Andrea J Tisher; Past and Present Thoughtful Worship

In pursuit of thoughtful worship, I have written settings for a few other texts, some familiar, some found, and some traditional liturgical snippets. Or, in the case of My Lord of Light, I wrote a refrain for an existing hymn.

  • My Lord of Light

    My Lord of Light


    My Lord of light who made the worlds
    In wisdom You have spoken
    But those who heard Your wise commands
    Your holy law have broken
    My Lord of love who knew no sin
    A sinner's death enduring
    For us You wore a crown of thorns
    A crown of life securing
    +Hallelujah to the Father!
    Hallelujah to the Son!
    Hallelujah to the Spirit!
    You are the Three in One.
    My Lord of life who came in fire
    When Christ was high ascended
    Your burning love is now released
    Our days of fear are ended
    My Lord of lords one Trinity
    To Your pure name be given
    All glory now and evermore
    All praise in earth and heaven
    + Refrain added.

  • Thy Kingdom Come (Refrain)

    Thy Kingdome Come


    Thy Kingdom come,
    Thy will be done,
    On earth as it is in heaven.

  • Confession



    My soul is like a house small for You to enter
    But I pray that You enlarge it.
    It is in ruins, it is in ruins,
    But I ask that You remake it.
    It contains much that You will not be please to see.
    It contains much that You will not be please to see.
    This I know and do not hide.

  • The Love of God

    The Love of God


    The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
    It goes beyond the highest star,
    And reaches to the lowest hell;
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God sent his Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled,
    And pardoned from their sin.
    O love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall forever more endure
    The saints' and angels' song!
    When years of time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
    When those who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and hills and mountains call,
    God's love so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam's race,
    The saints' and angels' song.
    Could we with ink the oceans fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every one a scribe by trade,
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the oceans dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.

All songs Copyright © 2008 Andrea Tisher

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