Songs for Worship – January 19, 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!”

Hast Thou Heard Him

Hast thou heard him, seen him, known him?
Is not thine a captured heart?
Chief among ten thousand own him,
Joyful choose the better part.

Captivated by his beauty,
Worthy tribute haste to bring.
Let his peerless worth constrain thee,
Crown him now unrivaled King. 

What can strip the seeming beauty,
From the idols of the earth?
Not a sense of right or duty,
But the sight of peerless worth.   Chorus

‘Tis that look that melted Peter,
‘Tis that face that Stephen saw,
‘Tis that heart that wept with Mary,
Can alone from idols draw.   Chorus

Words: Ora Rowan; Music: Joel Littlepage; © 2010 Joel Littlepage Music; CCLI License #11029770

A Mighty Fortress

A mighty fortress is our God, a Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing;
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing;
Dost ask who that may be: Christ Jesus it is he;
Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same,
And he must win the battle!

And though this world with devils filled, should threaten to undo us
We will not fear for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us
The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him
His rage we can endure, for lo his doom is sure
One little word shall fell him!

That Word above all earthly pow’r, no thanks to them abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever!

Words/Music: Martin Luther; PD; 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 Is My Strong Salvation (Psalm 27)

God is my strong salvation;
what foe have I to fear?
In peril and temptation
my light, my help, is near.
Though hosts encamp around me,
He makes me firmly stand!
What terror can confound me
with God at my right hand?
What terror can confound me
with God at my right hand?

Place on the LORD reliance;
my soul, with courage wait;
God’s truth is your assurance,
when faint and desolate.
His might your heart shall strengthen,
His love your joy increase;
Oh wait on him, take courage!
The LORD will give you peace!
Oh wait on him, take courage!
The LORD will give you peace!

Words: James Montgomery (1822); alt. Will Milks; Music: LANCASHIRE, Henry Thomas Smart (1836); PD; CCLI License #11029770

Lead On, O King Eternal

Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come!
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song!

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet “amen” of peace;
For not with swords loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
With deeds of love and mercy,
The heav’nly kingdom comes!

Lead on, O King; lead on, O King;
Lead on, O King, lead on!

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears,
For gladness breaks like morning
Where’er thy face appears!
Thy cross is lifted o’er us,
We journey in its light,
The crown awaits the conquest
Lead on, O God of might!   Chorus

Words: Ernest W Shurtleff; Music: Jeff Pardo; © 2008 Cubs In The Series Music; CCLI License #11029770

 

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