Songs for Sunday, October 12, 2014




How Great is Our God

(C. Tomlin/J. Reeves/E. Cash)


The splendor of a King,

clothed in majesty

Let all the earth rejoice

All the earth rejoice

He wraps himself in Light,

and darkness tries to hide

And trembles at His voice

Trembles at His voice


How great is our God! Sing with me!

How great is our God! And all will see

How great, how great is our God!


Age to age He stands

And time is in His hands

Beginning and the end

Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One

Father, Spirit, Son

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb


How great is our God, . . .

Name above all names

Worthy of all praise

My heart will sing

How great is our God


How great is our God, . . .


Paul McAndrew: “Song of Moses”


For the LORD will vindicate his people

                  and have compassion on his servants,

when he sees that their power is gone

                  and there is none remaining, bond or free.

Then he will say, ‘Where are their gods,

                  the rock in which they took refuge,

who ate the fat of their sacrifices

                  and drank the wine of their drink offering?

Let them rise up and help you;

                  let them be your protection!

“ ‘See now that I, even I, am he,

                  and there is no god beside me;

                  I kill and I make alive;

                  I wound and I heal;

                  and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.






How Firm a Foundation

(“K.”/Funk – 1787)


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?


“Fear not, I am with thee,

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.


“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.


The soul that on Jesus

hath 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!”



Cast Down, O God, the Idols

(H.G.Stuempfle/S. Wesley)


Cast down, O god, the idols

that hold us in their power,

the empty gods we worship

when darkness has its hour.

We bow to other masters

and by their promise live.

Redeem our wayward passions;

our rebel wills forgive.


In vain we search for meaning

where transient joys abound,

and seek the soul’s contentment

where peace cannot be found.

(to the tune of “The Church’s One Foundation”)


We wander lost and homeless,

in endless, aimless quest,

our hearts forever restless,

until in you they rest


O God, we have our being

In you and you alone.

Recall us from our wanderings;

reclaim us as your own.

Restore in us the image

revealed in Christ, your Word,

Till heart and will pay homage

to him, our God and Lord.



text ©1997 GIA Publications, Inc.- CCLI #11058703;




Be Thou My Vision

(Dallan Forgail – 6th cent./trad. Irish tune)


Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me,

save that Thou art –

Thou my best thought,

by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping,

Thy presence my light.


Be Thou my Wisdom,

and Thou my true Word

I ever with Thee, and Thou with me Lord

Thou my great Father, I Thy true son

Thou with me dwelling,

and I with Thee one


Riches I heed not,

nor man’s empty praise

Thou mine inheritance, now and always

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart

High King of heaven,

my Treasure Thou art.


High King of heaven, my victory won

May I reach heaven’s joys,

O bright heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart,

whatever befall,

Still be my Vision,

O Ruler of all.





Author: Patrick

Pastor of Christ the King Church (PCA)

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  1. I love this feature! You choose such beautiful songs and then let us listen to them and meditate on the words. Thank you for doing this!

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