A Hymn of Praise

20120224-151030.jpg If I could play my guitar, I’d want to sing a few verses of a few songs with you in praise and thanks to God for His blessings. So if you’ll allow me to “lead worship” via writing, here are the lyrics, but feel free to sing along. These first two we sang at Caleb’s funeral. Although I didn’t get many words out through my tears, I had hope that the words were true But today I sing them knowing their truth, and clinging to God.

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

I’m so glad I learned to trust Him, Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that He is with me, Will be with me to the end.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust You!
How I’ve proved You o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust You more!

Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Blessed Be Your Name
Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your glorious name

Desert Song
And I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the desert, When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need, My God is the God who provides

And this is my prayer in the fire, In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

And I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, oh Lord
I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, oh Lord

This is my prayer in the harvest, When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again, The seed I’ve recieved I will sow

And I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

“I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him.” Psalm 40:1-3

Thank You Lord for hearing our cries, for being faithful and near to us. Lord You are always worthy of our praise and we exalt You today over everything else in our lives. Over our fears and worries, over our families and friends, over the happiness and blessings in our lives, we exalt You, knowing You are greater than all else. You alone are worthy of all our praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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2 thoughts on “A Hymn of Praise

  1. Music sure has a way of soothing the soul. I can’t wait to hear my Debbie play her guitar again. Thanks for posting all the words to these beautiful songs. Love you so much, Mom

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