Scripture Song: Stronghold of Salvation (Psalm 28:8-9)

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The LORD is the strength of his people
The LORD is the strength of his people
The LORD is the strength of his people
He is a stronghold
Of salvation for His anointed.

(Hosanna!) Save, save your people
(Hosanna!) Bless your possession
(Hosanna!) Shep-, shepherd them
And carry them forever.

10-6-2017

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In the Most Dangerous Place I Take Refuge (Psalm 57)

In the most dangerous place I take refuge
Under the cherubim wings
To the most glorious King I can draw near
You will reach down and save me

I am surrounded by roaring lions
Whose teeth are sharp as a spear
Into their net they would snare my footsteps
They dig a pit before me

Be exalted above the heavens,
Cover the earth with Your fame
May the Holy One send us Your love
Let all the earth bless Your name

I can have confidence in my Redeemer
My songs can wake up the dawn
My harp and lyre resound to Your glories:
“The Holy One calls me His own!”

Your faithful love is higher than heaven
Your faithfulness reaches the clouds
Let every nation join us in our praises
Over the world hear the sound

Be exalted above the heavens,
Cover the earth with Your fame
May the Holy One send us Your love
Let all the earth bless Your name

12-1-2017

My God, Whose Praiseworthy Word (Psalm 56)

 

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Wicked men trample over me
They fight against me on all sides
They think of only evil schemes
Their voices twist the truth into lies.

My God, whose praiseworthy word
Makes me know the glory of my King;
I call and know that He will answer,
I am convinced my Jesus is for me.

Jesus maps my faltering steps
His eye watches o’er my way
In His bottle all my tears are kept
He delights to raise me from the grave

My God, whose praiseworthy word
Makes me know the glory of my King;
I call and know that He will answer,
I am convinced my Jesus is for me.

11-30-2017

Rest

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Our lives are spent striving for wind-full gain
We chase after vanity
Our breathing is labored, our muscles strain
To no longer be empty

And you say

Come unto Me for rest
Come lay down at My feet
Come unto Me for rest, O soul,
Lie down and sleep in peace.

We shout and we dance around in the hope
That our own pride may be fed
We long to be noticed, long to be known
We long to be loved instead

And you say

Come unto Me for rest
Come lay down at My feet
Come unto Me for rest, O soul,
Lie down and sleep in peace.

10-3-2017

Never-Failing Treasure

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Apart from him you should never desire even to breathe. For he is my hope, he is my boast, he is my never-failing wealth.

— Pseudo-Ignatius, Ephesians, 11:2.

What would I gain to have the whole world
To be king of silver and of gold
But at the cost of losing You
Getting wealth in exchange for my soul?

You are my hope
You are my boast
You are my never-failing treasure

Why would I long to live in a tent
When room in Your house is kept for me?
Why would I keep failing, frailing dust
When a body like Yours I’ll receive?

You are my hope
You are my boast
You are my never-failing treasure

Why would I drink from empty bottles
That can never quench my thirsty heart?
Why waste my time on deadly shadows
That will only drive us further apart?

You are my hope
You are my boast
You are my never-failing treasure

5-25-2017

Beneath Your Wings’ Shadow (Psalm 61)

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With the last gasp of a crushed heart
Hearken to my cry, my God!
Set the pieces of my crushed soul
On a rock so high above.
You have been for me a fortress:
Strong, secure before the foe;
In your presence I will ever
Dwell beneath your wings’ shadow.

In that shadow, wings o’erspreading,
In your tabernacle dwell:
Where no priest dare come without blood
Where the wrath-fire is kindled.
Mercy there will be my shelter;
I will not there be consumed.
But in perfect peace before you
Watch your endless days ensue.

May your King, whom you appointed,
Reign forever on your throne.
May his days be without number;
May his years be ever long.
Faithful love and truth to stand by,
Guarding, obeying his will.
Then may I in loving gladness
Live obediently still.

4-4-2017

How Magnificent Is Your Name (Psalm 8)

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How magnificent is Your name,
Yahweh, our Lord and King!
The heav’ns aren’t enough to contain
Your spreading majesty!

From the mouths of babies told
And infants singing, too
You have established Your stronghold
To silence Satan’s hue.

Galaxies are Your fingers’ work
Your delicate crafts made;
What is man, just the dust of earth,
To make You fix Your gaze?

You gave him such a glorious crown
To bear Your image forth;
You gave him lordship, sea to mount,
O’er all the things of earth.

Yet now we do not see it so,
But we see Jesus Christ
Who was for love of us made low
That with Him we should rise!

4-3-2017

True Happiness (Psalm 32)

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In the darkness of my sin
I confessed, came to the light;
My brittle bones bent beneath
Your hand of holy might

Let the sinner pray to You,
And the rising flood escape;
Judgment’s waters cannot reach
The one who lives by faith

My joy is Your forgiveness
My happiness, Your peace
How glad I am that You don’t count
All my sins against me!

Lord, You are my hiding place
The devil’s arm is too short:
The shouts of Your salvation
Drown out the Accuser’s hurts

The wicked are beset by pains
Their end is ruin and shame
But faithful love surrounds the one
Who trusts alone in Jesus’ name

My joy is Your forgiveness
My happiness, Your peace
How glad I am that You don’t count
All my sins against me!

3-12-2017