Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is Mine
O What a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of Salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission, perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst in my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with his goodness, lost in His love

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

I Saw The Light

I wandered aimless, life filled with sin
I wouldn’t let my dear Savior in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

I saw the light, I saw the light
No more in darkness, no more in night
Now I’m so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

Just like a blind man I wandered along
Worries and fears I claimed for my own
Then like the blind man that God have back his sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

I saw the light, I saw the light
No more in darkness, no more in night
Now I’m so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

I was a fool to wander and stray
Straight is the gate and narrow the way
Now I have traded the wrong for the right
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

I saw the light, I saw the light
No more in darkness, no more in night
Now I’m so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and grief to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer
Oh what peace we often forfeit
Oh what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer

Have we trials and temptations
Is there trouble anywhere
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Are we weak and heavy laden
Cumbered with a  load of care
Precious Savior still our Refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Do thy friends despise forsake thee
Take it to the Lord in prayer
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee
Thou wilt find a solace there

Come Thou Fount

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount; I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’ve come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

Jesus Paid It All

I hear the Savior say “Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray
Find in Me thine all in all”

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord now indeed I find
Thy power and thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

O Praise the one who paid my debt
and raised this life up from the dead

Be Thou My Vision

You are my vision, O King of my heart
Nothing else satisfies, only You Lord
You are my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Your presence my light

You are my wisdom, You are my true word
I ever with You, and You with me Lord
You’re my great Father, and I’m Your true child
You dwell inside me, together we’re one

You are my battle-shield, sword for the fight
You are my dignity, You’re my delight
You’re my soul’s shelter and You’re my high tower
Come raise me heavenward, O power of my power

I don’t want riches or man’s empty praise
You’re my inheritance, now and always
You and You only, the first in my heart
High king of Heaven, my treasure You are

High King of Heaven, when victory’s won
May I reach Heaven’s joy, O bright Heaven’s Son
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all

I’ll Fly Away

Some glad morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To a home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away O glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have grown
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away O glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joys shall never end
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away O glory
I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Standing on the Promises

Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Through eternal ages let His praises ring
Glory in the highest I will shout and sing
Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing
Standing on the promises of God my Savior
Standing, standing
I’m standing on the promises of God

Standing on the promises that cannot fail
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail
By the living Word of God I shall prevail
Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing
Standing on the promises of God my Savior
Standing, standing
I’m standing on the promises of God

Standing on the promises I cannot fall
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my All in All
Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing
Standing on the promises of God my Savior
Standing, standing
I’m standing on the promises of God

The Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

O the old rugged cross so despised by the world
Has a wonderous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
to bear it to dark cavalry

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away
Where His glory forever I’ll share

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Victory in Jesus

I heard an old, old story how a Savior came from glory
How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me
I heard about His groaning of His precious blood’s atoning
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory

O victory in Jesus my Savior forever
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

I heard about His healing of His cleansing power revealing
How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see
And then I cried dear Jesus come and heal my broken spirit
And somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory

O victory in Jesus my Savior forever
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory
And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea
About the angels singing and the old redemption story
And some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory

O victory in Jesus my Savior forever
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood his mercy rains
Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood his mercy rains
Unending love, amazing grace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Just As I Am

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God I come, I come

Just as I am and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot
O Lamb of God I come, I come

Just as I am I would be lost
But merch and grace my freedom bought
And now to glory in Your cross
O Lamb of God I come, I come

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wonderous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to his blood

See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a present far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word
What more can He say than to you He hath said
To you who for refuge to Jesus hath fled

“Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress

“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I will not desert to his foes
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake

Cornerstone

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Savior’s love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all

When darkness seems to hid His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil

Christ alone Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Savior’s love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne

Christ alone Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Savior’s love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all

 A Toast to Beer and Hymns

One: Here’s to the God who makes room for us all, who invites everyone to the singing

Many: To God!

One: Here’s to the Christ, Son of Man, Son of God, to the one who came eating and drinking 

Many: To the Son!

One: Here’s to the neighbor whose voice is off key, to the choir that’s had one too many. Here’s to the Spirit of fond charity, making family of all and any.

Many: To Spirit!

One: Here’s to the verses that stir our souls, and the lyrics we think are a crock

Many: To hymns!

One: Here’s to the brewer, a gift to us all, to the magic of barley and hops

Many: To Beer!

All: To the hymns and the beer and whoever is here, and to God, may you like what you hear!