There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today

There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today
There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright;
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

Chorus
Oh, there’s sunshine, blessed sunshine!
When the peaceful happy moments roll.
When Jesus shows his smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul.

There is music in my soul today,
A carol to my King,
And Jesus listening can hear
The songs I cannot sing.

There is springtime in my soul today,
For when the Lord is near,
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flow’rs of grace appear.

There is gladness in my soul today,
And hope and praise and love,
For blessings which he gives me now,
For joys “laid up” above.

Text: Eliza E. Hewitt, 1851-1920
Music: John R. Sweney, 1837-1899

Who Is Like Unto Thee?

Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them. ~ Exodus 15:10-12
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One of the many memories from my college years, which I fondly recall, is about the sunny morning I sat studying under the cool canopy of trees outside the Students’ Union Center. A member of UCCF passed me by, carrying her bible; she didn’t see me as it seemed she was preoccupied with finding a secluded spot. She ducked into an empty classroom and as I glanced at her from a distance, I saw through the window that she was having her quiet time. She sang passionately, read her bible, and prayed. When she finished, she emerged from the classroom a refreshed, joyful soul, with evidence of peace of mind and contentment glowing from her face. She literally seemed to walk on cloud nine as she passed me by once more. The chorus she sang was one of the worship choruses we learned at UCCF, here are the words.
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Who Is Like Unto Thee?
Who is like unto thee, O Lord?
Who is like unto thee, O Lord?
Among the gods, who is like thee?
Glorious in holiness, fearful in praises,
Doing wonders, Alleluia!
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How Great Is Our God, Sing With Me …

How Great Is Our God
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
He wraps himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice

Chorus:
How great is our God!
Sing with me …
How great is our God
And all will see
How great, how great is our God!

Age to age he stands, and time is in his hands,
Beginning and the end, beginning and the end.
The Godhead – Three in One; Father, Spirit and Son,
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.

Name above all names, worthy of all praise,
My heart will sing, how great is our God!
Name above all names, you are worthy of all praise;
My heart will sing how great is our God!

[sing chorus x 3 after last verse]

Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty

And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. ~ Rev. 11:16 – 17

Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty
Father in heaven, how we love you,
We lift your name in all the earth;
May your kingdom be established in our praises,
As your people declare your mighty works.

Chorus:
Blessed be the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come;
Blessed be the Lord God Almighty,
Who reigns for evermore.

Father of mercy, be exalted,
May Jesus’ name be lifted high;
For his sacrifice of love has won my pardon,
And his resurrection power gives me life.

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

I awoke this morning with the words of this hymn on my mind; it was one of my favourites in the 1990’s. I haven’t sung it in ages, but I’m singing it today.

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Come Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, *
Prone to leave the God I love; *
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for thy courts above.
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* I most times sing these lines as:
Lord I love you, Lord I love you,
You are the God I love

More Precious Than Silver

More Precious Than Silver
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, 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.

And who can weigh the value, of knowing you,
Oh, who can judge the worth of who you are;
Lord, who can count the blessing, of loving you,
Who can sing just how great you are . . .
How great you are!

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 the nations,
There’s nothing I want more inside of me.

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.
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* This song is also known as: “Lord, You Are More Precious Than Silver

Sons Of God Arise

This song came to my mind while I was doing my chores this morning; it is yet another chorus I have forgotten, since we don’t sing it in our church. When we learned this chorus at UCCF in the late 1980’s, it was sung vibrantly by Christian students who were powerfully clapping their hands and singing loudly; it was a great experience.

The words of this chorus is a call for believers to rise up and to be actively engaged in spiritual warfare and to go in the anointing of the Holy Spirit (in what we do [hands]; say [mouth]; and where we go and what we stand for [feet] . . . in order to overcome temptations, challenges, and enemies.

Sons Of God Arise
Sons of God arise!
Sons of God arise!
From the ends of the earth arise,
Fire in your hands, fire in your mouth, fire in your feet.

Chorus:
Fire! Fire! Fire!
Fire to the enemy.
Fire! Fire!
Fire to the enemy!

Sons of God arise!
Sons of God arise!
From the ends of the earth arise,
Fire in your hands, fire in your mouth, fire in your feet.

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(Keep repeating as the Holy Spirit leads)