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!”
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace.
My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad, the honors of thy name.
Jesus, who breaks the pow’r of sin, and sets the pris’ner free––
his blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me.
He speaks and, list’ning to his voice, new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice; the humble poor believe.
Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your loosen’d tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Savior come; and leap, ye lame, for joy.
Jesus, the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears, ’tis life and health and peace.
Words: Charles Wesley; Music: AZMON, C. G. Gläser (1828); Adapter, Lowell Mason; Arr. Will Milks; PD; CCLI License #11029770
Lord, I Need You
Lord, I come, I confess;
Bowing here I find my rest;
Without you I fall apart––
You’re the One who guides my heart.
Lord, I need you, oh, I need you!
Every hour I need you!
My one defense, my righteousness––
Oh God, how I need you!
Where sin runs deep, your grace is more;
Where grace is found, is where you are;
And where you are, Lord, I am free––
Holiness is Christ in me! Chorus
Teach my song to rise to you
When temptation comes my way;
And when I cannot stand, I’ll fall on you;
Jesus, you’re my hope and stay! Chorus
Music/Words: Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher; © sixstetps Music; Sweater Weather Music; Thankyou Music; Valley Of Songs Music; CCLI License #11029770
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God,
When I, in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder;
thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee:
“How great thou art; how great thou art!”
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee:
“How great thou art; how great thou art!”
When through the woods
And forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze, Chorus
And when I think:
That God his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die—I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross,
My burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin! Chorus
When Christ shall come
With shouts of acclamation
And take me home—what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim: “My God, how great thou art!” Chorus
Words: Carl Gustav Boberg, trans. Stuart K Hine; Music: Swedish folk melody; © 1949, 1953, The Stuart Hine Trust, admin. Hope Publishing Company; CCLI License #11029770
Jesus Cast a Look on Me
Jesus cast a look on me,
Give me sweet simplicity
Make me poor and keep me low,
Seeking only Thee to know
All that feeds my busy pride,
Cast it evermore aside
Bid my will to Thine submit,
Lay me humbly at Thy feet
Make me like a little child,
Of my strength and wisdom spoiled
Seeing only in Thy light,
Walking only in Thy might
Leaning on Thy loving breast,
Where a weary soul can rest
Feeling well the peace of God,
Flowing from His precious blood
In this posture let me live,
And hosannas daily give
In this temper let me die,
And hosannas ever cry!
Words: John Berridge; Music: Matthew Perryman Jones; © MPJ Music; CCLI License #11029770
O Church, Arise
O Church, arise, and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our Captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies;
An army bold, whose battle-cry is “Love!”
Reaching out to those in darkness.
Our call to war: to love the captive soul,
But to rage against the captor.
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on every side,
We know the outcome is secure,
And Christ will have the prize for which he died:
An inheritance of nations!
Come see the cross, where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see his foes lie crushed beneath his feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This victory march continues till the day
Every eye and heart shall see him.
So Spirit come, put strength in every stride,
Give grace for every hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of his grace,
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in glory.
Words/Music: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend; 2005 © Thankyou Music; CCLI License #11029770