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CITY PSALMS ONE

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Hymn For Our Hometown 

We tore down the old bus station

To make room for the work to start

And put a trolley track

Back in downtown to the school

Right through the city’s heart

 

Building up, we’re breaking ground

We’re waiting with our fingers crossed

Will we make enemies of neighbors

Gain a name and pay a heavy cost?

 

Anyone we are, anything we make,

Anything we build, anything we break

Anything we do, anything we’ve done,

Anything our sons and daughters

Carry when we’re gone

 

It is all inside Your arms

It is all inside Your arms

 

Sometimes I don’t know my hometown

It’s getting harder to see the stars

I have this hope that we will grow

But I pray we stay a town at heart

© 2014 City Psalms C. Hood / BMI / M. Almeroth /

BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP/ R. Sunderman / BMI

 


 

Beneath Our Skin

The sun is high, the wind it scorches

We run and hide, beneath the shade

And though we try to be Your portraits

These desert eyes dry out and fade

We want to feel Your Living Water deep beneath our skin

 

Our throats are dry, our lips are cracking

Our tongues get stuck inside our mouths

Our widest rivers, they hold no water

Just crack and crumble beneath the drought

We want to feel Your Living Water deep beneath our skin

 

‘Cause You are the Fountain that ever will flow

You are the Water the quenches our souls

Save us from walking this desert alone

We want to be Yours God, we want to be Yours

You are the Fountain that ever will flow

You are the Water the quenches our souls

Pour out your Spirit and strengthen our bones

We want to be Yours God, we want to be Yours

 

We want to feel your living water deep beneath our skin

‘Cause You are the Fountain that ever will flow

You are the Water the quenches our souls

Save us from walking this desert alone

We want to be Yours God, we want to be Yours

You are the Fountain that ever will flow

You are the Water the quenches our souls

Pour out your Spirit and strengthen our bones

We want to be Yours God, we want to be Yours

 

© 2014 City Psalms M. Almeroth / BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP / C. Hood / BMI

You Love Her So

The city, God, You love her so

Her sons abandoned long ago

Her daughters ravaged in the night

While we all turn our backs and hide

Break my heart in two

‘Til she returns to You

 

The city, God, she hides her face

She breaks Your heart

You give her grace

She curses You in all her shame

But You pursue her all the same

Break my heart in two

‘Til she returns to You

 

You love her so, You love her so

You love her so

 

Take my heart it is Your own

And fill my hands with seeds to sow

Reprimand my foolish pride

So I can see her with Your eyes

You love her so, You love her so

You love her so

 

Break my heart in two

‘Til she returns to You

 

© 2014 City Psalms M. Almeroth / BMI / C. Hood / BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP 

May Our Sons in Youth

May our sons in youth be firm in their roots

May our daughters be pillars in the palace of truth 

May our houses be homes, may our wells overflow 

May our peace increase ten-thousand fold

 

May we slay deceit, rise from defeat

May You keep us from captivity  

May our walls be strong, if we sing Your songs 

If we sing Your praises all day long

 

May You raise the roads, all the old dry bones

Of this sun-burned city that we call our home

If we quickly come where injustice is done

If we spend ourselves for the ones You love

 

May we loose the chains, may we break the bonds 

May we break our bread with the hungry ones

May we not pass by when the naked cry

For a coat or a quarter or a little bit of time

 

May our sons in youth be firm in their roots

May our daughters be pillars in the palace of truth

If we quickly come where injustice is done

If we spend ourselves for the ones You love

 

© 2014 City Psalms C. Hood / BMI / M. Almeroth /

BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP/ R. Romeo / BMI

Into Fear

Your words are stirring deep inside

Where faith and comfort both collide

And You say:

If you love Me, feast on Me

If you love Me, feed My sheep

If you love Me, follow Me

Into fear

 

Your love is leading us to more

To trade the plans we have for Yours

And You say:

If you love Me, feast on Me

If you love Me, feed My sheep

If you love Me, follow Me

Into fear

 

Will we surrender all?

Will we surrender all?

To follow You, to follow You?

Into fear?

 

‘Cause You love us, move us out

‘Cause You love us, show us how

‘Cause You love us, lead us now

Into fear

 

© 2014 City Psalms B. Goodall/ ASCAP / C. Hood /

BMI / M. Almeroth / BMI 

The Mountain and the Mission

From the mountain and the mission

Let the Kingdom come

From the classroom and the kitchen

Let the Kingdom come

From the roads and reservation

Let the Kingdom come

From every single congregation

Let the Kingdom come

 

People rise up, for our time has come

To pour our lives out for the world He loves

So let that kind of kingdom come

So let that kind of kingdom come

 

From the fairway and the fountain

Let the Kingdom come

From every seat on city council

Let the Kingdom come

From the base and from the bedroom

Let the Kingdom come

To every face that hasn’t met You

Let the Kingdom come

 

Oh, come alive, let Your vision arise

Oh, come alive!

 

People rise up, for our time has come

To pour our lives out for the world He loves

So people rise for our time has come

To live like we believe that He is love

For everyone

So let that kind of kingdom come

 

© 2014 City Psalms C. Hood / BMI / M. Almeroth /

BMI /B. Goodall/ ASCAP /  

 

Show Me How

Well I’ve looked through the stained glass

And seen all the pain and despair

I thanked You for saving my family

And friends from out there

Yet my soul was astir from the words

That I heard You say

But to put them to practice

I can’t seem to find a way  

 

There’s an anguish inside

That is growing and pride is the culprit

When there’s such a divide

From the people outside to the pulpit

And I hear that You’re calling

I feel You are drawing me out

And I’ve heard all the words

But I need You to show me how

 

Show me how 

And I hear that You’re calling

I feel You are drawing me out

And I’ve heard all the words

But I need You to show me how

 

So take these words inside our mouths

And show us how to live them out

Take these words beneath our tongues

And give us new songs to be sung

Take these words inside our mouths

And show us how to live them out

Take these words beneath our tongues

And give us new songs...

 

Show us how

Show us how

And we hear that You’re calling

We feel You are drawing us out

And we’ve heard all the words

But we need You to show us how

And we’ve heard all the words

But we need You to show us how

© 2020 City Psalms M. Almeroth/ BMI / B. Goodall/ ASCAP/ C. Hood/ 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

 

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

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