Songs from the word, to the heart, for the church

Songs from the word,
to the heart, for the church

Equipping congregations with biblical and expressive songs.

UPCOMING PROJECT

No Other Saviour: EP by Joyful Noise

Five congregational songs from the word, to the heart, for the church

Song

Take me to that ancient hill

“Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others — one on each side and Jesus in the middle.”

John 19:17-18

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The classic hymn ‘There is a green hill far away’ takes us in our mind’s eye to Golgotha, the hill where Jesus died. Taking up the theme, this song expresses our daily need to be taken to the cross as the place where our guilt and shame are taken away, and our enemy, Satan, is defeated: “But there my wounded victor stood and crushed the serpent’s head that day”. 

Key themes for use at church:

the cross, Easter, grace, forgiveness, discipleship, communion, consecration.

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Take me to that ancient hill
For towering waves of guilt engulf
But there your steadfast mercy still
Is certain as your wounds of love

Take me to that sacred tree
For weary loads of shame oppress
But there you bore it all for me
And give me life and joy and rest

There I stand in awe
At your love for me
Give my life and all
At the cross of Calvary

Take me to that splintered wood
For still the Tempter leads astray
But there my wounded victor stood
And crushed the serpent’s head that day

There I stand in awe…

Take me to that ancient hill
And stay there all my earthly days
Rejoicing in your love until
I join with heaven’s eternal praise

There I stand in awe…

Song

Your Cross, O Lord

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:2

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February 2021
Churches in the UK haven’t sung together for almost a year.
Over 100 people from more than 70 churches partnered with Joyful Noise to bring this modern hymn to life.

Key themes for use at church:

Call to worship, opening song, church family, gospel, 

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Your cross, O Lord, taught me to see
That though I fail you every day
Your steadfast love will not fail me
But gladly bears my sin away.
And there I see your holy fire
Consuming sin in mercy’s blood:
What righteousness and love require
To ransom sinners to their God.

Your cross, O Lord, taught me to weep
For there my sin led you away
And e’en the sun did bow in grief
As darkness crowned our darkest day.
And oh, to think that I once stood
Indifferent to your suffering!
And oh, to see your sweat like blood:
Such depths of sorrow borne for me!

Your cross, O Lord, taught me to love
For there I’ve tasted love divine,
It fills my heart with power enough
To make your costly service mine.
No sin too great to meet with grace,
No enemy too foul to bless.
Your love in wounds of sacrifice;
Teach me, O Lord, to love like this.

Your cross, O Lord, taught me to sing
For now my captive soul is free!
No guilt, no fear, no suffering
Can tear away your love from me!
No song can reach such heights of joy!
No tongue can tell such depths of peace!
No power, no time, can e’er destroy
The eternal praise for Calvary!

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About us

We are a fresh collaboration writing songs from the Word to the heart for the church.

With a passion for Jesus, music and God’s family, the church, over the last two years we have written over 70 songs. We’re excited to share our songs with you and your church.

We aim to record and release a song online each month. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates and free sheet music for your church.

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