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Sabbath Rest – Forever Jesus

My firm foundation in shifting sands…His constant love has held me fast.

My prayer today and always.


Verse 1
My hymn of praise shall be “forever Jesus”
My firm foundation in shifting sands
My strength and hope through many fears and failures
The disappointments of the past
His constant love has held me fast

Chorus 1
So for all my days I will sing my praise
To the King, “forever Jesus”
Though the storms may rage He is strong to save
He’s the King forever Jesus

Verse 2
My song of joy shall be “forever Jesus”
Who bore the suffering, who made a way
His life a gift, His death a precious ransom
That wipes the sinner’s guilt away
And turns our night to glorious day

Verse 3
My final breath shall be “forever Jesus”
When shadows lengthen before my eyes
My Lord and Friend, Companion through the valley
When dearest ones are left behind,
His hand will lead me to the light

Chorus 2
When I meet His gaze I will sing my praise
To the King, “forever Jesus”
All my sorrows past, I am home at last
With my King, “forever Jesus!”

Matt Papa & Stuart Townend
© (c) 2019 Getty Music Hymns and Songs/Love Your Enemies Publishing (admin. MusicServices.org) /Townend Songs (admin outside the US by songsolutions.org).

Sabbath Rest – Sovereign Ruler of the Skies

The original lyrics to this hymn were written by John Ryland in 1777. In 2020 Gaylyn and Katelyn Foto (The Foto Sisters) “discovered” this hymn and were so struck with the depth of the words he penned that they were led to tweak a few lines, add a chorus, and construct a new melody. These words, so rich and so true, speak to my soul. I pray they bless you also!


Words & Music: John Ryland (1753-1825) , Gaylyn Foto,
Katelyn Foto, & Jonathan Monk

Sovereign Ruler of the skies
Ever gracious, ever wise
All my times are in Your hand
All events at Your command

His decree, Who formed the earth
Fixed my first and second birth
Now my life to Him I owe
Where He leads me I will go

CHORUS:
Ever Faithful
Ever True
Keep my heart to only You
Since I cannot part from Thee
Sovereign Ruler ever be

Plagues and deaths around me fly
Till He bids, I cannot die
Not a single shaft can hit
Till the God of love thinks fit

Times the tempter’s power to prove
Times to taste a Savior’s love
All must come and last and end
As shall please my heavenly Friend

CHORUS

He that formed me in the womb
He shall guide me to the tomb
All my times shall ever be
Ordered by His wise decree

CHORUS

Thee, at all times, will I bless
Having Thee, I all possess
Since I cannot part from Thee
Sovereign Ruler ever be

PS – If you’d like to see the original lyrics, you can see them HERE!

Sabbath Rest – Take Shelter

If you’ve been stopping by here on Sundays for the past several years, you’ve probably noticed how much I’ve enjoy the music coming out of Getty Music. And maybe you’ve also noticed that I’m an Andrew Peterson groupie. So when I saw this new hymn from the Getty Team and Skye Peterson (Andrew’s daughter), I had to take a listen. And I’m so glad I did! Praying this hymn blesses you also!


When the nations rage and death is at the door
When the wars are waged as they have been before
There’s a refuge that I run to
A respite from my fear
Nothing in this world can harm me here

When my song of hope is swallowed by the pain
As the weariness of grief floods in again
Will you find me in the valley
Oh hear my helpless cry
Hold me as a mother holds her child

And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God
And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God

When a greater war had torn apart my soul
And the iron hold of sin would not let go
All of heaven stormed the darkness
In the power of the cross
I’m freed beneath the banner of His love

And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God
And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God

When the labors of this fleeting life are done
As the shadows fall we’ll see the lights of home
And then all our present troubles
Will be stories of the past
Safe within His gates we’ll find our rest

And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God
And I’ll take shelter
Take shelter in the loving arms of God

Written by Kristyn Getty, Skye Peterson, & Ben Shive. © 2022 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Junkbox Music (ASCAP) / adm at MusicServices.org.

Sabbath Rest – This is My Father’s World

This hymn may be over 100 years old, but still these words ring true – “O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.”
Hallelujah – This is my Father’s World!

This is my Father’s world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world
The battle is not done
Jesus who died shall be satisfied
And earth and Heav’n be one

This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King: let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let earth be glad!

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock (1901)
Tune: TERRA BEATA
This Is My Father’s World Lyric Video – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Sabbath Rest – He Will Hold Me Fast

How wonderful to know that even when my faith is dim, He will hold me fast!

When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

Chorus:
He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

CHORUS

For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When he comes at last

 

Music video by Keith & Kristyn Getty performing He Will Hold Me Fast. (C) 2016 Getty Music Label, LLC