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Psalm 23 by Shane and Shane

I’ve never really been able to keep up with Shane and Shane because they’re so prolific.
Which is a shame because I think I’d like them.

Here they are singing their rendition of Psalm 23 at a Getty Music Sing! Conference.


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King Of Kings – Sunday Songs

A very good new song from Hillsong.
Words, music, structure all very accessible and well expressed.

The lyrics:
1.
In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes
To fulfil the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt
CHORUS:
Praise the Father
Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit three in one
God of glory
Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings
2.
To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross
For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died
Chorus.
3.
And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death
And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored
Chorus.
4.
And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint
By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me
Chorus.

Words and Music: Jason Ingram, Brooke Ligertwood & Scott Ligertwood
© 2019 Hillsong Music Publishing


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Psalm 148 by Sons Of Korah

Last night’s concert by Sons Of Korah closed with their version of Psalm 148.


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Sons Of Korah In Mount Gambier 2019

Another wonderful night listening to Sons Of Korah in concert in Mount Gambier.

If you have the opportunity to hear them live, take it.


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God, That Madest Earth And Heaven – Sunday Songs

An end of day hymn, another of the songs that sadly don’t seem to have end of day services of worship at which to be sung.
The words of the first verse are by Reginald Heber, writer of Holy, Holy, Holy, with the second verse having been added later.
The tune of preference is the Welsh melody known as AR HYD Y NOS, appropriately enough associated with the song All Through The Night.

The lyrics:
1.
God, that madest earth and heaven,
darkness and night,
who the day for toil has given,
for rest the night;
may thine angel-guards defend us,
slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
holy dreams and hope attend us,
this livelong night.
2.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping;
and, when we die,
may we in thy mighty keeping
all peaceful lie;
when the last dread call shall wake us,
do not thou our God forsake us,
but to reign in glory take us
with thee on high.


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It’s Not The Walk, But The Welcome That Changes The Heart

Every time I listen to Mumford and Son’s Sigh No More there are phrases that grip me.
One of them is ‘That’s exactly how this grace thing works’…
It is found in the song Roll Away Your Stone.

You told me that I would find a home
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals
And darkness is a harsh term don’t you think
And yet it dominates the things I see
It seems that all my bridges have been burned
But you say ‘That’s exactly how this grace thing works’
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with every start