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)

 

   

Living Stones

 

Background

Peter depicts the church as a building in 1 Peter 2:4-10, and each believer as a living stone in that construction.  The foundation or cornerstone is Jesus Christ.  This is an apt picture of life in the church.  All that we have and are as believers must be built on the love of God in Christ Jesus.  Whether we are focusing on the church as a congregation or us as individuals, the only building that will last is what is built upon Christ.

The picture of the church as a building of living stones also says something about our relationship with each other.  Each stone is precious.  Each stone is needed, with a unique part to play, supporting and being supported by each other as we build on Christ.

This song was the theme song for the 1998-1999 school year for St. John's Lutheran School.  It also was included in "Best of the Best in Contemporary Praise and Worship," published by Fellowship Ministries.

For the "On the Wings of and Eagle" recording, the song is sung by students of St. John's Lutheran School.

Bible Verses

1 Peter 2:4-10, 1 Corinthians 3:10-14

Themes

Church, Fellowship, Love of God, Unity

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
Jesus Christ is our cornerstone
He’s the rock, He’s the solid foundation
We are building on Jesus alone
Building up as the people of God

Verse 2
Each of us is a living stone
Precious stones in the building of Jesus
In this house we don’t stand all alone
We are one!  We’re the people of God!

Chorus 1
Living Stones! We are living!
Living Stones! Built on Christ!
Living Stones! Holy People of God
Building on the firm foundation
Living Stones! We are living!
Living Stones! Built on Christ!
Living Stones! Holy People of God
Building on the firm foundation of Christ 

Verse 3
Jesus, you are our cornerstone
You’re the rock, You’re the solid foundation
We are building on your love alone
Build us up as the people of God

Verse 4
Each of us is a living stone
We’re alive in the love of Jesus
We are trusting in Jesus alone
We are His! We’re the people of God!

Chorus 2
Living Stones! We are living!
Living Stones! Built on Christ!
Living Stones! Holy People of God
Building on the firm foundation
Living Stones! We are living!
Living Stones! Built on Christ!
Living Stones! Holy People of God
Building on the firm foundation
Building on the firm foundation
Building on the firm foundation of Christ 

 

   

 

   

Downloads

Lyrics (doc)

Lyrics (pdf)

Chords

Lead Sheet

Keyboard

Vocal Parts

Full Score

From the CD
"On the Wings of an Eagle"

On the Wings of an Eagle CD