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Be Thou My Vision

Words attributed to Dallan Forgaill
Irish Hymn – 8th Century
[Key: Db]

Verse 1
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Verse 2
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Verse 3
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Verse 4
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Verse 5
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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Begone Unbelief

John Newton and Kevin Twit
[Key: Bb]

Verse 1
Begone, unbelief, my Savior is near
And for my relief will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm

Verse 2

Though dark be my way, since He is my Guide,
‘Tis mine to obey, ’tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken, and creatures all fail,
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 3
His love in time past forbids me to think
He’ll leave me at last in trouble to sink:
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.

Verse 4

Why should I complain of want or distress,
Temptation or pain? He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation, I know from His Word
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 5
How bitter that cup no heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up, that sinners might live!
His way was much rougher and darker than mine;
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?

Verse 6

Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the medicine,food;
Though painful at present, ’twill cease before long,
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

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Battle Hymn of the Church

Julia Ward Howe, 1861
[Key: F#]

Verse 1
Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
Of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on!

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

Verse 2
“I have breath’d the fiery Gospel…
I in My Son’s blood did seal”;
“As I deal with My Annointed,
So with you My grace shall deal”;
Let our Hero, born of woman,
Crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on!

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

Verse 3
He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!
Be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on!

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

Verse 4
In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy,
Let us live to make men free;
While God is marching on!

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

Verse 5
He is coming like the glory
Of the morning on the wave,
He is Wisdom to the mighty,
He is Honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool,
And the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on!

Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

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Conquering Now and Still to Conquer

Fanny J. Crosby, 1890
[Key: F]

Verse 1
Conquering now and still to conquer,
Rideth a King in His might;
Leading the host of all the faithful
Into the midst of the fight;
See them with courage advancing,
Clad in their brilliant array,
Shouting the Name of their Leader,
Hear them exultingly say:

Chorus
Not to the strong is the battle,
Not to the swift is the race,
Yet to the true and the faithful
Vict’ry is promised through grace.

Verse 2
Conquering now and still to conquer,
Who is this wonderful King?
Whence are the armies which He leadeth,
While of His glory they sing?
He is our Lord and Redeemer,
Savior and Monarch divine;
They are the stars that forever
Bright in His kingdom shall shine.

Chorus
Not to the strong is the battle,
Not to the swift is the race,
Yet to the true and the faithful
Vict’ry is promised through grace.

Verse 3
Conquering now and still to conquer,
Jesus, Thou Ruler of all,
Thrones and their scepters all shall perish,
Crowns and their splendor shall fall,
Yet shall the armies Thou leadest,
Faithful and true to the last,
Find in Thy mansions eternal
Rest, when their warfare is past.

Chorus
Not to the strong is the battle,
Not to the swift is the race,
Yet to the true and the faithful
Vict’ry is promised through grace.

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Crown Him With Many Crowns

Matthew Bridges, 1851
Revelation 19:12
[Key: Bb]

Verse 1
Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His Throne;
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for me,
And hail Him as my matchless King
Through all eternity.

Verse 2
Crown Him the Lord of Life,
Who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing,
Who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die.

Verse 3
Crown Him the Lord of Peace,
Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
And all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end,
And round His piercèd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet.

Verse 4
Crown Him the Lord of Heav’n,
Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is giv’n
The wondrous name of Love
Crown Him with many crowns,
As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,
For He is King of all.

Verse 5
Crown Him the Lord of Love,
Behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.

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Crown Him With Many Crowns

Version 1.0, 6/3/2023
Artist: Matthew Bridges

Verse 1
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Day By Day

Lina Sandell Berg, 1865
Deuteronomy 33:25
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best-
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Verse 2
Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Verse 3
Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy Holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

Isaac Watts
[Key: Bb Minor]

Verse 1
Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?
Must I be carried to the skies
On a flowery bed of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Verse 2
Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?
Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Verse 3
Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.
When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

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All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Fanny Crosby, 1875
[Key: D]

Verse 1
All the way my Savior leads me,
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

Verse 2
All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

Verse 3
All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.

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All That Thrills My Soul is Jesus

Thoro Harris, 1874-1955
[Key: F#]

Verse 1
Who can cheer the heart like Jesus,
By His presence all divine?
True and tender, pure and precious,
O how blest to call Him mine!
All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand
In my blessed Lord I see.

Verse 2
Love of Christ so freely given,
Grace of God beyond degree,
Mercy higher than the heaven,
Deeper than the deepest sea!
All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand
In my blessed Lord I see.

Verse 3
What a wonderful redemption!
Never can a mortal know
How my sin, tho red like crimson,
Can be whiter than the snow.
All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand
In my blessed Lord I see.

Verse 4
Ev’ry need His hand supplying,
Ev’ry good in Him I see,
On His strength divine relying,
He is all in all to me.
All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand
In my blessed Lord I see.

Verse 5
By the crystal flowing river
With the ransomed I will sing,
And forever and forever
Praise and glorify the King.
All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand
In my blessed Lord I see.

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All People That on Earth Do Dwell

William Kethe, 1561
[Key: E]

Verse 1
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear,
His praise forth-tell,
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

Verse 2
Know that the Lord is God indeed:
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His folk, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

Verse 3
O enter then His gates with praise,
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud and
Bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

Verse 4
Oh know the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is forever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

Verse 5
Praise God from Whom
All blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.