Clearnote Songbook Volume 2 lyrics


Lyrics are also available as a 6-page PDF.

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Lyrics by Joachim Neander, tr. Catherine Winkworth
Trad. German melody, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Join me in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty will do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee,
Decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee.
How oft in grief hath not He brought thee relief,
Spreading His wings to o’er shade thee!

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the amen sound from His people again,
Gladly fore’er we adore Him.

2. Psalm 8 | How Majestic is Your Name
Adapted for singing by Jody Killingsworth

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

Out of the mouths of nursing babes
You have ordained Your strength;
Their humble cries rebuke Your rebel foe.
You’ve hung the stars in mastery
To make earth’s strivings cease;
The noble sky declares to us Your throne.

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

When I observe the heavens
Full of works Your hands have made,
I wonder that You ever thought of man;
But You have dignified him
With an obligating claim:
To rule the earth and carry out Your plan.

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (repeat)

3. Psalm 77:13-20 | Holy in Your Ways
Lyrics from The Psalter, 1912
Alt. Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

Leader:
O God, most holy are Your ways,  (echo)
And who like You deserves my praise?   (echo)
For You have done such wondrous things,
Congregation:
The whole wide world Your glory sings;
Your outstretched arm Your people saved,
Though sore distressed and long enslaved—
You’re holy in Your ways.

Leader:
O God, from you the waters fled,   (echo)
The depths were moved with mighty dread,  (echo)
The swelling clouds their torrents poured,

Congregation:
And o’er the earth the tempest roared;
‘Mid lightning’s flash and thunder’s sound
Great trembling shook the solid ground—
The mighty waters fled.

Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord! You are holy, holy!
Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord!

Leader:
Your way was in the sea, O God,   (echo)
Through mighty waters, deep and broad.   (echo)
None understood but God alone,

Congregation:
To man Your footsteps were unknown;
But safe Your people You did keep,
Almighty Shepherd of Your sheep—
Your way was in the deep.

Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord! You are holy, holy!
Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord!

Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord! You are holy, holy!
Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!
Holy is the Lord!

4. Psalm 130 | I Wait for the Lord
Adapted for singing by Philip Moyer

Out of the depths I cried to Thee,
O Lord please hear my voice!
Let Your ear be attentive to my plea,
This is my prayer to Thee.

If You, O Lord, should count our sins,
Which one of us could stand?
But with You there’s forgiveness for our sin
So that You, Lord, may be feared.

Chorus
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait,
And my hope is in His Word.
My soul, my soul, it waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning,
More than those who watch for the morning.

Children of God, there’s hope in the Lord,
His goodness never fails,
For the Lord overflows with redeeming grace,
And He covers all our shame.

(Chorus x2)

More than those who watch for the morning.

5. Rejoice, the Lord is King
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Tune by John Darwall, arr. Andrew Henry

Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore;
Rejoice, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Savior, reigns, the God of truth and love;
When He had purged our stains He took His seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command, and fall beneath His feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope! Our Lord, the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say—, re—joice!
6. Sweet Rivers
Lyrics by John Adam Granade
Tune by William Moore, alt. and arr. by Jody Killingsworth

Sweet rivers of redeeming love
Lie just before mine eye,
Had I the pinions of a dove,
I’d to those rivers fly.
I’d rise superior to my pain,
With joy outstrip the wind;
I’d cross o’er Jordan’s stormy waves,
And leave this world behind.

O come, my Savior, come away,
And bear me through the sky,
Nor let the chariot wheels delay:
Make haste, and bring it nigh.
I hope to see Thy glorious face,
And in Thy image shine,
To triumph in victorious grace,
And be forever Thine.

A few more days, or years at most,
My troubles will be o’er;
I hope to join the heav’nly host
On Canaan’s happy shore.
My raptured soul shall drink and feast
In love’s unbounded sea:
The glorious hope of endless rest
Is ravishing for me.

7. Take My Life, and Let It Be
Lyrics by Frances Havergal, 1874
Tune by Henri César Malan, arr. Jody Killingsworth

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days;
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take my self, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

8. The Love of God
Lyrics and Tune by Frederick M. Lehman
Arr. Jody Killingsworth

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen could ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
The erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race–
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Chorus
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song. (x2)

9. The Ten Commandments Song
Lyrics by William Helder
Add. Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

Hear how the LORD on Sinai’s mountain
Addressed the people of His choice:
With them His cov’nant He established;
They in the thunder heard His voice.

TABLE I
1. “I am the LORD, your God and Savior,
Who out of bondage set you free,
Who brought you from the land of Egypt.
Have, then, no other gods but Me.

2. “You shall not serve a graven image:
A jealous God am I, the LORD,
Who punish evildoers’ children
But cherish all who heed My Word.

3. “Invoke the LORD with fear and reverence;
You shall not take His Name in vain.
The LORD your God will not hold guiltless
Those who His holy Name profane.

4. “Observe the Sabbath, keep it holy;
You and your house that day shall rest.
On six days only shall you labor;
The seventh day the Lord has blessed.

Our Response
O, surely all have broken this;
Like sheep we’ve gone astray.
LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey.

TABLE II
5. “Honor your father and your mother;
Then shall the LORD your days extend
And bless you in the land He gives you.
Obey the LORD your God’s command.

6-9. “You shall not kill or hate your neighbor.
Adult’ry you shall not commit.
You shall not steal, or bear false witness,
But love the truth and honor it.

10. “Your neighbor’s goods you shall not covet,
And everything he calls his own—
His wife, his house, his fields and cattle—
You shall respect as his alone.”

Our Response
O, surely all have broken this;
Like sheep we’ve gone astray.
LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey. (Repeat)

LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey.

10. There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood
Lyrics by William Cowper
Tune by Lowell Mason, arr. Jody Killingsworth

There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains:
Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there have I, as vile as he,
Washed all my sins away:
Washed all my sins away,
Washed all my sins away;
And there have I, as vile as he,
Washed all my sins away.

Ever since, by faith, I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die:
And shall be till I die,
And shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed church of God
Be saved, to sin no more:
Be saved, to sin no more,
Be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God
Be saved, to sin no more.

When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save:
I’ll sing Thy power to save,
I’ll sing Thy power to save;
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save.

11. We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought
Lyrics by Thomas Pollock
Music by Jody Killingsworth

We have not known Thee as we ought,
Nor learned Thy wisdom, grace and power;
The things of earth have filled our thought,
And trifles of this passing hour.
Lord, give us light Thy truth to see,
And make us wise in knowing Thee.

We have not feared Thee as we ought,
Nor bowed beneath Thine awesome eye,
Nor guarded deed and word and thought,
Remembering that God was nigh.
Lord, give us faith to know Thee near,
And grant the grace of holy fear.

We have not loved Thee as we ought,
Nor cared that we are loved by Thee;
Thy presence we have coldly sought,
And feebly longed Thy face to see.
Lord, give a pure and loving heart
To feel and know the love Thou art.

We have not served Thee as we ought,
Alas, the duties left undone,
The work with little fervor wrought,
The battles lost or scarcely won!
Lord, give the zeal, and give the might,
For Thee to toil, and Thee to fight.

When shall we know Thee as we ought,
And fear and love and serve aright?
When shall we, out of trial brought,
Be perfect in the land of light?
Lord, may we day by day prepare—
To see Thy face
To see Thy face
To see Thy face and serve Thee there.

12. We Will Dance
Lyrics and Music by David Ruis
© 1993 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing. All rights reserved.

( For lyrics see
http://clearnotesongbook.com/song/we-will-dance )

13. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Gregorian chant, arr. Jody Killingsworth

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

 

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