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Commission My Soul by Citipointe Live

A new song that all of us learned and sang at the 2013 Gracepoint Summer Rally. The words to this song perfectly capture the sentiment that our church tries to live out. And as we are sending out our members to start Gracepoint Los Angeles, this song is our prayer for them. Thank you Citipointe Live for this incredible song.

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Lyrics:
Verse 1:
You bled with one desire
In all to bring new life
To a shattered humanity
Death now overcome
Forgiving all and one
You’ve redeemed all humanity

Verse 2:
Abandon all to be
Your voice, your hands, your feet
My life a living sacrifice
Spirit empower me
To set the captives free
My life is an offering

Pre Chorus:
With all our lives we now stand
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Declaring loud
Jesus is God who saves

Chorus:
Commission my soul
With a fire uncontrollable
For this great cause
To save the lost
Open my eyes
To the reason I’m alive oh’ Lord
I’m ready now
I’ll follow You

Bridge:
Open the heavens wide
Open the heavens wide
Open the heavens wide
Pour out your spirit on us

What's that song? "Holy Spirit Have Your Way"

This past Sunday, at our Gracepoint Prayer Worship Service, we sang a new song, “Holy Spirit Have Your Way,” by Leeland. Here is a devotional written by one of the Leeland band members based on the song:

“I lay down my life, and pick up my cross. What a joy it is to give my life away to you. All that I need, all that I seek, is you here with me. Holy Spirit have your way in me.”

This is one of the most transformational prayers you’ll ever pray.  Simply giving your life away to God. What does that mean practically?

First, we have to realize that God cares about our dreams and aspirations, because He’s the one who gave them to us. The most content people in the world are those who’ve given everything they have to God with no questions asked. Total surrender. These people end up seeing their dreams come true because they’ve stopped trying to please people, and they live to please God. Can you imagine living that way? Well, you can!

Secondly, think about the fact that Jesus gave His life on the cross and then rose again three days later. Why? So we could go to heaven? Yes, but that’s not all. He rose again, so we could be sure that we don’t serve a dead God. He’s living inside of you if you’ve made Him your Lord. That means that He’s given you the ability to surrender just like he did! (Lk 22:42) We can do the things Jesus did, and more. (Jn 14:12-13)

What are your dreams? What are your ambitions? I can assure you, the second you just sacrifice them and give them back to God you’ll see them come true in due time. Stop striving, and surrender just like Jesus did. His plan is the best and His timing is impeccable. (Pr. 19:21)

Holy Spirit have YOUR way!

Holy Spirit Have Your Way

Long after the tears fall, I’m still Your child
I’ve put down my defenses, laid down my pride
Love and forgiveness flow deep and wide
So I’ll run to You and surrender all

As I lay down my life
And pick up my cross
What a joy it is to give my life away to You
All that I need
And all that I seek
Is You here with me
Holy Spirit, have Your way in me

In times of trouble, though trials may come
The rock of ages is standing strong
I’m fighting battles but the war is won
So I’ll run to you and surrender all

More of You and less of me
God, more of You and less of me
God, more of You and less of me
God, more of You overflowing

Pastor Ed's Favorites: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

We wanted to feature here some of Pastor Ed Kang’s favorite praise songs! Most of them are oldies but goodies, and we often get to sing them at our mid-week prayer meetings.

This week’s song is: Precious Lord, Take My Hand. The song was written by Thomas A. Dorsey, known as “the father of gospel music.” He penned this song in his grief after his wife died in childbirth along with their infant son while he was away at a revival meeting.

Dorsey: “I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, that is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His restoring power. And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.”

PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND

G                        G7
Precious Lord, take my hand
C                 Am7
Lead me on, let me stand
G       D       Em     Am7    D
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
G                                G7
Through the storm, through the night
C              Am7
Lead me on to the light
G                        D                      G
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear
Precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears
And the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Glory to God Forever

Here’s a new song we’ve been singing here at Gracepoint Berkeley, first at Fall Retreat 2009 and then at Missions Night, that has blessed so many of us. Check out the video below of Steve Fee talking about the song.

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GLORY TO GOD FOREVER
Capo 4

G/B            C                           G                        D
Before the world was made, before you spoke it to be
G/B                  C                      G                      D
You were the King of Kings, Yes you were, yes you were
G/B                       C                    G                       D
And now you’re reigning still, Enthroned above all things
G/B              C                      G                        D
Angels and saints cry out, We join them as we sing

C              G       D            Em
Glory to God, Glory to God
C                     G         D
Glory to God, Forever (2x)

Creator God you gave me breath so I could praise
Your great and matchless name, all my days, all my days
So let my whole life be a blazing offering
A life that shouts and sings the greatness of the King

C                           G
Take my life and let it be
D                        Em
All for you and for your glory
C                           G                    D
Take my life and let it be yours (2x)

Favorite worship song @ Gracepoint? Suggestions?

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Hey there members of Gracepoint Fellowship Church, Berkeley! We did this survey a long time ago but I’d like to bring it back. What is your favorite song to sing during worship times? OR What songs would you like to sing? Please leave a comment with your favorite song title and artist as your feedback is important! I will compile the stats for the top 10 songs and artists submitted.

"Revelation Song" — Gateway Worship

My apologies to frequenters of this blog.  I know it’s been a while since the last post.  But rest assured, this blog is still alive and breathing.  I can’t say I’ll have as much time to add new posts, as my wife, Soo, and I have recently taken on the role of Directors of the Element youth department at Gracepoint Fellowship Church in Berkeley, which makes me a little busier.  But I’ve been trying to conscript some of our worship team veterans to contribute to this, so I won’t be the bottleneck for adding to this blog… or at least not the only one to blame… (ahem… Susan?)

Anyway, recently I’ve been particularly moved by “Revelation Song” by Gateway Worship.  Watch Gateway Worship lead this song below…

10 points to each person who can contribute biblical references (via comment) from which the lyrics are derived.

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James Kim
Gracepoint Fellowship Church – Worship Director