Into the Darkness (The Word became Flesh)

Into the darkness and into our pain
Into the suffering so blinding 
It threatens to drive us insane
Into the wasteland of our loneliness 

The Word became flesh 

Into this petty and self-righteous game 
Into our constant refusal 
To stop and accept any blame 
Into the hatred and rage we caress 

The Word became flesh 
The Word became flesh

Into the darkness and into our pain
Into the suffering so blinding 
It threatens to drive us insane
Into the wasteland of our loneliness 

The Word became flesh
Into this petty and self-righteous game 
Into our constant refusal 
To stop and accept any blame 
Into the hatred and rage we caress 

The Word became flesh 
The Word became flesh

What kind of King
Comes down from his throne, 
Takes all this heartache
And makes it his own?
What kind of King
Comes down from his throne, 
Takes all these tears
And makes them his own?
What kind of King
Comes down from his throne, 
Takes all this suffering
And makes it his own?
What kind of King
Comes down from his throne, 
Takes all these sorrows
And makes them his own?

The Word became flesh 
The Word became flesh

Musicians: Alex Vitug (keys and vocals), George McArthur (drums), Jameson Bratcher (bass), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals)

Words & Music: Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 11:15a

Sing, You Daughter Of The King

Sing, you daughter of the King,
Let your joyful praises ring!
See, He comes humbled now,
And before Him all things bow.
He has come to bring you peace,
He who rules from sea to sea.
To the ends of the earth,
Sing His praise — Sing His praise
Sing His praise — Sing His praise

He will set the pris’ner free,
Give you strength, bring victory.
He, our King, is your hope,
Ruling all, so broad His scope;
Lightning from His arrow flies
He has heard His people’s cries.
Trumpets sound for the King,
Sing His praise — Sing His praise
Sing His praise — Sing His praise

He will save you by His hand;
Shining there throughout His land,
Precious jewels in His crown
Are His people all around.
See how awesome is our God,
And His righteousness applaud;
Sing His praise, O child of God,
Sing His praise — Sing His praise
Sing His praise — Sing His praise

Musicians: Blake Strickland (trombone), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Jordan Ribera (bass), Mike Van Snellenberg (drums), Lisa Goben (accordion and vocals), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals)

Words: Julia de Boer, 2018. Music: Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at the 11:15a service.

God The Lord Is King

God the Lord is King: before him
Earth with all your nations, wait!
Where the cherubim adore him
Sits our God in royal state.
He is holy; he is holy;
Blessed, only Potentate!

God the Lord is King of glory;
Zion, tell the world his fame;
All his saints declare, the story
Of his faithfulness proclaim:
He is holy; he is holy;
Holy is his awesome name.

O Jesus, King of glory:
Holy is his awesome name!

God the Lord is King: before him
Earth with all your nations, wait!

Musicians: Alex Vitug (vocals and keys), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Luke Morton (vocals and piano), Ryan Baggett (guitar and vocals)

Words & Music: George Rawson, 1807-1889; Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, November 18th at the 5pm service.

We Will Say In That Day

You will see there a highway from God’s own hand 
That will lead back the lost to the Promised Land; 
And the voice of the Savior will call us friends, 
Saying, “Join in the song of the Lord!” 

We will call back our armies: “Return from war!” 
And we’ll make into plowshares our useless swords, 
Very soon to for-get what they once were for, 
When we join in the song of the Lord! 

We will say in that day, “To the Lord, give thanks!” 
We will not be afraid, for He comes to save. 
We will shout; we will call every tribe and race, 
“Come and join in the song of the Lord!” 


You will see there a banquet for sinners spread, 
Where we’ll sit with the Lord at the table’s head; 
And our Shepherd himself is our wine and bread. 
And we’ll join in the song of the Lord! 

When the remnant return to the promised land; 
When the highway of God brings us home to Him; 
We’ll be welcomed with love by our Savior friend; 
And we’ll join in the song of the Lord! 

Words & Music: © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough. Used by permission.

Download original song: https://wendellk.bandcamp.com/track/we-will-say-in-that-day-isaiah-12

Musicians: Alyssa Werner (vocals), Andy Rose (drums), Emily Rose (piano), Jim Richards (guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Robbie Watson (bass)

Recorded live on Sunday, November 11th

To Every Generation (Psalm 145:4-7)

To every generation 

Thy glory shall be told;

Thy honor and Thy majesty, 

In memory I will hold.

Thy mighty pow’r and greatness, 

Shall all Thine own confess;

And tell the story of Thy love, 

And sing Thy righteousness 

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! 

(Generations to come, shall declare your praise)

Hallelujah! 

(All the glorious splendor of your works and ways)    

Hallelujah! 

(Generations to come, shall declare your praise)

Hallelujah! 

(All the glorious splendor of your works and ways)    

Hallelujah! 

Choir: Amy MacCready, Anna Van Wechel, Barbara Scott, Eddie MacCready, Gary Scott, Jane McCurley, Jordan Longacre, Laura Eichelberger

Musicians: Andy Rose (drums), Blake Strickland (trombone), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Lisa Goben (piano and vocals), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), Robbie Watson (electric guitar)

Words & Music: 1912 Psalter, Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 8:45a service, conclusion of Legacy Campaign.

The Faithful City (Zechariah 8)

Can’t you see the faithful city? 

Can’t you see the faithful city?

There our Lord will dwell with us 

For all eternity:

Can’t you see the faithful city?

On the mountain it will shine, 

On the mountain it will shine

Giving light to all the world, 

For the weary, rest to find:

On the mountain it will shine!

Can’t you hear the children play? 

Can’t you hear the children play? 

Young and old, full of joy, 

Without fear on that Day:

Can’t you hear the children play?

East and west, he calls us home, 

East and west he calls us home.

He will be our God alone 

And will give to us shalom:

East and west he calls us home!

Lord of hosts, your kingdom come! 

Lord of hosts, your kingdom come!

Take our hands, make them strong, 

Help us work till work is done:

Lord of hosts, your kingdom come!

Can’t you see the faithful city? 

Can’t you see the faithful city?

There our Lord will dwell with us 

For all eternity:

Can’t you see the faithful city?

Musicians: Blake Strickland (trombone), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Jordan Ribera (bass), Lisa Goben (keys and vocals), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), Steve Hardin (drums)

Words & Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, October 28th, 2018

All We Have is Yours

We give you but your own 

In anything we bring;

All that we have is yours alone, 

A gift from you, our King—

A gift from you, our King.

May we your bounties thus 

As stewards true receive,

And gladly, Lord, as you bless us, 

To give and now believe—

To give and now believe:

Everything is from your hand

And all we have is yours.

What can we give you have not given first?

For all we have is yours—

All we have is yours.

Our days upon the earth  

Like shadows only flee.

What is our joy? What is our mirth,

If we, your face don’t see? 

If we, your face don’t see? 

No matter what we do, 

No matter what we gain,

The glory, Lord, is yours alone; 

we praise your holy name,

We praise your holy name! 

Everything is from your hand

And all we have is yours.

What can we give you have not given first?

For all we have is yours—

All we have is yours.

Yours is the greatness, 

The power and glory,

The victory and majesty.

For all in the heavens 

And all in the earth 

Are under your sovereignty.

And all we have is yours—

All we have is yours.

Musicians: Alex Vitug (vocals and keys), Mark Sandeno (drums), Terry Van Wechel (bass and vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineer), Robbie Watson (electric guitar), Luke Morton (acoustic guitar and vocals)

Words & Music: William H. How, 1858; Luke Morton, 2018. Based on 1 Chronicles 29:10-19.

Recorded live on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.

Daughter of Zion

Daughter of Zion, awake from your sadness;

Awake, for your foes shall oppress you no more.

Bright, o'er the hills, see the day star of gladness,

Arise, for the night of your sorrow is over.

Strong were your foes; but the arm that subdued them,

And scattered their legions, was mightier by far;

They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;

In vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.

Daughter of Zion, 

Awake from your sadness;

Awake, awake, awake, 

For your foes shall oppress you no more.

Daughter of Zion, your cries, they have all been heard 

The Lord, he has come, and with you ever shall be;

Shout: for the foe is destroyed by just his word;

Th’ oppressor is vanquished, and you are now free. 

Daughter of Zion, 

Awake from your sadness;

Awake, awake, awake, 

For your foes shall oppress you no more.

For behold, he will come, 

He will dwell, he will feast 

With you, his beloved,

O daughter of Zion.

Musicians: Jonny Akamu (slide guitar), Lisa Goben (piano and vocals), Steve Hardin (drums), Chad Lloyd (bass), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineer and mixing)

Words: B.F. Barker, 1831. Music: Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, October 14th, 2018.

The God Of Heaven

Though kings destroy and rule your land

Like rivers flowing in God’s hand

He still commands and bends their will

The God of heaven rules them still

He rules them still, he rules them still

O the God of heaven rules them still

As He has healed the hearts of men 

He will restore His house again

And there He’ll give to you shalom

The God of heaven brings you home

He brings you home, he brings you home

O the God of heaven brings you home

There all His glory will be shown 

To those by whom His Name is known

And then in song, with hearts ablaze

The God of heaven you will praise

You will praise, you will praise 

O the God of heaven you will praise 

Singing,

“Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah! Amen!”

Fear not, He’ll give to you shalom;

The God of heaven brings you home.

Musicians: Robbie Watson (banjo), Luke Morton (resonator guitar, vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineering, mixing)

Words: Julia de Boer, 2018. Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, following 5:00p service.

You Will Be Mine

Stubborn and full of pride

My affection you refused

Took for granted all I gave you

Every kindness you abused 

Still I long for you 

Even in anger and sorrow I long for you

Tell me my fault, my wrong

Did I forget my vow? 

If I forsook my love,

Let the record show it now

Still I long for you 

Even in anger and sorrow I long for you

With all my heart, with all my soul 

I will restore and make you whole 

Though you would run time after time 

I will be yours and you will be mine

You will be mine

You will be mine

O lover I beg of you

Won’t you turn from foolish ways?  

Again I’ll make you secure

Give you safety all your days.

How I long for you

Even though scorned and hated I long for you

With all my heart, with all my soul 

I will restore and make you whole 

Though you would run time after time 

I will be yours and you will be mine

You will be mine

You will be mine

Fields will thrive again, I’ll bring you home 

Cities will rise again, I’ll bring you home 

Know my love again, I’ll bring you home

Sing to me again, I’ll bring you home 

With all my heart, with all my soul 

I will restore and make you whole 

Though you would run time after time 

I will be yours and you will be mine, 

You will be mine

With all my heart, with all my soul 

I will restore and make you whole 

Though you would run time after time 

I will be yours and you will be mine, 

You will be mine

You will be mine


Musicians: Andy Rose (drums), Emily Rose (piano), Jim Richards (bass and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineering and mixing), Luke Morton (acoustic guitar and vocals)

Words & Music: Luke Morton, 2018, based on Jeremiah 32:36-44

Recorded live on Sunday, September 23rd at the 5:00p service

In The Dark (Savior Comfort Me)

In the dark and mournful day, 

When earth’s riches flee away,

And the last hope will not stay—

Savior, comfort me!

When the secret idol’s gone 

That my poor heart yearned upon,

Desolate, bereft, alone— 

Savior, comfort me! 

In the hour of sad distress, 

Let me know you love no less,

Help me trust your faithfulness— 

Savior, comfort me! 

Savior, comfort me!

So it shall be good for me, 

Much afflicted now to be, 

If you will but tenderly— 

Savior, comfort me! 

Jesus, you were sorely tried, 

In the darkness crucified,

O what strength to be my guide! 

Savior, comfort me!

In the hour of sad distress, 

Let me know you love no less,

Help me trust your faithfulness— 

Savior, comfort me! 

Savior, comfort me!

Musicians: Lisa Goben (accordion and vocals), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), Andy Rose (drums), Terry Van Wechel (bass and vocals)

Words: George Rawson, b. 1807. Music: Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at the 5:00p service.

O Zion (Psalm 137)

By the waters, by the waters of Babylon, Babylon

We sat down, we sat down and wept 

We weep for Zion, O Zion, O Zion

Cause we remember that city

Yes, we remember that city

O Zion, sweet Zion

But we’re going home, it won’t be long

O Zion, O Zion

Musicians: Steve Hardin (keys and percussion), Luke Morton (acoustic guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Jordan Ribera (bass), Mike Van Snellenberg (drums), Alex Vitug (keys and vocals)

Words & Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, September 9th at 11:00am service

Inside My Heart

I have felt it ever growing—

Hell inside my heart,

Always grumbling, blaming others—

Wishing it could stop.

Losing mercy, slow compassion,

Needing to be right,

Hypocritical foundations

Reinforced with spite.

Father, write your word in piercing

flames upon my heart;

Stake your claim inside of me, 

and never there depart.

Jesus, for my sin atoning,

Lately lost on me;

Holy Spirit, ever working,

I refuse to see:

Trusting in my worldly riches,

Clinging to myself,

Constant self-imposed salvation,

Seeking hell itself.

Father, write your word in piercing

flames upon my heart;

Stake your claim inside of me, 

and never there depart.

Cure this wretched mind, its selfish

plans to wholly fail;

Rip this hell right out of me,

and let me live again!

Musicians: Brooke Aasen (cello), Ryan Baggett (drums), Nick Dahlquist (acoustic guitar and vocals), Lisa Goben (piano), Robbie Watson (bass)

Words & Music: Nick Dahlquist, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

You Called

You called, I ran from you, my Lord, 

For I would not trust in your word.

Still from the sea my life you saved, 

And brought me out of death’s dark grave

You called, they turned to you, O God 

And by your mercy they were awed;

You spared their lives in your great grace, 

And now they bow before your face.

O make my heart like yours

And break my heart like yours, 

O make my heart like yours 

I watch and wait for them to die  

Beneath your shade, I moan and sigh

At all the love to them bestowed  

For I thought it, to me, was owed.

O make my heart like yours

And break my heart like yours, 

O make my heart like yours 

My anger, Lord, at you is sin, 

For mercy from you none can win;

And mercy to them I must show  

For to my God my all I owe! 

O make my heart like yours

And break my heart like yours, 

O make my heart like yours

Musicians: Alex Vitug (lead vocals and keys), Luke Morton (acoustic guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineer and mixing), Jim Richards (bass and vocals), Andy Rose (drums), Emily Rose (piano)

Words: Julia de Boer, 2018. Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the 5pm service. 

Take My Life And Let It Be

Take my life and let it be 

consecrated, Lord, to thee.

Take my moments and my days; 

let them flow in ceaseless praise,

let them flow in ceaseless praise.

 

Take my hands and let them move 

at the impulse of thy love.

Take my feet and let them be 

swift and beautiful for thee,

swift and beautiful for thee.

 

O my Lord, all my life, 

I owe to you, I owe to you;

So take my life, pour me out,

All for you, all for you.

 

Take my voice and let me sing 

always, only, for my King.

Take my lips and let them be 

filled with messages from thee,

filled with messages from thee.

 

Take my silver and my gold; 

let me not a mite withhold.

Take my intellect and use 

every power as thou shalt choose,

every power as thou shalt choose.

 

O my Lord, all my life, 

I owe to you, I owe to you;

So take my life, pour me out,

All for you, all for you.

 

Take my will and make it thine; 

it shall be no longer mine.

Take my heart it is thine own; 

it shall be thy royal throne,

it shall be thy royal throne.

 

Take my love; my Lord, I pour 

at thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself, and I will be 

ever, only, all for thee,

ever, only, all for thee.

 

O my Lord, all my life, 

I owe to you, I owe to you;

So take my life, pour me out, 

All for you, all for you.

 

O my Lord, all my life, 

I owe to you, I owe to you;

So take my life, pour me out,

All for you, all for you.

 

Musicians: Nick Dahlquist (bass), George McArthur (drums), Lisa Goben (accordion and vocals), Luke Morton (electric guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Alex Vitug (keys and vocals), Alyssa Werner (tambourine and vocals)

Words: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1874. Music: Luke Morton, 2016

Recorded live on Sunday, July 29th at 11:00am service

Be Satisfied

Do not all things belong to him?

Does not creation bear his sign?

Does not the Lord of all deserve to do what is

Perfect in his sight?

 

Are not his purposes all good?

Are not his reasons pure and right?

Does not the Lord of all give everything we need

To make our way through life?

But I complain and grumble,

Wanting everything I see.

 

Teach me to be satisfied,

Be satisfied,

Be satisfied in you.

 

Are not my gifts from God enough?

Is not his kindness purely grace?

Does not he simply give me more than, by my work,

I can say I’ve claimed?

 

Do I not long to see my God

Pour out his blessings on all men?

Will I look out and see the last be first and say

“Hallelujah, Amen!”?

 

Will I complain when you show to others

Generosity?

 

Teach me to be satisfied,

Be satisfied,

Be satisfied in you.

 

Musicians: Nick Dahlquist (acoustic and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Jordan Ribera (bass), Andy Rose (piano and drums), Robbie Watson (electric guitar)

Words & Music: Nick Dahlquist, 2018, based on Matthew 20:1-16

Recorded live on Sunday, July 22nd at 11:00am service

Foxes Have Holes

Foxes have holes and birds have nests,

But I have nowhere to lay my head.

Follow me and leave your loves behind,

And let the dead bury their own dead.

 

Mother may call and beg of you,

Father may scoff and turn his back.

But don’t you fear, no, don’t you weep,   

For I will give you all you lack.

 

‘Cause I’m on a way narrow, steep and long.

Hear what I say: to me you belong. 

‘Cause I’m on a way narrow, steep and long.

Hear what I say: to me you belong.

 

Let me be clear and not confuse:

It’s everything that I demand.

I sought you out, called you by name,              

Now heed my call with plow in hand.

 

‘Cause I’m on a way narrow, steep and long

Hear what I say: to me you belong. 

For there comes a day, my kingdom, it will come

No more delay: your journey will be done.

 

‘Cause I’m on a way narrow, steep and long

Hear what I say: to me you belong. 

For there comes a day, my kingdom, it will come

No more delay: your journey will be done.

 

Musicians: Ryan Baggett (drums), Lisa Goben (accordion and vocals), Elizabeth Knighton (violin), Luke Morton (acoustic guitar and vocals),  Jonathan Olson (engineer and mixing), Levi Seitz (electric guitar), Terry Van Wechel (bass and vocals)

Words & Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at the 5pm service. 

Empty Me Out

Empty me out, fill me with You;

Lord, there is nothing I can give to You.

I lay down my life here at Your feet

You give me life so completely.

 

I died with You, was buried with You

The moment I believed

I rose with You, ascended with You

Into the Heavenlies

Lord, it’s not me, it’s You inside of me

Jesus, You are all these eyes can see

 

Empty me out, fill me with You;

Lord, there is nothing I can give to You.

I lay down my life here at Your feet

You give me life so completely.

 

I died with You, was buried with You

The moment I believed

I rose with You, ascended with You

Into the Heavenlies

Lord, it’s not me, it’s You inside of me

Jesus, You are all these eyes can see

 

Empty me out, fill me with You;

Lord, there is nothing I can give to You.

I lay down my life here at Your feet

You give me life so completely.

 

I died with You, was buried with You

The moment I believed

I rose with You, ascended with You

Into the Heavenlies

Lord, it’s not me, it’s You inside of me

Jesus, You are all these eyes can see

 

Empty me out—

Empty me out so completely.

 

Musicians: Nick Dahlquist (electric and vocals),  Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Katie Ribera (keys and vocals), Mark Ribera (drums), Robbie Watson (bass)

Words & Music: © Josh White and The Followers. Used by permission.

Recorded live on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 11:00 service.

Yield Not To Temptation

Yield not to temptation,

For yielding is sin;

Each vict’ry will help you,

Some other to win;

Fight valiantly onward,

Your wicked heart subdue;

Look ever to Jesus,

He will carry you through.

 

Though weak you feel and wanting,

With darkness all around 

The world, the flesh, the devil,

Conspire to bring you down;

Do not forget your Master,

Who fought the same as you

Look ever to Jesus,

He will carry you through.

 

Ask the Savior to help you,

Comfort, strengthen and keep you;

He is willing to aid you,

Yes, he’ll carry, he will carry you through.

 

To him that o’ercometh,

God giveth a crown;

Through faith we will conquer,

Though often cast down;

He who is our Savior,

Our strength will renew;

Look ever to Jesus,

He will carry you through.

 

Ask the Savior to help you,

Comfort, strengthen and keep you;

He is willing to aid you,

Yes, he’ll carry, he will carry you through.

 

Ask the Savior to help you,

Comfort, strengthen and keep you;

He is willing to aid you,

Yes, he’ll carry, he will carry you through.

 

Musicians: Lisa Goben (accordion and vocals), Nick Dahlquist (electric and vocals), George McArthur (percussion), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Kevin Timmons (electric guitar), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), David Ruiter (cello), Leslie Ruiter (bass)

Words & Music: Horatio R. Palmer, 1868; Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 11am service.

Take Up Your Cross

Take up your cross, the Savior said,

If you would my disciple be;

Take up your cross with willing heart,

And humbly follow after me.

 

Take up your cross; let not its weight

Fill your weak spirit with alarm:

The strength of Christ shall bear you up

And brace your heart and nerve your arm.

 

Take up your cross, heed not the shame,

And let your foolish pride be still:

The Lord for you accepted death

Upon a cross on Calvary’s hill.

 

Take up your cross, then, in Christ’s strength,

And calmly every danger brave:

It guides you to abundant life

And leads to victory o’er the grave.

 

I will follow, I will follow you.

 

Musicians: Ryan Baggett (saxophone and percussion), Nick Dahlquist (electric and vocals), Lisa Goben (keys and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals)

Words: Charles William Everest, 1833. Music: Luke Morton & Nick Dahlquist, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 11:00 service.