Best Hymn Lyrics

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  1. Old Union Brother

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    We have been talking bad hymn lyrics how about some of the best. This is one of my favorites. It is a John Newton Hymn this is the first verse (there are 8 total):

    Afflictions, though they seem severe;
    In mercy oft are sent;
    They stopped the prodigal’s career,
    And forced him to repent.
     
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    One of my absolute favorite hymns is Before the Throne of God Above.
     
  3. David Lamb

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    Yes, that's one of mine, too, particularly those words:
    Because the sinless Savior died
    My sinful soul is counted free.
    For God the just is satisfied
    To look on Him and pardon me.
    Another favourite is this:

    O how the grace of God

    Amazes me!
    It loosed me from my bonds,
    And set me free!
    What made it happen so?
    'Twas His will, this much I know,
    Set me, as now I show,
    At liberty!
    2 My God has chosen me,
    Though one of nought,
    To sit beside my King
    In heaven’s court.
    Hear what my Lord has done
    O, the love that made Him run
    To meet His erring son!
    This has God wrought.


    3 Not for my righteousness,
    For I have none,
    But for His mercy’s sake,
    Jesus, God’s Son,
    Suffered on Calvary’s tree -
    Crucified with thieves was He -
    Great was His grace to me,
    His wayward one.


    4 And when I think of how,
    At Calvary,
    He bore sin’s penalty
    Instead of me.
    Amazed, I wonder why
    He, the sinless One, should die
    For one so vile as I;
    My Saviour He!


    5 Now all my heart’s desire
    Is to abide
    In Him, my Saviour dear,
    In Him to hide.
    My shield and buckler He,
    Covering and protecting me:
    From Satan’s darts I’ll be
    Safe at His side.


    6 Lord Jesus, hear my prayer,
    Your grace impart;
    When evil thoughts arise
    Through Satan’s art,
    O, drive them all away
    And do You, from day to day,
    Keep me beneath Your sway,
    King of my heart.


    7 Come now, the whole of me
    Eyes, ears and voice,
    Join me, creation all,
    With joyful noise:
    Praise Him who broke the chain
    Holding me in sin’s domain,
    And set me free again!
    Sing and rejoice!

    Emmanuel Sibomana, b.1915 Translated by Rosemary Guillebaud
     
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    E'er since by faith I saw the stream
    Thy flowing wounds supply
    Redeeming love has been my theme
    And shall be til I die

    Well might the sun in glory hide
    And shut his glories in
    When Christ the mighty Maker died,
    For man the creature's sin

    Must I hide my blushing face
    When His dear cross appears
    Dissolve my heart in thankfulness
    And melt mine eyes to tears

    Christ, by highest heaven adored
    Christ, the everlasting Lord
    Late in time, behold Him come
    Offspring of a virgin's womb
    Veiled in flesh the godhead see
    Hail th'incarnate Deity
    Pleased as man with men to dwell
    Jesus, our Emmanuel

    Finish then Thy new creation
    Pure and spotless let us be
    Let us see Thy great salvation
    Perfectly restored in Thee
    Changed from glory into glory
    Til in heaven we take our place
    Til we cast our crowns before Thee
    Lost in wonder, love, and praise.
     
  5. idonthavetimeforthis

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    A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
    A wonderful Savior to me;
    He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
    Where rivers of pleasure I see.

    Refrain:
    He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
    That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
    He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
    And covers me there with His hand,
    And covers me there with His hand.

    A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
    He taketh my burden away,
    He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,
    He giveth me strength as my day.

    With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,
    And filled with His fullness divine,
    I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God!
    For such a Redeemer as mine.

    When clothed with His brightness transported I rise
    To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
    His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,
    I’ll shout with the millions on high.
     
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    Anything by Keith Green is great. He still continues to be the prophet of this time.

    There Is A Redeemer
    ------Keith Green

    There is a redeemer,
    Jesus, God's own Son,
    Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
    Holy One,

    Jesus my redeemer,
    Name above all names,
    Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
    Oh, for sinners slain.

    Thank you oh my father,
    For giving us Your Son,
    And leaving Your Spirit,
    'Til the work on Earth is done.

    When I stand in Glory,
    I will see His face,
    And there I'll serve my King forever,
    In that Holy Place.

    Thank you oh my father,
    For giving us Your Son,
    And leaving Your Spirit,
    'Til the work on Earth is done.

    There is a redeemer,
    Jesus, God's own Son,
    Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
    Holy One,

    Thank you oh my father,
    For giving us Your Son,
    And leaving Your Spirit,
    'Til the work on Earth is done.

    And leaving Your Spirit,
    'Till the work on Earth is done.
     
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    One of my new favorites...

    His Robes For Mine
    by Chris Anderson​

    His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
    Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage.
    Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified.
    In Christ I live, for in my place He died.

    Chorus:
    I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
    Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
    Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
    My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.

    His robes for mine: what cause have I for dread?
    God’s daunting Law Christ mastered in my stead.
    Faultless I stand with righteous works not mine,
    Saved by my Lord’s vicarious death and life.

    His robes for mine: God’s justice is appeased.
    Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father’s pleased.
    Christ drank God’s wrath on sin, then cried “‘Tis done!”
    Sin’s wage is paid; propitiation won.

    His robes for mine: such anguish none can know.
    Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe.
    He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
    I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!
     
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    Agreed.

    From the "old hymn" list, two favorites: "It Is Well With My Soul," and "Grace (that is) Greater Than Our Sin."


    From the "new" files, I really like the song "In Christ Alone:"


    SOURCE

    Pretty nice stuff.
     
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    "In Christ Alone" is excellent!
     
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    Stuart Townend is a beast.

    The other song of his I really like: "How Deep the Father's Love for Us"

    Very deep. Very Biblical. Very poetic. Nicely done.


     
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    Jesus I am Resting Resting
    Jesus I am resting, resting
    In the Joy of what Thou art;
    I am finding out the greatness
    Of Thy loving heart.
    Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
    And Thy beauty fills my soul,
    For by Thy transforming power
    Thou hast made me whole.

    ####Chorus:

    Jesus, I am resting, resting
    In the joy of what Thou art;
    I am finding out the greatness
    Of Thy loving heart.

    O how great Thy loving kindness.
    Vaster, broader than the sea!
    O how marvellous Thy goodness,
    Lavished all on me!
    Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
    Know Thy certainty of promise,
    And have made it mine.

    ####

    Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
    I behold Thee as Thou art,
    And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
    Satisfies my heart;
    Satisfies its deepest longings,
    Meets supplies its every need,
    Compasseth me round with blessings;
    Thine is love indeed!

    ####

    Ever lift Thy face upon me,
    As I work and wait for Thee;
    Resting 'neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
    Earth's dark shadows flee.
    Brightness of my Father's glory,
    Sunshine of my Father's face,
    Keep me ever trusting, resting;
    Fill me with Thy grace.
     
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    I love "Here am I Lord" -- lyrics below --

    I, the Lord of sea and sky,
    I have heard My people cry.
    All who dwell in dark and sin,
    My hand will save.

    I who made the stars of night,
    I will make their darkness bright.
    Who will bear My light to them?
    Whom shall I send?

    Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
    I have heard You calling in the night.
    I will go Lord, if You lead me.
    I will hold Your people in my heart.

    I, the Lord of snow and rain,
    I have born my peoples pain.
    I have wept for love of them, They turn away.
    I will break their hearts of stone,
    Give them hearts for love alone.
    I will speak My word to them,
    Whom shall I send?

    Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
    I have heard You calling in the night.
    I will go Lord, if You lead me.
    I will hold Your people in my heart.

    I, the Lord of wind and flame,
    I will tend the poor and lame.
    I will set a feast for them,
    My hand will save
    Finest bread I will provide,
    Till their hearts be satisfied.
    I will give My life to them,
    Whom shall I send?

    Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
    I have heard You calling in the night.
    I will go Lord, if You lead me.
    I will hold Your people in my heart.
     
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    Like a grizzly bear or a giraffe or something? But that doesn't seem to fit the context of saying his hymns are good. :laugh:

    I like In Christ Alone too, by the way.
     
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    Wow. We don't hear about this one much anymore. Excellent choice.
     
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    Power in the Blood and And Can it Be.
     
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    Here are two that I particularly enjoy as the opening song --

    "Come Christians Join to Sing" and "Come, Now is the Time to Worship"

    Also, for Communion/Lord's Supper/Eucharist, I enjoy "Come Share the Lord."
     
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    O Worship the King

    O worship the King, all glorious above,
    O gratefully sing God's power and God's love;
    our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
    pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

    2. O tell of God's might, O sing of God's grace,
    whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
    whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
    and dark is God's path on the wings of the storm.

    3. The earth with its store of wonders untold,
    Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;
    hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
    and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

    4. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
    It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
    it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
    and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

    5. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
    in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
    thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
    our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.
     
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    This is one of my favorite hymns:

    1. Worthy of worship, worthy of praise,
    Worthy of honour and glory;
    Worthy of all the glad songs we sing,
    Worthy of all the offerings we bring.

    Refrain.
    You are worthy, Father, Creator.
    You are worthy, Saviour, Sustainer.
    You are worthy, worthy and wonderful;
    Worthy of worship and praise.


    2. Worthy of rev'rence, worthy of fear,
    Worthy of love and devotion;
    Worthy of bowing and bending of knees,
    Worthy of all this and added to these.

    Refrain.
    You are worthy, Father, Creator.
    You are worthy, Saviour, Sustainer.
    You are worthy, worthy and wonderful;
    Worthy of worship and praise.


    3. Almighty Father, Master and Lord,
    King of all kings and Redeemer,
    Wonderful Counsellor, Comforter, Friend,
    Saviour and Source of our life without end.

    Refrain.
    You are worthy, Father, Creator.
    You are worthy, Saviour, Sustainer.
    You are worthy, worthy and wonderful;
    Worthy of worship and praise.​
     
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    Yea, I love this one!

    Here is another:

    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?

    His dying crimson, like a robe,
    Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
    Then I am dead to all the globe,
    And all the globe is dead to me.

    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.

    -Watts
     
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    One more:

    1. All hail the power of Jesus' name!
    Let angels prostrate fall;
    bring forth the royal diadem,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    and crown him Lord of all.

    2. Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
    ye ransomed from the fall,
    hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all.

    3. Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget
    the wormwood and the gall,
    go spread your trophies at his feet,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    Go spread your trophies at his feet,
    and crown him Lord of all.

    4. Let every kindred, every tribe
    on this terrestrial ball,
    to him all majesty ascribe,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    To him all majesty ascribe,
    and crown him Lord of all.

    5. Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
    who from his altar call;
    extol the Stem of Jesse's Rod,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    Extol the Stem of Jesse's Rod,
    and crown him Lord of all.

    6. O that with yonder sacred throng
    we at his feet may fall!
    We'll join the everlasting song,
    and crown him Lord of all.
    We'll join the everlasting song,
    and crown him Lord of all.
     

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