Songs for Worship – July 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!”

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

Grace Alone

I was an orphan, lost at the fall,
Running away when I’d hear your call;
But Father, you worked your will.
I had no righteousness of my own;
I had no right to draw near your throne;
But Father, you loved me still.

And, in love, before you laid the world’s foundation,
You predestined to adopt me as your own.
You have raised me so high up above my station––
I’m a child of God by grace and grace alone!

You left your home to seek out the lost;
You knew the great and terrible cost;
But Jesus, your face was set.
I worked my fingers down to the bone;
Nothing I did could ever atone;
But Jesus, you paid my debt!

By your blood I have redemption and salvation!
Lord, you died that I might reap what you have sown;
And you rose that I might be a new creation––
I am born again by grace and grace alone!

I was in darkness all of my life;
I never knew the day from the night;
But Spirit, you made me see.
I swore I knew the way on my own––
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone––
But Spirit, you moved in me.

At your touch, my sleeping spirit was awakened;
On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone;
Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken––
Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone!

So I’ll stand in faith by grace and grace alone!
I will run the race by grace and grace alone!
I will slay my sin by grace and grace alone!
I will reach the end by grace and grace alone!

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

From the Depths of Woe (Psalm 130)

From the depths of woe I raise to thee the voice of lamentation;
Lord turn a gracious ear to me and hear my supplication!
If, thou, iniquities dost mark––our secret sins and misdeeds dark––
O who shall stand before thee? (Who shall stand before thee?)
O who shall stand before thee? (Who shall stand before thee?)

To wash away the crimson stain, grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works alas are all in vain––in much the best life faileth.
No man can glory in thy sight; all must, alike, confess thy might,
And live alone by mercy! (Live alone by mercy!)
And live alone by mercy! (Live alone by mercy!)

Therefore, my trust is in the Lord, and not in mine own merit!
On him, my soul shall rest––his Word upholds my fainting spirit!
His promised mercy is my fort, my comfort, and my sweet support!
I wait for it with patience! (Wait for it with patience!)
I wait for it with patience! (Wait for it with patience!)

What though I wait the live-long night and till the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in his might––it doubteth not nor feareth;
Do thus, O ye, of Israel’s seed––ye of the Spirit born indeed––
And wait till God appeareth! (Wait till God appeareth!)
And wait till God appeareth! (Wait till God appeareth!)

Though great our sins and sore our woes, his grace much more aboundeth!
His helping love no limit knows; our utmost need it soundeth!
Our Shepherd, good and true is he who will at last his Israel free
From all their sin and sorrow! (All their sin and sorrow!)
From all their sin and sorrow! (All their sin and sorrow!)

Words: Martin Luther; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

Jesus with Thy Church Abide

Jesus, with thy Church abide,
Be her Savior, Lord, and Guide,
While on earth her faith is tried:

We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us. 

Keep her life and doctrine pure,
Grant her patience to endure,
Trusting in thy promise sure:   Chorus

May she one in doctrine be,
One in truth and charity,
Winning all to faith in thee:   Chorus

May she guide the poor and blind,
Seek the lost until she find,
And the brokenhearted bind:
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us,
We beseech thee, hear us,

Oft in sorrow, oft in woe;
Onward, Christian! Onward, go!
   (repeat)

Words: Thomas Pollock; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

Who Is This

Who is this, so weak and helpless, child of lowly Hebrew maid,
Rudely in a stable sheltered, coldly in a manger laid?
‘Tis the Lord of all creation who this wondrous path has trod;
He is Lord from everlasting and to everlasting God.

Who is this, a Man of Sorrows, walking sadly life’s hard way,
Homeless, weary, sighing, weeping over sin and Satan’s sway?
‘Tis our God, our glorious Savior, who above the starry sky
Is for us a place preparing, where no tear can dim the eye.

Who is this? Behold him shedding drops of blood upon the ground!
Who is this, despised, rejected, mocked, insulted, beaten, bound?
‘Tis our God, who gifts and graces on his church is pouring down;
Who shall smite in holy vengeance all his foes beneath his throne.

Who is this that hangs there dying while the rude world scoffs and scorns,
Numbered with the malefactors, torn with nails, and crowned with thorns?
‘Tis our God who lives forever ‘mid the shining ones on high,
In the glorious golden city, reigning everlastingly.

Words: William How; Music: Christopher Miner; © 1997 Christopher Miner Music; CCLI License #11029770

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

 

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