Live at the Avon - Hymn Showcase 8​/​15​/​14

by Hymn Collective

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the Hymn Collective - Hymn Showcase
Aug 15, 2014
Recorded live at the Avon Theater in Birmingham, AL.

Lead sheets for all tunes are available on our website.


released August 21, 2014

Jeff Koonce – guitar, vocals
Ashley Self – guitar, vocals
Rick Barnes – keys, vocals
Collin Newberry – keys, accordion
Christian Folmar – 12-string guitar, mandolin
Nathan Gemeinhart – bass
Landon Rogan – drums
Beth Young – vocals
Brandi Koonce – vocals



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Hymns for the Church, by the Church -- A heritage of beautiful poetry, demonstrating a robust theology, set in our own musical language.

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Track Name: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;to his feet thy tribute bring;
A ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore his praises sing:
Alleluia, alleluia! Allelua, Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favor to our fathers in distress;
praise him still the same for ever, slow to chide and swift to bless:
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hand he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia Widely yet his mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore him;ye behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him, dwellers all in time and space. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia Praise with us the God of grace.
Track Name: Psalm 46 (Be Still and Know)
Let me, thou sovereign Lord of all,
Close to thy footstool humbly fall,
And while I feel affliction’s rod,
Be still and know that thou art God.

Let me not murmur or repine,
Under these trying strokes of Thine,
But while I walk the mournful road,
Be still and know that thou art God.

When this afflicted soul shall rise,
To ceaseless joys above the sky,
I shall, as ransomed by Thy blood,
Be still and know that thou art God.

When and wherever thou shalt smite,
Teach me to own thy sovereign right,
And underneath the heaviest load,
Be still and know that thou art God.

Still let this truth support my mind,
Thou canst not err nor be unkind;
And thus approve thy chastening rod,
And know thou art my Father, God!
Track Name: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph, his the vict’ry, his alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.
Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us, faith believes, nor questions how;

Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o'er shall our hearts forget his promise, 'I am with you evermore'?
Alleluia! bread of heaven, here on earth our food and stay!
Alleluia! here the sinful flee to thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners, earth's Redeemer, plead for me.
Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal, thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary, earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh, our great High Priest. Thou on earth both Priest and Victim in the Eucharistic Feast.
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph, his the vict’ry, his alone.
Track Name: Thine Everlasting Throne
What shall I do, my God to love, my loving God to praise!
The length, and breadth, and height to prove and depth of sovereign grace?
Thy sovereign grace to all extends, immense and unconfined;
From age to age it never ends, it reaches all mankind.

Come quickly, then, my Lord, and take possession of Thine own;
My longing heart promise to make thine everlasting throne.

Throughout the world its breadth is known, wide as infinity, So wide it never passed by one; it never passed by me.
Assert Thy claim, receive Thy right, come quickly from above, And sink me to perfection’s height, the depth of humble love.
Track Name: A Sovereign Protector I Have
A sovereign protector I have, Unseen, yet for ever at hand;
Unchangeably faithful to save, Almighty to rule and command;

He smiles and my comforts abound; His grace as the dew shall descend
And walls of salvation surround The souls he delights to defend.

Kind Author and ground of my hope; Thee, thee for my God I avow;
My glad Ebenezer set up, And own thou hast helped me till now.

If Thou art my Shield and my Sun, The night is no darkness to me; And fast as my moments roll on, They bring me but nearer to Thee
Track Name: Psalm 111 (I Will Give Thanks)
I will give thanks unto the Lord forever,
With the fullness of my heart,
This world’s filled with majesty and splendor
His own nature to impart.

Holy and awesome is Your name
You formed this world and yet You came,
And bore a promise that remains.
Holy and awesome is Your name.

All my food is by Your hand provided,
You have shown Your love for me.
Faithful and true are You, by very nature.
You I trust for all my needs.

To Your people You have sent redemption,
Grace and mercy from you flow.
Living in my heart, a precious blessing,
You walk with me as I go.
Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one

Be Thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, Thou my high tow’r:
Raise Thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, or man’s empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and thou only, first in my heart
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art

High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all
Track Name: Arise, O God, and Shine
Arise, O God, and shine In all Thy saving might,
And prosper each design To spread Thy glorious light;
Let healing streams of mercy flow
That all the earth Thy truth may know.

Bring distant nations near To sing Thy glorious praise;
Let every people hear And learn Thy holy ways.
Reign, mighty God, assert Thy cause
And govern by Thy righteous laws.

Arise, O God, and shine; let Your kingdom come
Arise, O God, and shine; let Your will be done.

Put forth Thy glorious power That Gentiles all may see
And earth present her store In converts born to Thee.
God, our own God, His Church will bless
And fill the world with righteousness.

To God, the only Wise, The one immortal King,
Let hallelujahs rise From every living thing;
Let all that breathe, on every coast
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Track Name: Into Thy Gracious Hands I Fall
Into Thy gracious hands I fall,
And with the arms of faith embrace;
O King of glory, hear my call!
O raise me, heal me by Thy grace!

From faith to faith, from grace to grace,
So in Thy strength shall I go on,
Till heaven and earth flee from Thy face,
And glory end what grace begun.

Arm me with Thy whole armor, Lord,
Support my weakness with Thy might;
Gird on my thigh Thy conquering sword,
And shield me in the threatening fight.
Track Name: God of My Salvation, Hear
GOD of my salvation, hear, and help me to believe!
Simply do I now draw near, Thy blessing to receive:
Standing now as newly slain, to thee I lift mine eye!
Balm of all my grief and pain, Thy grace is always nigh:

Full of sin, alas! I am, but to thy wounds for refuge flee;
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, Thy blood was shed for me.

Nothing have I, Lord, to pay, nor can thy grace procure,
Empty send me not away, for you know I am poor:
No good word, or work, or thought, bring I to gain thy grace;
Pardon I accept unbought, Thy offer I embrace,

Dust and ashes is my name, my all is sin and misery;
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, Thy blood was shed for me.

Savior, from thy wounded side I never will depart;
Here will I my spirit hide when I am pure in heart:

Till my place above I claim, this only shall be all my plea,
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, Thy blood was shed for me.
Track Name: Come, O Come, Thou Quickening Spirit
Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit, God from all eternity!
May Thy power never fail us; Dwell within us constantly.
Then shall truth and life and light Banish all the gloom of night.

Grant our hearts in fullest measure Wisdom, counsel, purity,
That we ever may be seeking Only that which pleaseth Thee.
Let Thy knowledge spread and grow, Working error’s overthrow.

Show us, Lord, the path of blessing; When we trespass on our way,
Cast, O Lord, our sins behind Thee, And be with us day by day.
Should we stray, O Lord, recall; Work repentance when we fall.

Prompt us, Lord, to come before Him With a childlike heart to pray;
Sigh in us, O Holy Spirit, When we know not what to say.
Then our prayer is not in vain, And our faith new strength shall gain.

If our soul can find no comfort, If despondency grows strong,
And the heart cries out in anguish, “Oh my God, how long, how long?” Comfort then our aching breast, Grant it courage, patience, rest.
Track Name: Nothing but the Blood
What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! Precious is the flow That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see, Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing, this my plea, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone, Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Naught of good that I have done, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace, Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Track Name: Nearer, My God, to Thee
NEARER, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross That raiseth me,
Still all my song would be, nearer God to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be, nearer God to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee.

There let the way appear Steps unto heaven;
All that thou send’st to me In mercy given; A
ngels to beckon me, nearer God to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee

Then, with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be, nearer God to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee.

Or if on joyful wing Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer God to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee!
Track Name: My Jesus Has Done All Things Well
O for a heart prepared to sing,
To God, my Savior and my King;
While with his saints I join to tell,
My Jesus has done all things well.

How sovereign, wonderful, and free,
Is all his love to sinful me!
He plucked me as a brand from hell;
My Jesus has done all things well.

And since my soul has known his love,
What mercies has he made me prove;
Mercies which all my praise excel;
My Jesus has done all things well.

Soon shall I pass the vale of death,
And in his arms shall lose my breath;
Yet then my happy soul shall tell,
My Jesus has done all things well.

And when to that bright world I rise,
And join the anthems in the skies,
Among the rest this note shall swell,
My Jesus has done all things well.
Track Name: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory
The heavens declare Thy glory, The firmament Thy power;
Day unto day the story Repeats from hour to hour;
Night unto night replying, Proclaims in every land,
O Lord, with voice undying, The wonders of Thy hand.

The sun with royal splendor Goes forth to chant Thy praise;
And moonbeams soft and tender Their gentler anthem raise;
O’er every tribe and nation That music strange is poured,
The song of all creation, To Thee, creation’s Lord.

How perfect, just, and holy The precepts Thou hast given;
Still making wise the lowly, They lift the thoughts to heaven;
How pure, how soul restoring Thy Gospel’s heavenly ray,
A brighter radiance pouring Than noon of brightest day.

All heaven on high rejoices To do its Maker’s will;
The stars with solemn voices Resound Thy praises still;
So let my whole behavior, Thoughts, words, and actions be,
O Lord, my Strength, my Savior, One ceaseless song to Thee.
Track Name: The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shout of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!

Alleluia, allelu! Alleluia, alleluia!

The three sad days are quickly sped,
He rises glorious from the dead:
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell,
The bars from heaven's high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise his triumphs tell! Alleluia!

Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
From death's dread sting thy servants free,
That we may live and sing to thee. Alleluia!
Track Name: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come Thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy praise
Streams of mercy never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; Here by thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope by thy good pleasure Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger Wand’ring from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great the debtor daily I’m constrained to be
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above