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Sabbath Rest – Sing We The Song of Emmanuel

Another new(ish) Christmas Hymn! Enjoy~

Sing we the song of Emmanuel
This the Christ who was long foretold
Lo in the shadows of Bethlehem
Promise of dawn now our eyes behold.
God Most High in a manger laid
Lift your voices and now proclaim
Great and glorious, Love has come to us
Join now with the hosts of heaven

Come we to welcome Emmanuel
King who came with no crown or throne
Helpless He lay, the Invincible
Maker of Mary, now Mary’s son
O what wisdom to save us all
Shepherds, sages, before Him fall
Grace and majesty, what humility
Come on bended knee, adore Him

Go spread the news of Emmanuel
Joy and peace for the weary heart
Lift up your heads, for your King has come
Sing for the Light overwhelms the dark
Glory shining for all to see
Hope alive, let the gospel ring
God has made a way, He will have the praise
Tell the world His name is Jesus

Matt Boswell, Matt Papa and Stuart Townend Copyright © 2015 2015 Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Song Solutions www.songsolutions.org) / Townend Songs (Admin. by Song Solutions www.songsolutions.org) / Love Your Enemies Publishing

Sabbath Rest – Oh Give Thanks!

Tis the season – for giving thanks! Enjoy this new hymn from the Matt Boswell/Matt Papa writing team!

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to the Father, spring of life, Lord of love
The bountiful, fount of all provision
Come rejoice in his goodness, count each blessing that comes
From Heav’n to Earth, now from Earth to Heaven

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks unto Jesus, sing of his saving love
The bread of life, broken for redemption
How He carried the cross to make us daughters and sons
Exalted now, the King of our salvation

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to the spirit, fire of joy, bond of love
O breath of God, help our hearts remember
Purge our pride with your kindness, plant this song deep in us
For all the gifts, greater is the giver

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

To the giver of all, give thanks
To the giver of all, give thanks

O Give Thanks · Matt Boswell · Matt Papa
Almost Home – The Hymns Of Matt Boswell And Matt Papa
℗ 2021 Getty Music Label, LLC
Released on: 2021-09-10

Sabbath Rest – Before You I Kneel (A worker’s prayer)

We’re heading back to our SOWER work after spending most of this summer up at our beloved Vermont Cabin. We’ve soaked in that beauty and surrounded ourselves with family. It’s been truly a gift. But it’s time to get back to work! This song come up on my Pandora play list this morning, and it seemed so very fitting. May this always be our prayer….

Before You I kneel, my Master and Maker,
To offer the work of my hands.
For this is the day You’ve given Your servant;
I will rejoice and be glad
For the strength I have to live and breathe,
For each skill Your grace has given me,
For the needs and opportunities
That will glorify Your great name.

Before You I kneel and ask for Your goodness
To cover the work of my hands.
For patience and peace to shape all my labor,
Your grace for thorns in my path.

Flow within me like a living stream,
Wear away the stones of pride and greed
‘Til Your ways are dwelling deep in me
And a harvest of life is grown.

Before You we kneel, our Master and Maker;
Establish the work of our hands.
And order our steps to seek first Your kingdom
In every small and great task.
May we live the gospel of Your grace,
Serve Your purpose in our fleeting days,
Then our lives will bring eternal praise
And all glory to Your great name.

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Keith Getty / Stuart Townend / Kristyn Getty / Jeffrey J. Taylor


 

Sabbath Rest – Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Did you have a good LORD’s Day? Ours was a delight! We celebrated the birthday of one of us ‘seniors’, and trust me – we never take those for granted! (no pictures – we’re old and we forgot!)
We watched two sweet boys play in the pond, Untitled

and were graced with an appearance of a Barred Owl in a tree near the pond. I’ve never seen an owl in the daytime here at the cabin, so it was very exciting! (Sorry for the less-than-great photo. My iPhone camera can only zoom in so far….)
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Can you spot him? He’s lookin’ right atcha! Whoo cooks for you…
But a very special part of the day was reflecting on the Wondrous Mystery of His ‘grace unmeasured, love untold”.

VERSE 1
Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

VERSE 2
Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

VERSE 3
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

VERSE 4
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

– Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker, Matt Papa 2013

Sabbath Rest – He Will Hold Me Fast

He will hold me fast. He’ll not let my soul be lost – His promises shall last!
What wonderful promises to hold on to (but so very thankful He’s holding on to me!)

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


Sung and performed by members of the music ministry at Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO.
Song Information:
Intro from ‘Finlandia’, Jean Sibelius
Lyrics by Ada Habershon (v. 1-2)
Additional Lyrics by Matt Merker (alt words v. 1-2, v. 3)
Music by Matt Merker
Arrangement by Paul Campbell
Copyright 2013 Getty Music Publishing and Matt Merker/BMI