Tag: Christian

Go Tell It on the Mountain


        Go tell it on the mountain,

        over the hills and ev’rywhere;

        go tell it on the mountain

        that Jesus Christ is born!

1      While shepherds kept their watching

        o’er silent flocks by night,

        behold, throughout the heavens

        there shone a holy light.  Refrain

2      The shepherds feared and trembled

        when, lo, above the earth

        rang out the angel chorus

        that hailed our Savior’s birth.  Refrain

3      Down in a lonely manger

        the humble Christ was born;

        and God sent us salvation

        that blessed Christmas morn.  Refrain

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

1      The King of love my shepherd is,

        whose goodness faileth never;

        I nothing lack if I am his

        and he is mine forever.

2      Where streams of living water flow,

        my ransomed soul he leadeth

        and, where the verdant pastures grow,

        with food celestial feedeth.

3      Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

        but yet in love he sought me,

        and on his shoulder gently laid,

        and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4      In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,

        with thee, dear Lord, beside me,

        thy rod and staff my comfort still;

        thy cross before to guide me.

5      Thou spreadst a table in my sight;

        thine unction grace bestoweth;

        and, oh, what transport of delight

        from thy pure chalice floweth!

6      And so, through all the length of days,

        thy goodness faileth never.

        Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise                within thy house forever

In the Bleak Midwinter

1      In the bleak midwinter,

        frosty wind made moan,

        earth stood hard as iron,

        water like a stone;

        snow had fallen, snow on snow,

        snow on snow,

        in the bleak midwinter,

        long ago.

2      Heaven cannot hold him,

        nor earth sustain;

        heav’n and earth shall flee away

        when he comes to reign;

        in the bleak midwinter

        a stable place sufficed

        the Lord God almighty,

        Jesus Christ.

3      What can I give him,

        poor as I am?

        If I were a shepherd

        I would bring a lamb;

        if I were a wise man

        I would do my part;

        yet what I can I give him—

        give my heart.

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

1      Lo, how a rose e’er blooming

        from tender stem hath sprung!

        Of Jesse’s lineage coming

        as seers of old have sung,

        it came, a flow’r so bright,

        amid the cold of winter,

        when half-spent was the night.

2      Isaiah had foretold it,

        the rose I have in mind;

        with Mary we behold it,

        the virgin mother kind.

        To show God’s love aright,

        she bore to us a Savior,

        when half-spent was the night.

3      This flow’r, whose fragrance tender

        with sweetness fill the air,

        dispels with glorious splendor

        the darkness everywhere.

        True man, yet very God,

        from sin and death he saves us

        and lightens ev’ry load.

4      O Savior, child of Mary,

        who felt our human woe;

        O Savior, king of glory,

        who dost our weakness know:

        bring us at length, we pray,

        to the bright courts of heaven

        and into endless day.

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

1 Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.

2 We are pilgrims on a journey,
we are trav’lers on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

3 I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the nighttime of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

4 I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.

5 Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.

Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am

Take, oh, take me as I am;
summon out what I shall be;
set your seal upon my heart
and live in me.

Day by Day

Day by Day

1 Day by day, your mercies, Lord, attend me,
bringing comfort to my anxious soul.
Day by day, the blessings, Lord, you send me
draw me nearer to my heav’nly goal.
Love divine, beyond all mortal measure,
brings to naught the burdens of my quest;
Savior, lead me to the home I treasure,
where at last I’ll find eternal rest.

2 Day by day, I know you will provide me
strength to serve and wisdom to obey;
I will seek your loving will to guide me
o’er the paths I struggle day by day.
I will fear no evil of the morrow,
I will trust in your enduring grace.
Savior, help me bear life’s pain and sorrow
till in glory I behold your face.

3 Oh, what joy to know that you are near me
when my burdens grow too great to bear;
oh, what joy to know that you will hear me
when I come, O Lord, to you in prayer.
Day by day, no matter what betide me,
you will hold me ever in your hand.
Savior, with your presence here to guide me,
I will reach at last the promised land.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

1      A mighty fortress is our God,

        a bulwark never failing;

        our helper frees us from the flood

        of mortal ills prevailing.

        For still our ancient foe,

        forsworn to work us woe,

        with guile and dreadful might

        is armed to wage the fight:

        on earth there is no equal.

2      If we in our own strength confide,
        our striving turns to losing;
        the righteous one fights by our side,
        the one of God’s own choosing.
        You ask who this may be:

        Christ Jesus, it is he,

        the Lord of hosts by name.
        No other God we claim!
        None else can win the battle.

3      Though all the world with devils fill
and threaten to devour us,
we tremble not, we trust God’s will:
they cannot overpow’r us.
Though Satan rant and rage,
in fiercest war engage,
this tyrant’s doomed to fail;
God’s judgement must prevail!
One little word shall triumph.

4      God’s Word shall stand above the pow’rs,
shall end all their thanksgiving.
The Spirit and the gifts are ours,
for God with us is living.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
though all of these be gone,
they yet have nothing won.
The kingdom’s our forever!

Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness


Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

        leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,

1      Soul, adorn yourself with gladness,

        come into the daylight’s splendor,

        there with joy your praises render.

        Bless the one whose grace unbounded

        this amazing banquet founded;

        Christ, though heav’nly, high, and holy,

        deigns to dwell with you most lowly.

2      Hasten as a bride to meet him,

        eagerly and gladly greet him.

        There he stands already knocking;

        quickly, now, your gate unlocking,

        open wide the fast-closed portal,

        saying to the Lord immortal:

        “Come, and leave your loved one never;

        dwell within my heart forever.”

3      Now in faith I humbly ponder

        over this surpassing wonder

        that the bread of life is boundless

        though the souls it feeds are countless;

        with the choicest wine of heaven

        Christ’s own blood to us is given.

        Oh, most glorious consolation,

        pledge and seal of my salvation.

4      Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,

        truest friend, and dearest treasure,

        peace beyond all understanding,

        joy into all life expanding:

        humbly now, I bow before you,

        love incarnate, I adore you;

        worthily let me receive you,

        and, so favored, never leave y

All Earth is Hopeful

All Earth is Hopeful

1 All earth is hopeful, the Savior comes at last!
Furrows lie open for God’s creative task:
this, the labor of people who struggle to see
how God’s truth and justice set ev’rybody free.

2 People of Israel, you heard the prophet tell:
“A virgin mother will bear Emmanuel”;
she conceived him, “God with us,”
our brother, whose birth
restores hope and courage to children of this earth.

3 Mountains and valleys will have to be prepared;
new highways opened, new protocols declared.
Almost here! God is nearing, in beauty and grace!
All clear ev’ry gateway, in haste, come out in haste!

4 We first saw Jesus a baby in a crib.
This same Lord Jesus today has come to live
in our world; he his present, in neighbors we see
our Jesus is with us, and ever sets us free.

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

1 Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art,
dear desire of ev’ry nation,
joy of ev’ry longing heart.

2 Born thy people to deliver,
born a child, and yet a king;
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all-sufficient merit
raise us to thy glorious throne.