Why we Worship


Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!

Why Scripture?

O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Paul Gerhardt
© 2008 Seedsower Music ASCAP
THEME: The passion of Christ on the cross

Lyrics | Description

O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down
Now scornfully surrounded
with thorns your only crown
Now pale with cutting anguish
with sore abuse and scorn

How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn

We all like sheep have wandered
to follow our own way
Our innocence we've squandered
and blindly gone astray
Our blatant insurrection 
has brought you to this place
The shame of our infection
has marred your lovely face

This brutal cross of passion
was all for sinners' gain
Mine, mine was the transgression
but yours the deadly pain
Such love, who can conceive it?
to die there in my place
I gratefully receive it
this freely offered grace

What language shall I borrow
to thank you dearest friend
For this your dying sorrow
true pity without end
O make me yours forever
and should I fainting be
Lord, let me never, never 
outlive my love to Thee  

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