Emmaus City Church
Sing the Missio Dei over Worcester
"The one who sings prays twice."
+ North African St. Augustine

Below are 10 songs we sing in harmony with God's heart (Zephaniah 3:17) over our city as we seek for the missio Dei (i.e. mission of God to redeem and restore) to bloom where we live, work, play and rest.
1
God So Loved
We the Kingdom

Come all you weary,
Come all you thirsty,
Come to the well
That never runs dry.
Drink of the water,
Come and thirst no more.
Come all you sinners,
Come find His mercy.
Come to the table,
He will satisfy.
Taste of His goodness,
Find what you're looking for …

For God so loved the world
That He gave us
His one and only Son
To save us!
Whoever believes in Him
Will live forever!

Bring all your failures,
Bring your addictions,
Come lay them down
At the foot of the cross.
Jesus is waiting there
With open arms.
See His open arms!
(Chorus)

The power of hell
Forever defeated!
Now it is well,
I'm walking in freedom
For God so loved,
God so loved the world!

Praise God, praise God
From whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, praise Him
For the wonders of His love!

Matthew 11:28-30; John 7:37-38
Psalm 34:8; John 3:16-17
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17
2
Riverside
Ike Ndolo

My bones are weak in me
And my eyes are closed
Because of what they've seen.
I'm stuck in smoke and fire
And it's getting hard to breathe.
My spirit chokes in me
And now I cannot stand,
I'm on my knees.
Hope is coming again!

Come on down to the riverside!
Come on down and get baptized!
Come on down to the riverside
'Cause we've got to die
To make it out alive.

This water brings me life,
Renews my soul
And returns my sight.
My heart was cold as ice
But You made it beat again.
My days had turned to night
But You called my name
And gave me back the Light.
You're bringing hope back again!
(Chorus)

I've seen the sum of my tragedies,
Cripple me, so come and set me free!
'Cause everyone needs a remedy
Love can bring, let it wash us clean!
(Chorus)

Acts 2:37-39; Romans 6:3-4
Galatians 3:26-28; Matthew 28:18-20;
John 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2:24, 3:18-22
3
Give Us Your Heart
People & Songs

Your eyes are on the lowly
Though others look away.
Your feet run to the broken,
Your hands are quick to save.
Make us like You, Lord.

You walk with the forgotten
And offer them a home,
Adopting the unwanted
And calling them Your own.
Make us like You, Lord,
Make us like You, Lord!

O give us Your heart,
O give us Your heart!
Let the light of heaven shine
As we step into the dark!
O give us Your heart,
O give us Your heart!
All to see the Kingdom come
And death depart,
O give us Your heart!
O give us Your heart!
(Repeat 2nd Verse + Chorus)

Let justice flow
Like a river in the desert,
Let the nations know
That You will reign forever
As the Earth beholds
The glory of the Savior,
Let justice flow!
(Repeat + Chorus)

O give us Your heart,
O give us Your heart!
Let the light of heaven shine
As we step into the dark!
O give us Your heart,
O give us Your heart!
Let the light of heaven shine
As we step into the dark!
O give us Your heart,
O give us Your heart!
All to see Your Kingdom come
And death depart,
O give us Your heart!
O give us Your heart!

Psalm 146:9; Isaiah 1:17
Matthew 6:9-10; Amos 5:24
4
Abide in Me
Urban Doxology

I am the Vine, you are the branches.
You’re qualified to be a blessing.
You are the clay, I am the Potter.
Through you I will do great things!

Abide in Me, take rest in Me,
Apart from Me you can do nothing.
It is My will that you bear much fruit.
Abide in Me, take rest in Me
There’s work to do.

John 15:5; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 11:29
5

If You don't build it,
We labor in vain.
Without Your Spirit,
We stand with no strength.
I know my life is passing away,
But the works of Your hands
Are what will remain.

Let the favor of the LORD
Rest upon us.
Oh LORD,
Establish the work of our hands!
Oh LORD,
Establish the work of our hands!

Teach us to number
The length of our days.
Pour out Your power,
We'll pour out Your praise.
Teach us to run,
To finish the race,
For only what's done
In love will remain.
(Chorus)

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
(Repeat 3x)

Psalm 127:1; Psalm 90:17
Zechariah 4:6; Hebrews 12:1-3
6

Forgive us Lord, for passing by
When children cry for bread.
Forbid it Lord, that justice lies
In tatters cold and dead.
Outside these walls
Run desperate streets
Where greed is law and life is cheap.
We bar the doors, refuse to see,
Or hear the words You said:

Let justice roll like a river,
Like a river, let it roll!
(Repeat)

Convict us Lord, we dance and laugh
Ignoring those who weep.
Correct us Lord, our golden calf
Has lulled our hearts to sleep.
The gap between the rich and poor
Grows ever wider, shore to shore.
There’s racial hate, religious war
And wolves among the sheep.
(Chorus)

Indwell us Lord and purify
Our hands to work for You.
Enlist us Lord to serve nearby
And ʻcross the waters, too.
Your image-bearers on the earth
Will never know
How much theyʼre worth
Unless we love and help them first
And show the way to You!
(Chorus)

Matthew 6:9-13, 25:34-40
James 1:27, 2:1-5; Amos 5:24
7

Hallelu! Hallelujah!
Father, let Your Kingdom come! (x4)

May the works of my hands
Bring You joy. (x4 + Chorus)

May the words from my mouth
Speak Your peace. (x4 + Chorus)

You make all things new,
You make all things new
In places we don't choose;
You make all things new!
(Chorus)

Revelation 21:4-6
8

Blessed are the ones who do not bury
All the broken pieces of their heart.
Blessed are the tears of all the weary
Pouring like a sky of falling stars.

Blessed are the wounded ones
In mourning,
Brave enough to show the Lord
Their scars.
Blessed are the hurts
That are not hidden,
Open to the healing touch of God.

The Kingdom is Yours!
The Kingdom is yours!
Hold on a little more,
This is not the end.
Hope is in the Lord,
Keep your eyes on Him.

Blessed are the ones
Who walk in kindness
Even in the face of great abuse.
Blessed are the deeds
That go unnoticed,
Serving with unguarded gratitude.

Blessed are the ones
Who fight for justice,
Longing for the coming day of peace.
Blessed is the soul
That thirsts for righteousness,
Welcoming the last, the lost, the least.
(Chorus)

Blessed are the ones
Who suffer violence
And still have strength
To love their enemies.
Blessed is the faith
Of those who persevere.
Though they fall,
They'll never know defeat.
(Chorus)

Matthew 5:3-10, 14
9
Instrument of Peace
The Porter's Gate

Lord, make me
An instrument of peace,
An instrument of peace.
(Repeat)

Where there is hatred,
Let me sow love.
Where there is darkness,
Let me sow light.
For in the giving,
We shall receive,
And in the dying,
We're given life.
(Chorus)

Where there is sorrow,
Let me sow hope.
Where there is doubt,
Let me sow faith.
Where there is injury,
Your pardon give,
Your consolation to those in pain.
(Chorus)

Amen, amen.

Matthew 5:9; Psalm 34:18
Daniel 12:3; Romans 6:8
10

The dark is groaning,
The tomb is reaching out.
Oh, but they can't have me!
Oh, but they can't have me!
The crows are circling,
The jackal waits in the dark.
Oh, but they can't have me!
Oh, but they can't have me!

I belong to the land of the rising sun
Where the grave is no more,
The war has been won!
I belong to the land of the rising Son,
I belong to You, I belong!

The world is in my bones,
It makes me wrestle with You.
Oh, but You have claimed me!
Oh, but You have claimed me!
No matter how far I've gone,
Even to the devil's table.
Oh, my God, You've claimed me!
Oh, my God, You've claimed me!
(Chorus)

Through my wandering,
And my failing,
And my doubting, I belong!
Through the fire,
And the darkness,
Through the sadness, I belong!
I'm just a rebel who's tired of fighting,
So I'm laying down these arms.
The sun is rising, the sun is rising,
The Son is rising!
(Chorus)

Romans 5:6-11; Matthew 28:17-20
Jude 22-25; Revelation 21:1-6
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