Man of Sorrows

I love this new hymn by Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood.

Man of Sorrows
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God,
By His own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid.

Silent as He stood accused,
Beaten, mocked, and scorned,
Bowing to the Father’s will,
He took a crown of thorns.

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah,
Praise and honor unto Thee.

Sent of heaven, God’s own Son,
To purchase and redeem,
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree.

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah,
Praise and honor unto Thee.

See the stone is rolled away,
Behold the empty tomb.
Hallelujah, God be praised
He’s risen from the grave!

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah,
Praise and honor unto Thee.
Praise and honor unto Thee!

Words & Music by Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood
© 2013 Hillsong Music Publishing

This video is in the original key which is too high for congregational use but it’s easy to hear the melody.

This video is in a much better key but the harmonies are so strong, it’s harder to hear the melody.

For our congregation we will be singing this in the key of C and skipping the bridge.


Worship at Calvary: July 10

This is our order of worship for Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. )

Our songs are centered around Psalm 103.

Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven

10,000 Reasons

Lord I Need You

The Risen Christ


Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

This hymn is based on Psalm 24, and is sung for both Advent and Palm Sunday.

Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory!
~Psalm 24:9-10

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
Behold, the King of glory waits;
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here!

O blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the Ruler is confessed!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in triumph comes!

Redeemer, come! I open wide
My heart to thee; here, Lord, abide.
Let me thy inner presence feel;
Thy grace and love in me reveal.

Lyrics:from Psalm 24, George Weissel, 1642, tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1855
Music: TRURO, from Musica Sacra, 1789

I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

Psalm 66:16
Come and hear, all you who fear God,
    and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 89:1
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
    with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 145:6-7
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

Luke 15:3-7
So he told them this parable:
 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

John 10:14-16
 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.  And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me
How He left the realms of glory
For the cross of Calvary.

Yes I’ll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Raised me up and gently led me
Back into the narrow way.

He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet;
Then at last He’ll bring me over
Saved by grace and victory

Words: Francis H. Rowley (1886) Tune: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830, HYFRYDOL

It’s difficult to find the exact music for Robin Mark’s version because he uses the verses & chorus that traditionally go with the tune with which most Americans are familiar, but with the tune, HYFRYDOL (Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus), but I found a useable chart here.

Before the Throne — Sunday Song

A classic “newer” hymn. The text was written by Charitie Lees Bancroft in 1860. The alternate words and music were written by Vikki Cook. (© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship) We’ve used this song in our church for several years and it’s a favorite of mine. It’s such a blessing to be reminded that we are held securely in God’s hands.

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great high priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav’n He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of Glory and of Grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

You can find resources for this song here.

Isaiah 49:16, John 8:58, Romans 6:8-9, Romans 8:1-2
Romans 8:34, Colossians 3:3, Hebrews 4:14-16
Hebrews 7:25, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Revelation 7:9-17