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VERSE 1: In the garden of our Savior, no flower grows unseen; His kindness rains like water on every humble seed. No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye — for there is One who loves me: His hand is over mine. VERSE 2: In the kingdom of the heavens, no suff’ring is unknown; each tear that falls is holy, each breaking heart a throne. There is a song of beauty on ev’ry weeping eye — for there is One who loves me: His heart, it breaks with mine. BRIDGE: Oh, the deeds forgotten; oh, the works unseen, every drink of water flowing graciously, every tender mercy, You’re making glorious. This You have asked us: do little things with great love, little things with great love. VERSE 3: At the table of our Savior, no mouth will go unfed; His children in the shadows stream in and raise their heads. Oh give us ears to hear them and give us eyes that see — for there is One who loves them: I am His hands and feet.
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VERSE 1: The goodness of the Lord is the kindess of the Lord with ev’ry breath we take, the gift of life and grace. The power of the Lord is the meekness of the Lord who bore humanity with brave humility. REFRAIN: Let Your mercy flow through us, Your mercy, Your mercy. (2x) VERSE 2: The beauty of the Lord is the suff’ring of the Lord, is Christ upon a tree, stripped of dignity. The glory of the Lord is the mercy of the Lord, gives life for us to see a new humanity: Refrain BRIDGE 1: When they see us, may they see Your mercy, Your mercy. When they know us, may they know Your mercy, Your mercy. BRIDGE 2: Bless the hands and feet of those who serve in need, of the broken and ashamed Bless the weary soul, the Lord will make us whole; God, speak peace to those afraid! May the words we speak build a bridge for peace— Your lovingkindness shows the way! Open up our doors, giving refuge for all the weary and afraid…
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VERSE 1: O humble carpenter, down on your hands and knees, look on your handiwork and build a house so you may dwell in Me, so you may dwell in Me. REFRAIN 1: The work was done with nothing but wood and nails in Your scar-borne hands O show me how to work and praise trusting that I am Your instrument. VERSE 2: O loving laborer with the sweat upon your face, oh, build a table that I may too may join you in the Father’s place oh, in the Father’s place! REFRAIN 2: The kingdom’s come and built upon wood and nails gripped with joyfulness, So send me out, within Your ways knowing that the task is finished. The dead will rise and give You praise - wood and nails will not hold them down! These wooden tombs, we’ll break them soon and fashion them into flower beds, The curse is done, the battle won swords bent down into plowshares, Your scar-borne hands, we’ll join with them, serving at the table You’ve prepared.
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VERSE 1: If You don’t build it, we labor in vain, Without Your Spirit, we stand with no strength. I know my life is passing away, but the works of Your hands are what will remain. Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us… REFRAIN: O Lord, establish the work of our hands! O Lord, establish the work of our hands! VERSE 2: Teach us to number the length of our days, Pour out Your power, we’ll pour out Your praise. Teach us to run, to finish the race, for only what’s done in love will remain. Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us… (refrain) CODA: Al - le - lu - ia, al - le - luia, al - le - luia Al - le - lu - ia, al - le - luia, al - le - luia (repeat indefinitely)
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VERSE 1: Server, you remind us of our Savior’s bowl and towel. Teacher, you are raising up a child to be kind. Lawyer, give us hope that justice one day will surround us: REFRAIN: May God’s kingdom come On earth His will be done, Lord, be close to us Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, please put Your hand on us day by day. VERSE 2: Farmer, you are working for a table full of bounty. Painter, with each color you are teaching us to see. Nurse, yours are the healing hands that touch the poor and broken: Refrain VERSE 3: Carpenter, you frame a house for those who need protection. Laborer, you lift a heavy burden for the weak. Leaders, build a city that all children may rejoice in: Refrain
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VERSE 1: We bring our time, we bring our treasure, we lay them down before Your throne. You will make them something greater, more than we could ever know. (chorus) VERSE 2: We bring our gifts, we bring our power place them in Your sov’reign hand. You will take what we have given, You will use it for Your plan. (chorus) CHORUS: Glory be to God, the Maker glory be to God, Creator Take our time, use our treasure turn them into something greater: Glory be to God, the Maker. VERSE 3: Though our hearts are weak from failure, broken dreams and failed attempts, show us that in ev’ry season, You will fill our emptiness. (chorus)
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VERSE 1: In the fields of the Lord, our work is rest, He is moving in our hands and feet to bless. In the fields of the Lord, in the fields of the Lord, in the fields of the Lord our work is rest. VERSE 2: In the vineyards of the Lord our work is light. He is tending every leaf and every vine. In the vineyards of the Lord, in the vineyards of the Lord, in the vineyards of the Lord our work is light. VERSE 3: In the garden of the Lord our work is sound, He is weaving every thorn into a crown. In the garden of the Lord, in the garden of the Lord, in the garden of the Lord our work is sound. VERSE 4: At the harvest of the Lord the fields are white, He will wipe away the tears from ev’ry eye. At the harvest of the Lord, at the harvest of the Lord, at the harvest of the Lord the fields are white.
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Every mother, every father called to raise up sons or daughters May your heart be patient, may your mind be clear, may our God be with you, and calm your fears.
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VERSE 1: We are the vineyard You have planted Tend our leaves and wild branches: we abide, we abide in You. We abide, we abide in You. VERSE 2: Fruit growing from our strength and labor, rain on us with grace and favor: we abide, we abide in You. We abide, we abide in You. REFRAIN: Where can my soul find living water? Apart from You we bear no fruit! O plant my feet down by the river: we abide, we abide in You.
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REFRAIN: Hallelu, hallelujah, Father, let Your kingdom come. (repeat) VERSE 1: May the works of my hands bring You joy. May the works of my hands bring You joy. May the works of my hands bring You joy. May the works of my hands bring You joy. (refrain 2x) VERSE 2: May the words from my mouth speak Your peace. May the words from my mouth speak Your peace. May the words from my mouth speak Your peace. May the words from my mouth speak Your peace. (refrain 2x) BRIDGE: You make all things new You make all things new In places we don’t choose You make all things new (to refrain)
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VERSE 1: My God, my God, where e’er I go — glory. Where I reap and where I sow — glory. When my hand it grips the thorn — glory In the still and in the storm — glory. REFRAIN: Oh, we labor unto glory When heaven and earth are one, Oh, we labor unto glory Until God’s kingdom comes. VERSE 2: The sun it shines and then goes down — glory. Rain, it pours and beats the ground — glory. Dust, it blows and ends my days — glory. Hearts they burn beneath Your gaze — glory. VERSE 3: My heart, my hands, they’re kingdom bound — glory. Where thorns no longer curse the ground — glory. Trim the wick and light the flame — glory. My work, it will not be in vain — glory.
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VERSE 1: Your labor is not in vain though the ground underneath you is cursed and stained Your planting and reaping are never the same But your labor is not in vain. REFRAIN: For I am with you, I am with you. I am with you, I am with you For I have called you, called you by name Your labor is not in vain. VERSE 2: Your labor is not unknown though the rocks they cry out and the sea it may groan. The place of your toil may not seem like a home but your labor is not unknown. (refrain) VERSE 3: The vineyards you plant will bear fruit the fields will sing out and rejoice with the truth, for all that is old will at last be made new: the vineyards you plant will bear fruit. (refrain) VERSE 4: The houses you labored to build will finally with laughter and joy be filled. The serpent that hurts and destroys shall be killed and all that is broken be healed. (refrain)

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