Clearnote Songbook Volume 1 lyrics


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1. All creatures of our God and King
Lyrics by Francis of Assisi, tr. William H. Draper
Tune from Geistliche Kirchengesänge, arr. Jody Killingsworth

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise Him! O praise— Him!
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Al—lelu—ia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise Him! Allelu—ia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
O praise Him! O praise— Him!
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Al—lelu—ia!

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for thy Lord to hear,
O praise Him! Allelu—ia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
That givest man both warmth and light,
O praise Him! O praise— Him!
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Al—lelu—ia!

And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye! Allelu—ia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on Him cast your care!
O praise Him! O praise— Him!
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Al—lelu—ia!

Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Allelu—ia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!
O praise Him! O praise— Him!
Alleluia! Allelu—ia!
Al—lelu—ia!

2. Be Thou My Vision
Ancient Irish poem, tr. Mary E. Byrne, vers. Eleanor H. Hull
Trad. Irish melody, arr. Jody Killingsworth

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 in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

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.

3. Blessed Assurance
Lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby
Tune by Phoebe Knapp, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Chorus
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

(Chorus)

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

(Chorus x2)

4. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Lyrics by Robert Robinson
Tune by Asahel Nettleton, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of God’s unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

5. Fairest Lord Jesus
Lyrics from Münster Gesangbuch, tr. Anonymous
Silesian folk song, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Fairest Lord Jesus! Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s Glory, Joy, and Crown!

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight
And all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

6. Fullness of Time
Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

From Adam’s rebellion to Moses’ good law,
Death reigned the master of men;
With all of creation, held under its claw,
Awaiting redemption from sin.
But when the law thundered in earthquake and fire,
Weak as it was through our flesh,
It could not help conquer our sinful desires,
Only tightened the noose ‘round our neck.

Still, God remembered His mercy in wrath
And promised a way of escape:
A Lamb to be killed on the people’s behalf
Would trample the head of the snake.
But though we would offer our best to the fire,
And rivers of blood would be spilt,
This could not help with our sinful desires,
Nor atone for the depth of our guilt.

Chorus
When the fullness of time had come,
God sent us His only Son,
Born of a woman, born under law,
So that He might a people redeem.        (x2)

With joy set before Him and love to display,
He laid aside His great crown;
To share in our nature as creatures of clay,
He emptied Himself and came down:
Lived like a servant without any home,
Carried our sorrows and griefs,
Was spit at, rejected, despised and alone;
Accursed, He hung on a tree.

(Chorus)

Bridge
No longer slaves, we were bought with a price;
Adopted, delivered, we’re sons now with Christ.
We stand in His righteousness dressed,
To His righteousness freed!                         (x2)

(Chorus)

So that He might a people redeem.

7. How Great Thou Art
Lyrics by Stuart K. Hine
Swedish folk melody, arr. Philip Moyer

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Chorus
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

(Chorus)

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:

(Chorus)

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

(Chorus)

8. It Is Well With My Soul
Lyrics by Horatio Spafford
Tune by Philip P. Bliss, arr. Jody Killingsworth

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain
It is well…
With my soul…
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

(Refrain)

My sin—O the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

(Refrain)

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

(Refrain)

9. Jesus Lives, and So Shall I
Lyrics by Christian Gellert
Music by Andrew Henry

Jesus lives, and so shall I.
Death! thy sting is gone forever!
He who deigned for me to die,
Lives, the bands of death to sever.
He shall raise me with the just:
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives and reigns supreme;
And, His kingdom still remaining,
I shall also be with Him,
Ever living, ever reigning.
God has promised, be it must:
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, and by His grace,
Vict’ry o’er my passions giving,
I will cleanse my heart and ways,
Ever to His glory living.
Me He raises from the dust:
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, I know full well
Naught from Him my heart can sever,
Life nor death nor powers of hell,
Joy nor grief, henceforth forever.
None of all His saints is lost:
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, and death is now
But my entrance into glory.
Courage, then, my soul, for thou
Hast a crown of life before thee;
Thou shalt find thy hopes were just:
Jesus is the Christian’s Trust.

10. Lead On, O King Eternal
Lyrics by Ernest W. Shurtleff
Tune by Henry Smart, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Lead on, O King eternal, the day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest Thy tents shall be our home:
Through days of preparation Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal, till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace;
For not with swords’ loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy, the heav’nly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal: we follow, not with fears;
For gladness breaks like morning where-e’er Thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o’er us; we journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might.

Lead on, O King eternal, the day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest Thy tents shall be our home:
Through days of preparation Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song.

11. Man of Sorrows
Lyrics and Tune by Philip P. Bliss
Arr. Jody Killingsworth and Philip Moyer

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood,
Sealed my pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement! can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heav’n exalted high:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

12. More Love to Thee
Lyrics by Elizabeth Prentiss
Tune by William H. Doane, arr. Jody Killingsworth

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek; give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Let sorrow do its work, send grief and pain;
Sweet are thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

13. Now Thank We All Our God
Lyrics by Martin Rinkart, tr. Catherine Winkworth
Tune by Johann Crüger, arr. Jody Killingsworth and Philip Moyer

Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
The Son, and Him Who reigns with Them in highest heaven;
The one eternal God, Whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

 

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