Song library – H

HALLELUJAH FOR THE CROSS

[Verse 1]
Up to the hill of Calvary, my Savior went courageously
and there He bled and died for me, Hallelujah for the cross
And on that day the world was changed, a final, perfect Lamb was slain
Let earth and heaven now proclaim, Hallelujah for the cross

[Chorus]
Hallelujah for the war He fought, love has won, death has lost
Hallelujah for the souls He bought, Hallelujah for the cross

[Verse 2]
What good I’ve done could never save, my debt too great for deeds to pay
But God, my Savior, made a way, Hallelujah for the cross
A slave to sin, my life was bound, but all my chains fell to the ground
When Jesus’ blood came flowing down, Hallelujah for the cross

[Chorus]
Hallelujah for the war He fought, love has won, death has lost
Hallelujah for the souls He bought, Hallelujah for the cross

[Verse 3]
And when I breathe my final breath, I’ll have no need to fear that rest
This hope will guide me into death, Hallelujah for the cross

[Chorus]
Hallelujah for the war He fought, love has won, death has lost
Hallelujah for the souls He bought, Hallelujah for the cross

[Outro]
Hallelujah for the cross,
Hallelujah for the cross,
Hallelujah for the cross.

HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOUR!

[Verse 1]
“Man of Sorrows!” what a name,
For the Son of God who came,
Ruined sinners to reclaim-
Hallelujah, What a Saviour!

[Verse 2]
Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood.
Sealed my pardon with His blood-
Hallelujah, What a Saviour!

[Verse 3]
Guilty, vile and helpless we,
Spotless Lamb of God was He.
Full atonement, can it be?
Hallelujah, What a Saviour!

[Verse 4]
Lifted up was He to die-
“It is finished!” was His cry.
Now in heaven exalted high-
Hallelujah, What a Saviour!

[Verse 5]
When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring.
Then anew this song we’ll sing-
Hallelujah, What a Saviour!

HEAR THE CALL OF THE KINGDOM

[Verse 1]
Hear the Call of the Kingdom
Lift your eyes to the King
Let His song rise within you
As a fragrant offering
Of how God rich in mercy
Came in Christ to redeem
All who trust in His unfailing grace

[Verse 2]
Hear the call of the Kingdom
To be children of light
With the mercy of heaven
The humility of Christ
Walking justly before Him
Loving all that is right
That the life of Christ may shine through us

[Chorus]
King of Heaven we will answer the call
We will follow bringing hope to the world
Filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim
Salvation in Jesus’ name

[Verse 3]
Hear the call of the Kingdom
To reach out to the lost
With the Father’s compassion
In the wonder of the cross
Bringing peace and forgiveness
And a hope yet to come
Let the nations put their trust in Him

[Chorus]
King of Heaven we will answer the call
We will follow, bringing hope to the world
Filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim
Salvation in Jesus’ name

HE IS EXALTED

[Verse 1]
He is exalted,
the King is exalted on high,
I will praise Him.
He is exalted, forever exalted,
And I will praise His name.

[Chorus]
He is the Lord,
forever His truth shall reign.
Heaven and earth
rejoice in His holy name.
He is exalted,
the King is exalted on high.

HE LEADETH ME

[Verse 1]
He leadeth me! Oh, blessed thought,
Oh words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
What – e’er I do, wher’ – er I be,
Still ‘tis God’s hand that lead – eth me.

[Chorus]
He leadeth me! He lead – eth me!
By His own hand He lead – eth me!
His faith – ful fol – lower I would be,
For by His hand He lead – eth me!

[Verse 2]
Sometimes ‘mid scenes of deep – est gloom,
Some – times where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By wa – ters calm, o’er troub – led sea –
Still ‘tis God’s hand that lead – eth me.

[Chorus]
He leadeth me! He lead – eth me!
By His own hand He lead – eth me!
His faith – ful fol – lower I would be,
For by His hand He lead – eth me!

[Verse 3]
Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine,
Nor ev – er murmur nor re – pine;
Con – tent, whatever lot I see,
Since ‘tis my God that lead – eth me.

[Chorus]
He leadeth me! He leadeth me!
By His own hand He leadeth me!
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me!

[Verse 4]
And when my task on earth is done,
When, by Thy grace, the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since Thou thro’ Jor – dan lead – est me.

[Chorus]
He leadeth me! He lead – eth me!
By His own hand He lead – eth me!
His faith – ful fol – lower I would be,
For by His hand He lead – eth me!

HERE I AM TO WORSHIP

[Verse 1]
Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

[Chorus]
So, here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

[Verse 2]
King of all days oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor.

[Chorus]
So, here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

[Bridge]
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

[Chorus]
So, here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

HERE IS LOVE

[Verse 1]
Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout heav’n’s eternal days.

[Verse 2]
On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

[Bridge]
Oh how marvelous
Oh how glorious
Is my Saviour’s love for me
Oh how marvelous
Oh how glorious
Is my Saviour’s love for me

[Verse 3]
Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.

[Chorus]
Oh how marvelous
Oh how glorious
Is my Saviour’s love for me
Oh how marvelous
Oh how glorious
Is my Saviour’s love for me

[Verse 4]
In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fulness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.

HIGH IN THE HEAVENS

[Verse 1]
High in the heavens, exalted,
name above all other names,
Lord over all of creation,
worthy of power and praise.

[Verse 1b]
Blessing and honour and glory
are His eternal reward;
let every knee bow before Him
and every tongue say He is Lord.

[Chorus]
Jesus, You are exalted and glorified.
Jesus, name above all names, we’ll lift You high.

[Verse 2]
Clothed in the splendour of heaven,
Jesus, eternally God,
emptied Yourself, came as nothing,
choosing the road to the cross.

[Verse 2b]
Lord, You were found in our likeness,
shedding Your glory to serve;
humble, not claiming advantage,
You laid down your life for the world.

[Chorus]
Jesus, You are exalted and glorified.
Jesus, name above all names, we’ll lift You high.

[Verse 3]
Let us be found in your likeness,
learning to serve as You served,
filled with Your Spirit, Your fullness,
the fragrance of grace on the earth.

[Verse 3b]
You love the heart that is humble,
You desire worship that’s true;
voices that sing for Your glory
and lives that bring honour to You.

[Chorus]
Jesus, You are exalted and glorified.
Jesus, name above all names, we’ll lift You high.

Saviour, all of creation will bow in awe.
Jesus, from every nation we’ll call You Lord,
to the glory of God. (x4)

HIS FOREVER

[Verse 1]
Jesus friend of sinners
loved me ere I knew Him.
Drew me with His cords of love,
tightly bound me to Him.
Round my heart still closely twined,
the ties that none can sever.
For I am His and He is mine,
forever and forever

[Verse 2]
Jesus, friend of sinners,
a crown of thorns you wore for me.
Bruised for my transgressions,
pierced for my iniquities.
The wrath of God that I deserved
was poured out on the Innocent.
He took my place,
my soul to save.
Now I am His forever.

[Verse 3]
Jesus, friend of sinners,
I love to tell the story.
Redeeming love has been my theme,
and will be when in glory.
Not death, nor life, nor anything,
can ever separate me.
O love that will not let me go.
Yes I am His forever.

Not death, nor life, nor anything,
can ever separate me.
O love that will not let me go.
Yes I am His forever.
Yes I am His forever.
Yes I am His forever.

HIS MERCY IS MORE

[Verse 1]
What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Verse 2]
What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Chorus]
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Verse 3]
What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

[Chorus]
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

HIS ROBES FOR MINE

[Verse 1]
His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage.
Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified.
In Christ I live, for in my place He died.

[Verse 2]
His robes for mine: what cause have I for dread?
God’s daunting Law Christ mastered in my stead.
Faultless I stand with righteous works not mine,
Saved by my Lord’s vicarious death and life.

[Chorus]
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.

[Verse 3]
His robes for mine: God’s justice is appeased.
Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father’s pleased.
Christ drank God’s wrath on sin, then cried “‘Tis done!”
Sin’s wage is paid; propitiation won.

[Chorus]
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.

[Verse 4]
His robes for mine: such anguish none can know.
Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe.
He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!

[Chorus]
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.

HLENGIWE (Zulu – South African)

[Verse 1]
Hlengiwe – limnandi lelizwi
(Redeemed – What a joyous truth)

Hlengiwe ngegazi leMvana
(Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb)
Hlengiwe ngomusa Nothando
(Redeemed by His mercy and love)

Ngenziwe sengaba umntwana
(I have been made a child of God)

[Chorus]
Hlengiwe, Hlengiwe
(Redeemed, Redeemed)

Hlengiwe ngegazi leMvana
(Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb)

Hlengiwe Hlengiwe
(Redeemed, Redeemed)

Ngenziwe sengaba umntwana
(I have been made a child of God)

[Verse 2]
Hlengiwe—O yek’ intokozo
(Redeemed, O what joy!)

Ulimi lungephumisele
(No tongue can express this)

Lokh’ engikuzwayo enhlizweni
(What rapture I feel in mys heart)

Kumnandi, kumnandi, Ingcwele!
(It’s wonderful, it’s wonderful, it’s full!)

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Ngimkhumbul’ uJesu umhlengi
(I Think of Jesus the Redeemer)

Ngimkhumbul’ amalanga onke
(I think of Him every day)

Ngihuba ngihamb’ endleleni
(I sing as I go on my way)

Ihubo lezinsuku zonke
(A hymn for everyday)

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
I know I shall see in His beauty

The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guards my footsteps

And gives me songs in the night

[Chorus]
Redeemed, redeemed

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb

Redeemed, redeemed

His child and forever I am

[Verse 5]
I know there’s a crown that is waiting

In yonder bright mansion for me

And soon with the spirits made perfect

At home with the Lord I shall be

[Chorus]

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

[Verse 1]
Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning
our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

[Verse 2]
Holy, holy, holy!
all the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns
around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim
falling down before Thee,
Which wert and art
and evermore shalt be.

[Verse 3]
Holy, holy, holy!
though the darkness hide Thee,
Thou the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy –
there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

[Verse 4]
Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name
in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in Three persons, blessed Trinity!

HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE

[Verse 1]
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

[Verse 2]
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life-
I know that it is finished.

[Verse 3]
I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer,
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION

[Verse 1]
How firm a foundation,
ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith
in His excellent Word!
What more can He say
than to you He hath said,
To you who for refuge
to Jesus have fled?

[Verse 2]
“Fear not, I am with thee;
O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God,
and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee,
and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous,
omnipotent hand.

[Verse 3]
“When through fiery trials
thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient,
Shall be thy supply:
The flame shall not hurt thee;
I only design
Thy dross to consume
and thy gold to refine.

[Verse 4]
“The soul that on Jesus
hath leaned for repose
I will not, I will not
desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell
should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never,
no, never forsake!”

HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE

[Verse 1]
No eye has seen and no ear has heard,
And no mind has ever conceived
The glorious things
That You have prepared
For every one who has believed;
You brought us near,
And You called us Your own,
And made us joint heirs with Your Son.

[Chorus]
How high and how wide,
How deep and how long,
How sweet and how strong
Is Your love;
How lavish Your grace,
How faithful Your ways,
How great is Your love, O Lord.

[Verse 2]
Objects of mercy, who should have known wrath
We’re filled with unspeakable joy,
Riches of wisdom, unsearchable wealth,
And the wonder of knowing Your voice;
You are our treasure and our great reward,
Our hope and our glorious King.

[Chorus]
How high and how wide,
How deep and how long,
How sweet and how strong
Is Your love;
How lavish Your grace,
How faithful Your ways,
How great is Your love, O Lord.

HOW GREAT THOU ART

[Verse 1]
O Lord my God,
when I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds
Thy hands have made;
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout
the universe displayed.

[Chorus]
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

[Verse 2]
When thro’ the woods
and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds
sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down
from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook
and feel the gentle breeze.

[Chorus]
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

[Verse 3]
And when I think, that God,
His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die,
I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross,
my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

[Chorus]
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

[Verse 4]
When Christ shall come,
with shout of acclamation,
And take me home,
what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow,
in humble adoration,
And then proclaim:
“My God, how great Thou art!”

[Chorus]
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

HOW LOVELY ON – OUR GOD REIGNS

[Verse 1]
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
Who brings good news, good news
Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness
Our God reigns, our God reigns

[Chorus]
Our God reigns, our God reigns
Our God reigns, our God reigns

[Verse 2]
He had no stately form He had no majesty
That we should be drawn to Him
He was despised and we took no account of Him
Yet now he reigns with the Most High

[Chorus]
Now He reigns! Now He reigns!
Now He reigns! With the Most High!

[Verse 3]
It was our sin and guilt that bruised and wounded Him.
It was our sin that brought Him down.
When we like sheep had gone astray our Shepherd came
And on His shoulders bore our shame.

[Chorus]
On His Shoulders! On His Shoulders!
On His Shoulders! He bore our shame!

[Verse 4]
Out from the tomb He came with grace and majesty;
He is alive, He is alive.
God loves us so, see here His hands, His feet, His side
Yes we know, He is alive.

[Chorus]
He’s Alive! He’s Alive!
He’s Alive! He’s Alive!

[Verse 5]
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
Who brings good news, good news
Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness
Our God reigns, our God reigns

[Chorus]
Our God reigns, our God reigns
Our God reigns, our God reigns