Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the song plays the first time (During Verse 1), 

make remarks about the times when God picked you up and carried you through a difficult time and ask others to think about times such as these. Emphasize that God is always with us in times of trouble.

2. As the song continues (During Verses 2 - 3), 

read Psalm 40:1 - 5 and Psalm 27:1-6  slowly. Let the song end. 

3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

4. Prayer and Meditation.

Psalm 40

1 ​​I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay,

and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:

many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

  • Love Lifted Me 141 R185:05

Love Lifted Me

I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me...

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling
In His blessèd presence live, ever His praises sing,
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
Faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs. (Refrain)

Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves.
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves,
He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
He your Savior wants to be, be saved today! (Refrain)

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