Sooner Count the Stars: Worshiping the Triune God

by Sovereign Grace Music

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VERSE 1 I could sooner count the stars than number all Your ways Though I only know in part, that part exceeds all praise As sunlight fills the skies Your goodness fills my life For all Your precious gifts receive my gratefulness VERSE 2 I could sooner drink the seas than fathom all Your love Like a never ceasing stream are mercies through Your Son The death of Christ alone deserves eternal song For such a love as His receive my gratefulness CHORUS No praise is high enough, no thanks is deep enough No life is long enough to tell of all You’ve done No shout is loud enough, no words are strong enough No song is sweet enough to sing Your love VERSE 3 I could sooner turn back time than turn Your heart away Though the years go fleeting by, Your mercies never change Before You made the sun Your love was set on us For all Your faithfulness receive my gratefulness Music and Words by Doug Plank and Steve & Vikki Cook © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 We were sinners, we were orphans, we were looking for a home We were lost and we were broken, wandering alone Looking down at our condition, You sent Your Son to change our fate Though we were hopelessly imprisoned He came to take our place CHORUS 1 Glory to the name of Jesus, glory to the only name that saves Ransomed the captives; Your name is matchless VERSE 2 What a mystery to fathom that we’re Your children set apart For we were enemies, not pilgrims, prodigals at heart But Your Spirit now has caused us to no longer doubt Your love Abba, Father, You have bought us, adopted through Your Son CHORUS 2 Glory to the name of Jesus, glory to the only name that saves Ransomed the captives; Your name is matchless Glory to the name that freed us, glory to the love that made a way Beauty for ashes; Your name is matchless BRIDGE Glory to Your Name (x3) VERSE 3 Ponder all we have been given: heirs to God through Jesus’ name A stingless death has been made certain and glory now awaits Your glory now awaits Music and Words by Neil DeGraide and Colin Edge © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 You spoke and time began, light dawned at Your command And by Your Word the earth began to move Carved mountains with Your hands, breathed life into all men You made it all and saw that it was good PRE-CHORUS 1 There is no rival to You, O God All kings and idols will one day fall CHORUS Who among the gods is like You? Who could ever measure all You’ve done, O God? Creator, Sustainer, Merciful Savior Forever on Your throne, You stand alone VERSE 2 Your Spirit gave the Law in kindness to us all And though we never kept it, You were true Lawmaker, You have saved lawbreakers from the grave And by Your Son our guilt has been removed PRE-CHORUS 2 Your endless glory shines through Your Son There is no story of greater love BRIDGE There is no one like our God (You stand alone) Music and Words by Neil DeGraide, George Romanacce, and Dale Bischof. © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 God, our Father, full of power Maker of the heavens, Maker of the world Forming all things, seen and unseen Truly the Almighty beyond all measured worth Holy is His Name CHORUS We believe the Lord our God is One Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God! We believe forever He will reign Let the church proclaim: This is our God! VERSE 2 Our Lord Jesus sent to save us Born unto a virgin, lived a perfect life Greatly suffered, dying for us From the grave He’s risen, seated now on high Holy is His Name BRIDGE Jesus will come back again to judge the living and the dead Usher in the age to come; let everyone sing “Amen” VERSE 3 Spirit, holy, One in glory Speaking through the prophets, empowering the Church Life is given by and through Him With the Son and Father, worshiped and adored Holy is His Name Inspired by the Nicene Creed (325 A.D.). Music and Words by Neil DeGraide, Doug Plank, Dave Fournier, Zach Jones, and George Romanacce © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 The blessing of the Father, gift of grace and love The promise of the Savior for power from above Oh, wondrous gift that’s given for confidence and mission Holy Spirit, You make all things new CHORUS Spirit of God, breathe on me now Source of life, come, revive my weary heart Spirit of God, shine on me now Light of life, come, ignite my longing heart VERSE 2 Come and lift the dark clouds of doubt and unbelief Shine upon my soul now, for by Your rays I see Clearer, closer, deeper the love of my Redeemer Holy Spirit, You make all things new BRIDGE Where You breathe hope thrives The dead return to life And the dark must flee the breaking day By Your light I see the glory of my King Beholding Him I will be changed Music and words by Dave Fournier and George Romanacce © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Your Spirit had awakened Our lifeless hearts to see The King in brilliant glory Revealed in majesty We were ruined in Your presence And tearing at the seams Our eyes had gazed upon the King of kings CHORUS We fall down in awe of You We fall down, undone We fall down before You, Lord Undone VERSE 2 Our hands had crafted idols Our lips had spoken lies Every wayward thought we had Against us testified But You were rich in mercy To provide what You demand And now on Christ, the solid rock, we stand BRIDGE Holy, Holy, Holy One Music by Pat Sczebel, words by Pat Sczebel, Kate DeGraide, and Nathan Stiff © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Father, I can come to You and boast of deeds I’ve done In my pride I strive to earn the favor Christ has won He alone pleads my acceptance, all my works aside So I come with empty hands and I cling to Christ VERSE 2 Father, I can go astray and battle needless fears Voices tell me I’m condemned and that I can’t draw near But Your Spirit calls me homeward with Your words of life Jesus bore my every sin, so, I cling to Christ BRIDGE It’s more than I can do To keep my hold on You But all my hope and peace Is that You cling to me VERSE 3 Father, all my earthly aims in time will turn to dust Let me learn that loss is gain for those who know Your love All the treasures of this world will never satisfy You alone are endless joy, so, I cling to Christ Music and words by Jason Hansen, Bob Kauflin, and David LaChance, Jr. © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 Come, Holy Spirit, my soul assure Relieve my fears that I no more May doubt the love of Christ for me That my debt is paid, that I’ve been made free O Comforter, in me reside When the tempter speaks be my faithful Guide Show Your promise is for me secured For the battle be my heavenly sword CHORUS Blessed assurance; Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His Spirit, washed in His blood VERSE 2 Illumine me with the Savior’s light To dispel my thoughts in the blackest night In darkest hour to my soul reveal The wounds which all my sorrows heal Impress that seal, His image leave And by Your pow’r to His grace I’ll cleave Until faith be sight and prayer be praise When beholding Jesus face to face BRIDGE This my story, this my song Born of Spirit, washed in Blood This my story, this my song In my Savior I belong Bridge inspired by and Chorus taken from "Blessed Assurance" by Fanny Crosby (1873). Verses by David LaChance, Jr. © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Come now, Almighty King, rule and reign over us Help us Your praise to sing, Father, glorious Embracing us before all time You made us heirs with Christ on high By Your Spirit now we cry “Abba, Father” CHORUS We long for the day, Great One in Three We finally behold Your majesty Face to face, we’ll worship and adore Forevermore VERSE 2 Speak now, Incarnate Word, of Your relentless love Bearing our fatal curse with Your living blood When guilt and doubt come rushing in Help us see Your cross again You’re the Rock on which we live Jesus, Savior VERSE 3 Come, Holy Comforter, give grace to weary hearts Bring back the wanderer, drive away the dark You’re the summer of our souls You’re the fountain of our hope Our assurance here below Spirit of the Son Inspired by "Come Thou Almighty King" by Martin Maddan (1726-1790). Music and Words by George Romanacce and Steve & Vikki Cook. © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 O Lamb of God, all worlds obeyed Your will From dark and void their being came O Lamb of God, Your glories echo still Creation sings its Maker’s praise Eternal God, One with the Father Before all time You dwelt in love Eternal God, unlike all others Yet You descended unto us VERSE 2 O Lamb of God, in filthy manger lay In humble dress You entered earth O Lamb of God, Creator bows to save The needy ones, helpless from birth Incarnate Word, gift of the Father To take our place and bear our sin Incarnate Word led to the slaughter You conquered death and rose again VERSE 3 O Lamb of God now reigning on the throne The Judge of all, faithful and true O Lamb of God, You’ll make Your power known When all Your foes receive their due Victorious King, when history’s fading You’ll call Your Bride to take her place Victorious King, Creation’s waiting For Your redeemed to see Your face Music and words by Jason Hansen, Bob Kauflin, and David LaChance, Jr. © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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Chorus We, we are not ashamed For the gospel is the power of God to save Yes, we, we are not ashamed For we have no other Savior to proclaim Christ alone, the Life, the Truth, the Way VERSE 1 The news of Jesus Christ, the crucified Risen, reigning at the Father’s side Is foolishness to those who cannot see Blinded by the lies they have believed PRE-CHORUS So, let the Church arise, let the anthem ring Till all the world has heard of Christ the Risen King The song of the redeemed boldly we shall sing The hope of all the world is Christ the Risen King! VERSE 2 The enemies of God are in a rage Opposing Him, their efforts are in vain Through every age the gospel will endure The Spirit’s with the Church forevermore LAST CHORUS We, we are not ashamed For we have a sure foundation in His grace Yes, we, we are not ashamed For we have a great salvation in His name Christ alone, the Life, the Truth, the Way Music and words by Neil DeGraide, Doug Plank, and Eric McAllister © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Who is like You, Father, the Source of life and love? An overflowing fountain in Spirit and the Son Abba! Our Father, hallowed be Your name Reigning high in heaven, receive our grateful praise VERSE 2 Who is like You, Jesus, the Son most glorious? The fullness of the Godhead Who came in flesh for us Savior, Lord Jesus, hallowed be Your name Risen now in power, the Lamb for sinners slain VERSE 3 Who is like You, Spirit, our Comfort from above? You draw us to the Savior, reveal the Father’s love Spirit, O Spirit, hallowed be Your name Fount of living water, come, fill our hearts again VERSE 4 God, there’s no one like You; for who can bear the sight? Clothed in glorious splendor, in holy, burning light O God, our God, Who was and is to come Father, Son, and Spirit, most holy Three-in-One Music and words by Doug Plank © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

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“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
2 Corinthians 13:14

Grace...love...fellowship. This is what God invites us to participate in as we worship Him–an endless spring of inexpressible joy, affection, and beauty that the Father, Son, and Spirit have experienced from all eternity.

Apart from God revealing Himself to us as triune we would never know Who He really is. But the Trinity isn’t so much a puzzle to be figured out as it is a relationship to enjoy. The goal isn’t complete understanding, but complete delight.

As we wrote the songs for this album, we wanted to inspire gratefulness and wonder that the Father has joined us to Himself through the substitutionary sacrifice of His Son and sent His Spirit to open our eyes to His love.

We pray that’s what happens as you listen to and sing these songs.

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credits

released September 30, 2015

Produced by Neil DeGraide
Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin
Tracks Recorded by Neil DeGraide at Bitter Blood Studios (Louisville, KY)
Assistant Engineering by Tyler Anderson
Mixed by Craig Alvin at The Great Gazoo Reading Room (Nashville, TN)
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering (Prospect, KY)

Lead Vocals: Kate DeGraide (8, 12), Rebecca Elliott (6, 10), Chris Jackson (2), Devon Kauflin (7), McKenzie Kauflin (1, 5), Dave Moisan (11), Doug Plank (1, 4), George Romanacce (3, 9)
Background Vocals: Kate DeGraide (6, 11), Neil DeGraide (all tracks but 1, 5, 8), Rebecca Elliot (11, 12), David LaChance, Jr. (3, 4), Doug Plank (3), George Romanacce (4)
Gang Vocals (2-4, 8): Dawn Baer, Ben Calhoun, Amanda Carpenter, Neil DeGraide, Addison Dennis, Audra Dennis, Geoff Dennis, Melissa Goins, Jonathan Jackson, Eric Jiminez, Brittany Kauflin, David LaChance, Jr., David LaChance, Sr., Sarah Taylor, Jared Torrence
12 String Guitar (1-4, 9): Doug Plank
Electric Guitar: Neil DeGraide (3, 4, 7-12), George Romanacce (1)
Baritone Guitar: Neil DeGraide (1, 2, 8, 12)
Acoustic Guitar: Neil DeGraide (8, 11), George Romanacce (2-4)
Bass Guitar: Neil DeGraide (1-3, 7-12), Noah Welch (4, 5)
Drums: David LaChance, Jr. (8), Alex O’Nan (all tracks but 6, 12)
Percussion: Neil DeGraide (1, 2, 4, 11, 12), David LaChance, Jr. (8, 12), Alex O’Nan (3)
Piano: Neil DeGraide (6), David LaChance, Jr. (1-4, 7, 9)
Keys: Neil DeGraide (5), Rebecca Elliott (10), Jonathan Jackson (11), David LaChance, Jr. (3, 7-9, 12)
Violins: Emily Donovan (10), Gabe Lewis (3, 6, 8, 9)
Cello: Neil DeGraide (3, 5, 8, 12), Bethany Payne (6)
Organ: Neil DeGraide (4), David LaChance, Jr. (1)
Harmonica: Doug Plank (1)

Editorial: Bob Kauflin
Production Assistant & Coordinator: Brittany Kauflin
Cover Artwork: Jacob Campbell, Brittany Kauflin, David LaChance, Jr.
Booklet Design: Brittany Kauflin

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