Lyrics for Westside Praise Carry Me
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An Everyday Prayer 
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1:
Dear God, thank You for this day.
Thank you for the Light
showing me the Way
Dear God, help us do Your will.
Let us hear Your voice.
Help us to be still.
And let us feel you in our hearts,
Let people see you in the love we share,
And let us be your hands and arms,
Reaching out to people everywhere for you.

Verse 2:
Dear God, thank you this Church
Thank you for these friends,
that I love so much.
Dear God, I am asking you,
change our hearts,
make us more like You.
And let us feel you in our hearts,
Let us see you in the eyes of friends,
And let them heart You in our voice,
In words of comfort and encouragement from You.

Verse 3:
Dear God, thank you for your Son,
for the life He lives
after death has stung.
Dear God, keep your Spirit here.
Take away our doubts,
take away our fears,
And let us feel you in our hearts.
Help us forgive as You've forgiven us,
And keep us safe when we're apart,
From the people that we love and trust in You.

Ending:
And we pray in the name of Jesus, Your Son, Amen.

 

Carry Me
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1 - Solo:
Oh, Lord my God, please listen to me
Hear my heart speak when words are lost
The path I'm on is rocky and steep
And there's a river of sing between us I need to cross
But I am weak
And the current's strong
And I've been trying to swim alone for far too long
So carry me to Your peacfeful shore
Where the life that only you can offer will endure.

Chorus:
Lord carry me across the river wide
Where I'll find my rest
Carry me across the river wide
And I will find, I will find, I will find my rest.

Bridge:
Carry me to shore, Jesus
Stay with me forevermore
Carry me to shore, Jesus
Stay close to me forevermore

Verse 2 - Group with Descant:
Oh, Lord my God, please listen to me
Hear my heart speak when words are lost
The path I'm on is rocky and steep
And there's a river of sing between us I need to cross
But I am weak
And the current's strong
And I've been trying to swim alone for far too long
So carry me to Your peacfeful shore
Where the life that only you can offer will endure.

Descant:
I am weak, but it's flowing strong
Trying to swim for far too long
Carry me to your peaceful shore
Where I'll live forevermore.

Chorus:
Lord carry me across the river wide
Where I'll find my rest
Carry me across the river wide
And I will find, I will find, I will find my rest.

 

Fallen
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1:
Lord, Holy God, I am weary
my heart has been broken by sin
this world takes it toll on my spirit
Oh, Lord tell me where have you been.

Chorus - solo (group):
Cause I was (fallen, broken, dying)
but you picked me up (fallen, broken, dying)
And you gave me hope (fallen, broken, dying)
And you save me (fallen, broken, dying)

Verse 2:
People have forgotten your power
we behave like we are gods standing tall
but the earth hears Your name and it cowers
You alone are the Lord over all.

Bridge - women (men):
The lies we tell will hide us all in sin (though he slay me I will hope in Him)
The lies we tell will hide us all in sin (though he slay me I will hope in Him)
The lies we tell will hide us all in sin (though he slay me I will hope in Him)
The lies we tell will hide us all in sin (though he slay me I will hope in Him)

Verse 3:
Flee as a bird to your mountain
oh, thou who art weary from sing
the Lord won't remove all your sorrows,
but they will all be redeemed in the end.

 

God Make Me Holy
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1:
I want to live a life that brings You glory
I want the world to see Your light in me
I want to live a life of constant worship
I want to live like I know Jesus lived for me

Chorus:
God make me holy
Make me righteous
Lord, I am helpless
here on my own
I need your Spirit here to guide me
I know alone I'm weak
I need your grace, your strength
God make me holy, I pray

Verse 2:
I want to love the people that betray me
I want help those who need it most
I want to give all I have to offer
I want to live like I know Jesus died for us.

Bridge:
Holy, holy, holy,
Holy Lord I pray
God make me holy, holy, holy,
Holy Lord I pray.

 

I Will Glorify Your Name
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1:
Guard my life, I pray, I am yours O God
I will trust in You to save.
Hear my cry, O Lord, and answer me,
I will Call on You always.
For you are slow to anger full of love,
And your faithfulness remains.
I will praise you Lord with all my heart,
I will glorify your Name.

Verse 2:
In my darkest days I call on you
For I know you'll answer me.
Send your joy to me Your servant, Lord
I will lift my soul to thee.
Someday the world will bow and worship you,
All the nations You have made.
I will praise you Lord with all my heart,
I will glorify your Name.

Bridge and Ending:
Show my soul your ways, O Lord
I'll walk in truth all of my days.
Give me an undivided heart
that I may learn to fear your name.
Great is your love for me and through your grace
You have saved me from the grave.
I will praise you Lord with all my heart,
I will glorify your Name.
I will praise you Lord with all my heart,
I will glorify your Name.

 

It's a Beautiful Day
Words and music by Jennifer B. Davis

Verse 1:
It's a beautiful day, the sun shinin' or rain fallin' down
It's a beautiful day, all because my wand'ring spirit's found
It's a beautiful day, Come on church his mercy's all around
Our God is listening and...

Chorus:
I'll walk by faith.
Gainin' speed on the path that you've laid for me.
I'm goin' your way.
It's a beautiful day

Verse 2:
It's a beautiful day, persistent love like sun breakin' free
It's a beautiful thing, all you know and that you still love me
It's a beautiful life, here's the day of jubilee.
I've nothin' to lose 'cause...

Verse 3:
It's a beautiful day, Your grace streamin' on my face.
It's a beautiful day, praising you Lord in this place.
It's a beautiful day, all my fears are chased away
and I will worship...

Final Chorus:
I'll walk by faith.
Gainin' life on the path that you've laid for me.
I'm goin' your way.
It's a beautiful day. Oh, Yeah.
It's a beautiful day. Praise God.
It's a beautiful day.

 

I've Got a Friend in Jesus
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Chorus:
I've got a friend in Jesus,
He's my friend for life.
He's with me mornin', noon, and night.
I know wherever I go
He'll be by my side.
I've had a friend in Jesus, all my, all my life.

Verse 1 - solo (group):
When I was a young man (Jesus walked with me)
when I didn't understand (Jesus talked to me)
(Even when I lost my way, Lord) You were watching over me
Oh well, I've had a friend in Jesus all my life.

Verse 2 - solo (group):
With darkness all around me (Jesus walks with me)
And with Satan closing in, Lord (Jesus talk to me)
(And when no one else can save me) He's watching over me
Oh well, I've had a friend in Jesus all my life.

Verse 3 - solo (group):
When I'm on the road to heaven (Jesus walks with me)
When I read the word He's given (Jesus talks to me)
(And when I praise His name on Sunday) angels sing with me.
Oh well, I've had a friend in Jesus all my life.

 

Jesus Loves Me, O Yes I Know
Words by Joshua P. Stump

Verse 1:
Jesus love me, oh yes, I know,
for the Bible it does tell me so.
He loves you too and
He wants you to know
Jesus love me, oh yes, I know.

Verse 2:
Jesus said, let the children come unto me
They will show you how you should be.
You must become just like one of these.
Jesus said let them come unto me.

Verse 3:
Jesus said, when you're weary,
He'll make you strong.
With wings like eagles, He'll carry you along.
When you are sad, He will give you a song.
He'll be with you all, all the day long.

Verse 4:
All day long! Jesus love me, oh yes, I know,
for the Bible it does tell me so.
He loves you too and
He wants you to know
Jesus love me, oh yes, I know.

 

May the Lord Be With You
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Part 1:
May the grace of the Lord
and the love fo God be with you
and may his Spirit dwell in our hearts
May the God of peace be with you all.

Part 2:
And the church will sing praise to the Lord
May the God of peace be with you
and the church will sing praise to the Lord
May the God of peace be with you all.

Part 3:
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
May the Lord be with us all.

 

Shout Sing
Words and music by Joshua P. Stump

Chorus:
Shout Sing and Praise the Lord
He's what all creation is pointing toward.
Come on and Shout Sing and Praise the Lord, and
Put your tiny fear in the mighty hands of God.

Verse 1:
In the beginning was the Holy Word
And the Word became flesh in Jesus Christ our Lord
And the Word is the power that formed our world
And the Word's the life we're living and dying for.
Come on and...

Verse 2:
All creation reflects His grace
Open up your eyes you'll see it in every place
And every person of every race
Is a variation on our Savior's face
Come on and...

Verse 3:
Now, there's no problem large or small
That our God can't remove or redeem for the good of all
And the God who told the sun to shine and rain to fall
Will be there ready to answer when you call.
Come on and...

A songbook with the sheet music arrangements for all of the songs is now available.  All music is SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) four-part harmony.