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Adapted from a hymn by Elizabeth C. Clephane (1868)

Beneath the cross of Jesus I gladly take my stand
The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land
O safe and happy shelter, O refuge tried and sweet
O resting place where heaven's love and heaven's justice meet

I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there
I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there

There lies beneath its shadow but on the further side
The darkness of an awful grave that gapes both deep and wide
And there between us stands the cross arms outstretched to save
A watchman set to guard the way from that eternal grave

I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there
I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there

I take the shadow of the cross as my abiding place
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of his face
Content to let the world go by, to know no gain or loss
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross

Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of one who suffered there for me
And from my stricken heart these two wonders I confess:
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness

I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there
I wanna stay beneath the cross of Jesus, keep me there

I take the shadow of the cross as my abiding place
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of his face
Content to let the world go by, to know no gain or loss
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross

"Beneath the cross" © 2009 Jonny Robinson, Andy Judd and Stephanie Vanden Hengel

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1 Corinthians 13
When I was a child
I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child
I reasoned like a child
But now that I’m grown
I see so much more
No longer a poor reflection

What I see in part, I will see in full
When the perfect comes
Imperfection fades away

In much the same way
I want to grow up
I want to see
See the kingdom in all its colour
The meaning in pain
The folly of pride
I wish we could see it clearly

What I see in part, I will see in full
When the perfect comes
Imperfection fades away

I am nothing, nothing without love
I am nothing, nothing without love
I am nothing, nothing without love
I am nothing, nothing without love

What I see in part, I will see in full
When the perfect comes
Imperfection fades away

"Child's play" © 2009 Stephanie Vanden Hengel, Trent Prees, Alanna Rodgers and Andy Judd

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I spent time, away from you
Turned my back away from you
But you drew me near to you, you drew me near

I hold you at a distance, but you wait so patiently
Gently whisper, gently tell me what I need to hear
You tell me what I need to hear

You say my soul dwells in the hope of tomorrow
I will trust you, and I will sing only
Because my soul dwells in the hope of tomorrow
I will trust you, and I will sing to you

You spent time pursuing me
You sent your Son to die for me
You sang songs of life to me
You sang me songs

You watch me from a distance
And you wait so patiently
Gently whisper, gently tell me what I need to hear
You tell me what I need to hear

You say my soul dwells in the hope of tomorrow
I will trust you, and I will sing only
Because my soul dwells in the hope of tomorrow
I will trust you, and I will sing
Yes I will sing
Lord I will sing only to you

Lord you hear my selfish cries
Lord you read my darkest thoughts
Lord you see my foolish ways
Lord you sense my deepest fears
Lord you know my doubting heart
And still you long, you long for me
I hold you at a distance
But you wait so patiently

Because my soul dwells in the hope of tomorrow
I will trust you, and I will sing

"Dwell" © 2009 Stephanie Vanden Hengel, Andy Judd and Alanna Rodgers

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Adapted from a hymn by Maltbie D Babcock (1901)

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas, his hand the wonders wrought

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise
This is my Father’s world, he shines in all that’s fair
In rustling grass I hear him pass
Speaks to me everywhere

This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad?
The Lord is king - let heavens ring, and let the earth be glad
This is my Father’s world, now closer to heaven bound
For dear to God is the earth that Christ trod
No place but holy ground

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise
This is my Father’s world, he shines in all that’s fair
In rustling grass I hear him pass
Speaks to me everywhere

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise
This is my Father’s world, he shines in all that’s fair
In rustling grass I hear him pass
Speaks to me everywhere

"Father's world" © 2009 Jonny Robinson

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Revelation 19

You, you did not back away
As the hour came
As the darkness fell
But you, you finished everything
We’re alive again
And so we sing

Hallelujah, Lord your wonders never cease
O God, you reign forevermore
Hallelujah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords
All glory be yours forevermore

You, you did not walk away
From our hopeless state
From the mess we made
But you, you gave your place away
To bring us home again
So we could sing

Hallelujah, Lord your wonders never cease
O God, you reign forevermore
Hallelujah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords
All glory
Be yours for, be yours forevermore

Hallelujah, Lord your wonders never cease
O God, you reign forevermore
Hallelujah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords
All glory be yours forevermore

"Hallelujah" © 2009 Andy Judd and Joe Hardy

[Note to song leaders: these lyrics were updated in May 2009 to change “O Father” to “O God”. Just a minor change, but it more accurately reflects the direction of the praise within the Trinity in Revelation 19. Thanks to those who raised the issue with me. Andy.]

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Exodus 3

You say “I Am”, you say “I Am”
And I begin to understand, I begin to understand you
“I Am”, you say “I Am”
And I begin to understand, I begin to understand you

You are love, and you are grace
You are showing us the way
You are light, and you are truth
Lord we give our lives ...

You put breath in my lungs
And a song on my tongue
And I begin to understand
I begin to understand

You are love, and you are grace
You are showing us the way
You are light, and you are truth
Lord we give our lives to you

Father, Son and Spirit
You are

"I Am" © 2009 Stephanie Vanden Hengel, Andy Judd, Alanna Rodgers and Greg Cooper

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Isaiah 1:18

You, you see the depths of me
But you, you speak to me tenderly
Uncover me

In your arms I find my resting place
In your arms I am alive

Let’s speak of hope renewed
Justice and grace, in beauty collide
Let’s speak of love that holds us
Come now, let us talk

You, you see the depths of me
But you, you speak to me tenderly
Uncover me

In your arms I find my resting place
In your arms I am alive

Let’s speak of hope renewed
Justice and grace, in beauty collide
Let’s speak of love that holds us
Come now, let us talk

"Let us talk" © 2009 Andy Judd, Alanna Rodgers, Greg Cooper and Stephanie Vanden Hengel 

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Back to you
I fell on your grace, I fell on my knees
Once again
I look to the cross, my shelter to be
This is love
To look on a wretch and see royal blue
This is joy
To look up at you, smiling on me

And Love, like a river, washed over me
Love, undeserved, you rescued me

And I won’t try
To do it alone, to stand on my own
Cause I can’t pretend
To stand on my own
And O how sweet
The mercy that you have showered on me
And O how wide
The river that flows of your love for me

And Love, like a river, washed over me
Love, undeserved, you rescued me

And I will sing of all that you've done
And I will sing of love

"Love, like a river" © 2009 Cedric Tang, Andy Judd, Alanna Rodgers and Greg Cooper 

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Psalm 96

The heavens are glad and the earth will rejoice
We raise our voices to our king

Sing a song unto the Lord
May it be a sweet refrain
Sing a song unto the Lord
May it fill the heavens with praise

The heavens are glad and the earth will rejoice
We raise our voices to our king

Sing a song unto the Lord
May it be a sweet refrain
Sing a song unto the Lord
May it fill the heavens with praise

We have a reason to sing, we have a reason for joy
We have a reason, he is the reason

Sing a song unto the Lord
May it be a sweet refrain
Sing a song unto the Lord
May it fill the heavens with praise

"Sing a song" © 2009 Stephanie Vanden Hengel, Andy Judd and Greg Cooper

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Faithful one, Redeemer
Faithful one, cleansed us from all that we’ve done

We’re not walking in the dark
Our eyes are on, our eyes are on You
We’re not walking in the dark
The light has come, the light has found us

Gracious one, Revealer
Gracious one, glory has finally come

Lord we give You all
All we have is Yours 

"The light has found us" © 2009 Greg Cooper, Cedric Tang and Stephanie Vanden Hengel

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