Words from Scripture Music of Craig Buhler Sung by Rick Tatum Accompanied by members of HONK (see lyrics & location of Bible verses below.) The easiest way to memorize Scripture is with music. This is why i began writing worship songs in 1984. Extensive work with Vineyard worship leaders such as Brian Doerksen, Andy Park, and Kevin Prosch in the '90's filled me with a deep appreciation for music which is easy to sing, in a contemporary style, music which is fresh, original, and enduring, and - most important - music which ushers the listener into a deep, intimate, loving connection with Jesus. In 1993, Rick Tatum sang on my second worship CD, 'Clouds of Heaven.' His love for Jesus and his unique ability to project his heart through his voice always has a profound impact on me and on others who hear him. Rick was the logical choice for lead vocalist on this CD. The HONK Band never fails to knock out listeners of all ages, both in concert and on recordings. I joined HONK in 1972, and our annual reunion tours are still a high point of the year for me both personally and musically. Steve Wood was the perfect producer for "Renewed Hope" with his uncanny ability to bring out the best in every musician & composition he encounters. These songs range from 70's rock (#1,4) to Gospel (#2) to tender (#3,5,7,8,10,12) to majestic (#6,14) to Israeli (#11) to reggae (#9) to early Cream (#13). Here are the lyrics with addresses of Bible verses: 1. BY THE POWER ROM 15 : 13 MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE, AS YOU TRUST IN HIM, SO THAT YOU MAY OVERFLOW WITH HOPE, WITH HOPE! BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, BY THE POWER ... OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 2. GRACIOUSLY WE WERE BORN TO BRING YOU WORSHIP. WE WERE BORN TO SING YOUR PRAISE. YOU CREATED US IN YOUR IMAGE OUT OF SHEER LOVE. AND WE THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR MIRACLE WORKING MERCY. AND WE THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR MIRACLE WORKING GRACE. GRACIOUSLY YOU SAVE US. GRACIOUSLY YOU DRAW US NEAR. GRACIOUSLY YOU TEACH US HOW TO LIVE HERE. GRACIOUSLY YOU PARDON ALL OUR SINFUL WAYS. MAY OUR HEARTS BE GRACIOUS, LORD, WE PRAY. 3. EYES OF THE LORD ISAIAH 40 : 31 2 CHRONICLES 16 : 9 THOSE WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY. THEY WILL WALK AND NEVER FAINT. FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD RANGE THROUGHOUT THE EARTH. TO STRENGTHEN THOSE WHOSE HEARTS ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO HIM, 4. DOWNCAST PSALM 42 : 5, 9 WHY ARE YOU DOWNCAST, O MY SOUL? WHY SO DISTURBED WITH-IN ME? I PUT MY HOPE IN GOD. I PUT MY TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST. I PUT MY HOPE IN GOD. FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM, MY SAVIOR. FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM MY GOD. FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM, MY SAVIOR. GOD IS MY ROCK, HE IS MY ROCK. 5. SON OF THE LIVING GOD JOHN 6 : 68 - 69 LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? JESUS, YOU HAVE THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE. WE BELIEVE, WE BELIEVE. WE HAVE COME TO KNOW THAT YOUR ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 6. IN AWE OF HIM EZEKIEL 44 : 4, PSALM 33 : 8 THE GLORY OF THE LORD FILLED THE TEMPLE. AND I FELL ON MY FACE IN AWE OF HIM 7. THE BLESSING NUMBERS 6 : 24 - 26 MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU. MAY THE LORD KEEP YOU. MAY THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU. MAY THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU HIS PEACE. MAY THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE. AMEN. 8. PERFECT PEACE ISAIAH 26 : 3-4, 7 PSALM 127 : 2 THOU WILT KEEP THEM IN PERFECT PEACE WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON YOU. THOU WILT BLESS THEM AS THEY SLEEP AND MAKE THEIR PATHWAY SMOOTH FOR THEY TRUST IN YOU. WE WILL TRUST IN YOU. TRUST IN THE LORD FOREVER. FOR IN GOD, THE LORD, IS EVERLASTING STRENGTH. THE ROCK OF AGES, FOR IN GOD IS EVERLASTING STRENGTH. FOR IN GOD IS OUR STRENGTH 9. LAZARUS JOHN 11 : 27, 22, 44, 25 YOU ARE THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD, THE ONE WHO HAS COME INTO THE WORLD FROM GOD EVEN NOW, I KNOW THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU ASK. SO LOOSE THAT MAN AND LET HIM GO, MESSIAH! JESUS, YOU'RE MY LORD AND YOU'RE MY RESURRECTION AS I ABIDE IN YOU, I AM REVIVED. 10. EVERYWHERE I GO EVERYWHERE I GO, THE LORD IS WITH ME. EVERY TIME I CALL, HIS LOVE SURROUNDS ME. BUILDING ME UP, MAKING ME STRONG, TO BE THE ONE HE FORMED ME TO BE. EVERYWHERE I GO. EVERY TIME I CALL. EVERY DAY, HE SHOWS ME WHERE I'M GOING. WHEN I LOSE MY WAY, I HEAR HIM CALLING: "THIS IS THE WAY. WALK IN MY LIGHT, AND YOU WILL NEVER STUMBLE OR FALL." EVERY TIME I CALL. EVERYWHERE I GO. 11. ROCK OF REFUGE PSALM 71:1-3 BE MY ROCK OF REFUGE TO WHICH I CAN ALWAYS GO. GIVE THE COMMAND TO SAVE ME, FOR YOU ARE MY ROCK AND MY FORTRESS. IN YOU, O LORD, I TAKE REFUGE. LET ME NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME. RESCUE ME IN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. TURN YOUR EAR TO ME AND SAVE ME. 12. LOVE ENDURES 2 Chron 20 : 21 GIVE THANKS, GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, OUR GOD. HIS FAITHFUL LOVE ENDURES. FOREVER AND EVER, HIS FAITHFUL LOVE ENDURES. 13. RENEWED HOPE PSALM 94 : 18, 19, 22 BUT THE LORD IS MY FORTRESS; MY GOD IS A MIGHTY ROCK WHERE I CAN HIDE. I CRIED OUT WHEN DOUBT FILLED MY MIND. I CRIED OUT, 'O LORD, I'M SLIPPING!' AND YOUR UNFAILING LOVE, O LORD, SUPPORTED ME. YOUR COMFORT GAVE ME HOPE, RENEWED HOPE AND JOY. 14. BORN OF THE SPIRIT John 3 : 19, 21, 8; 20: 21-22 LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD. COME INTO THE LIGHT OF TRUTH. THE WIND BLOWS WHEREVER IT PLEASES. YOU HEAR IT'S VOICE, BUT YOU CANNOT TELL WHERE IT COMES FROM OR WHERE IT IS GOING. SO IT IS WITH EVERY ONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT. PEACE BE WITH YOU. I AM SENDING YOU. RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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