Songs for Worship – August 11, 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!”

The Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.   Chorus

His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the ‘whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay.   Chorus

When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found:
Dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne!   Chorus

Words: Edward Mote; Music: William B. Bradbury; Arr. Matthew Smith; 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

Beams of Heaven

[No recording exists online for the melody we sing at Cross Park.]

Beams of heaven, as I go
Through this wilderness below,
Guide my feet in peaceful ways,
Turn my midnights into days.
When in darkness I would grope,
Faith will see a star of hope,
And from all life’s grief and danger
I shall be free someday,
(I shall be free someday)
I shall be free someday,
(I shall be free someday)
I’ll be free.

Often times my sky is clear,
Joy abounds without a tear;
Though today so bright begun,
Clouds may hide tomorrow’s sun.
Soon will be a day so bright—
One that never yields to night!
Your unfading light of glory
I shall behold someday,
(I shall behold someday)
I shall behold someday,
(I shall behold someday)
I’ll behold.

Harder yet may be the fight,
Right may often yield to might,
Wickedness a while may reign,
Satan’s cause may seem to gain.
But the King who rules above—
Lord of Hosts yet God of love—
Won the war and has assured me:
I shall have peace someday,
(I shall have peace someday)
I shall have peace someday,
(I shall have peace someday)
I’ll have peace.

Burdens here may crush us down,
Disappointments all around;
Troubles speak with mournful sigh,
Sorrow through a tear-stained eye.
But there’s a world where pleasure reigns––
Gone the grief, the woes, the pains––
In your land of peace and glory
We shall be home someday,
(We shall be home someday)
We shall be home someday,
(We shall be home someday)

We shall be home someday,
(We shall be home someday)
We shall be home someday,
(We shall be home someday)
We’ll be home.

Words: Charles Albert Tindley; Alt., Will Milks; Music: William Wingate; 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

Psalm 143

1 Hear me, LORD, when I pray; and give ear to my plea!
In your faithfulness answer, and righteousness bring.
2 Yet LORD, judge me not for there’s no one alive
Who before you can stand on his own, justified.

3 For the foe has pursued me, has crushed me and made
me to dwell, like the dead in the dark of the grave!
4 LORD, hopeless and shaken 5-6 I stretch out my hands,
And recalling your goodness, I thirst like dry lands!

7 Answer quickly, O LORD! I am wasting away!
Show your face or like those who have died I will stay.
8 Your love, come the morning, let me hear anew;
And your way make me know––I am hiding in you!
9 From foes, keep me safe; 10 help me follow your will;
And my God, by your Spirit so good, lead me still!

11 For the sake of your name, LORD preserve me, revive;
And in righteousness bring me from trouble alive!
12 LORD, end my oppressors; prevail in your love,
For I worship and serve you, the true God above.
Yes, I worship and serve you, the true God above.

Words & Arr.: Will Milks; Music: American folk tune; CCLI License #11029770

 

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