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Meekness And Majesty

Graham Kendrick

Verse 1
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity
In perfect harmony, the Man who is God.
Lord of eternity dwells in humanity,
Kneels in humility and washes our feet.

Verse 2
Father’s pure radiance, perfect in innocence
Yet learns obedience to death on a cross.
Suffering to give us life,
Conquering through sacrifice,
And as they crucify prays Father forgive!

Chorus
O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

Verse 3
Wisdom unsearchable, God the invisible,
Love indestructible in frailty appears.
Lord of infinity stooping so tenderly,
Lifts our humanity to the heights of His throne.

Chorus
O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

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When I Survey Life’s Varied Scene

Words: Anne Steele, 1760
Music & last four lines: Ross Hauck 2020

Verse 1
When I survey life’s varied scene,
Amid the darkest hours,
Sweet rays of comfort shine between,
And thorns are mix’d with flowers.
Lord, teach me to adore Thy hand,
From whence my comforts flow;
And let me in this desert land
A glimpse of Canaan know.

Verse 2
Is health and ease my happy share?
O may I bless my God;
Thy kindness let my songs declare,
And spread Thy praise abroad.
While such delightful gifts as these,
Are kindly dealt to me,
Be all my hours of health and ease
Devoted, Lord, to Thee.

Verse 3
When present suff’rings pain my heart,
Or future terrors rise,
And light and hope almost depart
From these dejected eyes,
Thy pow’rful word supports my hope,
Sweet cordial of the mind!
And bears my fainting spirit up,
And bids me wait resign’d.

Verse 4
And oh, whate’er of earthly bliss
Thy sov’reign hand denies,
Accepted at Thy throne of grace,
Let this petition rise:
“Give me a calm, a thankful heart,
From ev’ry murmur free;
The blessings of Thy grace impart,
And let me live to Thee.”

Verse 5
O May the hope that Thou art mine,
My path of life attend;
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And bless its happy end.
‘Til then, whate’er my days shall bring
On Thee my trust is stayed.
Thy Love shall tune my heart to sing
And draw eternal praise.

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The Story Behind This Hymn:

“Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip.

At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married, but her fiancé drowned the day of the wedding. This hymn was written after the death of her beloved.

For most of her life, she exhibited symptoms of malaria, including persistent pain, fever, headaches, and stomach aches.

Caleb Evans, in his preface to Steele’s posthumous Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (1780), noted that she had been bed ridden for “some years” before her death:

“When the interesting hour came, she welcomed its arrival, and though her feeble body was excruciated with pain, her mind was perfectly serene. . . . She took the most affectionate leave of her weeping friends around her, and at length, the happy moment of her dismission arising, she closed her eyes, and with these animating words on her dying lips, “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” gently fell asleep in Jesus.”

(Quoted from: https://hymnary.org/person/Steele_A)

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Psalm 139:1-6 (Oh Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me)

Psalm 139:1-6
KJV

Verse 1
Oh LORD, Thou hast searched me,
Thou hast searched me and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path and my lying down,
And art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word, not a word in my tongue,
But lo, O LORD Thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before,
And laid Thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.
It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Thou hast beset me behind and before,
And laid thine hand upon me.
O LORD, Thou hast searched me,
Thou hast searched me, and known me.

Verse 2
Oh LORD, Thou hast searched me,
Thou hast searched me and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path and my lying down,
And art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word, not a word in my tongue,
But lo, O LORD Thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before,
And laid Thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.
It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Thou hast beset me behind and before,
And laid Thine hand upon me.
O LORD, Thou hast searched me,
Thou hast searched me, and known me.

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Is He Worthy?

Andrew Peterson,  Ben Shive

Verse 1

[Men] Do you feel the world is broken?
     [Ladies] We do.

[Men] Do you feel the shadows deepen?
      [Ladies] We do.

[Men] But do you know that all the dark won’t
              Stop the light from getting through?
     [Ladies] We do.

[Men] Do you wish that you could
             See it all made new?
     [Ladies] We do.

Verse 2

[Ladies] Is all creation groaning? 
        [Men] It is.

[Ladies] Is a new creation coming?
      [Men] It is.

[Ladies] Is the glory of the Lord to be
               The light within our midst?
      [Men] It is.

[Ladies] Is it good that we remind
                   Ourselves of this?
     [Men] It is.

Chorus
Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave!
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave.

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory,
Is He worthy of this?
He is.

Verse 3

[Men] Does the Father truly love us?
     [Ladies] He does.

[Men] Does the Spirit move among us?
     [Ladies] He does.

[Men] And does Jesus, our Messiah
              Hold forever those He loves?
     [Ladies] He does.

[Men] Does our God intend
               To dwell again with us?
     [Ladies] He does.

Chorus
Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave!
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe,
Every nation and tongue,
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son!

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?

He is! He is!

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?

He is! He is!

He is worthy! He is worthy!
He is!

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Highly Exalted

Robin Mark, Paul Baloche

Verse 1
You were despised
You were rejected, Lord.
Those who passed by
Even averted their gaze from your sight
Such was the suffering you bore for us.

Led like a lamb, a lamb to the slaughter
You spoke not a word
But chose to be silent
Though you did no wrong
Nor was deceitfulness found in you.

Yet by your wounds our salvation has come
Yet by your suffering our freedom is won!

Chorus
For God has highly exalted your name!
He has enthroned you on high,
Jesus the name above all names!

God has highly exalted your name!
He has enthroned you on high,
Jesus the name above all names.

Verse 2
You were despised
You were rejected, Lord.
Those who passed by
Even averted their gaze from your sight.
Such was the suffering you bore for us.

Led like a lamb, a lamb to the slaughter
You spoke not a word,
But chose to be silent
Though you did no wrong
Nor was deceitfulness found in you.

Yet by your wounds our salvation has come
Yet by your suffering our freedom is won!

Chorus
For God has highly exalted your name!
He has enthroned you on high,
Jesus the name above all names!

God has highly exalted your name!
He has enthroned you on high,
Jesus the name above all names!

Jesus, the name above all.

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Lord, From Sorrows Deep I call

Matt Papa and Matt Boswell
Inspired by Psalm 42

Verse 1
Lord, from sorrows deep I call,
When my hope is shaken.
Torn and ruined from the fall,
Hear my desperation!
For so long I’ve pled and prayed!
God, come to my rescue!
Even so the thorn remains.
Still my heart will praise You.

Verse 2
Storms within my troubled soul,
Questions without answers.
On my faith these billows roll,
God, be now my shelter.
Why are you cast down my soul?
Hope in Him who saves you!
When the fires have all grown cold,
Cause this heart to praise You!

Chorus
O, my soul, put your hope in God!
My help, my Rock, I will praise Him!
Sing, oh, sing through the raging storm!
You’re still my God, my salvation!

Verse 3
Should my life be torn from me,
Every worldly pleasure.
When all I possess is grief,
God, be then my treasure.
Be my vision in the night!
Be my hope and refuge.
Till my faith is turned to sight,
Lord, my heart will praise You!

Chorus
O, my soul, put your hope in God!
My help, my Rock, I will praise Him!
Sing, oh, sing through the raging storm!
You’re still my God, my salvation!

O, my soul, put your hope in God!
My help, my Rock, I will praise Him!
Sing, oh, sing through the raging storm!
You’re still my God, my salvation!

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Jesus Shall Reign

Isaac Watts, 1719
Inspired by Psalm 72

Verse 1
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does its successive journeys run,
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
‘Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

Verse 2
Behold the nations great with sin,
Numbers untold that He will win.
From east to west the peoples meet
To bend in worship at His feet.

Verse 3
To Him shall endless prayer be made,
And praises throng to crown his head.
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.

Verse 4
Great God, whose universal sway
The known and unknown worlds obey,
Now give the kingdom to Thy Son
Extend His power, exalt His throne.

Verse 5
As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send His influence down;
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Verse 6
The heathen lands, that lie beneath
The shades of overspreading death,
Revive at His first dawning light
And deserts blossom at the sight.

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My Worth Is Not In What I Own

By Keith & Kristyn Getty, and Graham Kendrick

Verse 1
My worth is not in what I own,
Not in the strength of flesh and bone,
But in the costly wounds of love
At the cross.

Verse 2
My worth is not in skill or name,
In win or lose, in pride or shame,
But in the blood of Christ that flowed
At the cross.

Chorus
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul!
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

Verse 3
As summer flowers we fade and die,
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by,
But life eternal calls to us
At the cross.

Verse 4
I will not boast in wealth or might,
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light,
But I will boast in knowing Christ
At the cross.

Chorus
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul!
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

Verse 5
Two wonders here that I confess,
My worth and my unworthiness.
My value fixed – my ransom paid,
At the cross.

Chorus
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure,
Wellspring of my soul!
I will trust in Him, no other.
My soul is satisfied in Him alone.

WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY, KRISTYN GETTY AND GRAHAM KENDRICK
© 2014 GETTY MUSIC PUBLISHING (BMI) / MAKEWAY MUSIC (ADMIN BY MUSICSERVIES.ORG)

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Majesty

Jack Hayford

Verse 1
Majesty, worship His Majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise!
Majesty, Kingdom Authority,
Flow from His throne, unto His own
His anthem raise!

So exalt, lift up on high the Name of Jesus!
Magnify, come glorify, Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His Majesty;
Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings!

Verse 2
Majesty, worship His Majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise
Majesty, Kingdom Authority
Flow from His throne, unto His own
His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the Name of Jesus
Magnify, come glorify, Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His Majesty;
Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings!

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Oh Rejoice In The Lord

By Ron Hamilton

Verse 1
God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the LORD though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.

Chorus
O Rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.

Verse 2
I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.

Chorus
O Rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.

Verse 3
Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.

Chorus
O Rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.