Lyrics for Westside Praise Arise

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A Song of Worship

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

We assemble now with a song of worship

We lift one voice to the Lord

We are gathered here to fulfill our purpose

Bring glory to God

For God so loved the world that He made us family

And He taught us all to love as He has loved

For the glory of God above.

 

 

Trust in Me

Words and Music by Jennifer B. Davis

 

Verse 1

All who sail face the sea

Though we lack the strength and means

To contend against the waves as they break

But the God that we serve and to whom we belong

Is Faithful

He is faithful

 

Chorus

Hold and pray for daylight

Set your hopes upon the dawn

Where His mercy and His will are clearly seen

They are clearly seen

Hold on and pray for daylight

He’s the call across the sea

“Take courage my child.  Trust in me.”

 

Verse 2

Though the waters rising fast

And the wind’s upon the mast,

All the fear in my heart seems to ease

‘cause the God that I serve and to whom I belong

Is faithful

He is faithful.

 

Chorus (2x)

 

Take courage my child.  Trust in me.

 

Arise

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Verse 1

Lord, we come on bended knee

Humbled that you would hear our plea

Rise up, O God

Renew your light

Inside your church and in our lives

 

Chorus (while soloists repeat verse 1)

Arise, in our lives

Let us shine the light of Jesus Christ

And may Your son, light our way

Show us how to turn the night to day

Arise

 

Verse 2

Light Your fire in our hearts

And lead us out into the dark

So all may gather to your light

And all may come in from the night

 

Chorus (while soloists repeat verse 2)

Arise, in our lives

Let us shine the light of Jesus Christ

And may Your son, light our way

Show us how to turn the night to day

Arise

 

Bridge

Arise, Arise, Arise

Arise, Arise, Arise

 

Solo

Lord, be present in your church

Lead us to the ones that hurt

Lord, open up our eyes

Let us see where there’s a need

A broken heart, a mouth to feed

Lord, God, arise

 

Chorus

 

Living Water

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Send me Your living water

My cup is dry come fill it up

Send me Your living water

My soul is dry, please fill my cup

 

Verse 1

If you’re tired and thirsty, Jesus is here

Offering rest and water, cool and clear

If you’re thirsting for mercy, He is the well

He is the dayspring that never will fail

He will quench the first you know so well.

 

Chorus

He said, God will give you living water

And you will never thirst again

Lord Jesus gives us living water

If only we will fill our lives with Him

 

Verse 2

If you’re searching for answers, Jesus is there

Offering hope in a world of despair

If your life is a desert, He is the rain

He will bring meaning to all of your pain

He’ll revive your withered soul again.

 

Chorus

 

Send me Your living water

My cup is dry, come fill it up

Send me Your living water

My soul is dry, please fill my cup

 

Send me Your living water

My cup is dry, come fill it up

Send me Your living water

My soul is dry, please fill my cup

 

If you’re thirsting for mercy, He is the well.

 

Door to Grace

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Verse 1

Rescue me in my defeat, I am down on my knees

Did you forget?  Or did you leave?

O Lord, remember me

 

Verse 2

I can’t recall the way it feels to be safe, to be real

How long will you remain unseen?

Oh Lord, look on me.

Verse 3

I walk alone in the valley of death

I can’t pass through, I’m out of breath

I can not feel I’ve cried my last

Oh Lord, I’m fading fast.

 

Verse 4

Through all the pain, all the tears, all alone, all these years

You looked for me and never ceased

My God, remembered me.

 

Chorus 1

Praise the Lord (praise the Lord) who knows my name (knows my name

Who sees His child (sees his child), not my shame (not my shame)

And praise the Lord (praise the Lord) who won’t give up (won’t give up)

My God (O my God) the God of love (God of love)

 

Chorus 2

Praise the Lord whose shining face

Opens up the door to grace

And welcomes me, just as I am

My Lord in You I stand.

In You I stand.

 

Chorus 3

Praise the Lord (my Father)

Praise the Lord (my Savior)

Praise the Lord (my Redeemer)

Praise the Lord (Hallelujah)

 

Repeat Chorus 3 and add alto descant

Lord of mercy, Lord of Love

Lord who would not give us up

Lord of mercy, Lord of Love

Lord who would not give us up

 

Ending (Women – Followed by Men)

Lord of mercy, Lord of Love – Look on me and smile

Lord who would not give us up – You were with us all the while

Lord of mercy, Lord of Love – Let us see Your face

Lord who would not give us up – you’re the door to grace

 

Repeat ending

 

The Love of God

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Verse

The love of God sticks to me and holds me

His steadfast love saves me from my foes

And He stays with me

His love is everlasting

And He goes with me

No matter where I go

 

Chorus

Praise the Lord

Sing Hallelujah

Clap your hands

Lift your voice

God’s love and grace are new everyday

So stand, raise your hands and rejoice.

 

 

Be Thou My Vision | We’ll Follow the Lord

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Introduction (words by Dallan Forgail – 8th century – public domain)

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me save that Thou art

Thou my best thought, by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

 

Verse 1

How great the Lord who strengths us

His Truth is our salvation

A shadowy world tells us to trust

In it’s lies for our salvation

 

Verse 2

The time has come

To hold up the truth

As a light to a darkened nation

Stand on a hill. 

Lift up your voice

Sing the chorus of all creation.

 

Chorus

And sing I’m a child of God above

And I will rest on His word

I take my stand in Christ alone

As for me and my house, we’ll follow the Lord

 

Verse 3

The war rages on for heart and soul

Take hope. Give no surrender

The victory’s ours no matter the foe

Praise the name of our defender.

 

Chorus (2x)

 

As for me and my house, we’ll follow the Lord.

 

 

God Will Hold On

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Verse 1

We run away

And leave the One who breathed the breath of life in us

We push away

The hands that would protect and love and care for us

But even when we run and when we hide

He chases after us to save our lives

 

Verse 2

He’s seeking us

Hurt but not discouraged when we turn away

The quest of us

Is summoning the courage to accept His grace

Like a child we let go when we’re afraid

But the hand of God will hold us all the same

 

Chorus

Don’t you know that God will hold on

When you lose your grip

He’ll hold on

When you hid in shame

When you push away

God will stay and hold on

Don’t you know that God will hold on

Through every storm

He’ll hold on

When your life is pain

Others walk away God will stay

And hold on

He’ll hold on

 

Verse 3

We’re powerful

Hard pressed on eery side still we survive the strain

His life in us

Means we are not abandoned in the midst of pain

Like a child we let go when we’re afraid

Praise God He holds us firmly in His Grace

 

Chorus

 

Hold on

He will hold on

Hold out your hands

And God will hold on

Hold on

He will hold on

Hold out your hands

And God will hold on

He’ll hold on.

 

There is Hope

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

There is hope

For the broken who have given up

There is hope

For when we are

On our knees

We all fall down

But Jesus lifts us up

There is hope

For the voiceless who can’t cry out

For when we are

On our knees

There is hope

 

Verse 1

Almighty God,

Lord of creation,

Hear the cries of Your sheep

We are Yours, O God

Your missing children

Rescue us from the deep

We all fall down

But Jesus lifts us up

And we sing

 

Chorus

 

Soprano:

And we sing, we sing

“Halleluljah!”

Praise the Lord who redeems

 

Alto:

Hallelujah, praise God, my redeemer!

Hear us sing.

 

Tenor:

Hallelujah!

We’re redeemed!

 

Bass:

Hallelujah!

Praise the King!

 

Verse 2

Open hearts and eyes

To see the wounded

And hear the cries of Your sheep

Send us out to find

Your missing children

Make us the champions they need

We all fall down

But Jesus lifts us up

 

Chorus (start with soprano and add tenor, bass, then alto)

 

There is hope

For the broken who have given up

For when we are

on our knees there is hope

 

Heaven Speaks

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Heaven speaks to me in quiet places.

I will ease your mind.

Mercy smiles at me from children’s faces

Be still and know you’re mine

 

Know the Lord is on your side

Seek the Lord who knows your cry.

 

Know the Lord is on your side

(Know the Lord is on your side.  He will hear you when you cry)

Seek the Lord

Who knows your cry

(Know the Lord is on your side.  He will hear your when you cry)

 

Call upon the Lord

He will find you

Whispers in the storm

They remind you

 

He’ll take your part (when you are left without a voice)

He’ll guide your heart (to find the music in the noise)

 

Christ We Do All Adore Thee

Words by Theodore Baker and Music by Theodore Dubois.  Public Domain

 

Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever,
Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever,
For on the holy cross, hast thou the world from sin redeemed;
Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever ;
Christ, we do all adore thee!

 

Invisible

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Verse 1

I have seen the empty faces,

Invisible all alone

People lost between the spaces

Where no humanity find a home

 

Break my heart, Holy Spirit

Melt the pride that keeps me blind

I know your calling, let me hear it

Calling out those left behind

 

Chorus

So open my eyes and let me see Jesus

On the faces of those forgotten and lost

Open my mind to know I’m no different

We are all loved by God and saved by the cross

 

Verse 2

I have been the empty gesture

Invisible to those in need

I have failed by any measure

To see humanity in desperate pleas

Let me see beyond the faces

 to the souls

That life forgot

We all get lost between the spaces

But we are visible to our God

 

Chorus (2x)

 

We’re all loved by God and saved by the cross.

We’re all loved by God

and saved by the cross.

 

Without Jesus

Words and Music by Joshua P. Stump

 

Intro

Jesus, Lord Jesus

Do you know Him today?

Please don’t turn Him away.

Oh, Jesus, my Jesus

Without Him how lost I would be

 

Verse  1

Without Jesus, how lost I would be, oh yeah.

Without Jesus, how lost I would be, oh Lord

Well He showed me the way,

Now I praise Him every day

Without Jesus, how lost I would be, oh yeah

 

Verse 2

Without Jesus, I’m all on my own, oh yeah.

Without Jesus, I’m left all along, oh Lord

But He watches over me

Like a shepherd for His sheep

Without Jesus, I’m all on my own, oh yeah.

 

Chorus

Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Praise God! Praise God!

Come on and sing your hallelujahs

With all you’ve got

For the God that gave you life

Will get you thought the night

Just set your eyes on Jesus

He’s the light

Oh yeah.

 

Verse 3

With Jesus, I’ve nothin’ to fear, oh yeah

With Jesus, I’ve nothin’ to fear, oh Lord

‘Cause my demons run an dhide

With Jesus by my side

So with Jesus, I’ve nothin’ to fear, oh yeah

 

Verse 4

And with Jesus, I’m new every day, oh yeah

With Jesus, I’m new everyday, oh Lord

‘Cause he gave His life for me

So a slave could be set free.

So with Jesus, I’m new every day, oh yeah

 

Chorus (2x)

Sheet music with SATB arrangements can be downloaded from the downloads link above.
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