Wednesday’s Worship: Better Word

Today’s song was a difficult choice, because there were a few different songs that I could have shared. But Sunday, an old song popped into my head, “Nothing But the Blood” by Matt Redman. The verse that stuck out was, “Your blood speaks a better word…” and I began to think about different aspects of the Word.

In Genesis, God spoke a word and the world, and everything within was formed. John 1:1-3 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Then John 1:14 described Jesus as the Word made flesh. In John 19, Jesus said that “it is finished” and then in Revelation 12 we read that Satan, the accuser, is conquered by the blood of the lamb and the word of the testimony of the believers.

And so, the song we’re looking at today is “Better Word” by Elevation Worship. Beside the chorus singing, “Nothing but the blood/A better word was spoken” the bridge goes on to state “I left my shame where the nails were,” and I can’t help but get excited about this song, and the fact that it reminds us of what Christ did for us on the cross. There aren’t a lot of current songs that talk about our sin and need for Christ–it’s actually something that I personally feel has prevented revival in this generation; a lack of brokenness and repentance, but that’s a conversation for another date.

Check out the lyrics below and listen for yourself to this simple, but beautiful song describing an individual who finally realizes there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves. It’s only by the blood shed on the cross that we’re saved, and it’s to that, we cling.

What can wash away the guilty stain
After all the wrong I’ve done?
I’ve already tried a thousand ways
But it’s never been enough
What could be enough?

Chorus: Nothing but the blood
A better word was spoken
Oh, I know it was
Nothing but the blood
Every curse was broken
Oh, I know it was
Nothing but the blood
Nothing but the blood

And when I’m reminded of my shame
To the fountain I will run
Every failure covered now in grace
For the Lamb has overcome
What can overcome?

Bridge: On that cross, hallelujah
I left my shame where the nails were
Jesus Christ, O Lamb of God
Be lifted higher forever
On that cross, hallelujah
I left my shame where the nails were
Jesus Christ, O Lamb of God
Be lifted higher forever

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Wednesday’s Worship – October 28, 2015

Today’s worship is inspired by Amos 4:13 – For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals His thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The Lord God of Heaven’s Armies is His name!



Burn Like a Star by Rend Collective Experiment

We were born for greater things/We were born to chase Your dreams/Come my Lord, awaken holy fire/ We are turning from our sin/We are praying once again/Come my Lord, awaken holy fire

We are aching for the real thing/Hearts are open wide

Burn like a star/Light a fire/In our hearts [repeat]

Send revival start in us/Set Your holy spark in us/Send us out in resurrection power/History’s about to change/We are rising once again/Send us out in resurrection power

We are aching for the real thing/Hearts are open wide

Burn like a star/Light a fire/In our hearts [repeat]

For Your glory/For Your fame/In this darkness/Light a flame in us

Burn like a star/Light a fire/In our hearts [repeat]

For Your glory/For Your fame/In this darkness/Light a flame in us


Mighty Warrior by Elevation Worship

You call us out from the depths/Into Your freedom/Our chains are gone/No weapon formed shall prevail/Your word is stronger/We overcome

Your glory resounds through the age/All saints declaring/Your great renown/Your Kingdom forever will stand/We won’t be shaken/We will not fear

Our God a mighty warrior/You’re a consuming fire/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name/Jesus the great commander/You conquered death forever/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name

Your glory resounds through the age/All saints declaring/Your great renown/Your Kingdom forever will stand/We won’t be shaken/We will not fear

Our God a mighty warrior/You’re a consuming fire/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name/Jesus the great commander/You conquered death forever/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name

And we declare Your name is power/Exalted One no name is higher/You stand alone our strong defender/Above You there’s no other, above You there’s no other [repeat]

Our God a mighty warrior/You’re a consuming fire/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name/Jesus the great commander/You conquered death forever/In victory You reign/We triumph in Your name [repeat]


Whom Shall I Fear? [God of Angel Armies] by Chris Tomlin

You hear me when I call/You are my morning song/Though darkness fills the night/It cannot hide the light

Whom shall I fear

You crush the enemy/Underneath my feet/You are my sword and shield/Though troubles linger still

Whom shall I fear

I know who goes before me/I know who stands behind/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side

The One who reigns forever/He is a friend of mine/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side

My strength is in Your name/For You alone can save/You will deliver me/Yours is the victory

Whom shall I fear/Whom shall I fear

I know who goes before me/I know who stands behind/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever/He is a friend of mine/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side

And nothing formed against me shall stand/You hold the whole world in Your hands/I’m holding on to Your promises/You are faithful/You are faithful [repeat]

I know who goes before me/I know who stands behind/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever/He is a friend of mine/The God of angel armies/Is always by my side [repeat]


Mountain by Hillsong Worship

See a light in the darkness/A city shining without a veil/This hill becoming a mountain/A solid rock that will never fail

Your Name my hope/Fortress in the raging storm/My heart is Your home/Jesus let Your love take hold

The Stone the builders rejected/Laid to ransom a fractured bride/Our crushing weight on Your shoulders/You stand forever with arms stretched wide

Your Name my hope/Fortress in the raging storm/My heart is Your home/Jesus let Your love take hold

For Your Name/Heart and soul/My life is Yours a living stone/For Your glory/Heart and soul/Surrendered all to build a home [repeat]

Your Name my sure foundation/The Hope of glory for one and all/Your love endures forever/A holy mountain that will not fall

All the earth welcome home/In every heart Your will be done/All creation welcome home/This hope is ours/Your kingdom come

We cry holy, holy, holy/We cry holy is Your Name [repeat]

For Your Name/Heart and soul/My life is Yours a living stone/For Your glory/Heart and soul/Surrendered all to build a home


How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin

The splendor of the King/Clothed in majesty/Let all the earth rejoice/All the earth rejoice

He wraps Himself in light/And darkness tries to hide/It trembles at His voice/Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me/How great is our God and all will see/How great, how great is our God

Age to age, He stands/And time is in His hands/Beginning and the end/Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One/Father, Spirit, Son/Lion and the Lamb/Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God, sing with me/How great is our God and all will see/How great, how great is our God

Name above all names/Worthy of all praise/My heart will sing/How great is our God [repeat]

Wednesday’s Worship – October 21, 2015

Today’s worship is inspired by Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”



Nothing is Impossible by Planetshakers

Through You I can do anything/I can do all things/’Cause it’s You who gives me strength/Nothing is impossible

Through You blind eyes are open/Strongholds are broken/I am living by faith/Nothing is impossible

I’m not gonna live by what I see/I’m not gonna live by what I feel/Deep down I know that You’re here with me/And I know that You can do anything

Through You I can do anything/I can do all things/’Cause it’s You who gives me strength/Nothing is impossible

Through You blind eyes are open/Strongholds are broken/I am living by faith/Nothing is impossible

I’m not gonna live by what I see/I’m not gonna live by what I feel/Deep down I know that You’re here with me/And I know that You can do anything

Through You I can do anything/I can do all things/’Cause it’s You who gives me strength/Nothing is impossible

Through You blind eyes are open/Strongholds are broken/I am living by faith/Nothing is impossible

I believe, I believe/I believe, I believe in You [repeat]

Through You I can do anything/I can do all things/’Cause it’s You who gives me strength/Nothing is impossible

Through You blind eyes are open/Strongholds are broken/I am living by faith/Nothing is impossible

I believe, I believe/I believe, I believe in You [repeat]


Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

Our God, a firm foundation/Our rock, the only solid ground/As nations rise and fall/Kingdoms once strong now shaken

But we trust forever in your name/The name of Jesus/We trust the name of Jesus

You are the only King forever/Almighty God we lift you higher/You are the only King forever/Forevermore, You are victorious

Unmatched in all Your wisdom/In love and justice You will reign/Every knee will bow

We bring our expectations/Our hope is anchored in Your name/The name of Jesus/We trust the name of Jesus

You are the only King forever/Almighty God we lift You higher/You are the only King forever/Forevermore, You are victorious

We lift our banner high/We lift the name of Jesus/From age to age You reign/Your kingdom has no end [repeat]

You are the only King forever/Almighty God we lift You higher/You are the only King forever/Forevermore, You are victorious You are the only King forever/Almighty God we lift You higher/You are the only King forever/Forevermore, You are victorious


More Than Conquerors by Rend Collective Experiment

When my hope and strength is gone/You’re the one who calls me on/You are the life/You are the fight/That’s in my soul

Oh Your resurrection power/Burns like fire in my heart/When waters rise/I lift my eyes/Up to Your throne

We are more than conquerors, through Christ/You have overcome this world, this life/We will not bow to sin or to shame/We are defiant in Your name/You are the fire that cannot be tamed/You are the power in our veins/Our Lord, our God, our Conqueror

I will sing into the night/Chris is risen and on high/Greater is He/Living in me/Than in the world/Nor surrender, no retreat/We are free and we’re redeemed/We will declare/Over despair/You are the hope

We are more than conquerors, through Christ/You have overcome this world, this life/We will not bow to sin or to shame/We are defiant in Your name/You are the fire that cannot be tamed/You are the power in our veins/Our Lord, our God, our Conqueror

Nothing is impossible/Every chain is breakable/With You we are victorious/You are stronger than our hearts/You are greater than the dark/With You we are victorious

We are more than conquerors, through Christ/You have overcome this world, this life/We will not bow to sin or to shame/We are defiant in Your name/You are the fire that cannot be tamed/You are the power in our veins/Our Lord, our God, our Conqueror


Victor’s Crown by Darlene Zschech

You are always fighting for us/Heaven’s angels all around/My delight is found in knowing/That You wear the Victor’s crown

You’re my help and my defender/You’re my Saviour and my friend/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

At the mention of Your greatness/In Your Name I will bow down/In Your presence fear is silent/For You wear the Victor’s crown

Let Your glory fill this temple/Let Your power overflow/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

You are ever interceding/As the lost become the foundYou can never be defeated/For You wear the Victor’s crown

You are Jesus the Messiah/You’re the Hope of all the world/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down/Every stronghold shall be broken/You wear the Victor’s crown/You overcome/You overcome [repeat]

At the cross the work was finished/You were buried in the ground/But the grave could not contain You/For You wear the Victor’s crown

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down/Every stronghold shall be broken/You wear the Victor’s crown/You overcome/You overcome [repeat]


Give Me Faith by Elevation Worship

I need You to soften my heart/To break me apart/I need You to open my eyes/To see that You’re shaping my life

All I am/I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I need You to soften my heart/To break me apart/I need You to pierce through the dark/And cleanse every part of me

All I am/I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I may be weak, but/Your Spirit’s strong in me/My flesh may fail, but/My God You never will [repeat]

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life [repeat]

I may be weak, but/Your Spirit’s strong in me/My flesh may fail, but/My God You never will

Wednesday’s Worship – September 23, 2015

Today’s worship is inspired by Luke 1:37 – For nothing is impossible with God.



In Jesus’ Name by Darlene Zschech

God is fighting for us/God is on our side/He has overcome/Yes, He has overcome/We will not be shaken/We will not be moved/Jesus You are here [repeat]

Carrying our burdens/Covering our shame/He has overcome/Yes He has overcome/We will not be shaken/We will not be moved/Jesus You are here

I will live, I will not die/The resurrection power of Christ/Alive in me and I am free/In Jesus’ Name

Carrying our burdens/Covering our shame/He has overcome/Yes, He has overcome/We will not be shaken/We will not be moved/Jesus You are here

I will live, I will not die/The resurrection power of Christ/Alive in me and I am free/In Jesus’ Name

I will live, I will not die/I will declare and lift You high/Christ revealed and I am healed/In Jesus’ Name

God is fighting for us/Pushing back the darkness/Lighting up the Kingdom/That cannot be shaken/In the Name of Jesus/Enemy’s defeated/And we will shout it out/Shout it out [repeat]

I will live, I will not die/The resurrection power of Christ/Alive in me and I am free/In Jesus’ Name

I will live, I will not die/I will declare and lift You high/Christ revealed and I am healed/In Jesus’ Name


Unstoppable God by Elevation Worship

Heaven thundered/And the world was born/Life begins and ends/In the dust you formed

Faith commanded/And the mountains moved/Fear is losing ground/To our hope in You

Unstoppable God/Let Your glory go on and on/Impossible things/In Your Name they shall be done

Freedom conquered/All our chains undone/Sin defeated/Jesus has overcome

Mercy triumphed/When the third day dawned/Darkness was denied/When the stone was gone

Unstoppable God/Let Your glory go on and on/Impossible things/In Your Name they shall be done [repeat]

Nothing shall be impossible/Your kingdom reigns unstoppable/We’ll shout your praise forevermore/Jesus our God unstoppable [repeat]

Unstoppable God/Let Your glory go on and on/Impossible things/In Your Name they shall be done [repeat]


Your Love Never Fails by Chris McClarney

Nothing can separate/Even if I ran away/Your love never fails

I know I still make mistakes/But You have new mercies for me every day/Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages/Your love never changes/There may be pain in the night/But joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage/I don’t have to be afraid/Because I know that You love me/Your love never fails

The wind is strong and the water’s deep/I’m not alone in these open seas/’Cause Your love never fails

The chasm is far too wide/I never thought I’d reach the other side/’Cause Your love never fails

‘Cause You stay the same through the ages/Your love never changes/There may be pain in the night/But joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage/I don’t have to be afraid/Because I know that You love me/Oh Your love never fails

‘Cause You make all things work together for my good/You make all things work together for my good [repeat]

‘Cause You stay the same through the ages/Your love never changes/There may be pain in the night/But joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage/I don’t have to be afraid/Because I know that You love me/Your love never fails


Give Me Faith by Elevation Worship

I need You to soften my heart/To break me apart.

I need You to open my eyes/To see that You’re shaping my life

All I am/I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I need You to soften my heart/To break me apart

I need You to pierce through the dark/And cleanse every part of me

All I am/I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I may be weak/But Your Spirit’s strong in me/My flesh may fail/But my God You never will [repeat]

Give me faith to trust what You say/That You’re good, and Your love is great/I’m broken inside, I give You my life [repeat]

I may be weak/But Your Spirit’s strong in me/My flesh may fail/But my God You never will [repeat]


Healer sung by Kari Jobe

You hold my every moment/You calm my raging seas/You walk with me through fire/And heal all my disease

I trust in You/I trust in You

I believe You’re my healer/I believe You are all I need/I believe You’re my portion/I believe You’re more than enough for me/Jesus, You’re all I need

You hold my every moment/You calm my raging seas/You walk with me through fire/And heal all my disease

I trust in You/I trust in You

I believe You’re my healer/I believe You are all I need/I believe You’re my portion/I believe You’re more than enough for me/Jesus, You’re all I need

Nothing is impossible for You/Nothing is impossible/Nothing is impossible for You/You hold my world in Your hands [repeat]

I believe You’re my healer/I believe You are all I need/I believe You’re my portion/I believe You’re more than enough for me/Jesus, You’re all I need

Wednesday’s Worship – September 2, 2015

Today’s worship is inspired by Ephesians 6:12: For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.



I Belong to Jesus written by Dennis Jernigan

Satan goes around like a roaring lion/Seeking whom he may devour/But he has been defeated so I’m testifying/By the blood of Jesus, he lost his power

Christ was lifted up with my sin upon Him/His life and blood came flowing down/So hear me I’m declaring Jesus Christ is Lord/And I’m taking back His holy ground

I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin/I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin

All sin nailed to the cross/And the Lamb’s blood flowing/Meant victory was sealed that day/When Satan saw the blood/He knew that Christ had won it/And he knew that Sunday was on its way

The ground began to shake/And all of heaven’s power/Came bursting from the tomb within/The stone was rolled away/And hell was overpowered/By the King who rose again

I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin/I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin

He was lifted up/He was lifted up/He paid a costly price/He paid a costly price/He bought me with the blood/He bought me with the blood/Of His own life/Of His own life/Christ the King now reigning/Christ the King now reigning/He wears the victor’s crown/He wears the victor’s crown/Satan was defeated/Satan was defeated/When the blood flowed down/When the blood flowed down

I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin/I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin

He was lifted up/He was lifted up/He paid a costly price/He paid a costly price/He bought me with the blood/He bought me with the blood/Of His own life/Of His own life/Christ the King now reigning/Christ the King now reigning/He wears the victor’s crown/He wears the victor’s crown/Satan was defeated/Satan was defeated/When the blood flowed down/When the blood flowed down

I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin/I belong to Jesus/I belong to Him/I belong to Jesus/Free from sin [repeat]


Making War in the Heavenlies by Ron Kenoly

Making war in the heavenlies/Tearing down principalities/Standing firm in Jesus’ victory/Making war in the heavenlies/Casting down every high thing/That exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ [repeat]

We do not bow our knee to the prince of the air/We know the truth has set us free/And under our feet he will shortly be crushed/And having done all we’ll stand in victory

Making war in the heavenlies/Tearing down principalities/Standing firm in Jesus’ victory/Making war in the heavenlies/Casting down every high thing/That exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ

Our hearts are set apart for the courts of the Lord/And we will not be bought or sold/By His Spirit in us we will overcome/Pulling down every stronghold

Making war in the heavenlies/Tearing down principalities/Standing firm in Jesus’ victory/Making war in the heavenlies/Casting down every high thing/That exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ


 Victor’s Crown by Darlene Zschech

You are always fighting for us/Heaven’s angels all around/My delight is found in knowing/That You wear the victor’s crown/You’re my help and my defender/You’re my Savior and my friend/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

At the mention of Your greatness/In Your Name I will bow down/In Your presence fear is silent/For You wear the Victor’s crown/Let Your glory fill this temple/Let Your power overflow/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

You are ever interceding/As the lost become the found/You can never be defeated/For You wear the Victor’s crown/You are Jesus the Messiah/You’re the Hope of all the world/By Your grace I live and breathe/To worship You

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down/Every stronghold shall be broken/You wear the Victor’s crown/You overcome/You overcome [repeat]

At the cross the work was finished/You were buried in the ground/But the grave could not contain You/For You wear the Victor’s crown

Hallelujah/You have overcome/You have overcome/Hallelujah/Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down/Every stronghold shall be broken/You wear the Victor’s crown/You overcome/You overcome [repeat]


The Anthem by Planetshakers

By His stripes we are healed/By His nail-pierced hands we’re free/By His blood/We’re washed clean/Now we have the victory

The power of sin is broken/Jesus overcame it all/He has won our freedom/Jesus has won it all

Hallelujah/You have won the victory/Hallelujah/You have won it all for me

Death could not hold You down/You are the risen king/Seated in Majesty/You are the risen king

By His stripes we are healed/By His nail-pierced hands we’re free/By his blood/We’re washed clean/Now we have the victory

The power of sin is broken/Jesus overcame it all/He has won our freedom/Jesus has won it all

Hallelujah/You have won the victory/Hallelujah/You have won it all for me [repeat]

Our God is risen/He is alive/He won the victory/He reigns on high [repeat]

Hallelujah/You have won the victory/Hallelujah/You have won it all for me

Death could not hold You down/You are the risen King/Seated in majesty/You are the risen King

Hallelujah/You have won the victory/Hallelujah/You have won it all for me

Death could not hold You down/You are the risen King/Seated in majesty/You are the risen King


For the Lamb by Elevation Worship

On a shameful day He died/In the sorrow of defeat/But forgiveness was His cry/As His blood ran down for me

How the Father’s heart was torn/As His only Son was slain/But the earth would soon rejoice/From the place where hope was lain

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world

By His Spirit we are raised/To the fullness of new life/In a moment we’ll be changed/And forever glorified

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world

Most high and lifted up/Be glorified forever/Jesus has overcome/Declare it now together [repeat]

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world [repeat]

For the Lamb has overcome the world/For the Lamb has overcome the world/For the Lamb has overcome the world

Wednesday’s Worship – August 12, 2015

Today’s worship is inspired by John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”



This is How We Overcome by Hillsong Worship

Your light broke through my night/Restored exceeding joy/Your grace fell like the rain/And made this desert live

You have turned my mourning into dancing/You have turned my sorrow into joy

Your hand lifted me up/I stand on higher ground/Your praise rose in my heart/And made this valley sing

You have turned my mourning into dancing/You have turned my sorrow into joy/You have turned my mourning into dancing/You have turned my sorrow into joy

This is how we overcome/This is how we overcome/This is how we overcome/This is how we overcome [repeat]

You have turned my mourning into dancing/You have turned my sorrow into joy/You have turned my mourning into dancing/You have turned my sorrow into joy


Trading My Sorrows written by Darrell Evans

I’m trading my sorrows/I’m trading my shame/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord

I’m trading my sickness/I’m trading my pain/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord

We say yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Amen

I am pressed but not crushed/Persecuted, not abandoned/Struck down, but not destroyed/I am blessed beyond the curse/For His promise will endure/That His joy’s gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night/His joy comes with the morning

I’m trading my sorrows/I’m trading my shame/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord

I’m trading my sickness/I’m trading my pain/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord

We say yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord/Amen [repeat]

I am pressed but not crushed/Persecuted, not abandoned/Struck down, but not destroyed/I am blessed beyond the curse/For His promise will endure/That His joy’s gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night/His joy comes with the morning

I’m trading my sorrows/I’m trading my shame/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord

I’m trading my sickness/I’m trading my pain/I’m laying them down/For the joy of the Lord


Desert Song by Hillsong UNITED

This is my prayer in the desert/When all that’s within me feels dry/This is my prayer in my hunger and need/My God is the God who provides

And this is my prayer in the fire/In weakness or trial or pain/There is a faith proved/Of more worth than gold/So refine me Lord through the flames

And I will bring praise/I will bring praise/No weapon formed against me shall remain/I will rejoice/I will declare/God is my victory and He is here

And this is my prayer in the battle/When triumph is still on its way/I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ/So firm on His promise I’ll stand

I will bring praise/I will bring praise/No weapon formed against me shall remain/I will rejoice/I will declare/God is my victory and He is here

All of my life/In every season/You are still God/I have a reason to sing/I have a reason to worship [repeat]

And I will bring praise/I will bring praise/No weapon formed against me shall remain/I will rejoice/I will declare/God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the harvest/When favor and providence flow/I know I’m filled to be emptied again/The seed I’ve received I will sow


For the Lamb by Elevation Worship

On a shameful day He died/In the sorrow of defeat/But forgiveness was His cry/As His blood ran down for me

How the Father’s heart was torn/As His only son was slain/But the earth would soon rejoice/From the place where hope was lain

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world

By His spirit we are raised/To the fullness of new life/In a moment we’ll be changed/And forever glorified

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world

Most high and lifted up/Be glorified forever/Jesus has overcome/Declare it now together [repeat]

For the Lamb has overcome/Everlasting love has won/In eternal praise we will lift Him up/For the Lamb has overcome the world [repeat]

Most high and lifted up/Be glorified forever/Jesus has overcome/Declare it now together [repeat]


Freedom Reigns by Jesus Culture

Where the spirit of the Lord is/There is freedom/Where the spirit of the Lord is/There is freedom

Lift your eyes to heaven/There is freedom/Lift your eyes to heaven/There is freedom

Freedom reigns in this place/Showers of mercy and grace/Falling on every face/There is freedom

If you’re tired and thirsty/There is freedom/If you’re tired and thirsty/There is freedom

Give your all to Jesus/There is freedom/Give your all to Jesus/There is freedom

Freedom reigns in this place/Showers of mercy and grace/Falling on every face/There is freedom

Jesus reigns in this place/Showers of mercy and grace/Falling on every face/There is freedom

Freedom reigns in this place/Showers of mercy and grace/Falling on every face/There is freedom

Great is Your faithfulness/Great is Your faithfulness/Great is Your faithfulness

Freedom reigns in this place/Showers of mercy and grace/Falling on every, every face/There is freedom

**Note: I know she continues to sing, but these are really the primary lyrics to the song.