Glorious Things lyrics

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1. Glorious Things
Lyrics by John Newton
Music by Jody Killingsworth

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed thee for His own abode:
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove;
Who can faint, while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
Thus deriving from their banner
Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Savior, if of Zion’s city
I, through grace, a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name:
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

2. Numerous Faults
Lyrics by Isaac Watts

Lord, we confess our numerous faults;
How great our guilt has been,
How vain and foolish all our thoughts,
And all our lives were sin.
But, O my soul, forever praise,
Forever love His name
Who turns your feet from dangerous ways
Of folly, sin, and shame.

‘Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done,
But we are saved by God’s free grace
Abounding through His Son.
‘Tis from the mercy of our God
That all our hopes begin;
Here by the Water and the Blood
Our souls are washed from sin.

Now through the purchase of His death
Who hung upon the tree
The Spirit is sent down to breathe
On such dry bones as we.
Raised from the dead, we live anew;
And justified by grace.
We shall appear in glory, too,
And see our Father’s face.

3. Immortal, Invisible
Lyrics by Walter C. Smith
Music by John Roberts

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

Interlude:
God is immortal, the Ancient of Days
Perfect in power and mighty to save
You are immortal, the Ancient of Days
Perfect in power and mighty to save

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee

All praise we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light— hi-deth Thee!

4. The Voice of the Lord (Psalm 29)
Adapted for singing by Jody Killingsworth

His voice shakes the wilderness,
From out His mouth shoot flames of fire;
Let every man be proved a liar,
For there’s no truer word than His.
The voice of the Lord is powerful,
Descends like mighty peals of thunder,
The mountains melt and break asunder;
There is no stronger voice than this.

Chorus A
O God give strength to all Your people,
And grant us peace in days of evil;
We will seek Your fame forevermore!
Raise one voice, all you His people,
And sing one song, come all you feeble,
Sing it loud! Your God is able!

His voice sustains the universe,
He sits above all speculation,
Is unafraid of man or nation;
Instead He laughs them all to scorn.
The voice of the Lord is terrible,
And in His temple all cry “Holy!”
They shade their eyes before His glory,
For every thought is known to Him.

Chorus B
O God give strength to all Your people,
And grant relief in days of evil;
We will seek Your fame forevermore!
Raise one voice, all you His people,
And sing one song, come all you feeble,
Sing it loud! He will deliver you!

His voice maintains the seasons,
He speaks and earth brings forth her bounty;
And though we travel through the valley,
Still all His promises endure.
The voice of the Lord’s more beautiful
Than your most wild imaginations;
And while He owes no explanation,
He chose to give to us His Word.

Chorus A
O God give strength to all your people,
And grant us peace in days of evil;
We will seek your fame forevermore!
Raise one voice, all you His people,
And sing one song, come all you feeble,
Sing it loud! Your God is able!

Chorus B (2x)
O God give strength to all your people,
And grant relief in days of evil;
We will seek your fame forevermore!
Raise one voice, all you His people,
And sing one song, come all you feeble,
Sing it loud! He will deliver you!
Sing it loud! He will deliver you!

5. Jesus, With Thy Church Abide
Lyrics by Thomas Benson Pollock

Jesus, with Thy Church abide
Be her Savior, Lord, and Guide
While on earth her faith is tried
O we beseech Thee, hear us

May her voice be ever clear
Warning of a judgment near
Telling of a Savior dear
O we beseech Thee, hear us

Keep her life and doctrine pure
Help her patient to endure
Trusting in Thy promise sure
O we beseech Thee, hear us

May she guide the poor and blind
Seek the lost until she find
And the brokenhearted bind
O we beseech Thee, hear us

May her lamp of truth be bright
Better bear aloft its light
Through the realms of heathen night
O we beseech Thee, hear us

Arm her soldiers with the cross
Brave to suffer toil or loss
Counting earthly gain but dross
O we beseech Thee, hear us

May she holy triumphs win,
Overthrow the hosts of sin
Gather all the nations in
O we beseech Thee, hear us
O we beseech Thee, hear us

6. Wake, Awake
Lyrics by Philipp Nicolai, tr. Catherine Winkworth
Alt. Lyrics and Music by Philip Moyer

“Wake, awake, for night is flying,”
The watchmen on the heights are crying;
“Awake, Jerusalem, at last!”
Midnight hears the welcome voices,
And at that thrilling cry rejoices:
“Come forth, ye virgins, night is past!”

Pre-Chorus
“The Bridegroom comes; awake!
Your lamps with gladness take;
Get ready for the feast,
‘Cause you must go and meet Him there.”

Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
She wakes and rises from her gloom:
For her Lord comes down all-glorious,
The Strong in grace and truth Victorious,
The Star is risen; Light is come!

(Pre-Chorus)

Chorus
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb!

All the earth and heav’n adore Thee,
Both men and angels sing before Thee,
With harps and cymbal’s purest tone;
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where we’ll be with the choir immortal
Of angels round Your glorious throne.

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus x2)

Praise the Lamb!

7. His Final Word
Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

I’m standing on the promise of
The Lamb at Calvary,
Who undertook the offices
Of Prophet, Priest, and King
To live forever at the throne
Of God to intercede;
He wrote in blood His Covenant:
“This child belongs to Me.”

His word is irrevocable;
He will not take it back;
What He has said was finished there
Is finished now in fact.
The gates of Hell cannot prevail
Where Christ has laid a claim;
His love is irresistible
And evermore the same.

Chorus
I’m standing upon the promises,
Believing in what I’ve heard.
It pleased Him, in agony of death,
To give His final Word.

Now for the kingdom of the Lord
I hunger and I thirst,
And run to Him in such a way
As trying to get there first;
I’ve counted what was gain as loss
In view of greater things;
I have no better than a cross
To carry to the King.

(Chorus x2)

“Remember me in paradise,
Where You ascend today,”
A criminal beside Him there
Was overheard to say.
He looked at him in charity
And said with final breath,
“My Kingdom is established, friend,
And you are made a guest.”

8. Unseal My Eyes
Lyrics by Horatius Bonar
Alt Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

To know the Christ of God,
The everlasting Son;
To understand what He on earth
For guilty man has done:
This is the first and last
Of all that’s true and wise;
The circle that contains all light
Beneath, above the skies.

Father, unseal my eyes,
Unveil my heart,
Reveal this Christ to me! (x2)

Christ, the Incarnate Son,
And Christ, the eternal Word;
Christ, high heaven’s glorious King,
And Christ, earth’s coming Lord.
Christ, the sum of all
Jehovah’s power and grace;
God’s treasure-house of truth and love,
The brightness of His face.

Father, unseal my eyes,
Unveil my heart,
Reveal this Christ to me! (x2)

Christ who took on flesh
To live man’s life below
Who died the death,
The death for man,
The death of shame and woe.
Christ who, from the cross,
Descended to man’s grave,
But rose again in victory
With might and power to save!

Father, unseal my eyes,
Unveil my heart,
Reveal this Christ to me! (x4)

O, reveal this Christ to me!

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