Jesus Is My Deliverer

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (2 Sam. 22:2-3)

Jesus Is My Deliverer
Jesus is my deliverer,
Jesus is my deliverer;
Jesus is my deliverer,
I know he delivered me.

How do you know he delivers?
How do you know he delivers?
How do you know he delivers?
I know, he delivered me.

Thank you Lord for deliverance,
Thank you Lord for deliverance;
Thank you Lord for deliverance,
I know he delivered me.

Trust His Heart

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Rom. 8:28

I learned this song from the radio; it played frequently on Love 101FM, and soon became one of my favourites. It is a song that I have been singing for almost 20 years.

Trust His Heart
All things work for our good,
Though sometimes we don’t see how they could.
Struggles that break our hearts in two,
Sometimes blind us to the truth.
Our Father knows what’s best for us,
His ways are not our own;
So when your pathway grows dim,
And you just don’t see him;
Remember your never alone.

Chorus:
God is too wise to be mistaken,
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand,
When don’t see his plan;
When you can’t trace his hand,
Trust His Heart.

He sees the master plan,
He holds the future in his hand;
So don’t live as those who have no hope,
All our hope is found in him.
We see the present clearly,
He sees the first and last;
And like a tapestry,
He’s weaving you and me,
To someday be just like him

Chorus:
God is too wise to be mistaken,
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand,
When don’t see his plan;
When you can’t trace his hand,
Trust His Heart.

He alone is faithful and true.
He alone knows what is best for you!

God is too wise to be mistaken,
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand,
When don’t see his plan;
When you can’t trace his hand,
Trust His Heart.

When you can’t trace his hand,
When you don’t see his plan,
When you don’t understand,
Trust His Heart!

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