Songs for Worship – December 29, 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!”

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth.
Ye, who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth!

Come and worship!
Come and worship!
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing––
Yonder shines the infant light!   Chorus

Sages leave your contemplations––
Brighter visions beam afar!
Seek the great Desire of nations!
Ye have seen his natal star.   Chorus

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear.
Suddenly the Lord descending,
In his temple shall appear!   Chorus

All creation join in praising,
God the Father, Spirit, Son!
Evermore your voices raising
To the eternal Three-in-One!   Chorus

Words: James Montgomery; Music: Henry Thomas Smart; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills, and everywhere!
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born!

While shepherds kept their watching
O’er silent flocks by night,
Behold! throughout the heavens,
There shone a holy light!   Chorus

The shepherds feared and trembled
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth!   Chorus

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn!   Chorus

Words & Music: John W. Work; Arr. Will Milks; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Thou Who Wast Rich

Thou who wast rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake becamest poor;
Thrones for a manger didst surrender,
Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.
Thou who wast rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake becamest poor.

Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man;
Stooping so low but sinners raising
Upward by thine eternal plan.
Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man.

Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Savior and King, we worship thee.
Emmanuel, within us dwelling,
Make us what thou wouldst have us be.
Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Savior and King, we worship thee.

Words: Frank Houghton; © OMF International (UK); Music: Traditional French carol; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Come behold the wondrous mystery, in the dawning of the King.
He the theme of heaven’s praises; robed in frail humanity.
In our longing, in our darkness, now the light of life has come.
Look to Christ, who condescended; took on flesh to ransom us.

Come behold the wondrous mystery: he the perfect Son of Man.
In his living, in his suffering never trace nor stain of sin.
See the true and better Adam come to save the hell-bound man.
Christ the great and sure fulfillment of the law; in him we stand.

Come behold the wondrous mystery: Christ the Lord upon the tree.
In the stead of ruined sinners hangs the Lamb in victory.
See the price of our redemption; see the Father’s plan unfold.
Bringing many sons to glory—grace unmeasured, love untold.

Come behold the wondrous mystery: slain by death the God of life.
But no grave could e’er restrain him––praise the Lord, he is alive!
What a foretaste of deliverance; how unwavering our hope.
Christ in power resurrected as we will be when he comes.
What a foretaste of deliverance; how unwavering our hope.
For no grave could e’er restrain him; praise the Lord, he is alive!

Music/Words: Matt Papa, Matt Boswell and Michael Bleecker; © 2013 Love Your Enemies; CCLI License #11029770

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise;
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! The herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!

Christ, by highest heav’n adored;
Christ, the everlasting Lord!
Late in time, behold him come––
Offspring of the virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell––
Jesus, our Emmanuel!   Chorus

Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace;
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings––
Ris’n with healing in His wings!
Mild he lays his glory by:
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born to give them second birth!   Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley; Music: Felix Mendelssohn; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Begin and Never Cease (Mvmt II)

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down
and glory shone around!

“Fear not!” said he––for mighty dread
had seized their troubled minds––
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
to you and all mankind,
to you and all mankind!”

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

“To you, in David’s town this day,
is born of David’s line,
the Savior, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:

The Heavenly Babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
and meanly wrapped in swaddling bands,
and in a manger laid.”

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel!
Born is the King of Israel!
Born is the King of Israel!

O come, let us adore him;  O come, let us adore him;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!
O come, let us adore him;  O come, let us adore him;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!
O come, let us adore him;  O come, let us adore him;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

“All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace!
Good will henceforth from God to man:
Begin and never cease, begin and never cease,
Begin and never cease!”

Words: verses by Edith Sanford Tillotson and Nahum Tate (1700); chorus from “God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen” an English Carol (18th cent.); 2nd bridge from “O Come, All Ye Faithful” attributed to John Francis Wade, trans. Frederick Oakeley; Music: verses by The Oh Hellos; 2nd bridge attributed to John Francis Wade; © 2013 The Oh Hellos

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