The Lord Remembers Me Tune: THERE IS A FOUNTAIN CM/DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD
1. O what a wonder to my soul, â€˜Tis love beyond degree; In matchless, free and sovereign grace, The Lord remembers me. The Father chose me for His own, In old eternity; And when He gave me to His Son, The Lord remembered me.
2. In time the Son of God came down, â€˜Twas by divine decree; He came to save me from my sin, The Lord remembered me. Christ satisfied Godâ€™s holy law, And died on Calvary; My guilt and shame He took away, For He remembered me.
3. I praise the Spirit of the Lord, Who came so graciously; And gave me faith to trust the Son, For He remembered me. O Lord I am a sinner vile, But Thy rich grace is free; So look on Christ my Righteousness, And then remember me.
4. As through this life I travel on, Each day my prayer shall be; Show mercy on my sinful soul, Dear Lord, remember me. And when I close my eyes in death, To face eternity; Be pleased almighty Savior then To still remember me. *****
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tried Stone, a precious corner Stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste." (Isaiah 28:16)
***** THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:25)
By Godâ€™s all-wise appointment, our assemblies are the food and the nourishment of our souls. It is the main way whereby we publicly identify with Christ and His Gospel. We evidence our love for Christ by our loyalty and support of one another in opposition to all false worship. Many things will rise up in competition to the diligent attendance of our assemblies. We must recognize and refuse to give in to anything that is opposed to what Christ commands. The total falling away of a graceless professor always begins with this neglect, this disassociation from Godâ€™s people. â€”John Owen, Puritan preacher *****
PRAISE THE LORD "O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men." (Psalm 107:8)
If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies--common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when deprived of them we are ready to perish.
Let us bless God for the eyes with which we behold the sun, for the health and strength to walk abroad, for the bread we eat, for the raiment we wear. Let us praise Him that we are not cast out among the hopeless, or confined amongst the guilty; let us thank Him for liberty, for friends, for family associations and comforts; let us praise Him, in fact, for everything which we receive from His bounteous hand, for we deserve little, and yet are most plenteously endowed. But, beloved, the sweetest and the loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. Godâ€™s redeeming acts towards His chosen are for ever the favorite themes of their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged. We have been led to the cross of Christ--our shackles of guilt have been broken off; we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God, and can antedate the period when we shall be presented before the throne without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Even now by faith we wave the palm branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair linen which is to be our everlasting array, and shall we not unceasingly give thanks to the Lord our Redeemer?
Child of God, canst thou be silent? Awake, awake, ye inheritors of glory, and lead your captivity captive, as ye cry with David, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name." â€“C. H. Spurgeon
Lean Upon the Lord Tune "AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?" CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. Be still my soul, submit, rejoice, God governs everything; Bow down and worship at His feet, And praise the sovereign King. 2. Our Fatherâ€™s will forever stands, And...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
HALLELUJAH TUNE TO REVIVE US AGAIN 11.12. with Chorus WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Give thanks unto God, For the Son of His love; Who in marvelous mercy Was sent from above. CHORUS: Hallelujah, praise Father, For He gave His dear Son; Hallelujah,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
WORSHIP CHRIST! TUNE: THIS IS MY FATHERâ€™S WORLD SM/DOUBLE WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Come people let us praise, The Lord of ancient days; To worship Him we gather now, Before His throne we bow. Let evâ€™ry voice proclaim, The glories of His Name; And...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Waiting at the Throne of Grace TUNE TO MAJESTIC SWEETNESS CM WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. O sovereign Lord to Thee we come, Before Thy throne we fall; Reveal to us Thy precious Son, As on Thy Name we call, As on Thy Name we call. 2. Though wicked,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST PUT AWAY THE SINS OF HIS PEOPLE TUNE: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" CM/D WORDS BY Jim Byrd 1. The Name of Jesus is so sweet, â€˜Tis music to our ears; For He alone could save our souls, And drive away our fears. The Lord of glory long...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS Tune to: "AT CALVARY" 220.127.116.11. W/CHORUS Words by: JIM BYRD 1. Long before the world was ever made, Or the earthâ€™s foundation had been laid; Then was grace in Christ for us displayed Chosen in Him. Chorus: Jesus lived in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST SECURED OUR SALVATION Tune to O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. The Shepherd of the Sheep has come, His life He freely gave; To pay the debt of sin we owed, Our guilty souls to save. 2. The vengeance of the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I Praise the Lord TUNE "Come Thou Almighty King" 664.6664 Words by Jim Byrd 1. I praise the God of grace, Who chose in Christ a race; Numberless throng: these would like Jesus be, His work on Calvary, From sin would set them free, I praise the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Give Glory to God Tune to "I LOVE THY KINGDOM LORD" SM Words by JIM BYRD 1. Exalt the Fatherâ€™s Name; Who from our fallen race; Chose out a people to proclaim, The wonders of His grace. 2. Give honor to the Son, Who dwelt in human clay; By His...[ abbreviated | read entire ]