Tag: Words

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.

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
1 Songs of thankfulness and praise,
Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise;
manifested by the star
to the sages from afar,
branch of royal David’s stem
in thy birth at Bethlehem:
anthems be to thee addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

2 Manifest at Jordan’s stream,
prophet, priest, and king supreme;
and at Cana wedding guest
in thy Godhead manifest;
manifest in pow’r divine,
changing water into wine;
anthems be to thee addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

3 Manifest in making whole
weakened body, fainting soul;
manifest in valiant fight,
quelling all the devil’s might;
manifest in gracious will,
ever bringing good from ill:
anthems be to thee addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

4 Grant us grace to see thee, Lord,
present in thy holy word;
grace to imitate thee now
and be pure, as pure art thou;
that we might become like thee
at thy great epiphany,
and may praise thee, ever blest,
God in flesh made manifest.

Arise, Your Light Has Come!

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

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

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

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

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

Holy, Holy, Holy
Santo, santo, santo

Santo, santo, santo.
Mi corazón te adora.
Mi corazón te sabe decir:
Santo eres Señor.

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.