Evening Song

Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God, upon our hearts descend
Through midnight fears and perils, Thou our hearts defend
Give us respite from our toil, may our dreams be bless’d
Through the long day’s labor Lord, give us now our rest
Amen.

arr. Jackson T. Maust and Seth Thomas Crissman

Savior of Our Soul

Jesus, grant us grace, so to run our race
That we may show your love to many
In famine and in times of plenty
So as we run our race, Jesus, grant us grace

Christ, give us your hands, alone we cannot stand
Your soul’s power, O share with us
That we may follow, we may trust
We are too weak to stand, Christ, give us your hands

Savior of our soul, help us choose your goal
Life to you we would surrender
Choose your cross, be your contender
Help us choose your goal, Savior of our soul

 

arr. Gregory J. Yoder

Song of Confession

We have sinned against each other
Take our sins away
We've betrayed our sister and brother
Take our sins away

Teach us how to love our neighbor
Take our sins away
Teach our hands to do your labor
Take our sins away

All the times we have forgotten
The depths of your great love;
All the times we have forgotten
The depths of your great love

Teach us how to have compassion
And take our sins away
Spur our words into action
Take our sins away

When we fail to turn and listen
Take our sins away
Building up the walls of division
Take our sins away

All the times we have forgotten
The depths of your great love;
All the times we have forgotten
The depths of your great love;
Take our sins away

© Seth Thomas Crissman, 2015

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in Heaven hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
As we forgive others, please forgive
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil

arr. Seth Thomas Crissman

We Come, Your Thankful People

We come, your thankful people, come
To raise the song of harvest home
All is safely gathered in
Before the winter storms begin
You, our Maker, provide
For our wants to be supplied
To your table, Lord, we come
And raise the song of harvest home

arr. Gregory J. Yoder

Lament

How long, oh Lord, how long? 
Will you forget me, am I forsaken?
How long will you hide your face?
Oh Lord, I am shaken

See how I pass my weary days
In sighs and groans; and when it’s night
My bed is watered with my tears;
My grief consumes, and it dims my sight.

How long, oh Lord, how long? 
Will you forget me, am I forsaken?
How long will you hide your face?
Oh Lord, I am shaken

Look, how the powers of nature mourn!
How long, how long, Almighty God, how long?
When shall your hour of grace return?
When shall I make your grace my song?

How long, oh Lord, how long?
Will you forget me, am I forsaken?
How long will you hide your face?
Oh Lord, I am shaken

I feel my flesh so near the grave, oh my soul
My soul is tempted to despair;
But graves can never praise the Lord,
For all is dust and silence there.

How long, oh Lord, how long?
Will you forget me, am I forsaken?
How long will you hide your face?
Oh Lord, I am shaken
How long, oh Lord, how long?
Will you forget me, am I forsaken?
How long will you hide your face?
Oh Lord, I am shaken

 

Arr. Seth Thomas Crissman

Prince of Peace

Prince of peace, control our will;
Bid these struggling hearts be still:
Bid our fears and doubtings cease:
Hush our spirits into peace.
Hush our spirits into peace.

You have walked these paths we trod
Opened wide the gate to God;
Peace we ask, but peace must be,
Lord, in being one with Thee.
in being one with Thee.

May your will, not ours be done;
May your will and ours be one;
Chase these doubtings from our heart,
Now your perfect peace impart.

May your will, not ours be done;
May your will and ours be one;
Chase these doubtings from our heart,
Now your perfect peace impart.

May your will, not ours be done;
May your will and ours be one;


Arr. Gregory J. Yoder

Forth In Your Name

Forth in your name, O Lord, we go
Our daily labor to pursue
Your Wondrous Love we aim to know
In all we think, or speak, or do

The task your wisdom has assigned
Oh let us joyfully fulfill
In all our lives, your presence find,
And prove your good and perfect will

Let us go from this table
As soon as we are fed
And let us share this Body, bread for hungry souls
And let us make the table longer
And so create a Body stronger
So that forth in your name, Lord, we may go

Oh may we keep you close at hand
Whose hand is making all things new
May we labor on at your command
And offer all our lives to you

Let us go from this table
As soon as we are fed
And let us share this Body, bread for hungry souls
And let us make the table longer
And so create a Body stronger
So that forth in your name, Lord, we may go


arr. Gregory J. Yoder