There Is No Greater Crown

Not in my own righteousness,
But the righteousness of Your Son
Not in empty promises,
But the truth of what He’s done
Not in my brokenness,
But the fullness of His life
I have no holiness
But the holiness of Christ

It is mine
I am Yours
It is mine
Because I am Yours

Oh, the Love of Christ
He was born to die
So that we are reborn
To claim His life
He who laid Himself down
Has lifted me up
There is no greater crown
Than Jesus’ love

Not in what my hands can make
Not my wisdom, will, or my ways
I have no resting place
But the arms of the Ancient of Days
Not in my strength to see
But the sight Your Spirit gives
There is no life for me
But that Jesus died and lives

He is mine
I am Yours
He is mine
Because I am Yours

Oh, the Love of Christ
He was born to die
So that we are reborn
To claim His life
He who laid Himself down
Has lifted me up
There is no greater crown
Than Jesus’ love

All crowns all around the world
Fall down at the feet
Of the King of Kings
The King of Kings
Where glory and grace
Forever reign
In the King of Kings
The King of Kings
No crown I could wear
Could ever compare
To the King of Kings
The King of Kings
God’s love is revealed
Salvation is sealed
In the King of Kings

This is the Love of Christ
In darkness He died
So the world is reborn
In His great light
He who laid Himself down
Has lifted us up
There is no greater crown
Than Jesus’ love

Oh, the Love of Christ
He was born to die
So that we are reborn
To claim His life
He who laid Himself down
Has lifted us up
There is no greater crown
Than Jesus’ love

He who laid Himself down
Has lifted me up
There is no greater crown
Than Jesus’ love

-Eric Scholtens

I Needed A Savior

Who could say that You, Oh Lord
Should pay the debt I can’t afford?
Who could say to God, “It must be so”?
But in the Garden You ordained
The price would be Your death and shame
And so the Word became the Name
Above all other names

I needed a Savior
And You found a cross to call Your tree
Only in God’s Son is my sin undone
Hallelujah, Jesus!
I needed forgiveness
You looked at the blood and saw my sin
There on Calvary, love has ransomed me
Hallelujah, Jesus!

Who can make me wait in fear
When Jesus’ voice has called me near
Who can say the Cross was not enough?
In His death I’m sanctified
And in His life I cannot die
And now I know the Father
And the depth of His great love

I needed a Savior
And You found a cross to call Your tree
Only in God’s Son is my sin undone
Hallelujah, Jesus!
I needed forgiveness
You looked at the blood and saw my sin
There on Calvary, love has ransomed me
Hallelujah, Jesus!

I am defended by the blood
The blood I spilled
Defended by the love
Of the One I killed
Defended by the grace
That took my place
Defended by the blood

Faithful Ones

Jesus keep me near the cross
Until I see all else as less than nothing
Jesus keep me near the light
Without that grace my heart will always choose the night

The night in which I doubt and fear You
The night in which I love all that You hate
I need You to instill in me the need to hear one phrase:

Well done, well done
Well done, faithful one
Well done, well done
Well done, faithful one

Jesus keep me near Your heart
The heart of God, who never faints or wearies
Jesus keep me near Your love
The best of my intentions are not strong enough

Oh God, I need an intercessor
Oh, may I plead before you Jesus’ name
For He’s the only one who ever truly earned this praise:

Well done, well done
Well done, Faithful One
Well done, well done
Well done, Righteous One

It’s only in Your intercession
Only in Your strength
Only in Your perfection I am saved
Only propitiation, only Substitute
Only Your intervention brings me now to You

Where I receive a Holy pardon
My advocate is Jesus-praise His name!
Of all who are in Him, it will be said, “They overcame”

Well done, well done
Well done, faithful ones
Well done, well done
Well done, righteous ones (X2)

I Am His

With trembling faith, and reckless hope
I seek the face of God
I close my eyes and offer up
A heart I know is flawed
I bow before the blazing throne
Whatever He may do
He lifts my eyes and whispers Peace
My Son has made you new

This one hope is my salvation
This one plea, my declaration

I am not, but Jesus is
And praise God, I am His
I may be dead, but Jesus lives
And praise God, I am His

I am not
I am not
I am not
But Jesus is

With ears of faith I seek the truth
Whatever it may say
It tells me this My soul was lost
And Jesus found the way
With no more fear I take my crown
And melt it in the flame
The Spirit’s power, refining fire
Leaves only Jesus’ name

-Eric Scholtens

Lord Speak to Me

Oh, hidden source of calm repose
Oh, all-sufficient love divine
My help and refuge from my woes
I am secure, if You are mine
In want, You are my full Supply
In weakness, my Almighty Power
In chains, You are my Liberty
My Light in Satan’s darkest hour

Lord speak to me until I speak
In loving echoes of Your tone
As you have sought, so let me seek
Your wandering children, far from home
Oh teach me, Lord, until I teach
The Living Word that You impart
Light up my words until they reach
The hidden depths of broken hearts

You are my Joy Unspeakable
My Life in death, my Heaven in hell
You are the Healer of my soul
My Tower of Strength where all is well
My Rest in toil, my Ease in pain
In shame my Glory and my Crown
My Peace in war; in loss, my Gain
My Smile beneath the devil’s frown

Oh use me Lord,use even me
Until the Throne of Grace I see
Bring on Your will; name when and where
In Jesus’ name, I will declare

-Arranged by Eric Scholtens

Come Lord

Your people groan and cry for the curse to die!
Come Lord Jesus!
We want to see the world You’ve prepared on High!
Come Lord Jesus!
We claim the promise made by the One who Saves!
Come Lord Jesus!
To remake the World and destroy the Grave!
Come Lord Jesus!

Come Lord, come Lord! Come Lord, come Lord!
Come Lord, come Lord! Come Lord, come Lord!
Open up the heavens! Bring the City down!
Let us know Your presence! Let the trumpet sound!
Come Lord, come Lord! Come Lord, come Lord!

We will see all things in the Light You bring!
Come Lord Jesus!
Throw down the Devil and let the dead sing!
Come Lord Jesus!
Break loose the chains and free us from sin!
Come Lord Jesus!
Let the Beginning end and let Eternity begin!
Come Lord Jesus!

You are the God who sees! Open our eyes, Lord Jesus!
You are the God who knows! Open our minds – let Your truth flow!
You are the God who loves! Open our hearts to Your wonders!
You are the God who lives! Open the sky – let our lives begin!

-Eric Scholtens

I Have A Home

How can this poor man of sorrows be the King of glory?
Poor and lonely, yet He is the Fount of every blessing!
How can I imagine all I gain from His poverty?
By His wounds I am healed inside;
By His death I am made alive

I have a Father; I have a Brother; I sit at a table like no other
I have a Kingdom; I have a Savior; and I have a Home
You are my Home

Amazing love, how can it be?
That You my God would die for me?
There is no death, no grave for me
For Jesus’ blood has set me free

How am I adopted when the firstborn is forsaken?
How could He be buried in my tomb with my filthy rags?
How can I be risen with Him, soon to see His glory?
God has willed we should reconcile –
God declares I am now His child

Amazing love, how can it be?
That You my God would die for me?
There is no death, no grave for me
For Jesus’ blood has set me free

I have a Father; I have a Brother; I sit at a table like no other
I have a Kingdom; I have a Savior; and I have a Home
God is my Father, Christ is my Brother, Heaven has a table like no other
I have a Kingdom, I know a Savior, and I have a home
Heaven is my home; You are my Home!

-Eric Scholtens

Til Jesus Christ Is Praised

Let the gates be opened wide
Let the roof be lifted high
Let the King of glory enter in
Lift your hearts and make a space
Lift your voice and pave the way
Lift the name of Him who takes our sin

Darkness has no place in face of Grace
Fear gives way for praise to the God who saves

Let the nations cry let it split the sky
Let Jesus Christ be praised
Let our hearts resound lay the whole world down
Let Jesus Christ be praised

Let the darkness try to fight
Let it try to face the light
Jesus is the overcoming King
Let the Devil make his claim
Let him try to cut the grain
God’s already conquered everything

There cannot be shame where there is no blame
This is my refrain – my Jesus saves!

Let the nations cry let it split the sky
Let Jesus Christ be praised
Let our hearts resound lay the whole world down
Let Jesus Christ be praised

You are the King of this heart, for you have made it
You are the Lord of this mind that you created
You are the God of these hands, and so I raise them
Up to You, for You are worthy
You are the God of the Cross, You are salvation
You are the Light of the World for all the nations
You are the giver of Grace, of Love, and Mercy
Offered to the undeserving
I’ll lift up no other name, for You are Holy
I will not offer my praise to any other
You are the strength of my days You are my comfort
In the face of all my weakness
I won’t give rest to my voice until I praise You
I won’t give rest to my eyes until I see You
I won’t give rest to my heart until I’ve offered all of me
To all of You my God

-Eric Scholtens

If I Had a Thousand Tongues

Guilt was a raging fire, burning all of me
Leaving only ash scattered in the breeze
Everything I chased was a fantasy
But I loved my chains, and I could not see

Then came Your voice
And it spoke the name of Jesus
For You made the choice
And the Word became
The only power that frees us

If I had a thousand tongues I still couldn’t sing
In a thousand days the praise I should bring
For the thousand ways that you are deserving
Of all my praise-you’re eternally worthy

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You
Only in You, only in You

Wherever sin has grown, Grace is greater still
I cannot escape from my Savior’s will
I won’t feed the lie that my sin has won
I’ve been crucified with the Risen Son

I will lift my voice
And shout the name of Jesus
For You made the choice
And on the cross you gave
The anguish that redeems us

If I had a thousand tongues I still couldn’t sing
In a thousand days the praise I should bring
For the thousand ways that you are deserving
Of all my praise-you’re eternally worthy

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You
Only in You, only in You

You were betrayed and I’m forgiven
You were condemned and I am living
You were denied and I’m acknowledged by Your Word
I pound the nail, and You defend me
I crucify and Your wounds mend me
It is finished-the final words that death has heard

God of my salvation, God of new creation
You have made a way like only you can do
I am consecrated, I am recreated
I am now made holy, only in You

-Eric Scholtens

Born Again

In the wake of all that sin has left destroyed
When the bitterness of guilt became more natural than joy
There is a King and He has come,
And all the darkness begins to fade
For over the grave Jesus has won,
And so begins the light of day, the light of day

We are reborn, the King of new Creation;
The Lord of our salvation is living again
We are reborn in Him who lives forever
And the pain of the death can never,
Ever conquer us for we are born again

When we clung to our own guilt, our lies, and pain
Jesus came into our night to be the life, the truth, the way
He was the Lamb there on the cross
That brought forgiveness and relief
Now out of the grave with all that was lost
He is the risen prince of peace, the risen prince of peace

It’s the end of human hopelessness, the end of desperation
It’s the end of all that’s broken; the beginning of salvation
It’s the promise of eternity; the hope in things we will someday see
And Jesus’ name is death’s humiliation

-Eric Scholtens