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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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How Long by Rob Smith

How Long? by Rob Smith carries a similar theme to a song of the same title by Stuart Townend.
From the album Worthy, from EMU Music.


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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.