Hiding Place

by Matthew Smith

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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 I’m goin’ home to see my Savior I’m goin’ home, no more to roam I am just goin’, goin’ over Jordan I am just goin’ over home Over home
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Hiding Place 04:55
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
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Safe Retreat 02:56
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
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Jesus I Come 04:21
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.
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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
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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.
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“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
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Rock of Ages 04:38
Rock of Ages, cleft for me Let me hide myself in Thee Let the water and the blood From Thy riven side which flowed Be of sin the double cure Save me from its guilt and power Not the labor of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands Could my zeal no respite know Could my tears forever flow All could never sin atone Thou must save, and Thou alone Nothing in my hands I bring Simply to Thy cross I cling Naked, come to Thee for dress Helpless, look to Thee for grace Foul, I to the fountain fly Wash me, Savior, or I die While I draw this fleeting breath When mine eyes shall close in death When I soar to worlds unknown See Thee on Thy judgment throne Rock of Ages, cleft for me Let me hide myself in Thee
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Whate’er my God ordains is right, holy His will abideth I will be still whate’er 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 Whate’er 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 Whate’er 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 anew, sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart And pain and sorrow shall depart Whate’er 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 With full and with endless sight
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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
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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 receive 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
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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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