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)

 

   

You Are The Leader

 

Background

Jesus still calls disciples today to come follow him.  In this song we consider the call of the fishermen to become "fishers of men."  We also look at Matthew, whom the Lord called as an apostle, and later moved to write one of the Gospels.  We too are called as "fishers" and "writers" in the way we live our lives, leading others to hear the Lord's call to come and follow.  We have heard that call to surrender all for the sake of following our Lord and Leader.

This was the theme song for the 2002-2003 school year for St. John's Lutheran School in Napa, CA.

 

Bible Verses

Matthew 4:18-20, Matthew 9:9

Themes

Mission, Discipleship, Witness, Lordship of Christ, Sanctification, Ministry

 

Lyrics

Chorus
You are the leader of my soul
Lead and I'll follow you

You are the way, the path, the goal

All that I am, I give to you
All that you call me to
To follow you 

Verse 1
Two men on a fishing boat

Not a single fish could they find
One word and the nets are filled
Then they leave it all behind
Oh Lord, you have called me, too
Your voice resounding in me
"Leave those nets, Come and follow me!"
Lord, I'll be your fisherman to follow after you
And walk in the ways that you lead me
I give you my mind, my heart, my life, my love, my soul
Oh Lord, I surrender control! 

Verse 2
One man is collecting coin
Counting taxes for the king
Two words from the Master's lips
And he abandons everything
Now he counts his Messiah's words
Writes them down for all to read
Word of God, spread abroad the seed
Lord, I'll be your writer, make a Gospel of my life
Let my words and my deeds be holy
So others may see in me the Message that is true
And so come to follow you, too!

 

 

 

   

 

   

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Chords

Lead Sheet

Keyboard

Audio

From the CD
"On the Wings of an Eagle"

On the Wings of an Eagle CD