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What Has Made Me Whole Within? (to the tune of “Nothing But The Blood”)
May 4, 2011, 10:55 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Was thinking this old hymn could do with some revising. Let me know what you think.
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What has washed away our sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What has made us whole within?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh, precious is the flow,
That made us white as snow.
No other fount we know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all our hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
This is all our righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh precious is the flow,
That made us white as snow.
No other fount we know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(just the brothers)
What has taken away our flesh?
Nothing but the cross of Jesus.
What has canceled all our debts?
Nothing but the cross of Jesus.

Oh precious is the flow,
That made us white as snow.
No other fount we know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(just the sisters)
What has disarmed all the powers?
Nothing but the cross of Jesus.
What has triumphed over our foe?
Nothing but the cross of Jesus.

Oh precious is the flow,
That made us white as snow.
No other fount we know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Who has given us our new life?
Nothing but the Son of the Father.
Who is truly one with us?
Nothing but the Son of the Father.

Oh precious is the flow,
That made us white as snow.
No other fount we know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.



We Surrender All
December 12, 2010, 11:19 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

As we met together this morning at a brother and sister’s home we were singing to the Lord and as we sang “I surrender all” I thought how the words seemed to be very individual focused and was prompted to rewrite it, the body of Christ surrendering to His headship.

I rearranged some of the words and with the body together we sang it a couple times and worked out some of wording so that it would flow better together. Some of the words do not rhyme, but apart from that think it works.

It is to the tune of “I Surrender All.” This song is dedicated to Christ and His body, which He is head.

We Surrender All
(to the tune “I Surrender All”)

All to Jesus we surrender, all to Him we freely give;
We will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.

Chorus:
We surrender all, we surrender all;
All to Thee, our blessed Savior,
We surrender all.

All to Jesus we surrender, humbly at His feet we bow;
All the old man laid asi’de, put on Jesus, our true life.

All to Jesus we surrender, make us, Savior, Thy true rest.
U’ ni’ ty of Holy Spirit, being eager to preserve.

All to Jesus we surrender, Lord, we give ourselves to Thee;
Walking in Thy love and power, Jesus dwelling in side us.



A Proclamation: To the People of God (A Psalm to be Read)
November 17, 2010, 3:29 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

My hand at putting some words by Kat Huff to the a tune for the body of Christ. After trying it out it seems better to be read as a psalm than sung as a song!

A Proclamation: To the People of God
Words by Kathy Marie Huff
(to the tune of “Let it Snow”)

Together, we are to be One
The Sons of God, Ecclesia
Expressing our Lord Jesus
Every moment of existence

Let’s turn around now and see Him
Not on His things we admire
But focus on Jesus Christ
Unite in Life, not in religion

The Dwelling place of the Father
Living in Him with one another
He is our Head our body life
We are the Bride of Glory

United as God’s free people
The Body of light a Fam’ly
People of God see Him as One
B-y One, f-or One, and in One 



“The New Man,” words arranged by John S. Wilson III
October 16, 2010, 2:26 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Led to write some words about Christ and His bride and Journey’s song “Open Arms” came to mind. Using Ephesians and Colossians and the tune of “Open Arms” this is what came out. Have tried singing it to Open Arms and think it fits, fun!

Living inside us, never to leave
Blessed with all blessings in Christ
Asking to know You, our mind is Yours
Bearing with one another in love
His peace rules in our hearts
Christ is our life
His family and body

Chorus:
God raised us up with Christ, seated in h’vn
Open to grace, open to Your love
God loves us so, with His great love
Looking to see Your life living in us
The New Man

Setting our hearts on th’ings above
Not on earthly things that are dead
Wanting more of You, bearing our cross
How much we want You to dwell

Come now brothers, sisters
Christ revealed in love
Yes, our everything

Chorus:
God raised us up with Christ, seated in h’vn
Open to grace, open to Your love
God loves us so, with His great love
Looking to see Your life living in us
The New Man

Words arranged by John S. Wilson III



“How He Loves” by David Crowder Band
October 10, 2010, 2:13 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

And we are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

That He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

http://www.onlylyrics.com/hits.php?grid=11&id=1034792



“The Ecclesiastes Project” by Mark Van Hoeven
October 6, 2010, 2:34 am
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Some great music by Mark Van Hoeven, titled “The Ecclesiastes Project.” Go to his website and listen! http://markvh.com/



Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)
August 28, 2010, 7:05 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

I really love singing this song to the Lord, and now especially in our organic church group. Heard it sung at a Promise Keepers conference way back when. Joseph Garlington does a great job singing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rl45JnnRSw

Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear), by Graham Kendrick

All I once held dear, built my life upon,
All this world reveres and wars to own;
All I once thought gain I have counted loss,
Spent and worthless now compared to this.

CHORUS:
Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing.
You’re my all, You’re the best,
You’re my joy, my righteousness,
And I love You Lord.

Now my heart’s desire is to know You more,
To be found in You and know as Yours,
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All surpassing gift of righteousness

Oh to know the power of Your risen life,
And to know You in Your sufferings;
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
So with You to live and never die.

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More Precious Than Silver
August 28, 2010, 6:41 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

I will always remember my daughter Eva singing the first verse of this song to my wife and I when she was about 5-6 years old. Another great song that we sing a’cappella in our organic church group. It is somewhat modified from the words by Lynn Deshazo. Not sure who wrote the modified words in the second verse.

Lord, you are, more precious than silver
Lord, you are, more costly than gold
Lord, you are, more beautiful than diamonds
And nothing I desire compares with you.

Lord, your love, is deeper than oceans
Lord, your love, is wider than seas
Lord, your love, encompasses your people
There’s nothing I want more inside of me.

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/moreprecious.html



Our Awesome God
August 28, 2010, 6:01 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

This is a song that I modified, from Rich Mullins chorus, for our ekklesia. It has been really neat to be able to sing it together a’cappella! The younger brothers and sisters who meet at my middle school in the mornings before school begins really enjoy singing it as well.

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, pow’r and love
Our God is an awesome God

(just the brothers)
Our God is so Wonderful
He reigns within each of us
With wisdom, pow’r and love
Our God is so Wonderful

(just the sisters)
Our God is so Beautiful
He reigns through His Lovely Bride
With wisdom, pow’r and love
Our God is so Beautiful

Our God is a gracious God
He reigns through us, His Body
With wisdom, pow’r and love
Our God is a gracious God

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, pow’r and love
Our God is an awesome God.

(repeat)

http://www.christianlyricsonline.com/artists/rich-mullins/awesome-god.html



“Revelation Song” by Jennie Riddle
August 28, 2010, 5:22 pm
Filed under: 1B Favorite Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven’s Mercy Seat
[Repeat 2x]

(Chorus)
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You…!
Yeah!

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,
Yeah

(Chorus)
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore You!
Yeah!

Filled with wonder,
Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is Power
Breath, and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery
Yeah…

(Chorus)
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore You!

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come,
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore YOU…

(Chorus) (Repeat at a cappella)

Come up lift up His Name
To the King of Kings…
We will adore YOU Lord…
King of heaven and earth
King Jesus, King Jesus
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya!
Majesty, awestruck Honor
And Power and Strength and Dominion
To You Lord,
To the King, to King
To the King of Glory

(Singer: Kari Jobe) http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=c455e06ebd06647fc4de

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/gateway_worship/#share

http://www.praisecharts.com/live/articles/145/1/The-Story-Behind-Revelation-Song-/Page1.html