Here are the five songs we’ll be singing at our Joint Anniversary Worship Service (Imus and Pasig) on August 28, 2016. Links to tunes are also included for learning or just to sing along.
The first song is “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
tune: Lobe den Herren
1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
2 Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
4 Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him;
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
The second song is from Psalm 134.
tune: Old Hundredth L.M.
O Bless Our God with One Accord,
Ye faithful servants of the Lord,
Who in His house do stand by night;
And praise Him there with all your might.
2 Lift up your hands, in prayer draw nigh
Unto His sanctuary high;
Bless ye the Lord, kneel at His feet,
And worship Him with reverence meet.
3 Jehovah bless Thee from above,
From Zion in His boundless love,
Our God, who heav’n and earth did frame;
Blest be His great and holy Name.
The third song is “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
tune: St. Thomas
I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved
With His own precious blood.
2 I love Thy church, O God:
Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And graven on Thy hand.
3 For her my tears shall fall,
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv’n,
Till toils and cares shall end.
4 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav’nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.
The fourth song is from Psalm 67.
O God, To Us Show Mercy,
And bless us in Thy grace;
Cause Thou to shine upon us
The brightness of Thy face;
That so Thy way most holy
On earth may soon be known,
And unto ev’ry people
Thy saving grace be shown.
2 O God, let all men praise Thee,
Let all the nations sing;
In ev’ry land let praises
And songs of gladness ring;
For Thou shalt judge the people
In truth and righteousness,
And through the earth the nations
Shall Thy just rule confess.
3 O God, let people praise Thee,
Let all the nations sing,
For earth in rich abundance
To us her fruit shall bring.
The Lord our God shall bless us,
Our God shall blessing send,
And all the earth shall fear Him
To its remotest end.
The fifth song is “The Church’s One Foundation”
1 The church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is His new creation
By water and the Word:
From heav’n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.
2 Elect from ev’ry nation,
Yet one o’er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food.
And to one hope she presses,
With ev’ry grace endued.
3 Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping,
Their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.