Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sunday Hymns - Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed

How can it be, the One who died, 
Has borne our sin through sacrifice 
To conquer every sting of death? 
Sing, sing hallelujah. 

For joy awakes as dawning light 
When Christ’s disciples lift their eyes. 
Alive He stands, their Friend and King; 
Christ, Christ He is risen. 

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! 
Oh, sing hallelujah. 
Join the chorus, sing with the redeemed; 
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. 

Where doubt and darkness once had been, 
They saw Him and their hearts believed. 
But blessed are those who have not seen, 
Yet, sing hallelujah. 

Once bound by fear now bold in faith, 
They preached the truth and power of grace. 
And pouring out their lives they gained 
Life, life everlasting. 


The power that raised Him from the grave 
Now works in us to powerfully save. 
He frees our hearts to live His grace; 
Go tell of His goodness. 

He’s alive, He’s alive! 
Heaven’s gates are opened wide. 
He’s alive, He’s alive! 
Now in heaven glorified. 

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Ed Cash; 
© 2012 Gettymusic and Alletrop Music (BMI) 
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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.”