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Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Charles Wesley, 1740
[Key: D]

Verse 1
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Daystar, in my heart appear.

Verse 2
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till Thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes and warm my heart.

Verse 3
Visit, then, this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy Divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

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Search Me, O God

J. Edwin Orr (1912-1987)
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1
Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Lord,
Know my thoughts, I pray:
See if there be
Some wicked way in me,
Cleanse me from ev’ry sin,
And set me free.

Verse 2
I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within;
Fill me with fire,
Where once I burned with shame
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.

Verse 3
Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart with
Thy great love divine;
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender— Lord,
In me abide.

Verse 4
O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival—
Start the work in me:
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessing now, O Lord,
I humbly plead.

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Psalm 19 (Let the Words of My Mouth)

Psalm 19:7-11 & 14
King James Version
[Key: C]

Verse 1
Let the words of my mouth
And the meditation of my heart,
Be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord.

Verse 2
The law of the Lord is perfect,
Converting the soul:
The testimony of the Lord is sure,
Making wise the simple.

More to be desired
Are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold:
Sweeter also than honey
And the honeycomb.

Verse 3
The statutes of the Lord are right,
Rejoicing the heart:
The commandment of the Lord is pure,
Enlightening the eyes.

More to be desired
Are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold:
Sweeter also than honey
And the honeycomb.

Verse 4
The fear of the Lord is clean,
Enduring for ever:
The judgments of the Lord are true
And righteous altogether.

More to be desired
Are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold:
Sweeter also than honey
And the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is
Thy servant warned:
And in keeping of them
There is great reward,

And in keeping of them
There is great reward.

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Never Cease to Praise

Jeff Bourque
[Key: D]

Verse 1
May we run this race, may we keep the faith,
May our eyes be fixed on Jesus
That we’ll not lose heart in our struggle with sin
And through suffering know endurance.

Verse 2
May we arm ourselves with the mind of Christ,
To rejoice in trials and be not surprised.
May our hearts be so consumed by You
That we never cease to praise!

Verse 3
May our company be the saints You’ve called
May we all stand firm in One Spirit,
That the gospel’s truth may resound on earth
That all living things may hear it

Verse 4
May the fruits of faith mark the path we trod
Through the life of Christ to the glory of God.
May our hearts be so consumed by You
That we never cease to praise!

Verse 5
May the words we share be Your grace and peace
May our tongues speak Your proclamations,
That the many parts of the Body of Christ
Be affirmed in their right relation.

Verse 6
As we long and wait for our Groom to come
May we learn to love and spur each other on.
May our hearts be so consumed by You
That we never cease to praise!

Verse 7
When that day arrives, and the race is won,
When our griefs give way to deliverance.
We will fully know as we’re fully known,
All our groans will end as new songs begin.

Verse 8
And a multitude from every tribe and tongue,
Wearing robes of white
Will stand before Your throne
And our hearts will be so consumed by You
That we’ll never cease to praise!
May our hearts be so consumed by You
That we never cease to praise!

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Jesus Thy Boundless Love to Me

Paul Gerhardt, 1739
[Key: F]

Verse 1
Jesus, Thy boundless love to me
No thought can reach, no tongue declare;
Oh knit my thankful heart to Thee
And reign without a rival there.
Thine, wholly Thine, alone I am!
Be Thou alone my constant flame.

Verse 2
O, grant that nothing in my soul
May dwell but Thy pure love alone!
Oh, may Thy love possess me whole,
My Joy, my Treasure, and my Crown!
All coldness from my heart remove;
My every act, word, thought, be love.

Verse 3
O Love, how gracious is Thy ray!
All fear before Thy presence flies;
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away
Wherever Thy healing beams arise.
O Jesus, nothing may I see,
Nothing desire or seek, but Thee!

Verse 4
In suffering be Thy love my peace,
In weakness be Thy love my power;
And when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesus, in that important hour,
In death as life be Thou my guide,
And save me, who for me hast died.

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Higher Ground

Johnson Oatman Jr., 1898
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m upward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Chorus

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 2

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

Chorus

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 3

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

Chorus

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 4

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till Heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Chorus

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 5

Lord, lead me up the mountain side,
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With a grateful heart from higher ground.

Chorus

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.


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Change My Heart, O God

18828

Words & Music by Eddie Espinosa
[Key: B]

Verse 1
Change my heart, O God,
Make it ever true;
Change my heart, O God,
May I be like you.

Chorus
You are the Potter,
I am the clay;
Mold me and make me,
This is what I pray.

Verse 2
Change my heart, O God,
Make it ever true;
Change my heart O God,
may I be like you.

Verse 3
Change my heart, O God,
Make it ever true;
Change my heart, O God,
May I be like you.

Chorus
You are the Potter,
I am the clay;
Mold me and make me,
This is what I pray.

Verse 4
Change my heart, O God,
Make it ever true;
Change my heart O God,
May I be like you.

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Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Edwin Hatch and R. Jackson
[Key: C]

Verse 1
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Verse 2
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Verse 3
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Till all this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Verse 4
Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

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Brethren We Have Met to Worship

George Atkins, 1819
[Key: D]

Verse 1
Brethren we have met to worship,
And adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power,
While we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit
Of the Holy One comes down
Brethren, pray, & holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 2
[Sisters]
Brethren see poor sinners round you
Slumbering on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving,
Can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers
And our children sinking down!
Brethren, pray and holy manna
will be showered all around.

Verse 3
[Brothers]
Sisters, will you join and help us?
Moses’ sister aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners
Who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Savior
Tell them that He will be found!
Sisters, pray, and holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 4
Let us love our God supremely,
Let us love each other, too;
Let us love and pray for sinners,
‘Till our God makes all things new.
Then He’ll call us home to Heaven
At His table we’ll sit down.
Christ will gird Himself and serve us
With sweet manna all around.