Arise, Your Light Has Come!
1 Arise, your light has come! The Spirit’s call obey; show forth the glory of your God which shines on you today. 2 Arise, your light has come! Fling wide the prison door; proclaim the captive’s liberty, good tidings to the poor. 3 Arise, your light has come! All you in sorrow born, bind up the brokenhearted ones and comfort those who mourn. 4 Arise, your light has come! The mountains burst in song! Rise up like eagles on the wing, God’s pow’r will make us strong.
Come Now, O Prince of Peace
1 Come now, O Prince of peace, make us one body. Come, O Lord Jesus, reconcile your people. 2 Come now, O God of love, make us one body. Come, O Lord Jesus, reconcile your people. 3 Come now and set us free, O God, our Savior. Come, O Lord Jesus, reconcile all nations. 4 Come, Hope of unity, make us one body. Come, O Lord Jesus, reconcile all nations.
Unexpected and Mysterious
1 Unexpected and mysterious is the gentle word of grace. Everloving and sustaining is the peace of God’s embrace. If we falter in our courage and we doubt what we have known, God is faithful to console us as a mother tends her own. 2 In a momentary meeting of eternity and time, Mary learned that she would carry both the mortal and divine. Then she learned of God’s compassion, of Elizabeth’s great joy, and she ran to greet the woman who would recognize her boy. 3 We are called to ponder myst’ry and await the coming Christ, to embody God’s compassion for each fragile human life. God is with us in our longing to bring healing to the earth, while we watch with joy and wonder for the promised Savior’s birth.
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
1 Sacred head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, now scornfully surrounded with thorns, thine only crown; O sacred head, what glory, what bliss till now was thine! Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call thee mine. 2 What language shall I borrow to thank thee, dearest friend, for this thy dying sorrow, thy pity without end? Oh, make me thine forever, and should I fainting be, Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to thee. 3 Lord, be my consolation; shield me when I must die; remind me of thy passion when my last hour draws nigh. These eyes, new faith receiving, from thee shall never move; for they who die believing die safely in thy love.
Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
1. Here, O Lord, Your servants gather, Hand we link with hand; Looking toward our Savior’s cross, Joined in love we stand. As we seek the realm of God, We unite to pray: Jesus, Savior, guide our steps, For You are the Way. 2. Many are the tongues we speak, Scattered are the lands, Yet our hearts are one in God, One in love’s demands. E’en in darkness hope appears, Calling age and youth: Jesus, teacher, dwell with us, For You are the Truth. 3. Nature’s secrets open wide, Changes never cease; Where, O where, can weary souls Find the source of peace? Unto all those sore distressed, Torn by endless strife: Jesus, healer, bring Your balm, For You are the Life. 4. Grant, O God, an age renewed, Filled with deathless love; Help us as we work and pray, Send us from above Truth and courage, faith and power Needed in our strife: Jesus, Savior, be our way, Be our truth, our life.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Santo, santo, santo SPANISH Santo, santo, santo. Mi corazón te adora. Mi corazón te sabe decir: Santo eres Señor. ENGLISH Holy, holy, holy, my heart, my heart adores you. My heart is glad to say the words: You are holy, God. Blest Be the Tie That Binds 1 Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; the unity of heart and mind is like to that above. 2 Before our Father’s throne we pour our ardent prayers; our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, our comforts and our cares. 3 We share our mutual woes, our mutual burdens bear, and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear. 4 From sorrow, toil, and pain, and sin we shall be free; and perfect love and friendship reign through all eternity.
Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
1 Dearest Jesus, at your word we have come again to hear you; let our thoughts and hearts be stirred and in glowing faith be near you as the promises here given draw us wholly up to heaven. 2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight lie in deepest darkness shrouded till your Spirit breaks the night, filling us with light unclouded. All good thoughts and all good living come but by your gracious giving. 3 Radiance of God’s glory bright, Light of light from God proceeding, Jesus, send your blessed light; help our hearing, speaking, heeding, that our prayers and songs may please you, as with grateful hearts we praise you.
Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ENGLISH Refrain Hallelujah! We sing your praises, all our hearts are filled with gladness. Hallelujah! We sing your praises, all our hearts are filled with gladness. Repeat 1 Christ the Lord to us said: I am wine, I am bread, I am wine, I am bread, give to all who thirst and hunger. Refrain 2 Now he sends us all out, strong in faith, free of doubt, strong in faith, free of doubt. Tell to all the joyful gospel. Refrain
O Blessed Spring
1 O blessed spring, where word and sign embrace us into Christ the Vine: here Christ enjoins each one to be a branch of this life-giving Tree. 2 Through summer heat of youthful years, uncertain faith, rebellious tears, sustained by Christ’s infusing rain, the boughs will shout for joy again. 3 When autumn cools and youth is cold, when limbs their heavy harvest hold, then through us, warm, the Christ will move with gifts of beauty, wisdom, love. 4 As winter comes, as winters must, we breathe our last, return to dust; still held in Christ, our souls take wing and trust the promise of the spring. 5 Christ, holy Vine, Christ, living Tree, be praised for this blest mystery: that word and water thus revive and join us to your Tree of Life.
How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
1 How good, Lord, to be here! Your glory fills the night; your face and garments, like the sun, shine with unborrowed light. 2 How good, Lord, to be here! your beauty to behold where Moses and Elijah stand, your messengers of old. 3 Fulfiller of the past and hope of things to be, we hail your body glorified and our redemption see. 4 Before we taste of death, we see your kingdom come; we long to hold the vision bright and make this hill our home. 5 How good, Lord, to be here! Yet we may not remain; but since you bid us leave the mount, come with us to the plain.