Archive for Hymns

Almighty Life

The Holy Spirit in Acts

This hymn paints a panorama of
the Holy Spirit
in the book of Acts.
It is a joyful picture of
the Spirit’s ministry
in and among us.
The tune is familiar.

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Almighty the life of our risen Redeemer!
Almighty the Spirit of Jesus outpoured!
The wind and the fire are the fruit of His promise,
The sign, the assurance, the proof He is Lord.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Fill every person with all that You are!

Your glory, Your presence, Your power for service,
Your confident boldness through life and through death,
Your love and Your gladness, Your wide-open giving,
The wonder, the beauty of breathing Your breath –

You call and equip us, You grow us together,
Now leading, now teaching, now forming each one.
You help us to know what is far beyond knowing:
The life and the love of the Father and Son.

by Ken Bible, © 2000, 2019

Clothe Me in Humility

Humility is the sweetness of
a right relationship
with God and
Humility is rightness and

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Clothe me in humility,
Loving Lord, I pray.
You who’ve given all I am,
Take this pride away.
Free my thoughts to thankfulness,
And clothe me in Your praise.
Free my thoughts to thankfulness,
And clothe me, Lord,
Clothe me in Your praise.

Clothe me in humility;
Help me not to judge.
You would understand them, Lord.
You would lift them up.
Let me speak as You would speak,
And clothe me in Your love.
Let me speak as You would speak,
And clothe me, Lord,
Clothe me in Your love.

Clothe me in humility
With this simple truth:
You are every breath I breathe;
You alone are good.
Every moment come in love
And clothe me, Lord, in You.
Every moment come in love
And clothe me, Lord,
Clothe me, Lord, in You.

by Ken Bible, © 2000

You Are Calling Me to Yourself

Psalm 25:10; 31:15; Matthew 11:28-30; John 15:11; Romans 8:28

Through everything that happens,
the restless love of God is
forever calling us and
drawing us to Him.

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Each little joy, each morning sun
Announce a greater joy begun.
Your every word and all You do
Invite my hungry heart to You.

When deepest sorrow clouds my face,
You turn my tears to gifts of grace.
Your words of love are proven true.
O what a comfort here in You!

All light and shadow serve the same:
They sing Your great and gracious name.
They serve the purpose You pursue –
To make our joy complete in You.

Through sunny days, through hopes deferred,
I trust Your love; I trust Your Word.
O Father God, each morning new
I rest my life, my all in You.

by Ken Bible, © 2019

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

One of the most meaningful pieces from
Handel’s “Messiah” is
now a congregational hymn.
It expresses our joyful assurance in
the resurrection of Christ.

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I know that my Redeemer lives
And He will stand on that final day,
My God, Himself the precious price,
Himself the ransom I could not pay.
And though death destroys this body,
He is my life forevermore!
I know that my Redeemer lives.
My Brother, my Champion, my Lord, and my Savior
Is risen from the dead!

I know that my Redeemer lives.
I’ll stand in Him on that final day,
In Him now bold, complete, and pure.
His blood has washed all my guilt away!
And though death destroys this body,
Yet in my flesh will I see God!
I know that my Redeemer lives.
My hope, my assurance, my joy, and my Savior
Is risen from the dead!

by Ken Bible, © 2011

Who Is He?

This hymn lets your people
join the throng that
praised Jesus on
that first Palm Sunday.
Set to a familiar tune.

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Who is He who comes in triumph?
Who is He who comes to die,
Comes in peace and comes in power,
Hidden One now lifted high?
Jesus, Jesus, Lord, Messiah,
Mighty master of the grave!
See Him ride, the King of Glory!
God Himself has come to save!

See Him there in humble splendor.
Hear them shouting all around.
Joy explodes in wild procession.
Praise is now the victor’s crown.
“Glory, glory in the highest!”
Like the angels hear them sing,
Dancing round the Long-awaited-
Once their hope, and now their King.

Rise and join the glad procession!
Hear them passing by again-
All the ransomed, all His children,
Marching to Jerusalem!
Look ahead– the gates of splendor!
Hear the everlasting hymn!
Open wide Your hearts in worship!
Let the King of Glory in!

by Ken Bible, © 2004

A Hymn for the Wilderness

Exodus; Deuteronomy 8:1-10; Psalm 105:37-45

Learn to trust God more
constantly and
completely with
these lessons from Exodus.
The tune is fun and familiar.

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I can’t see where I’m going –
Just wilderness ahead.
This place is fierce and threatening –
O God, where have You led?
But Egypt is behind me
With all You’ve brought me through,
And now You go before me –
I trust and follow You.

Your all-engulfing presence
Is shade throughout the day.
Your fire ablaze above me
Lights all my darkened way. 
Fresh water in my desert
And bread each morning new –
O tender, faithful Shepherd,
I trust and follow You.

Through every daily challenge,
With labors still undone,
I follow in Your footsteps
And take them one by one.
Throughout our great adventure
I keep the Cloud in view,
As all the way to Canaan
I trust and follow You.

by Ken Bible, © 2020

Risen with Jesus Christ

John 15:5; Romans 6:3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Galatians 2:20

This hymn is meaningful anytime
but is especially suitable for baptisms.
The tune is adapted from a spiritual.

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Risen with Jesus Christ,
Breathing eternal life!
Knowing that my Lord is true,
I’ll do all He says to do.
I’m risen with Jesus Christ!

Jesus now lives in me—
Power and liberty!
Just a branch in Christ the Vine,
All His love and joy are mine,
For Jesus now lives in me!

Praise You, Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank You for boundless life!
You are great and good and true.
All I need is found in You.
I praise You, Lord Jesus Christ!

by Ken Bible, © 2012

May Our Loved Ones Come to Know You

Matthew 9:36; 18:12-14; Luke 15; 2 Peter 3:9

How we long for our loved ones to
know God in all His fullness!
This hymn of intercession helps us
express those longings
in prayer.

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May our loved ones come to know You.
Face by face we lift this prayer.
Father, may Your Spirit grow You
In each heart now unaware.

Help them sense how much they need You.
You are where fulfillment starts.
All the searching that precedes You
Cannot feed their famished hearts.

Faithful love forever speaking,
Offering all that we pursue,
Savior, Shepherd ever seeking,
Lead our loved ones home to You.

by Ken Bible, © 2020

If I Could See

God’s wonderful promises
stir within us a
deep longing for our glorious future.
But don’t miss the marvelous now of
walking with Him moment by moment.

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If I could see You always here,
Lord, I’d be a rock
Unmoved by fear,
But step by step I’ll follow
And look to You.

If I could reach and touch Your hand,
I’d smile at the pain
Your love has planned,
But step by step I’ll follow
And look to You.

I cannot see, but I can pray.
I cannot touch, but I can say
My Father is the Lord of all,
And He will do what’s best.

When pain is gone and faith is sight,
We’ll walk and we’ll talk
All bathed in light,
So step by step I’ll follow
And look to You.

by Ken Bible, © 2005

I Am Your Salvation

Salvation is not a
“something” Christ brings to us.
He Himself is our salvation.
His Spirit within is
our life,
our strength,
our holiness,
our joy.
This hymn is meaningful year-round,
but especially through the Lent and Easter seasons.

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I am your salvation.
I am Christ your Lord,
Crucified and buried,
Now alive forevermore;
Crushed for your forgiveness,
Broken for your sin,
Risen for your endless joy
And mighty now within.

I am your salvation.
Rest in me today.
Don’t you know I’m with you
And I listen as you pray?
Fear and grief may gather.
Doubt will do its best.
Stand and simply trust in Me,
And I will do the rest.

Alpha and Omega,
Ever on the throne-
All you see will fade and die,
And I will reign alone.
I am your salvation.
I am your reward.
Boldly lose your life in Me
And prove that I am Lord.

by Ken Bible, © 2002