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Sabbath Rest – Almost Home

I’ve been thinking a lot about Heaven lately. So many things to wonder about, to ponder, to anticipate. This song has been rolling around in my head and I thought I’d share it with you. It’s a joyous reminder that we are, as children of the Living God, Almost Home!

This life is just a vapor – We’re almost home
That sun is setting yonder – We’re almost home
Take courage for this darkness – Shall break to dawn
Oh lift your eyes – We’re almost home

Don’t drop a single anchor
We’re almost home
Through every toil and danger
We’re almost home
How many pilgrim saints
Have before us gone
No stopping now
We’re almost home

That promised land is calling
We’re almost home
And not a tear shall fall then
We’re almost home
Make ready now your souls
For that kingdom come
No turning back
We’re almost home

Almost home
We’re almost home
So press on toward
That blessed shore
Oh praise the Lord
We’re almost home

This journey ours together
We’re almost home
Unto that great forever
We’re almost home
What song anew we’ll sing
Round that happy throne
Come faint of heart
We’re almost home

Almost home
We’re almost home
So press on toward
That blessed shore
Oh praise the Lord
We’re almost home

This life is just a vapor
We’re almost home
That sun is setting yonder
We’re almost home
Take courage for this darkness
Shall break to dawn
Oh lift your eyes
We’re almost home

Almost home
We’re almost home
So press on toward
That blessed shore
Oh praise the Lord
We’re almost home

Almost home
We’re almost home
So press on toward
That blessed shore
Oh praise the Lord
We’re almost home

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Matt Boswell / Matt Papa / Lauren Papa

Sabbath Rest – All Hail the King of Heaven

Another new hymn from Matt Papa and Matt Boswell. I think it’s a keeper!

All hail the King of Heaven, Christ the Lord of all
Whom thundering angels circle ‘round, ablaze with awe
Let now the Hallelujah of earth in glad refrain
Ascend the throne, to Him belongs immortal praise

Chorus:
All hail the King of heaven
Creation join together
Let endless praises crown His name
All hail the King of heaven

All hail the Great Redeemer, Who so humbly came
The Lamb of our salvation, o for sinners slain
Let now one loud Hosanna resound from shore to shore
You nations say, “His kingdom reigns, forevermore!”

Let praise of nations rise now as a symphony
To sound the endless wonders of His majesty
Let every heart adore Him, the great and small the same
Through generations ever let His anthem ring!

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Sabbath Rest – Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)

What better way to begin 2022 that with a Psalm!

Psalm 150 (ESV)
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!

Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

Here is Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord) adapted by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

You made the starry hosts
You traced the mountain peaks
You paint the evening sky with wonders
The earth, it is Your throne
From desert to the sea
All nature testifies Your splendor

CHORUS

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Sing His greatness
All creation
Praise the Lord
Raise your voice
You heights and all you depths
From furthest east to west
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord

You reached into the dust
In love, Your Spirit breathed
You formed us in Your very likeness
To know Your wondrous works
To tell Your mighty deeds
To join the everlasting chorus

CHORUS

Let symphonies resound
Let drums and choirs ring out
All heaven hear the sound of worship
Let every nation bring
Its honors to the King
A roar of harmonies eternal

FINAL CHORUS

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Sing His greatness
All creation
Praise the Lord
Raise your voice
You heights and all you depths
From furthest east to west
You distant burning stars
All creatures near and far
From sky to sea to shore
Sing out forevermore
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord

Words and Music by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

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