Songs for Worship – August 26, 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!”

O Love Incomprehensible

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

Words: Anne Steele, Augustus Toplady; Music: Kevin Twit; © 2001 Kevin Twit Music

Come, People of the Risen King

Come, people of the Risen King, who delight to bring him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing to the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth, we will lift our eyes to him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach to gather children in.

Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun, and those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won, and those struggling in the fight.
For his perfect love will never change, and his mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days with the certain hope of peace.   Chorus

Come, young and old from every land––men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands––find the riches of his grace.
Over all the world, his people sing––shore to shore we hear them call;
The Truth that cries through every age: “Our God is all in all!”   Chorus

Words and Music: Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend; © 2007 Thankyou Music; CCLI License #11029770

He Will Hold Me Fast

When I fear my faith will fail––Christ will hold me fast!
When the tempter would prevail––He will hold me fast!
I could never keep my hold, through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold––He must hold me fast!   Chorus

He will hold me fast!
He will hold me fast!
For my Savior loves me so––He will hold me fast!

Those He saves are His delight––Christ will hold me fast!
Precious in His holy sight––He will hold me fast!
He’ll not let my soul be lost; His promises shall last.
Bought by Him at such a cost––He will hold me fast!   Chorus

For my life He bled and died––Christ will hold me fast!
Justice has been satisfied––He will hold me fast!
Raised with Him to endless life––He will hold me fast!
Till our faith is turned to sight, when he comes at last!   Chorus

Words and Music: Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker; © 2013 Matthew Merker Music; CCLI License #11029770

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

Let us love and sing and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior’s name;
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame.
He has washed us with his blood,
He has washed us with his blood,
He has washed us with his blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by his grace and taught us,
Gave us ears, and gave us eyes.
He has washed us with his blood,
He has washed us with his blood,
He has washed us with his blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temptation
Threatens hard to bear us down;
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqu’ror’s crown.
He who washed us with his blood,
He who washed us with his blood,
He who washed us with his blood,
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder grace and justice,
Join and point to mercy’s store,
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more.
He who washed us with his blood,
He who washed us with his blood,
He who washed us with his blood,
Has secured our way to God.

Let us praise and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky.
Thou hast washed us with thy blood,
Thou hast washed us with thy blood,
Thou hast washed us with thy blood,
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God.

Words: John Newton; Music: Laura Taylor; © 2001 Laura Taylor Music; CCLI License #11029770

Be Still, My Soul

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on your side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide;
In ev’ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; your best, your heav’nly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; your God will undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Your hope, your confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then you will better know his love, his heart,
Who comes to soothe your sorrows and your fears.
Be still, my soul; your Jesus can repay
From his own fulness all he takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone;
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Words: Kathrina Amalia von Schlegel; Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick; Tune: FINLANDIA, Jean Sibelius; PD; CCLI License #11029770

King of Love

The King of Love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never!
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine forever,
And he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul he leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth

Never failing Ruler of my heart!
Everlasting Lover of my soul!
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is,
The King of Love my Shepherd is!

Lost and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me;
And on his shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me!

In death’s dark veil I fear no ill
With thee, dear Lord, beside me.
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.   Chorus

   O hallelujah! Hallelujah!
   O hallelujah! Hallelujah!   (repeat)

Never failing Ruler of my heart!
Everlasting Lover of my soul!
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is!   Chorus

And so, through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never!
Good Shepherd, may I sing your praise
Within your house forever,
Within your house forever!

Music and Words: Adam Palmer, Jonathan Smith, Matthew Hein, Stephanie Kulla, and Stuart Garrard; 2013 © Jingram Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Stugio Music Publishing, and Unknown; CCLI License #11029770

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