Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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 will we be when He comes.

Written by: Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker, and Matt Papa
© 2013 Love Your Enemies Publishing

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Sands of Time Are Sinking

The sands of time are sinking, the dawn of Heaven breaks;
The summer morn I’ve sighed for—the fair, sweet morn awakes:
Dark, dark hath been the midnight, but dayspring is at hand,
And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

The King there in His beauty, without a veil is seen:
It were a well spent journey, though seven deaths lay between:
The Lamb with His fair army, doth on Mount Zion stand,
And glory—glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

O Christ, He is the fountain, the deep, deep well of love!
The streams on earth I’ve tasted more deep I’ll drink above:
There to an ocean fullness His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

With mercy and with judgment my web of time He wove,
And aye, the dews of sorrow were lustered with His love;
I’ll bless the hand that guided, I’ll bless the heart that planned
When throned where glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

Oh! I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved’s mine!
He brings a poor vile sinner into His “house of wine.”
I stand upon His merit—I know no other stand,
Not even where glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.

The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face;
I will not gaze at glory but on my King of grace.
Not at the crown He giveth but on His pierced hand;
The Lamb is all the glory of Immanuel’s land.

Words by: Anne Ross Cousin (1857), based on the letters of Samuel Rutherford
© Public Domain

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It Is Well With My Soul

Verse 1:
When peace like a river
my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
my lot
Thou hast taught me to say

It is well, It is well with my soul


It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul

Verse 2:
Tho' Satan should buffet
Tho' trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ hath regarded

My helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood
my soul

Verse 3:

My sin O the bliss
Of this glorious tho't

My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross
And I bear
it no more
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord O
my soul

Verse 4:
And Lord haste the day
When the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound
And the Lord shall descend
Even so
it is well
With my soul

Written By: Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss
© Public Domain

Psalm 24

Sung to 'How Firm a Foundation'

(1) The earth and the riches that in it are stored,
The world and its dwellers belong to the Lord.
(2) For He is the One who first caused it to stand,
And up from the seas He established the land.

(3) O who can the path to the Lord’s mount ascend?
And who in the place of His holiness stand?
(4) The man of pure heart and of hands without stain,
Who swears not to idols, nor worships what’s vain.

(5) Yes, he from the Lord shall a blessing obtain;
And from God his Savior, he’ll righteousness gain.
(6) Thus looking to Him is a whole blessed race;
All those who, like Jacob, are seeking Your face.

(7) O gates, lift your heads! Ancient doors, lift them high!
The great King of glory to enter draws nigh!
(8) O who is the King that in glory draws near?
The Lord, mighty Lord of the battle, is here!

(9) O gates, lift your heads! Ancient doors, lift them high!
The great King of glory to enter draws nigh!
(10) This great King of glory, O who can He be?
The Lord God of hosts, King of glory is He!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Joy Has Dawned

Verse 1:
Joy has dawned upon the world
Promised from creation
God's salvation now unfurled
Hope for ev'ry nation
Not with fanfares from above
Not with scenes of glory
But a humble gift of love
Jesus born of Mary

Verse 2:
Sounds of wonder fill the sky
With the songs of angels
As the mighty Prince of Life
Shelters in a stable
Hands that set each star in place
Shaped the earth in darkness
Cling now to a mother's breast
Vulnerable and helpless

Verse 3:
Shepherds bow before the Lamb
Gazing at the glory
Gifts of men from distant lands
Prophesy the story
Gold a King is born today
Incense God is with us
Myrrh His death will make a way
By His blood He'll win us

Verse 4:
Son of Adam Son of heaven
Given as a ransom
Reconciling God and man
Christ our mighty Champion
What a Savior what a Friend
What a glorious mystery
Once a babe in Bethlehem
Now the Lord of history

Written by: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
© 2004 Thankyou Music

Send Out Your Light (Psalm 43)

Verse 1:
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
Against the deceitful man, O deliver us
For you are the God in whom I take refuge
Why have you rejected me? I walk around confused.

Send out your light and truth
Let them lead me
Bring me to your holy hill
To your dwelling
Then I will go to the alter of God
To God, my exceeding joy
Then I will praise him with all my heart
Oh my joy, my joy

Verse 2:
Why are you cast down low, o my soul?
Why are you cast down low, and in turmoil?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise him
Hope in God, for he is my salvation.

Written by Sandra McCracken
© 2015 Drink Your Tea (ASCAP)

From The Rising of the Sun (Psalm 113)

Verse 1:
Hallelujah, give praise, you servants
Praise the name of the LORD
Let the name of the LORD be blessed
from now and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun, to it’s going down
Let the name of the LORD be praised, from the rising of the sun.

Verse 2:
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens,
Who is like the LORD our God? Who sits enthroned on high?
Who is like the LORD our God? Who stoops to behold,
The heavens and the earth

Written by Sandra McCracken
© 2015 Drink Your Tea (ASCAP)

Psalm 16

(Sung to tune of 'Crown Him with Many Crowns')

(1) Lord, safely keep my life – I refuge take in Thee;
(2) I said to God, “You are my Lord; I have no good but Thee.”
(3) As for Your saints on earth, they are the glorious ones,
The godly who are my delight – Your daughters and Your sons.

(4) Those who seek other gods, their sorrows will increase,
For chasing after emptiness will never bring them peace.
I will not join with them, blood offerings to make,
The names of idols, empty gods, on my lips I’ll not take.

(5) Lord, You have given me my portion and my cup,
And You have made my lot secure; my head You’ve lifted up.
(6) The bound’ries of my life have fallen pleasantly,
My heritage, my sure repose, is beautiful to me.

(7) I praise and bless the Lord who has instructed me,
Indeed, my heart and mind all night do counsel give to me.
(8) For I have set the Lord before me e’er to stand,
And I will never shaken be, for He’s at my right hand.

(9) Therefore, my heart is glad, my glory does rejoice;
My flesh will also dwell secure, and I’ll lift up my voice.
(10) You won’t abandon me to death and the grave’s sway,
You won’t allow your Holy One to undergo decay.

(11) You have made known to me the path of life, the Way,
For in Your presence there is joy in all its full array.
At Thy right hand are found both joy and pleasures’ store,
For in Thy presence, at Thy hand, are pleasures evermore.

We Will Feast In The House of Zion

We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

Verse 1:
We will not be burned by the fire
He is the LORD our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up

Verse 2:
In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength

Verse 3:
Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom.

Written by Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore
© 2015 Drink Your Tea (ASCAP)

Man of Sorrows

Verse 1
Man of sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah what a Savior

Verse 2
Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah what a Savior

Verse 3
Guilty vile and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement can it be
Hallelujah what a Savior

Verse 4
Lifted up was He to die
It is finished was His cry
Now in heaven exalted high
Hallelujah what a Savior

Verse 5
When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew His song we'll sing
Hallelujah what a Savior

Written by: Philip Paul Bliss
© Public Domain

Psalm 46

Tune of 'A Mighty Fortress is Our God'

God is our refuge and our strength,
A present help in our distress.
We will not therefore be afraid
Though all the earth should be removed,
Though mountains great be hurled
Into the ocean's depths,
Though seas may roar and foam
And billows shake the shore,
Though mountains tremble at their pow'r.

A river brings refreshing streams
To cheer the city of our God,
The Most High's holy dwelling place.
God is in her; she won't be moved;
At dawn will God help her.
The nations rage; realms quake;
He lifts His voice; earth melts.
The Lord of hosts with us!
Our fortress strong is Jacob's God.

O come, see what the Lord has done:
He desolations brought on earth;
On earth He puts an end to wars,
Breaks bow and spear, and chariots burn
Be still! Know I am God.
Exalted o'er all men,
Exalted o'er all earth.
The Lord of hosts with us!
Our fortress strong is Jacob's God.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not In Me

Verse 1:
No list of sins I have not done,
No list of virtues I pursue,
No list of those I am not like,
Can earn myself a place with You.
O God! Be merciful to me—
I am a sinner through and through!
My only hope of righteousness
Is not in me, but only You.

Verse 2:
No humble dress, no fervent prayer,
No lifted hands, no tearful song,
No recitation of the truth
Can justify a single wrong.
My righteousness is Jesus' life,
My debt was paid by Jesus' death,
My weary load was borne by Him
And He alone can give me rest.

Verse 3:
No separation from the world,
No work I do, no gift I give,
Can cleanse my conscience, cleanse my hands;
I cannot cause my soul to live.
But Jesus died and rose again—
The pow'r of death is overthrown!
My God is merciful to me
And merciful in Christ alone.

My righteousness is Jesus' life,
My debt was paid by Jesus' death,
My weary load was borne by Him
And He alone can give me rest.

By Eric Schumacher; David L. Ward
© 2012, admin by Thousand Tongues

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Christ Is Risen He Is Risen Indeed

Verse 1
How can it be the One who died
Has borne our sin through sacrifice
To conquer every sting of death
Sing sing hallelujah

Verse 2
For joy awakes as dawning light
When Christ's disciples lift their eyes
Alive He stands their Friend and King
Christ Christ He is risen

Christ is risen He is risen indeed
Oh sing hallelujah
Join the chorus sing with the redeemed
Christ is risen He is risen indeed

Verse 3
Where doubt and darkness once had been
They saw Him and their hearts believed
But blessed are those who have not seen
Yet sing hallelujah

Verse 4
Once bound by fear now bold in faith
They preached the truth and power of grace
And pouring out their lives they gained
Life life everlasting

Verse 5
The power that raised Him from the grave
Now works in us to powerfully save
He frees our hearts to live His grace
Go tell of His goodness

Written By: Ed Cash, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty
© 2012 Alletrop Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Gettymusic (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Together for the Gospel Live CDs (Sovereign Grace Ministries)

Here are links to two CD's which include many of the songs we do in our service. There are also several links to chord charts, lead sheets, and short sound clips. This website has been very useful for me over the past few years.

Together for the Gospel Live I:

Together for the Gospel Live II:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Verse 1
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Verse 2
Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood

Verse 3
See from His head His hands His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Verse 4
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a present (an offering) far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul my life my all

Written By: Isaac Watts
© Public Domain