Songs for Worship – May 19, 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!”

Living Hope

How great the chasm that lay between us? How high the mountain I could not climb?
In desperation, I turned to heaven and spoke your name into the night.
Then, through the darkness, your loving-kindness tore through the shadows of my soul!
The work is finished, the end is written: Jesus Christ, my living hope!

Who could imagine so great a mercy? What heart could fathom such boundless grace?
The God of ages stepped down from glory to wear my sin and bear my shame!
The cross has spoken: I am forgiven; the King of Kings calls me his own!
Beautiful Savior, I’m yours forever––Jesus Christ, my living hope!

Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free! Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me!
You have broken every chain! There’s salvation in your name––Jesus Christ, my living hope!

Then came the morning that sealed the promise: your buried body began to breathe;
Out of the silence, the roaring Lion declared the grave has no claim on me––
Jesus, yours is the victory!   Chorus

Words/Music: Brian Johnson and Phil Wickham; © Bethel Music Publishing, Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Songs, Sing My Songs; CCLI License #11029770

Rejoice

Come and stand before your Maker, full of wonder full of fear!
Come behold his power and glory, yet with confidence draw near!
For the one who holds the heavens and commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us with an unrelenting love!

Rejoice––come and lift your hands and raise your voice!
He is worthy of all praise,
Rejoice––sing the mercies of your king,
And with trembling rejoice!

We are children of the promise––the beloved of the Lord,
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood;
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a father who will never let them go!   Chorus

All our sickness, all our sorrows Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us, he is walking with us still,
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise;
There is blessing in the battle so take heart and stand amazed!

Rejoice––when you cry to him he hears your voice!
He will wipe away your tears,
Rejoice––in the midst of suffering
He will help you sing   Chorus

Words/Music: Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend; © 2013 Modern Hymnal Publishing, Dead Bird Theology, It’s All About Jesus Music, We Are Younger We Are Faster Music, and Unknown; CCLI License #11029770

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God,
When I, in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder;
thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee:
“How great thou art; how great thou art!”
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee:
“How great thou art; how great thou art!”

When through the woods
And forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze,   Chorus

And when I think:
That God his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die—I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross,
My burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin!   Chorus

When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home—what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim: “My God, how great thou art!”   Chorus

Words: Carl Gustav Boberg, trans. Stuart K Hine; Music: Swedish folk melody; © 1949, 1953, The Stuart Hine Trust, admin. Hope Publishing Company; CCLI License #11029770

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus


O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of his glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!   Chorus

His Word shall not fail you—he promised;
Believe him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!   Chorus

Words/Music: Helen Howarth Lemmel; Arr. Will Milks; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow thee.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought or hoped or known.
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heav’n are still my own.

Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.
O while thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me,
Show thy face and all is bright.

Man may trouble and distress me,
‘Twill but drive me to thy breast.
Life with trials hard may press me;
Heav’n will bring me sweeter rest.
O ’tis not in grief to harm me
While thy love is left to me;
O ’twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with thee.

Go then earthly fame and treasure,
Come disaster, scorn, and pain.
In thy service pain is pleasure,
With thy favor loss is gain.
I have called thee Abba Father,
I have stayed my heart on thee.
Storms may howl and clouds may gather;
All must work for good to me.

Soul, then know thy full salvation,
Rise o’er sin and fear and care;
Joy to find in every station,
Something still to do or bear.
Think what Spirit dwells within thee,
Think what Father’s smiles are thine,
Think that Jesus died to win thee!
Child of heav’n, canst thou repine?

Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith and winged by prayer.
Heav’n’s eternal days before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide us there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Words: Henry Lyte; Music: Bill Moore; © 2001 Bill Moore Music; CCLI License #11029770

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