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The Love of God

Frederic Martin Lehman (1868-1953)
[Key: A]

Verse 1
The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty soul, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Verse 2
When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
When men who here refuse to bow,
On rocks and hills and mountains call;
God’s love, so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Verse 3
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

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Shout to The Lord

Darlene Zschech, 1993
[Key: A]

Verse 1
My Jesus, my Savior
Lord there is none like You
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love
My Comfort, my Shelter
Tower of Refuge and Strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Chorus
Shout to the Lord All the earth let us sing
Power and majesty Praise to the King
Mountains bow down And the sea will roar
At the sound of Your Name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands
Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to The promise I have in You.

Verse 2
My Jesus, my Savior
Lord there is none like You
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love
My Comfort, my Shelter
Tower of Refuge and Strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Chorus
Shout to the Lord All the earth let us sing
Power and majesty Praise to the King
Mountains bow down And the sea will roar
At the sound of Your Name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands
Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to The promise I have in You.

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Praise Him, Praise Him!

Fanny J. Crosby, 1869
[Key: D]

Verse 1
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing oh earth,
His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him!
Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor
Give to His holy Name!

Like a Shepherd,
Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries
Them all day long:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Ever in joyful song!

Verse 2
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered,
And bled, and died;
He our Rock,
Our Hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! Hail Him!
Jesus the Crucified.

Sound His praises!
Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful,
Deep and strong:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Ever in joyful song!

Verse 3
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Heav’nly portals
Loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Savior, reigneth
Forever and ever;
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Prophet, and Priest, and King!

Christ is coming!
Over the world victorious,
Pow’r and glory
Unto the Lord belong:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Ever in joyful song!

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O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Samuel Trevor Francis, 1834-1925
[Key: D]

Verse 1
O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Thy glorious rest above!

Verse 2
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones,
Died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth,
Watcheth o’er them from the throne!

Verse 3
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of every love the best!
‘Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
‘Tis a haven sweet of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
‘Tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to Thee.

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More Love to Thee, O Christ

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, 1869
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1
More love to Thee, O Christ,
More love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make
On bended knee;
This is my earnest plea:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 2
Once earthly joy I craved,
Sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek,
Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 3
Let sorrow do it’s work,
Send grief and pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers,
Sweet their refrain;
When they can sing with me:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 4
Then shall my latest breath,
Whisper Thy praise:
This be the parting cry,
My heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

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Jesus I Am Resting, Resting

Jean S. Pigott
[Key: E]

Verse 1
Jesus I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

Chorus
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

Verse 2
O, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Belovèd,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

Chorus
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

Verse 3
Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

Chorus
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

Verse 4
Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ‘neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.

Chorus
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

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I Stand Amazed in the Presence

Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1
I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean.

Chorus
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Verse 2
For me it was in the garden
He prayed, “Not My will but Thine;”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
But sweat drops of blood for mine.

Chorus
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Verse 3
In pity angels beheld Him,
And came from the world of light
To comfort Him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night.

Chorus
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Verse 4
He took my sins and my sorrows,
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden on Calv’ry,
And suffered and died alone.

Chorus
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Verse 5
When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
‘Twill be my joy thro’ the ages
To sing of His love for me.

Chorus
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

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Lamentations 3 (The Steadfast Love)

Lamentations 3
Music: Edith McNeill
[Key: C]

Verse 1
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning,
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord,
Great is Thy faithfulness.

Verse 2
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning,
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord,
Great is Thy faithfulness

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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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In the Beauty of Holiness

Robin Mark
[Key: D]

Verse 1
In the beauty of holiness
We see You Son of righteousness
So we bring all that we possess
To lay at Your feet
In the place where Your glory shines
Jesus lover of all mankind
You have drawn us with love sublime
To make us complete.

Chorus
So I pause at Your gates once more
As my heart and my spirit soar
And I wish I could love You more
My God and my King.

Verse 2
Is there tribute that I could bring
Was there ever a song to sing
That could ever express, my King
The work that You’ve done
Could I ever conceive of this
All the depths and the heights and breadth
Of the riches I now possess
Because of Your love.

Chorus
So I pause at Your gates once more
As my heart and my spirit soar
And I wish I could love You more
My God and my King.

So I pause at Your gates once more
As my heart and my spirit soar
And I wish I could love You more
My God and my King.