Hard Pressed

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

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We are hard pressed on every side
But not crushed

Perplexed, but not in despair

Persecuted but not abandoned
Struck down, but not destroyed
Persecuted but not abandoned
Struck down

Repeat All

We are hard pressed on every side
But not crushed

Perplexed, but not in despair

Acappella

(Lyrics from Letras.com)

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

– 1 John 3:16 KJV

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How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend

(Lyrics from StuartTownend.com)

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2)

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  1. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
    Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
    For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
    His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
    On earth is not his equal.
  2. Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
    Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
    Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
    Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
    And He must win the battle.
  3. And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
    We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
    The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
    His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
    One little word shall fell him.
  4. That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
    The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
    Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
    The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
    His kingdom is forever.

          – Martin Luther 

(Lyrics from TimelessTruths.com)

Crown Him With Many Crowns

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

– Romans 14:11-13

 

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(The lyrics are from Timeless Truths.)

Listen to Him

7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son: hear Him.

– Mark 9:7

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Peter went with James and John
Jesus led them to a mountain
A voice from heaven said
A voice from heaven said to them
“Listen to Him”

You gotta listen to Him
Listen to Him

His shining face like the sun
His shining face shone to everyone
His clothes became as white
His clothes became as white as light
Listen to Him

You gotta listen to Him (listen to Him)
You gotta listen to Him (listen to Him)

Moses and Elijah talking there with Jesus
A cloud enveloped them
Terrified, the disciples face down to the ground
Looked up and the only one they found was Jesus
Glorified, Glorified

This is My Son whom I love
This is My Son whom I love
With Him I am well pleased
With Him I am well pleased
Listen to Him

You better listen to Him (listen to Him)
Wo listen to Him (listen to Him)
Listen, listen, listen because:

This is My Son whom I love
This is My Son whom I love
With Him I am well pleased
With Him I am well pleased
Listen to Him

Listen to Him

– Acappella

(Lyrics from Genius.com)

Everything We Need

According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

– 2 Peter 1:3

 

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His divine power has given us
Everything, everything we need
His divine power has given us
Everything, everything we need
For life and godliness
Through our knowledge of Him
Who called us
By His own glory and goodness
He has given everything for
Life and godliness
Through our knowledge of Him
Who called us
By His own glory and goodness

Repeat

His divine power has given us
Everything, everything we need
His divine power has given us
Everything, everything we need
For life

Repeat

– Acappella

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

Angels Long to Look Into These Things

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. (1 Peter 1:12)

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Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

He has given us new birth into a living hope
Through His resurrection from the dead.
He has given us new birth into inheritance
That can never perish, spoil or fade.
In this we greatly rejoice even though we suffer
Grief and trials, we have genuine faith.
We are filled with joy, we love Him, we believe in Him
Even though we have not seen His face.

Joy inexpressible and glorious
We are receiving the goal of our faith!

Chorus
Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

The prophets intently searched, searched with the greatest care
To find the time when Christ would come.
It was not revealed to those who were searching.
But now we know the glory of the Son
Concerning this salvation the grace that has come to us
Praise God the mystery’s been revealed!
We are filled with joy, we love Him ,we believe in Him!
And angels long to look in these things.

Chorus
Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

Joy inexpressible and glorious
We are receiving the goal of our faith

– Acappella

(Note: I couldn’t find the full lyrics. The lyrics here I found at SongLyrics.com.)

Before the Throne of God Above

15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

– Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV

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Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me,
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb,
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood!
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God,
With Christ, my Savior and my God.

Charitie Lees Bancroft