Saturday, April 5, 2014

Songs from the Bible #1 - The Song of Moses

 One of the things that I've been trying to do with worship songs at Gospel of Grace Fellowship is to make sure that they are firmly grounded in Scripture, and to set up clear parameters for songs that will be sung at Gospel of Grace.

I've been spending time studying the songs found in Scripture such as the Song of Moses, the Songs of Isaiah, the Song of Zechariah, etc. While I usually post a hymn on Sundays, I will be taking several week to post several of the songs of the Bible in preparation for a post on Biblical worship.

I hope you will take the time to read these. These songs, unlike the hymns, are the authoritative, inerrant, and inspired Word of God.

This first one is the Song of Moses, found in Exodus 15.


The Song of Moses and Israel

15 Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and said,
“I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted;
The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
“The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will extol Him.
The Lord is a warrior;
The Lord is His name.
Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea;
And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
“The deeps cover them;
They went down into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, is majestic in power,
Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
“And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You;
You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.
At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up,
The flowing waters stood up like a heap;
The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be gratified against them;
I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.’
10 You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?
12 You stretched out Your right hand,
The earth swallowed them.
13 “In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed;
In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
14 The peoples have heard, they tremble;
Anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 “Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed;
The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 Terror and dread fall upon them;
By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone;
Until Your people pass over, O Lord,
Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
17 You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,
The place, O Lord, which You have made for Your dwelling,
The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.
18 The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunday Scripture Songs You Are My Hiding Place


You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart
With songs of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You
I will trust in You
Let the weak say “I am strong in the strength of the Lord.”
I will trust in you

-Words and music by Michael Lender (Psalm 32:7)
-© 1986 Maranatha! Music

 

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday Hymn - The Perfect Wisdom of Our God

The perfect wisdom of our God, 
Revealed in all the universe: 
All things created by His hand,
And held together at His command. 
He knows the mysteries of the seas, 
The secrets of the stars are His; 
He guides the planets on their way, 
And turns the earth through another day. 

The matchless wisdom of His ways, 
That mark the path of righteousness; 
His word a lamp unto my feet, 
His Spirit teaching and guiding me. 
And oh, the mystery of the cross, 
That God should suffer for the lost
So that the fool might shame the wise, 
And all the glory might go to Christ! 

Oh grant me wisdom from above, 
To pray for peace and cling to love, 
And teach me humbly to receive 
The sun and rain of Your sovereignty. 
Each strand of sorrow has a place 
Within this tapestry of grace; 
So through the trials I choose to say: 
“Your perfect will in your perfect way.”

Copyright 2010 Getty Music Publishing/BMG
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday Hymns - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

   O soul, are you weary and troubled?
    No light in the darkness you see?
    There’s light for a look at the Savior,
    And life more abundant and free!

        Refrain:
        Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
        Look full in His wonderful face,
        And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
        In the light of His glory and grace.

    Through death into life everlasting
    He passed, and we follow Him there;
    O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
    For more than conqu’rors we are!

    His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
    Believe Him, and all will be well:
    Then go to a world that is dying,
    His perfect salvation to tell!


-Helen Lemmel
-Public Domain
-Music and more





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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sunday Songs - The Gospel Changes Everything

Verse 1

The gospel changes ev'rything
The turning point in history
Even now it's changing me from who I was
The story of my Savior calls
Me to the wonder of the cross
The gospel changes ev'rything
And it is changing me
(REPEAT)

Chorus

You saved my soul by Your blood
And I'm undone by Your great love
You made a way so I could come
Just as I am to You my God

Verse 2

Jesus changes ev'rything
There is no greater mystery
That God would come to rescue me
From who I was
The kindness of my Savior calls
Me to the wonder of His love
Jesus changes ev'rything
And He is changing me

You made a way so I could come
Just as I am to You my God
To You my God
Just as I am to You my God

Benji Cowart | Meredith Andrews | Paul Mabury
© 2012 Word Music, LLC




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