O God of Every Nation

Click for hymn sheet:  O God of Every Nation (4-part)

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O God of every nation, we praise You, Lord of all;

Into Your courts we gather, before Your throne we fall;

We cast our crowns before You, all honour we have gained,

For You alone are worthy, and You alone shall reign.

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From every distant nation, from every tribe and tongue

Your tribute now is offered, Your praises now are sung;

In awe and speechless wonder we bow before Your throne

To magnify Your glory, to worship God alone.

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There is no other Saviour, no Helper, Guide or Friend,

But You are Lord immortal, Your rule shall never end.

All other crowns shall perish, all other kingdoms cease,

But You shall reign forever With justice, grace and peace.

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words: Gary Hicks (January 10, 2006) © 2006 Gary L. Hicks

tune: All Glory, Laud, and Honor (“St. Theodulph,” Melchior Teschner, 1615)

For the Storehouse of Your Mercy

In Honour of Roger Delaney

Click here for hymn sheet: For the Storehouse SATB (F)

words by Gary Hicks, copyright 2013

tune: BEACH SPRING (B.F.White, 1844)

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For the storehouse of Your mercy, for Your persevering grace

From my heart I speak thanksgiving, from my lips I offer praise

Was there ever deeper goodness than is offered from above?

Such an endless stream of kindness, such a reservoir of love!

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I was blind to heaven’s mercy til the day I spoke Your name

Full of fear and fond delusions, full of deadening guilt and shame

Then Your mercy sought and found me, holy kindness took me in

And Your grace roared like an ocean, overwhelming all my sin.

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Down from heaven, out from Calvary, still it flows to save and heal:

To the nations, for each person, there is mercy, rich and real;

The transforming grace of Jesus, who is mighty still to save

Floods the earth and fills the heavens, kills despair and robs the grave!

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When the earth at last shall perish, and the heavens burn away,

Then in worlds yet uncreated we will thrive in endless day,

And the mercy of our Saviour, shining then more brightly still,

We will celebrate forever on New Zion’s holy hill!

All the Earth Belongs to Jesus

Downloadable sheet music to this hymn: pdf All the Earth Belongs G 4-part

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words: Gary Hicks (based on Psalm 24), copyright 2010

tune: “Holy Manna” by William Moore (“Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”)

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1. All the earth belongs to Jesus, All the world is His domain

Every person, every planet: Universal is His reign.

Swim the mighty, raging ocean, Climb the mountain, feel the sun

God’s creative Word was spoken: He declared, and it was done.

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2. Who may climb the hill of Zion? Who may reach God’s holy place?

There to stand in fearful Presence, Feel the tender touch of grace?

All whose hearts and hands are holy, All whose lips speak truth and love

Such are welcomed by the Father To His pleasant courts above.

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3. Lift your heads, O gates of Zion; Lift them up, you ancient doors

Open to the King of glory, Open up to Christ the Lord.

Who, this King so strong and mighty? Who, this robed and shining one?

He is mighty to deliver – God Almighty, God the Son.

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4. Now we come, with hearts wide open, Now we come to all fall down

Put aside your lofty notions, Put away your boastful crown

Only One deserves our worship, Only One deserves our praise

Come to offer full devotion, Love and serve Him all our days!