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 BLESS THE LORD (Ps 134)
(Ladies to echo)

Come bless the Lord
All ye servants of the Lord
Who stand by night
In the house of the Lord
Lift up your hands
In the holy place
And bless the Lord
And bless the Lord


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 PRAISE AND GLORIFY

[Verse 1]
Come praise and glorify our God
The Father of our Lord
In Christ He has in heav’nly realms
His blessings on us poured
For pure and blameless in His sight
He destined us to be
And now we’ve been adopted through
His Son eternally

[Chorus]
To the praise of Your glory
To the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory
You are the God who saves

[Verse 2]
Come praise and glorify our God
Who gives His grace in Christ
In Him our sins are washed away
Redeemed through sacrifice
In Him God has made known to us
The myst’ry of His will
That Christ should be the head of all
His purpose to fulfill

[Chorus]
To the praise of Your glory
To the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory
You are the God who saves

[Verse 3]
Come praise and glorify our God
For we’ve believed the Word
And through our faith we have a seal
The Spirit of the Lord
The Spirit guarantees our hope
Until redemption’s done
Until we join in endless praise
To God the Three in One

[Chorus]
To the praise of Your glory
To the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory
You are the God who saves


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.


CONSIDER CHRIST

[Verse 1]
Consider Christ the source of our salvation,
that He should take the penalty for me
Though He was pure, a lamb without a blemish
He took my sins and nailed them to a tree

[Chorus]
My Lord and God
You are so rich in mercy.
Mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life,
transform, renew and change me,
that I might be. . .A living sacrifice

[Verse 2]
Consider Christ that He should trust His Father
in the garden of Gethsemane
Though full of dread and fearful of the anguish
He drank a cup that was reserved for me

[Chorus]
My Lord and God
You are so rich in mercy.
Mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life,
transform, renew and change me,
that I might be. . .A living sacrifice

[Verse 3]
Consider Christ for death he has defeated
and now he rose appeared for all to see,
and now He sits at God’s right hand in heaven
Where He prepares a resting place for me

[Chorus]
My Lord and God
You are so rich in mercy.
Mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life,
transform, renew and change me,
that I might be. . .A living sacrifice
[Repeat chorus]


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.


CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

[Verse 1]
Crown him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark, how the heavenly
anthem drowns
All music but its own!

Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

[Verse 2]
Crown Him the Lord of love;
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds yet visible above
In beauty glorified:
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends
His wondering eye
At mysteries so bright.

[Verse 3]
Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave
Who rose victorious to the strife
For those He came to save:
His glories now we sing,
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

[Verse 4]
Crown Him the Lord of heav’n:
One with the Father known,
One with the Spirit thru Him giv’n
From yonder glorious throne.
To Thee be endless praise,
For Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, thru endless days
Adored and magnified.