Worship Hymns, by the grace of God and for His glory.

    (PDF here) (Sources: timelesstruths.org; hymnal.net; hymnpod.com; etc. For notes for most, and to access audio, click listen.)

    Warning: Sing honestly or as prayer, for to profess what is not our reality (as I have often done) is lying. Lord have mercy on me and us.

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Worship Hymns

AT CALVARY | William R. Newell, 1895 [listen]

Years I spent in vanity and pride,

Caring not my Lord was crucified,

Knowing not it was for me He died, On Calvary.



Refrain: Mercy there was great, and grace was free;

Pardon there was multiplied to me;

There my burdened soul found liberty, At Calvary.



By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;

Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,

Till my guilty soul imploring turned To Calvary. Refrain



Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,

Now I gladly own Him as my King,

Now my raptured soul can only sing. Of Calvary. Refrain



Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!

Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!

Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span, At Calvary!Refrain



ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS' NAME | Edward Perronet, 1780 [listen]



1 All hail the power of Jesus' name!

Let angels prostrate fall.

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all!



2 O seed of Israel's chosen race

now ransomed from the fall,

hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all.

Hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all!



3 Let every tongue and every tribe

responsive to his call,

to him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all.

To him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all!



4 Oh, that with all the sacred throng

we at his feet may fall!

We'll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all.

We'll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all

A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM | Vernon J. Charlesworth, 1880

The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide,

A Shelter in the time of storm;

Secure whatever ill betide,

A Shelter in the time of storm.



Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,

A weary land, a weary land;

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,

A Shelter in the time of storm.



A shade by day, defense by night,

A Shelter in the time of storm;

No fears alarm, no foes afright,

A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain



The raging storms may round us beat,

A Shelter in the time of storm

We'll never leave our safe retreat,

A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain



O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,

A Shelter in the time of storm;

Be Thou our Helper ever near,

A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain



AMAZING GRACE

Text: John Newton; 1779 [listen]



1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

was blind, but now I see.



2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed.



3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come;

'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.



4. The Lord has promised good to me,

his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be,

as long as life endures.



5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

and mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess, within the veil,

a life of joy and peace.



6. When we've been there ten thousand years,

bright shining as the sun,

we've no less days to sing God's praise

than when we first begun. TOC

AND CAN IT BE, THAT I SHOULD GAIN? | Charles Wesley, 1738 [listen]



And can it be that I should gain

An int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me?



Refrain:

Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, should die for me!



2 'Tis mystery all! Th'Immortal dies!

Who can explore His strange design?

In vain the firstborn seraph tries

To sound the depths of love divine!

'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,

Let angel minds inquire no more. [Refrain]



3 He left His Father's throne above,

So free, so infinite His grace;

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam's helpless race;

'Tis mercy all, immense and free;

For, O my God, it found out me. [Refrain]



4 Long my imprisoned spirit layi

Fast bound in sin and nature's night;

Thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray,

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

My chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth and followed Thee. [Refrain]



5 No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in Him is mine!

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th'eternal throne,

And claim the crown, through Christ my own. [Refrain]


A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

Martin Luther ,1529 [listen]

1. A mighty fortress is our God,

a bulwark never failing;

our helper he amid the flood

of mortal ills prevaling.

For still our ancient foe

doth seek to work us woe;

his craft and power are great,

and armed with cruel hate,

on earth is not his equal.



2. 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 Sabbaoth, his name,

from age to age the same,

and he must win the battle.



3. 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.



4. That word above all earthly powers,

no thanks to them, abideth;

the Spirit and the gifts are ours,

thru 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.

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ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD?

Elisha A. Hoffman (1878) [listen]

1 Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?



Refrain:

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless?

Are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?



2 Are you walking daily by the Savior's side?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?[Refrain]



3 When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?[Refrain]



4 Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;

There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,

O be washed in the blood of the Lamb! [Refrain]



ANYWHERE WITH JESUS | Jessie B. Pounds, 1887) [listen]

Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go,
Anywhere He leads me in this world below;
Anywhere without Him dearest joys would fade;
Anywhere with Jesus I am not afraid.

    • Refrain:
      Anywhere, anywhere! Fear I cannot know;
      Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go.

  1. Anywhere with Jesus I am not alone;
    Other friends may fail me, He is still my own;
    Though His hand may lead me over drearest ways,
    Anywhere with Jesus is a house of praise. Refrain

  2. Anywhere with Jesus I need fear no ill,
    Though temptations gather round my pathway still;
    He Himself was tempted that He might help me;
    Anywhere with Jesus I may victor be. Refrain

  3. Anywhere with Jesus, over land and sea,
    Telling souls in darkness of salvation free;
    Ready as He summons me to go or stay,
    Anywhere with Jesus when He points the way. Refrain

  4. Anywhere with Jesus I can go to sleep,
    When the dark’ning shadows round about me creep,
    Knowing I shall waken nevermore to roam;
    Anywhere with Jesus will be home, sweet home. Refrain

ALAS! AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED [listen]

Text: Isaac Watts; refrain by Ralph E. Hudson



Alas! and did my Savior bleed,

and did my Sovereign die?

Would he devote that sacred head

for sinners such as I?



Refrain:

At the cross, at the cross,

where I first saw the light,

and the burden of my heart rolled away;

it was there by faith I received my sight,

and now I am happy all the day.

2. Was it for crimes that I have done,

he groaned upon the tree?

Amazing pity! Grace unknown!

And love beyond degree!

Refrain



3. Well might the sun in darkness hide,

and shut its glories in,

when God, the mighty maker, died

for his own creature's sin.

Refrain



4. Thus might I hide my blushing face

while his dear cross appears;

dissolve my heart in thankfulness,

and melt mine eyes to tears.

Refrain



5. But drops of tears can ne'er repay

the debt of love I owe.

Here, Lord, I give myself away;

'tis all that I can do.

Refrain

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ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME | Clara M. Brooks, 1907 [listen]

All the way my Savior leads me;

What have I to ask beside?

Can I doubt His tender mercy,

Who through life has been my Guide?



Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,

Here by faith in Him to dwell!

For I know, whate’er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well,

For I know, whate’er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well.



All the way my Savior leads me,

Cheers each winding path I tread,

Gives me grace for every trial,

Feeds me with the living bread.

Though my weary steps may falter,

And my soul athirst may be,

Gushing from the Rock before me,

Lo! a spring of joy I see,

Gushing from the Rock before me,

Lo! a spring of joy I see.

3

All the way my Savior leads me;

Oh, the fullness of His grace!

Perfect rest to me is promised

In my Father’s blest embrace.

When my spirit, clothed immortal,

Wings its flight to realms of day,

This my song through endless ages:

Jesus led me all the way,

This my song through endless ages:

Jesus led me all the way.



BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER...

Beloved, let us love one another,

for love is of God,

and every one that loveth, is born of God,

and knoweth God.



He that loveth not,

knoweth not God; for God is love,

Beloved, let us love one another,

First John four seven and eight (1Jn. 4:7,8)

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC | Julia W. Howe, 1861 [listen]



Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord

He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,

He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword

His truth is marching on.



[Refrain]: Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

His truth is marching on.



I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps

They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps

I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps

His day is marching on.

[Refrain]



I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,

"As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;"

Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel

Since God is marching on.

[Refrain]



He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat

He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat

Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!

Our God is marching on.

[Refrain]



In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,

While God is marching on.

[Refrain] TOC

BLESSED REDEEMER! PRECIOUS REDEEMER! | Avis M. Christiansen [listen]



Up Calv’ry’s mountain, one dreadful morn,

Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;

Facing for sinners death on the cross,

That He might save them from endless loss.



Refrain:

Blessed Redeemer! Precious Redeemer!

Seems now I see Him on Calvary’s tree;

Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading,

Blind and unheeding—dying for me!



Father forgive them!” thus did He pray,

E’en while His lifeblood flowed fast away;

Praying for sinners while in such woe—

No one but Jesus ever loved so.

Refrain:



Oh, how I love Him, Savior and Friend,

How can my praises ever find end!

Through years unnumbered on heaven’s shore,

My tongue shall praise Him forevermore.

Refrain



BE THOU MY VISION Dallan Forgail;l 1905 [listen]



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 Heav’n’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall,

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


BLESSED BE THE NAME William H. Clark, pub.1888 [listen]



All praise to Him who reigns above

In majesty supreme,

Who gave His Son for man to die,

That He might man redeem!



Refrain:

Blessed be the name! Blessed be the name!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name! Blessed be the name!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!



His name above all names shall stand,

Exalted more and more,

At God the Father’s own right hand,

Where angel hosts adore.

Refrain:



His name shall be the Counselor,

The mighty Prince of Peace,

Of all earth’s kingdoms conqueror,

Whose reign shall never cease.



BLESSED ASSURANCE Frances J. Crosby, 1873 [listen]



Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.



Refrain:

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.



Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels, descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Refrain:



Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

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CHRIST AROSE | Robert Lowry, 1874 [listen]



Low in the grave He lay,

Jesus, my Savior,

Waiting the coming day,

Jesus, my Lord!



Refrain:

Up from the grave He arose,

With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,

He arose a Victor from the dark domain,

And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.

He arose! He arose!

Hallelujah! Christ arose!



Vainly they watch His bed,

Jesus, my Savior;

Vainly they seal the dead,

Jesus, my Lord!

Refrain:



Death cannot keep his Prey,

Jesus, my Savior;

He tore the bars away,

Jesus, my Lord!

Refrain:

CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY | Charles Wesley, 1739 [listen]



Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!



Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!



Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!

Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!



Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!

Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!



Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!



King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!

Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!

Thee to know, Thy pow’r to prove, Alleluia!

Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING | Robert Robinson, 1758 [listen]



Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.



Teach me some melodious sonnet,

Sung by flaming tongues above;

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,

Mount of Thy redeeming love.



Here I’ll raise my Ebenezer;

Hither by Thy help I’m come;

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,

Safely to arrive at home.



Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wand’ring from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger,

Interposed His precious blood.



Oh, to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,

Bind my feeble heart to Thee.



Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

Prone to leave the God I loved;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,

Seal it for thy courts above.



[Hallelujah! I have found it,

The full cleansing I had craved,

And to all the world I’ll sound it:

They too may be wholly saved.



I am sealed by Thy sweet Spirit,

Prone no longer now to roam;

And Thy voice, I’ll humbly hear it,

For Thy presence is my home.]

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CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS | Matthew Bridges, 1852 [listen]



Crown Him with many crowns,

The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns

All music but its own!



Awake, my soul and sing

Of Him Who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King

Through all eternity.



Crown Him the Lord of love!

Behold His hands and side—

Rich wounds, yet visible above,

In beauty glorified.



No angel in the sky

Can fully bear that sight,

But downward bends His wond’ring eye

At mysteries so bright.



Crown Him the Lord of life!

Who triumphed o’er the grave,

Who rose victorious in the strife

For those He came to save.



His glories now we sing,

Who died, and rose on high,

Who died eternal life to bring,

And lives that death may die.



Crown Him the Lord of heav’n!

One with the Father known,

One with the Spirit through Him giv’n

From yonder glorious throne,



To Thee be endless praise,

For Thou for us hast died;

Be Thou, O Lord, through endless days

Adored and magnified.




















COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS |Johnson Oatman, Jr., pub.1897 [listen]



1. When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,

When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,

Count your many blessings, name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.



Refrain:

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your blessings, see what God hath done;

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.



2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?

Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?

Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,

And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]



3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,

Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;

Count your many blessings, money cannot buy

Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]



4. So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,

Do not be discouraged, God is over all;

Count your many blessings, angels will attend,

Help and comfort give you to your journey's end. [Refrain]



DARE TO BE A DANIEL | Philip P. Bliss, 1873 [listen]



Standing by a purpose true,

Heeding God’s command,

Honor them, the faithful few!

All hail to Daniel’s band!



Refrain:

Dare to be a Daniel,

Dare to stand alone!

Dare to have a purpose firm!

Dare to make it known.



Many mighty men are lost,

Daring not to stand,

Who for God had been a host

By joining Daniel’s band.

Refrain:

Hold the Gospel banner high!

On to vict’ry grand!

Satan and his hosts defy,

And shout for Daniel’s band.

Refrain: TOC

DRAW ME NEARER | Frances J. Crosby, 1875 [listen]



I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,

And it told Thy love to me;

But I long to rise in the arms of faith

And be closer drawn to Thee.



Refrain:

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,

To the cross where Thou hast died;

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,

To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Refrain:



Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,

By the pow’r of grace divine;

Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,

And my will be lost in Thine.

Refrain:



Oh, the pure delight of a single hour

That before Thy throne I spend,

When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God

I commune as friend with friend!

Refrain:



There are depths of love that I cannot know

Till I cross the narrow sea;

There are heights of joy that I may not reach

Till I rest in peace with Thee.

Refrain:



DOXOLOGY

Thomas Ken, 1674



Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


DOWN AT THE CROSS WHERE MY SAVIOR DIED | Author: E. A. Hoffman (1878) [listen]



1 Down at the cross where my Savior died,

Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,

There to my heart was the blood applied;

Glory to His Name!



Refrain:

Glory to His Name,

Glory to His Name:

There to my heart was the blood applied;

Glory to His Name!



2 I am so wondrously saved from sin,

Jesus so sweetly abides within,

There at the cross where He took me in;

Glory to His Name! [Refrain]



3 Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,

I am so glad I have entered in;

There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;

Glory to His Name! [Refrain]



4 Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,

Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;

Plunge in today, and be made complete;

Glory to His Name! [Refrain]



FAIREST LORD JESUS | Anonymous/Unknown, 1677 [listen]



Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,

O Thou of God and man the Son,

Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,

Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.



Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,

Robed in the blooming garb of spring;

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,

Who makes the woeful heart to sing.



Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,

And all the twinkling starry host;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer

Than all the angels heav’n can boast.



All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,

Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;

None can be nearer, fairer or dearer,

Than Thou, my Savior, art to me.



Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, praise, adoration,

Now and forevermore be Thine. TOC

FAITH IS THE VICTORY | John H. Yates, 1891 [listen]



Encamped along the hills of light,

Ye Christian soldiers, rise,

And press the battle ere the night

Shall veil the glowing skies.



Against the foe in vales below

Let all our strength be hurled;

Faith is the victory, we know,

That overcomes the world.



Refrain:

Faith is the victory!

Faith is the victory!

Oh, glorious victory,

That overcomes the world.



His banner over us is love,

Our sword the Word of God;

We tread the road the saints above

With shouts of triumph trod.

Refrain:



By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,

Swept on o’er every field;

The faith by which they conquered death

Is still our shining shield.

Refrain:



On every hand the foe we find

Drawn up in dread array;

Let tents of ease be left behind,

And onward to the fray.

Refrain:



Salvation’s helmet on each head,

With truth all girt about,

The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,

And echo with our shout.

Refrain:



To him that overcomes the foe,

White raiment shall be giv’n;

Before the angels he shall know

His name confessed in heav’n.

Refrain:



Then onward from the hills of light,

Our hearts with love aflame,

We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,

In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.

Refrain:

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS | Frederick W. Faber, 1849 [listen]



Faith of our fathers, living still,

In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;

Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy

Whene’er we hear that glorious Word!



Refrain:

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!

We will [may we] be true to thee till death.



Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,

Were still in heart and conscience free;

How sweet would be their children’s fate,

If they, like them, could die for thee!

Refrain:



Faith of our fathers, we will love

Both friend and foe in all our strife;

And preach thee, too, as love knows how

By kindly words and virtuous life.



FILL ME WITH THY SPIRIT

Daniel S. Warner, 1893



Fill me with Thy Spirit, Lord,

Fully save my longing soul;

Through the precious, cleansing blood

Purify and make me whole.



Refrain:

Come, O Lord, seal me Thine,

Come, Thy fullness now bestow;

Let Thy glory in me shine,

Make me whiter than the snow.



Fill me with Thy holy light,

I would have a single eye;

Make me perfect in Thy sight,

Tis Thy will to sanctify.



Refrain



Fill me with Thy perfect love,

Naught of self would I retain;

Losing all Thy love to prove,

Lord, I count a happy gain.



Refrain



Fill me with Thy mighty pow’r,

Father, Son, let thy Spirit, come;

In my soul the unction pour,

Make me ever all Thine own.

Refrain TOC

FOOTPRINTS OF JESUS | Mary B. Slade, 1871 [listen]



Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,

Come, follow Me!

And we see where Thy footprints falling

Lead us to Thee.

Refrain



Footprints of Jesus,

That make the pathway glow;

We will follow the steps of Jesus

Where’er they go.



Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,

Seeking His sheep;

Or along by Siloam’s fountains,

Helping the weak.

Refrain



If they lead through the temple holy,

Preaching the Word;

Or in homes of the poor and lowly,

Serving the Lord.

Refrain



Though, dear Lord, in Thy pathway keeping,

We follow Thee;

Through the gloom of that place of weeping,

Gethsemane!

Refrain



If Thy way and its sorrows bearing,

We go again,

Up the slope of the hillside, bearing

Our cross of pain.

Refrain



By and by, through the shining portals,

Turning our feet,

We shall walk, with the glad immortals,

Heav’n’s golden street.

Refrain



Then at last when on high He sees us,

Our journey done,

We will rest where the steps of Jesus

End at His throne.



Refrain

FREE FROM THE LAW

Philip P. Bliss, The Charm 1871 [listen]



Free from the law, O happy condition,

Jesus has bled and there is remission,

Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,

Grace hath redeemed us once for all.

Refrain



Once for all, O sinner, receive it,

Once for all, O brother, believe it;

Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,

Christ hath redeemed us once for all.



Now we are free, there’s no condemnation,

Jesus provides a perfect salvation.

"Come unto Me," O hear His sweet call,

Come, and He saves us once for all.

Refrain



"Children of God," O glorious calling,

Surely His grace will keep us from falling;

Passing from death to life at His call;

Blessèd salvation once for all.

Refrain TOC



GLORY TO HIS NAME | Elisha A. Hoffman, 1878 [listen]



Down at the cross where my Savior died,

Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,

There to my heart was the blood applied;

Glory to His Name!



Refrain:

Glory to His Name,

Glory to His Name:

There to my heart was the blood applied;

Glory to His Name!

Refrain



I am so wondrously saved from sin,

Jesus so sweetly abides within,

There at the cross where He took me in;

Glory to His Name!

Refrain



Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,

I am so glad I have entered in;

There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;

Glory to His Name!

Refrain



Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,

Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;

Plunge in today, and be made complete;

Glory to His Name! Refrain TOC

GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

Civilla D. Martin, 1904 [listen]



Be not dismayed whate’er betide,

God will take care of you;

Beneath His wings of love abide,

God will take care of you.



Refrain:

God will take care of you,

Through every day, o’er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you.



Through days of toil when heart doth fail,

God will take care of you;

When dangers fierce your path assail,

God will take care of you.

Refrain



All you may need He will provide,

God will take care of you;

Nothing you ask will be denied,

God will take care of you.

Refrain



No matter what may be the test,

God will take care of you;

Lean, weary one, upon His breast,

God will take care of you.



GOD’S WORD — HAVE I HID IN MY HEART

[listen]

God’s Word.....have I hid in my heart!

God’s Word.....have I hid in my heart!



Psalms One ..... Nineteen Eleven.

Oh, I’m so happy! God’s Word’s in my heart!

Growing! Growing! Growing!



God’s Word..... is hidden in my heart!

God’s Word .....is hidden in my heart!

My heart..... is the good ground

The Word of God can grow in me.

Growing! Growing! Growing!



Repeat all



Prayerfully add more lyrics as

GOD IS SO GOOD | Velna A. Ledin, 1933, but changed below, and is open to additions. Replace "me" with "us and "I" with "we" if sung as a body [listen]



God is so good,

God is so good,

God is so good,

He’s so good to me!



God sent His Son,

God sent His Son,

God sent His Son,

He’s so good to me!'



Christ died for me,

Christ died for me,

Christ died for me,

He’s so good to me!'



He rose again,

He rose again,

He rose again,

He’s so good to me!



He saved my soul,

He saved my soul,

He saved my soul,

He’s so good to me!



He's coming back,

He's coming back,

He's coming back,

He’s so good to me!



God answers prayer,

God answers prayer,

God answers prayer,

He’s so good to me!



I’ll pray to him

I’ll pray to him

I’ll pray to him

He’s so good to me!



God's changing me,

God's changing me,

God's changing me,

He’s so good to me!



We worship him

We worship him

We worship him

He’s so good to us!

TOC

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS | Thomas O. Chisholm 1923 [listen]

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.



Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!



Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.



Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!



Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!



Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!



GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH |

William Williams 1745 [listen]

1. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land.

I am weak, but thou art mighty; hold me with thy powerful hand.

Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more; feed me till I want no more.



2. Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow;

let the fire and cloudy pillar, lead me all my journey through.

Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, be thou still my strength and shield; be thou still my strength and shield.



3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside;

death of death and hell's destruction, land me safe on Canaan's side.

Songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever give to thee; I will ever give to thee.

GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN | Julia H. Johnston, 1910 [listen]



Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,

Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!

Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,

There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.



Refrain:

Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin!



Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,

Threaten the soul with infinite loss;

Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,

Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.

Refrain



Dark is the stain that we cannot hide;

What can we do to wash it away?

Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,

Brighter than snow you may be today.

Refrain



Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,

Freely bestowed on all who believe!

You that are longing to see His face,

Will you this moment His grace receive?

Refrain



HOW GREAT THOU ART | 1886 Carl Boberg [listen]

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,



Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour 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;



And when I think that God, His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin;



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! TOC

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING | Charles Wesley, 1739 [listen]



Hark! The herald angels sing,

Glory to the newborn King;

Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations rise,

Join the triumph of the skies;

With th’angelic host proclaim,

Christ is born in Bethlehem!”



Refrain:

Hark! the herald angels sing,

Glory to the newborn King!”



Christ, by highest Heav’n adored;

Christ the everlasting Lord;

Late in time, behold Him come,

Offspring of a virgin’s womb.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

Hail th’incarnate Deity,

Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,

Jesus our Emmanuel.

Refrain



Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings,

Ris’n with healing in His wings.

Mild He lays His glory by,

Born that man no more may die;

Born to raise the sons of earth,

Born to give them second birth.

Refrain



Come, Desire of nations, come,

Fix in us Thy humble home;

Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed,

Bruise in us the serpent’s head.

Now display Thy saving pow’r,

Ruined nature now restore;

Now in mystic union join

Thine to ours, and ours to Thine.

Refrain



Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,

Stamp Thine image in its place:

Second Adam from above,

Reinstate us in Thy love.

Let us Thee, though lost, regain,

Thee, the Life, the inner man:

Oh, to all Thyself impart,

Formed in each believing heart.

Refrain

HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT | Henry J. Zelley, pub.1899 [listen]



Walking in sunlight all of my journey,

Over the mountains, through the deep vale;

Jesus has said, I’ll never forsake thee—

Promise divine that never can fail.



Refrain:

Heavenly sunlight! Heavenly sunlight!

Flooding my soul with glory divine;

Hallelujah! I am rejoicing,

Singing His praises, Jesus is mine!

Refrain



Shadows around me, shadows above me

Never conceal my Savior and Guide;

He is the light, in Him is no darkness,

Ever I’m walking close to His side.

Refrain



In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,

Pressing my way to mansions above;

Singing His praises, gladly I’m walking,

Walking in sunlight, sunlight of love.



HE LEADETH ME | Joseph H. Gilmore, 1862 [listen]



He leadeth me, O blessed thought!

O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!

Whate’er I do, where’er I be

Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.



Refrain:

He leadeth me, He leadeth me,

By His own hand He leadeth me;

His faithful foll’wer I would be,

For by His hand He leadeth me.



Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom,

Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,

By waters still, o’er troubled sea,

Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Refrain



Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,

Nor ever murmur nor repine;

Content, whatever lot I see,

Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

Refrain



And when my task on earth is done,

When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,

E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,

Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Refrain TOC

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY | Reginald Heber, 1826 [listen]



Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!



Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.



Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;

Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!



HOLD THE FORT | Philip P. Bliss, 1870 [listen]

Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!

Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.

Refrain:

Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;

Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”



See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on;

Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone!

Refrain:



See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow!

In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe.

Refrain:



Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near;

Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!

Refrain:

HE HIDETH MY SOUL | Frances J. Crosby, 1890 [listen]



A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,

A wonderful Savior to me;

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,

Where rivers of pleasure I see.

Refrain:

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,

That shadows a dry, thirsty land;

He hideth my life in the depths of His love,

And covers me there with His hand,

And covers me there with His hand.

Refrain



A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,

He taketh my burden away,

He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,

He giveth me strength as my day.

Refrain



With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,

And filled with His fullness divine,

I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God!

For such a Redeemer as mine.

Refrain



When clothed with His brightness transported I rise

To meet Him in clouds of the sky,

His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,

I’ll shout with the millions on high. Refrain



HIGHER GROUND | Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898 [listen]



I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m onward bound,

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”



Refrain:

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.



My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay;

Though some may dwell where those abound,

My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

Refrain



I want to live above the world,

Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;

For faith has caught the joyful sound,

The song of saints on higher ground.

Refrain



I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Refrain TOC



HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION | Anonymous/Unknown, 1787 [listen]



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 hath said—

To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?



Fear not, I am with thee, oh, 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 gracious, omnipotent hand.



When through the deep waters I call thee to go,

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;

For I will be with thee thy trouble 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 harm thee; I only design

Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.



The soul that on Jesus doth lean 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.”



I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS | S. Sundar Singh [listen]



I have decided to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

No turning back, no turning back.

Though none go with me, still I will follow;

Though none go with me, still I will follow;

Though none go with me, still I will follow;

No turning back, no turning back.

.

The world behind me, the cross before me;

The world behind me, the cross before me;

The world behind me, the cross before me;

No turning back, no turning back.

I'LL FLY AWAY | Albert E. Brumley 1929 [listen]



Some glad morning when this life is o'er,

I'll fly away;

To a home on God's celestial shore,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away).



Chorus

I'll fly away, Oh Glory

I'll fly away; (in the morning)

When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away).



2. When the shadows of this life have gone,

I'll fly away;

Like a bird from prison bars has flown,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away)

Chorus



3. Just a few more weary days and then,

I'll fly away;

To a land where joy shall never end,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away)

IN THE SWEET BY AND BY | Sanford F. Bennett 1868 [listen]

There's a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;

For the Father waits over the way,

To prepare us a dwelling-place there.



Refrain:

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore;

In the sweet by and by

We shall meet on that beautiful shore.



We shall sing on that beautiful shore

The melodious songs of the blessed;

And our spirits shall sorrow no more,

Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

Refrain



To our bountiful Father above,

We will offer our tribute of praise,

For the glorious gift of His love,

And the blessings that hallow our days.

Refrain TOC

I AM RESOLVED | Palmer Hartsough, 1896 [listen]



I am resolved no longer to linger,

Charmed by the world’s delight,

Things that are higher, things that are nobler,

These have allured my sight.

Refrain:

I will hasten to Him,

Hasten so glad and free;

Jesus, greatest, highest,

I will come to Thee.



I am resolved to go to the Savior,

Leaving my sin and strife;

He is the true One, He is the just One,

He hath the words of life. [Refrain]



I am resolved to follow the Savior,

Faithful and true each day;

Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,

He is the living Way. [Refrain]



I am resolved to enter the kingdom,

Leaving the paths of sin;

Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,

Still will I enter in. [Refrain]



I am resolved, and who will go with me?

Come, friends, without delay;

Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit,

We’ll walk the heav’nly way. [Refrain]



HAVE THINE OWN WAY, LORD!

Author: Adelaide A. Pollard (1906) [listen]



1 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!

Thou art the potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me after thy will,

while I am waiting, yielded and still.



2 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!

Search me and try me, Savior today!

Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now,

as in thy presence humbly I bow.



3 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!

Wounded and weary, help me I pray!

Power, all power, surely is thine!

Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!



4 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!

Hold o'er my being absolute sway.

Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see

Christ only, always, living in me!

I AM THINE, O LORD | Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 [listen]



1. I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,

and it told thy love to me;

but I long to rise in the arms of faith

and be closer drawn to thee.



Refrain:

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

to thy precious, bleeding side.



2. Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,

by the power of grace divine;

let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,

and my will be lost in thine.

(Refrain)



3. O the pure delight of a single hour

that before thy throne I spend,

when I kneel in prayer, and with thee, my God,

I commune as friend with friend!

(Refrain)



4. There are depths of love that I cannot know

till I cross the narrow sea;

there are heights of joy that I may not reach

till I rest in peace with thee.

(Refrain)



I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY | Arabella K. Hankey, 1866 [listen]

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,

Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love;

I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true,

It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.



Refrain:

I love to tell the story,

Twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story

Of Jesus and His love.



I love to tell the story, more wonderful it seems

Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams;

I love to tell the story, it did so much for me,

And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.

Refrain



I love to tell the story, ’tis pleasant to repeat,

What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet;

I love to tell the story, for some have never heard

The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.

Refrain



I love to tell the story, for those who know it best

Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;

And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,

Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long

Refrain TOC

I MUST TELL JESUS | Elisha A. Hoffman, 1893 [listen]



I must tell Jesus all of my trials,

I cannot bear these burdens alone;

In my distress He kindly will help me,

He ever loves and cares for His own.

Refrain:

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!

I cannot bear my burdens alone;

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!

Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.



I must tell Jesus all of my troubles,

He is a kind, compassionate Friend;

If I but ask Him He will deliver,

Make of my troubles quickly an end.

Refrain



Tempted and tried I need a great Savior,

One who can help my burdens to bear;

I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus:

He all my cares and sorrows will share.

Refrain



What must I do when worldliness calls me?

What must I do when tempted to sin?

I must tell Jesus, and He will help me

Over the world the vict’ry to win.

Refrain



I SURRENDER ALL | Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1896 [listen]



All to Jesus I surrender,

All to Him I freely give;

I will ever love and trust Him,

In His presence daily live.



Refrain:

I surrender all,

I surrender all;

All to Thee, my blessed Savior,

I surrender all.



All to Jesus I surrender,

Humbly at His feet I bow;

Worldly pleasures all forsaken,

Take me, Jesus, take me now. [Refrain]



All to Jesus I surrender,

Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;

Let me feel the Holy Spirit,

Truly know that Thou art mine. [Refrain]



All to Jesus I surrender,

Lord, I give myself to Thee;

Fill me with Thy love and power,

Let Thy blessing fall on me. [Refrain]



All to Jesus I surrender,

Now I feel the sacred flame;

Oh, the joy of full salvation!

Glory, glory, to His Name!

Refrain

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR | Annie S. Hawks, 1872 [listen]



I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.



Refrain:

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee.



I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.

Refrain



I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

Refrain



IS YOUR ALL ON THE ALTAR? | Elisha A. Hoffman, 1900 [listen]



You have longed for sweet peace,

And for faith to increase,

And have earnestly, fervently prayed;

But you cannot have rest,

Or be perfectly blest,

Until all on the altar is laid.



Refrain:

Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?

Your heart does the Spirit control?

You can only be blest,

And have peace and sweet rest,

As you yield Him your body and soul.



Would you walk with the Lord,

In the light of His word,

And have peace and contentment alway?

You must do His sweet will,

To be free from all ill,

On the altar your all you must lay. Refrain



Oh, we never can know

What the Lord will bestow

Of the blessings for which we have prayed,

Till our body and soul

He doth fully control,

And our all on the altar is laid. Refrain



Who can tell all the love

He will send from above,

And how happy our hearts will be made;

Of the fellowship sweet

We shall share at His feet,

When our all on the altar is laid. Refrain

TOC

I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW | James L. Nicholson, 1872 [listen]



Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;

I want Thee forever to live in my soul;

Break down every idol, cast out every foe—

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



Refrain:

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



Lord Jesus, let nothing unholy remain,

Apply Thine own blood and extract every stain;

To get this blest cleansing, I all things forego—

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



Refrain



Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,

And help me to make a complete sacrifice;

I give up myself, and whatever I know—

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain



Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,

I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet,

By faith for my cleansing, I see thy blood flow—

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



Refrain



Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait;

Come now and within me a new heart create;

To those who have sought Thee Thou never said’st “No”—

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



Refrain



The blessing by faith, I receive from above;

Oh, glory! my soul is made perfect in love;

My prayer has prevailed, and this moment I know,

The blood is applied and I am whiter than snow.



Refrain

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL | Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 [listen]



When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.



Refrain:

It is well with my soul,

It is well, it is well with my soul.



Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

Refrain



My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—

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!

Refrain



For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:

If Jordan above me shall roll,

No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

Refrain



But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,

The sky, not the grave, is our goal;

Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!

Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

Refrain



And Lord, haste the day when my 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.

Refrain

TOC


I WILL SING THE WONDROUS STORY | Francis H. Rowley, 1886 [listen]



I will sing the wondrous story

Of the Christ Who died for me;

How He left His home in glory

For the cross of Calvary.



Refrain:

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,

Threw His loving arms around me,

Drew me back into His way.



Refrain

I was bruised, but Jesus healed me,

Faint was I from many a fall,

Sight was gone, and fears possessed me,

But He freed me from them all.



Refrain

Days of darkness still come o’er me,

Sorrow’s path I often tread,

But His presence still is with me;

By His guiding hand I’m led.



Refrain

He will keep me till the river

Rolls its waters at my feet;

Then He’ll bear me safely over,

Where the loved ones I shall meet.

Refrain



I STAND AMAZED IN THE PRESENCE | Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1905) [listen]



1 I stand amazed in the presence

of Jesus, the Nazarene,

and wonder how he could love me,

a sinner, condemned, unclean.



Refrain:

How marvelous, how wonderful!

And my song shall ever be:

How marvelous, how wonderful

is my Savior’s love for me!



2 He took my sins and my sorrows;

he made them his very own;

he bore the burden to Calvary

and suffered and died alone. [Refrain]



3 When with the ransomed in glory

his face I at last shall see,

twill be my joy through the ages

to sing of his love for me. [Refrain]

I GAVE MY LIFE FOR THEE | Frances R. Havergal, 1858 [listen]



I gave My life for thee,

My precious blood I shed,

That thou might ransomed be,

And raised up from the dead;

I gave, I gave My life for thee,

What hast thou giv’n for Me?

I gave, I gave My life for thee,

What hast thou giv’n for Me?



My Father’s house of light,

My glory-circled throne

I left for earthly night,

For wand’rings sad and lone;

I left, I left it all for thee,

Hast thou left aught for Me?

I left, I left it all for thee,

Hast thou left aught for Me?



I suffered much for thee,

More than thy tongue can tell,

Of bitt’rest agony,

To rescue thee from hell;

I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee,

What hast thou borne for Me?

I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee,

What hast thou borne for Me?



And I have brought to thee,

Down from My home above,

Salvation full and free,

My pardon and My love;

I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee,

What hast thou brought to Me?

I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee,

What hast thou brought to Me?



I HEAR THE SAVIOR SAY [listen]

Thy strength indeed is small,

Child of weakness, watch and pray,

Find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all,

All to Him I owe;

Sin had left a crimson stain,

He washed it white as snow.

2

Lord, now indeed I find

Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,

Can change the leper’s spots,

And melt the heart of stone.

3

For nothing good have I

Whereby Thy grace to claim—

I’ll wash my garments white

In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

4

And when, before the throne,

I stand in Him complete,

Jesus died my soul to save,

My lips shall still repeat. TOC

JESUS IS TENDERLY CALLING | Frances J. Crosby, 1883 [listen]



Jesus is tenderly calling you home—

Calling today, calling today,

Why from the sunshine of love will you roam

Farther and farther away?



Refrain:

Calling today, calling today,

Jesus is calling, is tenderly calling today.



Jesus is calling the weary to rest—

Calling today, calling today,

Bring Him your burden and you shall be blest;

He will not turn you away.

Refrain



Jesus is waiting, oh, come to Him now—

Waiting today, waiting today,

Come with your sins, at His feet lowly bow;

Come, and no longer delay.

Refrain



Jesus is pleading, oh, list to His voice:

Hear Him today, hear Him today,

They who believe on His name shall rejoice;

Quickly arise and away.

Refrain



JESUS LOVES ME | Anna B. Warner, 1860 [shorter version] [listen]



I am so glad that our Father in Heav’n

Tells of His love in the Book He has giv’n;

Wonderful things in the Bible I see,

This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.



Refrain:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,

Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me;

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,

Jesus loves even me.



If I forget Him and wander away,

Still He doth love me wherever I stray;

Back to His dear loving arms would I flee,

When I remember that Jesus loves me.

Refrain



Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,

When in His beauty I see the great King,

This shall my song through eternity be,

Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”

Refrain



In this assurance I find sweetest rest,

Trusting in Jesus, I know I am blest;

Satan, dismayed, from my soul now doth flee,

When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.

Refrain

JESUS PAID IT ALL | Elvina M. Hall, 1865 [listen]



I hear the Savior say,

Thy strength indeed is small;

Child of weakness, watch and pray,

Find in Me thine all in all.”



Refrain:

Jesus paid it all,

All to Him I owe;

Sin had left a crimson stain,

He washed it white as snow.



For nothing good have I

Whereby Thy grace to claim;

I’ll wash my garments white

In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

Refrain



And now complete in Him,

My robe, His righteousness,

Close sheltered ’neath His side,

I am divinely blest.

Refrain



Lord, now indeed I find

Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,

Can change the *leper’s spots [*leopard’s]

And melt the heart of stone.

Refrain



When from my dying bed

My ransomed soul shall rise,

Jesus died my soul to save,”

Shall rend the vaulted skies.

Refrain



And when before the throne

I stand in Him complete,

I’ll lay my trophies down,

All down at Jesus’ feet.

Refrain

TOC

JESUS SAVES | Priscilla J. Owens, 1882 [listen]



We have heard the joyful sound:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Spread the tidings all around:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Bear the news to every land,

Climb the mountains, cross the waves;

Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command;

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Waft it on the rolling tide:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Tell to sinners far and wide:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Sing, you islands of the sea;

Echo back, you ocean caves;

Earth shall keep her jubilee:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Sing above the battle strife:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

By His death and endless life

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Shout it brightly through the gloom,

When the heart for mercy craves;

Sing in triumph o’er the tomb:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Give the winds a mighty voice:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Let the nations now rejoice:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!



Shout salvation full and free;

Highest hills and deepest caves;

This our song of victory:

Jesus saves! Jesus saves!




JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE | Henry J. van Dyke, 1907 [listen]



Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,

God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,

Op’ning to the sun above.



Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;

Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day!



All Thy works with joy surround Thee,

Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,

Stars and angels sing around Thee,

Center of unbroken praise.



Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

Singing bird and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in Thee.



Thou art giving and forgiving,

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Wellspring of the joy of living,

Ocean depth of happy rest!



Thou our Father, Christ our Brother,

All who live in love are Thine;

Teach us how to love each other,

Lift us to the joy divine.



Mortals, join the happy chorus,

Which the morning stars began;

Father love is reigning o’er us,

Brother love binds man to man.



Ever singing, march we onward,

Victors in the midst of strife,

Joyful music leads us Sunward

In the triumph song of life.

TOC

JOY TO THE WORLD | Isaac Watts, 1719 [listen]

1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And heav’n and nature sing,

And heav’n and nature sing,

And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing.



2. Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!

Let men their songs employ;

While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.



3. No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found,

Far as the curse is found,

Far as, far as, the curse is found.



4. He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders, of His love.



LEAD ME TO CALVARY | Jennie E. Hussey, 1921 [listen]



King of my life, I crown Thee now,

Thine shall the glory be;

Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,

Lead me to Calvary.



Refrain:

Lest I forget Gethsemane,

Lest I forget Thine agony;

Lest I forget Thy love for me,

Lead me to Calvary.



Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,

Tenderly mourned and wept;

Angels in robes of light arrayed

Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Refrain



Let me like Mary, through the gloom,

Come with a gift to Thee;

Show to me now the empty tomb,

Lead me to Calvary.

Refrain



May I be willing, Lord, to bear

Daily my cross for Thee;

Even Thy cup of grief to share,

Thou hast borne all for me.

Refrain

JUST AS I AM | Charlotte Elliott, 1835 [listen]



Just as I am, without one plea,

But that Thy blood was shed for me,

And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Just as I am, and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot,

To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Just as I am, though tossed about

With many a conflict, many a doubt,

Fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;

Sight, riches, healing of the mind,

Yea, all I need in Thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,

Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

Because Thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



Just as I am, Thy love unknown

Hath broken every barrier down;

Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.



LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS | Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887 [listen]



What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.



Refrain:

Leaning, leaning,

Safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.



Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain



What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

Leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain TOC

LET HIM HAVE HIS WAY WITH THEE | Cyrus S. Nusbaum, 1898 [listen]



Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?

Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?

Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?

Let Him have His way with thee.



Refrain:

His pow’r can make you what you ought to be;

His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free;

His love can fill your soul, and you will see

Twas best for Him to have His way with thee.



Would you have Him make you free, and follow at His call?

Would you know the peace that comes by giving all?

Would you have Him save you, so that you need never fall?

Let Him have His way with thee.

Refrain



Would you in His kingdom find a place of constant rest?

Would you prove Him true in providential test?

Would you in His service labor always at your best?

Let Him have His way with thee.

Refrain

LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS | Frances R. Havergal, 1876 [listen]



Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,

Over all victorious, in its bright increase;

Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,

Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.

Refrain:

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest

Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.



Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,

Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;

Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,

Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.

Refrain



Every joy or trial falleth from above,

Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;

We may trust Him fully, all for us to do;

They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.

TOC

LOOK AND LIVE | William A. Ogden, 1887 [listen]



I’ve a message from the Lord, hallelujah!

This message unto you I’ll give,

Tis recorded in His word, hallelujah!

It is only that you “look and live.”



Refrain:

Look and live,” my brother, live,

Look to Jesus now, and live;

Tis recorded in His word, hallelujah!

It is only that you “look and live.”



I’ve a message full of love, hallelujah!

A message, O my friend, for you,

Tis a message from above, hallelujah!

Jesus said it, and I know ’tis true.

Refrain



Life is offered unto you, hallelujah!

Eternal life thy soul shall have,

If you’ll only look to Him, hallelujah!

Look to Jesus who alone can save.

Refrain



I will tell you how I came, hallelujah!

To Jesus when He made me whole—

Twas believing on His name, hallelujah!

I trusted and He saved my soul.

Refrain

LOVE LIFTED ME | James Rowe, 1912 [listen]



I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,

Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,

But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,

From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.



Refrain:

Love lifted me!

Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!



All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling,

In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing,

Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,

Faithful, loving service, too, to Him belongs.

Refrain



Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves,

He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves;

He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,



He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.

Refrain TOC

"MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS"

by Edward Mote, 1797-1874 [listen]



1. My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.



2. When darkness veils His lovely face,

I rest on His unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.



3. His oath, His covenant, and blood

Support me in the whelming flood;

When every earthly prop gives way,

He then is all my Hope and Stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.



4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in Him be found,

Clothed in His righteousness alone,

Faultless to stand before the throne!

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain—
Free to all, a healing stream—
Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.

Refrain:



NEAR THE CROSS | Frances J. Crosby [listen]
Jesus, keep me near the cross,

There a precious fountain

Free to all, a healing stream

Flows from Calvary’s mountain.



Refrain:

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.



Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and Mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me. Refrain:



Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
With its shadows o’er me. Refrain:



Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river Refrain:

MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE | William R. Featherston, 1864 [a prayer that I fully, always would or a testimony you have] [listen]



My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;

For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;

My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.



I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,

And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.



I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,

And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;

And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.



In mansions of glory and endless delight,

I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;

I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.



MY SAVIOR FIRST OF ALL | Frances J. Crosby, 1891 [listen]



When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,

When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;

I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,

And His smile will be the first to welcome me.



Refrain:

I shall know Him, I shall know Him,

And redeemed by His side I shall stand,

I shall know Him, I shall know Him,

By the print of the nails in His hand.



Oh, the soul-thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face,

And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;

How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace,

That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

Refrain



Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,

And our parting at the river I recall;

To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;

But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain



Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,

He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;

In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;

But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain TOC

MORE ABOUT JESUS | Eliza E. Hewitt, 1887 [listen]

More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.

    • Refrain:
      More, more about Jesus,
      More, more about Jesus;
      More of His saving fullness see,
      More of His love who died for me.

  1. More about Jesus let me learn,
    More of His holy will discern;
    Spirit of God, my teacher be,
    Showing the things of Christ to me. Refrain

  2. More about Jesus, in His Word,
    Holding communion with my Lord;
    Hearing His voice in every line,
    Making each faithful saying mine. Refrain

  3. More about Jesus on His throne,
    Riches in glory all His own;
    More of His kingdom’s sure increase;
    More of His coming, Prince of Peace. Refrain

MORNING HAS BROKEN | Eleanor Farjeon 1931 [listen]

Morning has broken, like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird

Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the word



Sweet the first rain's fall, sunlit from heaven

Like the first dew fall, on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness, where his feet pass



Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning

Born of the one light, Eden saw play

Praise with elation, praise every morning

God's recreation of the new day






MY FAITH HAS FOUND A RESTING PLACE | Eliza E. Hewitt, 1891 [listen]

  1. My faith has found a resting place,
    Not in device or creed;
    I trust the ever-living One,
    His wounds for me shall plead.

    • Refrain:
      I need no other argument,
      I need no other plea,
      It is enough that Jesus died,
      And that He died for me.

  2. Enough for me that Jesus saves,
    This ends my fear and doubt;
    A sinful soul I came to Him,
    He’ll never cast me out. Refrain

  3. My heart is leaning on the Word,
    The living Word of God,
    Salvation by my Savior’s name,
    Salvation through His blood. Refrain

  4. My great physician heals the sick,
    The lost He came to save;
    For me His precious blood He shed,
    For me His life He gave. Refrain

NO, NOT ONE! | Johnson Oatman, Jr. [listen]

  1. There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
    No, not one! No, not one!
    None else could heal all our soul’s diseases,
    No, not one! No, not one!

    • Refrain:
      Jesus knows all about our struggles,
      He will guide till the day is done;
      There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
      No, not one! No, not one!

  2. No friend like Him is so high and holy,
    No, not one! No, not one!
    And yet no friend is so meek and lowly,
    No, not one! No, not one! Refrain

  3. There’s not an hour that He is not near us,
    No, not one! No, not one!
    No night so dark but His love can cheer us,
    No, not one! No, not one! Refrain

  4. Did ever saint find this Friend forsake him?
    No, not one! No, not one!
    Or sinner find that He would not take him?
    No, not one! No, not one! Refrain

  5. Was e’er a gift like the Savior given?
    No, not one! No, not one!
    Will He refuse us a home in heaven?
    No, not one! No, not one! Refrain

TOC

NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD | Cleland B. McAfee, 1903 [listen]



There is a place of quiet rest,

Near to the heart of God;

A place where sin cannot molest,

Near to the heart of God.



Refrain:

O Jesus, blest Redeemer,

Sent from the heart of God;

Hold us, who wait before Thee,

Near to the heart of God.



There is a place of comfort sweet,

Near to the heart of God;

A place where we our Savior meet,

Near to the heart of God.

Refrain



There is a place of full release,

Near to the heart of God;

A place where all is joy and peace,

Near to the heart of God.

Refrain



OH, FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING | Charles Wesley, 1739 [listen]

  1. Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
    My great Redeemer’s praise,
    The glories of my God and king,
    The triumphs of His grace!

  2. My gracious Master and my God,
    Assist me to proclaim,
    To spread through all the earth abroad,
    The honors of Thy name.

  3. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
    That bids our sorrows cease—
    ’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
    ’Tis life, and health, and peace.

  4. He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin,
    He sets the pris’ner free;
    His blood can make the foulest clean,
    His blood availed for me.

  5. He speaks, and, list’ning to His voice,
    New life the dead receive,
    The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
    The humble poor believe.

  6. Glory to God, and praise and love
    Be ever, ever giv’n
    By saints below and saints above,
    The church in earth and heav’n.

NEVER ALONE | Anonymous/Unknown, 1892 [listen]



I’ve seen the lightning flashing,

And heard the thunder roll,

I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,

Trying to conquer my soul;

I’ve heard the voice of my Savior,

Telling me still to fight on,

He promised never to leave me,

Never to leave me alone.



Refrain:

No, never alone,

No, never alone;

He promised never to leave me,

Never to leave me alone.



The world’s fierce winds are blowing,

Temptation’s sharp and keen,

I have a peace in knowing

My Savior stands between—

Refrain



He stands to shield me from danger,

When earthly friends are gone,

He promised never to leave me,

Never to leave me alone.

Refrain



When in affliction’s valley

I’m treading the road of care,

My Savior helps me to carry

My cross when heavy to bear,

Refrain



Though all around me is darkness,

Earthly joys all flown;

My Savior whispers His promise,

I never will leave thee alone.”

Refrain



He died for me on the mountain,

For me they pierced His side,

For me He opened the fountain,

The crimson, cleansing tide;

Refrain

TOC



For me He’s waiting in glory,

Seated upon His throne,

He promised never to leave me,

Never to leave me alone.

Refrain

NOTHING BUT LEAVES | William J. Henry, pub.1900 [listen]

  1. Nothing but leaves I’ve gathered,
    Yes, nothing but worthless leaves,
    When from the field of labor
    Others bring golden sheaves;
    Then in the day of judgment
    Shall I be found with tares,
    When God rewards the faithful
    With crowns of shining stars.

    • Refrain:
      Gathering nothing but leaves,
      Gathering nothing but leaves;
      Spending life’s precious moments
      Gathering nothing but leaves.

  2. Nothing but leaves I’ve gathered,
    So sad, but, alas, ’tis true,
    What I have done I never,
    Nevermore can undo;
    Past is the harvest season,
    The summer has come and gone,
    Reaping for future burning
    The thorns and briars I’ve sown. Refrain

  3. Nothing but leaves I’ve gathered,
    Dear sinner, oh, hear the cry;
    Swiftly your days are passing,
    Soon you’ll be called to die;
    What are the seeds you’re sowing?
    What will you reap at last?
    Sometime you’ll surely gather
    Sheaves from the seeds you’ve cast. Refrain

DEEPER, DEEPER | Charles P. Jones, 1900 [listen]

Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

    • Refrain:
      Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
      And higher every day,
      And wiser, blessed Lord,
      In Thy precious, holy Word.

  1. Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
    Take me deeper still,
    Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
    And His perfect will.

  2. Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
    Deeper let me go!
    Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
    Let me fruitful grow.

  3. Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
    Till all conflict past,
    Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
    Perfected at last.

  4. Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
    Holy faith and true;
    In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
    Let me peace pursue.

NONE OF SELF AND ALL OF THEE | Theodore Monod 1875 [listen]



  1. Oh, the bitter pain and sorrow
    That a time could ever be,
    When I proudly said to Jesus,
    “All of self, and none of Thee.”
    All of self, and none of Thee,
    All of self, and none of Thee,
    When I proudly said to Jesus,
    “All of self, and none of Thee.”

  2. Yet He found me; I beheld Him
    Bleeding on th’ accursed tree,
    And my wistful heart said faintly,
    “Some of self, and some of Thee.”
    Some of self, and some of Thee,
    Some of self, and some of Thee,
    And my wistful heart said faintly,
    “Some of self, and some of Thee.”

  3. Day by day His tender mercy,
    Healing, helping, full and free,
    Brought me lower while I whispered,
    “Less of self, and more of Thee.”
    Less of self, and more of Thee,
    Less of self, and more or Thee,
    Brought me lower while I whispered,
    “Less of self, and more of Thee.”

  4. Higher than the highest heaven,
    Deeper than the deepest sea,
    Lord, Thy love at last has conquered:
    None of self, and all of Thee.”
    None of self, and all of Thee,
    None of self, and all of Thee,
    Lord, Thy love at last has conquered:
    None of self, and all of Thee.”

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NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD | Robert Lowry, 1876 [listen]

  1. What can wash away my sin?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    What can make me whole again?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    • Refrain:
      Oh! precious is the flow
      That makes me white as snow;
      No other fount I know,
      Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

  2. For my pardon, this I see,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    For my cleansing this my plea,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

  3. Nothing can for sin atone,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    Naught of good that I have done,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

  4. This is all my hope and peace,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    This is all my righteousness,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

  5. Now by this I’ll overcome—
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    Now by this I’ll reach my home—
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

  6. Glory! Glory! This I sing—
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
    All my praise for this I bring—
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

OH, WORSHIP THE KING | William Kethe, 1561 [listen]

  1. Oh, worship the King, all-glorious above,
    Oh, gratefully sing His pow’r and His love;
    Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
    Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

  2. Oh, tell of His might, oh, sing of His grace,
    Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
    His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
    And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

  3. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
    It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
    It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
    And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

  4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
    In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
    Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
    Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!


OH, HOW I LOVE JESUS [listen]

There is a Name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest Name on earth.

    • Refrain:
      Oh, how I love Jesus,
      Oh, how I love Jesus,
      Oh, how I love Jesus,
      Because He first loved me!

  1. It tells me of a Savior’s love,
    Who died to set me free;
    It tells me of His precious blood,
    The sinner’s perfect plea. [Refrain]

  2. It tells me of a Father’s smile
    Beaming upon His child;
    It cheers me through this little while,
    Through desert, waste, and wild. [Refrain]

  3. It tells me what my Father hath
    In store for every day,
    And though I tread a darksome path,
    Yields sunshine all the way. [Refrain]

  4. It tells of One whose loving heart
    Can feel my deepest woe;
    Who in each sorrow bears a part
    That none can bear below. [Refrain]

  5. It bids my trembling heart rejoice;
    It dries each rising tear;
    It tells me, in a “still small voice,”
    To trust and never fear. [Refrain]

  6. Jesus, the Name I love so well,
    The Name I love to hear:
    No saint on earth its worth can tell,
    No heart conceive how dear. [Refrain]

  7. This Name shall shed its fragrance still
    Along this thorny road,
    Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill
    That leads me up to God. [Refrain]

  8. And there with all the blood-bought throng,
    From sin and sorrow free,
    I’ll sing the new eternal song
    Of Jesus’ love for me. [Refrain]

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ONE DAY | J. Wilbur Chapman, 1908 [listen]

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men, my example is He!

    • Refrain:
      Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
      Buried, He carried my sins far away;
      Rising, He justified freely forever;
      One day He’s coming—oh, glorious day!

  1. One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
    One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
    Suffering anguish, despised and rejected:
    Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He!

  2. One day they left Him alone in the garden,
    One day He rested, from suffering free;
    Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
    Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He!

  3. One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
    One day the stone rolled away from the door;
    Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
    Now is ascended, my Lord evermore!

  4. One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
    One day the skies with His glories will shine;
    Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
    Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!



OPEN MY EYES, THAT I MAY SEE | Clara H. Scott, 1895 [listen]

Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

    • Refrain:
      Silently now I wait for Thee,
      Ready my God, Thy will to see,
      Open my eyes, illumine me,
      Spirit divine!

  1. Open my ears, that I may hear
    Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
    And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
    Everything false will disappear.

    • Refrain

  2. Open my mind, that I may read
    More of Thy love in word and deed;
    What shall I fear while yet Thou dost lead?
    Only for light from Thee I plead.

    • Refrain

  3. Open my mouth, and let me bear,
    Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
    Open my heart and let me prepare
    Love with Thy children thus to share.

    • Refrain

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS | Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865 [listen]

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!

    • Refrain:
      Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
      With the cross of Jesus going on before.

  1. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
    On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
    Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
    Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

  2. Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
    Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
    We are not divided, all one body we,
    One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

  3. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
    But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
    Gates of hell can never ’gainst that church prevail;
    We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

  4. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
    Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
    Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
    This through countless ages men and angels sing.

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ONLY TRUST HIM (come, every soul by sin oppressed) Ira D. Sank­ey, 1873 [listen]



Come, every soul by sin oppressed;

There’s mercy with the Lord,

And He will surely give you rest

By trusting in His Word.



Refrain:

Only trust Him, only trust Him,

Only trust Him now;

He will save you, He will save you,

He will save you now.



For Jesus shed His precious blood

Rich blessings to bestow;

Plunge now into the crimson flood

That washes white as snow.

Refrain



Yes, Jesus is the truth, the way,

That leads you into rest;

Believe in Him without delay

And you are fully blessed.

Refrain



Come, then, and join this holy band,

And on to glory go

To dwell in that celestial land

Where joys immortal flow.

Refrain



O Jesus, blessèd Jesus, dear,

I’m coming now to Thee;

Since Thou hast made the way so clear

And full salvation free.

OH, SAY, BUT I’M GLAD | James P. Sullivan, 1930 [listen]



There is a song in my heart today,

Something I never had;

Jesus has taken my sins away,

Oh, say, but I’m glad.



Refrain:

Oh, say, but I’m glad, I’m glad,

Oh, say, but I’m glad,

Jesus has come and my cup’s overrun;

Oh, say, but I’m glad.



Wonderful, marvelous love He brings,

Into a heart that’s sad;

Through darkest tunnels the soul just sings,

Oh, say, but I’m glad.

Refrain



We have a fellowship rich and sweet,

Tongues can never relate;

Abiding in Him, the soul’s Retreat—

Oh, but say, but it’s great.

Refrain



Won’t you come to Him with all your care,

Weary and worn and sad?

You, too, will sing as His love you share,

Oh, say, but I’m glad. Refrain

OH, COME, OH, COME EMMANUEL
Translated: John Neal, 1818-66 [listen]

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, our Wisdom from on high,
Who ordered all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, oh, come, our Lord of might,
Who to your tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times gave holy law,
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come O Rod of Jesse's stem,
From ev'ry foe deliver them
That trust your mighty pow'r to save;
Bring them in vict'ry through the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, our Dayspring from on high,
And cheer us by your drawing nigh,
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease,
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Hymn # 31 from Lutheran Worship
Author: French Processional
Tune: Veni Emmanuel
1st Published in: 1854

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PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOR | Frances J. Crosby, 1868 [listen]

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

    • Refrain:
      Savior, Savior,
      Hear my humble cry,
      While on others Thou art calling,
      Do not pass me by.

  1. Let me at Thy throne of mercy
    Find a sweet relief;
    Kneeling there in deep contrition,
    Help my unbelief. Refrain

  2. Trusting only in Thy merit,
    Would I seek Thy face;
    Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
    Save me by Thy grace. Refrain

  3. Thou the spring of all my comfort,
    More than life to me,
    Whom have I on earth beside Thee,
    Whom in Heav’n but Thee. Refrain



PRAISE HIM! PRAISE HIM! | Frances J. Crosby, 1869 [listen]

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long.

    • Refrain:
      Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
      Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!

  1. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
    For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
    He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
    Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
    Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
    Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong. Refrain

  2. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
    Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring!
    Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever;
    Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!
    Christ is coming! over the world victorious,
    Pow’r and glory unto the Lord belong.

Refrain

REDEEMED, HOW I LOVE TO PROCLAIM IT! | Frances J. Crosby, 1882 [listen]

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.

    • Refrain:
      Redeemed, redeemed,
      Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
      Redeemed, redeemed,
      His child and forever I am.

  1. Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
    No language my rapture can tell;
    I know that the light of His presence
    With me doth continually dwell. Refrain

  2. I think of my blessed Redeemer,
    I think of Him all the day long:
    I sing, for I cannot be silent;
    His love is the theme of my song. Refrain

  3. I know I shall see in His beauty
    The King in whose law I delight;
    Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
    And giveth me songs in the night. Refrain

  4. I know there’s a crown that is waiting
    In yonder bright mansion for me,
    And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
    At home with the Lord I shall be. Refrain



RESCUE THE PERISHING | Frances J. Crosby, 1869 [listen]

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

    • Refrain:
      Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
      Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

  1. Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
    Waiting the penitent child to receive;
    Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
    He will forgive if they only believe. Refrain

  2. Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
    Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
    Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
    Chords that were broken will vibrate once more. Refrain

  3. Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
    Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
    Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
    Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died. Refrain

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REVIVE US AGAIN | William P. Mackay, 1863 [listen]

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

    • Refrain:
      Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
      Hallelujah! Amen.
      Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
      Revive us again.

  1. We praise Thee, O God!
    For Thy Spirit of light,
    Who hath shown us our Savior,
    And scattered our night. Refrain

  2. All glory and praise
    To the Lamb that was slain,
    Who hath borne all our sins,
    And hath cleansed every stain. Refrain

  3. All glory and praise
    To the God of all grace,
    Who hast brought us, and sought us,
    And guided our ways. Refrain

  4. Revive us again;
    Fill each heart with Thy love;
    May each soul be rekindled
    With fire from above. Refrain

    ROCK OF AGES | Augustus M. Toplady, 1776 [listen]

  • Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee;
    Let the water and the blood,
    From Thy wounded side which flowed,
    Be of sin the double cure,
    Save from wrath and make me pure.

  • Not the labor of my hands
    Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
    Could my zeal no respite know,
    Could my tears forever flow,
    All for sin could not atone;
    Thou must save, and Thou alone.

  • Nothing in my hand I bring,
    Simply to Thy cross I cling;
    Naked, come to Thee for dress;
    Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
    Foul, I to the fountain fly;
    Wash me, Savior, or I die.

    While I draw this fleeting breath,
    When my eyes shall close in death,
    When I rise to worlds unknown,
    And behold Thee on Thy throne,
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee.


SAVED BY THE BLOOD | S. J. Henderson, 1902 [listen]

Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
Now ransomed from sin and a new work begun,
Sing praise to the Father and praise to the Son,
Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

    • Refrain:
      Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
      My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
      Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
      I’m saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

  1. Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
    The angels rejoicing because it is done;
    A child of the Father, joint-heir with the Son,
    Saved by the blood of the Crucified One! Refrain

  2. Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
    The Father He spake, and His will it was done;
    Great price of my pardon, His own precious Son;
    Saved by the blood of the Crucified One! Refrain

  3. Saved by the blood of the Crucified One!
    All hail to the Father, all hail to the Son,
    All hail to the Spirit, the great Three in One!
    Saved by the blood of the Crucified One! Refrain

SEARCH ME, O GOD | James E. Orr, 1936 [listen]

Search me, O God, and know my heart today,
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray;
See if there be some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free.

  • I praise Thee, Lord, for cleansing me from sin;
    Fulfill Thy word and make me pure within;
    Fill me with fire, where once I burned with shame;
    Grant my desire to magnify Thy name.

  • Lord, take my life, and make it wholly Thine;
    Fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine;
    Take all my will, my passion, self and pride;
    I now surrender, Lord, in me abide.

  • O Holy Ghost, revival comes from Thee;
    Send a revival, start the work in me;
    Thy Word declares Thou wilt supply our need;
    For blessings now, O Lord, I humbly plead

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SINCE I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED | Edwin O. Excell, 1884 [listen]

I have a song I love to sing,
Since I have been redeemed,
Of my Redeemer, Savior king,
Since I have been redeemed.

    • Refrain:
      Since I have been redeemed,
      Since I have been redeemed,
      I will glory in His name;
      Since I have been redeemed,
      I will glory in the Savior’s name.

  1. I have a Christ who satisfies
    Since I have been redeemed;
    To do His will my highest prize,
    Since I have been redeemed. Refrain

  2. I have a witness bright and clear,
    Since I have been redeemed,
    Dispelling every doubt and fear,
    Since I have been redeemed. Refrain

  3. I have a home prepared for me,
    Since I have been redeemed,
    Where I shall dwell eternally,
    Since I have been redeemed. Refrain

  4. I have a joy I can’t express,
    Since I have been redeemed,
    All through His blood and righteousness,
    Since I have been redeemed. Refrain

    SOFTLY AND TENDERLY | Will L. Thompson, 1880| [listen]

  • Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
    Calling for you and for me;
    See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
    Watching for you and for me.

    • Refrain:
      Come home, come home,
      You who are weary, come home;
      Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
      Calling, O sinner, come home!

  • Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
    Pleading for you and for me?
    Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
    Mercies for you and for me? Refrain:

  • Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
    Passing from you and from me;
    Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
    Coming for you and for me. Refrain:

  • Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised,
    Promised for you and for me!
    Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
    Pardon for you and for me. Refrain:


STANDING ON THE PROMISES | Russell K. Carter, 1886 [listen]

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

    • Refrain:
      Standing, standing,
      Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
      Standing, standing,
      I’m standing on the promises of God.

  1. Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
    When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
    By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
    Standing on the promises of God. Refrain

  2. Standing on the promises I now can see
    Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
    Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
    Standing on the promises of God. Refrain

  3. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
    Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
    Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
    Standing on the promises of God. Refrain

  4. Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
    List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
    Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
    Standing on the promises of God. Refrain

SUNSHINE IN MY SOUL Eliza E. Hewitt, pub.1887 [listen]

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

Refrain:
Oh, there’s sunshine, blessed sunshine,
When the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul.

There is music in my soul today,
A carol to my King;
And Jesus, listening, can hear
The songs I cannot sing. Refrain:

There is springtime in my soul today,
For, when the Lord is near,
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flow’rs of grace appear. Refrain:

There is gladness in my soul today,
And hope and praise and love,
For blessings which He gives me now,
For joys laid up above. Refrain:

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TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY | William D. Longstaff, 1882 [listen]

Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord;
Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.

  1. Take time to be holy, the world rushes on;
    Spend much time in secret, with Jesus alone.
    By looking to Jesus, like Him thou shalt be;
    Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see. Refrain:

  2. Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide;
    And run not before Him, whatever betide.
    In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord,
    And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word. Refrain:

  3. Take time to be holy, be calm in thy soul,
    Each thought and each motive beneath His control.
    Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love,
    Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above. Refrain:

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE | Frances R. Havergal, 1874 [listen]

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.

  1. Take my hands and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love.
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for Thee.

  2. Take my voice and let me sing,
    Always, only for my King.
    Take my lips and let them be
    Filled with messages from Thee.

  3. Take my silver and my gold,
    Not a mite would I withhold.
    Take my intellect and use
    Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

  4. Take my will and make it Thine,
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart, it is Thine own,
    It shall be Thy royal throne.

  5. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee.

SAVIOR, LIKE A SHEPHERD LEAD US [listen]

Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1779-1847

1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
much we need thy tender care;
in thy pleasant pastures feed us,
for our use thy folds prepare.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, thine we are.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, thine we are.
2. We are thine, thou dost befriend us,
be the guardian of our way;
keep thy flock, from sin defend us,
seek us when we go astray.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.
3. Thou hast promised to receive us,
poor and sinful though we be;
thou hast mercy to relieve us,
grace to cleanse and power to free.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
We will early turn to thee.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
We will early turn to thee.
4. Early let us seek thy favor,
early let us do thy will;
blessed Lord and only Savior,
with thy love our bosoms fill.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.

TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS | Louisa M. R. Stead, 1882 [listen]

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

    • Refrain:
      Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
      How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
      Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
      Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

  1. Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just to trust His cleansing blood;
    And in simple faith to plunge me
    ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

  2. Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just from sin and self to cease;
    Just from Jesus simply taking
    Life and rest, and joy and peace.

  3. I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
    Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
    And I know that Thou art with me,

    Wilt be with me to the end.

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN | William Cowper, 1772 [listen]

There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains:
Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.

  1. The dying thief rejoiced to see
    That fountain in His day;
    And there have I, though vile as he,
    Washed all my sins away:
    Washed all my sins away,
    Washed all my sins away;
    And there have I, though vile as he,
    Washed all my sins away. Refrain:

  2. Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
    Shall never lose its pow’r,
    Till all the ransomed church of God
    Are safe, to sin no more:
    Are safe, to sin no more,
    Are safe, to sin no more;
    Till all the ransomed church of God
    Are safe, to sin no more. Refrain:

  3. E’er since by faith I saw the stream
    Thy flowing wounds supply,
    Redeeming love has been my theme,
    And shall be till I die:
    And shall be till I die,
    And shall be till I die;
    Redeeming love has been my theme,
    And shall be till I die. Refrain:

  4. When this poor, lisping, stamm’ring tongue
    Lies silent in the grave,
    Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
    I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save:
    I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save,
    I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save;
    Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
    I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save. Refrain:


THE WISE MAN AND THE FOOLISH MAN | Ann Omley, 1948 [listen]

The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
But the house on the Rock stood firm.

  1. The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
    The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
    The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
    And the rains came tumbling down.
    The rains came down and the floods came up,
    The rains came down and the floods came up,
    The rains came down and the floods came up,
    And the house on the sand fell flat.

  2. So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
    So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
    So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
    And the blessings will come down.
    The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
    The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
    The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
    So build your life on the Lord.

THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD | Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901 [listen]

This is my Father’s world,
And to my list’ning ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas—
His hand the wonders wrought.

  1. This is my Father’s world:
    The birds their carols raise,
    The morning light, the lily white,
    Declare their Maker’s praise.
    This is my Father’s world:
    He shines in all that’s fair;
    In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
    He speaks to me everywhere.

  2. This is my Father’s world:
    Oh, let me ne’er forget
    That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
    God is the ruler yet.
    This is my Father’s world,
    The battle is not done:
    Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
    And earth and Heav’n be one.

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TRUST AND OBEY | John H. Sammis, 1887 [listen]

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

    • Refrain:
      Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
      To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

  1. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
    But His smile quickly drives it away;
    Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
    Can abide while we trust and obey.

  2. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
    But our toil He doth richly repay;
    Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
    But is blessed if we trust and obey.

  3. But we never can prove the delights of His love
    Until all on the altar we lay;
    For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
    Are for them who will trust and obey.

  4. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
    Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
    What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
    Never fear, only trust and obey.

THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD | Lewis E. Jones, 1899 [listen]

Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.

    • Refrain:
      There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r
      In the blood of the Lamb;
      There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r
      In the precious blood of the Lamb.

  1. Would you be free from your passion and pride?
    There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;
    Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide;
    There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. Refrain:

  2. Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?
    There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;
    Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving flow;
    There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. Refrain:

  3. Would you do service for Jesus your King?
    There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;
    Would you live daily His praises to sing?
    There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. Refrain:

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS | Philip P. Bliss, 1875 [listen]

The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in;
The Light of the world is Jesus!

    • Refrain:
      Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
      Sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
      Once I was blind, but now I can see:
      The Light of the world is Jesus!

  1. No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    We walk in the light when we follow our Guide!
    The Light of the world is Jesus!

  2. Ye dwellers in darkness with sin-blinded eyes,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    Go, wash at His bidding, and light will arise;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!

  3. No need of the sunlight in Heaven we’re told;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!

THE LILY OF THE VALLEY | Charles W. Fry, 1881 [listen]

I’ve found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.

    • Refrain:
      He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
      He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

  1. He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
    In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
    I’ve all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
    From my heart and now He keeps me by His pow’r.
    Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
    Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal. Refrain:

  2. He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
    While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
    A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
    From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
    Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
    Where rivers of delight shall ever roll. Refrain

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THROW OUT THE LIFELINE | Edwin S. Ufford, 1888 [listen]

Throw out the lifeline across the dark wave;
There is a brother whom someone should save;
Somebody’s brother! Oh, who then will dare
To throw out the lifeline, his peril to share?

    • Refrain:
      Throw out the lifeline! Throw out the lifeline!
      Someone is drifting away;
      Throw out the lifeline! Throw out the lifeline!
      Someone is sinking today.

  1. Throw out the lifeline with hand quick and strong:
    Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
    See! he is sinking; oh, hasten today
    And out with the life boat! Away, then, away! Refrain:

  2. Throw out the lifeline to danger-fraught men,
    Sinking in anguish where you’ve never been;
    Winds of temptation and billows of woe
    Will soon hurl them out where the dark waters flow. Refrain:

  3. Soon will the season of rescue be o’er,
    Soon will they drift to eternity’s shore;
    Haste, then, my brother, no time for delay,
    But throw out the lifeline and save them today. Refrain:

  4. This is the lifeline, oh, tempest-tossed men,
    Baffled by waves of temptation and sin;
    Wild winds of passion, your strength cannot brave,
    But Jesus is mighty, and Jesus can save. Refrain:

  5. Jesus is able! To you who are driv’n
    Farther and farther from God and from Heav’n,
    Helpless and hopeless, o’erwhelmed by the wave,
    We throw out the lifeline—’tis, “Jesus can save.” Refrain:

  6. This is the lifeline, oh, grasp it today!
    See, you are recklessly drifting away;
    Voices in warning, shout over the wave,
    Oh, grasp the strong lifeline, for Jesus can save. Refrain:


TELL ME THE STORY OF JESUS | Frances J. Crosby, 1880 [listen]

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth,
“Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.”

    • Refrain:
      Tell me the story of Jesus,
      Write on my heart every word;
      Tell me the story most precious,
      Sweetest that ever was heard.

  1. Fasting alone in the desert,
    Tell of the days that are past,
    How for our sins He was tempted,
    Yet was triumphant at last.
    Tell of the years of His labor,
    Tell of the sorrow He bore;
    He was despised and afflicted,
    Homeless, rejected and poor. Refrain:

  2. Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
    Writhing in anguish and pain;
    Tell of the grave where they laid Him,
    Tell how He liveth again.
    Love in that story so tender,
    Clearer than ever I see;
    Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
    “Love paid the ransom for me.” Refrain:

  3. Tell how He’s gone back to heaven,
    Up to the right hand of God:
    How He is there interceding
    While on this earth we must trod.
    Tell of the sweet Holy Spirit
    He has poured out from above;
    Tell how He’s coming in glory
    For all the saints of His love. Refrain:

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THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING

Daniel W. Whittle, 1883 [listen]

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

    • Refrain:
      Showers of blessing,
      Showers of blessing we need:
      Mercy-drops round us are falling,
      But for the showers we plead.

  1. There shall be showers of blessing,
    Precious reviving again;
    Over the hills and the valleys,
    Sound of abundance of rain. Refrain:

  2. There shall be showers of blessing;
    Send them upon us, O Lord;
    Grant to us now a refreshing,
    Come, and now honor Thy Word. Refrain:

  3. There shall be showers of blessing:
    Oh, that today they might fall,
    Now as to God we’re confessing,
    Now as on Jesus we call! Refrain:

  4. There shall be showers of blessing,
    If we but trust and obey;
    There shall be seasons refreshing,
    If we let God have His way. Refrain:

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS | Helen H. Lemmel, 1922 [listen]

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

    • Refrain:
      Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
      Look full in His wonderful face,
      And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
      In the light of His glory and grace.

  1. Through death into life everlasting
    He passed, and we follow Him there;
    O’er us sin no more hath dominion— Refrain:
    For more than conqu’rors we are!

  2. His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
    Believe Him, and all will be well:
    Then go to a world that is dying,
    His perfect salvation to tell! Refrain:

VICTORY IN JESUS | Eugene Bartlett1939 [listen]

I heard an old, old story,

How a Savior came from glory,

How He gave His life on Calvary

To save a wretch like me;

I heard about His groaning,

Of His precious blood's atoning,

Then I repented of my sins

And won the victory.



Refrain:

O victory in Jesus,

My Savior, forever.

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him

And all my love is due Him,

He plunged me to victory,

Beneath the cleansing flood.



Refrain:

I heard about His healing,

Of His cleansing pow'r revealing.

How He made the lame to walk again

And caused the blind to see;

And then I cried, "Dear Jesus,

Come and heal my broken spirit,"

And somehow Jesus came and bro't

To me the victory.

Refrain:



I heard about a mansion

He has built for me in glory.

And I heard about the streets of gold

Beyond the crystal sea;

About the angels singing,

And the old redemption story,

And some sweet day I'll sing up there

The song of victory.

Refrain:



Words and Music by E.M. Bartlett

© 1939 - Administrated by Integrated Copyright Group, Inc.

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WE’RE MARCHING TO ZION | Isaac Watts, pub.1707 [listen]

Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.

  • Refrain:
    We’re marching to Zion,
    Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
    We’re marching upward to Zion,
    The beautiful city of God.

  1. The sorrows of the mind
    Be banished from the place;
    Religion never was designed
    To make our pleasures less.

  2. Let those refuse to sing,
    Who never knew our God;
    But children of the heav’nly King
    May speak their joys abroad.

  3. The men of grace have found
    Glory begun below;
    Celestial fruits on earthly ground
    From faith and hope may grow.

  4. The hill of Zion yields
    A thousand sacred sweets
    Before we reach the heav’nly fields,
    Or walk the golden streets.

  5. Then let our songs abound,
    And every tear be dry;
    We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground
    To fairer worlds on high.

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER | James M. Black 1893 [listen]

 When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain

When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS | Joseph M. Scriven 1855 [listen]

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.



Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.



Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.



Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear

May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer

Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

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WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE? | Frances R. Havergal, 1877 [listen]

Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

  1. Not for weight of glory, nor for crown and palm,
    Enter we the army, raise the warrior psalm;
    But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
    He whom Jesus saveth marches on His side.
    By Thy love constraining, by Thy grace divine,
    We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

  2. Jesus, Thou hast bought us, not with gold or gem,
    But with Thine own lifeblood, for Thy diadem;
    With Thy blessing filling each who comes to Thee,
    Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast made us free.
    By Thy grand redemption, by Thy grace divine,
    We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

  3. Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
    But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
    ’Round His standard ranging, vict’ry is secure,
    For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
    Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine,
    We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

  4. Chosen to be soldiers, in an alien land,
    Chosen, called, and faithful, for our Captain’s band;
    In the service royal, let us not grow cold,
    Let us be right loyal, noble, true and bold.
    Master, wilt Thou keep us, by Thy grace divine,
    Always on the Lord’s side—Savior, always Thine!

YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN | William T. Sleeper, 1877 [listen]

A ruler once came to Jesus by night

To ask Him the way of salvation and light;

The Master made answer in words true and plain,

"Ye must be born again."



Refrain

"Ye must be born again,

Ye must be born again,

I verily, verily, say unto thee,

Ye must be born again."



Ye children of men, attend to the Word,

So solemnly uttered by Jesus the Lord;

And let not this message to you be in vain,

"Ye must be born again."

Refrain



O ye who would enter that glorious rest,

And sing with the ransomed the song of the blest,

The life everlasting if ye would obtain,

"Ye must be born again."

Refrain



A dear one in Heaven thy heart yearns to see,

At the beautiful gate may be watching for thee,

Then list to the note of this solemn refrain,

"Ye must be born again."

Refrain

YIELD NOT TO TEMPTATION | Horatio R. Palmer, 1868 [listen]

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each vict’ry will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

Refrain:
Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.

  1. Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
    God’s name hold in rev’rence, nor take it in vain;
    Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through. Refrain

  2. To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown,
    Through faith we will conquer, though often cast down;
    He who is our Savior, our strength will renew;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.
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THE CRAYON BOX SONG [LISTEN]

When I was just a little child

No higher than your knee,

My mother bought a box of crayons,
Just for me.



I picked them up and I opened them up

And I looked way down inside,

And the colors there reminded me

Of Jesus when He died.



O, O ,O Red is the color of the blood that He shed,

Brown is for the crown of thorns they laid upon His head.

Blue is for royalty and for those who serve Him well,

And yellow is for the Christian who's afraid to tell.



Afraid to tell of a Savior

Who died on Calvary,

He died for lowly sinners

Just like you and me;



Well I colored and I colored

'Til the crayons were all gone,

And though I am much older now,

The memory lingers on.



So when I see a little child

With crayon box in hand,

I tell them what they mean to me

And hope they'll understand.



O, O ,O Red is the color of the blood that He shed,

Brown is for the crown of thorns they laid upon His head,

Blue is for royalty and for those who serve Him well,

And yellow is for the Christian who's afraid to tell.



So, don't you be a Christian, who's afraid to tell;

Go tell!

O BE CAREFUL, LITTLE EYES [LISTEN]

O be careful little eyes what you see

O be careful little eyes what you see

There's a Father up above

And He's looking down in love

So, be careful little eyes what you see



O be careful little ears what you hear

O be careful little ears what you hear

There's a Father up above

And He's looking down in love

So, be careful little ears what you hear



O be careful little hands what you do

O be careful little hands what you do

There's a Father up above

And He's looking down in love

So, be careful little hands what you do



O be careful little feet where you go

O be careful little feet where you go

There's a Father up above

And He's looking down in love

So, be careful little feet where you go



O be careful little mouth what you say

O be careful little mouth what you say

There's a Father up above

And He's looking down in love

So, be careful little mouth what you say



Apostle's Song (To the tune of Jesus Loves Me.)

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Jesus called them one by one

Peter, Andrew, James and John

Next came Philip, Thomas too

Matthew and Bartholomew



James, the one they called the less

Simon, also Thaddeus

The twelfth apostle Judas made

Jesus was by him betrayed



After Jesus died and rose,

The Holy Spirit He bestowed,

Then His disciples preached the word,

And so the gospel we have heard. TOC

POEMS

MY LIFE IS BUT A WEAVING

“My life is but a weaving

Between my God and me.

I cannot choose the colors

He weaveth steadily.



Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper

And I the underside.



Not ’til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Will God unroll the canvas

And reveal the reason why.



The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned



He knows, He loves, He cares;

Nothing this truth can dim.

He gives the very best to those

Who leave the choice to Him.”

― Corrie ten Boom

I WOULD BE A VESSEL CLEAN



I would be a vessel clean,

purified for Christ my King

I would give up all as dross,

striving only for the cross.



Purge away all vain desire,

put instead a flame of fire,

Fill and make me pure within,

cleansed from every stain of sin.



Nought have i to offer Thee,

earful, vile and helpless me,

Thou art pure and all Divine,

for Thee alone my soul doth pine



Let my love burn steady still,

Lord, let it be a living flame,

Let me die to this old world,

let me glorify your Name.



Wheresoever i would go,

seeking first Thy will to know,

May i be a witness true,

pleasing Thee in all i do.



Telling of Thy wondrous love,

pointing souls to Christ above,

Toiling onward by Thy grace,

till i see Thee face to face.



Norma Pratt. TOC

Freedom not Sodom!



There's freedom in America, the land of the red white and blue;

but there still must be laws, things you just can't do.



You can't marry your sister, your brother, or the family pet;

a sheep, or a goat - at least not yet!



That how is it with homosexuality, what the Bible calls sodomy;

men lying with men as with women, is perversity!



That they're not designed that way, tis easy to perceive,

but yielding to sinful desires, man is soon deceived.



A moral wrong is not a civil right; like the sin itself, that's confusion;

calling evil good and exchanging light for darkness, is sure delusion!



History tells us where this will lead, from societies now in dust,

When a nation casts off the laws of God, and follows it's own lusts.



Promoting a sin which sends one to Hell from an early grave,

dishonors God and robs man of the Life He gave.



There's but one answer: the Risen Jesus gave Himself for our sins;

Repent and believe, then truly follow Him!

Gal. 6:18 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. TOC

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