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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

Sabbath Celebration – The Power of the Cross

HE IS RISEN!!! HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!
The Day is almost done, but the words ring loud and clear! He has risen, just as HE said! Oh, the Power of the Cross!

The Power of the Cross

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought,
Ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
“Finished!” the vict’ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

FINAL CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.


The Power of the Cross
Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Sung by Kristyn Getty
Video by Rachel Hamilton

Sabbath Rest – Sing We the Song of Emmanuel

This may not be on your list of favorite and familiar Christmas Carols – yet!
Hope you enjoy this new Christmas Hymn-
Sing We The Song Of Emmanuel
Song by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, and Matt Papa

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

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
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria

Sabbath Rest – His Mercy is More!

I fell in love with this hymn when I was watching the Getty Family Hymn-sings during the pandemic, so I was happy to find this video with children singing!
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!


His Mercy Is More from the Getty Kids project – Family Hymn Sing at GettyMusic.com
Words and Music by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa.

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
So much more

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
So much more!

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Sabbath Rest – Father’s Day Thoughts


Ah, Father’s Day. So many emotions are wrapped up in this day – longing (my dad passed away in 1999), joy (seeing our boys become wonderful Dads), thankfulness (for the Dad my children had),  hope (seeing this next generation learn how to be a good Dad from their fathers) and maybe even some regrets (thing left unsaid, bridges not mended). Gary has long said to our boys – “I hope I did a better job being a Dad than my father, and I pray you will do a better job than I did.” That has long been our prayer!
As I was searching for a hymn on this Father’s Day, I kept coming back to the Getty Family Weekly Hymn Sing. This week’s video (though a little longer) was especially tender, so if you have time time I recommend watching it through. But even if you only watch it through their first song, I pray you’ll be blessed! I’ve included the lyrics for that first song – His Mercy is More. I’m so thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves us with a love that “remembers no wrongs we have done”.

 


What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
So much more

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
So much more!

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Source: Musixmatch