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‘The Lord is with you’ song lyrics
Thank you, Papa God

Thank you for every rain drop,

Every tree that stands firm thro’ the seasons

Thank you for the lessons of ants and their tireless labour

Thank you for all of the birds

And your daily constant provision

Thank you for every heartbeat this week

You have not missed one

CHORUS

Papa God in all this we praise you

And delight in what you’ve done

Papa God it’s all for you

The intricate maker, generous provider

 

Thank you for each breath of air

Its composition perfectly balanced

Thank you for the clear blue skies

And the sun faithfullyshining

 

 

Thank you for the beauty of clouds

That build and bring rain

for our food Thank you for variety and the choice to buy In supermarkets  

CHORUS

 

Thank you for the laws of this land

For peace in this place at this time

Thank you for computers, technology

the telephone and internet

 

Thank you for families and friends

To be known and loved and belong

Thank you for the gift of education

Our minds to discover

CHORUS X2

 

Papa God in all this we thank you for Jesus our rescue sure

Papa God you’ve defeated

Our sin on the Cross, the fear of death

 

With you there is no situation

Where our backs are up to the wall

There is no longer a time

When there is no way out

 

For you are our help and our fortress

On your Cross you sorted it all

In you there is hope we’re complete

Your unfailing love shines through

CHORUS

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  1. Thank you, Papa God
  2. Love stretched out
  3. Calling of Levi
  4. The Lord is with you
  5. I will lead the blind
  6. Pour out your heart
  7. Martha and Mary
  8. Words from the Cross
  9. Sing Alleluia
  10. In a spacious place
  11. Be a sheep not a goat
  12. No temas, no temas (no fear, no fear)

Love stretched out an open palm

To uphold, rescue and bless

Love to bathe in

Sunlight love

Gently moulding, chiding, guiding

Love stretched out an open palm

To uphold, rescue and bless

 

Jesus love has held me close

In times of sorrow and stress

Love to comfort

Step by step

Growing wisdom, patience, kindness

Love stretched out an open palm

To uphold, rescue and bless

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2. Love stretched out

Mark 2:12-16

Levi, Levi, tax taker Levi, Levi, tax taker

 

Do you know Levi, tax taking?

Jew, despised ‘cos he works for Rome

Bribe accepting, poor he’s making

Tells the widow, “Sell your home.”

 

Are his friends so few? Time spending

To make taxmen his closest clan

Money loving, rules for bending

Pocket gold each time they can

CHORUS

Jesus came said, “Follow me!”

No longer Levi you will be

Matthew now is your new name x2

Be my friend. On Christ depend

Follow  me

 

From his desk, stands up, steps around

“Come with me Lord, see here’s my home.”

House of Matthew, all surrounded

Men corrupt and cheats well known

 

“Is he not aware?” sneer leaders

Jesus sitting with sinners to dine

Not the healthy, need the doctors

Sick are cured, so get in line!

CHORUS

Is your life messed up, sin rotten?

Are you Levi with Matthew’s dream?

Be forgiven, past forgotten

Jesus calls you, “Join my team!”

 

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3. Calling of Levi
4. The Lord is with you

Zeph 3:17

Sing O daughter of Zion shout a loud

Israel

Be glad and rejoice with all your heart

On that day they will say to Jerusalem

Do not fear O Zion do not let your hands

 be weak

 

On that day they will say to Jerusalem

The Lord your God is with you He is

 mighty to save

He has taken away your punishment

He has turned back your enemy

The Lord the King of Israel is with you

The Lord the King of Israel is with you

He will quiet you with his love

He will take great delight in you

He will rejoice over you with singing X2

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Is 42:16

I the Lord have called you in my

 righteousness

I will hold your hand firm

I will keep you I appoint you now to be a

comfort for all those in dark dungeons lost

I am the Lord your God

I am the Lord your God

I will not forsake you

I will not forsake you

 

I will lead the blind by ways they

have not known a long unfamiliar paths

I will guide them I will turn their doubt into light before them

and make the rough places smooth

These are the things I will do

These are the things I will do

I will not forsake you

I will not forsake you

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5. I will lead the blind
6. Pour out your heart

Lam 2:8-9

Pour out your heart in the presence of the Lord.

Pour out your heart in the presence of the Lord.

Lift up your hands to Him

Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children

 

Arise cry out in the bleakness of the night

Arise cry out in the bleakness of the night

Pour out your heart to Him.

Pour out your heart to Him for the children that hunger- (suffer)

 

Hearts of the people cry out to the Lord

Hearts  of the people cry out to the Lord

Daughters of Zion, daughters of Zion,

let your tears flow  like rivers

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Lk 10: 38-42

Martha and Mary sisters two

Lived in a village Jesus knew

On his way to Jerusalem

He decides to visit them

CHORUS

Who has been invited -Jesus

Shall we get excited - Teacher

Sit with him delighted - Master

 

Martha asked Jesus, ‘Come and eat’

Bring your friends, for such a treat

To get prepared she ran ahead

‘Much to do Mary,’ Martha said.

 

Veg to peel, I must hurry

Grilled sole perhaps, it’s such a worry,

Set the table and fetch the bread.

Lots of disciples to be fed

 

Mary with Jesus listening still

Words so wise her heart doth fill

Yes he’d said, ‘You are forgiven.’

Now she knew the way to heaven

 

Out of the kitchen Martha’s cry

‘Come Mary help!’ But Jesus sighed,

Martha, Martha trouble not your heart,

Mary has chosen the better part.  

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7. Martha and Mary
8. Words from the Cross

Luke 23:34, 4, 46; John 19:26-27, 28, 30; Mark 15:34

Message through pain Born on the tree, mercy spoken for you and me Father forgive them for they don't know what they are doing

 

Compassion's gift Words of comfort

when each breath is such effort Dearest woman there now is your son John there your mother

 

Hear the invite told on the Cross

Jesus gives His life for you I tell you the truth today you will be with me in paradise

 

Nailed pierced hands blooded and torn

My strength drains away like water My mouth so dry My heart turned to wax Why am I forsaken

 

Darkness did fall on all the land

Temple curtain torn in two Then a loud

 shout

Jesus did cry out it is now

 accomplished

 

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In the greyness, in the blackness see the candle burning brightly

In the sadness in the numbness know the Holy Spirit gently guides

CHORUS

Sing  Alleluia Sing  Alleluia Sing  Alleluia where you are

Sing  Alleluia Sing  Alleluia Sing  Alleluia where you are

 

Hold the gospel live in Jesus breathe in the balm of healing

In the dryness in the unknown walk in step with Father God

 

Holy Jesus dear beloved lift me in this time stumble hold me upright

Guide me clearly through the valley of my doubting

 

Praise for Jesus interceding every moment of being thankful hearts

Bring forward praising lifting to the heavenly throne

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9. Sing Alleluia
10. In a spacious place

Jer 7:1

I have placed you in a spacious place.

Go forth humbly with your God

I have extended now your boundaries.

Go forth joyfully with your God

 

Stand in the gate of the Lord's house.

And proclaim His salvation

The Lord now welcomes you to know

His truth all the people of this town

 

Enter at these gates to worship

Worship Jesus Christ the Lord

Amend your ways and your choices

And repent of all your wrong

 

Welcome here the father motherless

And the widower and widow

Place no other goals before the Lord

Nor speak unkindly of each other

 

 

CHORUS

I will bless this house called by my name

Where in you trust and pray together

Listen to my voice in obedience

So you will dwell in me in  peace

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Lk 10: 38-42

Mt 25: 31-46

CHORUS

What did you do Jesus asks you

Sheep on the right they are God's delight

Left for the goats done little He notes.

Be a sheep not a goat be a sheep baa

 

Little girl starving nothing left to eat

Ten days walking weary feet

Her brother sobs pain more pain.

When will they have a meal again

 

One pair of jeans with knees all torn

Precious one looks so forlorn

Thin Tee shirt in bitter cold

Just too much for a three year old

 

Ashumi's home a plastic sheet

Tied to a wall in a busy street

When the sun shines he's O. K.

Monsoon time wet night and day  

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11. Be a sheep not a goat

Isaías 41:10

No temas, no temas, sabes que

Yo estoy contigo, contigo

no dudes, no dudes,oyéme

Yo soy tu Dios para siempre

 

Te fortalezco, te ayudo

Mi diestra victoriosa

Te sostendrá, te sostendrá

Alégrate en tu Señor

 

No fear, no fear, no distress

Know that I am with forever

Have no doubts do not be dismayed

I am your Lord now and for always

 

I will be your strength and your helper

Uphold you and guide all your steps

With my righteousness I’ll protect you

So trust delight in my name

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12. No temas, no temas
(no fear, no fear)

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