Thursday, June 16, 2011

Morning Music Prayer: Thursday, 6/16/11

A friend recently asked me if I would start posting the lyrics of our Sunday sets at Bethel. He mentioned he'd like to have those lyrics during the week to use as his prayers as he gets ready for work.

Worship leaders talk all the time about how we're putting "prayers into the mouths" of our people, so I thought this was a great idea. Since we do five songs at Bethel each Sunday, I figured I could post one each morning! Let's see how it goes!

Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven
as heard by Matthew Smith Watch The Rising Day

Once on a dreary mountain
We wandered far and wide
Far from the cleansing fountain
Far from the pierced side
But Jesus sought and found us
And washed our guilt away
With cords of love, He bound us
To be His own today

Redeemed, restored, forgiven
By Jesus' precious blood
Heirs of His home in heaven
O praise our pardoning God!

Dear Lord, receive the glory
Of each recovered soul
Oh, who can tell the story
Of love that made us whole?
Not ours, not ours the merit
Be Yours alone the praise
And ours a thankful spirit
To serve You all our days

Now, keep us, holy Savior
In Your true love and fear
And grant us by Your favor
The grace to persevere

'Til in Your new creation
When Earth meets Heaven's shore
We find our full salvation
And praise You evermore!