Songs for Worship – May 12, 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!”

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed, great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

He comes to break oppression, to set the captive free,
To take away transgression, and rule in equity!   Chorus

He comes with comfort, speedy, to those who suffer wrong,
To help the poor and needy, and bid the weak be strong!
To give them songs for sighing––their darkness turn to light––
Whose souls, condemned and dying, are precious in his sight!   Chorus

To him shall prayer unceasing and daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing––a kingdom without end!
O’er every foe victorious, he on his throne shall rest
From age to age more glorious––all-blessing and all-blessed!   Chorus

The tide of time shall never his covenant remove!
His name shall stand forever; that name to us is Love!   Chorus

Words: James Montgomery; Music: Sandra McCracken; © 2012 Drink Your Tea Music; CCLI License #11029770

Lead On, O King Eternal

Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come!
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song!

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet “amen” of peace;
For not with swords loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heav’nly kingdom comes!

Lead on, O King; lead on, O King;
Lead on, O King, lead on!

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears,
For gladness breaks like morning
Where’er thy face appears!
Thy cross is lifted o’er us,
We journey in its light,
The crown awaits the conquest
Lead on, O God of might!   Chorus

Words: Ernest W Shurtleff; Music: Jeff Pardo; © 2008 Cubs In The Series Music; CCLI License #11029770

What a Friend

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer.
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield you;
You will find a solace there.

Words: Joseph Scriven; Music: Charles Converse; Arr. Jadon Lavik; © 2008 Thirsty Moon River Publishing and LAVIKMUSIC; CCLI License #11029770

Speak, O Lord

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility;
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of pow’r that can never fail—
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.

Words/Music: Keith Getty & Stuart Townend; © 2005 Thankyou Music; CCLI License #11029770

Come Ye Sinners

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus, ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, joined with power.
He is able, He is able;
He is willing; doubt no more.

Come ye needy, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.
Without money, without money
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry ’til you’re better,
You will never come at all.
Not the righteous, not the righteous;
Sinners Jesus came to call.

Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requires
Is to feel your need of Him.
This He gives you, this He gives you,
‘Tis the Spirit’s rising beam.

Lo! The Incarnate God, ascended;
Pleads the merit of His blood.
Venture on Him; venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.
None but Jesus, none but Jesus
Can do helpless sinners good.

Words: Joseph Hart; Music: Matthew S. Smith; © 2000 detuned radio music; CCLI License #11029770

A Mighty Fortress

A mighty fortress is our God, a Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing;
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing;
Dost ask who that may be: Christ Jesus it is he;
Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same,
And he must win the battle!

And though this world with devils filled, should threaten to undo us
We will not fear for God hath willed, his truth to triumph through us
The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him
His rage we can endure, for lo his doom is sure
One little word shall fell him!

That Word above all earthly pow’r, no thanks to them abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever!

Words/Music: Martin Luther; Arr. Will Milks; CCLI License #11029770

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