Songs for Worship – April 21, 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!”

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say; Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; Alleluia!
Sing ye heav’ns, and earth reply: Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; Alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell; Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise; Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise. Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King; Alleluia!
Where, O Death is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died, our souls to save; Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven! Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given; Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now; Alleluia!
Hail, the Resurrection, thou! Alleluia!

Words: Charles Wesley, 1739; Music: Lyra Davidica, 1708; CCLI License #11029770

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/Music: Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend; © 2007 Thankyou Music; 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

He’s Opened the Gates (Psalm 118)

Praise our God, for he is good––his love endures forever!
Let the saints of Jesus sing––his love endures forever!
Let the shepherds now confess––his love endures forever!
All who fear the Lord declare––his love endures forever!

With death on every side, they pressed him hard yet he cut them down;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He came to save us from the grave,
Came to save from the grave,
Came to save us from the grave.   Chorus

The stone thrown away now has become the cornerstone;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield.   Chorus

Though dead, he would not die; though in hell, he rose from the grave;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in.   Chorus

Words/Music: Wen Reagan (based on Ps 118); © 2013 Wen Reagan; CCLI License #11029770

What Wondrous Love Is This

What wondrous love is this,
O my soul, O my soul,
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this
That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse
For my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

When I was sinking down,
Sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down
Beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown
For my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb,
I will sing, I will sing,
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb,
Who is the great I AM,
While millions join the theme,
I will sing, I will sing,
While millions join the theme, I will sing!

And when from death I’m free,
I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free,
I’ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity
I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity, I’ll sing on!

Words/Music: Anonymous American folk hymn; Arr. Will Milks; CCLI License #11029770

Swallowed Up Death

The whole of nature groans with longing,
We ache for that promised glory;
Still we rejoice because we know
Plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

The whole of nature groans with longing,
We wait for that promised glory;
Still we rejoice because we know
Our sorrow’s end is coming.

He will swallow up death,
And wipe the tears from our faces;
He will swallow up death,
And wipe the tears from our faces!
We’ll sing, “This is our God we waited for,
And he saved us!”
He will swallow up death,
And wipe the tears from our faces!

Here in the darkness of our mourning,
We wait from the light that’s coming;
And on that day we will return,
With joy and gladness singing:   Chorus

Behold your God, he will come and save you!   (repeat)

Chorus

Words: Megan Pettipoole and David Potter; Music: Luke and Megan Pettipoole; © Coram Deo Music; CCLI License #11029770

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