Hiding Place

by Matthew Smith

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released March 11, 2014

Produced by Kenny Hutson
Mixed by Shane D. Wilson
Mastered by Jim Demain

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Matthew Smith Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He finds beauty exploring the tension between joy and sorrow, between the Already and the Not Yet.

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Track Name: Wayfaring Stranger
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Travelin’ through this world alone
There is no sickness, toil or danger
In that fair land to which I go

I’m goin’ home to see my Father
I’m goin’ home, no more to roam
I am just goin’ over Jordan
I am just goin’ over home

I know dark clouds will hover o’er me
I know my pathway’s rough and steep
But golden fields lie out before me
Where weary eyes no more will weep

I’m goin’ home to see my Savior
I’m goin’ home, no more to roam
I am just goin’ over Jordan
I am just goin’ over home
Track Name: Hiding Place
Against the God who rules the sky
I fought with hand uplifted high
Despised the mention of His grace
Much too proud to seek a hiding place

Wrapped in shadows of the night
Fond of darkness more than light
Blind, I ran the sinful race
I felt no need for a hiding place

But then the eternal council ran
"Almighty love, arrest this man!"
I felt the arrows of distress
And found I had no shield, no hiding place

Holy justice stood in view
To Sinai's fiery mount I flew
But justice cried with frowning face
"This mountain is no hiding place"

But then a heavenly voice I heard
And mercy for my soul appeared
She led me on with gentle pace
To Jesus as my hiding place

Should seven storms of vengeance roll
And shake this earth from pole to pole
No thunderbolt shall daunt my face
While Jesus is my hiding place
While Jesus is my hiding place

On Him almighty vengeance fell
Which would have sunk this world to Hell
He bore it for a sinful race
To make Himself our hiding place
Track Name: Safe Retreat
O God whose tender mercy hears
A sinner's humble cry
Whose hand so gently wipes the tears
From sorrow's weeping eye

Chorus:
But will my guilty fears prevail
And drive me from Your feet?
O let not this dear refuge fail
This only safe retreat
You are my safe retreat

See, Lord before Your throne of grace
This wretched wanderer mourn
Have You not bid me seek Your face?
Have You not said "Return"?

Bridge:
Oh shine, oh shine, oh shine on this darkened heart
With beams of mercy shine and let Your voice impart
A taste of joy Divine, as you serve the bread and wine
You are my only safe retreat
Track Name: Jesus I Come
Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus I come.
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of my sickness into Thy health,
Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of Thy home,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Track Name: O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
Track Name: The Solid Rock
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.

Chorus:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

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.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Track Name: All Things Are Ready
“All things are ready,” come,
Come to the supper spread;
Come, rich and poor, come, old and young,
Come, and be richly fed.

“All things are ready,” come, the invitation’s given,
Through Him Who now in glory sits at God’s right hand in heaven
All things are ready

Chorus:
The door is open wide for Christ the Son has died
Oh feast upon the love of God
O come where you belong, sing resurrection songs
All things are ready, all things are ready, come

"All things are ready,” come, all barriers are removed
And God, in Christ, His precious love to fallen man has proved

"All things are ready,” come, tomorrow may not be;
O sinner, come, the Savior waits this hour to welcome thee
All things are ready
Track Name: Whatever My God Ordains Is Right
What e’re my God ordains is right, holy His will abideth
I will be still what e’re He does and follow where He guideth
He is my God, though dark my road, He holds me that I shall not fall
Wherefore to Him I leave it all

What e’re my God ordains is right, He never will deceive me
He leads me by the proper path, I know He will not leave me
I take content, what He hath sent, His hand can turn my griefs away
And patiently I wait His day

What e’re my God ordains is right, though now this cup in drinking
May bitter seem to my faint heart, I take it all unshrinking
My God is true, each morn’ a new, sweet comfort yet, shall fill my heart
And pain and sorrow shall depart

What e’re my God ordains is right, here shall my stand be taken
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, Yet I am not forsaken
My Father’s care is ’round me there, He holds me that I shall not fall
And so to Him I leave it all

Help my unbelief
May my faith abound
Let me seek you and know that you may be found

When this life is done
In the clearer light
I may see you with full and with endless sight
Track Name: O How I Love Jesus
There is a Name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest Name on earth

Chorus:
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me

It tells me of a Savior’s love,
Who died to set me free
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner’s perfect plea

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe
Who in each sorrow bears a part
That none can bear below
Track Name: What Wondrous Love Is This
What wondrous love is this,
O my soul, O my soul
What wondrous love is this, O my soul
What wondrous love is this
that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse
for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

When I was sinking down,
sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down
beneath God'’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown
for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb,
I will sing, I will sing
To God and to the Lamb I will sing
To God and to the Lamb
Who is the great “I Am”
While millions join the theme,
I will sing, I will sing
While millions join the theme, I will sing

And what wondrous love is this
Though I raised my clenched fist
He opened up my hand to received His gift
And what wondrous love is here
The God Immortal has drawn near
And shed His blood to close the rift

And when from death I’m free,
I’'ll sing on, I'’ll sing on
And when from death I’'m free, I’'ll sing on
And when from death I’'m free,
I’'ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity
I’'ll sing on, I’'ll sing on,
And through eternity I'’ll sing on