Fairer ('15​-​'16)

by Hope College Worship

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***Recorded live at the Gathering on November 22, 2015***
Every year at Hope College we produce a CD of songs that we have sung regularly in our weekly gatherings. This year we did something special and recorded our favorite songs in one night of worship. Thank you Hope College for such a great night of singing and praising our Lord!

These songs are a collection of old and new favorites, along with a couple of Hope-grown songs. Special thanks to Josh Banner for Fairer, Zach Pedigo for All Thy Fullness, and Jess Alldredge for the beautiful string quartet orchestrations. Thanks to the worship teams who give so much time to this ministry, to the tech teams for their peerless humor and service, to Paul Chamness for his over and above, to all the Campus ministry chaplains, staff, and student workers, and to the insanely awesome students that fill Dimnent Chapel every week with worshipers the Father loves.

Holy Spirit help us to never forget that Jesus is fairer than all!

Notes on the Title:
Fairer… The Bible is full of ecological language for the economy of God's kingdom. Words and phrases that catch and lift our imagination towards the great Triune God. The title for our annual worship CD is taken from a lovely song written by Josh Banner which draws its inspiration from the hymn Fairest Lord Jesus which is itself a meditation on the beauty of Jesus. Psalm 27:4 says, "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” We are blessed to worship four times a week in Dimnent chapel and I’m always amazed by the beauty of the worship that happens there - in song, prayer, preaching, table, and fellowship. - Bruce Benedict


released March 17, 2016

Worship Team:
Maddie Scott ‘16, Vocals
Kathryn Krieger ‘17, Vocals
Kelsey King, '17, Vocals
Sarah Carpenter, '17, Vocals
Aaron Goodyke ‘16, Keyboard & Organ
Lauren Sweers, '18, Keys
Lane Ellens, '17, Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Christian Roberts, '17, Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Mitchell Conrad ‘17, Electric Guitar
Steven Holm ‘16, Electric Guitar
Tomas Brvenik ‘16, Bass
Jake Helder, '17, Bass
Izaac Arendsen ‘16, Percussion
Seth McCall, '18, Percussion

String Quartet:
Madalyn Navis ‘17, Violin
Claire Schaar ‘18, Violin
Erin Brophy ‘17, Viola
Katie Baldwin ‘18, Cello

Tech Team:
Courtney Myers
abbie Harlow
David Rak
Delaney Seeburger
Ellee Banaszak
Emma Donahoe
Hailey Fairchild
Joel Klopfenstein
Katie Brudos
Sean Traynor
Produced by Bruce Benedict for Hope College Campus Ministries
Recorded live by Paul Chamness
Mixing by Drew Elliott (Hope College)
Mastered by Black Belt
Design and Layout by Mitch Conrad


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Track Name: The Solid Rock
1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

2 When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

3 His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

4 When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]
Track Name: Here is Love
1.Here is love, vast as the ocean
Loving kindness as the flood
When the prince of life, our ransom
Shed for us his precious blood

Who his love will not remember
Who can cease to sing his praise?
He can never be forgotten
Throughout heav’ns eternal days

2.On the mount of crucifixion
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God's mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide

Chorus 2:
Grace and love like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
And heavens peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love

Here is love (3x)

3. Let us all Your love accepting,
Love You, ever all our days;
Let us seek Your kingdom only
Give our lives to be Your praise

Chorus 3
You alone shall be our glory,
Nothing in the world we see.
You have cleansed and sanctified us,
You alone have set us free.
Track Name: Psalm 126
Our mouths they were filled, filled with laughter
Our tongues they were loosed, loosed with joy
Restore us, O Lord
Restore us, O Lord

Although we are weeping
Lord, help us keep sowing
The seeds of Your Kingdom
For the day You will reap them
Your sheaves we will carry
Lord, please do not tarry
All those who sow weeping
Will go out with songs of joy

The nations will say, “He has done great things!”
The nations will sing songs of joy
Restore us, O Lord
Restore us, O Lord
Track Name: All Thy Fullness
You are my fullness, firm and steady;
To lavish mercies, at the ready;
Despite my wand’ring, Despite my weakness
Unrelenting strength and goodness

Chorus 1
Holy Holy God almighty
All thy fullness here beside me

Vs 2
You are my courage, truth and wisdom
Guiding hand and purest vision
Hope in fear, joy in victr’y
endless song, hope and yearning

I am breaking, you are building
I am empty, you are filling
In my silence, you are speaking
In my dying, ever living

Chorus 2
Holy Holy God almighty
All thy fullness Here beside me
Holy Holy Alle-lujah
All thy fullness here among us
Track Name: Fairer
Oh the wonders of your love
The wonders of your mercy and love
Oh the goodness of your grace
The goodness of forgiveness and grace

Verse 2
May your glory fill the earth
Your glory cover all of this earth
May your glory fill the earth
As water covers all of the sea

We hide beneath your wings
We come with songs to you

Chorus 1
Jesus you are fairer still
Than the flowers of the field
strength beyond the cedars of Lebanon
It is Jesus who shines brighter
Jesus who shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast

Chorus 2
All the skies are telling of you
brilliant light like our speech
and each night the stars are knowledge on display
You are brighter than the sunlight
more lovely than the moonlight
No place on earth is hidden from your name