God Evermore – Sunday Song

We will be singing this song through Advent this year and into our study of Genesis.

This new version is by Paul Baloche and Aaron Shust with Fanny Crosby listed as a co-composer.

Light of eternity
Ancient of days
Glorious in holiness
Worthy of praise
Wonderful Counselor
We will adore
You have created us God evermore

We adore You
We adore You
Lifting praises to God evermore

Lord of the infinite
Author of time
Earth and the heavens sing Your grand design
Angels in worship
Rejoice and proclaim
You are the Holy One
Great is Your name

We adore You
We adore You
Lifting praises to God evermore
Hallelujah
For the Father’s love
Hallelujah
God evermore

Waves of the ocean deep
Bend to Your will
With Your commanding voice
Storms become still

All will acknowledge You
All will proclaim
You are the King of kings
Great is Your name

Written by: Paul Baloche, Aaron Shust, Fanny Crosby

Copyright© 2016 Integrity Worship Music/Leadworship Songs/Powerful Productions & Bridge Building Music/Cp Shust Tunes

This song is based on the hymn by Fanny Crosby, “God of Eternity.” None of my old hymnals have it but I found it at Hymnary.org.

The original words were:
God of Eternity, Savior and King,
Help us to honor Thee, help while we sing;
Now may the clouds of night
Break into splendor bright,
Jesus, our life and light,
Our God and King!

God of eternity, Ancient of Days,
Glorious in majesty, Author of Praise;
Hear Thou our earnest call,
While at Thy feet we fall,
Jesus our all in all.
Our Lord and King!

God of eternity, Ruler divine,
Strength of the mighty hills,  all power is Thine;
Boundless Thy reign shall be,
Wondrous Thy victory,
Earth shall be fill’d with Thee,
Our Lord and King!

God of eternity, Love is Thy name,
God of the earth and sea, Thee we proclaim;
Love, thro’ Thine only Son,
Thy work of grace hath done;
O blessed Three in One,
Our Lord and King!

by Fanny Crosby, copyright 1908 by the Biglow & Main Co.

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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.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yjw8pva9UY

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.