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)



Lead Us Out


This song was written for the new vision statement of the congregation I serve, St. John's Lutheran Church in Napa, CA.  The three parts of the Vision (Lead us up, lead us in, lead us out) refer to God's call to be in growing relationships with Himself, other followers of Jesus, and the world that we're trying to reach.  Of ultimate importance is God's mission through the church.  In that sense, He leads us up and in so that He might lead us out.

This is a prayer for individuals as well as the church. It is my prayer that Christ answer this prayer in the lives of all His followers, as He leads us into His world.



Verse 1
Lead us up.
We want to know you better
Lead us up
Fill our hearts and make us more like You
Lead us up, ever growing closer
Oh lead us up into You, Lord

Lead us up, lead us in, lead us out into Your world
Lead us now and we’ll follow You today
Lead us onward by your grace, until we see Your face
Lead us out into your world

Verse 2
Lead us in
We want to love like you do
Lead us in
Make of us one body in Your love
Lead us in, loving one another
Oh lead us in Your Love, O Lord

Verse 3
Lead us out
We want to be a blessing
Lead us out
Into the world You gave Your life to save
Lead us out, to tell them all about You
Oh lead us out into Your world








Lyrics (doc)

Lyrics (pdf)


Lead Sheet



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