Archive for Hymns

Star Hymn

“Star Hymn” traces the
star theme throughout scripture,
from the stars of Genesis 1,
to the Star of Bethlehem,
to the Bright, Morning Star of Revelation.
Especially meaningful for Christmas and Epiphany,
colorfully set to a familiar tune.

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The stars that flood the sky
In silence glorify
You, the One who gave the light.
Praise! Praise!
How they gild the darkest night!
Changeless, yet forever new,
O Father God, they sing of You:
Greatness all above!
Faithfulness and love!

Your star lit up the sky
Your Son to glorify.
He came down to banish night.
Praise! Praise!
Christ the everlasting light!
Now You call to every race
To meet their Sovereign face-to-face –
Greatness all above!
Faithfulness and love!

Now Christ the Morning Star
Brings hope to where we are,
Promising the coming light –
Joy, joy
Piercing through the darkest night.
Soon He’ll gather every race
To join You, Father, face-to-face –
Glorious God above!
Life and light and love!

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com.

Christ in Genesis and Exodus

God had been revealing Himself for centuries
before fully incarnating Himself in Jesus Christ.
This thought-provoking Advent hymn
exalts the Messiah foretold
throughout Genesis and Exodus.
Set to a familiar tune.

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Christ the Father’s Word is spoken.
Know the great Creator’s heart!
See His wonders, taste His graces:
Life and light and holy art,

Refrain
Love beyond what words can tell–
God made flesh, Immanuel!

Christ the warrior, mighty victor,
Comes to crush the serpent’s head;
Christ the rainbow, Christ the promise,
Christ the true, eternal bread,

Christ the Son so long awaited,
Blessed seed of Abraham,
Christ the wealth of wisdom’s treasure,
Christ the priest and Christ the lamb,

Hear His voice, and see His glory,
Trust His strong and holy hand.
God Himself now tents among us
As we near the promised land.

by Ken Bible, © 2014 LNWhymns.com.

Make All Things New

Some of the most moving passages
in all of scripture are in
Isaiah’s prophecies of the new creation.
This hymn attempts to gather that
beautiful panorama into a hymn,
set to a familiar tune.
For Advent or anytime.

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Lord God, life’s only source,
Evil will run its course,
Leave earth a waste.
Love will make all things new.
Worlds will flow fresh from You.
Beauty now pure and true
Is but a taste.

Death is a brutal lord,
Wielding its sovereign sword.
Soon death will die.
Life will arise, unbound,
Life bursting all around,
Life, love, and joy profound
In Jesus Christ.

Finish Your gift begun.
Gather us all as one.
Make all things new!
Jesus, our Lamb, our Priest,
Jesus, Yourself the feast,
Jesus, with love increased
We wait for You!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 111

This hymn of praise and worship
can be sung alone or
with the hymn based on its companion Psalm,
Psalm 112.
The two hymns are set to
the same highly-singable tune.
Suitable for Thanksgiving or year round.

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With thanks, with joy, in humble fear,
We lift Your praise that all might hear
This simple message loud and clear:
How great You are, O glorious God!

You give Yourself with pure delight.
Our hearts rejoice, our souls recite
Your works, Your ways, so rich, so right.
How good You are, O glorious God!

Lord, all You say and all You do
Are faithful, righteous, kind, and true.
When all is wrong, we trust in You,
For You are just, O glorious God!

O Sovereign Lord, as we obey,
Your wisdom guides our darkened way,
And joy glows brighter day by day.
All praise to You, O glorious God!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 72

This triumphant hymn celebrates
the ultimate reign of
the ultimate king,
Jesus Christ.
Meaningful for Advent, Christ the King Sunday, or anytime.
Set to a familiar tune.

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Truth and justice, grace and peace
Now reign in Christ the Son.
Endless, unimagined life
Has only just begun.
See them blooming all around –
Every blessing love has sworn.
Earth is bathed in all He is
And gloriously reborn.

All creation sings His praise.
O see the hills rejoice!
Hear the trees all clap their hands
And mountains lift their voice.
Every knee now bows to Him,
Every kingdom, every throne.
Riches, honor, wisdom, power,
And praise are all His own.

Sovereign, all-transcending God,
So quick to condescend,
All-in-all, the Lord I AM,
Our Brother, Savior, Friend!
Every joy forevermore,
Every longing we pursue,
Life and beauty, truth and love
Are always only You.

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 98

Celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ with
this jubilant hymn
based on Psalm 98.
For Advent or anytime,
set to a familiar tune.

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Sing our sovereign God unchanging.
Sing a joy each moment new.
Sing His deep and endless wonders.
Sing what mighty love can do.

Refrain:
He comes!
He comes!
Rejoice!
Be ready!
Set your heart on Him alone.

All the earth, receive Your Savior,
Life and freedom, truth and grace,
Justice, peace, and rich abundance.
Praise your Maker face-to-face!

All creation joins the singing.
Earth and heavens, distant lands,
Mountains, islands dance with gladness,
All the rivers clap their hands.

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Eternal Life Is Knowing You

How wonderful is
God’s revelation of Himself
in Jesus Christ!
The more we know Him,
the more we realize that
all life, joy, and peace is
knowing Him.
We are complete in Jesus Christ.
Sing at Christmas or year round.
The tune is familiar.

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You made us from Yourself, O my God, O my God.
Your mercy calls us back, O my God.
The love that longs to bless,
The needs that we confess
Are You and nothing less, O my God, living God!
Your promise is Yourself, Father God!

Your promise now is here. What a gift: Jesus Christ!
Our Brother and Your Son, Jesus Christ!
All mystery and delight,
All wisdom and all right,
All power, love, and life fill Your Son, Jesus Christ.
We stand complete in Him, Jesus Christ!

What life and light and joy knowing You, knowing You!
We long for nothing else knowing You.
Our childish fear and pride
We gladly throw aside
With hearts now open wide knowing You, knowing You.
Eternal life is this: knowing You!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Go to the Wilderness!

Through the rough and wild John the Baptist,
God was calling His people
back to the wilderness
where their faith in Him had first been formed.
John was confrontive,
stripping them of their comfortable excuses.
He challenged, warned, and
invited the people with
brutal, unadorned honesty.
For Advent.

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Go to the wilderness!
Hear the voice of God!
His servant speaks the truth untamed,
And not for your applause.
His look is rough and unrefined.
His ways are raw and wild,
And through the fury of his words
God calls to you, His child.

Go to the wilderness!
Go confront your sin.
The Word that brings a storm of guilt
Will speak His peace within.
Confess the truth your heart has heard.
Repent and start to live.
The mercy that condemns your sin
Is longing to forgive.

Come to the wilderness!
Trust your God alone.
His mighty breath can fill your life
With life beyond your own.
So come and live the truth untamed!
Begin your life again,
For here you meet the Sovereign God
As Father and as Friend.

by Ken Bible, © 2010 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 110

Psalm 110 is the Old Testament passage
most often cited in the New Testament.
It is central to our understanding of Jesus Christ.
This hymn enables us to sing its truths
to a classic hymn tune.
Meaningful for Christ the King Sunday or year round.
To a familiar tune.

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Sovereign God, Almighty Father,
You have spoken to Your Son:
“Rule with Me till all is finished,
All love’s perfect will is done.
See Your people, pure and glorious,
Come from every time and place,
Offering all in love and worship,
Grateful lives that sing Your grace.”

Father, what a work You give Him:
Great high priest of all Your love,
Ever-living intercessor,
Ever drawing hearts above,
Praying, saving, cleansing, blessing,
Helping each to understand
Guilt is gone for those He pardons;
None can snatch them from Your hand.

Bathed in all Your boundless glory,
Wielding all Your holy might,
Perfect love with perfect wisdom,
Sun of everlasting light!
Here in Him, Your tender greatness
Shouts what none can fully sing:
Worship, honor, endless praises
Be to Christ, our Priest, our King!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 26

Here is a piercing hymn of
self-examination and
commitment,
based on Psalm 26.

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I stand exposed, all-seeing God.
You see my need, so deep, so broad.
So test my heart, each thought unheard.
I trust Your love. I trust Your Word.

O Lord, Your truth is my delight!
The world is wrong. I choose the right.
So much is vain. I love Your ways!
My joy, Your will; my breath, Your praise.

With all Your Church I take my stand.
Your whispered Word is our command.
Your glorious Son we keep in view.
We follow Him. We trust in You.

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com.