Songs for Worship – September 1, 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!”

Come Christians, Join To Sing

Rejoice, and sing to God our Lord, our King!
Lift up, and praise his Name! Alleluia!
Rejoice, and sing to God our Lord, our King!
Lift up, and praise his Name! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Come Christians, join to sing—Alleluia! Amen!
Loud praise to Christ our King—Alleluia! Amen!
Let all with heart and voice before his throne rejoice;
Praise is his gracious choice—Alleluia! Amen!

Come, lift your hearts on high—Alleluia! Amen!
Let praises fill the sky— Alleluia! Amen!
He is our Guide and Friend; to us he’ll condescend;
His love shall never end—Alleluia! Amen!   Chorus

Praise yet our Christ again—Alleluia! Amen!
Life shall not end the strain—Alleluia! Amen!
On heaven’s blissful shore his goodness we’ll adore,
Singing forevermore, “Alleluia! Amen!”   Chorus

Words: Christian H Bateman; Music: Spanish traditional melody; PD; 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.
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

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

Satisfied

All my life long I had panted for a drink from some cool spring
That I hoped would quench the burning of the thirst I felt within.

Hallelujah! He has found me,
The One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
Through his blood I now am saved.

Feeding on the filth around me ’till my strength was almost gone,
Longed my soul for something better only still to hunger on.   Chorus

Poor I was and sought for riches, something that would satisfy,
But the dust I gathered ’round me only mocked my soul’s sad cry.   Chorus

Well of water ever springing, bread of life so rich and free,
Untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me!   Chorus

Words: Clara T. Williams (1875); Music: Karl Digerness; 1997 © Karl Digerness Music; CCLI License #11029770

Psalm 63

O God, you are my God alone; and you with eagerness I seek;
My soul and body thirst for you, as in a land that’s dry and weak.

You, in your holy place, I’ve seen;
Your pow’r and glory held my gaze.
Your love is better-far than life,
And so my lips will sing your praise!

So I will bless you all my life and raise my hands to you in prayer.
My joyful lips will sing your praise; my soul be fed with richest fare.

My God, when I remember you
Throughout the watches of the night;
On you I meditate and find
Your presence makes the darkness light!

For you have been my help, O God; I sing for joy beneath your wings.
Your right hand holds and strengthens me; to you my soul for safety clings.
For you have been my help, O God; I sing for joy beneath your wings.
Your right hand holds and strengthens me; to you my soul for safety clings.

But those who seek to end my life
To depths of earth shall fall away;
A sword of pow’r shall bring them down,
And they shall be the jackal’s prey!

The king will then rejoice in God, and all who swear by him exult;
But God will stop the liars’ mouths, the ones who utter what is false.
O God, you are my God alone; with eagerness I seek your face.
Your love is better-far than life, and so my lips will sing your praise,
And so my lips will sing your praise!

Words: OPC/URNCA 2016; Alt. Will Milks; 2018 © Trinity Psalter Hymnal Joint Venture; Music: Sandra McCracken; Arr. Will Milks; 2001 © Same Old Dress Music; CCLI License #11029770

Come Thou Fount

Come thou Fount of every blessing tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount––I’m fixed upon it––mount of God’s unchanging love!

Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

Words: Robert Robinson; Music: American Folk Tune; CCLI License #11029770

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