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CITY PSALMS FOUR

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Written and recorded by worship leaders from six different Tucson area congregations, City Psalms Four is a unified appeal to God for His movement in our city. Our songwriters and musicians spent over three years working on the material for this album. The process helped cultivate a camaraderie between key ministries which is producing an impact beyond the music itself. City Psalms Four was inspired by our love for this city we call home and the promise that God has made His home with us. He is with us; in our hearts and also active in our community. This album is a declaration that Jesus has come to bring life and light into our city. His presence in our community means we no longer need to pursue darkness and a culture of death. His victory over hopelessness and the grave is great news for EVERYONE.

Songwriters and Musicians

Lyrics

Praise in the Wilderness

City of the wounded souls

Marching down its dusty roads  

Crying out for something

That'll ease a broken heart, Lord come

 

Valley of the shadow of death

Painted on the faces of men

Looking for an answer

To the fast approaching grave, Lord come

 

Praise in the wilderness, a song in the sun

One we will carry here wherever we run

This is our confidence in all that we face

The Lord of the wilderness has made a way

A hero to a hopeless land

A ransom for the captive man

Carrying your cross

You defeated death for us, You’ve come

 

Pillar of fire bringing light to the darkness

Jesus you are the way

Pillar of cloud for the heat of the day

Jesus you are the way

© 2020 City Psalms S. Stone/ ASCAP/ B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ C. Hamlin/ BMI / P. Cain/ BMI


 

Desert Blooms

Thorns on the ground tell of the curse 

But grace in every desert bloom

Hearts long for forgiveness like the dry Santa Cruz 

And mercy coming like the monsoons

 

Water filling every river

Banks are overflowing 

We want to feel the same thing

Spirit, come down from the Father

Testify of Jesus 

The love of God descending

Coming like the monsoons

Beautiful as desert blooms

 

Thorns from the ground become the Savior’s crown 

As Jesus becomes our curse

No longer do we labor and toil with this earth

For on the cross He finished the work

 

The love of God descend

Fill to overflowing

 

© 2020 City Psalms S. Stone/ ASCAP/ C. Hamlin/

BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP/P. Cain/ BMI

Home

You’re The One who holds us

You’re The One who sees

To the lost and wandering

God of Rescuing

 

We were all once scattered here like ashes in the wind

Transient and drifting, in You we all fit in

 

Just to know You are here changes everything

‘Cause when You’re near we are home

 

You bring us all together

Christ, our unity

In You we all belong

 

You are here

 

Just to know You are here changes everything

‘Cause when You’re near we are home

To see You move in our town changes everything

‘Cause when You’re near we are home!

 

© 2020 City Psalms C. Hamlin/ BMI / B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ S. Stone/ ASCAP/ P. Cain/ BMI

God With Us

Moving through our city streets
Even while we pause to sleep
Working in the lives we meet
Fitting us with Gospel feet

 

In the darkness Your light is
coming through, You are here
In the shadows Your light is      
coming through, You are here

 

You are with us

You are with us

Breathing life into the dust

Hope has come, God with us

 

Near the ones running away

Close to those hiding in shame

In the calm and disarray

In the joy and in the pain

 

You are our peace

You are our strength

In you we trust with everything

You are our joy

You are our life

Your Spirit moves and so we sing

Breathing life into the dust

You give new hope to all You touch

You have come…  God with us

 

In the way we love the least
In the midst of mercy deeds
In the times we need to speak
Guided by humility

Guided by humility

 

© 2020 City Psalms P. Cain/ BMI / B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ C. Hamlin/ BMI /  S. Stone/ ASCAP

To You Only

You are God from the beginning to the end 

The One who reigns from mountains to the desert sand   

You're a River bringing hope into this land

You're the Only One 

 

Hallelujah to the King

Hallelujah for eternity
Hallelujah we will sing

Hallelujah to You Only   

You’re the God who spoke creation into form

The only One who breathed a word and life was formed

To You God we sing forever we are yours
You’re the only One

 

And now the cross reveals Your love for everyone

The empty tomb declares new life for all has come

And now the cross cries out Hope for every soul

The empty tomb proclaims Good News for all!

 

© 2020 City Psalms C. Hamlin/ BMI / B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ S. Stone/ ASCAP/ P. Cain/ BMI

Selah

Hallelujah to the King

Hallelujah for eternity
Hallelujah we will sing

Hallelujah to You Only   
 

© 2020 City Psalms C. Hamlin/ BMI / B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ S. Stone/ ASCAP/ P. Cain/ BMI

 

Beautiful Communion

We remember your life laid down 

The blood of God pooling on the ground

In your death our life is found, a beautiful communion

 

This is your body the bread of life 

This is the blood of the sacrifice

This is the way to eternal life and beautiful communion 

 

It’s a beautiful communion 

You drank the bitter cup for me

So this beautiful communion would be sweet

 

Raise a cup to the Son of Man

Still bearing holes inside His hands

Tell the story again and again of beautiful communion 

 

It’s a beautiful communion 

You drank the bitter cup for me

So this beautiful communion would be sweet

It’s a beautiful communion 

To celebrate the life you gave

Now we’re walking in communion day by day 

 

Proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes

Tell of the wonders that He has done 

Sinners condemned and guilty find our pardon at Calvary 

Liberated so we can sing of beautiful communion 

 

© 2020 City Psalms S. Stone/ ASCAP/ B. Goodall/

ASCAP/ C. Hamlin/ BMI / P. Cain/ BMI

 

Illuminate

Reveal Yourself, speak through Your Word

We will not rebel, we won’t turn away

Reveal Your heart, stir in our souls

We give you control, come have Your way

 

We’ve come here Lord seeking your will

Give us the mind of Christ, to walk in your ways

Your words are true, reviving the soul

We give you control, come have Your way

 

Will You do something here, Lord

That has never been done before 

Do something here, Lord

That has never been done before

We don’t have the vision to see it

But we want to be Your hands and feet

We don’t have the vision to see it

But we want to go where You will lead

     

Illuminate the way

 

© 2020 City Psalms B. Goodall/ ASCAP/ C. Hood/ BMI/ M. Almeroth/ BMI/ S. Stone/ ASCAP/ P. Cain/ BMI/ C. Hamlin/ BMI

 

The Kingdom and the Grave

In this hardened ground 

You're sinking through and hope is found 

As life is rising

 

In this cryptic heart 

You're reaching each and every part 

And life is rising, life is rising

 

You will never stop until the curse is done away 

Your Kingdom is advancing

By the strength within Your name 

Two thousand years ago

You broke the power of the grave 

You will never stop until the curse is done away 

 

In this border town 

You're breaking every barrier down 

Now life is rising, life is rising

        

Death's long, violent reign

Lost control when you were slain

Now we are rising, we are rising up 

 

You will never stop until the curse is done away 

Your Kingdom is advancing

By the strength within Your name 

Two thousand years ago

You broke the power of the grave 

You will never stop until the curse is done away 

 

We will never stop until the curse is done away

We will keep advancing

By the strength within Your name 

Two thousand years ago

You broke the power of the grave 

We will never stop until the curse is done away

Done away

© 2020 City Psalms B. Goodall/ ASCAP/ P. Cain/

BMI / C. Hamlin/ BMI / S. Stone/ ASCAP/

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