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1. God’s power

Power holds this orbiting earth

Power seen in all creation’s worth

Hurricanes break

Earthquakes shake

Power in stars, comets at birth

 

Mighty God in new baby born

Mighty God wild flowers adorn

Woodland bluebell

Hay sweet smell

Mighty God in gold fields of corn

CHORUS

God’s power, power beyond measure

Available to me through Jesus my

   treasure

 

Force of God rolled away the stone

Force of God raised up Jesus His Son

Eternal plan

Forgiven man

Force of God my salvation won

 

Strength of God calming every fear

Strength of God wipes away each tear

Faith in His power

Hour by hour

In strength of God our problems clear  

CHORUS

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‘Riches of God’s grace’ song lyrics
  1. God’s power
  2. One life
  3. The riches of God’s grace
  4. Sing a new song
  5. Fishing in Galilee
  6. Just where you are
  7. Walk El Camino
  8. No prison
  9. The children’s song
  10. Eternity in their hearts
  11. Tell out my soul
  12. Treasures in Heaven
  13. Fasting, God speaks
  14. What can I give
  15. The song of the trees
  16. Rebuild your walls

CHORUS

Yesterday is history, yesterday is history

So let's enjoy today, so let's enjoy today

Tomorrow is a mystery, tomorrow is a mystery

Enjoy it while you may

 

Today is the present that God gives unto you

so spend it very wisely and see what you can do

Try to make a friend each day and show them that you care

Then take your cares and worries and turn them into prayer

CHORUS

 

The days go by so quickly much faster when your old

One life you have to live on earth

Enjoy it and be bold

CHORUS

 

Enjoy the moment while you may

Today is the beautiful present that God gives unto you

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2. One Life

Ehp 1: 3-15

Grace and peace to you from father

God and the Lord Jesus Christ

Alleluia alleluia

Who has blessed us in heav'nly realms in our Saviour His blessings pure

For He chose us before the world was ever made to be Holy without blame

In love destined us to be His children

adopted now in Christ His only Son

It accords with His will and pleasure

to the glory of His name

 

Alleluia alleluia

Freely given to us in Jesus God's

precious One His only Son

For in Him now we truly are redeemed sin forgiven by His blood

and His grace is so lavishly now poured over us in love,

wisdom and pure delight

He made known the mystery of grace of His good will the three in one

 

Hosanna alleluia

He will gather all in heaven and on Earth in His own time

For those who first trusted in Lord Jesus your salvation is now sealed kept for you in heaven and for eternity our sovereign Lord be praise and glory in  peace

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3. The riches of God’s grace

Mt 4:18-21, Lk 5:1-11,Mk 1:14-20

Waves sweep in and waves sweep out

Rolling in and rolling out

Gently wetting the dry sand

Bringing seaweed home to land

 

Sea breeze skims across my face

Blows my troubles into place

Here we kneel and wash the nets

Mend the holes the catch has made

 

Getting ready now to go

In our boats a catch to bring

From the waters edge push out

And  to trawl the fishing nets

 

The deep waters out we go

Letting down our nets below

In the depths of Galilee

Bring the harvest of the sea

Wondrous harvest of the sea

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5. Fishing in Galilee

In the dawn walk the way Camino

The birds sing ready now to go.

Our painful feet are sore and very tender

But it's the call Santiago

CHORUS

Walk onwards, walk up wards,

ever forward, God is here to help you

 

Do you carry your burdens alone?

Seek for answers along this road.

Time to dwell in hilly mountains green

Look to lose life's heavy load

CHORUS 2:

Ultreia Ultreia

Et suiseia Deus adjuva nos

 

March in step hoping soon you will find.

Peace for your heart and your anxious mind

Sin clings on for penitance is blind

For only Christ takes sin a way

CHORUS 2  

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7. Walk El Camino

Prov 8:17

Early seeking Early finding happy happy we

Lookingup in life's sweet morning looking up to thee

We begin our childhood days Lord of glory with your praise

Early seeking Early finding happy happy we

 

Early asking Early answers happy happy we

Let us daily blessed Jesus find our all in thee

In your fullness is the store of joy in life for ever more

Early asking Early getting happy happy we

 

Early knocking Early opening Joyful we will be

By the holy gate we enter Lord to live with thee

In the city of the blessed heav'nly home of joyful rest

Early knocking Early opening Happy happy we

 

Early peace and Early pardon Happy happy we

From a thousand snares delivered hidden Lord in thee

Let the life we live while here be a life of Holy fear

Early peace and Early pardon Happy happy we

 

Early faith and Early progress thankful thankful we

Guided by the gracious Spirit Lord we follow thee

Lead us through the darkness here till the morning star appear

Early faith and early progress thankful thankful we

Till the morning star appear, Lord we follow Thee

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9. The children’s song

Lk 1: 46-55

Tell out, tell out my soul

The greatness of the Lord

Rejoice, rejoice

My Spirit in God my Saviour

So tenderly has he looked upon his humble servant

From this day forth all generations

will count me blessed

So wonderfully He has dealt with me

 

Tell out, tell out my soul

The greatness of the Lord

His name, his name

Is holy, holy, holy

And his mercy sure from

Generation to generation

Toward all those

Who reverently fear Him for the deeds

His righteous strong arm has done

 

Tell out, tell out my soul

The greatness of the Lord

His arm, His arm brings down , down monarchs

He has put to rout

All the arrogant hard of heart

And proud in mind

The humble poor filled and lifted high

 

But the proud and rich sent empty away

Mercy, mercy

His promises sure true to Abraham –

And his children’s children  -

For ever and ever  - God

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11. Tell out my soul

Isaiah 58: 6-11

Lord has chosen a new way to fast X2

Chains of injustice must now be broken

The chords of the yoke untied at last set free the oppressed

The Lord has spoken

 

To fast is to share your wealth and your food X2

With those that hunger provide safe shelter

They are your own flesh and your own blood clothe too the naked

Close not your doors

 

Your light will break out the dawn ray reflect X2

And your own healing will come so quickly

God's glory your rear guard will so protect

Rightness goes ahead your pathway will clear

 

Don't point the finger or falsely accuse X2

Spend your time now on relieving poverty

The needs of the poor must not linger

Then your light will rise high the dark will be light

 

If this is the fast as God has commanded X2

The Lord will guide and satisfy your needs

in a dry and scorched sun barren land

He will strengthen your frame to stand up so strong

Strengthen you to stand up so strong

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13. Fasting, God speaks
The riches of God's grace album by Heather Houghton
4. Sing a new song

Ps 98

Sing a new song to the Lord

Sing a new song telling of His Holy victory won

The Lord's salvation His mercy and faithfulness to all His people Israel

All of the earth has seen God's salvation

righteousness shown in sight of all nations

Burst out in song and sing out His sure mercies

Shout joy and praise on trumpet and drum

V2

Let the sea roar and all creatures who live in it

Let all the rivers clap their hands

Let the hills joyfully sing together

before the Lord our maker and King

He will judge all the nations before Him

and all the people with His sure justice

CHORUS

Voice Coda Shout joy and praise

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6. Just where you are

Echoes Psalm 37

Stay a moment

Stay a-mourning let it flow out

right where you are

Let Him hold you Let Him be there in the depths of

Just where you are

Don't be hiding if there's anguish

emptiness of loss

Just where you are

Know you're loved so deeply

loved so in this strange time of grief

Just where you are

 

Dwell in shadow dwell in quietness let your heart rest right where you are

Let Him help you Let Him keep you in His safeness

Just where you are

Just be crying in the sadness bitterness of pain

 

Just where you are

Know you're loved

so deeply loved so in this trouble of tears

Just where you are

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8. No prison

Philippians 1

My life has no prison when I live through you

Let me see all my world from your point of view

Cast away all my doubts break out my chains

Help me to trust you through life's sometime pain

 

This prison is mine the bars my design

Mere human constraint each others complaint

My dull prison of woe my jail of fears

Worried concern small sadness of tears

 

But turn to your Lord and all will be free

New life pure joy true faith Lord in Thee

The word of God tells what He does

Loving wisdom shining through

 

And the peace of God will glad your heart

and your mind in Christ Jesus

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10. Eternity in their
          hearts

Ecc 3:11

He has made everything beautiful

He has made everything beautiful

He has made everything beautiful

So perfect and lovely in its time

 

He has put eternity in their hearts

He has put eternity in their hearts

He has put eternity in their hearts

Yet no one knows God’s plan

 

No one can find out

No one knows God’s work from beginning to end

Enjoy the fruit of your labour

This is the gift of your Creator Lord God

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12Treasures in Heaven

Mt 6:19-21

CHORUS

Where, where is your heart?

Who, who has your treasure?

Where today do you start?

Is gold or more God your pleasure?

Can you, can you serve two masters?

 

Let’s carry our worship to the poor

Let’s bring love in action to their door

Nepalese orphans new shoes wear

A Kenyan roof repair Jehova declare

 

Let’s release the poor to sing God’s praise

Let’s love our neighbour as Jesus says

Mongolian children they are fed

In Delhi slums teach so hope can spread

CHORUS

 

Let’s turn their fear and pain to song

Your response in Jesus – sing along

Ugandan health bills they are paid

Colombian children, find God’s love

 today

CHORUS

Store up, store up your treasures in heaven.

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Judges 9:7-9

One day the trees went out to seek and anoint a king for themselves

They said to the beautiful Olive tree, “Be our king, be our king.”

The olive tree thus did reply:

“Alas I cannot stop making my oil that gives glory to God and men to be a king of trees.”

 

One day the trees went out to seek and anoint a king for themselves

They said to the noble sweet fig tree, “Be our king, be our king.”  

The sweet fig tree thus did reply,

“No I can never forsake my sweet fruit so good to taste to pick and eat I cannot be your king.”

 

One day the trees went out to seek and anoint a king for themselves

They asked of the trailing green vine, “Be our king, be our king.”

The trailing vine did then explain,

“My job is making the ruby red wine that warms and cheers all of mankind so, no never king I'll be.”

 

One day the trees went out to seek and anoint a king for themselves

Said the trees to the straggling thorn bush, “Be our king, be our king,”

The straggling bush then did reply, “Yes as your king I shelter will bring and refuge give if I'm your king,

If not let fire consume all the cedars of Lebanon.

“If not your king let fire consume all the cedars of Lebanon, all the cedars of Lebanon.”

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15. The song of the trees
14. What can I give

What can I give to you dear Jesus?

You've given to me your all.

Gold and silver have I none.

But I have had your call

 

There is nothing I can give you

But just a humble heart

Show me how to show your love

I want to do my part

 

For all the blessings I possess X2

The riches of your grace  X2

I give to you my thankfulness

One day I’ll see Your face

 

I’ll try to love my neighbour

I find this so very hard to do

Show me how to show Your care

As I seek to follow You

 

Till then I put my trust in you

my heart will ever sing

until we meet one day in glory

I will praise you heav'nly King

 

For all the blessings I possess X2

The riches of your grace X2

I give to you my thankfulness one day I'll see your face

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16. Rebuild your walls

Micah 7:11

Rebuild, rebuild Let mercies gifts abound

Restore, restore Set Jesus all around

Make sure his faith foundation is your ground

Rebuild, rebuild with thankful joyous sound

 

Walls of my heart had broken down

Doubts and worries wore me down

Distractions, barriers had bound

I was stumbling crumbling down

Walls of my heart had broken down

 

Rebuild, rebuild Let mercies gifts abound

Restore, restore Set Jesus all around

Make sure his faith foundation is your ground

Rebuild, rebuild with thankful joyous sound

 

Walls of my heart had broken down

Doubts and worries wore me down

Distractions, barriers had bound

I was stumbling crumbling down

Walls of my heart had broken down

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