Thou Who Wast Rich

This week we will sing again and old hymn in a new setting from Arkansas native, Treva Blomquist. Reflect on the beauty of these lyrics and take time to listen to the recording below as you prepare to gather in worship this Lord’s Day.

Thou Who Was Rich
Words Frank Houghton, Music: Treva Blomquist, CCL# 11359088

Thou who was rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake became poor
Throne surrendered, for a manger,
Sapphire paved courts, for a stable floor

Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for loves sake became man
Stooping so low, but sinners raising,
Heavenward by Thine eternal plan

Thou who art Love beyond all telling,
Savior, we crown You the King
Emmanuel within us dwelling,
Make us into what You’d have us be

Thou who art Love beyond all telling,
Nothing in my hands I bring
All that I am, I ask, be melting,
Make me into what You’d have me be

King of Love

This Lord’s Day we will be learning an new hymn, “King of Love.” This is an old hymn paraphrase of Psalm 23, with a new arrangment by the group, ‘I Am They.’ Take time to listen to this hymn as you prepare for the Lord’s Day.

Word and Music: Adam Palmer, Jonathan Smith, Matthew Hein, Stephanie Kulla, Stuart Garrard
© 2013 All Essential Music, CCL# 11359088

1 The King of Love my Shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever, And He is mine forever

2 Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth

Never failing Ruler of my heart
Everlasting Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is
The King of Love my Shepherd is

3 Lost and foolish off I strayed
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me

4 In death’s dark veil I fear no ill
With Thee dear Lord beside me
Thy rod and staff my comfort still
Thy cross before to guide me. [Chorus]

5 And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never
Good Shepherd may I sing Your praise
Within Your house forever, Within Your house forever