First Day of Summer Sing Along
Zion Lutheran Church, Lexington
June 21, 2020

 

Songs for Today’s Sing Along

1.  Amazing Grace
2.  Be Thou My Vision
3.  Blessed Assurance

4.  Blessed be the Lord
5.  Blind Man

6.  Cast Your Burdens

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

9.  I’ll Do My Best

10.  I’ll Fly Away
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.  Pass It On

16.  Sanctuary
17.  Shall We Gather at the River

18.  So Much to Be Thankful For
19.  This Little Light
20.  What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine
21.  What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 

 

1.  AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND

 

1.  Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

was blind, but now I see.

 

2.  'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed!

 

3.  Through many dangers, toils, and snares    

I have already come;

'tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.

 

4.  The Lord has promised good to me;

his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be

as long as life endures.

 

5.  When we've been there ten thousand years,

bright shining as the sun,

we've no less days to sing God's praise

than when we'd first begun.

 

 

2.  BE THOU MY VISION

 

1.  Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

naught be all else to me, save that thou art:

thou my best thought by day and by night,

waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

2.  Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.

Thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower,

raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

3.  Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise,

thou mine inheritance, now and always:

thou, and thou only, first in my heart,

great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

4.  Light of my soul, after victory won,

may I reach heaven’s joys, O heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

 

3.  BLESSED ASSURANCE

 

1.  Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

 

Refrain

This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior, all the day long:

this is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.

 

2.  Perfect submission, perfect delight,

visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

angels descending bring from above

echoes of mercy, whispers of love.  Refrain

 

3.  Perfect submission, all is at rest;

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

watching and waiting, looking above,

filled with his goodness, lost in his love.  Refrain

 

 

4.  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.

 


5.  BLIND MAN

Blindman sits by the road and he cries.
Blindman sits by the road and he cries.

Blindman sits by the road and he cries,

he cries Oh, Oh, Oh

Show me the way- ay- ay.

Show me the way- ay- ay,

Show me the way- ay- ay,

The way to go home.

 

We all sit by the road and we cry.
We all sit by the road and we cry.

We all sit by the road and we cry,

we cry Oh, Oh, Oh

Show us the way- ay- ay.

Show us the way- ay- ay,

Show us the way- ay- ay,

The way to go home.


Jesus stands by the road and he cries
Jesus stands by the road and he cries
Jesus stands by the road and he cries,

he cries I – I – I
I am the way-ay-ay,

I am the tru-u-uth
I am the li-i-ife,

follow me home. Jesus!


Words and music by Yohann Anderson.
 

6.  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.
 

7.  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

 

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

Words and lyrics by Jeremy Dalton,

1983 LCA Music Group, Inc.


10.  I’LL FLY AWAY

 

1. Some glad mornin' when this life is over, I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away

 

I'll fly away, oh, glory, I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away

 

2. When the shadows of this life have gone, I'll fly away; 
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I'll fly away

 

I'll fly away, oh, glory, I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away

 

3. Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy shall never end, I'll fly away

 

I'll fly away, oh, glory, I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away

 

Words and music by Albert E. Brumley,

1932, 1960 Brumley and Sons.
 

 

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.  PASS IT ON

1.  It only takes a spark to get a fire going,

And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing;

That's how it is with God's Love,

Once you've experienced it,

Your spread God’s love to everyone

You want to pass it on.

 

2.  What a wondrous time is spring,

When all the tress are budding

The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming;

That's how it is with God's love,

Once you've experienced it.

You want to sing, it's fresh like spring,

You want to pass it on.

 

3.  I wish for you my friend

This happiness that I've found;

You can depend on Him

It matters not where you're bound,

I'll shout it from the mountain top – Praise God!

I want the world to know

The Lord of love has come to me

I want to pass it on.

 

I'll shout it from the mountain top – Praise God!

I want the world to know

The Lord of love has come to me

I want to pass it on.

Words and music by Kurt Kaiser,

1969 Lexincon Music, Inc.

 

 

16.  SANCTUARY

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tired and true,
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for you


Words and music by John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs,

1982 Whole Armor Music

 

17.  SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER       

 

1.  Shall we gather at the river,

where bright angel feet have trod,

with its crystal tide forever

flowing by the throne of God?

 

Refrain

Yes, we'll gather at the river,

the beautiful, the beautiful river;

gather with the saints at the river

that flows by the throne of God.

 

2.  On the margin of the river,

washing up its silver spray,

we will walk and worship ever,

all the happy golden day.  Refrain

 

3.  Ere we reach the shining river,

lay we ev'ry burden down;

grace our spirits will deliver,

and provide a robe and crown.  Refrain

 

4.  Soon we'll reach the shining river,

soon our pilgrimage will cease;

soon our happy hearts will quiver

with the melody of peace.  Refrain

 

 

18.  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.

 

19.  THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

 

1.  This little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

this little light of mine, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

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

 

2.  Ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

ev'rywhere I go, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

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

 

3.  Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine;

Jesus gave it to me, I'm goin'-a let it shine,

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

 

 

20.  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

 

 

21.  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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