All glory to him who alone is God, our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time (Jude 1:25; NLT).
1. Beyond all time,
Beyond all space,
Is God, who makes
The human race.
2. Amidst all gain,
Amidst all loss,
Is God, who suffers
On the cross.
3. Within all love,
Within all hate,
Is God, who saves
4. Beneath all depth,
Above all height,
Concealed in darkness, God is light.
1. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).
2. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens
(Psalm 68:19; NIV).
3. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed
(Psalm 34:18; NLT).
4. Clouds and thick darkness surround him
(Psalm 97:2; NIV).
Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him (Philippians 3:8-9; NLT).
1. Unite with Christ,
The Lord of lords,
And with all those
Who offer prayer.
2. Unite with Christ,
The Son of Man,
And with all those
Who love, and care.
3. Unite with Christ,
The King of kings,
And with all those
In want, and fear.
4. Unite with Christ,
The Son of God,
And with all those
Who suffer here.
May the Lord make your love for one another
and for all people grow and overflow
(1 Thessalonians 3:12; NLT).
1. They all met together and were constantly united in prayer (Acts 1:14; NLT).
2. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).
3. Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
4. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me (John 17:21-3; NLT).
1. You know me so well, Lord,
And see all I do.
You know me in full,
Having watched, as I grew.
2. You know me so well,
For you hear all I say,
And help me to govern
My tongue every day.
3. You know me so well,
For you read every thought,
And help me to capture each one,
As I ought.
4. You know me so well,
For you sense how I feel.
You live in my heart,
Where you share each ordeal.
5. You know how I suffer,
And help me to cope.
You stay by my side,
Bringing comfort and hope.
6. You know all that happens
To me every day.
You see how I stumble
On your narrow way.
7. You know me completely,
And love me so well,
Although I am nothing –
A frail, empty shell.
8. You always know best,
So I bow to your will,
Accepting whatever you send,
Good or ill.
1. All that I now know is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely (1 Corinthians 13:12; NLT).
2. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:4; NIV).
The tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself. People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:6-8; NLT).
3. You perceive my thoughts from afar (Psalm 139:2; NIV).
We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).
4. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; NIV).
The Lord sees every heart and knows every plan (1 Chronicles 28:9; NLT).
You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).
In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
5. Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested (Hebrews 2:18; NLT).
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
6. The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race (Psalm 14:2; NLT).
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand (Psalm 37:24; NIV).
The gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life (Matthew 7:14; NASB).
7. You have searched me, Lord, and you know me (Psalm 139:1; NIV).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).
Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence! (Psalm 89:47; NLT).
8. God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything (1 John 3:20; NLT).
I send good times and bad times (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).
Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).
1. Your cross
Is part of me,
And I am part
2. It’s always with me,
Day and night,
In all I think, and say,
3. It gives me courage,
When I am anxious,
Or in pain –
4. Reminding me
How Jesus lived
Died, and rose again.
1. If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
2. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
3. I am full of the courage that the Lord’s Spirit gives (Micah 3:8; NET).
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).
Peace I leave you; my peace I give you (John 14:27; NIV).
In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
4. The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction. But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18; NLT).
“The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead” (Luke 9:22; NLT).