Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!


Our background MIDI is "This Day Is Holy",
performed by Michael L. Jester  (from Florida)

 

 

Recorded at Soli Deo Gloria Studios in North Attleboro MA
by David Wells.  Bob Nute played electronic percussion on most songs,
and I (Ralph) sang and played acoustic guitar.  Took us less than 10 hours
(2 mornings) to record all 30 songs (ah, those were the days !)

 

IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM
A 30 song collection, recorded in 1990-1991

 

M  =  Midi File available

MP3 files for all these songs can be found on our
MP3 Central Page

 

SIDE #1
IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM

 

1.    In The Knowledge of Him
              (Ephesians 1:17-19)

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Father of Glory may give to you
A spirit of wisdom and of revelation
         in the knowledge of Him
A spirit of wisdom and of revelation
         in the knowledge of Him

I pray that the eyes of your heart
         may be enlightened
So that you may know
         what is the hope of His calling
And what are the riches of the glories of
         His inheritance in the saints
And what is the surpassing greatness of His power
         toward us who believe   (repeat first verse)

 

2.    Worthy Of Our Praise   M

You are faithful, loving, good and kind
Merciful, forgiving, holy, divine
Sovereign and righteous, mighty and majestic
Powerful, in control, worthy of all praise
Beautiful, knowable, worthy of our praise

 

3.    Receive His Grace    PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
             (From Him, Through Him and To Him)

Receive His grace, believe in faith,
Focus your eyes on the Savior.
Set your desires on Jesus, the prize
Delight yourself in His favor,
Delight yourself in His favor.

From Him and through Him and to Him
All things draw life from His river
From Him and through Him and to Him
In Jesus all things hold together
In Jesus all things hold together

 

4.    Abba Father    PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
             (a spiritual intimacy song of adoration)

In Jesus we come to You.
In our hearts Your Spirit moves.
We Your little children
Come in adoration.

Abba Father (Abba Father)
Draw me nearer (draw me nearer)
Hold me closer (hold me closer)
Abba Father (Abba Father)

Abba Father (Abba Father)
Draw me nearer (draw me nearer)
Hold me closer (hold me closer)
Abba Father (Abba Father)

Just sitting here at your feet,
Quite contented just to be
Resting in your presence,
Safe, secure, protected.   (chorus)

 

5.    I Will Lift Up My Eyes   M
               (from Psalm 121)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains
From whence shall my help come
My help comes from the Lord
Who made heaven and earth

1. He will not allow your foot to slip
    He who keeps you will not slumber
    Behold, He who keeps Israel
    Will neither slumber nor sleep (chorus)

2. The Lord is your keeper
    The Lord is your shade on your right hand
    The sun will not smite you by day
    Nor the moon by night (chorus)

3. The Lord will protect you from all evil
    He will keep your soul, the Lord will guard
    Your going out and your coming in
    From this time forth and forever (chorus)

 

6.    Give Ear To My Prayer
                (from Psalm 17)

Give ear to my prayer Lord, look on me with fairness
You have tried my heart and tested me
I now call upon You, You alone do answer
Hear my prayer Lord, come to me

        Wondrously show Your lovingkindness
        Keep me as the apple of Your eye
        Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
        Lord hear my cry

As for me, oh Lord I shall
behold Your face in righteousness
I shall be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake
I shall be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake

        Wondrously show Your lovingkindness
        Keep me as the apple of Your eye
        Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
        Lord hear my cry

Give ear to my prayer Lord, look on me with fairness
You have tried my heart and tested me
I now call upon You, You alone do answer
Hear my prayer Lord, come to me
Hear my prayer Lord, come to me

 

7.    By Your Abundant Love   M
                (Psalm 5:7, 11-12)

By Your abundant love I will enter Your house
By Your abundant love I will enter Your house
At Your holy temple I will bow down
In reverence Lord to Thee

Let all who take refuge in Thee be glad
Let all who take refuge in Thee be glad
Let them ever sing for joy
And may you shelter them

That those who love Thy name may exult in Thee
That those who love Thy name may exult in Thee
For You do bless the righteous man
And surround him with favor as a shield

By Your abundant love I will enter Your house
By Your abundant love I will enter Your house
At Your holy temple I will bow down
In reverence Lord to Thee

At Your holy temple I will bow down
In reverence Lord to Thee

 

8.    The Lord Is Compassionate   M
                (from Psalm 103:8-14)

The Lord is compassionate and gracious
Slow to anger and abounding in love
He will not always strive with us
Nor will he keep His anger forever

1. For as high (as high) as the heavens
Are above (above) the earth
So great (so great) is His lovingkindness
Toward those who fear Him (chorus)

2. As far (as far) as the east
Is from (is from) the west
So far (so far) has He removed
Our transgressions from us (chorus)

3. Just as (just as) a father
Has compassion for His child
So the Lord (the Lord) has compassion
On those who fear Him (chorus)

 

9.    Sun and Shield Round   M
               (four part round, Psalm 84:11)

The Lord God is a sun and shield
The Lord gives grace and glory
No good thing does He withhold
From those who walk uprightly

 

10.  Content In All Things   M

Lord help me to be content in all things
To be satisfied with what Your hand brings to me
Keep me from grumbling, envying, stumbling
May I in Jesus find all that I need
May in Jesus find all that I need

 

11.  Only Jesus Satisfies   M

Only Jesus satisfies
There's none other I desire
No one's sweeter, none is higher
Only Jesus satisfies, Only Jesus I desire

Only You Lord satisfy
There's none other I desire
No one's sweeter, none is higher
Only You Lord satisfy, Only You Lord I desire

 

12.  Magnify The Lord With Me   PUBLIC WORSHIP
           (from Psalm 34:111-3, 9, 15, Psalm 29:1-2)

I will bless the Lord at all times
His praise shall always be in my mouth
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord
The humble shall hear it and rejoice

O magnify the Lord with me
O magnify the Lord with me
And let us exalt His name together
Magnify the Lord with me

O fear the Lord you His saints
To those who fear Him there is no want
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
His ears are open to their cry (chorus)

Ascribe to the Lord o mighty ones
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
Worship the Lord in holiness (chorus)

O magnify the Lord with me
O magnify the Lord with me
And let us exalt His name together
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord
Magnify the Lord with me
Magnify the Lord, magnify the Lord
Magnify the Lord with me

 

13.  He Shall Be Called    PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
              (from Isaiah 9:6 and Matthew 1:21-23)

He shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
        Almighty God
He shall be called Everlasting Father,
        Prince of Peace
His name is Jesus, for He will save
        His people from sin
His name Immanuel, God with man

Jesus is called Wonderful Counselor,
        Almighty God
Jesus is called Everlasting Father,
        Prince of Peace
His name is Jesus, for He saves
        His people from sin
His name Immanuel, God with man
His name Immanuel, God with man

We praise Your name Wonderful Counselor,      
       Almighty God
We praise Your name Everlasting Father,
       Prince of Peace
We love You Jesus, for You save
       Your people from sin
We love You Immanuel, God with man
We love You Immanuel, God with man

 

14.  You Are Awesome God !!  PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
             (a lively public declaration of God's might)

Let all the earth bow before Your throne
Let all in the world worship You alone

You are awesome God !
You are awesome God !
Holy and righteous, Mighty and majestic
You are awesome God !!

Stars, moon and sun. Land and sea and sky.
All creation sings as one, "Lord be glorified !"  
         (chorus)

Since the world began, through all history.
We Your saints exalt Your name for eternity
          (chorus)

 

15.  Thine, O Lord   PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
               (from I Chronicles 29:11, a song of  majestic praise)

Thine, o Lord, is the greatness;
Thine, o Lord, is the power
Thine, o Lord, is
the glory
And the majesty and the splendor

For all that is in the heavens
      and the earth is Yours

Yours is the kingdom and You are
exalted as head over all,

Exalted as head over all

 

our cassette cover

 

SIDE #2
SONGS FOR THE LORD担 KIDS


16.  This Day Is Holy To The Lord   PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
 
             (country style, from Nehemiah 8: 9-12) 
              Sung by 2000 students at Teen Missions Boot Camp in Florida !

This day is holy to the Lord
This day is holy to the Lord
Do not mourn or weep.
Be still, don't be grieved
This day is holy to the Lord

2. The joy of the Lord is your strength...

3. So eat, drink, celebrate and give...
              (repeat first verse)

 

17.  One Thing   M
         (Psalm 27:4)

One thing, just one thing
I have asked of the Lord
One thing, just one thing
I will seek after

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life
To behold the beauty of the Lord
To seek Him in His temple

 

18.  Those Who Wait for the Lord   M
       
(Isaiah 40:31)

Those who wait for the Lord
    shall renew their strength
Those who wait for the Lord
    shall renew their strength

They will mount up with wings like eagles
mount up with wings like eagles
mount up with wings like eagles
They shall renew their strength

2. They will run and not get tired...

3. They will walk and not become weary...

 

19.  Service Song    M

As I知 singing, I try to do my best
For singing is a service of praise and thankfulness
With my whole heart, I知 living for my Lord
He痴 the one I do all things for

2. As I知 helping...

3. As I知 studying...

4. As I知 playing...

 

20.  The Fruit of the Spirit   M
        (3 part round, from Galatians 5:22-23)

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
Patience, kindness and goodness
The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness,
Gentleness, self-control

Holy Spirit fill me
More like Jesus may I be
Living only for His glory
Telling others about Him

For Jesus is love, joy, peace,
Patience, kindness and goodness
Jesus is faithfulness,
Gentleness, self-control

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
Patience, kindness and goodness
The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness,
Gentleness, self-control

21.  His Grace is Sufficient   M


      
(from II Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 4:13)

His grace is sufficient for me
His grace is sufficient for me
I am weak but He is strong
His grace is sufficient for me, OH YEAH!!
His grace is sufficient for me

I can do all things in Him, I can do all things in Him
Through Christ Jesus who strengthens me
I can do all things in Him, OH YEAH!
I can do all things in Him

 

 

22.  God Is Our Refuge   M
              (from Psalm 46
)

God is our refuge and our strength
A very close help in times of trouble
He痴 our fortress and deliverer
Our protection in the battle,
our protection in the battle

Though the earth should be moved
Though mountains slip into the sea
Though all nations fall apart
We値l not fear, the Lord is here
We値l not fear, the Lord is here
(repeat first part)

 

23.  Lead Me to a Rock   M
          
(Psalm 61: 2-4, 8)

Lead me to a Rock that is higher than I
Lead me to a Rock that is higher than I
For You have been a refuge for me
A tower of strength against the enemy

2. Let me dwell in Your tent forever...

3. Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings...

4. I will sing praise to Your name forever...
(repeat first verse)

 

24.  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made   M
            (Psalm 139:14)

I praise You because I have been
Fearfully and wonderfully made
Marvelous is Thy handiwork
As my soul is well aware
As my soul is well aware

 

25.  We are Blessed
        
(based on Ephesians 1:3-8)

I am blessed with every spiritual blessing
I was chosen before the world began
And adopted as a son through Jesus
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb

Halleluia, all my sins were forgiven
Halleluia, His grace now freely is given
Halleluia, my place secured now in heaven
Eternally grateful I am

We are blessed with every spiritual blessing
We were chosen before the world began
And adopted as sons through Jesus
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb

Halleluia, all our sins were forgiven
Halleluia, His grace now freely is given
Halleluia, our place secured now in heaven
Eternally grateful we are
Eternally grateful we are

(repeat second verse)

 

26.  Bless the Lord (Calypso)   PUBLIC WORSHIP   M

                            (the background MIDI on this page)

                    Bless the Lord, oh my soul, with all that is within me
                    Bless the Lord, oh my soul and
                        forgetta notta all of His benefits (repeat)

                    1. He gives us our daily bread, daily bread, daily bread
                        He gives us our daily bread,
                        and a place to rest our heads,
  
                     and a place to rest our heads (chorus)

                    2. We have friends and family...
                            to give us love and company...

                    3. Grace and love and joy and peace...
                            in our Lord we have all these...

 

27.  God Is Everywhere   M

All around (all around)
up and down (up and down)
Here and there (here and there)
God is everywhere (God is everywhere)
In and out (in and out)
all about (all about)
God is near (God is near)
God is here (God is here)

 

28.  My Father Can Do Anything   M

My Father can do anything
My Father can do anything
He can help the flowers of the field grow
He can answer all my prayers
My Father can do anything!!

2... He can make the sun shine on any day He wants,
He can help the flowers of the field grow...

3... He can meet all our needs financially,
He can make the sun shine on any day He wants,
He can help the flowers of the field grow...

4... He can heal my body when I'm sick,
He can meet all our needs financially,
He can make the sun shine on any day He wants,
He can help the flowers of the field grow...

 

29.  The Lord God of Host   M

He who forms mountains and creates the wind
and declares to man what are His thoughts
He who makes dawn into darkness
and treads on the high places of the earth

The Lord God of Hosts is His name
The Lord God of Hosts is His name
He treads on the high places
       of the earth
The Lord God of Hosts is His name

 

30.  We Give Thanks to You Lord    PUBLIC WORSHIP   M
          (2 part round, from Psalm 107: 1-2)

We give thanks to You Lord
We give thanks to You Lord
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
We give thanks to You Lord

Your lovingkindness is everlasting
Your grace and goodness are forevermore

You are faithful and true
You are faithful and true
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
You are faithful and true

Your lovingkindness is everlasting
Your grace and goodness are forevermore

 

All songs copyright 1991, Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA  01581

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