We love God’s Word. Therefore, we not only read it and preach it in worship, but we also sing it. Below are some of the scripture-based musical responses we have included in our service.
The responses in blue are currently in use.
Responses for after the corporate confession of sin
Un-to the hills I look, From whence shall come my aid?
Our help is in the LORD, Who heav’n and earth hath made.
Text: Psalm 121:1-2 | Tune: Whelpton | Meter: 188.8.131.52
From out the depths I cry, O Lord, to thee, Lord hear my call.
I love thee, Lord, for thou dost heed my plea; forgiving all.
If thou dost mark our sins, who then shall stand?
But grace and mercy dwell at thy right hand.
Text: Psalm 130:1-4 | Tune: SANDON | Meter: 10.4.10.4.10.10.
God, be merciful to me, on thy grace I rest my plea;
Plenteous in compassion thou, blot out my transgressions now;
Wash me, make pure within, Cleanse, O, cleanse me from my sin.
Text: Psalm 51:1-2 | Tune: TOPLADY | Meter: 184.108.40.206.7.7
I should have perished in my woe, Had not I loved thy law divine;
That law I never can forget, O save me Lord, for I am thine.
Text: 119:92-94 | Tune: QUEBEC | Meter: L.M.
Responses for after the main scripture reading
The heav’ns declare the glory of our great God above,
and the stars up in the firmament show forth his handiwork.
But his Law shows something greater: his pow’r to save the soul,
and to sanctify us wholly, that we may know his will.
His word do we desire, yea, more than precious gold;
for its promise and its warnings doth bring us great reward.
Text: Psalm 19:1,7,10-11 | Tune: THAXTED | Meter: 220.127.116.11.13.13
‘Ever settled in the heavens, Thy Word, Lord, shall firmly stand;
And thy faithfulness is ‘stablished, As the earth, by thy command.
Ev’ry ordinance continues, As thy servants to this day.
How I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
Text: Psalm 119:89-91,97 | Tune: Ode To Joy | Meter: 18.104.22.168.D
I wait, my soul awaits the Lord; my hope is in his Word.
Yea, more than watchmen, wait for morn, my soul awaits the Lord.
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for mercy is with him;
With great redemption he will save; his people from their sin.
Text: 130:5-8 | Tune: BETHLEHEM (Seraph) | Meter: 22.214.171.124.D
Forever settled in the heav’ns, Thy Word, O Lord, shall firmly stand;
Thy faithfulness shall never fail; The earth abides at Thy command.
O grant us grace, Almighty Lord, To read and mark Thy Holy Word;
Its truths with meekness to receive, And by its holy precepts live.
Text: Psalm 119:88-90 | Tune: JERUSALEM | Meter: 126.96.36.199
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
I delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Through thy precepts I get understanding: There-fore I hate ev’ry false way.
Text: Psalm 119:15-16,104 | Tune: PICARDY | Meter: 188.8.131.52.8.7
Response for after the benediction
Praise the LORD God all ye nations, All ye peoples, sing his praise,
For his truth endures forever, And his faithfulness is great.
He is faithful! He is faithful! Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!
Text: Psalm 117 | Tune: REGENT SQUARE | Meter 184.108.40.206.8.7
Blest is the man God strengthens, To have a pilgrim’s mind.
Amidst the vale of weep-ing, Fresh springs of grace they find.
From strength to strength advancing, They on their journey go,
‘Till each appears in Zion, Their Saviour to be-hold.
Text: Psalm 84:5-7 | Tune: Lancashire | Meter: 220.127.116.11.D