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Raised With Christ – Sunday Songs

Our travel plans today included worshipping with the people of the Rose City Presbyterian Church in Warwick.
After a helpful sermon aimed at grumpy (and angry) people finding freedom and fruitfulness in the resurrection life Christians share with Jesus we sang Raised With Christ.

The lyrics:
Verse 1
Put aside the lives that you once lived
All the habits of your worldly hearts
In Christ you now are set apart

Put to death the deeds that flow from sin
From the empty ways you craved before
Let idols steer your souls no more

Chorus
For we are raised, raised with Christ
So fix your hearts upon the One who reigns above
For we are raised, raised with Christ
The old has died, your life is found with Christ in God

Verse 2
So clothe yourselves as those beloved by God
With all kindness and humility
Compassion and long suffering

And let the peace of Christ control your hearts.
Put on love – the bond of unity
Forgive as Christ’s forgiven you

Bridge
Spirit breathe, renew
Make us more like You
In the cast of our Creator
In the image of the Son

© Creek Road Media 2016
Trevor Hodge


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Saviour, Shepherd Me – Sunday Songs

Saviour, Shepherd Me.
A setting of Psalm 23 by Matt Searles, vocals by Liv Chapman.
Released on Searle’s 2016 album Tumbling Sky.

The lyrics:
The Lord’s my shepherd
Nothing shall I lack, or need
He bids my soul rest
In the pastures wide and green
Saviour shepherd me
Saviour shepherd me
His grace restores me
I walk in paths of righteousness
And for His glory
My king will keep me till the end
You are all I need
Jesus all I need
Your love and mercy follow me
Til I feast at the table of the King
And in the shadow
When all my path’s too dark to see
My Lord is with me
His rod and staff will comfort me
Saviour shepherd me
Saviour shepherd me
You are all I need
Jesus all I need
Your love and mercy follow me
Til I feast at the table of the King
Saviour shepherd me
Saviour shepherd me

© Matt Searles 2016


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Jesus Hold My Hand – Sunday Songs

I’ve been holding onto this rendition of Jesus Hold My Hand by Sierra Hull (with Garrison Keillor, of all people on backing vocals) for Sunday Songs. It was recorded on A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor’s long running radio program (from which he retired last year.

The lyrics.
1.
As I travel through this pilgrim land
There is a friend who walks with me
Leads me safely through the sinking sand
It is the Christ of Calvary
This would be my prayer dear Lord each day
To help me do the best I can
For I need Thy Light to guide me day and night
Blessed Jesus, hold my hand
Chorus.
Jesus, (Blessed Jesus) hold my hand, (hold my hand)
I need (yes I need) Thee every hour (every hour)
Through (this land) this pilgrim land (pilgrim land)
Protect me by Thy power (saving power)
Hear (hear my plea) my feeble plea (feeble plea)
Dear Lord (yes dear Lord) look down on me (down on me)
When I kneel in prayer I hope to meet You there
Blessed Jesus, hold my hand (hold my hand)
2.
Let me travel in the light divine
That I might see the Blessed way
Keep me that I may be holy Thine
And sing redemption song someday
I will be a soldier brave and true
And ever firmly take a stand
For there’s no other friend on whom I can depend
Blessed Jesus, hold my hand

Jesus, (Blessed Jesus) …
Repeat.

When I kneel in prayer I hope to meet You there
Blessed Jesus hold, my hand (hold my hand)


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All The Way My Saviour Leads Me – Sunday Songs

Had a discussion after church tonight about Frances Jane van Alstyne (Fanny Crosby) the blind hymn writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
I’ve featured a number of her compositions before, but here’s another All The Way My Saviour Leads Me.
This is a Gary Chapman – Hymn A Week rendition.

The Lyrics:
1.
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.
2.
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 love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
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.


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Saved My Soul – Sunday Songs

Saved My Soul by CityAlight.
Strong lyrics and melody, tempo increases nicely in the chorus.

The lyrics:
Chorus.
You my God have saved my soul
I am Yours forevermore
I won’t be moved of this I’m sure
You are my God and You saved my soul
1.
I was lost when you came for me
Held in chains by the enemy
But You broke them in victory
Now I’m free, I am free
2.
You’re my joy and You are my hope
I am saved by Your grace alone
I will sing of Your love for me
I am free, I am free
3.
Now I stand with the Kings of kings
He has paid for my every sin
And from now through eternity
I am free, I am free
4.
What once was dead is now alive
You gave to me the breath of life
You brought me up out from the grave
I’m bursting out with songs of praise

© 2016 CityAlight Music
Words & Music: James Ferguson, Dustin Smith, Rich Thompson


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River In The Rain by Alison Krauss

This audio only clip features River In The Rain, another track from Alison Krauss’ very soon to be released album Windy City.


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O Come In Humble Prayer – Sunday Songs

O Come In Humble Prayer is written by Colin Buchanan and is featured on EMU Music’s The Things Above album.

This lyric video says it runs for over 8:00 minutes, but the song really only goes for 4:30 or so.
I think it could be sung a little faster than this.

The lyrics:
1.
O come in humble prayer to God Almighty
Our perfect, glorious Sovereign Trinity
With rev’rence and with joyful adoration
Christ alone as our sufficiency
2.
O come let us confess ourselves unworthy
Turning with repentance and with shame
Own again corruption and omission
Know again forgiveness in his Name
Chorus
O come in humble prayer
Come in humble prayer
O come in humble prayer before our God
3.
O come to God with awe-inspired thanksgiving
Marvel at his mercies without end
Proclaiming Christ the saving King of Kindness
Generous and loving without end
4.
O cast your every care on God our Father
Pleading for a world awash with sin
Joy and mercy’s triumph through the gospel
Hearts forsaking all to follow him

Words & Music: Colin Buchanan
© 2012 Colin Buchanan (Universal Music Publishing)