Songs for Worship – February 24, 2019

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!”

Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

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Hallelujah, praise Jehovah, O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes, nor for help on man depend;
He shall die, to dust returning, and his purposes shall end.

Happy is the man who chooses Israel’s God to be his aid;
He is blessed whose hope of blessing on the Lord his God is stayed.
Heav’n and earth the Lord created; seas, and all that they contain;
He delivers from oppression; Righteousness he will maintain.

Food he daily gives the hungry, sets the mourning pris’ner free,
Raises those bowed down with anguish, makes the sightless eye to see.
Well Jehovah loves the righteous, and the stranger he befriends,
Helps the fatherless and widow, judgment on the wicked sends.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah, O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns forever, through all ages he is King;
Unto him, your God, O Zion, joyful hallelujahs sing.

Words: Psalm 146, The Psalter, 1912; Tune: Gregorian chant, Arr. by Lowell Mason, 1839; CCLI License #11029770

Grace Alone

I was an orphan, lost at the fall,
Running away when I’d hear your call;
But Father, you worked your will.
I had no righteousness of my own;
I had no right to draw near your throne;
But Father, you loved me still.

And, in love, before you laid the world’s foundation,
You predestined to adopt me as your own.
You have raised me so high up above my station––
I’m a child of God by grace and grace alone!

You left your home to seek out the lost;
You knew the great and terrible cost;
But Jesus, your face was set.
I worked my fingers down to the bone;
Nothing I did could ever atone;
But Jesus, you paid my debt!

By your blood I have redemption and salvation!
Lord, you died that I might reap what you have sown;
And you rose that I might be a new creation––
I am born again by grace and grace alone!

I was in darkness all of my life;
I never knew the day from the night;
But Spirit, you made me see.
I swore I knew the way on my own––
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone––
But Spirit, you moved in me.

At your touch, my sleeping spirit was awakened;
On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone;
Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken––
Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone!

So I’ll stand in faith by grace and grace alone!
I will run the race by grace and grace alone!
I will slay my sin by grace and grace alone!
I will reach the end by grace and grace alone!

Music and Words: Dustin Kensrue; © 2013 Dead Bird Theology, It’s All About Jesus Music, and We Are Younger We Are Faster Music; CCLI License #11029770

Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows! What a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned he stood,
Sealed my pardon with his blood:

Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was he.
Full atonement! Can it be?   Chorus

Lifted up was he to die,
“It is finished!” was his cry;
Now in heav’n exalted high:

When he comes, our glorious King,
All his ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Words and Music: Philip Bliss; Arr. Will Milks; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Jesus, I Come

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus I come.
Into thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of my sickness into thy health,
Out of my wanting and into thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into thyself,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of thy cross,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of myself to dwell in thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of thy home,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of thy sheltering fold,
Ever thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Words: William True Sleeper; Music: Greg Thompson; © 2000 Greg Thompson Music; CCLI License #11029770

Beams of Heaven

[No recording exists online for the melody we sing at Cross Park.]

Beams of heaven, as I go
Through this wilderness below,
Guide my feet in peaceful ways,
Turn my midnights into days.
When in darkness I would grope,
Faith will see a star of hope,
And from all life’s grief and danger
I shall be free someday,
I shall be free someday, I’ll be free.

Often times my sky is clear,
Joy abounds without a tear;
Though today so bright begun,
Clouds may hide tomorrow’s sun.
Soon will be a day so bright—
One that never yields to night!
Your unfading light of glory
I shall behold someday,
I shall behold someday, I’ll behold.

Harder yet may be the fight,
Right may often yield to might,
Wickedness a while may reign,
Satan’s cause may seem to gain.
But the King who rules above—
Lord of Hosts yet God of love—
Won the war and has assured me:
I shall have peace someday,
I shall have peace someday, I’ll have peace.

Burdens here may crush us down,
Disappointments all around;
Troubles speak with mournful sigh,
Sorrow through a tear-stained eye.
There’s a world where pleasure reigns—
Gone the grief, the woes, the pains—
In your land of peace and glory
We shall be home someday,
We shall be home someday, We’ll be home.

Words: Charles Albert Tindley; Alt., Will Milks; Music: William Wingate; CCLI License #11029770

We Will Feast

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; CCLI License #11029770

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