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Psalm 22

Psalm 22
Words & Music by Cameron Gray © 2017 Rough Harbor Music

My God, my God,
Why have you forsaken me?
My God, my God,
Darkness overtaking me
My God, my God,
Dried up like shards of clay,
Poured out in tears by night,
Melted like wax by day

My God, my God,
Calling from the lion’s mouth,
My God, my God,
Scoffers mock and thieves surround,
My God, my God,
Saints before have trusted You,
But You have left me here,
And I am piercéd through

Oh God, my God, my—

My God, my God,
Why are You so far from me?
My God, my God,
Why have You abandoned me?
My God, my God,
You raised me from my mother’s womb
Now raise me up again,
Up from my lonesome tomb

Oh God, my God, my God, my God, my God.

We Believe

We Believe
Words & Music by Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, Matt Hooper ©Integrity Worship Music CCLI Song #6367165

In this time of desperation,
When all we know is doubt and fear,
There is only one foundation,
We believe, we believe

In this broken generation,
When all is dark You help us see,
There is only one salvation,
We believe, we believe

We believe in God the Father,
We believe in Jesus Christ,
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
That He’s given us new life,
We believe in the crucifixion,
We believe that He conquered death,
We believe in the resurrection,
And He’s coming back again

So let our faith be more than anthems,
Greater than the songs we sing,
In our weakness and temptations,
We believe, we believe

Let the lost be found, let the dead be raised,
In the here and now, let love invade,
Let the church live loud, our God will save,
We believe, we believe,
That the gates of hell will not prevail,
That the pow’r of God has torn the veil,
Now we know Your love will never fail,
We believe, we believe

1 Cor 3:11; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31; Rom 10:9; Matt 16:18; Matt 27:51; Psalm 136; Lam 3:22; 1 Cor 13:8

A Refuge Strong And Sure (Psalter 46)

A Refuge Strong And Sure (Psalter 46)
Words: Psalter 46, God Is Our Refuge And Our Strength, arr Cameron Gray, 2015. Music: Cameron Gray ©2015 Rough Harbor Music

Be still and know that I am God
O’er all exalted high,
The subject nations of the earth
My Name shall magnify;
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
Our safety to secure,
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge strong and sure

I will be still,
I will be still

God is our refuge and our strength,
Our ever-present aid,
And therefore though the earth remove
We will not be afraid;
Though hills amidst the seas be cast,
Though foaming waters roar,
Yea, though the mighty billows shake
The mountains on the shore

The nations raged, the kingdoms moved,
But when His voice was heard,
The troubled earth was stilled to peace,
Before His mighty word;
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
Our safety to secure,
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge strong and sure

The Lord of Hosts is on our side
Our safety to secure
The God of Jacob is for us
A refuge strong and sure


A river flows whose steams make glad
The city of our God,
The holy place wherein the Lord
Most high has His abode;
Since God is in the midst of her
Unmoved her walls shall stand,
For God will be her early help
When trouble is at hand

Psalm 46

Even In This Place

Even In This Place
Words & Music by Cameron Gray. ©2015 Rough Harbor Music

Where the stone breaks the plow,
Where the thorn chokes the wheat,
Where the sweat burns my brow,
Where there’s wolves among the sheep

Even in this place,
Even in this place—

Our God is in this place,
Our God is in this place,
Emmanuel with the saints
Our God is here,
Even in this place.

In darkness deep, where sorrows low
Stack like stones ‘neath my head
Your Promise keeps where’re I go
A Kingdom calling in the wilderness

Our God is in this place,
Our God is in this place,
Spirit, awaken the saints
Groaning creation awaits—

Daughters and sons bringing Your kingdom come,
Hope ringing true through the work that they do,
Righteousness reigns as they walk in Your way,
A City made glad will shout out on that Day—

Gen 28:10-17; Gen 3:17; Matt 13:7; Matt 7:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matt 1:23; Prov 11:10; Phil 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; John 4:23-24; Matt 12:6; Eph 2:21; Rev 21:3; Psalm 46:4

A Work Song.
Christians are in the same situation as everybody: Our work is difficult and broken and frustrating—the same as everyone else. But with one huge difference—we are actually part of God’s solution to the brokenness of work.

One day He will return and make all things new, including work. But until that day comes, He has chosen to put His Spirit in us and send us out to sweat and to groan and to work alongside our neighbors. By His Spirit, we bring His presence with us into our broken workplaces, where He works in us and through us to multiply His goodness and to bear fruit for His kingdom.

Emmanuel means God With Us—even in the wilderness of our work.

Psalm 13 (How Long, O Lord?)

Psalm 13 (How Long O Lord?)
©2014 Rough Harbor Music. Words & Music by Cameron Gray

How long, O Lord?
Will You hide Your face forever?
How long, O Lord?
Shall my enemy prevail?
How long, O Lord?
With sorrow in my heart,
How long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord?

How long, O Lord?
Look on me and answer,
How long, O Lord?
O God my Savior,
How long, O Lord?
Shall all my foes rejoice?
How long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord?
How long, O Lord?

Yet I trust
In Your love,
Praise lift up,
For Your love.

Psalm 13

So Send I You

So Send I You
Words by Margaret Clarkson, 1954 & 1963. Music by John W. Peterson. © 1954, 1963, 1982 New Spring. CCLI Song #5880942

So send I you—to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing-
So send I you—to toil for Me alone.

So send I you—to leave your life’s ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labor long, and love where men revile you-
So send I you—to lose your life in Mine.

So send I you—to bind the bruised and broken,
O’er wand’ring souls to work, to weep, to wake,
To bear the burdens of a world aweary-
So send I you—to suffer for My sake.

So send I you—My strength to know in weakness,
My joy in grief, My perfect peace in pain,
To prove my pow’r, My grace, My promised presence
So send I you—eternal fruit to gain.

So send I you—by grace made strong to triumph
O’er hosts of hell, o’er darkness, death and sin,
My Name to bear and in that Name to conquer
So send I you—My victory to win.

So send I you—to bear My cross with patience,
And then one day with joy to lay it down,
To hear My voice, “Well done, My faithful servant
Come share My throne, My kingdom and My crown!”

John 20:21

To Us A Child Of Hope Is Born

To Us A Child Of Hope Is Born
©2013 Rough Harbor Music. Words & Music by Cameron Gray, 2013 (based on John Mor­ris­on’s hymn, 1781).

To us a Child of hope is born,
To us a Son is giv’n,
Our praise His advent to adorn,
With all the host of heav’n;

For every valley shall be raised,
And every mount made low,
Prepare His path, make straight His way,
Salvation to make known

Hosanna! His praise shall never cease
Hosanna! Hosanna, Prince of Peace

To us the King of kings has come,
His reign no end shall know,
Love the foundation of His throne,
Justice the cornerstone;

Almighty God, Immanuel,
The great and mighty LORD,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The Everlasting Word

Through darkness deep, the brightest beam
of Heaven’s light has shown,
To bring us peace, He bore our grief,
His wounds have made us whole

Scripture References:
Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:13-20; Luke 3:4-6; Isaiah 40:3-5; John 12:13; Isaiah 9:7; Rev 19:16; Ps 106:48; Ps 89:14; Ps 97:2; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-2; Luke 1:78-79; Isaiah 53:4-6

Jesus Messiah

Jesus Messiah
©2008 songs. Words & Music: Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash & Jesse Reeves. CCLI Song #5183443

He became sin who knew no sin
That we might become His righteousness
He humbled Himself and carried the cross
Love so amazing, Love so amazing

Jesus Messiah, Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel
The Rescue for sinners, the Ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all

His body the bread, His blood the wine
Broken and poured out, all for love
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn
Love so amazing, Love so amazing
(Repeat CHORUS)

All our hope is in You, All our hope is in You
All the glory to You, God, the Light of the world
(Repeat CHORUS)

Scripture References:
Phil 2:6-11; 2Cor 5:21; Acts 10:36; Luke 22:19-20; Matt 22:51

Come People Of The Risen King

Come People Of The Risen King
Words & Music: Kristyn Lennox Getty , Keith Getty , Stuart Townend. © 2009 Thankyou Music. CCLI Song #5232617

Come people of the risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise,
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace;
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice!

Come those whose joy is morning sun,
And those weeping through the night,
Come those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight,
For His perfect love will never change,
And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace

Come young and old from every land,
Men and women of the faith,
Come those with full or empty hands,
Find the riches of His grace,
Over all the world His people sing,
Shore to shore, we hear them call,
The Truth that cries through every age:
“Our God is all in all!”

Scripture References:
Romans 15:5-6; Acts 2:26


Words & Music: Ben Fielding & Reuben Morgan. ©2007 Hillsong Music Publishing. CCLI Song #5060810

There is love that came for us,
Humbled to a sinner’s cross,
You broke my shame and sinfulness,
You rose again, victorious

Faithfulness none can deny,
Through the storm and through the fire,
There is truth that sets me free,
Jesus Christ, who lives in me

You are stronger, You are stronger,
Sin is broken, You have saved me,
It is written, Christ is risen,
Jesus, you are Lord of all

No beginning, and no end
You’re my hope and my defense
You came to seek and save the lost
You paid it all upon the cross

So let your name be lifted higher,
Be lifted higher, be lifted higher

Rom 6:5; Luke 4:18-19