Songs for Worship – June 30, 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!”

This Is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s world,
And to my list’ning ears,
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world!
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world!
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world!
He shines in all that’s fair:
In the rustling grass I hear him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world!
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet!

This is my Father’s world!
The battle is not done.
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and heav’n be one.

Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901; Music: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915; CCLI License #11029770

Oh How Good It Is (Psalm 133)

Oh how good it is
When the family of God
Dwells together in spirit
In faith and unity.
Where the bonds of peace,
Of acceptance and love
Are the fruit of His presence here among us.

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord
And with one heart we’ll live out His word
Till the whole earth sees
The Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people. 

Oh how good it is
On this journey we share
To rejoice with the happy
And weep with those who mourn.
For the weak find strength
The afflicted find grace
When we offer the blessing of belonging.   Chorus

Oh how good it is
To embrace His command
To prefer one another
Forgive as He forgives.
When we live as one
We all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father and the Spirit.   Chorus

Words/Music: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend; © 2012 Gettymusic; Parakeet Boots Music; Townend Music; CCLI License #11029770

Great Are You, Lord

You give life, you are love;
You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope, you restore
Every heart that is broken.
Great are you, Lord! Great are you, Lord!

It’s your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise,
Pour out our praise!
It’s your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise to you only!

Great are you, Lord! Great are you, Lord!

You give life, you are love;
You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope, you restore
Every heart that is broken.
Great are you, Lord! Great are you, Lord!
   Chorus 2x

Great are you, Lord! Great are you, Lord!

All the earth will shout your praise,
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing:
Great are you, Lord!
   (repeat)

Great are you, Lord!   Chorus 2x

Words/Music: Leslie Jordan, Jason Ingram, and David Leonard; © 2012 Open Hands Music, Integrity’s Praise! Music, and Integrity’s Alleluia! Music; CCLI License #11029770

By Thy Mercy

Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from heav’n thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear.

From the depths of nature’s blindness,
From the hard’ning pow’r of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within.

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord;
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord!

When temptation sorely presses,
In the day of Satan’s power,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour.

When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace.   Chorus

In the weary hours of sickness,
In the times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When all human help is vain,

In the solemn hour of dying,
in the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our Rock and Stay.   Chorus

Words: James J. Cummins; Music: Greg Thompson; © 2004 Greg Thompson Music; CCLI License #11029770

When Zion’s Fortunes God Restored (Psalm 126)

When Zion’s fortunes God restored, it seemed as if a dream.
Our mouths were then with laughter filled, our tongues with shouts of glee.

The nations said, “The LORD has done great things for Israel.”
The LORD did mighty things for us, our hearts with gladness swell.

Restore our fortunes, gracious LORD, like streams in desert soil.
Then those who sow their seed in tears shall reap with shouts of joy.

The man who, bearing seed to sow, goes out with tears of grief,
Will come again with songs of joy, with sheaves of grain he reaps.

Restore our fortunes, gracious LORD, like streams in desert soil,
Then we who sow in tears of grief shall reap with shouts of joy. 

Words: John Day, Psalter, 1562; Alt. Will Milks; PD; Music: Laura Taylor, © 2001 Laura Taylor Music; 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/Music: Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore; © 2015 Drink Your Tea, Joshmooreownsthis Music; CCLI License #11029770

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