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I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130) – Sunday Songs

This week has seen the release of an EP from Keith and Kristyn Getty (North Coast Sessions) and a full album from Stuart Townend (Courage).
I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130) features on both.
Jordan Kauflin and Matt Merker assisted with the composition.
The song begins with words set to the tune Ballerma and then the original song begins.

The lyrics:
Out of the depths I cry to You
In darkest places I will call
Incline Your ear to me anew
And hear my cry for mercy, Lord
Were You to count my sinful ways
How could I come before Your throne
Yet full forgiveness meets my gaze
I stand redeemed by grace alone
I will wait for You
I will wait for You
On Your word, I will rely
I will wait for You
Surely wait for You
Till my soul is satisfied
So put your hope in God alone
Take courage in His power to save
Completely and forever won
By Christ emerging from the grave
Now He has come to make a way
And God Himself has paid the price
That all who trust in Him today
Find healing in His sacrifice
I will wait for You
I will wait for You
Through the storm and through the night
I will wait for You
Surely wait for You
For Your love is my delight

Words and Music: Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Keith Getty, and Stuart Townend.
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My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness – 2017 Version From Getty Music

Getty Music have released a new clip featuring Kristyn’s vocals on Keith Getty and Stuart Townend’s song My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness.

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Rejoice – Sunday Songs

One of the songs used in a church service we attended while on holidays was Rejoice.
This version is by one of the song’s composers, Dustin Kensrue.

The lyrics:
Come and stand before your maker
Full of wonder, full of fear;
Come behold his power and glory
Yet with confidence draw near,
For the one who holds the heavens
And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us
With an unrelenting love.
Come and lift your hands and raise your voice;
He is worthy of all praise,
Sing the mercies of your King
And with trembling, rejoice.
We are children of the promise,
The beloved of the Lord.
Won with everlasting kindness,
Bought with sacrificial blood.
Bringing reconciliation
To a world that longs to know
The affections of a father
Who will never let them go.
All our sickness, all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us,
He is walking with us still;
Turning tragedy to triumph,
Turning agony to praise,
There is blessing in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed.

Stuart Townend and Dustin Kensrue
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The Lord’s My Shepherd by Stuart Townend

I don’t sing Stuart Townend’s version of Psalm 23.
Maybe I will sometime soon.

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To See The King Of Heaven Fall by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

A song for those preparing for Good Friday tomorrow.
This version features Stuart Townend’s vocals.

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Good Shepherd Of My Soul – Sunday Songs

A song based on the themes of Psalm 23, composed Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionan de Barra and Stuart Townsend.

Here’s another version.

The lyrics:
Good Shepherd of my soul
Come dwell within me.
Take all I am and mould
Your likeness in me.
Before the cross of Christ
This is my sacrifice:
A life laid down
And ready to follow.
The troubled find their peace
In true surrender.
The prisoners their release
From chains of anger.
In springs of living grace
I find a resting place
To rise refreshed,
Determined to follow.
I’ll walk this narrow road
With Christ before me
Where thorns and thistles grow
And cords ensnare me.
Though doubted and denied
He never leaves my side
But lifts my head
And calls me to follow.
And when my days are gone
My strength is failing
He’ll carry me along
Through death’s unveiling
Earth’s struggles overcome
Heav’n’s journey just begun
To search Christ’s depths
And ever to follow.

Words & Music: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionan de Barra and Stuart Townsend.
(C) 2013 Townend Songs De Barra, Fionan Getty Music Publishing

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My Soul Will Sing (Psalm 103) – Sunday Songs

I picked up a copy of Stuart Townend Live, Volume 2 a couple of weeks ago. It’s interesting hearing these in a context where people are singing along. It gives me sense of how the songs work corporately, and how they can be led.
My Soul Will Sing has good lyrics and the marriage with the melody is doesn’t strike me as overly syncopated.
And it’s a good tempo.
Yeah, I’d be leaving the whoa, whoa, whoa bit off at the end.

The lyrics:
My soul will sing with all the strength I have in me;
I will rejoice with every day He gives.
I will recall the wonders He has shown to me,
His power to heal, His mercy to forgive.
We join with angels to sing His praises.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve.
High as the heavens reach above the earth
Is Your unfailing love, is Your unfailing love.
Far as the east is banished from the west
You took our sins for us removed our sins from us,
How wide, how high
Is Your unfailing love.
Our King delights to show compassion to the weak;
Their deepest needs He loves to satisfy .
Throughout the earth His justice and His mercy speak,
And He will run to meet the victim’s cry.
From everlasting
To everlasting
Our youth renewed with every step we take.
Though we are dust, a moment in eternity,
As flowers bloom today and then are gone,
He crowns our lives with beauty and with dignity;
His patience smiles on all who turn to Him.
From generation
To generation
We’ll tell the story of His faithfulness.

Stuart Townend & Kristen Getty
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