Easter Season Sing Along
Zion Lutheran Church, Lexington
April 18, 2021

 

 

Songs for Today’s Sing Along

 

1. AlleluiaI Sing to Jesus

2. Be Bold

3. Blessed be the Lord
4. Cast Your Burdens
5. Earth and All Stars

6. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
7. Holy, Holy, Holy
8. I Will Call Upon the Lord

9. I’ll Do My Best
10. Jesus Christ is Risen Today
11. Jesus Loves Me
12. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
13. Just a Closer Walk with Thee

14. Lord, I Lift Your Name On High
15. Making Melodies
16. One Name
17. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead us
18. Shine, Jesus, Shine

19. So Much to Be Thankful For
20. Spirit of Gentleness
21. Thine Is the Glory
22. This Little Light of Mine
23. We are Marching in the Light of God
24. What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine
25. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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1. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

 

1. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;

his the scepter, his the throne;

Alleluia! his the triumph,

his the victory alone.

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion       

thunder like a mighty flood:

"Jesus out of ev'ry nation

has redeemed us by his blood."

 

2. Alleluia! Not as orphans

are we left in sorrow now;

Alleluia! he is near us;

faith believes, nor questions how.

Though the cloud from sight received him

when the forty days were o'er,

shall our hearts forget his promise:

"I am with you evermore"?

 

3. Alleluia! Bread of heaven,

here on earth our food, our stay;

Alleluia! here the sinful

flee to you from day to day.

Intercessor, friend of sinners,

earth's redeemer, hear our plea

where the songs of all the sinless

sweep across the crystal sea.

 

4. Alleluia! King eternal,

Lord omnipotent we own;

Alleluia! born of Mary,

earth your footstool, heav'n your throne.

As within the veil you entered,

robed in flesh, our great high priest,

here on earth both priest and victim

in the eucharistic feast.

 

 

2. Be Bold

Be bold! (Be bold!) Be brave! (Be brave!)
For the Lord, thy God is with thee

Be not afraid, sha-na-na-na-na-na
Be not dismayed, sha-na-na-na-na-na
Walk in faith and victory (c’mon)
Walk in faith and victory
For the Lord, thy God is with thee

 

Words and music by Morris Chapman, 1984 Word Music.

 

 

3. Blessed be the Lord
 

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting.

 

And let all God’s people say Amen. (Amen!)

And let all God’s people say Amen (Amen!)
And let all the people say Ameeeeeeeeen!

Ohhhhhh, Praise the Lord.

 

Whoop, whoop, here we go, here we go!

Whoop, whoop, one more time.

Whoop, whoop, yeah!

 

Words and music by Gary Oliver, 1990 Integrity Hosanna! Music.

 

 

4. Cast Your Burdens

 

Cast your burdens unto Jesus

for He cares for you.

Cast your burdens unto Jesus

for He cares for you.

 

Higher, higher, higher, higher, higher,

Higher, higher lift Jesus higher.

 

Lower, lower, lower, lower, lower

Lower, lower, stamp Satan lower.

 

 

5. Earth and All Stars!

 

1. Earth and all stars!

Loud rushing planets!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Hail, wind, and rain!

Loud blowing snowstorm!

Sing to the Lord a new song! 

 

Refrain

God has done marvelous things.

I too sing praises with a new song!

 

2. Trumpet and pipes!

Loud clashing cymbals!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Harp, lute, and lyre!

Loud humming cellos!

Sing to the Lord a new song!  Refrain

 

3. Engines and steel!

Loud pounding hammers!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Limestone and beams!

Loud building workers!

Sing to the Lord a new song!  Refrain

 

4. Classrooms and labs!

Loud boiling test tubes!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Athlete and band!

Loud cheering people!

Sing to the Lord a new song!  Refrain

 

5. Knowledge and truth!

Loud sounding wisdom!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Daughter and son!

Loud praying members!

Sing to the Lord a new song!  Refrain

 

Lyrics by Herbert F. Brokering, music by David Johnson, Augsburg Fortress.

 

 

6.  He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands

 

 

7. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!

 

1. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

 

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

which wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

 

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

perfect in pow'r, in love and purity.

 

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

 

 

8. I Will Call Upon the Lord

I will call upon the Lord
Who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

The Lord liveth, and blessed be the rock
And may the God of our salvation be exalted

The Lord liveth, and blessed be the rock
And may the God of our salvation be exalted

 

Music and lyrics by Michale O’Shields, 1981 Sound III, Inc.

 

 

9.  I’ll Do My Best
 

1. Love, I’ll Love, I’ll Love the Lord forever.

Love, I’ll Love, I’ll Love the Lord forever.

I’ll do my best, I’ll do my best.  Who-o-oa!
I’ll do my best for Him.  Oh, oh, oh.
I’ll do my best, I’ll do my best.  Who-o-oa!
I’ll do my best for Him.


2. Thank . . .  

3. Praise . . .

4. Serve

Music and lyrics by Jeremy Dalton, 1983 LCA Music Group, Inc.

 

 

10. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

 

1. Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

 

2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

unto Christ, our heav'nly king, Alleluia!

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

 

3. But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!

our salvation have procured; Alleluia!

now above the sky he's king, Alleluia!

where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

 

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!

praise him, all you heav'nly host, Alleluia!

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

 

 

11.  Jesus Loves Me

 

1.  Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so;

little ones to him belong, they are weak, but he is strong.

 

Refrain

Yes, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me,

yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.

 

2.  Jesus loves me! he who died, heaven's gates to open wide;

he will wash away my sin, let his little child come in.   Refrain

 

3.  Jesus loves me! he will stay, close beside me all the way;

when at last I come to die, he will take me home on high.   Refrain

 

 

12.  Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

 

1. Joyful, joyful we adore thee,

God of glory, Lord of love!

Hearts unfold like flow'rs before thee,

praising thee, their sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

drive the gloom of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness,

fill us with the light of day.

 

2.  All thy works with joy surround thee,

earth and heav'n reflect thy rays,

stars and angels sing around thee,

center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird, and flowing fountain

call us to rejoice in thee.

 

3.  Thou art giving and forgiving,

ever blessing, ever blest,

wellspring of the joy of living,

ocean-depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother,

all who live in love are thine;

teach us how to love each other,

lift us to the joy divine!

 

 

13.  Just a Closer Walk with Thee

 

Refrain

Just a closer walk with thee,

grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

daily walking close to thee,

let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

1. I am weak but thou art strong:

Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

I'll be satisfied as long

as I walk, let me walk close to thee. 
Refrain

 

2. Through this world of toil and snares,

if I falter, Lord, who cares?

who with me my burden shares?

None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.   

Refrain

 

3. When my feeble life is o'er,

time for me will be no more;

guide me gently, safely o'er

to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore. 

Refrain

 

 

14. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

 

Lord, I Lift Your name on High. Lord I love to sing your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life. I’m so glad You came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross our debt to pay

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky,

Lord I lift Your name on high.

 

Words and music by Rick Founds, 1989 Maranatha Music.

 

 

15. Making Melodies
 

Making melodies in my heart, making melodies in my heart
Making melodies in my heart to the King of kings.

2. Thumbs up   3. Elbows out   4. Knees bent  
5. Toes together   6. Head back  7. Tongue out 

 

 

16. One Name

One name under heaven, whereby we must be saved (2x)

Forgiven of our sins, baptized in the water
Filled with the Holy Ghost, washed by the blood of the Lamb (2x)

Free to be free, my friend, freed by the blood of the Lamb (2x)

God’s gonna move this place, God’s gonna move this place,
God’s gonna turn the whole world upside down (2x)

 

Words and music by Craig Swenson
 

 

17. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
 

1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us;

much we need your tender care.

In your pleasant pastures feed us,

for our use your fold prepare.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have bought us; we are yours.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have bought us; we are yours.

 

2. We are yours; in love befriend us,

be the guardian of our way;

keep your flock, from sin defend us,

seek us when we go astray.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

hear us children when we pray.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

hear us children when we pray.

 

3. You have promised to receive us,

poor and sinful though we be;

you have mercy to relieve us,

grace to cleanse, and pow'r to free.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

early let us turn to you.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

early let us turn to you.

 

4. Early let us seek your favor,

early let us do your will;

blessed Lord and only Savior,

with your love our spirits fill.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have loved us, love us still.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,

you have loved us, love us still.

 

 

18. Shine, Jesus, Shine
 

1. Lord, the light of your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness, shining

Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us

Set us free by the truth you now bring us

Shine on me, shine on me


Refrain

Shine, Jesus, shine

Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze, Spirit, blaze

Set our hearts on fire

Flow, river, flow

Flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth your word

Lord, and let there be light

 

2. As we gaze on your kingly brightness

So our faces display your likeness

Ever changing from glory to glory

Mirrored here may our lives tell your story

Shine on me, shine on me

 

Refrain
Shine, Jesus, shine

Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze, Spirit, blaze

Set our hearts on fire

Flow, river, flow

Flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth your word

Lord, and let there be light

 

Send forth your word

Lord, and let there be light

 

Words and music by Graham Kendrick. Make Way Music 1987.

 

 

19.  So Much to Be Thankful For

I’ve got so much, so much, so much, so much, so much,
so much, so much, so much, so much, so much,
so much, so much, so much to be thankful for (clap, clap, clap, clap)

 

I’ve got Jesus, to be thankful for, I’ve got Jesus, to be thankful for

I’ve got Jesus, to be thankful for, I’ve got Jesus, to be thankful for

 

 

20. Spirit of Gentleness

 

Refrain

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

blow through the wilderness calling and free;

Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,

stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

 

1. You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,

then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;

and over the eons you called to each thing:

"Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings."

Refrain

 

2. You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,

and you goaded your people with a law and a land;

and when they were blinded with idols and lies,

then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

Refrain

 

3. You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,

then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;

and down in the city you called once again,

when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

Refrain

 

4. You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.

From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;

our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.

With bold new decisions your people arise.

Refrain


Words and music by James K. Manley. 1978, admin. Augsburg Fortress.
 


21. Thine Is the Glory

1. Thine is the glory,

risen, conqu'ring Son;

endless is the vict'ry

thou o'er death hast won!

Angels in bright raiment

rolled the stone away,

kept the folded grave-clothes

where thy body lay.

 

Refrain

Thine is the glory,

risen, conqu'ring Son;

endless is the vict'ry

thou o'er death hast won!

 

2. Lo, Jesus meets thee,

risen from the tomb!

Lovingly he greets thee,

scatters fear and gloom;

let his church with gladness

hymns of triumph sing,

for the Lord now liveth;

death hath lost its sting!  Refrain

 

3. No more we doubt thee,

glorious Prince of life;

life is naught without thee;

aid us in our strife;

make us more than conqu'rors,

through thy deathless love;

bring us safe through Jordan

to thy home above.  Refrain

 

 

22.  This Little Light of Mine

 

1. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine (3x).

 . . let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

 

2. Hide is under a bushel, no! . . .

3. Don’t let the devil woof it out . . .
4. Shine it all around the world . . .

 

 

23. We Are Marching in the Light of God
 

We are marching in the light of God,

we are marching in the light of God. (2x)
We are marching, we are marching,

we are marching in the Light of God. (2x)
 

 

24.  What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine

1.  What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

leaning on the everlasting arms;

what a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

Refrain

Leaning, leaning,

safe and secure from all alarms;

leaning, leaning,

leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

2.  Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

leaning on the everlasting arms;

oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,

leaning on the everlasting arms.  Refrain

 

3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

leaning on the everlasting arms.  Refrain

 

 

25.  What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

ev'rything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit;

oh, what needless pain we bear--

all because we do not carry

ev'rything to God in prayer!

                       

2. Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged--

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness--

take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

3. Are we weak and heavy-laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge--

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do your friends despise, forsake you?

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

In his arms he'll take and shield you;

you will find a solace there.

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