Isaiah 2

LEADER: In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say:

EVERYONE: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”

 

Come Thou Almighty King

Come, Thou Almighty King,

Help us Thy name to sing,

Help us to praise.

Father, all glorious,

O’er all victorious,

Come, and reign over us,

Ancient of Days.

 

Come, Thou incarnate Word,

Gird on Thy mighty sword,

Our prayer attend:

Come, and Thy people bless,

And give Thy word success;

Spirit of holiness,

On us descend.

 

Come, holy Comforter,

Thy sacred witness bear

In this glad hour:

Thou who Almighty art,

Now rule in every heart,

And ne’er from us depart,

Spirit of power.

 

Father now call us out of our wandering

Jesus now come and cast out all fear

Spirit now preach the Son to our deafness

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

Father now call us out of our wandering

Jesus now come and cast out all fear

Spirit now preach the Son to our deafness

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

 

Father now call us out of our wandering

Jesus now come and cast out all fear

Spirit now preach the Son to our deafness

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

 

Father now call us out of our wandering

Jesus now come and cast out all fear

Spirit now preach the Son to our deafness

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

Open our hearts, Open our hearts

 

To Thee great One in Three

Eternal praises be;

Hence evermore.

Thy sov’reign majesty

May we in glory see,

And to eternity

Love and adore.

 

Highlands (Song of Ascent)

O how high would I climb mountains

If the mountains were where You hide

O how far I’d scale the valleys

If You graced the other side

 

O how long have I chased rivers

From lowly seas to where they rise

Against the rush of grace descending

From the source of its supply

 

In the highlands and the heartache

You’re neither more or less inclined

I would search and stop at nothing

You’re just not that hard to find

 

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise You

When the mountain’s in my way

You’re the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

 

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You’re the heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

 

O how far beneath Your glory

Does Your kindness extend the path

From where Your feet rest on the sunrise

To where You sweep the sinner’s past

 

O how fast would You come running

If just to shadow me through the night

Trace my steps through all my failure

And walk me out the other side

 

For who could dare ascend that mountain

That valleyed hill called Calvary

But for the One I call Good Shepherd

Who like a lamb was slain for me

 

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise You

When the mountain’s in my way

You’re the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

 

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You’re the heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

 

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

 

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I’ll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

 

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

 

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I’ll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

My song of ascent

My song of ascent

 

From the gravest of all valleys

Come the pastures we call grace

A mighty river flowing upwards

From a deep but empty grave

 

I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise You

When the mountain’s in my way

You’re the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

 

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You’re the heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

 

Psalm 120 “Repentance”

LEADER: I’m in trouble. I cry to God, desperate for an answer:

EVERYONE: “Deliver me from the liars, God! They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.”

LEADER: Do you know what’s next, can you see what’s coming, all you barefaced liars?

EVERYONE: Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward.

LEADER: I’m doomed to live in Meshech, cursed with a home in Kedar, My whole life lived camping among quarreling neighbors.

EVERYONE: I’m all for peace, but the minute I tell them so, they go to war!

 

The Way (New Horizon)

Through every battle

Through every heartbreak

Through every circumstance

I believe

That You are my fortress

Oh, You are my portion

And You are my hiding place, oh

 

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

 

I believe

Through every blessing

Through every promise

Through every breath I take

I believe

That You are Provider

Oh, You are Protector

And You are the One I love, oh

 

And I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

I believe You are

 

And it’s a new horizon and I’m set on You

And You meet me here today

with mercies that are new

All my fears and doubts, they can all come too

Because they can’t stay long

when I’m here with You

 

It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You

And You meet me here today

with mercies that are new

All my fears and doubts, they can all come too

Because they can’t stay long when…

 

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

I believe You are…

 

It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You

And You meet me here today

with mercies that are new

And all my fears and doubts,

they can all come too

Because they can’t stay long when…

 

I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

And I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

And I believe You are

 

The way, the truth, the life

And I believe You are

The way, the truth, the life

And I believe You are

 

Closer

There is no life without You

You have all that we need

Where You are

Every fear is broken

And the darkness must flee

 

Closer and closer

We want to know You

Reaching out Reaching out

Here in Your presence

We want to go deeper

In Your light

Come alive

 

There is no one beside You

You alone are enough

You fling the doors of

Your heart wide open

And we are lost in Your love

 

Closer and closer

We want to know You

Reaching out Reaching out

Here in Your presence

We want to go deeper

In Your light

Come alive

 

Closer and closer

We want to know You

Reaching out Reaching out

Here in Your presence

We want to go deeper

In Your light

Come alive

 

To You, We will come running

In You, We find belonging

Your love, Is all that can satisfy

 

Closer and closer

We want to know You

Reaching out Reaching out

Here in Your presence

We want to go deeper

In Your light

Come alive

 

Closer and closer

We want to know You

Reaching out Reaching out

Here in Your presence

We want to go deeper

In Your light

Come alive

 

Psalm 121 “Providence” 

LEADER: I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?

EVERYONE: No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

LEADER: He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep.

EVERYONE: God’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you—Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke.

LEADER: God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life.

EVERYONE: He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.

 

How Great Thou Art

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout the universe displayed

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

 

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing

He bled and died to take away my sin

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

 

When Christ shall come

with shout of acclamation

And lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow with humble adoration

And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee

How great Thou art, how great Thou art

 

Always

My foes are many, they rise against me

But I will hold my ground

I will not fear the war, I will not fear the storm

My help is on the way, my help is on the way

 

Oh, my God, He will not delay

My refuge and strength always

I will not fear, His promise is true

My God will come through always, always

 

Troubles surround me, chaos abounding

My soul will rest in You

I will not fear the war, I will not fear the storm

My help is on the way, my help is on the way

 

Oh, my God, He will not delay

My refuge and strength always

I will not fear, His promise is true

My God will come through always, always

 

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

 

Oh, my God, He will not delay

My refuge and strength always

I will not fear, His promise is true

My God will come through always, always

 

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord

 

Psalm 122 “Worship” 

LEADER: When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,” my heart leaped for joy.

EVERYONE: And now we’re here, O Jerusalem, inside Jerusalem’s walls! Jerusalem, well-built city, built as a place for worship!

LEADER: The city to which the tribes ascend, all God’s tribes go up to worship, To give thanks to the name of God—

EVERYONE: This is what it means to be Israel. Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous David-thrones.

LEADER: Pray for Jerusalem’s peace! Prosperity to all you who love Jerusalem!

EVERYONE: Friendly insiders, get along! Hostile outsiders, keep your distance!

LEADER: For the sake of my family and friends, I say it again:

EVERYONE: Live in peace! For the sake of the house of our God, God, I’ll do my very best for you.

 

Glory to God Forever

Before the world was made,

Before You spoke it to be

You were the King of kings,

Yeah You were, yeah You were

And now You’re reigning still

Enthroned above all things

Angels and saints cry out

We join them as we sing

 

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever, yeah

 

Creator God,

You gave me breath so I could praise

Your great and matchless name,

All my days, all my days

So let my whole life be a blazing offering

A life that shouts and sings

The greatness of our King

 

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

Take my life and let it be

All for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be yours

Take my life and let it be

All for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be yours

We sing

 

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

We sing

 

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

Take my life and let it be

All for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be yours

Take my life and let it be

All for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be yours

We sing

 

Glory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

Yes I Will

I count on one thing

The same God that never fails

Will not fail me now

You won’t fail me now

 

In the waiting

The same God who’s never late

Is working all things out

You’re working all things out

 

Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy

when my heart is heavy

All my days, oh yes I will

 

I count on one thing

The same God that never fails

Will not fail me now

You won’t fail me now

In the waiting

The same God who’s never late

Is working all things out

You’re working all things out

 

Oh, yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy

when my heart is heavy

For all my days, oh yes I will

For all my days, oh yes, I will

 

And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

 

And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

 

And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

 

And I choose to praise

To glorify, to glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

 

Oh, yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy

when my heart is heavy

All my days, oh yes, I will

 

For all my days, oh yes, I will

For all my days, yes, I will

 

Psalm 125 “Security”

LEADER: Those who trust in God are like Zion Mountain: Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain you can always depend on.

EVERYONE: Mountains encircle Jerusalem, and God encircles his people—always has and always will.

LEADER: The fist of the wicked will never violate what is due the righteous, provoking wrongful violence.

EVERYONE: Be good to your good people, God, to those whose hearts are right!

LEADER: God will round up the backsliders, corral them with the incorrigibles.

EVERYONE: Peace over Israel!

 

Salvation is Here

God above all the world in motion,

God above all my hopes and fears,

Well I don’t care what the world throws at me now, It’s gonna be alright!

 

Hear the sounds of the generations,

Making loud our freedom song,

All in all that the world will know Your name,

We’re gonna be alright!

 

Cause I know my God saved the day,

And I know His word never fails,

And I know my God made a way for me,

Salvation is here

 

God above all the world in motion,

God above all my hopes and fears,

Well I don’t care what the world throws at me now, It’s gonna be alright!

 

Cause I know my God saved the day,

And I know His word never fails,

And I know my God made a way for me,

It’s gonna be alright!

 

Cause I know my God saved the day,

And I know His word never fails,

And I know my God made a way for me,

Salvation is here.

 

Salvation is here,

Salvation is here and He lives in me,

Salvation is here,

Salvation that died just to set me free,

 

Salvation is here,

Salvation is here and He lives in me,

Salvation is here,

Cause you are alive and you live in me!

 

Salvation is here,

Salvation is here and He lives in me,

Salvation is here,

Cause you are alive and you live in me!

 

Cause I know my God saved the day,

And I know His word never fails,

And I know my God made a way for me,

It’s gonna be alright!

 

Cause I know my God saved the day,

And I know His word never fails,

And I know my God made a way for me,

Salvation is here.

 

Salvation is here and it lives in me,

Salvation is here,

Cause you are alive and you live in me!

 

God Is Able 

God is able

He will never fail

He is almighty God

Greater than all we seek

Greater than all we ask

He has done great things

 

Lifted up, He defeated the grave

Raised to life, Our God is able

In His name, We overcome

For the Lord Our God is able

 

God is with us

God is on our side

He will make a way

Far above all we know

Far above all we hope

He has done great things

 

Lifted up, He defeated the grave

Raised to life, Our God is able

In His name, We overcome

For the Lord Our God is able

 

God is with us

He will go before

He will never leave us

He will never leave us

 

God is for us

He has open arms

He will never fail us

He will never fail us

 

Lifted up, He defeated the grave

Raised to life, Our God is able

In His name, We overcome

For the Lord Our God is able

 

Lifted up, He defeated the grave

Raised to life, Our God is able

In His name, We overcome

For the Lord Our God is able

 

For the Lord Our God is able

For the Lord Our God is able

 

Psalm 130 “Hope” 

LEADER: Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life! Master, hear my cry for help!

EVERYONE: Listen hard! Open your ears! Listen to my cries for mercy.

LEADER: If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance?

EVERYONE: As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that’s why you’re worshiped.

LEADER: I pray to God—my life a prayer—and wait for what he’ll say and do.

EVERYONE: My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning.

LEADER: O Israel, wait and watch for God—with God’s arrival comes love, with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.

EVERYONE: No doubt about it—he’ll redeem Israel, buy back Israel from captivity to sin.

 

The Passion

The passion of our Saviour

The mercy of our God

The cross that leaves no question

Of the measure of His love

 

Our chains are gone

Our debt is paid

The cross has overthrown the grave

For Jesus’ blood that sets us free

Means death to death

And life for me

 

The Innocent judged guilty

While the guilty one walks free

Death would be His portion

And our portion liberty

 

Our chains are gone

Our debt is paid

The cross has overthrown the grave

For Jesus’ blood that sets us free

Means death to death

And life for me

 

I give my whole life

To honour this love

By the Lamb who was slain

I’m forgiven

 

The sinner’s Saviour

Crown Him forever

For the Lamb who was slain

He is risen

 

I give my whole life

To honour this love

By the Lamb who was slain

I’m forgiven

 

The sinner’s Saviour

Crown Him forever

For the Lamb who was slain

He is risen

 

I give my whole life

To honour this love

By the Lamb who was slain

I’m forgiven

 

The sinner’s Saviour

Crown Him forever

For the Lamb who was slain

He is risen

 

Our chains are gone

Our debt is paid

The cross has overthrown the grave

For Jesus’ blood that sets us free

Means death to death

And life for me

 

Means death to death

And life for me

 

Psalm 134 “Blessing”

LEADER: Come, bless God, all you servants of God! You priests of God, posted to the nightwatch in God’s shrine,

EVERYONE: Lift your praising hands to the Holy Place, and bless God. In turn, may God of Zion bless you—God who made heaven and earth!

 

King of Kings

In the darkness we were waiting

Without hope without light

Till from heaven You came running

There was mercy in Your eyes

 

To fulfil the law and prophets

To a virgin came the Word

From a throne of endless glory

To a cradle in the dirt

 

Praise the Father

Praise the Son

Praise the Spirit Three in One

God of glory, Majesty

Praise forever to the King of Kings

 

To reveal the kingdom coming

And to reconcile the lost

To redeem the whole creation

You did not despise the cross

 

For even in Your suffering

You saw to the other side

Knowing this was our salvation

Jesus for our sake You died

 

Praise the Father

Praise the Son

Praise the Spirit Three in One

God of glory, Majesty

Praise forever to the King of Kings

 

And the morning that You rose

All of heaven held its breath

Till that stone was moved for good

For the Lamb had conquered death

 

And the dead rose from their tombs

And the angels stood in awe

For the souls of all who’d come

To the Father are restored

 

And the Church of Christ was born

Then the Spirit lit the flame

Now this gospel truth of old

Shall not kneel shall not faint

 

By His blood and in His Name

In His freedom I am free

For the love of Jesus Christ

Who has resurrected me

 

Praise the Father

Praise the Son

Praise the Spirit Three in One

God of glory, Majesty

Praise forever to the King of Kings

Praise forever to the King of Kings