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Here are songs I have submitted to Stan Blair

for possible inclusion in upcoming SMF recordings

Ralph Merrifield
 

SwordGrip Old Testament - Vol. 1

 


 

Hear, O Israel

Deuteronomy 6:4-6  (ESV)

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Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your might. (repeat)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

And these words that I command you
today shall be on your heart,
shall be on your heart. (repeat)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Deuteronomy chapter 6:4 through 6

 

The Lord Bless You

Numbers 6:24-26  (ESV)

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The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His to face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
and be gracious to you;

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you
and give you peace.
and give you peace.

Numbers chapter 6:24 through 26


Ruth's Song

Ruth 1:16-17  (ESV)

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Ruth 1:16 and 17.  but Ruth said,

“Do not urge me to leave you or to return
from following you.
For where you go I will go,
and where you lodge I will lodge. (repeat)

Your people shall be my people,
and your God my God.
Your people shall be my people,
and your God my God. (chorus)

Where you die I will die,
and there will I be buried. 
May the Lord do so to me
and more also if anything but
death parts me from you.”

“Do not urge me to leave you or to return
from following you.
For where you go I will go,
and where you lodge I will lodge. (repeat)

For where you go I will go,
and where you lodge I will lodge." 

 

Yours, O Lord, Is The Greatness

I Chronicles 29:11-13  (ESV)

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Yours, O Lord, is the greatness
and the power and the glory
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness
and the victory and the majesty,

for all that is in the heavens
and in the earth is yours.
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and
you are exalted as head above all.
exalted as head above all. (chorus)

Both riches and honor come from you,
and you rule over all. 
In your hand are power and might,
and in your hand it is to make great
and to give strength to all. (chorus)

for all that is in the heavens
and in the earth is yours.
and now we thank you, our God,
and praise your glorious name,
praise your glorious name,
praise your glorious name.

 

Blessed Be The Lord

1 Kings 8:56-58  (ESV)

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Blessed be the Lord who has given rest
to His people Israel,
according to all that He promised. 
Not one word has failed

of all His good promise,
which He spoke by Moses His servant.
The Lord our God be with us,
as He was with our fathers. (repeat)

May He not leave us or forsake us, 
that He may incline our hearts
to Him, to walk in all His ways
and to keep His commandments,

His statutes, and His rules,
which He commanded our fathers.
1 Kings 8:56 through 58

 

My Redeemer

Job 19:25-27 (ESV)

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For I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and at the last He will stand upon the earth.
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last He will stand upon the earth.

And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I shall see God,
And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I shall see God,

whom I shall see for myself,
    and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
    whom I shall see for myself,
My heart faints within me!

(repeat to beginning)

Job 19:25 through 27

 

If My People

2 Chronicles 7:14-16  (ESV)

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If my people who are called by my name 
humble themselves, and pray
and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven
and will forgive their sin
then I will hear from heaven
and heal their land. 

Now my eyes will be open
and my ears attentive
to the prayer that is made
in this place. (chorus)

For now I have chosen and consecrated
this house that my name may be there
forever. My eyes and my heart
will be there for all time.
(Verse 1,  Chorus)


Blessed Is The Man

Psalm 1:1-3  (ESV)

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Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
the law of the Lord, his delight
and on his law he meditates
he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers. (repeat)

In all that he does, he prospers.
In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1: 1 through 3

 

Create In Me

Psalm 51:10-12  (ESV)

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Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Your presence, and
    take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Cast me not away from Your presence, and
    take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Cast me not away from Your presence, and
    take not your Holy Spirit from me.

 

I Will Bless The Lord

Psalm 34:1-3  (ESV)

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I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together!
magnify the Lord with me 

(repeat to beginning)

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together!
magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord, 
magnify the Lord with me.

magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord,
magnify the Lord with me 


May He Be Like Rain

Psalm 72:6-8  (ESV)

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May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!
May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!

In his days may the righteous flourish,
the righteous flourish and peace abound.
In his days may the righteous flourish,
till the moon be no more!
till the moon be no more!

May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth!
May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth!

 

I Am The Lord Your God

Exodus 20:1-3  (ESV)

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Exodus 20:1-3,
And God spoke all these words, saying,

“I am the Lord your God,
I am the Lord your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of slavery.
(repeat)

You shall have no other gods
You shall have no other gods
You shall have no other gods
before me.

I am the Lord your God,
I am the Lord your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of slavery."

 

Serve The Lord

1 Samuel 12:20-22  (ESV)

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1 Samuel 12:20-22   And Samuel said to the people,

“Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil.
Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord,

but serve the Lord, serve the Lord, 
serve the Lord with all your heart. 

And do not turn aside after empty things
that cannot profit or deliver,
for they are empty. 

but serve the Lord, serve the Lord, 
serve the Lord with all your heart. 

For the Lord will not forsake His people, 
for His great name's sake,
because it has pleased the Lord to make you
a people for Himself.

For the Lord will not forsake His people, 
for His great name's sake,
because it has pleased the Lord to make you
a people for Himself.

 

Where Is Your God?

Psalm 42:3-5  (ESV)

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My tears have been my food day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”  “Where is your God?”
(repeat)

These things I remember,
    as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
    and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
    a multitude keeping festival.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,
    praise Him my salvation

My tears have been my food day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”  “Where is your God?”

“Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3-5

 

You Shall Cling

Joshua 23: 8-10  (ESV)

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Joshua 23:8 through 10
Joshua 23:8 through 10

But you shall cling to the Lord your God
just as you have done to this day.
you shall cling to the Lord your God
just as you have done to this day.

For the Lord 
has driven out
before you great
and strong nations. (chorus)

And as for you,
no man has been able
to stand before you
to this day. (chorus)

One man of you
puts to flight a thousand,
since it is the Lord 
your God who fights for you,
just as He promised you. (chorus 2x)

Joshua 23:8 through 10
Joshua 23:8 through 10

 

I Will Be To Him A Father

2 Samuel 7: 14-16  (ESV)

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2 Samuel 7: 14-16

 I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to Me a son.
When he commits iniquity, 
I will discipline him

 I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to Me a son.
When he commits iniquity, 
I will discipline him
with the rod of men,
with the stripes of the sons of men,

but My steadfast love, My steadfast love
will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul,

but My steadfast love, My steadfast love
will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul,
whom I put away from before you.

And your house and your kingdom
shall be made sure
And your house and your kingdom
shall be made sure
forever before me, forever before me.
Your throne shall be established forever.
(repeat)  

 

You Are God Alone

2 Kings 19:17-19 (ESV)

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Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria
have laid waste the nations and their lands 
and have cast their gods into the fire,
for they were not gods, 
but the work of men's hands,
wood and stone.
Therefore they were destroyed. 

So now, O Lord our God, save us,
please, from his hand, 
that all the kingdoms of the earth
may know that You, O Lord,
You are God alone.

You are God alone.
You are God alone.

 

For I Am Holy

Leviticus 11:44-45  (ESV)

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For I am the Lord your God.
Consecrate yourselves therefore,
and be holy, and be holy,
for I am holy. 
and be holy, and be holy,
for I am holy. 

You shall not defile yourselves
with any swarming thing
that crawls on the ground,
crawls on the ground,
for I am holy. 
You shall not defile yourselves
for I am holy. 

For I am the Lord who brought you up
out of the land of Egypt
to be your God, to be your God,
for I am holy. 
You shall therefore be holy,
for I am holy.

You shall therefore be holy,
for I am holy.
Leviticus 11: 44 through 45

 

Then The Lord God

Genesis 2:7-9 ESV

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Genesis 2: verses 7 through 9
Genesis 2: verses 7 through 9

Then the Lord God
formed the man
of dust from the ground
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life,
(repeat)

and the man became a living creature.
And the Lord God planted a garden
in Eden, in the east,
and there He put the man
whom He had formed.
(repeat)

And out of the ground the Lord God
made to spring up every tree
that is pleasant to the sight
and good for food. 
The tree of life was in the
midst of the garden, 
and the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil.
(repeat)

Genesis 2: verses 7 through 9
Genesis 2: verses 7 through 9

 

Do I Not Send You?

Judges 6:14-16  ESV

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And the Lord turned to him and said,
“Go in this might of yours
and save Israel from the hand of Midian; 
do not I send you?”
(repeat)

And he said to him, 
“Please, Lord, how can I save Israel?
Behold, my clan
is the weakest in Manasseh,
and he said to him, 
“Please, Lord, how can I save Israel?
I am the least
in my father's house.” 
(repeat)

And the Lord said to him, 
“But I will be with you,
I will be with you
I will be with you",
And the Lord said to him, 
“But I will be with you
and you shall strike
the Midianites as one man.”
(repeat)

Judges 6, verses 14 through 16
Judges 6, verses 14 through 16

 

I Will Pass Over You

Exodus 12:12-13  ESV

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For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night,
and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt,
both man and beast; and on all the gods
of Egypt I will execute judgments:

I am the Lord, I am the Lord.

The blood shall be a sign for you,
on the houses where you are.
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you,
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you,

I am the Lord, I am the Lord.

and no plague will befall you,
will befall you to destroy you,
When I strike the land of Egypt. I will pass over you.
When I strike the land of Egypt. I will pass over you.

I am the Lord, I am the Lord.
I am the Lord, I am the Lord.
Exodus 12:12 through 13,
Exodus 12:12 through 13

 

The Garden Of Eden

Genesis 3:22-24  ESV

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Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man
has become like one of us
in knowing good and evil,
 good and evil.

Now, lest he reach out his hand 
and take also of the tree,
of the tree of life and eat,
and live forever—” 

therefore the Lord God sent him
out from the garden,
out from the garden of Eden to work,
to work the ground
from which he was taken.
He drove out the man,  

He drove out the man,
and at the east of the garden,
garden of Eden he placed the cherubim
and a flaming sword
that turned every way
to guard the way to the tree of life.
(repeat)

Genesis 3:22 through 24

 

In The Beginning

Genesis 1:1-3  ESV

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In the beginning, God created
the heavens and the earth.
The earth was without form and void,
and darkness was over
the face of the deep. (repeat)

And the Spirit of God,
the Spirit of God
was hovering over the
face of the waters. (repeat)

And God said, “Let there be light”,
and God said, “Let there be light,”
And God said, “Let there be light,”
and there was light. (repeat)

Genesis one, one through three.
Genesis one, one through three

 

 

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