Song library – C

CHAKUTUMAINI, SINA ILAHIYODAMU (Swahili)

[Verse 1]
Chakutumainisina (My hope is built on nothing less)
IladamuyakeYesu (Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness)
Sinawemawakutosha (I dare not trust the sweetest frame)
Dhambizangukuziosha (But wholly lean on Jesus’ name)

[Chorus]
KwakeYesunasimama (On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)

[Verse 2]
Njiayanguiwendefu (When darkness veils His lovely face)
Ye-ye hunipawokovu (I rest on His unchanging grace;)
Mawimbiyakinipiga (In every high and stormy gale)
Nguvuzakhendizonanga (My anchor holds within the veil)

[Chorus]
KwakeYesunasimama (On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)

[Verse 3]
Nikiitwahukumuni(When He shall come with trumpet sound)
Rohonininaamani(Oh, may I then in Him be found)
Nikivikwahakiyake(Dressed in His righteousness alone)
Sinahofumbelezake(Faultless to stand before the throne)

[Chorus]
KwakeYesunasimama (On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)

[Verse 4]
Damuyakonaahadi(Your promises and blood)
Nategemeadaima(Support me in the whelming flood)
Yotechiniyakiisha (When all around my soul gives way)
Mwokoziatanitosha(He then is all my hope and stay)

[Chorus]
KwakeYesunasimama (On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)
Ndiyemwambanisalama (All other ground is sinking sand)

CHANGE MY HEART, O GOD

[Verse 1]
Change my heart, O God,
Make it ever true.
Change my heart, O God,
May I be like You.

You are the potter,
I am the clay.
Mould me and make me,
this is what I pray.

CHRIST IS MINE FOREVERMORE

[Verse 1]
Mine are days that God has numbered
I was made to walk with Him
Yet I look for worldly treasure
And forsake the King of kings

[Chorus 1]
But mine is hope in my Redeemer
Though I fall His love is sure
For Christ has paid for every failing
I am His forevermore

[Verse 2]
Mine are tears in times of sorrow
Darkness not yet understood
Through the valley I must travel
Where I see no earthly good

[Chorus 2]
But mine is peace that flows from heaven
And the strength in times of need
I know my pain will not be wasted
Christ completes His work in me

[Verse 3]
Mine are days here as a stranger
Pilgrim on a narrow way
One with Christ I will encounter
Harm and hatred for His name

[Chorus 3]
But mine is armour for this battle
Strong enough to last the war
And He has said He will deliver
Safely to the golden shore

[Chorus 4]
And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

[Bridge]
Come rejoice now O my soul
For His love is my reward
Fear is gone and hope is sure
Christ is mine forevermore

[Out Chorus]
And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

CHRIST IS MINE FOREVERMORE

[Verse 1]
Mine are days that God has numbered
I was made to walk with Him
Yet I look for worldly treasure
And forsake the King of kings

[Chorus 1]
But mine is hope in my Redeemer
Though I fall His love is sure
For Christ has paid for every failing
I am His forevermore

[Verse 2]
Mine are tears in times of sorrow
Darkness not yet understood
Through the valley I must travel
Where I see no earthly good

[Chorus 2]
But mine is peace that flows from heaven
And the strength in times of need
I know my pain will not be wasted
Christ completes His work in me

[Verse 3]
Mine are days here as a stranger
Pilgrim on a narrow way
One with Christ I will encounter
Harm and hatred for His name

[Chorus 3]
But mine is armour for this battle
Strong enough to last the war
And He has said He will deliver
Safely to the golden shore

[Chorus 4]
And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

[Bridge]
Come rejoice now O my soul
For His love is my reward
Fear is gone and hope is sure
Christ is mine forevermore

[Out Chorus]
And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

CHRIST IS RISEN

[Verse 1]
How can it be, the One who died,
Has borne our sin through sacrif – ice
To conquer every sting of death?
Sing, sing halleluj – ah.

[Verse 2]
For joy awakes as dawning light
When Christ’s disciples lift their eyes.
Alive He stands, their Friend and King;
Christ, Christ He is risen.

[Chorus]
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the Chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.

[Verse 3]
Where doubt and darkness once had been,
They saw Him and their hearts believed
But blessed are those who have not seen,
Yet, sing hallelu-jah.

[Chorus]
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the Chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.

[Verse 4]
Once bound by fear now bold in faith,
They preached the truth and power of grace.
And pouring out their lives they gained
Life, life everlasting.

[Chorus]
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the Chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.

[Verse 5]
The power that raised Him from the grave
Now works in us to powerfully save.
He frees our hearts to live His grace;
Go tell of His goodness.

[Chorus]
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the Chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. (x2)

[Outro]
He is risen, He’s alive!
Heaven’s gates are opened wide.
He’s alive, He’s alive!
Now in heaven glorified.

He’s alive, He’s alive!
Heaven’s gates are opened wide.
He’s alive, He’s alive!
Now in heaven glorified.

COME BEHOLD THE WONDROUS MYSTERY

[Verse 1]
Come behold the wondrous mystery,
in the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises,
robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness,
now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended,
took on flesh to ransom us.

[Verse 2]
Come behold the wondrous mystery,
He the perfect Son of Man
In his living, in his suffering,
never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam,
come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment of the law,
in him we stand.

[Verse 3]
Come behold the wondrous mystery,
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption,
see the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory,
grace unmeasured, love untold

[Verse 4]
Come behold the wondrous mystery,
slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him,
praise the Lord, HE IS ALIVE!

What a foretaste of deliverance,
how unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected,
as will we be when He comes.

COME PEOPLE OF THE RISEN KING

[Verse 1]
Come people of the risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace

From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

[Chorus]
Rejoice Rejoice
Let every tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

[Verse 2]
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight

For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace

[Chorus]
Rejoice Rejoice
Let every tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

[Verse 3]
Come young and old from every land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace

Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age
Our God is all in all

[Chorus]
Rejoice Rejoice
Let every tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

COME, THOU FOUNT

[Verse 1]
Come, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Calls for songs of loudest praise.

[Verse 1b]
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise His name – I’m fixed upon it –
Name of God’s redeeming love.

[Verse 2]
Hitherto Thy love has blest me;
Thou hast bro’t me to this place;
And I know Thy hand will bring me
Safely home by Thy good grace.

[Verse 2b]
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Bought me with His precious blood.

[Verse 3]
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:

[Verse 3b]
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord,
Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me;
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation,
And renew a right spirit within me.