Dancing on the Mountain

by Rob Leveridge

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13 songs for community worship, focussing on themes of peace, justice and radical welcome.

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released 13 October 2013
Greetings everyone! Grace and peace be with you! This collection of worship music, titled “Dancing on the Mountain,” is written as a liturgy, with each song serving as a component of a worship service.

1. All God’s People (Gathering)
2. The Voice of Praise (Thanksgiving and Praise)
3. Just Before the Dawn (Prayer of Confession)
4. No Matter What (Assurance of Grace)
5. Come, Holy Spirit (Invocation)
6. In Your Eyes (Gospel Message)
7. Grace Comes Down (Gospel Message)
8. Resurrection Song (Gospel Message)
9. Let it Live (Offering)
10. Taste and See (Holy Communion)
11. Isaiah 65 (Prayer of the People)
12. Do a Greate Work in Me (Prayers of the People)
13. The Seeds of Peace (Benediction)

All songs written by Rob Leveridge, copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

The works in this songbook are licensed through Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc. (CCLI).

Worship leaders: If you’ve purchased this book, feel free to make copies of the contents as needed for your musicians. For large scale reproduction of this music, please follow the reporting and payment policies of CCLI, and/or support my music ministry directly by purchasing additional copies or this book for making a donation of any amount, at www.robleveridge.com.

Also, if you record your worshipping community singing one of my songs, please share it with me at www.facebook.com/leveridgerob You’ll make my day!

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Track Name: All God's People
All God’s People
by Rob Leveridge
Copyright 2013, all rights reserved


Come, let us worship our God!

A
All God’s people (All God’s people),
D
All God’s people (All God’s people),
E D
Welcome home, gather ‘round,
A E
The Holy is here.


D
You can take your fear, and lay it down,
A
And leave your hatred outside, on the ground.
D
You can feel your spite start to melt away,
E D
You can trade the past for a new day!

All God’s people (All God’s people),
All God’s people (All God’s people),
Welcome home, gather ‘round,
The Holy is here.

You can find communion in this place
See your neighbor in the stranger’s face
You can find the strength to heed the call
That’s pulling on your heart, like it’s drawing us all

All God’s people (All God’s people),
All God’s people (All God’s people),
Welcome home, gather ‘round,
The Holy is here.

A
Come, let us worship our God!
Track Name: The Voice of Praise
The Voice of Praise
by Rob Leveridge
Copyright 2013, all rights reserved.

Verse 1
G D
For every opening light extending to each dawning day,
G D
For every feature of life unfolding through creation’s play,
G D
For every sharing of love and affection, all along the way,
C D G
Let the voice of praise be heard this day

Verse 2
For every act of goodwill defying all that hate intends,
For every kindness and understanding, changing foes to friends,
For every choosing of peaceful measures, bringing wars to end,
Let the voice of praise be heard this day!

Chorus:
G Em
We lift it up to the Way, we lift it up to the Truth
G G C D
We lift it up to the Life, the living water flowing through
G Em
We lend a voice to the hope, we lend a voice to the joy
G G C D
We lend a voice to the love Of the Mother, the Father, the God of all,
G
Lift up the voice of praise.

Verse 3
For every prodigal soul awakened to return to love
For every stranger and outcaste welcomed by grace that’s great enough
For every daughter and son empowered to do what must be done
Let the voice of praise be heard this day

Chorus
Bridge
Em C D
You are creator of the west and east,
Em C D
You are the savior of the bound, released,
Em C D
You are protector of the lost and least,
Em C D C D
You are the host of the abundant feast
Track Name: Just Before the Dawn
Just Before the Dawn
By Rob Leveridge
Copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Verse 1
D A
I am found by the sound words I didn’t heed,
D
Sinned against heaven in thought, word and deed.
A
Chose to walk in the dark with a lamp in hand,
D
Lit it, then, hid it in a bushel on the stand

A
When I saw neighbors fall into depths of need
D
I was held by the spells of my fear and greed.
A
Led to face my disgrace by the one you sent,
A
I am meant to repent

Chorus
G A
Where’s your grace, shining like the sun?
D Bm
‘Cause the light’s all gone, just before the dawn
G A
I’ll awake and arise and run,
D
When the morning comes

Verse 2:
Took a pledge, then I hedged, to escape the pain
Shunned the loss and the cross, saw my courage slain
Didn’t give or forgive, though my debt was paid,
Rather die than to lie in the bed I made

Placed my hope in the scope of my wealth and show.
Though I must, wouldn’t trust what the lilies know
Made to face my disgrace, by the one you sent,
I am meant to repent

Longer Chorus:
Where’s your grace, shining like the sun?
‘Cause the light’s all gone, just before the dawn
My mistakes made me flee from love
And the light’s all gone, just before the dawn
I believe in the risen Son
But the light’s all gone, just before the dawn
I’ll awake and arise and run,
When the morning comes

Bridge

Bm A
Let mercy lead my living,
Bm A
Create a new beginning


Verse 3

Author of every love, every truth and grace
Hear my cry, take my life, in this holy space
Use these gifts to uplift, never to betray,
Help me stay on your Way
Track Name: No Matter What
No Matter What
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Chords: F C Dm C Bb C F C

No matter what life has thrown you,
No matter what, no matter what,
No matter what pain has known you,

No matter what hate has told you,
No matter what, no matter what,
No matter what fears would hold you

Grace has a claim on your name
And it knows you just the same
It opens up a way

God is the God of new days,
And we have the strength to say,
The stone is rolled away.

No matter what foes have fought you,
Christ is the Lord, Christ is the Lord,
No matter what grief has taught you

No matter what map has lost you
Love is the way, Love is the way
No matter what faith might cost you


C F
So welcome to the banquet set from above
C F
The table of forgiveness, mercy and love
C F
Welcome to a life of grace and of peace
C F
A new way of believing who you can be
C F
Just look deep, and you’ll see.
Track Name: Come, Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved


Am G
Into this hour, into this space,
C D
Into these sons, reaching out, seeking grace,
Em
And to these daughters you’ve called to be brilliant and bold,
C F C
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Am G
Into our words, into our deeds,
C D
Into these homes we would heal, and these bodies we’d feed.
Em
Where we’d live of your light, there we’d ask you to be,
C F C
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Am G
Into our minds, into our hands,
C D
Into the peace we would dare to extend,
Em D
Come give new strength to our will, give new life to our souls,
Em D
Place a name on each child, claim each lamb of your fold,
Em D
Make your people a vision of kin-dom and love,

C F C
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
C F C
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
C F C
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
Track Name: In Your Eyes
In Your Eyes
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

E G#m
Within this world of shattered hope
F#m A
Poverty, violence, the lovers silenced
E G#m
Is it your will to see us all
F#m A
Safely to shelter, to food and water?

Pre-chorus
A B C#m Bsus B Bsus B
Draw me near, hold me close,
A B C#m Bsus B Bsus B
Train my gaze on your image in all.

E A
In your eyes (In your eyes, in your eyes), all people are kindred
E A
In your eyes (In your eyes, in your eyes), each one is beloved
G#m F#m
And praise God, we are starting to see
A
With the eyes of the holy (with the eyes of the holy)
G#m F#m E
Whom you’ve beheld, as your child, all the while.

Verse 2
Would we neglect another’s life,
As if her children are not our children?
Would we enrich ourselves, in spite,
As if our savior, cared not for neighbor?

Pre-chorus 2
Draw us near, hold us close,
Train our gaze on your image in all.

Chorus








Anthem litany:

No matter
Who we are,
Where we’re from,
What we’ve seen,
How we look ,
How we speak,
What we earn,
Who we love,
We are yours.

No matter
What we fear,
How we’ve failed,
What we’ve done,
Or endured,
How we’re blind,
How we run,
We are yours.
Track Name: Grace Comes Down
Grace Comes Down
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Capo on 2

Verse 1
C F
Setting out on the way prepared,
C F
Seeing joy and provision shared,
C F
Bringing children of peace into
Am G
Life anew, hope that’s true!

Weary ones find a sacred rest,
As the meek and the scorned are blessed,
Every tribe underneath the sun,
Raised as one, Kingdom Come!


Chorus
G C
And your grace comes down like a shower to earth,
G C
And your love winds round like a river.
G C
“Let your hope abound!” cry the people who thirst
Am G
For the giver.

And good news you bring to the broken and poor
Let the blind ones see a new vision,
Set the captives free, as you open the doors
of the prison.


You were born to a humble bed
With the poor, raised your voice and led
You were warned but you never fled,
Sacred head, crowned and bled,

Jesus come, give us strength to bear,
Every cross, and the will to share
In the cost and the joy therein,
Draw us in, rise again!

Verse 3
Could have balked at the words you said,
Could have fought ‘til your foes were dead
But you chose to commune, instead:
Billions fed, wine and bread
Track Name: Resurrection Song
Resurrection Song
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved


Partial Capo on 2
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D A B A
You made of a tomb a gateway to life,
D A B A
And from a weapon, you made a cross into a healing device,
D A B A
Now in spite of my greed, my weakness and vice
D A B D
Make me a vessel of your redemptive and mysterious light.
Track Name: Let it Live
Let It Live
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Chorus
A D A
I am starting to see, life is bigger than me,
E A
A child of the Holy, I’ve got a big family!
A D A
I want the kingdom to come, there’s a lot to be done,
E A DA DA
Take the help that I give, forge hope and let it live!

Verse 1
A D
Heard what you done when your begotten Son
Bm7 G
Gave it all (gave it all!) for us all (for us all!)
A D
I haven’t got many gifts,so I’d thought,
Bm7 G
Or much to show (much to show!), but here you go (here you go!)

E G
I’ve heard about all your promises,
E D
I want to see what you’ll do with this!

Chorus

Verse 2

Seen how you take folks who can’t get a break
And make a way (make a way!), from no way (from no way!)
Seen how you call out the comfortable,
To share the cost (share the cost!), and bear the cross (bear the cross!)

I want to join with the generous
And go with joy where you’re sending us!

Chorus
Track Name: Taste and See
Taste and See
by Rob Leveridge
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capo on 2

Chorus:
G C
Taste and see, Taste and see,
Am D
The Lord is good.

Verse 1
G D/F#
To those who search, to those who mourn,
Am7 D7
To those who seek a place to lay the burdens borne
G D/F#
Come in and rest, come be made whole,
Am7 D
Come in and feast among the gifts of love with welcome to us all.

Chorus

Verse 2
G D/F#
For those who trust, for those doubt,
Am7 D7
For those whose difference others use to cast them out,
G D/F#
The table’s set, the circle’s wide
Am7 D
The banquet doors are open, welcoming everyone inside

Chorus

Bridge
Em C
Now break the bread, and join the body
Em C
See kindred fed, your hands extending
Em Am7
Take the cup, and share salvation
Em C D
Pass the peace to every neighbor and nation!
Track Name: Isaiah 65
Isaiah 65
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

G
Let the fallen rise from shame,
Em
Let the trees count days for them
C D
Let them labor not in vain, Lord

G
Let the young grow into age
Em
Let those who die be old and safe
C D
Let no mother cry in anguish, Lord

Em C D
Let all the earth begin
Em C D
The kindom without end

G Em
The day is drawing nearer, all things will be made new
C D
And soon we all will be there, dancing on the mountain.
G Em
Even as dark surrounds us, and storms of doubt ensue,
C D
We see the future when we’re dancing on the mountain

Let the farmers bless the land
An oath to care for where they stand
The faithfulness that life demands, Lord

Let the workers eat the bread,
Who till and plant, be quenched and fed
Let no one steal the builder’s bed, Lord

Let all the earth begin
The kindom without end

The day is drawing nearer, all things will be made new
And soon we all will be there, dancing on the mountain.
Even as dark surrounds us, and storms of doubt ensue,
We see the future when we’re dancing on the mountain

(verse)
Let the beasts give up the fight
Let the people be delight
Let the wrong give way to right, Lord

Let destruction be destroyed
For healing, every hand employed
Let the mourning turn to joy, Lord


Let the beasts give up the fight
Let the people be delight
Let the wrong give way to right
Bring the kingdom into sight

Let destruction be destroyed
For healing, every hand employed
Send compassion, unalloyed
Let the mourning turn to joy


We see the fallen rising
We see the people thriving
We see injustice dying
We see the kingdom climbing
Track Name: Do a Great Work in Me
Do a Great Work In Me
By Rob Leveridge
Copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Chorus
E B A
Do a great work in me, do a great work in me, Lord
E B A Asus
Do a great work in me.
E B A
Help me be what you want me to be, and
E B E
Do a great work in me.

Verse 1
E A
Sometimes I feel like I’m breaking your heart
E A Asus
It’s hard to do what’s right.
E A
I’ve got myself in trouble, and I’m falling apart,
E A B
I need some help to get back to the light

Chorus

Verse 2
Sometimes I feel like I’ve got nothing to give,
My heart and hands seem so small.
But lately, through your love, I think I’m starting to live,
So if you call on me, I will give you my all.

Chorus

Verse 3
Sometimes I wonder where I’ll go from here,
When I grow up, when I’m grown
Everything changes every passing year,
But if you stay with me, I’ll never be alone.
Track Name: The Seeds of Peace
The Seeds of Peace
by Rob Leveridge
copyright 2013, all rights reserved

Chorus:
E B
Peace be with you, O my friend,
C# D# E
Every good grace with you I send.
E B
Carry God’s spirit as you go,
C# D# E
The seeds of peace are yours to sow.

Verse 1:
A E
May you never let the violence found on every side
A E
Be repeated in the words and deeds you bring.
A E
May the love of God and neighbor rule your heart and mind,
F#m B
To hope and love, give voice and sing.

Chorus

Verse 2:
And awaken to the needs in every land you tread,
Let the hungry, lost and broken know your name.
Share your time, talent, treasure, as you share your bread,
With all you have, God’s love proclaim!

Chorus

Verse 3:
And allow the Lord’s compassion to build up your heart,
Let forgiveness open up the way to life.
Spread the grace you have received and watch it take apart
The walls we’ve built around God’s light.

Chorus