mgpcpastor's blog


Leave a comment

See The Man – Sunday Songs

See The Man is from EMU Music’s 2008 album Advent.
Trevor Hodge’s lyrics and melody proclaim truth steadily in the verses and soaringly in the chorus.

The lyrics:
1.
See the man formed by the Father’s hand
Dust turned to flesh, filled with his breath in the image of God
Loved and blessed, given the very best
Destined to rule, fill and subdue all of the earth
But death entered the day he ate from the tree
Condemned all of mankind to follow his lead
But one day a man will come and undo what we had done
One day a Saviour will return
2.
See the man leaving his Father’s land
Sent by the Lord, journeys towards a promised place
By his faith would come a nation great
In numbers surpassed, all of the stars shining in space
His name would be renowned from the east to the west
And all people on earth through him would be blessed
And one day a man will come to finish what had begun
One day a Saviour would return
3.
See the man come from his Father’s side
His word become flesh and all his fullness dwelling in him
God’s delight speaking the words of life
The kingdom’s revealed, the broken are healed, the blind given sight
And for all history’s sin the righteous is slain
By his blood death is destroyed, he’s risen again
And soon he will come again and then forever reign
One day our Saviour will return

Words and Music: Trevor Hodge.
© 2008 Trevor Hodge


Leave a comment

Exalted – Sunday Songs

Exalted, from Trevor Hodge’s EP Once For All.

The lyrics:
1
Christ, by nature God
Did not pursue this gain
But in the form of man
A servant He became
Obedient till the end
To death upon a cross
Chorus
Exalted to the highest place
Bestowed the name above all names
That every knee in heaven and earth
Would humbly fall, would humbly fall
Come every tongue – confess, adore
That Jesus Christ alone is Lord
To God the Father be all praise
Forever more, forever more
2
If any hope is our
Or comfort from His love
Then make this joy complete
Of heart and spirit be one
Uphold each others needs
Have the mind of Christ the Son
Chorus
Bridge
O Come rejoice
Forever more
Lift up your voice
Forever more
Declare His praise
Forever more
To God be praise
Forever more
3
With Christ at work in you
With fear and trembling strive
To will and walk His ways
To live for His delight
In the darkness shine like stars
Holding out the word of Christ
Chorus
Bridge

Words and Music: Nick Freestone and Trevor Hodge
(C) 2017 Nick Freestone Music; Hodge, Trevor


Leave a comment

Better By Far – Sunday Songs

Better By Far, from Trevor Hodge’s EP Once For All.

The lyrics:
1
All that once was profit I’ll count as naught
Knowing You is better by far
View as worthless now all my heart once sought
Knowing You is better by far
These I’ll cast away so that I may gain
And be found in You, in Your love remain
Dressed in righteousness come from God, by faith
Knowing You is better by far
Knowing You is better by far
2
I will leave behind every ease and right
Knowing You is better by far
And will press ahead to receive the prize
Knowing You is better by far
With my eyes above, not to earthly things
With an eager hope of what heaven brings
In the sovereign power of my Saving King
Knowing You is better by far
Knowing You is better by far
Bridge
To live is Christ
To die is gain
So come rejoice in Christ our Saviour
To live is Christ
To die is gain
So come rejoice
3
Grant me certain hope in a future sure
Knowing You is better by far
And for trials today, courage to endure
Knowing You is better by far
If my life’s poured out like an offering
I will still rejoice, of my Saviour, sing
Till I dwell with You in eternity
Knowing You is better by far
Knowing You is better by far
Tag
Let my only boast be in You my King
Knowing You is better by far
credits

Words and Music: Trevor Hodge
© 2017 Hodge, Trevor


Leave a comment

The Lord Is Good To Me – Sunday Songs

The Lord Is Good To Me, from Trevor Hodge’s EP Once For All.

The lyrics:
1.
Help me never trust in vain
All the treasures hands have made
Riches all will rust and fade
None endure beyond the grave
You alone can satisfy
Every longing of my heart
Let me taste and let me see
That the Lord is good to me
That the Lord is good to me
2.
Let me seek no man’s acclaim
Listen to no devil’s lies
Hold no hope in shallow fame
Disregard my selfish pride
Tune my heart to sing Your praise
Turn my gaze from worlds desires
That my joy will ever be
That the Lord is good to me
That the Lord is good to me
3.
Seal my heart for You alone
Set my feet upon Your Way
Steel my soul to persevere
Fix my eyes towards your face
Fill my lungs, O Breath of Life
From my lips let joy arise
Let my song forever be
That the Lord is good to me
That the Lord is good to me
Bridge.
Of Your fullness You are pouring
Your great love and power on me
Without measure, full and boundless
Drawing out my heart to Thee

Words and Music: Trevor Hodge
© 2014 Hodge, Trevor


Leave a comment

More Than Conquerors by Trevor Hodge – Sunday Songs

More Than Conquerors, from Trevor Hodge’s EP Once For All.

The lyrics:
Verse 1.
Almighty God, did not withhold his Son
For sinners he gave him up
Sacrificed once for all
So will not He graciously give all things
Mercies and sufferings for those he loves
PreChorus.
If our God is for us
Who then can stand against
If our God is for us
Who then can stand against
Chorus.
For in all these things
We are more than conquerors
Through the love of Christ
Raised from death to life
Yes, of this I’m sure
None can separate us now
From the love of God
That is ours in Jesus Christ our Lord
Verse 2
Who can bring charges against God’s child?
Who can condemn us now
Those he has justified
Christ who died, in victory raised to life
Intercedes for us now at God’s right side
PreChorus.
Chorus.
Bridge
Neither ocean’s depths
Nor mountain’s heights
Can separate us now
Neither demon’s lies nor angels lights
Can separate us now
Neither pasts regrets nor futures yet
Can separate us now
Neither life’s array nor death’s decay
Can separate us now
Repeat.
Chorus.

Words and music © Trevor Hodge 2017


Leave a comment

Once For All by Trevor Hodge

Trevor Hodge has released Once For All, an ep featuring five songs.
It’s available for download at bandcamp.
Worth checking out.



Leave a comment

Raised With Christ – Sunday Songs

Our travel plans today included worshipping with the people of the Rose City Presbyterian Church in Warwick.
After a helpful sermon aimed at grumpy (and angry) people finding freedom and fruitfulness in the resurrection life Christians share with Jesus we sang Raised With Christ.

The lyrics:
Verse 1
Put aside the lives that you once lived
All the habits of your worldly hearts
In Christ you now are set apart

Put to death the deeds that flow from sin
From the empty ways you craved before
Let idols steer your souls no more

Chorus
For we are raised, raised with Christ
So fix your hearts upon the One who reigns above
For we are raised, raised with Christ
The old has died, your life is found with Christ in God

Verse 2
So clothe yourselves as those beloved by God
With all kindness and humility
Compassion and long suffering

And let the peace of Christ control your hearts.
Put on love – the bond of unity
Forgive as Christ’s forgiven you

Bridge
Spirit breathe, renew
Make us more like You
In the cast of our Creator
In the image of the Son

© Creek Road Media 2016
Trevor Hodge