Ordinary People

by Ian Peacock

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This is my second congregational worship album, written with the aim of being sung in churches. Feel free to use the songs - it would be encouraging to know if you have!

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released September 28, 2016

Thanks to the folks at Salford Elim Church who have allowed me to try some of these songs out with them (not that they had much choice!) and for the feedback I have received to help me improve some of them.

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Ian Peacock Manchester, UK

Ian has played in bands for over 20 years, most notably headlining the UK Play stage at Leeds Carling Festival in 2000 with a former band, ‘Coasta’. He has written, produced and self released five albums: 'Life and After' (2009), 'The End of Faith' (2012) and 'This Time Tomorrow' (2014), 'Still Human' (2015), 'Ordinary People' (2016) in addition to several E.P's. ... more

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Track Name: Goodness All Our Days
Verse 1
For every situation, you hold us in your hands
For every doubt filled question, help us to understand
For every strong temptation, you offer self control
For every empty vessel, your love will fill the soul
Today, yesterday and always

Verse 2
For every barren season, your living water flows
Where there's no rhyme or reason, you're causing fruit to grow
For every simple treasure, you give to bring us joy
Each day you give us pleasure, your presence we enjoy
Today, yesterday and always

Chorus
How could we give enough thanks
How could we sing enough praise
How could our limited words describe the mystery?
How could we ever turn back
How you have given such faith
How could we ever pay back for all your goodness all our days,
Goodness all our days

Bridge
Give enough, give enough, we never could
Sing enough, bring enough,
We never could lift you up high enough, we never could ....
Though it's tough, your enough, we never could think about giving up,
we never could lift you up high enough, we never could ...
Track Name: Your Supremacy
Verse 1:
Jesus you're the one, over creation,
Everything you made, there to bring you praise
You're before all things and in you all things hold together,
hold together, all together we sing

Pre chorus:
Hallelujah, hallelujah, praises we will sing

Verse 2:
The three-ness of the one, the one-ness of the three,
Father, Spirit, Son - Holy Trinity
Firstborn from the dead, now the church's head,
We're forgiven, he is risen, he is risen we sing

Chorus:
All the fullness of the deity lives in Jesus, lives in Jesus
All the power and authority, praise you Lord for your supremacy.

Bridge
Once we were lost and far from God
Enemies of the King and cross
When we dead in sin and shame
Jesus you took the blame
Buried our lives the day we chose
To be baptised and known as yours
Washing us clean before the throne
Risen through faith alone
Track Name: Spirit Of God
Verse 1:
When struggling to pray
Through hopes and fears today
When all words seem to fail
You are here
When busy working hard
And thoughts of you are far
No matter where we are
You are near

Pre Chorus:
You are here, you are near, there's no fear, you are here

Chorus:
Spirit of God, breath of the Word
Guide us in truth, light up this world
Fill every soul tainted by sin
Soften our hearts to welcome you in
Open our doors to go where you go
Lord give us faith to trust and follow
Not in our strength but weakness we come
Come to you Spirit of God

Verse 2:
In confidence and doubt
Through providence or drought
In plenty or without
You are here
A path for us you pave
With guidance on the way
From cradle to the grave
You are near

Mid 8:
Closer than breath - you are
Stronger than death - you are
In every test - you are
Track Name: Oh The Depths
Who has the mind of the Lord?
Who has ever been his counsellor?
Who has ever given unto God
That the Lord should owe him anything?

For from him and through him and to him are all things
To him be glory
For from him and through him and to him are all things
To him be glory forever amen

Oh the depths of the riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God
How unsearchable his ways
Oh the depths of the riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God
How unsearchable his ways
And his paths are beyond trace

For from you and through you and you are all things
To you be glory, to you be glory
For from you and through you and you are all things
To you be glory, to you be glory
Forever amen
Track Name: In The Words I Speak (May I Honour You)
Chorus
In the words I speak
In the thoughts I keep
Every choice I make
Every step I take
May I honour you
On the darkest days
In the stress and strains
Through the joys and pains
Make me more like you

Verse 1
Soften my heart and open my eyes
To see how you see, to hear people's cries
Harden my feet to walk where you tread
To pick up my cross for those whom you bled

Pre Chorus
As I walk on the narrowest road
Give me courage and faith as I go

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
Don't let me pass the man in the road
Whose desperate to share and lighten his load
Washing his feet and cleansing his soul
Lord may I feel the dirt in the bowl
Track Name: Let Us Return
Verse 1:
To be a city on a hill
On display for all to see
A place of justice, grace and peace
That's what you're calling us to be

Verse 2:
To be the salt of all the earth
Scattered far and wide and free
In all society we serve
So everyone may taste and see

Pre Chorus:
But like Jerusalem that fell as she left the call of God
to be his means of blessing to the world
And so we daily have a choice to use our hands and raise our voice,
to be the change the Lord would want to see

Chorus:
Let us return to the lord of the earth, humble yourself
Come let us learn from our saviour who served, humble yourself
Give up control of your heart, mind and soul, humble yourself
God us our goal and the hope of the world, humble yourself

Verse 3:
To be the light of all the world
Shining in the darkest night
By our good deeds all men will know
So may our lives burn bold and bright
Track Name: We Will Walk In Your Ways
Verse 1:
Stand at the crossroads and look
Ask for the old path Jesus took
Ask for the good way and walk in it
For there you'll find rest for your troubled soul

Chorus 1:
But you said: "we will not walk in it"
"We will not walk in it"
"We will not walk in it"
But you said: "we will not walk in it"
"We will not walk in it"
"We will not walk in it"

Verse 2:
We stand at the crossroads and look
We ask for the old path Jesus took
We ask for the good way and walk in it
For there we'll find rest for our troubled souls

Chorus 2:
So we say,
"We will walk in your ways"
"We will walk in your ways"
"We will walk in your ways"
Track Name: Beautiful In His Time
Verse 1:
All the earth, every creature, every tree -
you spoke and creation came to be
Every man, every woman, every child -
you're calling all things to be reconciled

Pre Chorus 1:
From the pubs to the prisons,
We proclaim Christ is risen!
In the creche and in the school
we'll display Jesus' rule

Chorus:
Is there anywhere that God does not say 'mine'?
He'll make everything beautiful in his time

Verse 2:
All our lives, Lord, at work, at rest or play,
From dusk to dawn , we offer you each day.
Monday morning, through the week, pressures and peace
May your reflection through me never cease

Pre Chorus 2:
On the train, in the office
We're secure, for we are his
In the home or on the ward
We will show Christ is Lord

Chorus:
Is there anywhere that God does not say 'mine'?
He'll make everything beautiful in his time

Middle 8:
Jesus- you should be the lord of all
Jesus - you will be the lord of all
Track Name: Ordinary People
Verse 1:
Maybe we won't walk on water
Maybe we won't raise the dead
Maybe we will never answer
All the questions in our heads
We may never see revival
Or bring many souls to faith
There'll be days we almost crumble
From the struggles that we face

Pre Chorus 1:
But we can be a mouthpiece for justice, truth and hope
And lend an ear to someone struggling to cope
And we can shape a culture
A little at time
And show the love of Jesus wherever our front line

Chorus:
Ordinary people
Called to a mission
Walking with The Spirit
We make a difference
Ordinary people
Who are envisioned
Living by the Spirit,
All for the mission of God

Verse 2:
There are times we lack the courage
And the words to share our faith
We don't always act like Jesus
Tell the truth or speak with grace
Changed from one degree of glory
By the one who took our fall
Years go by and we may wonder
Have we changed that much at all?

Pre Chorus 2
But we can do the small things
as if they matter most
And work as though we're serving
the loving Lord of hosts
And we can keep on praying
to walk in step with him
And ask for his perspective,
the one who has no sin

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