Songs for Worship – June 16, 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!”

Thy Mercy, My God

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affection and bound my soul fast.

Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through thy free goodness, my spirit’s revived,
And he that first made me still keeps me alive.

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep for the praise of the mercy I’ve found.

Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
In the covenant love of thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.

Words: John Stocker; Music: Sandra McCracken; © 2001 Same Old Dress Music; CCLI License #11029770

Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

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; Music: RIPLEY; Gregorian chant, Arr. Lowell Mason, 1839; PD; CCLI License #11029770

O Love that Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

Words: George Matheson; Music: Christopher Miner; ©1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

How Long Will You Forget Me, LORD? (Psalm 13)

How long will you forget me, LORD?
Forever will it be?
How long, LORD, will you hide your face
And turn your gaze from me?

How long must I be sad each day
In deep perplexity?
How long will my opponent stand
In triumph over me?

O LORD my God, consider me
And give me your reply.
Light up my eyes or I will sleep
The sleep of those who die.

Then would my enemy declare,
“At last I brought him low!”
And so my foes would sing for joy
To see my overthrow;
To see my overthrow.

But still your steadfast love I trust;
Your saving pow’r I praise!
The LORD has richly dealt with me;
My songs to him I raise!

Yes, still your steadfast love I trust;
Your saving pow’r I praise!
The LORD has richly dealt with me;
My songs to him I raise!

Words: John H. Gower, 1890; Arr. Will Milks; Music: CLEANSING FOUNTAIN; early American melody; PD; CCLI License #11029770

How Deep The Father’s Love

How deep the Father’s love for us––
How vast beyond all measure––
That he should give his only Son
To make a wretch his treasure!
How great the pain of searing loss;
The Father turns his face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory!

Behold the Man, upon a cross;
My sin upon his shoulders!
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held him there
Until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life;
I know that it is finished!

I will not boast in anything––
No gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom––
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection!
Why should I gain from his reward?
I cannot give an answer,
But this I know, with all my heart:
His wounds have paid my ransom!

Words/Music: Stuart Townend; © 1995 Thankyou Music; CCLI License #11029770

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

O sovereign God, O matchless King, The saints adore, the angels sing,
And fall before the throne of grace; To you belongs the highest praise.

These sufferings, this passing tide, Under your wings I will abide,
And every enemy shall flee; You are my hope and victory.

Praise the Father, praise the Son, Praise the Spirit, Three in One!
Clothed in power and in grace, the Name above all other names.

To the valley for my soul, Your great descent has made me whole,
Your Word my heart has welcomed home, Now peace like water ever flows.
Chorus 2x

Yours is the kingdom, yours is the power, yours is the glory, forever!
Yours is the kingdom, yours is the power, yours is the glory, forever!
Chorus

Words/Music: Chris Tomlin; © 2008 sixsteps Music; CCLI License #11029770

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