HYMNS SONG By:GCF

Psalms, Hymns, And Spiritual Songs

The GCF Songbook
Revised ( June, 1999

Graduate Christian Fellowship
at The Johns Hopkins University

1All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall!
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

O, that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

2All Heaven Declares (Acts 7:55-56)

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord.
Who can compare with the beauty of the Lord?

[chorus]
Forever He will be [Forever He will be]
The Lamb upon the throne. [The Lamb upon the throne.]
I gladly bow my knee [I bow my knee]
And worship Him alone.

I will proclaim the glory of the risen Lord,
Who once was slain to reconcile man to God.

3Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

The Lord hath promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come.
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
This earth will soon dissolve like snow,
And sun forbear to shine,
But God Who called me here below
Will be forever mine.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

4Arise, Shine (Isaiah 60:1-3)

Arise, shine for your Light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
[twice]
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
And thick darkness the peoples,
But the Lord will arise upon you,
And His glory will be seen upon you!
And nations shall come to your Light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Arise, shine for your Light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen!

5As The Deer (Psalm 42:1)

As the deer panteth for the waters,
So my soul longeth after You.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.
You alone are my strength, my shield.
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.
You’re my friend, and You are my brother
Even though You are a king.
I love You more than any other,
So much more than anything.

6As We Gather / The Steadfast Love Of The Lord (Lamentations 3:22-23)

As we gather, may Your Spirit work within us.
As we gather, may we glorify Your name,
Knowing well that, as our hearts begin to worship,
We’ll be blessed because we came, O Lord.
We’ll be blessed because we came.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning, new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord.
Great is Thy faithfulness.

7Ascribe To The Lord (Psalm 29:1-2)

Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.

Come and sing praises to the Rock of all ages.
Come and sing praises to Jesus, my Lord.
Come and adore Him. Bow down before Him.
Come and sing praises to Jesus, our Lord.

8Awake, O Israel

Awake, O Israel! Put forth thy slumber,
For the truth shall set thee free,
For out of Zion comes thy Deliverer
In the year of Jubilee!

[chorus]
Sing hallelujah! Sing hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
[twice]

Thou art my chosen, for I have promised.
Thou art graven on my hand,
And I will gather all those that scatter
And return them to their land.
For in the furnace of much affliction
I have chosen thee, behold!
And so for iron I’ll give thee silver,
And for brass I’ll give thee gold.

9The Battle Belongs To The Lord

In heavenly armor, we’ll enter the land.
The battle belongs to the Lord!
No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

[chorus]
And we sing “Glory, honor,
Power, and strength to the Lord!”
[twice]

When the power of darkness comes in like a flood,
The battle belongs to the Lord!
He’s raised up a standard, the power of His blood.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

When your enemy presses in hard, do not fear.
The battle belongs to the Lord!
Take courage, my friend. Your redemption is near.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

10Be Exalted (Psalm 57:9-11)

I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, among the people.
I will sing praises to Thee among the nations.
For Thy steadfast love is great, is great to the heavens,
And Thy faithfulness, Thy faithfulness to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
Let Thy glory be over all the earth.
[twice]

11Be Glorified

In my life, Lord,
Be glorified. Be glorified!
In my life, Lord,
Be glorified today!

In our prayers…
In our thoughts…
In our work…
In our songs…
In our group…
In Your Church…

12Be Gracious To Me, O God (Psalm 57:1-2)

Be gracious to me, O God. Be gracious unto me,
For my soul takes refuge, takes refuge in Thee.
Under the shado

HYMNS SONG By:GCF

Psalms, Hymns, And Spiritual Songs

The GCF Songbook
Revised ( June, 1999

Graduate Christian Fellowship
at The Johns Hopkins University

1All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall!
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

O, that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown Him Lord of all! [twice]

2All Heaven Declares (Acts 7:55-56)

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord.
Who can compare with the beauty of the Lord?

[chorus]
Forever He will be [Forever He will be]
The Lamb upon the throne. [The Lamb upon the throne.]
I gladly bow my knee [I bow my knee]
And worship Him alone.

I will proclaim the glory of the risen Lord,
Who once was slain to reconcile man to God.

3Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

The Lord hath promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come.
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
This earth will soon dissolve like snow,
And sun forbear to shine,
But God Who called me here below
Will be forever mine.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

4Arise, Shine (Isaiah 60:1-3)

Arise, shine for your Light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
[twice]
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
And thick darkness the peoples,
But the Lord will arise upon you,
And His glory will be seen upon you!
And nations shall come to your Light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Arise, shine for your Light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen!

5As The Deer (Psalm 42:1)

As the deer panteth for the waters,
So my soul longeth after You.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.
You alone are my strength, my shield.
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.
You’re my friend, and You are my brother
Even though You are a king.
I love You more than any other,
So much more than anything.

6As We Gather / The Steadfast Love Of The Lord (Lamentations 3:22-23)

As we gather, may Your Spirit work within us.
As we gather, may we glorify Your name,
Knowing well that, as our hearts begin to worship,
We’ll be blessed because we came, O Lord.
We’ll be blessed because we came.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning, new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord.
Great is Thy faithfulness.

7Ascribe To The Lord (Psalm 29:1-2)

Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.

Come and sing praises to the Rock of all ages.
Come and sing praises to Jesus, my Lord.
Come and adore Him. Bow down before Him.
Come and sing praises to Jesus, our Lord.

8Awake, O Israel

Awake, O Israel! Put forth thy slumber,
For the truth shall set thee free,
For out of Zion comes thy Deliverer
In the year of Jubilee!

[chorus]
Sing hallelujah! Sing hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
[twice]

Thou art my chosen, for I have promised.
Thou art graven on my hand,
And I will gather all those that scatter
And return them to their land.
For in the furnace of much affliction
I have chosen thee, behold!
And so for iron I’ll give thee silver,
And for brass I’ll give thee gold.

9The Battle Belongs To The Lord

In heavenly armor, we’ll enter the land.
The battle belongs to the Lord!
No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

[chorus]
And we sing “Glory, honor,
Power, and strength to the Lord!”
[twice]

When the power of darkness comes in like a flood,
The battle belongs to the Lord!
He’s raised up a standard, the power of His blood.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

When your enemy presses in hard, do not fear.
The battle belongs to the Lord!
Take courage, my friend. Your redemption is near.
The battle belongs to the Lord!

10Be Exalted (Psalm 57:9-11)

I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, among the people.
I will sing praises to Thee among the nations.
For Thy steadfast love is great, is great to the heavens,
And Thy faithfulness, Thy faithfulness to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
Let Thy glory be over all the earth.
[twice]

11Be Glorified

In my life, Lord,
Be glorified. Be glorified!
In my life, Lord,
Be glorified today!

In our prayers…
In our thoughts…
In our work…
In our songs…
In our group…
In Your Church…

12Be Gracious To Me, O God (Psalm 57:1-2)

Be gracious to me, O God. Be gracious unto me,
For my soul takes refuge, takes refuge in Thee.
Under the shado

FAILURE IS NOT A BARRIER, BUT A STEPPING STONE. By:IMAOLANEWS

FAILURE IS NOT A BARRIER BUT A STEPPING STONE

“i have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
So why would i consider myself a failure or seing failure as a barrier that stand on my way for attain success in life.
Winston Churchill said” there is only one thing thats makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure”. So therefore it is compulsory and mandatory for you to see failure as a stepping stone and flay away all those thougth of seing failure as a barrier away, so that you will be able achieve all your dream and fulfill the purpose you are being created for on this planet earth.
However, many people sees thier business, work, Study, Family, Church, Relatives, thier community, even thier self as a barrier to attain greateness in life, when they suppose to believe and act upon what Lance Armstrong said” you must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen authomatically. You have to rise up and say I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how failure and dissappointed I am. I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life”.
So therefore you have to create room for your success by acquiring the strategy of Joel Osteen which says: Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour”. So if thats the case we have to give room for success and believe that failure comes before success and most of the successful people on this planet earth have encounter several failure’s and what makes them to overcome is the ability to stand on thier feet and put away all those thought and believe that failure is a barrier or stumling block to thier greatness. Moreover you have to ask for grace and power to overcome failure from God and i belief that if you belief in him he surely grant you. Shalom!

Barcelona Complete Signing of £20m Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia.

Barcelona complete £16m signing of Jérémy Mathieu from Valencia Frenchman signs four-year contract with €50m buyout clause Mathieu is most expensive defender of all time aged over 30 Jérémy Mathieu’s move from Valencia to Barcelona makes him the most expensive defender of all time aged over 30. Photograph: Heino Kalis / Reuters/REUTERS Tags: Barcelona, Valencia, Transfer window Guardian staff Wednesday 23 July 2014 11.33 BST Barcelona have completed the signing of French defender Jérémy Mathieu from Valencia for around £16m. The 30-year-old has signed a four-year deal after Barça agreed to meet his release clause. Mathieu becomes Barça’s fifth new recruit of the summer after the signings of Luis Suárez, Claudio Bravo, Marc-André ter Stegen and Ivan Rakitic. “FC Barcelona and València CF have reached agreement for the transfer of the French player, Jérémy Mathieu,” read a statement on the Spanish club’s website. “Jérémy Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons, plus an optional season more. The cost of the transfer is €20m and the buyout clause will be €50m.” The deal means Mathieu becomes the most expensive defender of all time aged over 30.

Boko Haram insurgency Forced Two Million of People Into Bauchi:Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda

Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, on Tuesday revealed that the activities of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram in the Northern part of the country have forced about two million displaced poeple into the state. The governor made the revelation while speaking to Daily Trust reporter after President Goodluck Jonathan meeting with the parents of the abducted school girls from Government Day Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Yuguda noted that insurgency has posed a big problem to Bauchi because it is surrounded by states having security shortfalls. He said his government had, however, provided the refugees with basic facilities needed to survive. The governor pointed out that the state’s resources were being overstretched. “Presently, we have over two million refugees in Bauchi, but the good news is that we have been able to settle them. No refugee is in any camp. We have given them land to settle, some, shelter. We have tried our best to provide water and some basic facilities so that they can start life over again. It has not been easy, our resources are overstretched. The little we have has to be shared with the refugees” he said. Yuguda, who expressed optimism that the refugees had permanently settled in Bauchi, urged the Federal Government to assist them. “Only recently, we received some items like food, blankets from NEMA, but we need a lot more. I’m sure these guys are not going back to where they came from, they have settled and settled permanently, and I think the federal government should take on that and see how they can be properly resettled” Yuguda said. The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram, an Hausa language meaning “Western education is sin”. The terrorist group has its strong hold in the northeastern part of the country, Cameroon and Niger. It has launched several deadly attacks and bombings which have claimed thousands of innocent lives in its quest to Islamise the country and put an end to what they described as westernisation. Boko Haram which was designated a terrorist group by the US in 2013, started its arm struggle in 2009, after the extrajudicial killing of its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, while in police custody. The activities of the extremist is yet to be fully curtailed by the Nigerian armed forces as it was recently reported that the insurgents had taken over Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru Ngala road, where they allegedly mounted toll gates, collecting money and forcefully confiscating goods from motorists. On Friday, July 18, gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, attacked Damboa, killed several people. At the weekend, the deadly terrorist sect attacked a town in Borno state, killing more than 100 people and hoisting their black and white flags over the area. Boko Haram Insurgency Forced Two Million People Into Bauchi Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, on Tuesday revealed that the activities of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram in the Northern part of the country have forced about two million displaced poeple into the state. The governor made the revelation while speaking to Daily Trust reporter after President Goodluck Jonathan meeting with the parents of the abducted school girls from Government Day Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Yuguda noted that insurgency has posed a big problem to Bauchi because it is surrounded by states having security shortfalls. He said his government had, however, provided the refugees with basic facilities needed to survive. The governor pointed out that the state’s resources were being overstretched. “Presently, we have over two million refugees in Bauchi, but the good news is that we have been able to settle them. No refugee is in any camp. We have given them land to settle, some, shelter. We have tried our best to provide water and some basic facilities so that they can start life over again. It has not been easy, our resources are overstretched. The little we have has to be shared with the refugees” he said. Yuguda, who expressed optimism that the refugees had permanently settled in Bauchi, urged the Federal Government to assist them. “Only recently, we received some items like food, blankets from NEMA, but we need a lot more. I’m sure these guys are not going back to where they came from, they have settled and settled permanently, and I think the federal government should take on that and see how they can be properly resettled” Yuguda said. The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram, an Hausa language meaning “Western education is sin”. The terrorist group has its strong hold in the northeastern part of the country, Cameroon and Niger. It has launched several deadly attacks and bombings which have claimed thousands of innocent lives in its quest to Islamise the country and put an end to what they described as westernisation. Boko Haram which was designated a terrorist group by the US in 2013, started its arm struggle in 2009, after the extrajudicial killing of its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, while in police custody. The activities of the extremist is yet to be fully curtailed by the Nigerian armed forces as it was recently reported that the insurgents had taken over Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru Ngala road, where they allegedly mounted toll gates, collecting money and forcefully confiscating goods from motorists. On Friday, July 18, gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, attacked Damboa, killed several peo