TCCBC Sunday Worship 2017-03-26

Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Table of Contents

  1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  2. And Can It Be? (Hymn)
  3. The Wonderful Cross
  4. The Gospel Song
  5. The Old Rugged Cross
  6. Doxology

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


G
Praise to the Lord, the Al
D
mighty, the 
C
King of cre
Dsus
a
D
G
tion!
G
O my soul, praise Him, for 
D
He is thy 
C
health and sal
Dsus
va
D
G
tion!
G
All ye who 
C
hear, 
Em
now to His 
G9
temple draw 
D/F#
near;
C
Join me in 
G
glad ado
D
ra
G
tion.

Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.


And Can It Be?

Key - G
Tempo - 96 | Time - 4/4

Verse 1

G
And can it 
G/B
be that 
C
D
should 
G
gain
An 
Am7
interest 
G/B
in the 
C
Sa
A/C#
vior's 
D
blood?
D
Died He for 
C
me, who 
G/B
caused 
C
His 
D
pain--
For 
C
me, who 
G/B
Him to 
C
death 
D
pur
G
sued?
G
A
D/F#
mazing 
C
love! How 
Am
can it 
D
be,
That 
G/B
Thou, my 
C
God, should 
D
die for 
G
me?

Chorus

G
Amazing 
D/F#
love! How 
Am
can it 
Em
be,
That 
C
Thou my 
G/B
God, 
C
should 
D
die for 
G
me?

Verse 2 (Alternate Lyrics)

G
He left His 
G/B
Father's 
C
throne 
D
a
G
bove
So 
Am7
free, so 
G/B
infi
C
nite 
A/C#
His 
D
grace--
D
Humbled Him
C
self, how 
G/B
great 
C
His 
D
love!
And 
C
bled for 
G/B
Adam's 
C
help
D
less 
G
race:
G
'Tis 
D/F#
mercy 
C
all, i
Am
mmense and 
D
free,
G/B
praise my 
C
God, it 
D
reaches 
G
me!

Verse 3

G
Long my im
G/B
prisoned 
C
spi
D
rit 
G
lay,
Fast 
Am7
bound in 
G/B
sin and 
A/C#
nature's 
D
night;
D
Thine eye dif
C
fused a 
G/B
quicke
C
ning 
D
ray--
C
woke, the 
G/B
dungeon 
C
flamed 
D
with 
G
light;
G
My 
D/F#
chains fell 
C
off, my 
Am
heart was 
D
free,
G/B
rose, went 
C
forth, and 
D
followed 
G
Thee.

Verse 4

G
No condem
G/B
nation 
C
now 
D
G
dread;
Je
Am7
sus, and 
G/B
all in 
C
Him, 
A/C#
is 
D
mine;
D
Alive in 
C
Him, my 
G/B
liv
C
ing 
D
Head,
And 
C
clothed in 
G/B
righteous
C
ness 
D
di
G
vine,
G
Bold 
D/F#
I ap
C
proach the e
Am
ternal 
D
throne,
And 
G/B
claim the 
C
crown, through 
D
Christ my 
G
own.

Verse 2 alternate lyrics by Evangel Bible Church of Berkeley.


The phrase "emptied Himself" by itself is correct in the sense that Christ emptied Himself of certain divine prerogatives or powers (Philippians 2:7) in His "kenosis" or His leaving His heavenly glory to take on human flesh in the incarnation.  This is different than the "becoming nothing" in certain songs (like Once Again or Your Love Is Amazing) or in the NIV, which is a poor translation of that verse.


However, "emptied Himself of all but love" is not technically correct because Christ didn't empty Himself of ALL divine prerogatives or powers EXCEPT love.  I think we all can sing the phrase without getting stumbled in this theological point, but it does fall short under closer and more technical scrutiny.



The Wonderful Cross

Key - D
Tempo - 88 | Time - 4/4

Verse 1

D
When I survey the 
G
wondrous 
D
cross
On which the 
G
Prince of 
D
glory 
A
died,
D
My richest gain I 
G
count but 
D
loss,
And pour con
A
tempt 
Bm
on 
A
all my 
D
pride.

Verse 2

D
See from His head, His 
G
hands, His 
D
feet,
Sorrow and 
G
love flow 
D
mingled 
A
down!
D
Did e'er such love and 
G
sorrow 
D
meet,
Or thorns com
A
pose 
Bm
so 
A
rich a 
D
crown?

Chorus

O the 
G
wonderful 
D/F#
cross O the 
G
wonderful 
D/F#
cross
Bids me 
G
come and die and 
D/F#
find that I may 
A
truly live
O the 
G
wonderful 
D/F#
cross O the 
G
wonderful 
D/F#
cross
All who 
G
gather here by 
D/F#
grace draw near and 
A
bless Your name 
D

Verse 3

D
Were the whole realm of 
G
nature 
D
mine,
That were an 
G
offering 
D
far too 
A
small;
D
Love so amazing, 
G
so di
D
vine,
Demands my 
A
soul, 
Bm
my 
A
life, my 
D
all.


The Gospel Song


C
Ho
G/B
ly 
Am
God, 
C
in 
F
love, 
G
be
C
came
C
Per
G/B
fect 
Am
Man 
C
to 
Dm
bear 
F
my 
Gsus
blame
G
C
On 
G/B
the 
Am
cross 
C/G
He 
F
took 
E7
my 
Am
sin
G/F
By 
F
His 
Em
death 
Am
Gsus
live 
G
a
C
gain

Optional Key Change


D
Ho
A
ly 
Bm
God, 
D
in 
G
love, 
Asus
be
D
came
D
Per
A/C#
fect 
Bm
Man 
D
to 
Em
bear 
G
my 
Asus
blame
A
D
On 
A/C#
the 
Bm
cross 
D/A
He 
G
took 
F#7
my 
Bm
sin
A/G
By 
G
His 
F#m
death 
Bm
Asus
live 
A
a
D
gain


The Old Rugged Cross


On a 
G
hill far away stood an 
C
old rugged cross,
The 
D
emblem of 
C
suffering and 
G
shame
C
;
And I 
G
love that old cross where the 
C
dearest and best
For a 
D
world of lost 
C
sinners was 
G
slain.

Refrain

So I'll 
D
cherish the old rugged 
G
cross,
Till my 
C
trophies at last I lay 
G
down;
I will 
G
cling to the old rugged 
C
cross,
And ex
G
change it some 
D
day for a 
G
crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.


Doxology

Key - G
Tempo - 93 | Time - 4/4

Intro

(
G
Praise 
G
Fa
G
ther, 
D
Son, 
C
and 
G
Ho
D
ly 
G
Ghost.)

Chorus

G
Praise 
G
God, 
D
from 
C
Whom 
G
all 
G
ble
D
ssings 
G
flow;
G
Praise 
G
Him, 
G
all 
D
crea
Em
tures 
C
here 
G
be
D
low;
Em
Praise 
D
Him 
G
a
D
bove, 
Em
ye 
C
heaven
D
ly 
Em
host;
G
Praise 
G
Fa
G
ther, 
D
Son, 
C
and 
G
Ho
D
ly 
G
Ghost.

C
A
G
men.

Note: These lyr­ics, sung as the Dox­ol­o­gy in many church­es, are ac­tu­al­ly the last verse of a long­er hymn, "Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun."