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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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This Promise – Sunday Songs

This Promise.
From EMU Youth’s EP This Is The One.

The lyrics:
1.
For heartache, for sorrow
For every hard tomorrow
For weakness, for sickness
There is hope
Chorus:
Our God is good and faithful
Our God is more than able
We stand upon this promise
2.
Through trials, through chaos
When we can’t feel you with us
In darkness, in sadness
You are there
Bridge:
You are our King, the Saving One
You are our strength, our joy, our song
You are the Christ, the risen Lord
You are our hope and our reward
You are our King, the Saving One
You are our strength, our joy, our song
You are the name above all names
In every season we proclaim

Words & Music: © 2016 Liv Chapman


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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.


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King Of Love by EMU Youth – Sunday Songs

King Of Love is another track from EMU Youth’s EP This Is The One.

The lyrics:
© 2016 Liv Chapman & Alanna Glover. Based on the hymn by Henry W. Baker

LYRICS //
1.
The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness fails me never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine forever
And he is mine forever.
2.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul he purifies
And, where the greenest pastures grow,
My aching heart he satisfies
My aching heart he satisfies.
3.
So full of sin I often strayed,
But yet in love he sought me
And on his shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me
And home rejoicing brought me.
4.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With you, my Lord, beside me,
Your rod and staff my comfort still,
Your cross before to guide me
Your cross before to guide me.
5.
And so through all the length of days
Your goodness fails me never.
Good Shepherd, may I sing your praise
Within your house forever
Within your house forever
Within your house forever.
Refrain.

© 2016 Liv Chapman & Alanna Glover. Based on the hymn by Henry W. Baker


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This Is The One – Sunday Songs

This Is The One is title track of the just released EMU Youth EP.
Like last week’s selection Won My Heart it is a different sound.
It’s not readily apparent how it translates to corporate singing.

The lyrics:
This is the one who calmed the storm,
Who stopped the waves with just a word
He is the one with power, with power, unending
This is the one who heals the blind
With power to raise the dead to life
He promises forgiveness, forgiveness of your sin

He is the one who loved you first
The one who knew you before birth
Before creation of the earth, Jesus
He calls you out of darkest night
And welcomes you into the light
He is the one that you can trust, Jesus

This is the man who conquered death
He is the one who rose again
This is the one who died for, who died for, for your soul
This is the one who reigns above
The definition of love
He is the one who gives you, who gives you, your new life

‘Cause someone bled for you, died for you, sought to make you his
Then he rose for you and clothes you in his righteousness

Words & Music: © 2016 Alanna Glover & Liv Chapman