Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

By The Power Of Your Name

 

Background

We do not on our own possess the strength to live the life that God has called us to live.  We can make ourselves become more Christ-like no more than a mouse can make itself a lion.  But the power of God within us transforms us.  The name of Jesus has been placed upon us who believe and are baptized, and by the power of that name we are being transformed into Christ-likeness.

This song was written for St. John's Lutheran School in Napa, California as the school's theme song for the 2000-2001 school year.  It was used in chapel services throughout the year to reinforce the theme for the children.

This song is sung by Joshua Tinney, director of youth ministries at St. John's Lutheran Church.

 

Bible Verses

John 17:11. 1 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Themes

Name of Jesus, Cross of Christ, Life in Christ, Love of God, Sanctification

 

Lyrics

Chorus
By the power of your name
By my life I will proclaim
That your love for me has changed my life
Oh, I am not the same
By the power of your name
In your love I will remain
For you can make me more like you
Come, fill me with your life
By the power of the name of Jesus Christ 

Verse 1
I need you, Lord, hear my plea
Work in me integrity in the things I say and do
Help me say "no" when I should
Saying "yes" only to good
Oh, make me more like you.
Lord, help me live thankfully
For the gifts you've given me
Fill my life with praise for you
Help me be grateful and kind
Thanking all whose lives bless mine
Oh, make me more like you

Verse 2
Lord, let your grace flow through me,
Working generosity
Your life in me renew
You give to me all your wealth
So that I can give myself
Oh, make me more like you
Lord, above all, help me love
And so praise your name above
By the things I say and do
Help me to count all things a loss
But your love upon the cross
Oh, make me more like you.

Bridge
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Savior,
Morning Star, Holy One, Lamb of God, David's Son
Immanuel, Shepherd, Groom, Lion of Judah, Empty Tomb,
Son of God, Son of Man, The Rock, the Light, I am who am
The Way, the Truth, the Life, the Vine,
The Word, the Bread, the Christ