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Sabbath Rest – Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

I love it when the hynms we sing in church reach deep into my heart. Oh, the security that we have in Christ – our sure and steady anchor!

Christ the sure and steady anchor
In the fury of the storm
When the winds of doubt blow through me
When my sails have all been torn
In the suffering, in the sorrow
When my sinking hopes are few
I will hold fast to the anchor
It will never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
While the tempest rages on
When temptation claims the battle
And it seems the night has won
Deeper still then goes the anchor
Though I justly stand accused
I will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
Through the ?oods of unbelief
Hopeless somehow, o my soul
Now, lift your eyes to Calvary
This my ballast of assurance
See His love forever proved
I will hold fast to the anchor
It will never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
As we face the wave of death
When these trials give way to glory
As we draw our ?nal breath
We will cross that great horizon
Clouds behind and life secure
And the calm will be the better
For the storms that we endure

Christ the shore of our salvation
Ever faithful ever true
We will hold fast to the anchor
It will never be removed

Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
© 2014 Getty Music Publishing (BMI), Getty Music Songs LLC, Messenger Hymns and Love Your Enemies Publishing (admin. by MusicServices.org) CCLI #7045331

Sabbath Rest – In the Fullness of Time

In the fullness of time – when everything was in perfect position – God sent his only Son to make us His own!

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Ephesians 1:7-10

In the fullness of time God sent His Son
Immanuel, now behold incarnate Love
A virgin and her child, A Savior meek and mild
The star becomes the sign in the fullness of time

Prophets long they foretold the promised dawn
Hail God of God, Light of Light, begotten One
By Whom all things were made, there in a manger laid
Now born to us this night in the fullness of time

Holy, holy, holy moment
God has come to dwell with us
Glory to the Lamb, the great I Am who came
On that night divine
In the fullness of time

Hosts of angels resounded at His birth
And hosts of angels will endless tell His worth
And He shall come again, His kingdom has no end
All things made new, made right in the fullness of time

Holy, holy, holy moment
God has come to dwell with us
Glory to the Lamb, the great I Am who came
On that night divine
In the fullness of time

Holy, holy, holy moment
God has come to dwell with us
Glory to the Lamb, the great I Am

Holy, holy, holy moment
God has come to dwell with us
Glory to the Lamb, the great I Am who came
On that night divine
In the fullness of time

Born to us this night
In the fullness of time
The star became the sign
In the fullness of time

Holy, holy, holy
In a manger lowly
Christ the Son now veiled in flesh
In our humanity
Kingdoms bow before Him
Heav’n and earth adore Him
God here in person
Hail His majesty

Words and Music by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

©2023 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Messenger Hymns (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP) (All adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

Sabbath Rest – Lord Have Mercy on Us

It’s a Sunday evening at the Cabin. The day has been lovely – filled with worship and friends and hugs. And still we need God’s mercy – for what we have done and left undone. How thankful that his mercy is free and new every morning!

For what we have done and left undone
We fall on Your countless mercies
For sins that are known and those unknown
We call on Your name, so holy
For envy and pride, for closing our eyes
For scorning our very neighbor
In thought, word, and deed, we’ve failed You, our King
How deeply we need a Savior (Lord, have mercy)

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

For what You have done, Your life of love
You perfectly lived, we praise You
Though tempted and tried, You fixed Your eyes
You finished the work God gave You
And there on the tree, a King among thieves
You bled for a world’s betrayal
You loved to the end, our merciful friend
How pure and forever faithful

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

For hearts that are cold, for seizing control
For scorning our very Maker
In thought, word, and deed, we’ve failed You, our King
How deeply we need a Savior (Lord, have mercy)

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

… Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

… Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy on us

Lord Have Mercy (Live from Sing) – Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Sandra McCracken
Lyrics – Source: Musixmatch

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 – 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