March 31, 2011

Come People of the Risen King

March 31, 2011
Last week we introduced a new song on Sunday night, "Come People of the Risen King", written by Keith and Kristyn Getty with Stuart Townend. These are the same people who have produced so many other songs we love as well ("In Christ Alone", "O Church Arise", "How Deep the Father's Love for Us", "Speak O Lord", and "When Love Came Down to Earth"). These modern hymn writers have been used to bless the church with much theologically rich congregational music.

This new song is a call to worship that emphasizes joy and rejoicing in who God is, and unifies us together in a corporate response of celebration. We trust that it will be a welcome addition to our collection of songs we use in worship. Here are the lyrics below.

Come People of the Rise King

Verse 1
Come people of the risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in
Chorus
Rejoice Rejoice
Let every tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice
Verse 2
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace
Verse 3
Come young and old from every land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace
Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age
Our God is all in all
©2007 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI ChristianMusic Publishing).
All rights reserved. CCLI song No.5232617.
By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

If you are interested, you can hear the story behind the song, listen to Keith and Kristyn Getty teach the melody, and download the music at worshiptogether.com.
To learn more about how we use music in worship at Countryside, see our philosophy of worship.