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2 Corinthians 1:18-22

As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been "Yes and No."  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not "Yes and No"; but in him it is always "Yes." For in him every one of God's promises is a "Yes." For this reason it is through him that we say the "Amen," to the glory of God.  But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first instalment.

sources songs writers
SCE 525 Amen (To every good thing God is doing) Fitts
SCE[2] 712 Have your way Cloninger/Moen
TIS 658/SCE/ATE Here I am, Lord Schutte
SCE 290/HS/P&W 681 Jesus, Lover of my soul Ezzy/Grul/McPherson
SCE 88/P&W 828 Faithful God Bowater
SCE 525/Integrity's Hosanna Music Amen (To every good thing God is doing) Fitts
SCE 89/Vineyard Faithful One Doerksen

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

17,18  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. 4:1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 

sources songs writers
SCE 121/TIS 718/P&W 679/HS Glory Bullock
SCE 359/Vineyard More love, more power del Hierro
P&W 805/SCE 533/SIS 34 Turn your eyes upon Jesus Lemmel
SIS 580/SCE 335/ATE 217/P&W 531/TIS 675 Shine Jesus Shine Kendrick
ATO 383 Icon of grace Watts/O'Brien
ATO 414/LFB 86/Wild Goose Take this moment Bell/Iona Community
HS/P&W 621/SCE 329/TIS 685 The power of your love Bullock
TIS 421/various Where the spirit is Harling

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.  For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

sources songs writers
SCE[2]/Integrity's Hosanna Music Have your way Cloninger/Moen
ATW 428 Morning sunshine Hannah
ATE 307 kid-friendly Walking in the light of God African
DMAC   kids! Shine out for Jesus music   lyrics   mp3 
Taize'/ATE 214/TIS 747 The Lord is my light Berthier
TIS 643/Maranatha Music I want to walk as a child of the light Thomerson
SCE 446 See his glory Bowater
SCE 533/SIS 34/P&W 805 Turn your eyes upon Jesus Lemmel
2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1

16-5:1 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

sources songs writers
CCLL song # 5677416 Our God Tomlin/Myrin/Reeves/Redman
spiritandsong.com Your grace is enough Maher
DMAC The Grace music lyrics mp3
CCLI song # 3689877 Grace like rain Agnew/Collins/Excell/Newton
various / CCLI song # 4768151 Amazing grace (my chains are gone) Tomlin/Newton/Rees/Excell/Giglio
HS/SCE 264 I will never be the same agaimn Bullock
SCE [2] 1019 Through days of rage and wonder Kendrick
P&W 835/various I am carried Bullock
ATW 508 Wherever I go Mann

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17

6-10 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 1For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

sources songs writers
Vineyard Change my heart, O God Daniels
Thankyou Music/SCE[3] 1693 Beauty of your peace (your voice has stilled) Hughes
AoV2-007 See I make all things new Watts/O'Brien
ATA 200 / CH530 One more step Carter
P&W 587/SCE 253 I walk by faith Falson
ATA 181 Faith like a mustard seed Prewer
GGIVES 2   kids! Faith is like a muscle Dyson-Treagus
TIS 745/ATN 34/SIS 96/SCE 447/P&W 68/AOV[1] 48/SOF 493 Seek ye first

Lafferty

CH 676/TIS 545 / various Shout for joy! Bell

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

16-19 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.  So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.

sources songs writers
SCE[3] 1693/worshiptogether.com Beauty of your peace Hughes/Whittier
SCE 191/SIS 542/SOF 197 I am a new creation Bilbrough
DMAC That the world might know you music   lyrics    midi
SCE 70/SOF 67 Come and see Kendrick
TIS 414 There's a spirit in the air Wren
DMAC Chains around my heart music   lyrics   mp3
DMAC That we'd be one music   lyrics   midi
Wild Goose/AOV Behold, I make all things new Bell/Iona Community

2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10   

20b,21 We entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  3,4 We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,  but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities ...

sources songs writers
SCE 278/P&W 763/ATO 329 This kingdom Bullock
SIS 578 Lord I seek your righteousness Oddie
SCE 70 Come and see (we worship at your feet) Kendrick
SCE 521/P&W 752 Now is the time Bullock
NCYC 2001 Risen, redeemed, righteous Knijnenburg

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

4-6  but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love ... 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

sources songs writers
HS/SCE 17/P&W 815 All things are possible Zschech
SCE 521/HS/P&W 763/ATO 329 This Kingdom Bullock
DMAC   kids! Got to be trusting music  lyrics   mp3
ATO 376/AOVK 28 kid-friendly Faith, hope & love Watts
SIS 505/P&W 428/SOF 105 Fear Not Pringle
SIS 465/P&W 403/SCE 38/SOF 37 Be bold! be strong! Chapman
P&W 714/SCE 400/HS Have faith in God Bullock

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

2-5  I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows.  And I know that such a person--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows--  was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses.

9-10  but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong

sources songs writers
SCE 17/P&W 815/HS All things are possible Zschech
SCE[2] 914/various Oh the mercy of God Bullock
HS He has made me glad Webster
SCE 438/SIS 614/SOF 480 Rejoice! Kendrick
SIS 509/TIS /P&W 478 /SCE 118/SOF 124/various Give thanks Smith
SCE 290/HS/P&W 681 Jesus, lover of my soul Ezzy/Grul/McPherson
P&W 528 Your grace is sufficient  
SCE[2] 862/HS What the Lord has done in me Morgan
TIS 754/SCE[2] 1080/SOF 625 You are my hiding place Ledner
SIS 401/TIS/P&W/SCE Amazing grace Newton

2 Corinthians 13:11-13   

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.  Greet one another with a holy kiss.  All the saints greet you.  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

sources songs writers
TIS 781/ATN 90 Father, bless us as we go Mann
DMAC Benediction/May the God of peace music   lyrics  
SCE[2] 976 The grace Lomax

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TIS

Together in Song

Harper Collins Religious
ATW All Together Whatever Openbook Publishers
 ATO All Together OK
ATE All Together Everybody
ATA All Together Again
ATN All Together Now
AOV As One Voice Willow Connection
AOVK As One Voice for Kids Willow Connection/Openbook Publishers
MP Mission Praise  
P&W Praise & Worship Resource Christian Music
SCE The Source Kevin Mayhew
SCE[2] The Source 2 Kevin Mayhew
HS Hillsong Hills Christian Life Centre
HSNW Heaven shall not wait Iona Community/Wild Goose Resource Group
LFB Love from below  
NCYC National Christian Youth Convention a biennial youth event of the Uniting Church in Australia
TIO There is one among us John Bell/Wild Goose Resource Group
SOF Songs of Fellowship Kingsway
SIS Scripture in Song  
SINGSBK1 Singalong Songbook vol. 1&2 Integrity's Hosanna Music
CG Common Ground St Andrew Press
GBEAT Gospelling to the Beat 1&2 Scripture Union
GGIVES God gives - songs for kids JBCE
DMAC David MacGregor song
IECS In every corner sing

The hymns of Shirley Murray

Hope Publishing Company

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