Welcome Happy Morning He arose ! Lo, He comes! Up from the grave he arose !
Welcome, happy morning, age to age shall say; Hell today is vanquished, Heaven is won today. Lo! the Christ is living, God for evermore! Him, their true Creator, All His works adore. Welcome, happy morning, age to age shall say; Hell today is vanquished, Heaven is won today.
He lives within my heart He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today, He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart, You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.
Loose the souls long imprisoned, bound with Satan’s chain; All that now is fallen raise to life again. Show Thy face in brightness, bid the nations see, Bring again our daylight, day returns with Thee. Welcome, happy morning, age to age shall say; Hell today is vanquished, Heaven is won today.
Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Saviour; Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord. Up from the grave He arose,Up from the grave He arose, With a MIGHTY triumph o’er His foes.With a MIGHTY triumph o’er His foes. He arose the victor from the dark domain,He arose the victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever with His saints to reign.And He lives forever with His saints to reign. He arose!He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!Christ arose!
Words taken from Psalm 92 Music by Len Ballantine
It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, To proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night... How great are your works, O Lord, How profound are your thoughts! The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand, That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed. But you, Lord, are exulted forever. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like the cedars of Lebanon. They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will stay fresh and green proclaiming ‘The Lord is upright; He is my rock There is no wickedness in Him’. Psalm 92;1-2, 5-8, 12, 15 NIV
Words by Chris Baker and Isaac Watts Music by Chris Baker
Composed by Andrew Mackereth But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary; They will walk and not grow faint. Isaiah 40 v 31 GNB “I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, And I have kept the faith. And now their is waiting for me the victory prize of being put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day – and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for Him to appear. Paul writing to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4 vv 7,8 GNB
Written for the New York Staff Band of the Salvation army in 1988 to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s work in Puerto Rico. Composed by Peter Graham
1 st Movement – Count Your Blessings When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost. Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will keep singing as the days go by.
2 nd Movement – Make me a blessing Out in the highways and byways of life, Many are weary and sad. Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife, Making the sorrowing glad. Make me a blessing, make me a blessing, Out of my life may Jesus shine. Make me a blessing, Saviour, I pray. Make me a blessing to someone today.
3 rd Movement – Showers Of Blessing There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love; There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Saviour above. Showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need; Mercy drops round us are falling But for the showers we plead. There shall be showers of blessing: O that today they might fall, Now as to God we’re confessing, Now as on Jesus we call!
Cadets’ Sessional song – 1934 /1935 session. Words paraphrased from Matthew 25:1-13, Psalm 97 and Ephesians 5;14 by General Albert Osborn Music by Eric Ball
Composed by Ian Clarke I’m living my life for Jesus, His love and grace I’ve seen; And now that I live for Jesus, Life has a new-found theme. My life has a new-found intention, I follow a purposeful aim, And life has a new-found dimension, I witness that I’m born again. I’m living my life for Jesus, His love and grace I’ve seen; And now that I live for Jesus, Life has a new-found theme.
Composed by Kevin Ponsford Father, we love You, we worship and adore You. Glorify Your name in all the earth. I will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34;1-4 (NIV)
Words taken from 1 Corinthians 13 paraphrased by General John Gowans Music by General John Larsson
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear; It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away all fear. It makes the wounded spirit whole, And calms the troubled breast; ‘Tis manna to the hungry soul, And to the weary rest. Dear name, the rock on which I build, My shield and hiding-place, My never-failing treasury, filled With boundless stores of grace.
Weak is the effort of my heart, And cold my warmest thought, But when I see thee as thou art, I’ll praise thee as I ought. Till then I will thy love proclaim With every fleeting breath; And may the music of thy name Refresh my soul in death.
Words taken from Psalm 18: 3 and 2 Samuel 22:47 Music by Michael O’Shields I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies...... “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Saviour!
Negro Spiritual arr. Joy Webb Transcribed by Ray Steadman-Allen