Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty

Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty

Aleluya, aleluya,
Oh the Lord God Almighty! (x 3)

Holy Holy Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb.
You are Holy Holy
Holy Holy are you Lord God Almighty
You are Holy Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb. Amen.

Aleluya, Aleluya, Oh the Lord God Almighty!
Aleluya, Aleluya, Oh the Lord God Almighty!
Aleluya, Holy, Holy are you Lord God Almighty.
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb,
You are Holy, Holy are you Lord God almighty
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the lamb,
You are holy, holy are you Lord God almighty
Worthy is the lamb, Worthy is the lamb,
You are holy, holy are you Lord God almighty…….

Worth Is The Lamb


“Worthy Is The Lamb” Lyrics

Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame
In love You came
And gave amazing grace

Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow
Now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throne
Crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious

High and lifted up
Jesus Son of God
The Darling of Heaven crucified
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Amazing Grace

 

“Amazing Grace” Lyrics

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am 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.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

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

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

 

You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) — Josh Groban

 

“You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” — Lyrics

Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
When your heart’s heavy
I…I will lift it for you
Don’t give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I…I will break it for you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved
Don’t give up
It’s just the hurt that you hide
When you’re lost inside
I…I will be there to find you
Don’t give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I…I will shine to guide you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved
You are loved
Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
Don’t give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved

You Are Loved — Stars Go Dim

 

“You Are Loved” Lyrics

We hide pain in the weirdest places
Broken souls with smiling faces
Fighting for surrender
For now and the after, yeah
Just look around and you’ll see that people
Are scared to say how they really feel, oh
We all need a little honesty
You are loved
If your heart’s in a thousand pieces
If you’re lost and you’re far from reason
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
When it feels like somethings missing
If it hurts but you can’t find healing
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
We’re not made to be superheroes
Photoshopped, all size zeroes
A light not expected
But not quite perfected yet
Look up; see the sun is shining
There’s hope on a new horizon
Calling you, it’s calling
You are loved
If your heart’s in a thousand pieces
If you’re lost and you’re far from reason
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
When it feels like somethings missing
If it hurts but you can’t find healing
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved.
You, don’t have to prove yourself
Don’t try to be someone else
You don’t have to prove yourself
Don’t try to be someone else
You are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
If your heart’s in a thousand pieces
If you’re lost and you’re far from reason
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
When it feels like somethings missing
If it hurts but you can’t find healing
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
If your heart’s in a thousand pieces
If you’re lost and you’re far from reason
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved
When it feels like somethings missing
If it hurts but you can’t find healing
Just look up; know you are loved
Just look up; know you are loved.

 

The Love of God

The Love of God: A Hymn History Story

The hymn, The Love of God, was written 100 years ago, in 1917, by Frederick Lehman.

When he was four, Frederick’s family had immigrated to America from Germany. They settled in Iowa and Mr. Lehman became a pastor in the Midwest. He was quite musical and enjoyed composing songs. But the family fell on hard times.

In 1917, Mr. Lehman found himself moving crates of lemons and oranges in a citrus packing shed in Pasadena, California. One day on the way to work, he contemplated the preaching he had heard the Sunday before on the love of God. Thoughts of God’s love grew and wouldn’t leave him. Then a song began to compose itself in his mind.

Between breaks at the packing shed, Mr. Lehman pulled up a lemon box, sat down and scribbled down bits of verse. Using a stubby pencil to write on the slats of broken packing boxes, he recorded the words as they came to him throughout the day. After work, he took the broken slats home, sat down at the family’s old, upright piano and put the words to music.

However, the hymn only had two stanzas, and in those days hymns had three. Frederick struggled to write a third stanza, but the words would not come.

Then he remembered a poem he had heard read in church that spoke of the beauty and vastness of God’s love. Perhaps, if he could find the poem, it would give him inspiration. He searched and found the poem—printed on a piece of paper that he had used as a book mark.

Later Frederick discovered that it had supposedly been found written on the wall of a cell in a mental hospital. After the patient had died, those in charge of readying the cell for its next occupant had been inspired by the words and copied them down before repainting.

And the story behind the words had an even deeper history. Evidently the words found written in English on the wall in the insane asylum had been translated from a poem originally written in Hebrew. A Jewish rabbi who lived in Germany, Meir Ben Isaac Nehori, had penned the original poem around the year 1000.

Upon finding the poem, Mr. Lehman discovered, to his amazement, that it fit perfectly with the other verses he had written. Thus it became the third stanza of the beloved hymn:

Could we with ink the oceans fill and were the skies of parchment made,

Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade,

To write the love of God above would drain the oceans dry,

Nor could the scroll contain the whole through stretched from sky to sky.

And so today—across continents, across centuries, despite hard times—the vast, timeless, incomprehensible love of God endures.

 

 

A Life Characterized by Love
by Jim Cymbala

In his message, Pastor Jim Cymbala shares how our lives are to be characterized by love and how God made a way for His sons and daughters to love like Jesus did.

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By Pastor Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle speaking at First Baptist Orlando

Video Highlights

Here are some highlights from this message about Love by Pastor Jim Cymbala.

In the very last part of Matthew 5, Jesus is preaching what we call the Sermon on the Mount. “Be perfect therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect.”. . .  What does that mean? What’s the context? It can’t mean perfectionism. It can’t mean be perfect—as in quality—with God, because the Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Even as Christians, the Bible says, “If anyone says he has no sin, he is a liar; the truth is not in him.”

Referring to the Old Testament . . .  Jesus said [in Matthew 5:43-48], “You have heard, love your neighbor, hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons and daughters of your Father in heaven. God the Father causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors, the publicans, doing that?  If you greet only your brothers, the people that are like you, your color, your background . . . Don’t even the pagans do that? Now be perfect therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

This verse is stunning. . . . Jesus is saying, “If you want to be true sons and daughters of your heavenly Father, remember: He is love. He doesn’t have love; He is love. His essence is love.”  He has power. He has wisdom. . . . Those are attributes of God, but His essence is love. So, to be a true son or daughter of God and to reflect His heart, your life has to be characterized by love, or you become a contradiction to the name you are carrying—which is Christian.

You spiritually are children of a heavenly Father so you’re supposed to reflect what He looks like. What is He? He is love.

At 6:31 Pastor Cymbala points out that the Christian church should be characterized by Jesus’ love:

When you walk into a Christian church, the first thing that should hit you is love—the love of God.

A lot of churches around the country, in the world, don’t reflect love. They reflect a doctrinal edge. We are Calvinists. We are Armenians. We are Evangelicals. We are Charismatics. These words don’t exist to God.

The Christian church is supposed to be a Holy Ghost hospital where anybody can come in broken, smashed in life, every color, homeless, smelly, whatever, they come in and they are loved because we know that Jesus died for them.

Did Jesus Christ favor one person over another? No. He did not. He never turned one person away. Not one!

At 14:03 he makes it clear that love is the defining mark of all sons and daughters of God:

If you want to know how strong you are in God, there is only one test; that is love. . . . If you speak with the tongue of men and angels and have not love you are zero. If you understand all mysteries, if you have faith to move mountains but don’t have love . . . What is the sense of talking about Jesus if we don’t reflect more and more of His love? He prayed for people who were killing Him, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”

The acid test of all spirituality is: “How much are you controlled by the love of God? How much does that love exude out of us?” 

If you love people who love you, what is that? If you stroke people who stroke you, what is that? Sinners do that. If you love your family or you love people of the same race because they are your race, or you love everyone from your country. . . . But there is no special country. There is just a special Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the One.

If you really want to be like your heavenly Father, love your enemies. Bless those that curse you. Love people who are different. Love people who are unloving. Love people who just turn you off. Love them.. . . Your heavenly Father, when He sends the rain . . . The rain just doesn’t fall on the Christian farm. It comes on the atheist farm, on the Muslim farm, on the Hindu farm, on the degenerate’s farm. The rain is coming down on all of it. . . .  If your heavenly Father loves and blesses all people regardless of where they are coming from, now show the world that you belong to that family and love unconditionally.

At 19:43 Pastor Cymbala shares that we can’t work ourselves up to loving like God created us to love:

And I’m telling you, that love is not in us. . . . I want to tell you the truth about Christianity. Unfortunately a lot of Christianity and preaching has become “Old Testatment-ish.” We give people commands. They get revved up and make vows. . . . But you are going to break that vow . . . because that’s not Christianity. Christianity isn’t trying to do stuff in your own strength.

Jesus says, “Without Me you can do nothing. You can’t love anyone without Me. That’s why when you come into My family, I’m going to put My Spirit of love in you and you’ll be able to love because it won’t be you. It’ll be Me loving them. It’ll be My Spirit loving them.”

I’ll never have that love in me. I’ll never love people who hate me. That’s not in Jim Cymbala. . . . Just because God gives us a command doesn’t mean He wants you to try and obey it. He wants us to obey it, but it has to be Him doing it through us. . . .  For every command there is a promise that God will help you to do it. 

Without Him it is hopeless. Jesus is my strength through the Holy Spirit. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace . . .”.  Let that Spirit inside of you express Himself. Yield to Him. Walk controlled by Him and you’ll show people what Jesus is like.

To conclude his message, at 23:57 Pastor Cymbala shares a powerful, personal story about a homeless man who visited his church. Hear the story of the two men hugging and crying in the love of God. Hear the power of transforming love—in both hearts.

At 34:47 Pastor Cymbala ends with a prayer for all of us:

Forgive us for our lack of love. Break us that are proud and hard . . . Humble us to become like children so we can say, “Fill us with Your love.” Baptize us in Your love. . . By this will all men know that you are My disciples because we love one another. Help that love to go to the world and to people who are contrary. . . We love You today because You first loved us. Fill us with Your love and let the world see it.

Amen.