Song library – W

WHAT A FRIEND

[Verse 1]
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit!
O what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

[Verse 2]
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

[Verse 3]
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

WHAT CHILD IS THIS

[Verse 1]
What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

[Verse 2]
Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

[Verse 3]
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high
The virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born
The Babe, the Son of Mary

WHAT GRACE

[Verse 1]
Father, to You, with songs of love we come,
Into Your presence, in awe of all You’ve done.
Brought here with joy, before Your throne of grace,
And in the Son You love, given our place.

[Chorus]
What grace to be found in Him,
Heaven’s glorious King.
Father, what grace, raising us to life,
Choosing us in Christ,
Father, what grace.

[Verse 2]
Deep is the joy, That fills Your courts above,
Where angels wonder, at Your redeeming love.
And as You gaze, With joy upon Your Son,
Your eyes are on the ones, His love has won.

[Chorus]
What grace to be found in Him,
Heaven’s glorious King.
Father, what grace, raising us to life,
Choosing us in Christ,
Father, what grace.

[Verse 3]
No higher call,
Than to be heirs with Him;
So let our passion,
Burn for heavenly things.
Seated with Christ,
For Him alone to live,
Our hearts forever where,
Our treasure is.

[Chorus]
What grace to be found in Him,
Heaven’s glorious King.
Father, what grace, raising us to life,
Choosing us in Christ,
Father, what grace.

WONDERFUL, MERCIFUL SAVIOUR

[Verse 1]
Wonderful, merciful Saviour,
Precious Redeemer and Friend;
Who would have thought
that a Lamb could
Rescue the souls of men?
Oh, You rescue the souls of men.

[Verse 2]
Counselor, Comforter, Keeper;
Spirit we long to embrace;
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way,
Oh, we’ve hopelessly lost the way.

[Chorus]
You are the One that we praise,
You are the One we adore.
You give the healing and grace our
Hearts always hunger for,
Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

[Verse 3]
Almighty, infinite Father,
Faithfully loving Your own;
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne.
Oh, we’re falling before Your throne.

[Chorus]
You are the One that we praise,
You are the One we adore.
You give the healing and grace our
Hearts always hunger for,
Oh, our hearts always hunger for. (x2)