SELECTED HYMNS to Traditional Tunes

by Gregg Strawbridge



"MY GOD ORDAINS"

( Gregg Strawbridge 5/97 )

MY GOD ORDAINS THE HEAV'NS AND EARTH

BY WORD THE WORLDS E'ER STAND

IN HIM WE MOVE, IN HIM WE LIVE

SUSTAINING WITH HIS HAND

 

MY GOD ORDAINS THE STARRY HOST

HE CALLS THE SUNS BY NAME

HIS POWER AND NATURE VISIBLE

BY NIGHT AND DAY THE SAME



MY GOD ORDAINS THIS BLUE GREEN GLOBE

HE MAKES THE OCEANS TIDE

HE GIVES THE BREAD HE GIVES THE WINE

GIVE THANKS FOR HE PROVIDES



MY GOD ORDAINS THE PEOPLES THERE

HE MADE THEM ALL FROM ONE

THE HEART OF KINGS IS IN HIS HAND

DO HOMAGE TO THE SON



MY GOD ORDAINS THE GOSPEL WORD

SENT HIS BEGOTTEN SON

THE NAILS DID PIERCE HIS HANDS AND FEET

"TETELESTI" ATONED



MY GOD ORDAINS THE HEARING EAR

THE SEEING EYE DID MAKE

THE B'LIEVING HEART DID OPEN WIDE

THE DEAD THE CALL DID WAKE



MY GOD ORDAINS THE WORLDS AND WORKS

HIS WISE DECREE REMAINS

HIS SOVEREIGN HAND RULES GRACE AND CURSE

HIS MERCY E'ER THE SAME.



"I WILL YIELD"

( Gregg Strawbridge8/10/99 May the Mind of Christ My Savior)

I WILL YIELD TO CHRIST MY SAVIOR, HE IS PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING;

MAY MY LIFE BE SUBJECT TO HIM, LORD - IN EV'RYTHING.



I WILL YIELD TO CHRIST'S OWN SHEPHERDS, AS THEY FOLLOW CHRIST MY LORD;

MAY MY LIFE BE SUBJECT TO THEM, FOLLOWING GOD'S OWN WORD.



I WILL YIELD TO CHRIST'S DEAR PEOPLE, CHOSEN, CALLED, AND SANCTIFIED;

MAY MY LIFE BE SUBJECT TO THEM, IN - THE FEAR - OF CHRIST.

WE WILL SERVE THE GOD WHO PURCHASED ALL THE CHURCH WITH HIS OWN BLOOD,

MAY OUR LIVES, REDEEMED AND SUBJECT, SHOW - THE WORLD - HIS LOVE.



"VICTORIOUS REDEEMER"

( Text: (cGregg Strawbridge Tune: ST. DENIO Trad. Welsh Hymn melody from John Roberts' CANAIDAU Y CYSSEBR, 1839

)

VICTORIOUS REDEEMER IS NOW GLORIFIED.

FULL DEITY NOW MANIFEST TO OUR EYES.

HE RULETH AS SOV'REIGN O'ER BOTH DEATH AND HELL

THE LIVING ONE CALLETH THE DEAD AS HE WILL.



SALVATION HE PURCHASED IN DEATH AND IN LIFE.

FORGIVENESS WAS FINISHED WHEN HE DID ARISE.

OUR REGENERATION BY MERCY HE DID.

HE MADE US ALIVE AYE TOGETHER WITH HIM.



NOW WE ARE UNITED IN HIS DEATH AND LIFE.

THE POW'R THAT DID RAISE HIM NOW DWELLETH INSIDE.

NOW SEATED WITH HIM IN GREAT GLORY ON HIGH;

MYSTERIOUSLY HIDDEN IN JESUS, OUR CHRIST.



SINCE BY ONE MAN DEATH CAME, BY ONE MAN CAME LIFE.

HE IS RESURRECTION, THEREFORE, HE DID RISE!

SOON HE WILL RAISE US TO BE EVER WITH HIM;

ALL GLORY, ALL PRAISE, WE ETERNALLY GIVE!



"ALL NATIONS HEAR HIS PRAISES RING"

(From Psalm 22:27-30 The Psalter, 1912, Refrain, Gregg Strawbridge Tune: THE SOLID ROCK)

THE ENDS OF ALL THE EARTH SHALL HEAR

AND TURN UNTO THE LORD IN FEAR;

ALL KINDREDS OF THE EARTH SHALL OWN

AND WORSHIP HIM AS GOD ALONE.



(refrain) ALL NATIONS HEAR HIS PRAISES RING,

THE CRUCIFIED NOW REIGNS AS KING.

THE CRUCIFIED NOW REIGNS AS KING.



FOR HIS THE KINGDOM, HIS OF RIGHT,

HE RULES THE NATIONS BY HIS MIGHT;

ALL EARTH TO HIM HER HOMAGE BRINGS,

THE LORD OF LORDS, THE KING OF KINGS.

(refrain)

BOTH RICH AND POOR, BOTH BOND AND FREE,

SHALL WORHIP HIM ON BENDED KNEE,

AND CHILDREN'S CHILDREN SHALL PROCLAIM

THE GLORIOUS HONOR OF HIS NAME.

(refrain)



"YOU HAVE COME TO ZION"

(, 251 Hebrews 12:22 (C) Gregg Strawbridge 12/17/97 The Church's One Foundation)

NOW YOU HAVE COME TO ZION, THE CITY OF OUR GOD,

THE HEAVENLY NEW JERUS'LEM, THE MOUNTAIN BLESSED ABOVE.

AND TO THE ANGELS, HOLY, UNFATH'MABLE POWER AND PRAISE

AND TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS, WHOSE BLOOD WILL SURELY SAVE.



UNCOMP'RABLE ASSEMBLY, THE CHURCH OF THE FIRST-BORN

WITH NAMES ENROLLED IN HEAVEN, THE LAMB'S LIFE BOOK ALONE.

YOU'VE COME TO GOD THE JUDGE - OF ALL THE SMALL AND GREAT

AND TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS, WHOSE BLOOD WILL SURELY SAVE.



SEE NOW THE CLOUD, THE ARMY, OF PERFECT RIGHTEOUS MEN

THE FAITHFUL CHURCH TRIUMPHANT, ALL PEOPLES, NATIONS, TONGUES,

WHO WALKED WITH JESUS, HOLY, THE COV'NANT HEAD OF ALL

WHOSE SPRINKLED BLOOD IS PLEADING THE SAVING GOSPEL CALL.



"GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH"

( vs. 1-2 anon; 3-4 (c)GS Easter Hymn, Lyra Davidica, 1708

)

CHRIST WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM, ALLELUIA!

SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN, ALLELUIA!

HE GREW UP AN EARTHLY CHILD, ALLELUIA!

IN THE WORLD, BUT UNDEFILED, ALLELUIA!



JESUS DIED AT CALVARY, ALLELUIA!

HE AROSE TRIUMPHANTLY, ALLELUIA!

HE WILL CLEANSE US FROM OUR SIN, ALLELUIA!

IF WE PUT OUR TRUST IN HIM, ALLELUIA!



JESUS NOW DOTH INTERCEDE, ALLELUIA!

ADVOCATING WITH HIS BLOOD, ALLELUIA! MAY HIS COMING SOON WE SEE! ALLELUIA! WITH HIM ALWAYS WE SHALL BE, ALLELUIA!



GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! ALLELUIA!

KING AND GOD AND SACRIFICE, ALLELUIA!

GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH, ALLELUIA!

TRIUNE GOD WE MAGNIFY, ALLELUIA!



"HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH (REV. 19-20)"

( (c)Gregg Strawbridge 12/92 All Hail the Power)

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Salvation--, glory, pow'r belong to You,

Give praise to Him ye small and great He reign--eth, reigneth, reigneth, reigneth,

He reigneth, evermore.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Faithful--, true in righteousness He reigns His head is crowned,

His robe is red He reign--eth, reigneth, reigneth, reigneth, He reigneth, evermore.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! King of-- Kings and Lord of Lords is He He rules

the nations with His Word He reign--eth, reigneth, reigneth, reigneth, He reigneth, evermore.



Hallelujah! Hallelujah! He triumphed-- over all-- the gods of pow'r

He conquered all the hosts-- of darkness He reign--eth, reigneth, reigneth, reigneth, He reigneth, evermore.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Rejoice be glad give glory to our God The bride has to clothed herself for Him He reign--eth, reigneth, reigneth, reigneth, He reigneth, evermore.



"HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!"

(Psalm 150 The Psalter, 1912, v. 3 (c)GS Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: HYMN TO JOY; Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824)

HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! IN HIS TEMPLE GOD BE PRAISED;

IN THE HIGH AND HEAV'NLY PLACES BE THE SOUNDING ANTHEM RAISED.

HALLELUJAH! PRAISE JEHOVAH FOR HIS MIGHTY ACTS OF FAME;

EXCELLENT HIS MIGHT AND GREATNESS; FITTING PRAISES THEN PROCLAIM.



HALLELUJAH! PRAISE JEHOVAH WITH THE TRUMPET'S JOYFUL SOUND;

PRAISE WITH HARP AND PRAISE WITH ORGAN, LET HIS GLORIOUS PRAISE ABOUND.

HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! ALL THAT BREATHE, JEHOVAH PRAISE;

LET THE VOICES GOD HAS GIVEN JOYFUL ANTHEMS TO HIM RAISE.



PRAISE WITH DANCING, PRAISE WITH TIMBRELS; PRAISE NOW AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS!

MAKE THE CRASHING CYMBALS SOUND OFF; MOVE IN JOY AND MOVE IN PRAISE.

HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HE IS GOD HIS PRAISE PROCLAIM!

HE IS WORTHY OF OUR WORSHIP, CELEBRATE HIS MIGHTY NAME!