Songs for Worship – December 9, 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!”

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise;
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! The herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!

Christ, by highest heav’n adored;
Christ, the everlasting Lord!
Late in time, behold him come—
Offspring of the virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell—
Jesus, our Emmanuel!   Chorus

Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace;
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings—
Ris’n with healing in His wings!
Mild he lays his glory by:
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born to give them second birth!   Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley; Music: Felix Mendelssohn; PD; CCLI License #11029770

O Come All, Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him born the King of angels.

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God, Light of Light;
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb;
Very God, begotten not created.   Chorus

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above;
Glory to God, all glory in the highest.   Chorus

Yea, Lord, we great thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.   Chorus

Words and Music: John Francis Wade, trans. C. Frederick Oakeley (1841; alt); PD; CCLI License #11029770

Who is This

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.

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

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand.
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth;
Our full homage to demand!

King of kings, yet born of Mary;
As of old on earth he stood.
Lord of lords, in human vesture;
In the body and the blood.
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heav’nly food.

At his feet the six winged seraph—
Cherubim with sleepless eye—
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
“Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Lord Most High!”

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the pow’rs of hell may vanish!
As the darkness clears away!

Words and Music: Gerard Moultrie; PD; CCLI License #11029770


All my life long I had panted for a drink from some cool spring
That I hoped would quench the burning of the thirst I felt within.

Hallelujah! He has found me,
The One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
Through his blood I now am saved.

Feeding on the filth around me ‘till my strength was almost gone,
Longed my soul for something better only still to hunger on.   Chorus

Poor I was and sought for riches, something that would satisfy,
But the dust I gathered ‘round me only mocked my soul’s sad cry.   Chorus

Well of water ever springing, bread of life so rich and free,
Untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me!   Chorus

Words: Clara T. Williams (1875); Music: Karl Digerness; © 1997 Karl Digerness Music; CCLI License #11029770

We Will Feast in the House of Zion

We will feast in the house of Zion;
We will sing with our hearts restored!
“He has done great things!” we will say together,
“We will feast and weep no more!”

We will not be burned by the fire—
He is the LORD our God!
We are not consumed, by the flood—
Upheld, protected, gathered up!   Chorus

In the dark of night, before the dawn,
My soul, be not afraid;
For the promised morning—oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength!   Chorus

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed—
You are the faithful One—
And from the garden to the grave,
Bind us together, bring shalom.   Chorus

Words and Music: Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore; © 2015 Drink Your Tea, Joshmooreownsthis Music

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