Songs for Worship – August 12, 2018

Resources for personal devotion and/or family worship––whether planned or impromptu (e.g., like singing together in the car).

These song arrangements will differ in varying degrees from what you’ll hear at Cross Park, yet these melodies will prepare you for making “a joyful noise to the LORD!”

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty!
Early in the morning, our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea.
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be!

Holy, holy, holy, though the darkness hide thee;
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see.
Only thou art holy––there is none beside thee––
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity!

Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth, and sky, and sea!
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Words: Reginald Heber; Music: John Dykes; CCLI License #11029770

Jesus Shall Reign

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does its successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

Blessings abound where’er he reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

Where he displays his healing power,
Death and the curse are known no more:
In him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.

Let every creature rise and bring
His grateful honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud “Amen!”

Words: Isaac Watts; Music: John Hatton; CCLI License #11029770

I Asked The Lord

I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith and love and every grace;
Might more of his salvation know, and seek more earnestly his face.
T’was he who taught me thus to pray,
And he, I trust, has answered prayer,
But it has been in such a way as almost drove me to despair!

I hoped that in some favored hour,
At once he’d answer my request;
And, by his love’s constraining power, subdue my sins and give me rest.
Instead of this he made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart,
And let the angry pow’rs of hell assault my soul in every part.

Yea more with his own hand he seemed
Intent to aggravate my woe––
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed––cast out my feelings, laid me low!

Lord, “Why is this?” I trembling cried,
“Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death?”
“Tis in this way,” the Lord replied “I answer prayer for grace and faith.
These inward trials I employ
From self and pride to set thee free,
And break thy schemes of earthly joy, that thou mayest seek thy all in me,
That thou mayest seek thy all in me.
That thou mayest seek thy all in me.”

Words: John Newton, Laura Taylor; Music: Laura Taylor; CCLI License #11029770

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

Words: George Matheson; Music: Christopher Miner; ©1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

Psalm 39

(to the tune, “Before The Throne Of God Above”)

I said, “I’ll guard my mouth, my ways, while in my presence wicked are,
That with my tongue I would not sin.” But worse distress my silence brought.

And so the inward anguish burned, and stifled speech at last found way!
My tongue in broken accents mourned before my God, and so I prayed:

“Almighty Maker of my frame,
Teach me the measure of my days,
Teach me to know how frail I am,
And spend the remnant to your praise.
And spend the remnant to your praise.

“Vain man’s ambition, noise, and show! Vain are the cares which rack his mind!
He heaps up treasures mixed with woe, then dies, and leaves them all behind.

“O be a nobler portion mine:
My God, I bow before your throne,
Earth’s fleeting treasures I resign,
And fix my hope on you alone;
And fix my hope on you alone.

“I feel your discipline for sin, what I call dear it all consumes––
Surely a breath is all of man––LORD, see my tears and answer soon!

“Your mercy o’er my sin prevails
Your righteous anger is removed;
I look to Christ––the cross, the nails––
And see your goodness has been proved!
And see your goodness has been proved!”

Words: Anne Steele and Will Milks; Arr. Will Milks Music: Vikki Cook; © 1997 Sovereign Grace Music; CCLI License #11029770

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand, and cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land, where my possessions lie.

All o’er those wide extended plains, shines one eternal day
There God the Son forever reigns, and scatters night away!

I am bound (I am bound), I am bound (I am bound)
I am bound for the Promised Land
I am bound (I am bound), I am bound (I am bound)
I am bound for the Promised Land

No chilling winds nor poisonous breath, can reach that healthful shore
Sickness, sorrow, pain and death, are felt and feared no more!   Chorus

When shall I reach that happy place, and be forever blessed?
When shall I see my Father’s face, and in His bosom rest?   Chorus

Words: Samuel Stennett; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

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