thy creatures, would adore Thee now and through eternity.
Saved to magnify Thy goodness, grant us strength to do Thy will;
With our acts as with our voices Thy commandments to fulfill.

Good Shepherd Of My Soul

Words and Music: Fionan de Barra, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend; © 2014 Townend Songs and Getty Music Publishing; CCLI License #11029770

Good Shepherd of my soul,
Come dwell within me;
Take all I am and mould
Your likeness in me.
Before the cross of Christ,
This is my sacrifice:
A life laid down and ready to follow.

The troubled find their peace
In true surrender;
The prisoners their release
From chains of anger.
In springs of living grace
I find a resting place
To rise refreshed and ready to follow.

I’ll walk this narrow road
With Christ before me,
Where thorns and thistles grow
And cords ensnare me.
Though doubted and denied,
He never leaves my side,
But lifts my head and calls me to follow.

And when my days are gone,
My strength is failing,
He’ll carry me along
Through death’s unveiling.
Earth’s struggles overcome,
Heaven’s journey just begun
To search Christ’s depths and ever to follow.
To search Christ’s depths and ever to follow.

Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name (Psalm 8)

Words: Author Unknown; Tune: ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR, George J. Elvey; Arr. Will Milks

Lord, our Lord, thy glorious name
all thy wondrous works proclaim;
in the heav’ns with radiant signs
evermore thy glory shines.
Infant lips thou dost ordain
wrath and vengeance to restrain;
weakest means fulfil thy will,
mighty enemies to still.

Moon and stars in shining height
nightly tell their Maker’s might;
when thy wondrous heav’ns I scan,
then I know how weak is man.
What is man that he should be
loved and visited by thee,
raised to an exalted height,
crowned with honor in thy sight?

With dominion crowned he stands
o’er the creatures of thy hands;
all to him subjection yield
in the sea and air and field.
Lord, our Lord, thy glorious name
all thy wondrous works proclaim;
thine the name of matchless worth,
excellent in all the earth.

Who Is This

Words: William How; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

Who is this, so weak and helpless, child of lowly Hebrew maid,
Rudely in a stable sheltered, coldly in a manger laid?
‘Tis the Lord of all creation who this wondrous path has trod;
He is Lord from everlasting and to everlasting God.

Who is this, a Man of Sorrows, walking sadly life’s hard way,
Homeless, weary, sighing, weeping over sin and Satan’s sway?
‘Tis our God, our glorious Savior, who above the starry sky
Is for us a place preparing, where no tear can dim the eye.

Who is this? Behold him shedding drops of blood upon the ground!
Who is this, despised, rejected, mocked, insulted, beaten, bound?
‘Tis our God, who gifts and graces on his church is pouring down;
Who shall smite in holy vengeance all his foes beneath his throne.

Who is this that hangs there dying while the rude world scoffs and scorns,
Numbered with the malefactors, torn with nails, and crowned with thorns?
‘Tis our God who lives forever ‘mid the shining ones on high,
In the glorious golden city, reigning everlastingly.

‘Tis the Lord of all creation who this wondrous path has trod;
He is Lord from everlasting and to everlasting God.

All Hail the Pow’r of Jesus’ Name

Words: Edward Perronet & John Rippon; Music: Oliver Holden; CCLI License #11029770

All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem and crown him Lord of all,
Bring forth the royal diadem and crown him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail him who saves you by his grace and crown him Lord of all,
Hail him who saves you by his grace and crown him Lord of all.

Let every kindred every tribe on this terrestrial ball
To him all majesty ascribe and crown him Lord of all,
To him all majesty ascribe and crown him Lord of all.  

O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all,
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all,
and crown him Lord of all!

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