The Utah Valley Children’s Choir

(Scroll down to see song lyrics)

 

Welcome

Opening Hymn

Opening Prayer

 

Narration: Adelaide Awerkamp

 

Fighting for Us

 

Narration: Jocelyn Hansbrow

 

And Can it Be

 

Narration: Robert Folkman

Narration: Macie Smith


Mercy (Small Group)

 

Gentle Voice

 

Narration: Eliza Law

Behold Our God

Narration: Kat Gedeborg

Raise a Hallelujah

Narration: Isabella Beecher

 

Secure

Narration: Emma Bitner

My Kindness Shall Not Depart from Thee

Narration: Joshua Craft


You Say (Small Group)

 

Narration:  #10


How Great Jehovah

 

Narration: Elijah Nyberg

 

Is He Worthy?

 

End of Concert

Acknowledgments
 

Pianist:  Traci Law
Organist:  Don Cook
Choral Directors: Suanne Bowcut, Ryan Eggett
              Assistants: Lynette Gifford, Brian Southwick, Porter Bowcut, Grace Merrill
Tour Director: Carl Bowcut
Administrative Assistants: Heather Young, Cassie Bowcut


The Utah Valley Children’s Choir is a four choir choral academy that ranges from ages 4 to 19.  The Concert Choir is an auditioned group that consists of 150 young people from ages 10-19.  This unique blend of changed and unchanged children's voices allows their audiences to experience the full spectrum of choral sounds.  The choir only performs sacred music and sees its mission to strengthen faith, build friendships, and “sing for the Lord.”
 

Concert Choir

 

Adams, Abbie

Andersen, Allyson

Andersen, Anneka

Andersen, Cael

Andersen, Maddy

Arakaki, Addison

Atkinson, Anna

Atkinson, Maren

Awerkamp, Adelaide

Baird, Brynley

Beebe, Jaron

Beecher, Isabella

Beehler, Sophie

Bekker, Sarah

Beus, Rylee

Bitner, Emma

Bitner, Hannah

Bitner, Leah

Black, George

Black, Marjorie

Brandon, Carter

Brandon, Kennedy

Brandon, Mason

Burnham, Aubrey

Campbell, Cooper

Campbell, Kyle

Carr, Clara

Carr, Clover

Carron, Sydney

Christensen, Ashlyn

Craft, Jacob

Craft, Joshua

Cushing, Alexa

Cushing, Colton

Cushing, Maylee

D'Abronzo, Spencer

DeVore, David

Douglas, Audrey

Edwards, Kayli

Eggett, Joseph

Elliott, Karson

Elliott, Kendrick

Ellis, Tyler

Estes, Aliese

Evans, Cooper

Folkman, Robert

Fuhriman, Leah

Fuhriman, Maren

Fuhriman, Rowan

Garner, Andie

Garner, Haven

Garner, Jaxon

Garner, Logan

Gedeborg, Kat

Giboney, Anna

Gifford, Jacob

Graver, Alexis

Graver, Luke

Graver, Preston

Hamblin, Kira

Hansbrow, Jocelyn

Hansbrow, Logan

Hansbrow, Ryen

Hansen, Carter

Hansen, Cooper

Harris, Kaitlyn

Harris, Karlie

Harris, Mylee

Heaton, Makell

Hegsted, Brea

Henry, Whitney

Higley, McKaylyn

Jackson, Logan

Jessee, Shaylie

Jones, Elsie

Jones, Hallie

King, Rysa

Law, Abby

Law, Eliza

Law, Samuel

LeBaron, Westin

Longmore, Odessa

Lowe, Erin

Lowe, Samantha

Lytle, Jessie

Martin, Caleb

Maughan, Brinley

Monsivais, Mia

Nelson, Nathan

Nielsen, Porter

Nuttall, Jackson

Nuttall, Morgan

Nyberg, Abe

Nyberg, Eli

Nyberg, Leah

Ortega, Lexi

Orton, Shanae

Oyler, Darren

Oyler, Kelsee

Payne, Lydia

Peck, Nicholas

Prior, Averi

Raehl, Kyla

Raehl, Megan

Remy, Aeden

Robbins, Asher

Roberts, Ella

Roberts, Josh

Sanders, Auralee

Sanders, Priya

Sannar, Jaeda

Silva, Elijah

Silva, Joshua

Slater, Alexandra

Slater, Nathan

Smith, Macie

Stubbs, Addi

Willis, Savannah

Yarrington, Evelyn

Zabriskie, Jefferson

Zabriskie, Spencer

Lyrics

 

Fighting For Us

Michael Farren, Krissy Nordhoff (lyrics adapted)

Arrangement: Cliff Duren

 

We are not left alone,

He is not weak or slow.

He’s everything brave and bold;

He’s fighting for us.

 

He is not distant or cold;

His heart’s not angry or closed.

And even in ways we don’t know,

He’s fighting for us.

 

(Chorus)

He won’t hold back when it comes to His children.

He fiercely defend us ‘til we stand delivered,

He’s fighting for us, always fighting for us!

 

He never closes His eyes;

He’s never been surprised.

Whatever war may rise,

He’s fighting for us.

 

He moves with holy Grace

In all His miraculous ways

We simply stand here amazed,

‘cause He’s fighting for us, fighting for us!

 

Chorus

 

He don’t back down facing armies of thousands.

He speaks one word and they scatter around us.

He’s fighting for us, always fighting for us!

 

How great the love, the glorious love of the one true Father!

How great the love, the conquering love of the one true God!

(repeat)

Chorus

 

 

And Can It Be?

Dan Forrest

 

And can it be?  And can it be?

Amazing love, how can it be?

And can it be that I should gain

An int’rest in the Savior’s blood?

Died He for me who caused His pain?

For me who Him to death pursued?

 

Amazing Love!

How can it be that thou my God,

Shouldst die for me?

 

He left His Father’s throne above,

So free, so infinite His grace;

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam’s helpless race;

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;

For O my God, it found out me.

 

And can it be?  And can it be?

Amazing love, how can it be?

 

No condemnation now I dread,

Jesus and all in Him in mine!

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’eternal throne,

And claim the crown through Christ my own.

 

Amaze, amazing love, how can it be

That thou, my God shouldst die for me?

 

Amazing love, how can it be?

Amazing love!

 

 

Mercy

Susan Bentall Boersma

Craig Courtney

 

I dare not lift my guilty eyes.

I hide my lips in trembling shame.

And in the darkness of my soul,

I shrink from Your rekindling flame.

 

Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, have mercy.

 

In mercy cover me with grace

And blot out my iniquity.

Renew my heart and wash me clean;

Grant with Your pardon, purity.

 

Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, have mercy.

 

In equal measure of Your love,

Who promise mercy, tender compassion

to the one who seeks Your face.

A broken heart, a fainting soul,

A contrite spirit, together cry

for Your forgiveness and Your grace.

 

Against You only have I sinned.

My deeds are evil in Your sight.

Of Your forgiveness let me sing,

And in my singing take delight.

 

Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, have mercy.

 

 

Gentle Voice

Susan Dengler

Lee Dengler

 

Far above the noise of life,

There’s a voice that is gently calling.

 

“Leave behind your cares and strife.

Come to Me. I will give you rest.

Bring your fear and bring your pain.

Bring your anger, and bring your worry.”

 

Do you hear the voice of Jesus,

Gently calling, “Come unto Me?”

 

Gentle voice, so meek and mild;

Gentle words of understanding.

 

“You are my beloved child.

Come to Me. I will give you rest.

Bring your grief and bring your cares.

Bring your heartaches and bring your sorrow.”

 

Do you hear the voice of Jesus,

Gently calling, “Come unto Me?”

Gentle voice, so full of love.

Gentle words so rich in mercy.

 

“You are my beloved child,

Come to Me. I will give you rest.”

 

 

Behold Our God

Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Arrangement: Mary McDonald

 

Who has held the oceans in His hands?

Who has numbered ev’ry grain of sand?

Kings and nations tremble at His voice.

All creation rises to rejoice!

 

(Chorus)

Behold our God,

Seated on His throne;

Come, let us adore Him!

Behold our King,

Nothing can compare;

Come, let us adore Him!

 

Who has given counsel to the Lord?

Who can question any of His words?

Who can teach the One who knows all things?

Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?

 

Let thy glory fill the earth

Thou will reign forever;

Let thy glory reign!

 

O come, let us adore Him;

 

Who has felt the nails upon His hands,

Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?

God eternal, humbled to the grave,

Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign,

To reign!

 

Raise a Hallelujah

Jonathan David Helser

Arranged by Daniel Semsen

 

I raise a hallelujah

in the presence of my enemies.

 

I raise a hallelujah

louder than the unbelief.

 

I raise a hallelujah

my weapon is a melody.

 

I raise a hallelujah

Heaven comes to fight for me.

 

I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm.

Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar.

Up from the ashes, hope will arise

Death is defeated; the King is alive.

 

I raise a hallelujah

with everything inside of me.

 

I raise a hallelujah

I will watch the darkness flee.

 

I raise a hallelujah

In the middle of the mystery.

 

I raise a hallelujah

Fear, you lost your hold on me.

 

Sing a little louder.

In the presence of my enemies.

Louder than the unbelief.

 

Death is defeated; the King is alive!

I raise a hallelujah!

 

 

Secure

Susan Bentall Boersma

Craig Courtney

 

A storm is raging, Lord.

The boat I sail is small and, oh, so frail.

The wind is blowing Lord.

I cannot hold the course against the gale.

 

The lightning strikes on ev’ry side,

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. 

Your hand alone can hold the tide,

Lord, rescue me.

 

I am sinking, Lord.

The boat is taking water,

Going down.

Part the waters, Lord.

I long to plant my feet on solid ground.

 

Oh Lord of earth and sky and sea,

Your hand is reaching out to me,

I know that You have heard my plea,

My hope is sure.

 

 

 

My Kindness Shall Not Depart From Thee

Rob Gardner

 

For a little while Have I forsaken thee;

But with great mercies will I gather thee.

In a little wrath I had my face from thee

For a moment.

 

But with everlasting kindness I will gather thee,

And with mercy will I take thee ‘neath my wings,

For the mountains shall depart

And the hills shall be removed

And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea,

 

But know my child,

My kindness shall not depart from thee!

 

Though thin afflictions seem

At times too great to bear,

I know thine ev’ry thought and ev’ry care.

And though the very jaws

Of hell gape after thee

I am with thee.

 

(Chorus)

And with everlasting mercy will I succor thee,

And with healing will I take thee ‘neath my wings.

Though the mountains shall depart

And the hills shall be removed

And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea,

 

Know, my child,

My kindness shall not depart from thee!

 

How long can rolling waters

Remain impure?

What pow’r shall stay the hand of God?

The Son of Man hath descended below all things.

 

Art thou greater than He?

 

So hold on thy way,

For I shall be with thee.

And mine angels shall encircle thee.

Doubt not what thou knowest,

Fear not man,

For he cannot hurt thee.

 

 

You Say

Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury

Arrangement: Heather Sorenson

 

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough.

Ev’ry single lie that tells me I will never measure up.

Am I more than just the sum of ev’ry high and ev’ry low?

Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know.

 

(Chorus)

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing,

You say I am strong when I think I am weak.

You say I am held when I am falling short.

And when I don’t belong, oh, You say I am Yours.

 

And I believe

Oh, I believe

What You say of me.

Oh, I believe

Yes, I believe.

 

The only thing that matters now is ev’rything You think of me.

In You, I find my worth.  In You, I find my identity.

 

(Chorus)

 

Taking all I have, and now I’m laying it at Your feet.

You’ll have ev’ry failure, God.

You’ll have ev’ry victory. (repeat)

 

(Chorus)

 

 

How Great Jehovah

Douglas W. Scott, William W. Phelps

Arrangement: Traci Law

 

Saints, behold how great Jehovah

Hath His blessings on you shed.

Zion ev’rywhere is growing

As the gospel light is spread!

 

Out of all past dispensations,

God is bringing into one

Ev’ry truth by prophets spoken,

For the last days have begun,

 

Rise and lift up Zion’s standard;

Tell our Father’s children now:

Heaven’s blessed King approaches;

All men must before Him bow.

 

We’ll sing and we’ll shout,

We will sing and we’ll shout

Hosanna to God and the Lamb.

 

We’ll sing and we’ll shout with the armies

Of Heaven

Hosanna to God and the Lamb!

 

The Spirit of God like a fire is burning

The Latter-day glory will come forth

Visions and blessings of old are returning

And Angels are coming to visit the earth.

 

Praise God and Jehovah, Amen and Amen

 

 

Is He Worthy?

Andrew Peterson, Ben Shive

Arrangement:  Dan Forrest

 

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.

 

Do you feel the world is broken?

We do.

Do you feel the shadows deepen?

We do.

But do you know that all dark

won't stop the light from getting through?

We do.

Do you wish that you could see it all made new?

We do.

 

Is all creation groaning?

It is.

Is a new creation coming?

It is.

Is the glory of the Lord to be the light

within our midst?

It is.

Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?

It is.

 

Is anyone worthy?

Is anyone whole?

Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?

The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave,

He is David’s Root, and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave.

 

Is He worthy

Is He worthy?

Of all blessing and honor and glory?

Is He worthy of this?

 

He is the Lamb

 

Does the Father truly love us?

Does the Spirit move among us?

And does Jesus, our Messiah, hold forever those He loves?

Does our God intend to dwell again with us?

 

He does!

 

From ev’ry people and tribe,

Ev’ry nation and tongue,

He has made us a kingdom and priests to God,

To reign with the Son.

 

Is He Worthy?

 

He is!