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Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Rippon, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. pinoybaptist

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    true. there have been several variations of this song.
     
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    Before the Throne of God Above

    Before the throne of God above
    I have a strong and perfect plea.
    A great high Priest whose Name is Love
    Who ever lives and pleads for me.
    My name is graven on His hands,
    My name is written on His heart.
    I know that while in Heaven He stands
    No tongue can bid me thence depart.

    When Satan tempts me to despair
    And tells me of the guilt within,
    Upward I look and see Him there
    Who made an end of all my sin.
    Because the sinless Savior died
    My sinful soul is counted free.
    For God the just is satisfied
    To look on Him and pardon me.

    Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
    My perfect spotless righteousness,
    The great unchangeable I AM,
    The King of glory and of grace,
    One in Himself I cannot die.
    My soul is purchased by His blood,
    My life is hid with Christ on high,
    With Christ my Savior and my God!

    Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863.
     
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    Yield not to temptation

    Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
    Each victory will help you some other to win;
    Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

    Refrain

    Ask the Savior to help you,
    Comfort, strengthen and keep you;
    He is willing to aid you,
    He will carry you through.

    Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
    God’s Name hold in reverence, nor take it in vain;
    Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true,
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

    Refrain

    To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown;
    Through faith we shall conquer, though often cast down;
    He Who is our Savior our strength will renew;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

    Refrain
     
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    Nearer Still Nearer

    Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
    Draw me, my Savior—so precious Thou art!
    Fold me, oh, fold me close to Thy breast.
    Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest”;
    Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest.”

    Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring,
    Naught as an offering to Jesus, my King;
    Only my sinful, now contrite heart.
    Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart.
    Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart.

    Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be Thine!
    Sin, with its follies, I gladly resign,
    All of its pleasures, pomp and its pride,
    Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.
    Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.

    Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last.
    Till safe in glory my anchor is cast;
    Through endless ages ever to be
    Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee;
    Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee!
     
  5. Rippon

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    Jordon, please give credit to the authors of the hymns you post.
     
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    And Can it Be that I Should Gain?

    And can it be that I should gain
    An interest in the Savior’s blood?
    Died He for me, who caused His pain—
    For me, who Him to death pursued?
    Amazing love! How can it be,
    That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
    Amazing love! How can it be,
    That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

    ’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
    Who can explore His strange design?
    In vain the firstborn seraph tries
    To sound the depths of love divine.
    ’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
    Let angel minds inquire no more.
    ’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
    Let angel minds inquire no more.

    He left His Father’s throne above
    So free, so infinite His grace—
    Emptied Himself of all but love,
    And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
    ’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
    For O my God, it found out me!
    ’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
    For O my God, it found out me!

    Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
    Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
    Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
    My chains fell off, my heart was free,
    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
    My chains fell off, my heart was free,
    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

    Still the small inward voice I hear,
    That whispers all my sins forgiven;
    Still the atoning blood is near,
    That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
    I feel the life His wounds impart;
    I feel the Savior in my heart.
    I feel the life His wounds impart;
    I feel the Savior in my heart.

    No condemnation now I dread;
    Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
    Alive in Him, my living Head,
    And clothed in righteousness divine,
    Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
    And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
    Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
    And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

    (Charles Wesley, 1738)
     
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    Just as I am—without one plea
    But that Thy blood was shed for me,
    And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—and waiting not
    To rid my soul of one dark blot,
    To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—though toss’d about
    With many a conflict, many a doubt,
    Fightings within, and fears without,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—poor, wretched, blind,
    Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
    Yes, all I need, in Thee to find,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—Thou wilt receive,
    Wilt welcome, pardon. cleanse, relieve;
    Because Thy promise I believe,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—Thy love unknown
    Has broken every barrier down,
    Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    Just as I am—of that free love
    The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove
    Here for a season, then above,
    O Lamb of God, I come.

    (Charlotte Elliott)
     
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    A Debtor To Mercy Alone

    A debtor to mercy alone,
    Of covenant mercy I sing,
    Nor fear, with righteousness on,
    My person and off'rings to bring.
    The terrors of law and of God
    With me can have nothing to do;
    My Savior's obedience and blood
    Hide all my transgressions from view.

    The work which His goodness began,
    The arm of His strength will complete;
    His promise is Yea and Amen,
    And never was forfeited yet.
    Things future, nor things that are now,
    Not all things below or above,
    Can make Him his purpose forego,
    Or sever my soul from His love.

    My name from the palms of His hands
    Eternity will not erase;
    Imprest on His heart, it remains
    In marks of indelible grace.
    Yes! to the end shall endure,
    As sure as the earnest is giv'n;
    More happy, but not more secure,
    When all earthly ties have been riv'n.
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    A. M. Toplady
     
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    I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

    I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
    My only trust and Savior of my heart,
    Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
    I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.

    Thou are the King of mercy and of grace,
    Reigning omnipotent in every place;
    So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
    Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.

    Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
    And all our substance and our strength receive;
    Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy power,
    And give us strength in every trying hour.

    Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
    No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness;
    O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
    That we may dwell in perfect unity.

    Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
    Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
    Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
    That in Thy strength we evermore endure.
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    John Calvin
     
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    Beneath The Cross of Jesus

    Beneath the cross of Jesus I gladly take my stand:
    The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land,
    A home within the wilderness, A rest upon the way,
    From the burning of the noon-tide heat, And the burden of the day.

    Upon the cross of Jesus My eyes at times can see
    The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me:
    And from my smitten heart, with tears, Two wonders I confess---
    The wonders of His glorious love And my unworthiness.

    I take, O cross, thy shadow For my abiding place;
    I ask no other sunshine than The sunshine of His face,
    Content to let the world go by, To know no gain or loss,
    My sinful self my only shame, My glory all the cross.


    Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1872
     
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    When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

    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.


    Isaac Watts, 1707
     
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    I Once Was a Stranger To Grace And To God

    I once was a stranger to grace and to God;
    I knew not my danger, and felt not
    my load;
    though friends spoke in rapture of
    Christ on the tree,
    Jehovah Tsidkenu was nothing to me.

    Like tears from the daughters of Zion
    that roll,
    I wept when the waters went over His
    soul!
    Yet thought not that my sins had nailed
    to the tree
    Jehovah Tsidkenu --'twas nothing to
    me.

    When free grace awoke me, by light
    from on high,
    then legal fears shook me, I trembled
    to die;
    no refuge, no safety in self could I see;
    Jehovah Tsidkenu my Saviour must be.

    My terrors all vanished before the sweet
    name;
    my guilty fears banished, with boldness
    I came
    to drink at the fountain, life-giving and
    free:
    Jehovah Tsidkenu was all things to
    me.

    E'en treading the valley, the shadow of
    death,
    this watchword shall rally my faltering
    breath;
    for, when from life's fever my God sets
    me free,
    Jehovah Tsidkenu my death-song
    shall be.
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    Robert Murray M'Cheyne 1813-1843

    Jehovah Tsidkenu means 'The Lord our
    Righteousness' (Jer. 23:6;33:16)
     
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