When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Words by Isaac Watts.
Music from a Gregorian chant
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood
See, from His hands, His head, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a present far, far too small
Love so, so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, demands my soul, demands my soul, my life, my all

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Masterpiece

Words and melody by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen

If there were no shadows there would be no shade
And, if there were no helpless there would be no aid
And, if there were no wanderers there would be no prayer
And, if there were no dying there would be no care
If there were no orphans, would adoption be?
And if there were no prisoners, none would be set free
And if there were no prodigals how could Father show
What it is to love someone who doesn't even know?
All you hopeless children, all you dying ones
All you orphan daughters, prodigal sons
There's no restoration where there is no loss
Take this grand occasion and embrace the cross
It's when all is broken and you're on your knees
That from broken pieces comes the masterpiece

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Christ Has Redeemed Us

Words- Galatians 3:13, NKJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Lead vocals- Kimberly Dawn Schwirzer
Backing vocals- Jennifer and Alison Schwirzer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law
Having become a curse for us
For it is written, cursed is everyone
Who hangs on a tree
Christ has redeemed us, Christ has redeemed us, Christ has redeemed us
Christ has redeemed us, Christ has redeemed us, Christ has redeemed us

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Where Was I?

Words by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Music by Alison and Jennifer Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen

Where was I when You rose up from Gethsemane’s prayer
And searched for Your disciples to find them sleeping there?
Some sympathy in suffering, some tenderness in grief
The Source of all deliverance, You longed for some relief
I had moon upon my pillow, You had blood upon your stone
Did I make this Son of Love suffer all alone?
Where was I? (Watch and pray lest you enter temptation)
Where was I? (Could you not have watched with me one hour?)
Sleeping as You suffered, and now I ask "Why?"
You were there for me, Friend, but where was I?

Where was I when You rose up between the earth and sky
And turned Your face to heaven to ask Your Father "Why?"?
All-knowingness bewildered, All-sufficiency in need
And so few of Your friends there to even watch you bleed
I had sunshine in my window, you had dark night of the Soul
I forsook and fled away when I heard the thunder roll
Where was I? (Of the people, there was not one with Me
Where was I? (I have trodden the winepress alone)
Sleeping as You suffered, and now I ask "Why?"
You were there for me, Friend, but where was I?

Where am I since You rose up, my heavenly High Priest?
It's two thousand years and counting, still You have not been released
You feel with hungry babies, you're lonely as old men
You die with battered women again and still again
I have stars of hope to cheer me, You have darkness and delay
I'm Your great disappointment, You love me anyway
Where am I? (Because you say that you have need of nothing)
Where am I? (And you're poor, wretched, naked and blind)
Though they bring me sorrow, these questions won't die
This is my confession, my poor alibi, I was
Sleeping as You suffered, and now I ask "Why?"
You were there for me, Friend, but where was I?

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Awake, Oh Sword

Words- Zechariah 13:7, NKJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen

Awake, Oh sword, against my Shepherd
Awake, Oh sword, against the man
Awake, Oh, sword, against my Shepherd
Against the Man who is My Companion
Saith the Lord of Hosts

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He Was Oppressed

Words- Isaiah 53:7, NKJV.
Melody by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

He was oppressed, He was afflicted
Yet He opened not His mouth
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter
And as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth, opened not His mouth.
He was oppressed, He was afflicted
Yet He opened not His mouth

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Without Strength

Words- Romans 5:6-10, NKJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer and Alison Brook Schwirzer
Guitar- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

Refrain

When we were still without strength
In due time Christ died
For the ungodly, Christ died. For the ungodly Christ died
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die
Yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die
But God demonstrates His own love
God demonstrates His own love toward us

Refrain

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood
We shall be saved from wrath through Him
We shall be saved from wrath through Him

Refrain

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son
Much more being now reconciled, we shall be saved, we shall be saved by His life

Refrain

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Fall On Us!

Words- Revelation 6:16, NKJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne
Fall on us and hide us from the wrath of the Lamb
For the great day of His wrath is come
Who is able, who shall is to stand?

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Oh, Sacred Head Now Wounded

Words by Bernard of Clairvaux.
English translation by James W. Alexander. Music by Hans Leo Hassler. Harmonized by J. S. Bach.
Vocals- Jennifer
Classical guitar- Sarah Lewis
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

Oh, Sacred Head now wounded
With grief and shame weighed down
Now scornfully surrounded
With thorns, Thine only crown
How art Thou pale with anguish
With sore abuse and scorn
How does that visage languish
Which once was bright as morn

What Thou, my Lord has suffered
Was all for sinners gain
Mine, mine was the transgression
But Thine the deadly pain
Lo, here I fall my Savior
‘Tis I deserve Thy place
Look on me with Thy favor
Vouchsafe to me Thy grace

What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest Friend
For this, Thy dying sorrow
Thy pity without end?
Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never, never
Outlive my love to Thee

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Jesus, My Forever Friend

Words and music by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Guitar- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

All my life I've searched for something
Not quite sure that search would end
But tonight I hear you calling
Jesus, my forever friend
Many tears fell in the darkness
Many prayers my heart did send
But tonight I hear with gladness
Jesus, my forever friend

Refrain

And I will thank God for the journey
That by His grace I've come
To a love that nothing can separate me from
Friends and lovers left me weeping
Children grew, I wept again
But this love was for the keeping
Jesus, my forever friend

Refrain

You can bring your dreams gone sour
And your heart that just won't mend
You can know, this finest hour
Jesus, my forever friend
Soon the waiting skies will open
As the waiting hearts have been
To the One whose heart was broken
Jesus, my forever friend

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At the Cross

Words by Isaac Watts.
Music by Ralph E. Hudson.
Vocals- Jennifer
Classical guitar- Sarah Lewis
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

Alas, and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sovereign die?
Did He devote that sacred head to such a worm as I?

Refrain

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away
It was there by faith I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day
Was it for crimes that I have done He suffered on the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown, and love beyond degree

Refrain

But drops of grief can ne'er repay the debt of love I owe
Dear Lord I give myself to Thee, ‘tis all that I can do

Refrain

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Lord, Remember Me

Words- the thief and Jesus in Luke 23:42 and 43, KJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Lead vocals- Kimberly Dawn Schwirzer
Backing vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen and Pablo De La Loza

Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom
Lord, remember me, remember me
Oh, verily I say to you today, you will be with Me in Paradise

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Let This Mind Be in You

Words- Philippians 2:5-11, NKJV.
Melody and harmony by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer.
Vocals- Jennifer
Piano- Jennifer
Orchestration and arrangement- Marteen

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant
And was made in the likeness of me
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death
Even the death of the cross
Wherefore God also has highly exalted Him
And given Him a name which is above every name
That at the feet of Jesus, every knee should bow
Whether thing in heaven or things on earth
Or things under the earth
That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
To the glory of God, the glory of God, the glory of God and the Father
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

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All songs copyright Jennifer Schwirzer 1999; please do not duplicate without permission.

Lyrics by Jen Jill