Archive for Hymns

Psalm 121

This hymn setting of the favorite 121st Psalm
beautifully expresses God’s
faithful,
tender,
all-encompassing
care for His children.
Set to a familiar tune.
Psalm 121 is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Lift up your eyes. Look all around.
Drink in God’s rich, wholehearted love!
Scenes of His faithful care abound
And draw our needy hearts above.

Through every need His goodness flows.
O what a love that never sleeps!
Through every grief, He feels, He knows,
He shapes and leads, He guards and keeps.

No threat, no force, no fear withstands
Almighty, all-embracing care.
Nothing can harm us in His hands
Or catch our Father unaware.

O Holy God, Creator, Lord,
Eternal, sovereign, right, and true,
Power and wisdom unexplored,
We go, we come, we rest in You.

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 120

Psalm 120 is a hymn for pilgrims,
traveling through this evil world
toward their Father’s house.
It is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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God of truth and mercy, save us,
Hurt, harassed, oppressed by lies,
Tempted, threatened, lured by evil
Dressed in pleasure’s sweet disguise.
See Your children, all Your own,
Here where sin seems so strong.
We are pilgrims on a journey,
Strangers where we don’t belong.

God of peace, engulfing presence,
Shepherd through this hostile place,
Great Redeemer gone before us,
How we yearn to see Your face!
Weary, needy, nearing home –
Just ahead, now in view –
We are pilgrims on a journey.
O what joy, we come to You!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 134

Set to a familiar tune,
this benediction can be used
to close a service or
as a full hymn of worship and praise.
It is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Blessing and honor, glory, love, and praise
Be to You, Father, good in all Your ways,
Holy, exalted, faithful, feared, adored,
Source of all being, Savior, Sovereign Lord.

Here at Your throne with lifted eyes we stand,
Eager to serve and move at Your command.
Joyful, we go to follow near or far,
Blessed and enabled, God, by all You are.

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 133

God’s life and love pours down from Him,
then flows out through us to those around us.
What a wonderful gift is loving unity in Him!
This hymn is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Flowing down,
Flowing down –
Precious oneness flowing down,
Down from Father, Son, and Spirit,
Love is flowing down.
Peace is flowing down.

Flowing out,
Flowing out –
All God’s blessings flowing out.
Freely shared with all His people,
Life is flowing out.
Joy is flowing out.

One in Christ,
One in Christ –
Earth and heaven one in Christ,
All God’s people, all creation
One in Jesus Christ.
Praise You, Jesus Christ!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 132

When we gather to worship God,
we are part of a grand and timeless procession,
coming before His throne,
celebrating His salvation.
What a reality!
This hymn is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Join salvation’s great procession.
Join the timeless singing.
All who share His resurrection
Follow Christ their King.
Come join His children, called and cleansed,
Forever all His own,
Pure and holy, O how glorious,
Coming to His throne.

Follow Christ, and breathe His presence.
Share His holy glory.
Walk in Him, the Living Temple.
Taste eternity.
God’s every promise stands fulfilled.
Our destiny is sealed.
All His blessings, all His gifts are
Now in Christ revealed.

Jesus Christ, we join in worship,
Loving, serving, singing;
All our joy, Your greater glory,
Lamb and Priest and King.
Your holy name be hallowed here,
Your perfect will be done.
May Your Kingdom fill our world and
Heaven and earth be one!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 131

Here is a poignant picture of
God in His magnificent greatness and
us as His beloved children.
The tune, a beautiful Welsh lullaby, will be familiar to some.
Psalm 131 is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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You, Creator; I, Your creature.
You, almighty; I, but dust.
You, forever; I, a moment.
You, perfection, kind and just.
You are fullness; I am empty,
Self-importance set aside,
Foolish grasping, fruitless worry,
Proud delusions crucified.

Faithful Father, tender Mother,
Draw me closer, hold me near.
In Your presence, deep contentment;
All is quiet resting here.
Sweetly helpless, lacking nothing,
God so pure, so high, so far,
Quiet worship, simply being,
Knowing, trusting all You are.

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 130: “From These Depths, O Lord”

This hymn helps us come to God
openly confessing our neediness for Him.
It is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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From these depths, O Lord,
Hear my cry to You:
Holy God, have mercy on my weakness and my need!

Proud and selfish thoughts,
Cold, uncaring ways–
Holy God, have mercy on my weakness and my need!

Refrain
Father,
Maker,
Mighty Redeemer,
Loving God, forgive me for the foolish heart You see!

Lord, I look to You.
As a child I come.
Holy God, have mercy on my weakness and my need!

From these depths, O Lord,

Hear my song to You:
Holy God, I praise You for unfailing love to me!

by Ken Bible, © 2008 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 129

We sing this confident hymn of faith
in the face of evil’s threats.
It is set to a fresh tune
but is also singable to a familiar tune.
The hymn is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Oppressed, pursued by deadly evil,
My God, I turn to You today.
You always help me when I ask You.
You always save me when I pray.

Though evil’s threat is ever-present
And works to draw my heart away,
You never leave me to my weakness.
Your Spirit helps me to obey.

Alluring lies and vain distractions,
The Devil’s words are all untrue.
He has no power to love or bless me.
He has no power to follow through.

His every threat and every promise
Will come to nothing in the end.
Eternal love and all its blessings
Are Yours alone, my God, my friend!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 128

Here is a celebration of
the daily blessings of our generous, kind Creator.
Set to a familiar folk tune.
Psalm 128 is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Lord, You fill every day with the gifts of Your love
We receive and we share, gracious Father.
Every simple joy is crowned
With dear people all around,
And with them, we can feel Your loving presence.

As we look up to You, great Creator of all,
We are bathed in the flow of Your blessings.
By Your gift of daily bread
Bodies, minds, and hearts are fed,
And we feast on the riches of Your goodness!

As we work, as we laugh, as we pray, Father God,
As we walk in Your Spirit together,
Every joy is just a taste
Of the sharing soon embraced
Heart-to-heart, fully one in You forever!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

Psalm 127

“Unless the Lord builds the house,
they labor in vain who build it” (Psalm 127:1, NASB).
Using a familiar tune, this hymn expresses
the comfort and rest of
complete dependence on God.
It is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
click here.

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Only in You, eternal All-in-all,
Only in You our efforts stand or fall.
All that we do, the simple and the grand,
Withers or blossoms in Your sovereign hand.

Worry and struggle, sleeplessness and strain –
Outside of You our work is all in vain.
All our ambitions, all that we pursue,
Can’t match the fruitfulness of life in You.

You are the Giver, You Yourself the prize.
You are the wealth that fully satisfies.
Fullness of joy, our source and rich reward,
How all our being longs for You, our Lord!

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.