Topic: Lament & Longing

In God Alone

Psalm 62

God is Holding Your Life

Psalm 121

In God alone is my soul at rest; be at rest, my soul 

 

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1. Lift up your eyes, behold the hills / From where will help and rescue come? 
We call on One who made the earth / Who blessed the stars, the moon and sun


God is holding your life / We believe

 

2. Turn down your gaze upon the earth...

3. Venturing out or coming home...

 

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You Are My God

Psalm 63

You are my God and I am searching for you

 

In a dry and weary land, my soul is thirsting

 

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Hear My Cry, O God

Psalm 61

Hear my cry, O God. Listen to my prayer.

From the end of the earth I call to you, though my heart is faint.

Let me abide with you forever.

 

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God, Our Home and Help

Psalm 46

All of My Life

Psalm 27

God our home and help / O God, our home and help, we entrust our troubles to you.

 

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1. All of my life, one thing I long for / All of my life, one thing I live for:


To see the Holy One in all of my life

 

2. In every breath, in every shadow / For my own eyes, one thing I pray for: 

3. Teach me your ways, O God our Savior / I give my heart, I give my eyes, Lord

 

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We Wait In Hope For Your Word

Psalm 130

1. Out of the depths we cry to you / O Holy One hear us 
Held to our sin, God, who could stand / We come for forgiveness  / O Holy One, hear us


We wait in hope for your word  / More than watchmen for the morning 
We wait in hope for your word  / And the dawn is never failing

 

2.  Always with you, unfailing love  / O Holy One, hear us...

 

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Love and Justice

Psalm 101

1. Two feet walking, love and justice, rugged journey. / Inside, outside, full attention, circle sweeping

 

Love and justice, Love and justice

 

2. Two arms open, love and justice, to creation / Forests, mountains, every ocean, every nation

3. Two perspectives, love and justice, come together / Moonrise, sunset, single kingdom, earth and heaven

4. Two hands holding, love and justice, world is learning / Elders smiling, babies nursing, spirit burning.

 

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Our Roots Are in You

Psalm 87

Our roots are in you / In you we are planted

 

All streams flow from you and return home.

 

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Under God

Psalm 2

Rejoice under God, tremble now under God / Take heart under God, be in awe under God

 

1. Why do the nations rage? Why do the rulers scheme? / Men and women of power, you serve under God.

2. Work for the holy way, justice and mercy. / Men and women of power, be true under God.

3. We pray for wisdom now, we pray for strength and hope. / Men and women of power, take heart under God.

 

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O Tender God, Have Mercy

Psalm 51

We Lift Our Eyes To You

Psalm 123

O tender God, have mercy / for you are for us

O Living Christ, have mercy / for you will heal us

O tender God, have mercy / for you are for us

For you are for us

 

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We lift our eyes to you / Help us move on

 

1. We've had our fill of hatred / We look to you for mercy

2. We've had enough of terror / We look to you for healing

3. We've got a world of sorrow / We look to you for promise

 

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Now to God I Make My Vows

Psalm 116

Now to God I make my vows  / With all the people of God

 

1. I love God because God has heard my voice, heard my cry 
I love God; I will cry on your name for all my life

2. What shall I offer back to God for all his lavish gifts...

3. Precious is the death of faithful ones in God’s eyes...

4. I will bring God a sacrifice of thanks, Jerusalem...

 

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Into Your Hands

Psalm 31

Into your hands I place my life / Oh, loving, faithful God / Oh, my life is yours

 

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Come Quickly to Help Us

Psalm 70

Come quickly to help us; we look to you / Have mercy upon us

Come quickly to help us, Faithful and True / We trust in your love

 

O Holy One, hear our prayer / Receive our prayer / Amen

 

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My God, O My God

Psalm 22

My God, O my God / Why have You forgotten me?

My God, O my God / How can You be silent now?

 

i The dogs are closing in / My mouth is dry / Where is God in my despair / So far from my cries

ii Our ancestors put their trust in you / And you delivered them

iii I am poured out like water / My heart is melting

iv I will declare your name / The poor will eat and for once be satisfied

 

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Dumiyah

Psalm 65

Dumiyah (Heb. silence)

 

Tibi silens laus (Lat. For you, silence is praise)

 

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In My Heart is the Road

Psalm 84

In my heart is the road / and I will not be hurried

In my heart is the road / Bless my feet on the journey

to Jerusalem / to Jerusalem

 

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Our Home is the God Who Loves Justice

Psalm 11

1. Like sparrows in their nest / our home is the God who loves justice

2. The flood has overwhelmed / Our home is the God who loves justice

3. Come know the suffering one / Our home is the God who loves justice

 

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Let Me Listen

Psalm 85

Let me listen / God is speaking / Peace

 

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To You

Psalm 25

To you I lift up my soul / To you I open my life / I give my trust / I give my hope to you

1. Teach me the way of holiness / my eyes are ever on you...

2. Your perfect love as old as time...

 

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Wait For God

Psalm 27

1. Wait for God / Be strong and let your heart take courage

Wait for God / Be strong and let your heart take courage / Wait for God

 

2. Watch and hope

3. Stay with me

 

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City of Peace

Psalm 122

Rivers in the Desert

Psalm 126

Rivers in the desert, laughter out of weeping / Our hope is grounded only in God
Hidden in the suffering, hidden in the singing / Our dawn is breaking only in God

Blessed are you when you are poor / Blessed are you when you are hungry / You will have God

 

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City of peace

City of peace, where your saints are gathering
City of peace, where your pilgrims journey
May the one who built you also hold you now

Oh, Jerusalem

 

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Restore Us

Psalm 80

Restore us / Let your face shine / Restore us / Give us your life

 

1. God, be with us here We need you now / Our hearts are always turning back to you 

2. God, you've always been our saving love / Our hearts are always coming home to you

 

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Deliver Us

Psalm 58

1. Disarm the terrorists / Tear out the lion's teeth / Uproot corruption even if it's served us

Shut down the violence / Once again make us free / Against, away from systems that enslave us

 

Deliver us, deliver us / Bring on the holy upheaval and / Deliver us, deliver us from evil

 

2. We've been oblivious / We've fed the system beast...

3. There's only one of us / Show us the holy way...

 

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When We Share God's Dream

Psalm 124

1. When we share God’s dream / We know there will be laughing, there will be singing
When we share God’s dream / We know there will be justice, there will be kindness

2. When we share God’s dream / We know our hearts are beating with all creation...
3. When we share God’s dream / We see God’s kingdom coming now in our longing...

 

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Bring Us Justice

Psalm 26

Bring us justice / Move us to wholeness / Bring us justice / Move us to completeness

 

1. Test my heart and test my mind / You've been leading us in faithfulness...

2. Bless these hands and hear me sing / You've been leading us in faithfulness...

3. As for me you lead my life / You've been leading us in faithfulness...

 

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Open Us

Psalm 40

You ask no sacrifice / you want no offering / Open us, open us.

 

We have the ears you made / and we are listening / Open us, open us. 

 

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I Am For Peace

Psalm 120

I am for peace

 

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Turn and Restore Us

Psalm 80

Turn and restore us / God of darkness, God of light
Turn and restore us / Won’t you shine and give us life


1. You are the shepherd who feeds us / Come back and feed us now...
2. We are the garden you planted / Come back and tend us now...
3. You are the God of all power / Come back and save us now...

 

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