Oh How Good It Is – Sunday Songs

This song is a great one to use for the beginning of a service.

Some scriptures to share with this song:
Matthew 6:14, Ephesians 4:1-6 (especially v. 3), Psalm 133:1, Colossians 3:12-14, Romans 12:15.

Oh, How Good It Is
Oh, how good it is when the fam’ly of God
Dwells together in spirit, in faith and unity.
Where the bonds of peace, of acceptance and love
Are the fruits of His presence here among us.

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord;
And with one heart we’ll live out His Word.
Till the whole earth sees the Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people.

Oh, how good it is on this  journey we share,
To rejoice with the happy and weep with those who mourn,
For the weak find strength, the afflicted find grace,
When we offer the blessing of belonging.

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord;
And with one heart we’ll live out His Word.
Till the whole earth sees the Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people.

Oh, how good it is to embrace His command
To prefer one another, forgive as He forgives.
When we live as one, we all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father and the Spirit.

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord;
And with one heart we’ll live out His Word.
Till the whole earth sees the Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people.

Words & Music by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes & Stuart Townend; copyright 2012 Getty Music, Parakeet Boots Music and Townend Music (admin. UK & Europe by Thankou Music.)

You can find the sheet music here or here.

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My Worth is Not In What I Own

A beautiful song by the Gettys and Graham Kendrick.

My Worth is Not In What I Own

My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love
At the cross

My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose, in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed
At the cross

Refrain:
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by
But life eternal calls to us
At the cross

I will not boast in wealth or might
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light
But I will boast in knowing Christ
At the cross

Refrain

Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed – my ransom paid
At the cross

Refrain

By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Graham Kendrick
© 2014 Getty Music Publishing and Make Way Music (admin by MusicServices.org)

Sunday Song — He Will Rescue Us

I first heard this song at my parents’ church and knew I wanted to start using it at our church. The only place I’ve been able to find a chart is at praisecharts.com. I hope it speaks to your heart as it has to mine.

He Will Rescue Us
For God so loved the world
That He gave His only Son
And if we humbly believe in Him
He will rescue us, He will rescue us.

God is here, He is on our side
He is faithful to hear our cry
In our weakness let hope arise
He will rescue us, He will rescue.

For love He gave His life
And mercy drove the nails
Redeemer, Savior, my Servant King
He will make a way, He will make a way.

by Greg Sykes

Sunday Song — How Firm A Foundation

How Firm A Foundation is another great, timeless hymn. It was originally published under the title, “Exceedingly Great and Precious Promises.”

Verse 1 is the introduction. God has revealed Himself through His word and believers can find a firm foundation for their faith in His word. The rest of the hymn is taken from promises found in the Bible.

Verse 2: Isaiah 41:10
Verse 3: Isaiah 43:2-3
Verse 4: 2 Cor. 12:9
Verse 5: Hebrews 13:5

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to You He has said
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

“Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am Thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee, I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake!”

Sunday Song — A Mighty Fortress

Psalm 18:1-3
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

What a beautiful song in praise of our God, our Refuge.

 

Be Thou My Vision

Probably my favorite hymn ever.

I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
You make known to me the path of life;

    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
~Psalm 16:8-9, 11

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought by day or by night.
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord.
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son.
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not nor man’s empty praise.
Thou mine inheritance now and always.
Thou and Thou only first in my heart.
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won.
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun.
Heart of my own heart whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Sunday Hymn — How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

When through the woods
and forest glades I wander
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

(Refrain)

And when I think
That God, His son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on a cross
My burdens gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin.

(Refrain)

When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration,
And there proclaim, My God How Great Thou Art!

(Refrain)