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Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we’re made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power
In us

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You’re our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt; the sick; the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for Heaven’s cause
We are Your church
We pray revive
This Earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Unleash Your kingdom’s power
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope
On Earth

by Rend Collective Experiment

it’s hard for me to go through the month of february without thinking about death. my grandfather died sixteen years ago at the beginning of february. and last year my grandmother died at the end of february. so, needless to say, death has been a frequent topic of thought for several weeks.

a song that continued to come to my mind is an old hymn by Henri Malan, called It is Not Death to Die. Bob Kauflin has created a beautiful modern version of it that i love. he added a chorus and changed a little bit in the harmonies. here are the lyrics.

It is not death to die
To leave this weary road
And join the saints who dwell on high
Who’ve found their home with God
It is not death to close
The eyes long dimmed by tears
And wake in joy before Your throne
Delivered from our fears

O Jesus, conquering the grave
Your precious blood has power to save
Those who trust in You
Will in Your mercy find
That it is not death to die

It is not death to fling
Aside this earthly dust
And rise with strong and noble wing
To live among the just
It is not death to hear
The key unlock the door
That sets us free from mortal year
To praise you evermore.

O Jesus, conquering the grave
Your precious blood has power to save
Those who trust in You
Will in Your mercy find
That it is not death to die

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZf5ovB-m1Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

the past few weeks i have been searching and searching for this song. except i thought it was a sermon or a sermon illustration… so i was having a difficult time finding it, as i’m sure you can imagine… but i finally uncovered it. the song is written by Charles Tindley in 1915.

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I have heard of a tree,
a great Christmas tree,
It was fixed in yon Bethlehem’s stall.
The blessings of heaven
for you and for me,
A Christmas present for all.

There is a package for me on that tree,
A precious token that someone loves me,
O yes, I can see,
on Calvary’s Tree,
That there is a package for me.

There is one I behold,
in letters of gold,
It hangs on a limb near to me,
‘Tis labeled “salvation,
and Jesus, I’m told,
has bought that package for me.

There is a package for me on that tree,
A precious token that someone loves me,
O yes, I can see,
on Calvary’s Tree,
That there is a package for me.

There is one just above,
it’s title is love,
It is marked by a deep crimson stain,
for there it was tied by the
Lord when he died,
and glory to his dear name.

There is a package for me on that tree,
A precious token that someone loves me,
O yes, I can see,
on Calvary’s Tree,
That there is a package for me.

Another I see,
it must be for me,
The words “I will help you I read,
While holding His hand,
by faith I can stand,
and this is the package I need.

There is a package for me on that tree,
A precious token that someone loves me,
O yes, I can see,
on Calvary’s Tree,
That there is a package for me.

There are many, I’m sure,
but just this one more
I speak of above all the rest
It spells happy home,
with God near the throne,
A place where the weary shall rest.

He is not here, for He is risen as He said! Come see the place where the Lord lay, He is not here He is risen.

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All the earth rejoice
Your Creator reigns
As the only awesome God
The Alpha and the Omega
Who was, is, and is to come
Let the oceans roar and the mountains sing
He provides for all He has made
So be comforted as He rules with grace
Rejoice, all the earth, rejoice

All the world rejoice
For the baby comes
As a humble prince in the night
The Word made flesh, Emmanuel
The Everlasting Light
Let the warmth of heaven reach the coldest heart
With the gospel of His grace
For His heel will bruise the serpent’s head
Rejoice, all the world, rejoice

All the church rejoice
For your King returns
On a white horse wearing a crown
He will break the sky with the angel’s shout
Descending from the clouds
Then the dead will rise from the land and sea
All His people will ascend
We will reign with Him for eternity
Rejoice, all the church, rejoice

by Todd Twinning