Hymns for Sunday March 22nd, 2020

We will still worship together in song.  Here are the lyrics for the hymns for this Sunday.  If you don’t usually sing at church because you don’t want anyone to hear you…this is your chance.  Make a joyful noise until the Lord!

 

Hymn #6                         “Here in this Place”

Verse 1

Here in this place, new light is streaming,
Now is the darkness vanished away.
See, in this space, our fears and our dreamings,
Brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in the lost and forsaken,
Gather us in the blind and the lame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken,
We shall arise at the sound of our name.

Verse 2

We are the young our lives are a mystery,
We are the old who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history,
Called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty,
Gather us in the proud and the strong.
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly,
Give us the courage to enter the song.

Verse 3

Here we will take the wine and the water,
Here we will take the bread of new birth.
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
Call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion,
Give us to eat the bread that is you.
Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion
Lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Verse 4

Not in the dark of buildings confining,
Not in some heaven, light years away,
But here in this place, the new light is shining;
Now is the Kingdom, now is the day.
Gather us in and hold us forever,
Gather us in and make us your own.
Gather us in all peoples together,
Fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

Text: Marty Haugen, 1981, Gather, 1988
Music: Marty Haugen, 1981, Gather, 1988
Text and Music copyright @1982 G.I.A Publications, Inc.
CCLI# 311114

 

 

Hymn #567                             “How Firm a Foundation”

Verse 1

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

Verse 2

“Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed;
for I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

Verse 3

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

Verse 4

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

Verse 5

“The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

Text: “K” in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, 1787
Music: American folk melody, Genuine Church Music, 1832
CCLI# 311114

 

 

Hymn #580                             “My Life Flows On”

Verse 1

My life flows on in endless song;
above earth’s lamentation,
I catch the sweet, though far off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Refrain:

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

Verse 2

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing? [Refrain]

Verse 3

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth. [Refrain]

Verse 4

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing? [Refrain]

Text: Robert Lowery, Bright Jewels for the Sunday School, 1869, alt.
Music: Robert Lowery, Bright Jewels for the Sunday School, 1869, refrain alt.
CCLI #311114