Psalm 22

This song was written from the last third of Psalm 22 in the Trinity Psalter. Psalm 22 is one of the clearest psalm prophecies of the crucifixion and resurrection. It begins with, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” and continues to foretell the mocking, insults and the dividing of Jesus clothes. However, at verse 22 the psalm hinges with, “I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.”  From there the psalm exalts the resurrected Lord and King.

This was recorded live during our worship service a few of weeks ago.

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Psalm 22 (listen) (chord chart) (lead sheet)

All ye that fear Jehovah’s Name, His glory tell, His praise proclaim;
Ye children of His chosen race, Stand ye in awe before His face.
The suffering One He has not spurned Who unto Him for succor turned;
From him He has not hid His face But answered his request in grace.

O Lord, Thy goodness makes me raise
Amid Thy people songs of praise;
Before all them that fear Thee,
Now I worship Thee and pay my vow.

For all the meek Thou wilt provide, They shall be fed and satisfied;
All they that seek the Lord shall live And never ending praises give.
The Lord’s unfailing righteousness, All generations shall confess.
From age to age shall me be taught, What wondrous works the Lord hath wrought

O Lord, Thy goodness makes me raise
Amid Thy people songs of praise;
Before all them that fear Thee,
Now I worship Thee and pay my vow.

All ye that fear Jehovah’s Name, His glory tell, His praise proclaim;
Ye children of His chosen race, Stand ye in awe before His face.
The suffering One He has not spurned Who unto Him for succor turned;
From him He has not hid His face But answered his request in grace.

O Lord, Thy goodness makes me raise
Amid Thy people songs of praise;
Before all them that fear Thee,
Now I worship Thee and pay my vow.

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I Lay my Sins on Jesus

The text for this song is taken from a few verses of a hymn by Horatius Bonar. It is thought to be his first attempt at writing a hymn.

I started recording it at Kenny Meeks studio and then finished in the sanctuary of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Wolfy Johnson engineered, mixed and played the organ. Kenny Meeks laid down the tremolo guitar and supplied some velvety vintage gear. The metallic percussion was played on part of an art installation called “Resurrected Instruments” by Kipp Normand.

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I Lay my Sins on Jesus (listen) (chord chart)

I rest my soul on Jesus, this weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces, I on his breast recline.
I lay my griefs on Jesus, my burdens and my cares;
My savior all my sorrows bears.

I lay my sins on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us from the accursèd load;
I bring my guilt to Jesus, his blood to wash my stains
I’m washed ‘til no more shame remains.

‘Til no more shame remains,
I’m washed ‘til no more shame remains.
‘Til no more shame remains.

I love the Name of Jesus, Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes his Name abroad is poured.
I long to be with Jesus, amid the heavenly throng,
To join with Earth and Heaven’s song.

With Earth and Heaven’s song,
I’ll join with Earth and Heaven’s song.
With Earth and Heven’s song.