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How Good Is It To Sing – Sunday Songs

How Good Is It To Sing is based on Psalm 147 and is from Stuart Townend’s album Courage.

The lyrics:
1.
How good it is to sing,
To bring our praise to Him
Whose love and mercy knows no end.
He brings the sun and rain,
He calls each star by name,
The universe resounds with praise.
Chorus.
O shout for joy to God and sing a new song,
Extol the Lord of life for His provision,
And He delights in those who love and fear Him,
All those who put their hope in God.
2.
He gathers families,
Orphans and refugees,
And binds the wounds of those who mourn;
The humble lifted high,
The proud He casts aside,
His justice faithful as the dawn.
Chorus.
3.
What friend or foe can last
Before His icy blast?
The winds and waves obey His voice.
Yet mercy will prevail,
His love will reconcile
The nations of the earth to Him.
Chorus.
Repeat Chorus.

Brenton Brown, Keith Getty and Stuart Townend Copyright
© 2018 Capitol CMG Genesis/Brenton Brown Publishing Designee (Adm. by CaptiolCMGPublishing.com); Getty Music (Adm. by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org).
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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Courage – Sunday Songs

A song of testimony about God’s presence when life is uncertain.
“Today is my gift, not tomorrow.”
For many people, this song is an expression of their everyday life, taking one step at a time.

The lyrics:
1.
Worry seems to know my every move;
With every new imagining
He whispers in my ear.
Even when I’ve nothing left to prove,
He’s painting possibilities
Of failure and despair.
So God, I’ll stand with open hands
And heart just fixed on following.
I’ll keep my eyes on this day’s prize
Of finding You in everything.
Refrain.
Courage to take one step at a time;
Today is my gift, not tomorrow.
Courage to walk with Christ in my sight
The path strewn with laughter and sorrow.
2.
Wonder if I’m ever really here;
Retreating to the fantasies
Of what my life could be.
Captive to the highwayman of fear,
He’s robbing me of everything
That’s right in front of me.
I’ll learn to see what’s given to me
And cherish every part of it;
My all I’ll give to those I’m with,
And act with grace and honesty.
3.
Let me hear the child that cries within,
The wounds that weep with bitterness
Of innocence betrayed.
Help me own the hurt behind the sin;
Let healing and forgiveness flow
Like cool refreshing rain.
So with each day I’ll choose to say
The past won’t have a hold on me.
Through loss and pain my hope remains
The power of Christ at work in me.

Stuart Townend Copyright © 2018 Townend Songs (admin by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org)


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Lead On, Lead On, O Kindly Light – Sunday Songs

Lead On, Lead On, O Kindly Light is by Emma and Stuart Townend from the Stuart Townend album Courage.

The lyrics:
1.
Lead on, lead on, O kindly Light
Amid th’ encircling gloom;
Though far from home in the darkest of night,
Still You will lead me on.
The distant scene, the path before me
I do not ask to see;
But guard my feet o’er mountain & valley
One step sufficient for me.
2.
‘Lead on. Lead on’ not always my prayer
When pride embittered my soul;
My heart grown hard, my sight firm resolved
To choose the path I should go.
The cares of day, so shallow and fleeting
Shine bright yet cannot endure;
Now fear is gone, my past is forgiven,
My sin remembered no more!
3.
Lead on, lead on with power and grace
The road Your footsteps have worn,
Till break of dawn discovers your face
And I am truly home.
With childlike faith through joy & through sorrow
My journey finally done,
My rest and calm in light everlasting
Where loved and Lover are one.

Words and Music: Emma Townend and Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2017 Townend Songs (Adm. by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org).