When Trials Come: Resurrection Songs for a World of Suffering

by The Gospel Coalition

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Words and music by Rivers & Robots. Copyright 2014 Set Sail Music (Admin. by Rivers & Robots). CCLI # 7046592. All rights reserved. Used by permission. We have overcome We are purified We are hidden in the wounds of Christ He has paid the price He has brought us near To behold the glory of The Lord So we will not fear Through the storm and through the flood By Your spirit, by Your blood We will stand, we will stand And with a trumpet call You will open up the sky Come with glory and with might And we will be with the lamb Hallelujah, Hallelujah, We will be with You Though the storm may come We are unashamed Of the name above all other names He’s our victory He’s our joy and prize He’s the reason we lay down our lives http://riversandrobots.com/
Words and music by Sandra McCracken and Seth Philpott. Copyright 2017 Drink Your Tea Music (Admin by Music Services) and 2016 Vamanos Clay (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.  Though now we have trials We wait for salvation Though tested by fire We suffer with joy By his great mercy Our hope has been born again Faithful as the morning We are raised up with Christ And I cannot see him But oh how I love him I cannot see him, but I believe I know he walks with me. I believe, that he walks with me. Raised up with the priesthood To witness his wondrous works Called out from the darkness To shimmering light http://www.sandramccracken.com/
Words and music by Isaac Wimberley and Nate Calvin. Copyright 2013 The Village Church. All rights reserved. Used by permission.   Have you resisted temptation to the point of shedding blood?
 Have you endured persecution to the point of giving up?
 Do you even recognize that there's a battle raging strong, over your thoughts and purity? And this battle will last your entire life long? So here's what I'll do, I'll tell you where this war began 
It was Genesis 1 & 2, Adam and Eve in the garden walking hand in hand
 Eve sunbathing just working on her tan Adam running through the fields just trying to be the man You see, that's when things were right. 
There were no murders in the middle of the night
. There was no cancer invading bodies, there was no strife
. But sin cut the cord of humanity’s life. You see Genesis 3, Adam and Eve believed the lies The lies that to this day is still robbing you and I Here are the lies: That we are our own purpose. That life exists only on this surface. That love, joy, honor that we deserve it. You see, we're still listening to the serpent! The enemy knows you better than you know yourself And he hates you! He wants to choke out your breath
 Stop your heart like cardiac arrest
 Ruin you name, your life, your family, until there's not anything left But sin set in motion God’s redemptive plan
 For God so loved the world that He would send His son to man
 To rescue, to redeem, to reconcile all things
 back to Himself And it was in this God-man that the Father’s fullness was pleased to dwell
And Christ was sent on mission to conquer hell He would take the sin of the world and He would bear it as His own
 And the wrath that you and I both deserve was transferred to Him alone 
 And like a lamb led to slaughter, our savior didn’t make a sound
 Wearing whiplashes as a robe and thorns as a crown Carrying His cross all the way across town And with His arms outstretched He hung, blood and water flowing down With my finite mind, it doesn’t make any sense
 That He gets my sin, and I get His righteousness
 And so my King was laid in a grave 
Not breathing, His mother weeping, the pre-destined dying day
 But three days later that stone had been rolled away
! And truth be told, death couldn’t hold The enemy couldn’t keep Him in that grave Because my king is no longer dead
 That serpent bruised His heal while Christ’s foot was smashing His head
 And our fears and our insecurities, those things have been put to bed 
 We live the life that Christ provides through His dying breath He is risen from the grave 
And God has given Him a name
 A name that is worthy to be praised 
The only name that saves is Jesus Jesus, God’s only son There’s a battle raging strong but the war is already won
 He sits in victory at His Father’s right side
 And yeah, He’s got scars in His hands, scars in His feet, and a scar on His side 
But it’s through those scars that we have life
 And it’s through those scars that we have the strength to fight So let’s fight
! Fight with all your might
! Don’t waste your life. 
I’m telling you that there’s going to be strife
. But our King holds the keys to hell and He’s about to turn off the light So believe on Jesus 
He was born, died, and was raised to free
 us He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life—God’s only Son
 There’s a battle raging strong but the war is already won. http://www.thevillagechurch.net/resources/music/
Words and music by Jennifer Somers and Tyler Somers. Copyright 2012 One Eyed Cat Music. CCLI #: 7013693. All rights reserved. Used by permission. See the Conqueror mounts in triumph See the King in royal state Riding on the clouds His chariot To his heavenly palace gate Hark the choirs of angel voices Joyful alleluias sing And the portals high are lifted to receive their heavenly King. Who is this that comes in glory with the trump of jubilee? Lord of battles, God of armies, He has gained the victory! He who on the cross did suffer! He who from the grave arose! He has vanquished sin and satan! He by death has spoiled his foes! They raced to the tomb, angels stood by Mary was weeping for the empty inside For the sins of the world, for the sake of His bride He went to His death, and behold, He’s alive! He's alive! O He's alive! Thou hast raised our human nature In the clouds to God’s right hand There we sit in heavenly places There with Thee in glory stand Jesus reigns adorned by angels Man with God is on the throne Mighty Lord in Thine ascension We by faith behold our own We by faith behold our own http://www.jennyandtyler.com/
Words by Jackie Hill Perry. Music by Beautiful Eulogy. Copyright 2014 Humble Beast Records and 2014 Be Humble Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. Some people make me sad They walk past me with the rattle of buried bodies in their skeletons I’m interested in why they haven’t dropped them off yet How they have gotten so comfortable with the weight of death on their backs I wonder if they have seen stars in their eyes and moons beneath their smirk But you can tell that a mirror would only give them nightmares I wish I could wake them up Untuck them from the comfort of lonely And remind them that some dreams do come true That a heart with chameleon like pain won’t always be that color Even though the past and present haunt them like a vengeful eternity Scaring the peace out of their faith I place my two fingers next to their weary hands and pinky promise them that worship isn’t too far from their reach As long as they are willing to try Willing to crawl their dying hope to the edge of the throne of mercy Drag their weak hearts into the castle skies of David’s God and beg for Him to reign there With no umbrella Just heaven disrupting the hell imprisoned beneath your ribcage Filling your lungs with songs that have been too scared to fly It is ok Your earthly tears will be a means for praise the day that you see your Kings face and he wipes them away So smile Peace is coming. http://www.humblebeast.com/jackie-hill/
Words and music by Caroline Cobb. Copyright 2016 by Caroline Cobb Smith. Though outwardly we waste away Our flesh and foe assail us Though we grow weary on the way The promise will not fail us We feel the ache, our spirits groan We long for full redemption When God will bring His children home Forever to be with Him Do not lose heart, our hope is stronger Jesus is risen up Do not lose heart, our king has conquered And He will overcome Though suffering is long and hard It’s only momentary Compared to heaven’s great reward Eternal weight of glory We fix our eyes upon the cross Where he endured our shame We hold to love that can’t be lost And joy that will not fade Do not lose heart, our hope is stronger Jesus is risen up Do not lose heart, our king has conquered And He will overcome So we will overcome Bought with the blood Sealed by the Spirit When the storm rises We will not fear it Beloved children Heirs of the Father He is our trust Our hope is stronger http://carolinecobb.com
Lyrics Inspired by a Poem from William Arthur Ward. Lyrics written by Latifah Philips, Limo Cat Publishing (SESAC) © 2014 and David Wilton, Loud Harp Publishing © 2014. Music by Latifah Philips, Limo Cat Publishing (SESAC) © 2014 and David Wilton, Loud Harp Publishing © 2014. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Fast from the swelling darkness, Feast on the power of his light Fast from discontentment, Feast on the joy that he brings Sustainer, Protector, the Well of Life! My Helper, My comfort, the bread of life Is you-oo-ooo Is you-oo-ooo! Fast from the fear that haunts us, Feast on the power of his might! Fast from the trap of judgment, Feast on all that's been redeemed From the sorrow's shadow to perfect light From the darkness of our doubt to a cleansing white From the sorrow's shadow to perfect light From the blindness of our sin to healing sight http://pagecxvi.com/
Words by Blair Linne. Copyright 2011 Shai Linne. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Beauty is sold in exchange for a "dime" Nothing to attract us to You, yet we worship Your creation as fine Captivated by it's forbidden fruit Pleasing our senses, so we suppress the truth And eat the lie Media's fig leaf deadening our soul and mind Sin blinding us to You The only objective Beauty that's truly absolute Hidden in the symmetry of Your goodness, glory and truth Each attribute working harmoniously Justice with patience, wrath with graciousness Omnipotence with humility, long-suffering with faithfulness Each a note to a sweet melody The ultimate hymn entitled "God's Beauty" Immutable, no change Because "dimes" get lost daydreaming in dark gutters Unable to hear the call to wake up They, the noose, dripping honeysuckle Lips pasted on with Mac makeup If they truly beheld Your beauty You'd make magazines and Mattell go bankrupt You sent Your Beloved to be lifted up On a beautiful, seemingly ugly cross The visible image of Your hiddenness Only You are beautiful and yet invisible True beauty is spiritual Therefore, sanctify our worldly minds Your complexion is unappealing to lustful eyes Besides, apart from new birth in Christ Sinners beholding Your Holy beauty would die Therefore, beauty residing in the eye of the beholder is a lie It is found in the Beautiful One- The Most High http://blairlinne.tumblr.com/
Words by Joseph Swain (alternate by KevinTwit). Music by Kevin Twit. Copyright 2013 Kevin Twit Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. Come ye souls by, sin afflicted, Bowed with fruitless, sorrow down; By the broken, law convicted, Through the cross, behold the crown;
Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Mercy flows through Him alone. Take His easy, yoke and wear it; Love will make your, obedience sweet; Christ will give you, strength to bear it, While His grace, shall guide your feet Safe to glory, Safe to glory, Safe to glory, Where His ransomed captives meet. Blessed are the eyes that see Him, Blest the ears that, hear His voice;
Blessed are the souls that trust Him,
And in Him, alone rejoice; His commandments, His commandments, His commandments Then become their happy choice. Sweet as home to, pilgrims weary, Light to newly, opened eyes, Like full springs in, deserts dreary, Is the rest, the cross supplies; All who taste it, All who taste it, All who taste it Shall to rest immortal rise. Tag: Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Mercy flows through Him alone. http://www.igracemusic.com/
Words by Jon Underhill and Bob Kauflin. Music by Jon Underhill. © 2013 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). CCLI # 7001318. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Blood-bought children who are suff'ring It won't be long, it won't be long Storm-tossed pilgrim, if you're struggling It won't be long, it won't be long Though your flesh is now decaying It won't be long, it won't be long A new body God is making It won't be long, it won't be long Glory awaits For all God's redeemed Glory awaits And we'll be free All you saints now bound in prison It won't be long, it won't be long Here's your freedom: Christ is risen It won't be long, it won't be long We are longing for Christ's appearing It won't be long, it won't be long Tears will vanish when we see Him It won't be long, it won't be long http://sovereigngracemusic.org/
Words and music by The Gray Havens. Copyright 2016 The Gray Havens Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission. There is a far kingdom A ways from here Beyond the storm and the sea There will be no need of darkness And none for tears When that far kingdom I see There’s a river we will know Ever clear and ever full From the fount that overflows In the light of the King And when we drink it we will find That this joy, ever full, will ever rise And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom In the kingdom There is a far kingdom On the other side of the glass And by a faint light we see Still there is more gladness Longing for the sight Than to behold or be filled, by anything There is a far, far kingdom There at the end of the sea Where they know my name And until that far, far kingdom Calls me home Oh, my soul, I will wait For the river we will know Ever clear and ever full From the fount that overflows In the light of the King And when we drink it we will find That this joy, ever full, will ever rise And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom In the kingdom And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom In the kingdom http://thegrayhavensmusic.com/
Words by Bryan Winchester and Thomas Terry. Music by Beautiful Eulogy. Copyright 2014 Humble Beast Records and 2014 Be Humble Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. On that day we will sing of the Name more excellent than angels A purified bride A refined heart, speech and mind Where unity and fellowship is perfected in the church Where divine love Rests in the hearts of the inhabitants of the new earth And receive a crown only to cast it down At the feet of the resurrected Jesus In a perfect ceaseless form of worship. Singing Glory! To the liberating King who came not to conquer kingdoms But conquer hearts and restore Men back to what they were intended for And escape from this life marked by anguish A great fountain of love that flows from heaven's gates awaits us You can take this world It's joys, and it's fleeting pleasures But give us Jesus, our future hope and our greatest treasure The fulfillment of our expectation With nothing to separate us Nothing to hinder the saints From the greatest expression of adoration Finally fit with language to describe With the right words to express The richness of eternal possession The blessing of inheritance Where God will be seen through purified eyes Purged from the sin that blinded us from viewing God as glorified Where love will be expressed with the perfect affection Until then, we wait with expectation for all that we will acquire In heaven Lord You did everything required to save us and bring us Into Your presence so to know You and behold You Is our hearts desire There is nothing higher Nothing greater to acquire Holy, Holy, Holy Is the song of the choir Your people sing Your praises Gathered from all the nations We were chosen to be holy and Blameless before the earth's foundation And it's only on the basis of Your glorious grace And we will never grow tired of gazing upon Your face And falling before Your feet Worshipping at Your throne Your appearance is like carnelian and precious gemstones Like nothing we've ever seen Your glory never fades The lamb of God who was slain to wash away sins stain We were ransomed by Your blood Your loss was our gain And You live forevermore Lord Forever You will reign The King of all Kings Name above every Name And everyone who trusts in You will not be put to shame O Jesus, King most wonderful Thou Conqueror renowned Thou Sweetness most ineffable In whom all joys are found! http://www.humblebeast.com/beautiful-eulogy/
Words by Henry Lyte. Music by Bill More. Copyright 2001 Bill Moore Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow Thee. Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence my all shall be. Perish every fond ambition, All I’ve sought or hoped or known. Yet how rich is my condition! God and heaven are still my own. Let the world despise and leave me, They have left my Savior, too. Human hearts and looks deceive me; Thou art not, like them, untrue. O while Thou dost smile upon me, God of wisdom, love, and might, Foes may hate and friends disown me, Show Thy face and all is bright. Man may trouble and distress me, Twill but drive me to Thy breast. Life with trials hard may press me; Heaven will bring me sweeter rest. Oh, tis not in grief to harm me While Thy love is left to me; Oh, t’were not in joy to charm me, Were that joy unmixed with Thee. Go, then, earthly fame and treasure, Come disaster, scorn and pain In Thy service, pain is pleasure, With Thy favor, loss is gain I have called Thee Abba Father, I have stayed my heart on Thee Storms may howl, and clouds may gather; All must work for good to me. Soul, then know thy full salvation Rise o’er sin and fear and care Joy to find in every station, Something still to do or bear. Think what Spirit dwells within thee, Think what Fathers smiles are thine, Think that Jesus died to win thee, Child of heaven, canst thou repine. Haste thee on from grace to glory, Armed by faith, and winged by prayer. Heavens eternal days before thee, Gods own hand shall guide us there. Soon shall close thy earthly mission, Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days, Hope shall change to glad fruition, Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. http://www.igracemusic.com/


Songs shape our theology. Curated specifically for TGC's National Women's Conference and the book of 1 Peter, the songs of When Trials Come will remind you again and again of your resurrection hope in suffering and your eternal inheritance in Christ. Listen and let the truths you learn at TGCW16 continue to take root in your heart, even after the conference is over.


released June 13, 2016


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