Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!

 

LYRICS TO
"I AM PERSUADED"

 

Bringing The Presence Of Jesus 

Bringing the presence of Jesus to the world
Bringing the presence of Jesus in this place
Bringing the presence of Jesus
to a lost and longing people
Bringing His love, bringing His truth and grace

Jesus, King of the Nations
Mighty Lord of Creation
Holy Light of Salvation
Precious Lamb of God

We are the presence of Jesus to the world
We are the presence of Jesus in this place
We are the presence of Jesus
to a lost and longing people
We are His love, we are His truth and grace

Jesus, King of the Nations
Mighty Lord of Creation
Holy Light of Salvation
Precious Lamb of God

 

Face To Face

Face to face, heart to heart,
You and I precious Lord.
In this quiet place apart, together.
Let the world pass us by
as we share of our lives.
Joy of joys, side by side
We'll be forever!

 

Faithful Is The Lord
Two part round

Faithful is the Lord
Faithful is the Lord
More faithful than the rising sun
In the morning, in the morning

Great is Your love
Steadfast Your love
Grateful are we
Your servants, Your servants

 

Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord 

Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord
Hallelujah, death is no more
Hallelujah, hope is restored
Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord

1. He was dead in the grave
And all hope had vanished away
He arose; He’s alive
And I’m ready to shout it on high

2. I was dead in my sins
Bound for hell and darkness within
By His love, I’m alive
Heaven’s gates are opened wide

3. We’re alive in the Son
Longing for the day He will come
In a flash, trumpet blast
Christ the Victor will raise us at last !

 

How Awesome Is This Place 
Being overwhelmed in God's presence
(based on Genesis 28:12-17)


I see angels ascending, descending
on a stairway from heaven to earth.
At the top stands the Lord, God of Abr’ham.
He is mighty.

How awesome is this place, dear Father.
How beautiful the house of God.
You're present at the gate of heaven,
it is good to be near. It is good to be here.
How awesome is this place, oh Lord

I feel blessings ascending, descending
on the hearts and the prayers of the saints.
Through this fellowship, sweet, comes His pleasure.
He is lovely !  (chorus)

To the Ancient of Days be the honor.
He is worthy alone to be praised.
We will sing through the ages in Glory
" You are holy !! "  (chorus)

 

How Beautiful You Are
(From Song Of Solomon)

I will rejoice in you and be glad, oh so glad
I will delight in your presence, how beautiful you are
With such great excitement my spirit arises
To hear Your sweet voice
I belong to You beloved,
and You are mine

How beautiful you are I just can't get enough
Day after day and moment by moment
I desire more of your love (repeat to beginning)

 

How Blessed Is The Man
(a sanctified blues rendition of Psalm 1)

Don't walk with the wicked,  don't sit with the scoffer
Don't stand with the sinner,  they've nothin' to offer

How blessed is the man,
how blessed is the man
Who puts his trust in
the Law of the Lord

He is like a tree planted by water
Bears fruit in it's season, it's leaf never withers (chorus)

In all that he does the righteous will prosper
Not so for the wicked, they're headin' for disaster (chorus)


 

How Precious Is Your Love 
Key of D, delighting in God's love and favor,
written with Gerrit Gustafson

How precious is Your love, oh God
We take refuge in the shelter of Your wings
We drink our fill from Your river of delight
You are the Fountain of Life (repeat)
How precious is Your love

Your love extends to the heavens
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies
Your righteousness, like majestic mountains
Your judgments, so deep, so wise (chorus) 
How precious is Your love
How precious is Your love

 

I Am Persuaded
(Romans 8: 38-39)

I am persuaded nothing shall separate us
from the wonderful love of God which is in Christ Jesus

Life or death?  Principalities?
Height or depth? No, none of these !! (chorus)

Angels or powers?  Some created thing?
The present or the future?  No, none of these !! (chorus)

I am persuaded nothing shall separate us
from the wonderful love of God which is in Christ Jesus
from the wonderful love of God which is in Christ Jesus

 

I Was Glad
Key of C to D -  the joy of entering His courts
Written with my friend, Sarah


1. I was glad when they said 
    "let us go to the house of the Lord"
    I was glad when they said 
    "let us go to the house of the Lord". Here is ---

Peace, hope, joy, love
Strength, pow'r, grace

I was glad when they said 
 "let us go to the house of the Lord".

2. All the days of my life how I long 
    for the courts of the King... For His -----

3. When the Master appears in the clouds 
    then the angels will sing... Of His -----

4. Soon forever in heaven with saints 
    I will lift up His name... He is -----

 

I Will Pour Out My Spirit

I will pour out my Spirit in those days
on all mankind
and your sons and daughters will prophecy
Your old men will dream dreams
Your young men will see visions
I will pour out my Spirit in those days
I will pour out my Spirit in those days

I will display wonders in the sky
and on the earth columns of smoke, blood and fire
Great and awesome will be the signs,
My presence and My power

I will pour out my Spirit in those days
on all mankind
and your sons and daughters will prophecy
Your old men will dream dreams
Your young men will see visions
I will pour out my Spirit in those days
I will pour out my Spirit in those days

 

I'm Grateful For The Cross

Lord, I'm grateful for the cross
Cruel cross that has set me free
Liberated through Your sacrifice
Death secured for me eternal life
Undeserving and unclean, 
but Lord I do receive

Lord, I'm thankful for the blood
Precious blood that You shed for me
Cleansing fountain, wash my sins away
Full atonement for my deepest stains!
Sweet forgiveness, can it be?
Yes, humbly I receive

Lord, I praise You for Your love
Perfect love brings me home at last
Torn, the veil, now I may enter in
I will never be alone again,
Now and for eternity
I joyfully receive

Lord, I'm grateful for the cross
Cruel cross that has set me free
Liberated through Your sacrifice
Death secured for me eternal life
Undeserving and unclean, 
but Lord I do receive

Liberated through Your sacrifice
Death secured for me eternal life
Undeserving and unclean, 
but Lord I do receive

 

 

I'm Plantin' A Seed

I'm plantin' a seed, way down deep in the earth
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow

Chorus:
Maybe in a week, maybe in a year
My little seedling will appear
Spreadin' out it's branches, sinkin' down it's roots
Bearing lots of healthy fruit.

I'm waterin' my seed, that's way down deep in the earth
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow (chorus)

I'm prayin' for my seed, that's way down deep in the earth
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow
When's it gonna come up? I don't know.
Only the Lord can make it grow (chorus)

 

 

In My Father's Hands

My Father’s way may twist and turn, my heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul I’m glad I know, He doesn’t make mistakes
My cherished plans may go astray, my hopes may fade away,
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead, 'tis He Who knows the way  (chorus)

CHORUS:

I will praise Him for the dry times
I will praise Him through the rains
From the darkest night to the brightest morning
Blessed be His name
I will cling to Him in trials
I will hide beneath His wings
For by faith I know He’ll never leave me.
Safely I’ll remain...  in My Father’s hands

Tho’ night be dark and it may seem that day will never break;
I’ll pin my faith, my all in Him. He doesn’t make mistakes
There’s so much now I cannot see, My eyesight’s far too dim;
But come what may, I’ll simply trust and leave it all to Him. (chorus)

My Father’s way may twist and turn, my heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul I’m glad I know, He doesn’t make mistakes
For by and by the mist will lift and plain it all He’ll make,
Through all the way, tho’ dark to me, He made not one mistake. (chorus)

FINAL CHORUS:

I will praise You for the dry times
I will praise You through the rains
From the darkest night to the brightest morning
Blessed be Your name
I will cling to You in trials
I will hide beneath Your wings
For by faith I know You’ll never leave me.
Safely I’ll remain in My Father’s hands

 

Let Us Draw Near

Let us draw near with confidence 
to the throne of grace
that we may receive mercy
and may find grace to help
in times of need

Let us draw near with confidence 
to the throne of grace
that we may receive mercy
and may find grace to help
in times          
in times
in times of need


 

Let Us Go

Let us go (let us go)
Let us press on to know the Lord
His going forth is as certain as the dawn
And He will come to us like the rain
Like the Spring rain watering the earth (repeat)

Let us return (let us return)
To the Lord (to the Lord)
He will heal us (He will heal us)
He will bandage our wounds
He'll revive us (He'll revive us)
And He'll raise us up (He'll raise us up)
That we might live before Him

(repeat to beginning)

 

Make Your Way Clearer 

Make Your way clearer, help me to know
How You are leading, where I should go
I need much wisdom on what to do
Make Your way clearer, I'll follow You

Your will is perfect, Your plans are good
I trust completely Your strength and love

Make Your way clearer, help us to know
How You are leading, where we should go
We need much wisdom on what to do
Make Your way clearer, we'll follow You

Your will is perfect, Your plans are good
We trust completely Your strength and love

Make Your way clearer, help us to know
How You are leading, where we should go
We need much wisdom on what to do
Make Your way clearer, we'll follow You
Make Your way clearer, we'll follow You

 

Mighty And Awesome

Mighty and awesome,
faithful and good
Gracious, compassionate,
righteous and just (repeat)

So slow to anger,
abounding in love
You're such a great
and forgiving God

So slow to anger,
abounding in love
You're such a great
and forgiving God

 

Now Our God

Now our God we give thanks to You
For all the things You have done
You've shown Your grace 
in so many ways
Your mercy and kindness and power

We thank You, thank You, 
thank You Lord
We thank You, thank You, 
thank You Lord

2. Love
3. Praise

 

Pleasing In Your Sight

(based on Psalm 19:14)

May the words of my mouth (may the words of my mouth)
be pleasing in Your sight (be pleasing in Your sight)
the meditation of my heart (the meditation of my heart)
be pleasing in Your sight (be pleasing in Your sight)


O Lord (o Lord), my Rock (my Rock)
and my Redeemer (and my Redeemer)
May all that I do, all that I think
all that I own, all that I dream
bring honor to You and be pleasing in Your sight
bring honor to You and be pleasing in Your sight

 

Speak Lord 

Speak Lord, for your servants are listening
Speak Lord, all that we need to hear
through Your Word, Your children, 
Your still, small voice
Please speak Lord, hear our prayer
 

Speak Lord, for your servants are listening
Speak Lord, all that You need to say
through Your Word, Your children, 
Your still, small voice
Please speak Lord, we will obey

through Your Word, Your children, 
Your still, small voice
Please speak Lord, we will obey

 

The Baby Of Bethlehem 
(from Luke 2, Matt 1-2, John 1, Isaiah, Revelations)
Key of C to D, a brand new Christmas carol,
focusing on the overwhelming gift
God gave to us through Jesus


Anointed One, Messiah, Lord
Savior, Christ, Good News, Great Joy
Eternal God, now dwelling with man
The Baby of Bethlehem, the Baby of Bethlehem

Immanuel, the Father's Son
Shepherd, Ruler, Mighty One
Descended to Earth, according to plan
The Baby of Bethlehem, the Baby of Bethlehem

BRIDGE:
With angels we sing Your glory
With shepherds we give God praise
With wisemen we come before You
To worship You all our days

The Word, now flesh, in Him is life
One and Only, shining Light
Full grace and truth, we now understand
The Baby of Bethlehem, the Baby of Bethlehem

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Wonderful Couns'lor, King of Kings
No end there will be to Your increase
The Baby of Bethlehem,
the Baby of Bethlehem (bridge)

Alpha and Omega, Master and Friend
God's all in all, Forgiver of sin
Creator, Designer, Beginning and End
The Baby of Bethlehem, the Baby of Bethlehem

All glory, honor, blessing and strength
Wisdom and power, mercy and grace
Past, present and future contained in his hands
The Baby of Bethlehem, the Baby of Bethlehem
The Baby of Bethlehem

 

The Covenant 

This is the covenant I will make
with My children of Israel
I will put My Laws within their minds
and write them on their hearts

This is the covenant I will make
with My children of Israel
They will be My people
and I will be their God (repeat to beginning)

They will be My people
and I will be their God

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven

Our Father which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever, Amen

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever, Amen

Amen, Amen

 

The Mission 

We're a God-exalting community
who seeks and saves the lost
Strengthening saints to maturity,
then sending them to the world

In speech, in life, in love,
and faith and in purity
Please help us Father play our part
in shaping history

May You be exalted Master
Glorify Your holy name
Let Your Spirit flow through us
Each and every single day

 

To The Rock 
(from Psalm 61: 2-4)

To the Rock, lead me to the Rock
that’s higher than I
to the Rock, lead me to the Rock
that’s higher than I
for You have been my refuge
in times of need
to the Rock, lead me to the Rock
that’s higher than I

2. In Your tent, let me dwell
in your tent forever...

3. Under Your wings, let me hide
under Your wings for shelter...

 

Trust In The Eternal Rock

You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is stayed on Thee
because he trusts in You
because he trusts in You   (repeat)

Trust in the Lord forever
for the Lord, He is the Rock Eternal
Trust in the Lord forever
Trust in the Eternal Rock  (repeat)

 

We Enter The Holy Place 

We enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus
By a new and living way through the veil
And since we have a Great Priest over the house of God
Let us draw near

Let us draw near with a sincere heart
Let us hold the confession of our hope
Let us now consider how to encourage 
one another to good deeds and love

We enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus
By a new and living way through the veil
And since we have a Great Priest over the house of God
Let us draw near, oh
Let us draw near, oh
Let us draw near
 

You Gave Us Hope 

You gave us hope when You sent Your Son
True hope, perfect hope, pure hope
Into the darkness, Jesus has come
True hope, perfect hope, pure hope

Let Your light shine through us
to the nations
Let Your light shine through us
to the world,  for 

You gave us hope when You sent Your Son
True 
hope, perfect hope, pure hope

2. Joy   3. Peace   4. Love


You Have Shown Your Kindness
 

You have shown Your kindness in so many ways
Your tenderness and mercies, day after day
And though I am unworthy and I fail more than I should
Still You are good

You are good, much more than I deserve
You are good, I could never earn
The favor and acceptance that was purchased by Your blood
Lord You are good

 

Your Grace 
(rejoicing in His grace, love and power)

Your grace is new every morning
Your grace is fresh every day
Your grace, my constant companion
Your wonderful grace never fails (repeat)
It is firm, it is strong
It is hope in the storm
It is comfort when trials abound
At the end of the day
I'll be singing the praise
Of Your grace, of Your love, of Your power

2. Love           3. Power

 

Yours Is The Greatness 

Yours is the greatness
Yours is the power
Yours is the glory alone.
The majesty and splendor
The wealth and the honor
The strength and the wisdom, O Lord

You are exalted as head over all
Praise to Your glorious name
Everything in heaven and earth is Yours
Forever Your kingdom will reign,
You reign. You reign ! You reign !!
(repeat to beginning)

 

All Songs Copyright Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581
(with the exception of "Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord",
Copyright 2001, Stephen M. Misarski

 

 

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