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Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!!

Over the years, the Lord has given me around 1600 Scripture-based choruses.
70% of these were beneficial in helping me develop the craft of songwriting, but will
mercifully remain buried in a stack of cassettes and notebooks in my music room.
Included in this index are 500 or so that might be useful in the Lord's service.

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Song Index (I - R)

RECORDINGS
BB = Body Builders (1979)
IKH = In The Knowledge Of Him (1991)
BCL = Before The Coming Lord (1992)
SNH = Songs Of New Hope
(public worship songs, compiled 1992)
LAA = Lord Of All Ages (songs for kids, compiled 1993)
CF = Closest Friends (1993)
WDG = We Declare Your Glory (1994)
QM =  Quieter Moments (peaceful songs of reflection, compiled 1995)
NWG = New Works Of Grace (1999)
IAP = I Am Persuaded (2008)
SFS = Songs From The Sanctuary (2016)
TSL = This Season Of Life #1 (2014-2017)
TSL2 = This Season Of Life #2 (2018-2019)
RED = Redeemed !! (2018)
STS   = Singing The Scriptures #1 (2018)
STS2 = Singing The Scriptures #2 (2018-2019)
STS3 = Singing The Scriptures #3 (2019)
STS4 = Singing The Scriptures #4 (2019)
STS5 = Singing The Scriptures #5 (2019)
STS6 = Singing The Scriptures #6 (2019)
STS7 = Singing The Scriptures #7 (2019)
STS8 = Singing The Scriptures #8 (2019)
STS9 = Singing The Scriptures #9 (2019)
STS10 = Singing The Scriptures #10 (2019)
STS11 = Singing The Scriptures #11 (2019)
STS12 = Singing The Scriptures #12 (2019)
WL1   = Words Of Life #1 (2019)
WL2   = Words Of Life #2 (2019)
WL3   = Words Of Life #3 (2019)
WL4   = Words Of Life #4 (2019)
WL5   = Words Of Life #5 (2019)
WL6   = Words Of Life #6 (2019)
WL7   = Words Of Life #7 (2019)
WL8   = Words Of Life #8 (2019)
WL9   = Words Of Life #9 (2019)
WL10  = Words Of Life #10 (2019)
WL11  = Words Of Life #11 (2019)
WL12  = Words Of Life #12 (2019)

RA = Real Audio file
M = MIDI file
MP3 = MP3 file
PDF = PDF Sheet Music

TITLE
DATE
OPENING LINE

RECORDING (S)

I Am A Stranger 2019 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me. STS4, MP3
I Am An Ax 1986, 2016 I am an ax in my Master's hand RED, MP3
I Am Persuaded 1994 I am persuaded nothing can separate us IAP, MP3,  M,  PDF
I Am Satisfied
(verses by Fanny Crosby)
2010 If He, my Lord, is with me still, and I in Him abide, M
I Am The Alpha 2019 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” WL4, MP3
I Am The Bread 2019 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.  WL11, MP3
I Am The Light 2019 John 8:12, Again Jesus spoke to them, saying “I am the light of the world." Jesus said. STS5, MP3
I Am The Lord Your God 2019

Exodus 20:1-3, And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God

STS8, MP3
I Am The Vine 1995 I am the vine, you are the branches SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
I Am The Way 2019 John chapter 14 verse 6.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life... STS9, MP3
I Am With You 2000 I am with You, I will watch over you 
wherever you go (wherever you go)
SFS, MP3
I Am Yours 2019 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. WL8, MP3
I Appeal To You 2019 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ STS12, MP3
I Brought You 2019 I brought you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners STS3, MP3
I Consider My Life 2019 I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race STS10, MP3
I Cry Out To You 2019 Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. WL7, MP3
I Have Called You 2005 I have called you, I have created you SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
I Have Been Crucified 2019 I have  been crucified, I have been crucified, I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live. WL1, MP3
I Have Installed 2019 “I have installed My king on Zion, on Zion, My holy mountain.” I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are My son;  today I have become your Father.
 
WL11, MP3
I Have Loved You 1986 I have loved you with an everlasting love RED, MP3, M,  PDF
I Know 2019 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor. WL4, MP3
I Know That The Lord Is Great 2019 For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases He does, WL4, MP3
I Love Those Who Love Me 2019 I love those who love me... and those who seek me find me. STS9, MP3
I Love You, Lord 1986 I love you, Lord, because You first loved me RED, MP3,  M
I Meditate On Your Precepts 2018 I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways STS2, MP3
I Urge You 2019 I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling STS3, MP3
I Wait For The Lord 1979 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits BB, MP3, M,  PDF
I Was Glad 
(with Sarah Merrifield)
2002 I was glad when they said "Let us go to the house of the Lord" IAP, MP3, M,  PDF
I Will Be To Him A Father 2019 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 WL3, MP3
I Will Bless the Lord 2019 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. STS8, MP3
I Will Give Thanks 2004 I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
I Will Go 1993 I will go where You want me to go CF, MP3,  M,  PDF
I Will Lift Up My Eyes 1991 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains IKH, MP3, M,  PDF
I Will Pass Over You 2019 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, WL6, MP3
I Will Pour Out My Spirit  1993 I will pour out my Spirit in those days IAP, MP3
I Will Put Enmity 2019 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her Seed;
WL1, MP3
I Will Rise 1995 As for me I will watch expectantly for the Lord, I will watch  
I Will Set Him On High 2019 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; SFS3, MP3
I Will Walk 1996 I will walk in the ways of the Lord NWG, MP3, M,  PDF
If Any Of You 2019 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God STS5, MP3
If My People 2019 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray STS8, MP3
If We Confess Our Sins 2018 If we confess our sins, He is faithful STS, MP3
If We Walk In The Light 2004 If we walk in the light, as He is in the light... SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
If You Declare 2019 If you declare with your mouth,
“Jesus is Lord,”
STS7, MP3
If You Love Me 2018 If you love Me, if you love Me
you will obey what I command
STS, MP3
If You Love One Another 2019 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another WL10, MP3
I'm A Child Of The King 2018, 1979 I'm a child of the King, He's my Father, He's my Friend BB, RED, MP3
I'm Grateful For The Cross 2003 Lord, I'm grateful for the cross, cruel cross that has set me free IAP, MP3, M,  PDF
I'm Plantin' A Seed 1992 I'm plantin' a seed, way down deep in the earth IAP, M, MP3
Immanuel 2019 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,  WL2, MP3
In All Things  2019 We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him STS5, MP3
In Bethlehem  2016 In Bethlehem, the Prince of Peace TSL, MP3
In Every Single Situation 1979 In every single situation You put me through BB, BCL, MP3
In Everything I Did 2019 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak, WL11, MP3
In My Father's Hands
(with A.V. Overton)
2008 My Father's way may twist and turn IAP, MP3, M,  PDF
In My Heart  1996 In my heart, rule as Lord SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
In That Day 2019 In that day, in that day the Root of Jesse
will stand as a banner for the peoples;
WL2, MP3
In The Beginning  2019 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  WL6, MP3
In The Beginning God 2019 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. WL11, MP3
In the Knowledge of Him 1991 I pray that the God of Our Lord Jesus IKH, CF, MP3
In The Splendor Of Your Courts 1992 I come, I long, to behold Your beauty CF, RA, M, MP3,  PDF
In The Still, Still Part of The Night 1995 In the still, still part of the night SFS, MP3
In Your Presence 2017 Holy Father, I come before You
to adore You, lovingly behold You
RED, M
Into The Darkness 2015 Into the darkness Light is dawning TSL, M,  MP3,
It Is Done 2019 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. WL2, MP3
It Is Good 2003 It is good to praise the Lord SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
It Is Not Healthy 2019

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

WL5, MP3
Jesus Is The Stone 2019 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ WL7, MP3
Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem 1994 Way down in the land of Judea, oh yeah NWG, MP3, M,  PDF
Jesus Wept 2019 Jesus wept, Jesus wept, Jesus wept John 11:35 SFS3, MP3
Jesus, You're The Way 2014 Jesus, You're the way SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
Jesus, You're The Way (calypso version) 2014 Jesus, You're the way SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
John 3:16 (ESV) 2019 Doodle loodle loo, John 3:16, For God so loved the world, STS10, MP3
John 3:16 Round 2018 For God so loved the world STS, MP3
Joseph, Son Of David 2019 “Joseph son of David, not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. WL12, MP3
Land That Drinks In The Rain 2001 Land that drinks in the rain (Hebrews 6:7) SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
Lead Me To The Rock 2018, 1991 Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I IKH, MP3,  M,  PDF
Learn To Do Right 2019 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. WL3, MP3
Let All God's People Sing His Praise (new lyrics by Merrill Bergstedt) 2007 Let all God's people sing His praise M
Let Anyone Who Is Thirsty 2019 Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.     STS6, MP3
Let Everything That Has Breath 2019 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD    STS4, MP3
Let Love And Faithfulness 2019 My son, do not forget my teaching    STS2, MP3,  M,  PDF
Let Our Adventure Begin  2018 I take you to be my wife, to have and to hold for the rest of my life    TSL2, MP3,  M,  PDF
Let The Little Children Come 2019 Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,  for the kingdom of God STS9, MP3
Let The Morning 2019 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. STS6, MP3
Let The Peace Of Christ  2019 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts STS3, MP3
Let The Wise Listen 2019 Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance WL8, MP3
Let There Be Light 2019 God said, “Let there be light”;  and there was light. STS12, MP3
Let Us Consider 2019

Let us consider how we may spur
one another on toward love and good deeds.

   STS5, MP3
Let Us Draw Near  1995 Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy    IAP, MP3
Let Us Go Into Your Dwelling Place  1995 Let us go into Your dwelling place, let us worship at Your feet, arise oh Lord to your resting place SFS, MP3
Let Us Go  (Hosea 6:1-3) 1993 Let us go (let us go), let us press on to know the Lord IAP, MP3
Let Your Light Shine 
(with Julie Joyner)
2002 Let your light shine before men (2x)   SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
Let Your Light Shine Before Others 2019 Let your light shine before others   STS4, MP3
Let's Just Love The Lord 1976, 2003 Reading the Bible is simple survival to stay on the path that is true M,  PDF
Light, Into Darkness, Has Come 2016 We light this candle, a symbol of hope TSL, MP3, M, PDF
Like A Circle 2019 Like a circle round and round with no beginning and no end TSL2, MP3, PDF
Like a Green Tree 1992 I am like a green tree in the house of God BCL, MP3, M, PDF
Like A Seed 2009 Like a seed pushed under the ground, so we are in You SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
Like A Spring Of Water 2019 The Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places
STS6, MP3
Like Newborn Babies 2019 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up, grow up in your salvation,  WL5, MP3
Like The Rising Sun 1992 Your love is like the rising sun BCL, SNH, MP3, M, PDF
Looking For The Blessed Hope 2019 Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ WL4, MP3
Lord Be Magnified 1995 From the rising of the sun to the place where is goes down  
Lord, We Wait 2001 Lord, we wait for You SFS, MP3
Love Never Fails 2019 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  WL1, MP3
Love One Another 2019 This is My commandment,
that you love one another,
love one another as I loved you.
STS3, MP3
Magnify The Lord With Me 1991 I will bless the Lord at all times IKH, M,   MP3
Make Your Way Clearer  1995 Make your way clearer, help me to know how You are leading, where I should go IAP,  MP3, M, PDF
Many Other Things 2019 Jesus did many other things as well. many other things      WL12, MP3
May God Be Gracious 2003 May God be gracious to us and bless us SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
May He Be Like Rain 2019 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! STS8, MP3
May The Lord Make Your Love Increase 2019 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else STS5, MP3
May You Be Exalted 1992 May You be exalted in my life BCL, LAA, MP3, M,  PDF
Mealtime Prayer (Grace) 1979 For the food set before us BB, MP3
Mercy, Peace and Love 1996 May mercy be magnified to you SFS, MP3
Mighty and Awesome 1995 Mighty and awesome, faithful and good IAP, MP3, M, PDF
Mighty One 1994 Mighty One, holy is Your name, Word of God, full of truth and grace WDG, MP3, M,  PDF
More Of You Lord 1992 More of You Lord, less of me BCL, MP3,   M,  PDF
My Command 2019, 1979 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. STS10, MP3
My Father Can Do Anything 1979 My Father can do anything BB, IKH, MP3, M, PDF
My Flesh And My Heart 2019 My flesh and my heart may fail STS9, MP3 
My God, My Rock 1994 The Lord is my strength and my fortress WDG, MP3
My God Will Meet All Your Needs 2019 My God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of His glory
in Christ Jesus.
 WL6, MP3
My Heart Is Not Lifted Up 2019 O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
STS2, MP3
My Redeemer 2019 For I know that my Redeemer lives,  and at the last he will stand upon  the earth. STS8, MP3
My Sheep Listen 2019 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;     WL11, MP3
My Son (Above All Else) 2018 My son, pay attention to what I say STS2, MP3
My Soul Glorifies The Lord 2019 And Mary said "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, WL12, MP3
My Soul With You 1992 Oh Lord my heart is not proud, nor my eyes lifted up BCL, SNH, CF, RA, MP3, M,  PDF
My Thoughts Are Not Your Thoughts 2019 For my thoughts are not your thoughts    STS3, MP3
New Every Morning 1995 New every morning, fresh every day NWG, MP3, M,  PDF
Not By Might 2001 "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit" says the Lord SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
Now, Israel 2019 Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you STS9, MP3
Now Our God 2000 Now Our God we give thanks to You IAP, MP3, M,  PDF
O Clap Your Hands 1995 O clap your hands all ye people  
O Give Thanks 1993 O give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name  
O Lord, Thou Art My God (KJV) 2019 O Lord, Thou art my God STS2
O Lord, You Are My God (NKJV) 2019 O Lord, You are my God STS2, MP3
O Taste And See 2019, 1986 O taste and see that the LORD is good; STS10, MP3
Of The Greatness 2019 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, WL7, MP3
Oh The Wondrous Cross  (lyrics by Charles Wesley) 1996 When I survey the wondrous cross NWG, RA, MP3, M,  PDF
Oh What A Sight 1974 Oh what a sight on Christmas morning SFS, M,  MP3
On The Seventh Day 2019 Genesis 2:1 through 3, Genesis 2:1 through 3  Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. STS12, MP3
On This Your Birthday 2008 On this your birthday may you be
Filled with laughter, joy and peace
SFS, MP3, M,  PDF
One Thing (ESV) 2019 One thing, one thing have I asked of the Lord. STS12, MP3
One Thing 1989 One thing, just one thing I have asked of the Lord. IKH, MP3, M PDF
Only Jesus Satisfies 1991 Only Jesus satisfies, there's no other I desire.  No one's sweeter, none is higher IKH, MP3, M,  PDF
Open My Eyes 1979, 2008 Open my eyes that I may behold BB, MP3, M,  PDF
Open The Door 2019 Behold, I stand at the door and knock STS3, MP3
Open The Doors 1993 Open the doors You want opened CF, MP3M, PDF
Open The Eyes Of My Heart 1993 Open the eyes of my heart Lord CF, MP3, M, PDF
Our Help 2019 Our help is in the name of the Lord, (Halleluia ) WL6, MP3
Our Welcome Song 2016 In Jesus' name we welcome you TSL, M,  MP3
Paul Planted 1994 Paul planted, Apollos watered SFS, MP3, M, PDF
Peace I Give To You (I Receive) 1996 Peace I give to you (repeat) NWG, MP3, M,  PDF
Pleasing In Your Sight 2004 May the words of my mouth be pleasing in Your sight IAP, MP3, M, PDF
Pleasures Evermore 2019 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy; (2x) At Your right hand are
pleasures forevermore.
WL5, MP3
Praise and Glory (with Johan Komrij) 1994, 2017 Praise and glory, wisdom and thanks WDG, MP3, M,  PDF
Praise Be To The Name 2019 Praise be to the name of God
for ever and ever
      WL6, MP3
Praise The Name Of The Lord  2019 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you  servants of the Lord! WL5, MP3
Praise The Lord 2019

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

WL4, MP3
Praise The Lord ! 2019 Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! WL7, MP3
Praise The Lord, All Nations 1992 Praise the Lord all nations, laud Him all peoples, for His lovingkindness is great BCL, MP3, M,  PDF
Praise God For His Salvation  new lyrics by Merrill Bergstedt 2007 Praise God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit - Three in One!
M
Pray For The Peace 2019 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces."
WL5, MP3
Preach And Testify 2019

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the one

 WL10, MP3
Proclaim The Gospel 2019 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel..." STS5, MP3
Pure Joy 2019 Consider it pure joy, pure joy, my brothers and sisters... whenever you face trials of many kinds, STS9, MP3
Rain Down My Righteousness 2019 You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; (2x) let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, rain down my righteousness WL3, MP3
Remain In Me  2019 Every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful,  WL9, MP3
Remember Me 2018 & 1993 Remember me, O my God, and show mercy to me according to Your great love... RED, SFS, MP3
Repent And Be Baptized 2019 Acts 2:38, Peter replied,  “Repent and be baptized, every one of you  WL10, MP3
Return To Me 2019 This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to Me,’ STS11, MP3
Righteousness and Justice 1994 Righteousness and justice are the foundation WDG, MP3, M,  PDF
Robe Of Righteousness
(dedicated to Wayne Jacobsen)
1993 Feel the robe of righteousness slip around your shoulders CF, MP3, M,  PDF
Romans 4:19-22 1979  And without becoming weak in faith BB, MP3
Romans 6:23 2018 & 1991  For the wages of sin is death STS, M,  PDF
Ruth's Song 2019 Ruth 1:16 and 17.  but Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. STS8, MP3
 


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