Hymn House

Silent Night

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing, Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

About this song: On Christmas Eve, Christians across the world gather to sing, to be reminded of the gift of Jesus, the Christ. As we stand with candles lit and sing, we are reminded of the light that has come into the world in the humblest of ways. Few songs capture the awe of that moment. The realization that the King is here, for me, for you, and there He is asleep in a manger.

Doxology

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen. Amen. Amen

About this song:

The Doxology is often sung at the end of a hymn or sometimes alone at the end of a service. It is meant to focus the singer on the trinitarian nature of God. In this version, we’ve arranged it to be sung three times through in an effort to allow the singer to further meditate on the words.

Sing

Sing

We are a broken people, not worthy of Your grace
Humbly we will enter the temple of Your praise
Fall to our knees, Lay at Your scarred feet
The Lamb who took our place upon the mercy seat

And You sing over us. You sing over us.

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

You are the one,
Who’s made us holy and set apart
Claimed as Your people
We worship You, the One True God

And You sing over us. You sing over us.

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

As You sing, As we sing

As You sing over us. You sing over us.

Sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise

And we’ll sing of Your great mercy
Sing of Your great grace
Because of Your great love
We’ll sing aloud Your praise


Music and lyrics by Blake Flattley

CCLI Song# 7064066

Image_Chart_Sing.jpg

About this song:

This song came from a Lutheran understanding of worship, Gottesdienst, meaning, God's service or Divine Service. The idea that God comes to us in His gifts (baptism, His Word, communion) and we then respond to Him. 

The verse from Zephaniah 3:17 helped to shape the idea in this song of the interaction that takes place. We are not merely gathered to sing at God, but He sings over us as we sing to Him. We interact with Him as He continues to point us to the grace that He has poured out for us.

"The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung! 
Of Jesse’s lineage coming
As prophets long have sung,

It came a flow’ret bright,
Amid the cold of winter, 
When half spent was the night.

Isaiah ‘twas foretold it,
The rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it, 
The virgin mother kind.

To show God’s love aright,
She bore to us a Savior, 
When half spent was the night.


O Savior, child of Mary,
Who felt our human woe; 
O Savior, King of glory, 
Who dost our weakness know:

Bring us at length we pray
To the bright courts of heaven, 
And to the endless day.

 

Translated by Theodore Baker & John C. Mattes. 
Adaptation and arrangement by Blake Flattley

photo by Annie Spratt

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, 
Shall come to thee oh Israel.

O come our Dayspring from on high.
And cheer us by your drawing nigh.
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, 
and death's dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
Shall come to thee oh Israel.

O come Desire of Nations bind.
In one the hearts of all mankind.
O bid our sad divisions cease.
And be yourself our King of Peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
Shall come to thee of Israel.

Has come to thee oh Israel. 

Original arrangement by Thomas Helmore
Translated by John Mason Neale
Arranged by Blake Flattley

CCLI Song# 7101507


 

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision oh Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
waking or sleeping Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my True Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father and I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

High King of Heaven my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys oh bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision oh Ruler of All

Still be my vision oh Ruler of All

CCLI# 7064078
Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull & Mary Elizabeth Byrne
Arranged by Blake Flattley

image by Aaron Burden

There Will Be Rest

There Will Be Rest

"There Will Be Rest" flowed out of experiences in New York City where everyone is seemingly running to try to keep their head above water. This song is meant to be both a song of lament and a song of assurance. As we cry out to God with the hurts of this world, we are reminded that God meets us in that hurt, that He is bringing healing, and in Jesus we have rest both now and not yet. 

Nothing But The Blood

"Nothing But The Blood" was written by Baptist preacher, Robert Lowry (1826-1899). Stylistically, the hymn uses an adapted call and response posing first a question and then providing an answer. The main theme of the song continually points singers and listeners alike to the forgiving work of Christ on the cross.

What can wash away my sin? 
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

Oh precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

For my pardon this I see
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus
For my cleansing this my plea
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

Oh precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

Nothing can for sin atone
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus
Naught of good that I have done
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

This is all my hope and peace
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus
This is all my righteousness
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

Oh precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothin’ but the blood
Nothin’ but the blood
Nothin’ but the blood of Jesus

CCLI # 7064076
Written by Robert Lowry
Arranged by Blake Flattley

photo by James Harris