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Where Can I Look – Sunday Songs

Where Can I Look? is a song from EMU Music released as EMU Youth on their No Love Is Higher album.
The song incorporates some expressions from the Psalms.
This is a lyric video, but I’ve included the lyrics below.

The lyrics:
1.
Where can I look for my help?
Where can I go for my strength?
Where can I find, where can I find perfect rest?
2.
Where can I look for my peace?
Where can I go for my joy?
Where can I find, where can I find endless life?
Refrain 1.
I will lift my eyes to the heavens
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of creation holds me close
3.
Who is the one I can trust?
Who will protect all my ways?
Who never rests, who watches over my life?
Refrain 2.
I will lift my eyes to the heavens
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of creation holds me close
For my Saviour watches over
And covers me with grace
My shelter and my portion, always
Bridge.
My help, my strength, my joy, my peace
My hope, my life, my liberty
All wisdom, pow’r, all truth, and love
Are found forever in your son
(Repeat bridge)
Refrain 2.

Words and Music by and © 2017: Liv Chapman, Alanna Glover & Philip Percival


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Your Word – Sunday Songs

Your Word, a song about God’s Word, from EMU Music.

The lyrics:
1.
Your word is good, it’s ever faithful
Worth more than gold, the heart’s delight
Your word gives life to all who hear and obey
Your word endures forever
2.
Your word is true, it never changes
It formed the earth; sustains it still
Your word defends; providing refuge and strength
Your word endures forever
Chorus.
Your word is a lamp unto my feet
Your word is a light unto my path
For your word is my hope, it’s my joy and my song
Your word endures forever
3.
Your word transforms, it lifts the humble
Rebukes the proud, protects the poor
Your word discerns the mind and spirit of all
Your word endures forever
Your word endures forever
Chorus.
Bridge.
Your word is more than just letters on pages; it’s life and it’s love and it’s freedom for us
Your word is more than just wisdom of ages; its treasures are endless, it’s always enough
Your word is more than just stories of old; it’s the truth and the way and the story of love
Your word is more than just breath into dust; it’s your Son, as a man, come to dwell here with us
Chorus.

Words & Music: ©2017 Liv Chapman, Alanna Glover & Philip Percival


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Hold On – Sunday Songs

Hold On by Nicky Chiswell features on EMU Music’s album Worthy.
All the characteristics of Chiswell’s work: sound poetic lyrics and a strong melody.

The lyrics:
Verse 1
We have this treasure in jars of clay
To show all power is God’s
We are afflicted in every way
But we will never give up
Struck down…but not destroyed
Hold on for His glory
Chorus 1
Let’s take up our cross
Let’s take up His word
And hold out the Light of life
to this world
Light up the dark
Make Jesus known
He’s always with us
Hold on
Verse 2
We believe and so we speak out
But it’s not about us
We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord
He has shone in our hearts
Struck down…but not destroyed
Hold on for His glory
Bridge
And though our bodies are wasting away
Our inner selves are renewed everyday
And though our bodies are wasting away
Our inner selves are renewed everyday
Struck down…but not destroyed
Hold on for His glory
Verse 2
Let’s take up our cross
Let’s take up His word
Let’s hold out the Light of life
to this world
Light up the dark
Make Jesus known
He’s always with us….

Let’s take up our cross
Let’s take up His word
And hold out the Light of life
to this world
Light up the dark
Make Jesus known
He’s always with us….
Hold on

Words & Music: Nicky Chiswell
© 2014 Chiswell, Nicky


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Worthy – Sunday Songs

Worthy is the title track of EMU Music’s new album which features Rob Smith and Nicky Chiswell.

The lyrics:
1
Ascribe to the Lord O families of nations
Ascribe to the Lord all glory and strength
Ascribe to the Lord the greatness due his name
For great is the Lord and worthy of honour
For great is the Lord deserving of power
For great is the Lord and faithful are his ways
Chorus
So rise up and sing praise
To the king of mercy Lord of grace
Give thanks rejoice
Glorify him with one voice
For you are worthy worthy to be praised
So we cry Holy holy is your name
2
Give thanks to the Lord his peace is enduring
Give thanks to the Lord his love never ends
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name
For He is a king of wisdom and justice
For He is a king of mercy and might
For He is a king who came to seek and to save
Chorus
3
Exult in the Lord with reverence and gladness
Exult in the Lord the Lord in Spirit and truth
Exult in the Lord proclaim his wondrous deeds
Come worship the Lord the suffering servant
Come worship the Lord who died to redeem
Come worship the Lord who saves all who believe
Chorus
Ending
For you have saved us by your precious blood
So you are worthy worthy Son of God

Words & Music: Rob Smith
© 2017 Smith, Rob


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Worthy – New Release From EMU Music

Worthy the latest release from EMU Music features Rob Smith and Nicky Chiswell, two of their strongest early contributors.
Their contributions to EMU albums of late have been more limited, so I’ll be interested to hear what they’re sounding like now.


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Lights – Sunday Songs

Lights is another track from EMU Youth’s EP This Is The One.

The Lyrics:
1.
In the world, it was night
Chains of darkness ‘round our hearts
Eyes were blind, minds were closed
Chose to stay within the dark
Couldn’t see, couldn’t change
Helpless in our darkened state
There we stayed ’til the light of life appeared
Pre-chorus.
Who can break the chains of darkness?
Who can save?
Chorus.
You are (You are) the light in darkness
You came (You came) to bring salvation
You gave (You gave) your life to free us
You are the light
2.
Then you came as a man
To the earth that you had made
On the cross you gave your life
The darkness seemed to have its way
But then you rose in victory
Death defeated, we are free
Now you reign, calling us into your light
Pre-chorus.
Who can wake us from our slumber?
Who can save?
End chorus.
We have (we have) been brought from darkness
We stand (we stand) free from judgement
We give (we give) our lives to serve you
We are your lights

© 2016 Liv Chapman, Sam Manchester & Alanna Glover


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This Is The One – EMU Youth EP

My subscription copy of the latest release from EMU Music arrived today.
It’s a five track EP entitled This Is The One and is branded EMU Youth.
Apart from being deeply unqualified about much to do with the tastes of youth and young adults, the tracks seem to achieve their aim of producing songs that have engaging lyrics and melodies, while also being capable of being played and sung in group gatherings.
It also came with a seven-day devotional book, a first for EMU, and the $10 price for a five track EP seems reasonable.
I’ve featured a couple of the songs on recent Sunday nights, with more to come.