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The Gathering: Live from WorshipGod11

by Sovereign Grace Music

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Verse 1 There is one reason why we’re gathered here Your love is causing us to sing All of Your people through Your Son draw near Sinners before their holy King The church of God bought by blood Chorus We love You, Father God of all, our God forever We praise You, Jesus Christ our Lord, the Son, our Savior We’re here together In Your Holy Spirit gathered for Your glory Verse 2 There’s a foundation that we’re building on Rooted in Jesus Christ alone Ev’ry believer firmly fixed upon Our everlasting cornerstone The church of God built by love Bridge One Body, one baptism One hope to which we have been called One faith, one Lord, one Spirit One sovereign ruler over all We love You, Father We praise You, Jesus We’re here together For Your glory Credits: Music and words by Doug Plank © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 Every day we’ll bless You and praise Your name And on Your glorious splendor we will dwell On Your wondrous works, Lord, we’ll meditate And of Your awesome power we will tell We’ll speak of Your salvation And Your abundant goodness Chorus Because You are greater than we can imagine You are too beautiful for us to fathom Oh You are great and greatly to be praised Verse 2 Every generation shall sing Your worth And magnify Your mercy and Your grace We’ll sing about the Savior who came to earth To bear the sins of those He came to save You fill our hearts with wonder We’ll worship You forever Credits: Music and words by Mark Altrogge © 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 Come praise and glorify our God The Father of our Lord In Christ He has in heav’nly realms His blessings on us poured For pure and blameless in His sight He destined us to be And now we’ve been adopted through His Son eternally Chorus To the praise of Your glory To the praise of Your mercy and grace To the praise of Your glory You are the God who saves Verse 2 Come praise and glorify our God Who gives His grace in Christ In Him our sins are washed away Redeemed through sacrifice In Him God has made known to us The myst’ry of His will That Christ should be the head of all His purpose to fulfill Verse 3 Come praise and glorify our God For we’ve believed the Word And through our faith we have a seal The Spirit of the Lord The Spirit guarantees our hope Until redemption’s done Until we join in endless praise To God, the Three in One Credits: Music by Bob Kauflin, words by Tim Chester © 2011 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 We are not what we should be We haven’t sought what we should seek We’ve seen Your glory, Lord, but looked away Our hearts are bent, our eyes are dim Our finest works are stained with sin And emptiness has shadowed all our ways Chorus Jesus Christ, shine into our night Drive our dark away Till Your glory fills our eyes Jesus Christ, shine into our night Bind us to Your cross, where we find life Verse 2 Still we often go astray We chase the world, forget Your grace But You have never failed to bring us back Reveal the depths of what You’ve done The death You died, the vict’ry won You made a way for us to know Your love Credits: Music and words by Joel Sczebel © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 I am a sinner; You’re blameless, Lord My sins against You can’t be ignored They will be punished, I know they must Your law demands it, for You are just Pre-Chorus If You would count Everything that I’ve done wrong Who could stand? But there’s forgiveness with You, God Chorus Have mercy on me, have mercy on me A broken and a contrite heart You won’t turn away Have mercy on me, have mercy on me Because of Your steadfast love Verse 2 Father of mercy, You gave Your Son To make atonement for wrongs I have done What You required, Jesus fulfilled I don’t deserve it—I never will Credits: Music and words by Pat Sczebel and Dale Bischof © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 Now why this fear and unbelief? Has not the Father put to grief His spotless Son for us? And will the righteous Judge of men Condemn me for that debt of sin Now canceled at the cross? Chorus Jesus, all my trust is in Your blood Jesus, You’ve rescued us Through Your great love Verse 2 Complete atonement You have made And by Your death have fully paid The debt Your people owed No wrath remains for us to face We’re sheltered by Your saving grace And sprinkled with Your blood Bridge How sweet the sound of saving grace How sweet the sound of saving grace Christ died for me Verse 3 Be still my soul and know this peace The merits of your great high priest Have bought your liberty Rely then on His precious blood Don’t fear your banishment from God Since Jesus sets you free Credits: Music, and alt. and additional words by Doug Plank, original verses by Augustus Toplady (1772) © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Isaiah 53 04:59
Verse 1 No majesty or beauty He came to dwell with the lowly Man of sorrows, despised, rejected As one from whom men hide their faces Despised and we esteemed Him not Chorus 1 Oh He has come, look upon the One Jesus, Son of God, lifted up for us Verse 2 He bore our griefs and afflictions Pierced for our transgressions We like sheep have gone astray Each of us to his own way His punishment has brought us peace Chorus 2 Oh He has come, look upon the One Jesus, Son of God, lifted up for us Oh see His love, Jesus, heaven’s light No longer to be despised Glorious in our eyes Verse 3 Unto death He was stricken Assigned a grave with the wicked Raised to life and seated glorious Savior King, our God victorious Never more to die, He lives Tag Oh He has come Oh see His love Credits: Music and words by Jonathan Baird and Ryan Baird © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 You spoke and our hearts began to beat You gave us breath and air to breathe It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You You give the morning sun its light All that we need Your hand provides It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You With humble hearts we thank You With grateful hearts we sing out Chorus Generous King, You give Out of Your fullness, showering kindness You give, generous King Mercies unending, love never failing You give Verse 2 The wrath we deserved was furious The cup that we drink is full of love It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You Your Spirit You’ve freely given us Now we see Jesus glorious It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You With humble hearts we thank You With grateful hearts we sing out Bridge Thank You for Your goodness Poured on us through Jesus Credits: Music and words by Joel Sczebel and Pat Sczebel © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 Father, come reveal the love That You’ve freely given us Poured from Calv’ry like a flood We look to You Spirit, move and shine Your light Change our hearts and fill our minds With the radiance of Christ We look to You, we look to You Chorus For when You move, our lives are changed We know a taste of heaven here We’re crying out for more of You Lord, come and move Verse 2 Father, You know all our needs Long before we even speak But Your heart is what we seek We look to You Jesus, come and build Your church Let Your gospel fill the earth Till the day that You return We look to You, we look to You Credits: Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 As we gather, come and teach us Spirit, come and speak today You delight to lead and guide us It’s Your Word that lights the way Chorus So come awaken our hearts Illumine our minds, magnify Jesus Christ Come, renewing our faith Changing our lives With Your words of life Verse 2 Let Your truth sink deep within us Let the foolish learn Your ways We are often prone to wander As we hear may we be changed Bridge We need to see You, we need to hear You We want to know You, Word of life Credits: Music and words by Joel Sczebel and Pat Sczebel © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Verse 1 Prepare our hearts, O God Help us to receive Break the hard and stony ground Help our unbelief Plant Your Word down deep in us Cause it to bear fruit Open up our ears to hear Lead us in Your truth Chorus Show us Christ, show us Christ O God, reveal Your glory Through the preaching of Your Word Until every heart confesses Christ is Lord Verse 2 Your Word is living light Upon our darkened eyes Guards us through temptations Makes the simple wise Your Word is food for famished ones Freedom for the slave Riches for the needy soul Come speak to us today Bridge Where else can we go, Lord Where else can we go You have the words of eternal life Credits: Music by Doug Plank, words by Doug Plank and Bob Kauflin © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 I once was lost in darkest night Yet thought I knew the way The sin that promised joy and life Had led me to the grave I had no hope that You would own A rebel to Your will And if You had not loved me first I would refuse You still Verse 2 But as I ran my hell-bound race Indifferent to the cost You looked upon my helpless state And led me to the cross And I beheld God’s love displayed You suffered in my place You bore the wrath reserved for me Now all I know is grace Chorus Hallelujah! All I have is Christ Hallelujah! Jesus is my life Verse 3 Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone And live so all might see The strength to follow Your commands Could never come from me O Father, use my ransomed life In any way You choose And let my song forever be My only boast is You Credits: Music and words by Jordan Kauflin © 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 Exalted Son of glory humbly came down Wounded for the broken, bore the sinner’s crown Through the willing death You died You became our bread of life Chorus Jesus, we hunger and thirst for You, Lord As we remember Your sacrifice We see the wounds from Your hands and pierced side Extravagant love! Oh how great the price Now our lives are Yours Verse 2 The priceless blood of Jesus, this gracious cup A life spring overflowing, poured out for us He has conquered every sin For the ones who trust in Him Bridge The cup we drink, the bread we eat Reminds us You are all we need And makes us long for Your wedding feast Credits: Music and words by George Romanacce, Alex Couch, and Dave Dournier © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Verse 1 A wasted life, a brutal death To the blind a tragic story For they could not see God’s glory Was on display Yet beautiful to all the ones Given eyes to see the Savior Objects of the Father’s favor Bought by His grace Hope of all the earth and our salvation Chorus Lift high the cross Here is the Father’s love revealed to us Lift high the cross Proclaim to a dying world There’s life in Jesus Christ Verse 2 Now You’ve enabled us to be Hands that reach out to the broken With the love that makes hearts open And come to life So by Your power may our lives Like the moon reflect Your radiance Be a sweet and holy fragrance Revealing Christ Hope of all the earth and our salvation Bridge There is no other name By which we must be saved Only Jesus, only Jesus Credits: Music and words by George Romanacce and Steve & Vikki Cook © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
As You Go 04:20
Verse 1 As you go, may you know the love of Christ How deep and long, how high and wide As you leave, may you seek to win the prize And find His death to be your life Chorus May you go in the love of your Father God May you go in the grace of Christ May you go in the power of the Spirit now To bring Him glory with your life Verse 2 As you go, may you know the pow’r of grace His very strength for what’s to come As you leave, may you feel His mighty hand Guiding your steps in the race you run Verse 3 As you go, may you show His heart to bless The ones with less, the blind and lost As you leave, may you be the light of Christ And show our hope is in the cross Credits: Music and words by Mark Altrogge © 2011 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)


Recorded live at WorshipGod11, 'The Gathering' contains 15 songs that progressively tell the story of the gospel and our appropriate response to it. It's a story God's people have been celebrating together for thousands of years. Jesus Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, and will come back one day to live forever with those he redeemed. We pray these songs will help you remember and rejoice in that good news--over and over again.

The songs on The Gathering can be sung individually, but together they form a progression that reflects the gospel and our response to it.

A call to worship (“There Is One Reason”) leads to proclaiming God’s greatness (“Greater Than We Can Imagine,” “Come Praise and Glorify”).

In view of God’s glory, we more clearly see our sinfulness and need for mercy before his holiness (“Shine into Our Night,” “Have Mercy on Me”). We then rejoice in the good news that God has forgiven us and reconciled us to himself through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (“Now Why This Fear,” “Isaiah 53”).

A fresh awareness of God’s mercy in Christ makes us grateful for his generosity and kindness in every way (“Generous King”), which leads us to eagerly ask for more of his grace (“When You Move”). A desire to know God’s will through his Word (“Your Words of Life,” “Show Us Christ”) is followed by expressions of commitment and communion (“All I Have Is Christ,” “We Hunger and Thirst”).

Having rehearsed and celebrated the gospel and its effect in our lives, we want to take this good news to the world (“Lift High the Cross”).

A final song reminds us that we leave relying not on our own strength, but on the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the power of the Spirit (“As You Go”).

>> For sheet music, lyrics, and more album information visit sovereigngracemusic.org/music/albums/the-gathering-live-from-worshipgod11/ <<


released November 15, 2011

Producer: Steve Cook
Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin
Music planning and creative team: Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, Ryan Foglesong, Joel Sczebel, Pat Sczebel, David Zimmer
Band tracks recorded by Steve Cook, Stephen Cunsolo, David MacKenzie, and Ryan Mattson at WorshipGod 2011
Overdubs recorded by Steve Cook at the Sovereign Grace Studio (Gaithersburg, MD) and Zach Boomsma at Meridian Studios (Pasadena, CA)
Additional engineering by Stephen Cunsolo and Ryan Mattson
Live Sound Crew Leadership: Josh Davis and Katie Britt
Live Sound Crew Dave Wilcox, Andrew Cowan, Gavin Black,
Caleb Barker, DJ Ryan
Lyrics Projection Brittany Kauflin
Mixed by Paul Salveson
Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN)


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