“We preach Christ crucified”
1 Corinthians 1:23

Preserve Me, O God

Based on Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 6, 7-11
© 2008 Samuel House Ministries 
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Have you ever been in a place where everything seemed hopeless and no answers were to be found?  Where you felt that the circumstances of life had become so insurmountable that you cried out to God with only one sentence, over and over, “Help me God, help me!” because multiple words seemed superfluous and your pain indescribable?  It was a time like that which gave birth to this song.  God did not leave my soul in Sheol, and He did indeed counsel me through “the darkness of night,” step by step.

Preserve Me, O God

Preserve me, O God
Protect me, O God
(For) I take refuge in Thee
I say to the Lord
Thou art my Lord
I have nothing but Thee

(For) Thou, O Lord
Art all that I have
(Thou) givest me all that I need
So beautiful
Thy love to me
Thou art my everything

I bless the Lord
Who counseleth me
In the darkness of night
He is always
Before me
I will not be moved

Therefore my heart
Is glad and rejoices
My flesh dwells securely in Thee
Thou wilt not leave
My soul in Sheol
Therefore I glory in Thee

The Spirit Of The Lord

From Isaiah 11:2
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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This song describes our Lord Jesus, who is living inside of each of us who have been born again.  We can depend, therefore, on His wisdom, His understanding, His counsel and His strength.  The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord now inhabit us, enabling us to turn away from evil (Proverbs 3:7).  We are no longer under the vice grip of Satan and sin.  When Jesus died on the cross, He gave us Himself.

The Spirit Of The Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on Him
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on me
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on you
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

Deliver Me From My Enemies

From Psalm 59:16-17
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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It is an eye-opening experience, having an enemy.  The challenge is to keep your own heart free of the corresponding hatred that would naturally develop, in response.  One of the best ways to keep your heart flowing clear is to pray for your enemy, forgiving them completely and continually!  If you are a Christian who has been born of the Spirit, you are capable of doing this, because you are “dead to sin and alive to God (Romans 6:11).”  This flow of forgiveness on your part opens the door for God to work a miracle, and sometimes, an enemy can become your dear friend.  This can be an unexpected way that God “delivers” you.

Deliver Me From My Enemies

Deliver me from my enemies
Deliver me, oh my God
Defend me from them
That rise up against me
In the day of my trouble

But I will sing of Thy power
Yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy
In the morning, or Thou hast been
My defense and my refuge
In the day of my trouble

Unto Thee, oh my strength
Will I sing, will I sing
Unto Thee, Oh my strength
Will I sing, will I sing

Thou Shalt Love The Lord

From Luke 10:27
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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Until I understood what Jesus had bought for me on the cross, I used to read this verse and my heart would sink.  I knew this is what God expected of me, but the harder I tried to fulfill this command, the more I failed.  It wasn’t until I understood that I am (as a born of the Spirit believer) dead to sin and alive to God, that I then realized (by faith) that to live like this was really possible, because God Himself had made it possible, by dying for me.  I am now capable of loving God the way He deserves.  It is a love relationship enabled by Jesus’ death on the cross.

Thou Shalt Love The Lord

Thou shalt love the Lord
Thy God with all thy heart
And with all thy soul
And with all thy strength
And with all thy mind
And thy neighbor as thyself
Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God

Have Mercy On Me

From Psalm 51:1-4, 6-8, 15, 17
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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Once, when I was a brand new Christian, I was led by the Holy Spirit to read this psalm out loud to God.  I didn’t understand it then but it was a prophetic act, because thirty years later, I too, like David, had turned away from the Lord in my heart and “done evil in God’s sight.”  But oh!  The mercy of God!  When I came back to Him, He wrapped His wonderful arms around me and completely forgave me!  So, you see, I know this song intimately.

Have Mercy On Me

Have mercy on me, oh my God
According to Thy lovingkindness
According unto the multitude
Of Thy tender mercies

Oh blot out all my transgressions
And thoroughly wash me from my sin
For I acknowledge my transgressions
They are always before me

Against Thee and Thee only
Have I sinned in Thy sight
For Thou art justified when Thou speakest
And blameless when you judge

Chorus
Purge me with hyssop
And I shall be clean
Wash me and I shall be
Whiter than snow

Oh make me to hear joy and gladness
And let my broken bones rejoice
For Thou desirest truth within me
And wisdom in my soul

Oh Lord, open Thou my lips
That I may show forth Thy praise
The sacrifices of the Lord
Are a broken, contrite heart

Blessed Is The Man

Psalm 1 © 2007 Samuel House Ministries www.ChristCrucified.info

One of the best ways to “meditate day and night on the law of the Lord” is to memorize Scripture songs.  Long passages can be remembered this way, and the heart can be instructed and encouraged by them at any time, because they will be carried along inside of you, not in a book.  Once, when I was in the hospital, experiencing a lot of pain and sorrow, a dear nurse’s aide came to my room every day and, standing next to my bed, sang Scripture songs to me.  I wept hot tears because of my suffering, but I also wept for joy in the Lord.  I never forgot the power those songs had to cheer me up and keep my faith strong.

Blessed Is The Man

Blessed is the man that walketh not in
The counsel of the ungodly
Nor standeth in the way of sinners
Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful
But his delight is in the law of the Lord
And in His law doth he
Meditate day and night

And he shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water
That bringeth forth its fruit in his season
Its leaf also shall not wither
And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper

The ungodly are not so
But they are like the chaff
Which the wind driveth away
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous
But the way of the wicked shall not last

Praise Ye The Lord

Psalm 147:1-7, 11-12
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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This is a perfect example of how to memorize long Scriptures through song.  If I was ever in a place where I could not have a Bible, I could sing these verses over and over to myself and be comforted.  I could share them with others and comfort them.  Sometimes, I sing the third verse when I look up at the stars at night, reminding myself of how perfectly God is in control of everything in the universe, knowing that the God who has named every star is my God and my King.

Praise Ye The Lord

Praise ye the Lord for it is good
To sing praises unto our God
For it is pleasant and praise is comely
Oh praise ye the Lord

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel
He healeth the broken in heart
And bindeth up all their wounds

He telleth the number of the stars
He calleth them all by their names
Great is our Lord and of great power
His understanding infinite

The Lord lifteth up all the humble
He casteth the wicked down to the ground
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving
Sing praise upon the harp to our God

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him
In those that hope in His mercy
Praise ye the Lord, Oh JerusalemOh praise Thy God, Oh Zion

Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace

Isaiah 26:3, 9, 1, 4
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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These Scriptures were put to music during a very difficult time when I needed to remind myself to stay focused on the Lord and not on the circumstances surrounding me.  Did He keep me in his perfect peace during that time?  Yes, completely!

Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace

Chorus
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Whose mind is stayed upon Thee
Because he trusteth in Thee, O Lord
Because he trusteth in Thee

With my soul have I desired Thee
In the darkness of night
Yea, with my spirit within me
I seek Thee in the morning

In that day shall this song be sung
In the land of Judah
Trust ye in the Lord forever
The Lord Jehovah

Create In Me A Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10-13 (adaptation)
2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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This is an “adaptation” of an old, favorite song which I just changed a bit to make it more meaningful for me to sing.  Like David, I have prayed in this way, and God faithfully lifted me back up into His arms and restored to me the “joy of salvation.”  And now, also like David, my heart’s desire is to bring sinners to Him and to teach transgressors the ways of the Lord.

Create In Me A Clean Heart

Create in me a clean heart, Oh God
And renew a right spirit within me
Cast me not away from Thy presence, Oh Lord
And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation
And uphold me with Thy free Spirit
Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways, Oh Lord
And sinners shall be brought unto Thee

Our Father Which Art In Heaven

Matthew 6:9-13
2007 Samuel House Ministries 
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Scriptural songs are such a good way to memorize Scriptures!  This prayer is usually sung to a very solemn melody.  I wanted it, in this version, to reflect the joy of the Lord and still maintain its reverent quality.  I feel so happy when I “pray” this song; I am always reminded that our Father has all the sovereignty and all the power.  My heart then sings with great joy, “Amen!  Amen!  Amen!”

Our Father Which Art In Heaven

Our Father which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
In earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
And the glory forever
For Thine is the kingdom and the power
And the glory forever

Amen and Amen
And Amen, Amen
Amen and Amen
And Amen

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