Songs for Worship – January 5, 2020

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!”

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea.
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be!

Holy, holy, holy, though the darkness hide thee;
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see.
Only thou art holy––there is none beside thee––
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity!

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth, and sky, and sea!
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Words: Reginald Heber; Music: John Dykes; CCLI License #11029770

He’s Opened the Gates (Psalm 118)

Praise our God, for he is good––his love endures forever!
Let the saints of Jesus sing––his love endures forever!
Let the shepherds now confess––his love endures forever!
All who fear the Lord declare––his love endures forever!

With death on every side, they pressed him hard yet he cut them down;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He came to save us from the grave,
Came to save from the grave,
Came to save us from the grave.   Chorus

The stone thrown away now has become the cornerstone;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield.   Chorus

Though dead, he would not die; though in hell, he rose from the grave;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in.   Chorus

Words/Music: Wen Reagan (based on Ps 118); © 2013 Wen Reagan; CCLI License #11029770

Go To Dark Gethsemane

Go to dark Gethsemane,
ye that feel the tempter’s power
Your Redeemer’s conflict see,
watch with Him one bitter hour
Turn not from His griefs away;
learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See Him at the judgment hall,
beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned
O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
learn of Christ to bear the cross!
Learn of Christ to bear the cross!

Calvary’s mournful mountain climb;
there, adoring at His feet
Mark that miracle of time,
God’s own sacrifice complete
“It is finished!” hear Him cry;
learn of Jesus Christ to die!
Learn of Jesus Christ to die!

Early hasten to the tomb
where they laid His breathless clay
All is solitude and gloom.
Who has taken Him away?
Christ is risen! He meets our eyes;
Savior, teach us so to rise!
Savior, teach us so to rise!

Words: James Montgomery; Music: Kevin Twit; © 2007 Kevin Twit Music; CCLI License #11029770

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps on the sea,
And rides upon the storm,
He plants his footsteps on the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
With blessings on your head,
Are big with mercy and shall break
With blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face,
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour.
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r,
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain,
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

Words: William Cowper; Music: Jeremy Casella; © 2009 Saint & Pilgrim Songs; CCLI License #11029770

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of his glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!   Chorus

His Word shall not fail you—he promised;
Believe him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!   Chorus

Words/Music: Helen Howarth Lemmel; Arr. Will Milks; PD; 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

Rejoice

Come and stand before your Maker, full of wonder, full of fear!
Come behold his power and glory, yet with confidence draw near!
For the One who holds the heavens and commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us with an unrelenting love!

Rejoice––come and lift your hands and raise your voice!
He is worthy of all praise,
Rejoice––sing the mercies of your King,
And with trembling rejoice!

We are children of the promise––the beloved of the Lord,
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood;
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a Father who will never let them go!   Chorus

All our sickness, all our sorrows Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us, he is walking with us still,
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise;
There is blessing in the battle so take heart and stand amazed!

Rejoice––when you cry to him he hears your voice!
He will wipe away your tears,
Rejoice––in the midst of suffering
He will help you sing   Chorus

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

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