Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2nd Order of Worship

Below you'll find the songs that we did at Cannon as well as some of the Scriptures and readings that we did. You can find out what other churches are doing over at The Worship Communities Sunday setlists site.

Opening Song: Hosanna by Paul Baloche. This has been a favorite at Cannon for awhile.

One of the reasons that we sing is so that we remember. As humans we are so prone to get caught up in the moment and only see what is currently around us. And we forget that the Lord holds not only our past but our future in the palm of His hand. So in good times we’re full of hope and joy but in difficult times we’re easily led to despair. Hear these words from Psalm 36:

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;

Your judgments are like the great deep;

Man and beast You save, O Lord.

How precious is your steadfast love; O God!

We take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

As we sing I invite you not only to sing the words but also to hear them as reminder of who we are worshipping. Stand with us as we celebrate the faithfulness of our God.

How Great is Your Faithfulness by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman. This is a new one for our church. Today was the first time we sang it in our main set and the congregation seemed to catch on to it by the end of the song.

O God Our Help in Ages Past by Isaac Watts, William Croft and Michael Adler. We do a version that is similar to Maranatha Musics version from the Promise Keeper days. This has been a favorite of Cannons since back in the 90's probably. We bring it out about once a year and its always well received.

Sometimes it’s easy to say with our lips and even believe with our minds that God is faithful. Or maybe we think that the words we’ve been singing are definitely true…for everyone else. What’s difficult at times is to believe in our hearts that God is faithful to me. This next song is Be Still My Soul, and as I read the lyrics this week I realized that this is a song that we are singing to ourselves in a way. We’re telling ourselves to believe that what the Scripture says is true: That the Lord is on our side, that our God will undertake, that He will remain faithful through every situation. Before we sing lets take a moment and check our hearts. Do you believe that God is faithful to you? Do you trust Him when things look hopeless around you? Do you rest in Him when things are going well?

Be Still My Soul by Katharina A. von Schlegal. Verse 3 was a new one for me and were so moving.

Be still my soul, when dearest friends depart, and all is darkened in a vale of tears. Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart. Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears. Be still my soul, thy Jesus can repay from His own fullness all He takes away.

Hear God's word for you:

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes. We started this one at the bridge because I really wanted to emphasize what Christs resurrection from death meant to us and how it fit along the theme of God's faithfulness.

O death, where is your sting?

O hell, where is your victory?

O Church come stand in the light,

The glory of God has defeated the night.

Then Pastor Tim preached the next sermon in our current series "Church 101" called Hear.

This morning we also added two new members to our congregation.

We ended our service with our ministry time and lead Lead me to the Cross by Brooke Fraser.







Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christ, Our Righteousness

Most mornings I read from a devotional magazine called TableTalk put out by Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul. The scripture that this mornings devotional was based off of encouraged me this morning so I thought I would pass it on. It's the first five verses of Zechariah 3

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD was standing by.
(Zechariah 3:1-5 ESV)
If you are in Christ then you can put your name in the place of Joshua. If we were left on our own and Satan came to accuse he could find lots of ground to attack us. To point to our sins and give reason that we don't deserve to be called a child of God. But, thanks be to God, we aren't left on our own. When Satan accuses we don't have to try to outweigh our evil with our own righteousness, rather we have been given a righteousness that comes from Christ. New, pure, spotless garments. When Satan comes to accuse the Lord rebukes and says "this ones mine." Don't bother getting into an argument, don't allow Satan to bring you into the muck and mire of your past or even your current failures, keep your eyes fixated on Christ, our righteousness.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Order of Worship - Sunday Sept 25, 2011

I was gone this Sunday with our youth group at our annual youth retreat in Lebanon, Pa. We had a great time away but it feels like I've had so many Sundays away from church in the last two months and I'm ready to get back to leading worship consistently. Fortunately, we've got plenty of capable people at Cannon to take over when I'm not there. Here's the set list from last week led by Matt Rowan.

Opening Song: Beautiful One by Tim Hughes. Great song to get us focused on the one we have came to worship.

Beautiful One I love
Beautiful One I adore
Beautiful One my soul must sing
Main set:
How Great Thou art by Stuart Wesley and Keene Hine.

You Never Let Go by Matt Redman

You Are by Mark Roach. I'm not sure how many people know this song, but it's been a favorite of Cannon's for a couple years now.

All to Us by Chris Tomlin.

How Can I Keep From Singing not the newer Tomlin song but the old hymn. Another one thats under the radar probably but a favorite.

Thats what we did on Sunday. Check out whats going on at some other churches at The Worship Communities Sunday setlist page.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Order of Worship - Sunday Sept 18, 2011

I'm going to try to get back into blogging our Sunday setlists again. I get so much help from reading through other worship leaders setlists and I hope that somehow I can be that encouragement to someone else. I'm also going to start including the Scriptures and readings that we use along with the songs. You can find out what other churches did this week over at the worship community's Sunday setlist page.

Opening Song: How Great is Your Faithfulness written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin. This is one I've been waiting to introduce at Cannon, its a great declaration of God's faithfulness:
The heavens ring and the saints all sing
Great is Your faithfulness
From age to age we will proclaim
Great is Your faithfulness!
Then we went straight into our welcome and announcements.

Call to Worship

This morning as we begin we need to be reminded of the God that we worship. Psalm 95 begins with an invitation to come and do just what we are getting ready to do:
Come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation
But then it goes on to say why we're doing this:
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our maker: For He is our God, and we are His people.

- Psalm 95 (slightly adapted)
Behold Our God written by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird and Stephen Altrogge. This songs feels like an ending song, but I love using it at the start as an invitation:
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come let us adore Him
Behold our King, nothing can compare
Come let us adore Him
Glorious and Mighty written by Joel Sczebel, Todd Twining and Bob Kauflin.
Glorious and Mighty, You're awesome in beauty
Joyful songs we raise!
Glorious and Mighty, You're awesome in beauty,
Greatly to be praised!
As we see God for who He is our response should not only be "God you are glorious" but also as Isaiah's response was "woe is me." For as the glory of God shines in our hearts it reveals to us the things that should not be there. Let's take a few moments and examine our hearts and confess to God the areas that we have not allowed His Spirit to cleanse.

Father this morning we confess that we do not always do as we ought. Although we praise you as Lord with our lips we do not always live as though you are Lord of our lives.
So we pray along with David:
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me and I will be whiter then snow...
Create in me a pure heart, O God
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
- Psalm 51:7,10
Join us in singing this hymn of repentance

Just As I Am written by Charlotte Elliott and William Bradley
Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid myself of one dark blot
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot
O Lamb of God I come, I come.
Hear God's word for you:
If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you!
- Romans 8:11
You Have Been Raised written by Mark Altrogge, Ken Boer and Bob Kauflin.
How do we know we've been redeemed?
You have been raised
The tomb has been opened
nothing can take away our hope in You
You have been raised
This morning we rejoice not only because God has given us life and raised us up, but because He has made us part of His family. Ephesians 1 says that in love He choose us to be adopted as sons and daughters. Before you are seated take a moment and welcome those around you as family.

Sermon
This week we had the privilege of having Rachel Craft share with us about her recent trip with YWAM as well as some things God had been laying on her heart for our church.

Ministry Time
Following Rachel our lead pastor came up and transitioned us into our ministry time. This week took a slightly different shape in that we had two couples who are walking a hard road with health related issues come and share and then we gathered around them, as well as some others who came forward, and prayed over them.

Oh the Deep, Deep Love
During the prayer time a few of us got up and lead Sovereign Grace's version of the hymn Oh the Deep, Deep Love. That song is always powerful but the words just seemed to wash over the ones gathered in prayer.


Following the service the youth put on a pasta dinner so there was great time of fellowship and being together as the body of Christ. Overall it was just an excellent Lord's Day at Cannon Mennonite Church.







Monday, September 5, 2011

Take Time to be a Dad




There's an ad that plays at least once an hour on the radio station I have on quite a bit while I'm at work that ends with this phrase "take time to be a Dad today." Not really sure what organization its promoting or who runs it but I like it, and it's caused me to think as of late.

Being a Dad has been is one of the hardest, yet greatest parts of my life. There are so many times when I'm coming home from work and all I really want to do do is crash. To tune everything and everyone else out, flop down on the couch and turn on the tv, or hop on my bike and go for a nice long ride. But I know that as soon as I walk in that door there's going to be two little kids running to attack me and have some Daddy time, and a worn out Mom who is definitely ready for her kids to have some Daddy time. So while my instincts tell me it's time to check out, as I'm walking up the front sidewalk I have to consciously tell myself "it's game time." And I can honestly say that even though I may not always feel like it at the start, that first half hour after I get home is the best part of my day. The giggling, screaming and running that ensues is like coffee for my soul. By the time dinner rolls around I'm usually out of breath (I still need to somehow find time to get on that bike!) and exhausted. Life is so full but there's no other title, other then child of God, that is more important to me then Husband and Daddy. Not youth leader, not worship leader, not roof truss designer. All of those things are important to me, but pale in comparison.

I guess one of the reasons this has been on my mind is because I'm very aware that this isn't a priority for much of the Dads in our world. A couple weekends ago we went camping with my family and on that trip we had 3 kids under the age of 3: our daughter Kelsey, our soon to be offically adopted son George, and Addy a girl my parents have as their foster child. As I watched these kids play and thought about their stories I thought about how much Addy & Georges biological parents were missing out on. It's easy to look at them and feel sorry for them because of their situation, but this time I felt bad for their parents, especially their Dads. We had so many laughs, so many snuggles and made so many memories and while I'm so glad that these kids are a part of our lives I felt bad that their parents put their wants and their lives ahead of their kids, and basically couldn't care less about them. To them they were an inconvenience.
Our world is full of kids who, like George and Addy have biological Dads who physically aren't there at all, but there's also many kids who's Dads are there physically but might as well not be. Are you part of that later catagory? I'm so glad I had a Dad who wasn't and hope I can follow his example.

Yesterday I found an article called "50 Rules for Dads of Daughters" and they were a great reminder about the importance of being a Dad. They're all great but here's a few that really stuck out to me:

1. Love her mom. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection. When she grows up, the odds are good she’ll fall in love with and marry someone who treats her much like you treated her mother. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is. I’d prefer good.
9. Of course you look silly playing peek-a-boo. You should play anyway.
18. Tell her she’s beautiful. Say it over and over again. Someday an animated movie or “beauty” magazine will try to convince her otherwise.
23. When she learns to give kisses, she will want to plant them all over your face. Encourage this practice.
28. She will eagerly await your return home from work in the evenings. Don’t be late
50. Today she’s walking down the driveway to get on the school bus. Tomorrow she’s going off to college. Don’t blink.

Check out the whole article here.




Friday, August 12, 2011

Why I Love Sovereign Grace

Just read the lyrics to this new song that was recorded tonight at WorshipGod 2011. This is why I love Sovereign Grace so much, the lyrics of their songs are just so rich. There's no messing around, there's no wishy-washy lyrics just to fit a tune. Music is secondary, still done excellently, but definitely secondary. This is what I want our church to be singing.


Come Praise and Glorify
Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester


Come praise and glorify our God the Father of our Lord.
In Christ he has in heav'ly realms His blessings on us poured.
For pure and blameless in His sight He destined us to be,
and now we've been adopted through His Son eternally.

Chorus
To the praise of your glory, to the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory, You are the God who saves.

Come praise and glorify our God who gives His grace in Christ.
In Him our sins are washed away redeemed through sacrifice.
In Him God has made known to us the mystery of His will
That Christ should be the head of all His purpose to fulfill

Come praise and glorify our God for we've believed the Word
And through our faith we have a seal the Spirit of the Lord.
The Spirit guarantees our hope until redemption's done
Until we join in endless praise to God, the Three-in-One.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday Setlist 2011

Trying to get back in the habit of blogging our sunday setlists and posting them over at the worship community's Sunday Setlists site. I've started using that resource a lot to see what songs other churches are doing so I figured it's only fair that I contribute to it.

Easter is the best of the day of the year to be a worship leader. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty excited about it the rest of the 364 days of the year but on Easter I'm like a kid in the candy store. I couldn't wipe a smile off my face the whole service. We had things amped up a little more then normal, had a full worship team combined with a 30 person or so choir. I warned everyone that Easter was going to be a party, and party we did. We went from celebratory song to celebratory song without stopping. It was so much fun. If you worship leaders held back yesterday then you missed out. The tomb is empty and Christ is risen, we need to be overwhelmed with joy.

Here's the setlist, a little longer then the norm due to a couple different things but it felt appropriate to sing more on Easter.

We used the first half of a short video clip called Voices of the Cross that ended with Jesus in the tomb. I always like to start Easter Sunday with a quick reminder of Good Friday. Then we went from there:

Christ is Risen (Matt Maher)
Happy Day (Tim Hughes)
My Redeemer Lives (Hillsong)
Alive Forever Amen (Travis Cottrell)
Mighty to Save (Hillsong)

Communion Song: In Christ Alone (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

Our God/Shout Unto God (Chris Tomlin / Hillsong)

Offering Song: Lift Your Glad Voices (trad. hymn)

Sermon

Ministry Song:Love Came Down (Brian Johnson)
Closing Song: Jesus Saves (Tim Hughes)

We're gonna keep up the Easter theme from now until Pentecost. Lent/Easter/Pentecost is game time in the church calender, it's when I really try to hit those particular themes hard. We still focus on them throughout the year but for me I want to know that for at least these few months every year we're spending an extended time focusing and celebrating on the cross, the resurrection and the filling of the Holy Spirit and the call to go.

So thats what we did at Cannon yesterday, hope everyone had a great Easter!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Big Day (or one of them at least)


While the court hearing last week didn't go the way that we wanted it to, George will be moving in with us tonight. Lord willing. For now we will be his foster parents. To adopt through the foster care system a child must live in the adoptive home for 6 months before the adoption can be finalized. As long as his parents rights are terminated - which is what was supposed to happen last week but was postponed due to a technicality - within those 6 months last weeks delay won't really effect us. So today our family goes from 3 to 4. From 1 child under 2 to 2. Oh boy :)

So needless to say we could use your prayers! Pray for us as we adjust to the changes in our family. With any change there's excitement about the new but at the same time a twinge of sadness that things aren't going to be the same. Pray for Kaylene and I as we learn how to be parents to two little ones and not just one. Pray that we have realistic expectations about everything. Pray for Kelsey and George as they adjust from being only children to now having to share the spotlight. Pray for my parents and sisters as they go from being parents and main care givers to being grandparents and aunts. Pray for them as there house is now a whole lot quieter and they deal with the pain of loss but also the happiness for us and George. There's a whole lot of change and adjusting for all of us. There's a lot of areas for Satan to work his lies and deception into our lives, but we know that God would have this to be a time of joy and life. Pray that we don't give Satan any footholds and give into despair.

Thank you so much for all you're support. The excitement you've shared with us and the encouragement you've been has been incredible and been much needed. And we still need it!

So... here we go!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Stressed Out

Don't you just love the timing of God's lessons. I mean really, does He have to pick the point when you've been stuck in traffic for 3 hours and the truck in front of you is trying to cut into your lane to teach you about patience? Does He have to teach me about how to selflessly love my wife and give her a break with the kids on the night that I really just wanted to crash after a long day of work. I mean seriously God, can't You work around my schedule a little more??

This past week was one of the busiest and exhausting weeks Kaylene and I had ever had. Between her Mission Passport parties, youth group and elder meetings the only evening we were both home before 10 was Monday. Add to that a daughter who likes to wake up every 2 hours and you have the makings of a wonderful week.

After this lovely week we finally had some down time Sunday night. Both kids were in bed around 9:30 (George is with us for this whole week to start the transition to living with us) so I thought I'd do something I haven't done in probably 6 months - read a book. So I opened up Crazy Love by Francis Chan and this was the first thing I read.

When I am consumed by my problems - stressed out about my life, my family, my job - I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God's command to always rejoice. In other words, that I have a "right" to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities.

Worry implies that we don't quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what's happening in our lives.
Stress says that the things that e are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control.

Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it's okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional.
Ouch. All week I had been playing the "I'm overstressed and stretched beyond my limit so I have a right to treat you like crap"card. As if I had a right to not show others the love of Christ because I was too tired. And the funniest part was that I actually blamed my lack of patience and love on the amount of time and energy I had devoted to the ministries I'm involved in outside of my normal job. "God I have a right to be miserable to be around because I'm doing all these things to serve You." Pah!

It's funny how quickly we think that we are an exception to the commands of God. He didn't know all the stress I would have in my life when He put "rejoice always" in the Bible. He didn't know how many annoying people would cross my path daily when He told us to love others. He just doesn't get it. Yeah you get the point. And so did I. But why can't I read stuff like this on the week that everythings going great??

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Introducing...George!



Recently my wife and I both posted some recent family pictures that we had taken on to facebook. We got tons of comments on them of course, I mean who wouldn't comment on photos of me and my wife. Well ok, they were mainly about our kids (ok ok, they were pretty much all about our kids) but some of you may have been wondering, wait a second...kids. Plural? And I realized that those of you outside of Delaware may be wondering what is going on with this little boy that suddenly showed up in our pictures.
That little boy is George. He has been living with my parents as a foster child since he was 4 months old. Needless to say we have all become really attached to this incredible kid in the past 18 months or so that he's been a part of our family. As time went by my famil
y begin to think about George's future, since it was beginning to look like their might be a possibility that he would be available for adoption. From the start of our marriage Kaylene and I had both wanted adoption to be a part of our family, however we hadn't been thinking it would be quite so soon. But I guess God had different plans because before we had even talked about it with each other He planted the desire to adopt George in both of our hearts. So last summer we begin to take foster care classes and following that adoption classes and are now just finishing up the final stages of having our house opened up for foster care/adoption.

There were definitely times during the past year that we questioned whether or not we were really able to do this. Our daughter is almost exactly a year younger then George, so having a one year old and a two year old is a bit daunting to think about at times. Plus we are youth pastors and worship leaders as well as me working a full time job and Kaylene working a side job to help ends meet. But God has sent us little messages reassuring us that He will be more then enough for us and that we can rely on Him to carry us through.
So why adoption? Why when we have a one year old (and apparently able to have kids) would we adopt? Well first of all, just look at that face, how could you turn that down?! But seriously that is a big part, we've fallen in love with George and can't stand the idea of not having him a part of our lives. But as far as why we felt (or maybe I should say "I"since I'm writing this) all along that we'd like to adopt theres a lot of reasons. First off both of us simply love kids and have always been excited about having a family. Secondly God calls us to look after the orphans, what better way then to make them a part of your family. But the big reason is this, I was adopted. Some of you may be saying no way I saw baby pictures. I don't mean by my earthly parents, I was adopted by God. I was called His child, His heir when I had no business being called that. He chose me. He looked down and said I want that one. Thats why I feel the call to adopt, because I want my life, everything about my life to shout the Gospel. That we who were not His people are now his people. That a child who's future looked bleak now has a hope and a future. A Father reached out and loved me and took me into his family so that I can reach out and bring others into mine.
Some say you have to be a special type of person to adopt. I think that can be a crutch. Not that I'm saying everyone is supposed to adopt, but it doesn't take anyone special to love a child. I know that there will be obstacles that we'll have to overcome, but there's obstacles with any child. There's nothing special about my wife and I, we're simply being obedient to the Lords call to display His glory to the world around us. Plus, I mean come on how is this not going to be fun.

Monday, February 14, 2011

God Yearns After You with a Jealous Envy

On his blog Justin Taylor posted part of a sermon from B.B. Warfield that I found extremely encouraging, so I thought I would share it as well.

James 4:5 (ESV) "[God] yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us." Another translation, the Revised says it this way: "That Spirit which He made to dwell in us yearneth for us even unto jealous envy." Both translations say the same thing, God yearns jealously over His people. Just think about that statement for a second. Below is an excerpt from B.B. Warfields sermon "The Love of the Holy Ghost" On this day that we celebrate the love that we have towards our spouses, significant others, etc let us be blown away with the love that the Father has for us. And more importantly let it change us.


See us steeped in the sin of the world; loving evil for evil’s sake, hating God and all that God stands for, ever seeking to drain deeper and deeper the cup of our sinful indulgence.

The Spirit follows us unwaveringly through all.

He is not driven away because we are sinners. He comes to us because, being sinners, we need Him.

He is not cast off because we reject His loving offices. He abides with us because our rejection of Him would leave us helpless.

He does not condition His further help upon our recognizing and returning His love. His continuance with us is conditioned only on His own love for us. And that love for us is so strong, so mighty, and so constant that it can never fail.

When He sees us immersed in sin and rushing headlong to destruction, He does not turn from us, He yearns for us with jealous envy.

It is in the hands of such love that we have fallen.

And it is because we have fallen into the hands of such love that we have before us a future of eternal hope.

When we lose hope in ourselves, when the present becomes dark and the future black before us, when effort after effort has issued only in disheartening failure, and our sin looms big before our despairing eyes; when our hearts hate and despise themselves, and we remember that God is greater than our hearts and cannot abide the least iniquity; the Spirit whom He has sent to bring us to Him still labors with us, not in indifference or hatred, but in pitying love.

Yea, His love burns all the stronger because we so deeply need His help: He is yearning after us with jealous envy.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Not What My Hands Have Done

These words were written by a 19th centurt hymn writer by the name of Horatius Bonar. I was flipping through my binder that I have a bunch of hymns in and came across this one and the words blew me away. They're so rich. Read over these and allow them to really sink in.

1. Not what my hands have done
Can save my guilty soul;
Not what my toiling flesh has borne
Can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do
Can give me peace with God;
Not all my prayers,
And sighs and tears
Can bear my awful load.

2. Thy work alone, O Christ,
Can ease this weight of sin
Thy blood alone O Lamb of God,
Can give me peace within.
Thy love to me O God,
Not mine, O Lord, to Thee
Can rid me of
This dark unrest,
And set my spirit free!

3. Thy grace alone, O God,
To me can pardon speak;
Thy power alone O Son of God,
Can this sore bondage break.
No other work, save Thine,
No other blood will do,
No strength save that,
Which is divine,
Can bear me safely through.

4. I bless the Christ of God;
I rest on love divine;
And with unfaltering lip and heart,
I call this Savior mine.
His cross dispels each doubt,
I bury in His tomb
My unbelief,
And all my fear,
Each lingering shade of gloom.

5. I praise the God of grace,
I trust His truth and might
He calls me His, I call Him mine,
My God, my joy, my light
’Tis He Who saveth me,
And freely pardon gives
I love because
He loveth me,
I live because He lives!