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:

Response for after the corporate confession of sin

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:

Response 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:

Response for after the main scripture reading

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:

Response for after the main scripture reading during advent

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: