Songs of Everlasting Hope

by Chris Juby

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A debut EP of congregational worship songs by Chris Juby, director of worship at King's Church in Durham, England. 

Five tracks ranging in style from the theological panorama of contemporary hymn 'In the silence of beginning', via an alt-rock reading of Psalm 40 'I waited for the Lord', to a Gospel-infused paraphrase of Colossians 1 'We have known forgiveness'. 

These recorded arrangements are probably more ambitious than necessary for a Sunday morning, but each song is written to be sung in local churches. 

The unifying theme is the everlasting hope we have in Christ.


released July 3, 2014

Chord sheets and other resources for worship leaders are available at If you like these songs, please mention them to whoever chooses the music at your church.

I'm unbelievably grateful to all the talented friends who made this recording possible.

Band: Chris Juby (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming), Nate Warne (drums), Charlie Shepherd (bass), Rich Marsh (electric guitar), Jamie Isaac (trumpet), Seymour Jacklin (whistle), Morven Adey (backing vocals), Sam Phillips (cello), Tim Wiles (piano).

Choir: Matt Finn, Alice Harland, Curtis Pierce, Morven Adey, Justin Lau, Harri Endersby, Tom Barber, Sophie Bolton, Dan Woolnough.

Advice and creative input: Tim Wiles, Nate Warne, Morven Adey, Matt Finn, Tim Mayo, Paul Jones, Curtis Pierce, Jase Piper, Jake Wanstall, Hannah Juby.

Cover design: Chris Juby. Patchwork image: branox.

Recorded at the Appleby Rooms, Neville Terrace and Seymour's house in Durham, England by Chris Juby, Tim Wiles, Chris Morgan and Nate Warne. Mixed by Chris Juby on his laptop.

Final thanks to my church family who I write these songs for and who encourage me more than anyone deserves to be encouraged. And to Hannah for her selfless commitment to this project through some crazy months.

Soli Deo gloria.



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Track Name: I Cling to the Cross
I cling to the cross
The everlasting covenant of God
All else is but loss
Compared with knowing Jesus' saving love

This is the hope that I have found
There is life, there is freedom
Bought on the cross with saving blood
Jesus Christ, my redeemer

Now with unveiled eyes
We understand the mystery of love
We are one with Christ
And drawn into the very life of God

One day we will wake
All sorrow, pain and fear will simply fade
We will only praise
The all-surpassing glory of his name

Words and music by Chris Juby
© 2004 Chris Juby -
CCLI song #4685959
Track Name: In the Silence of Beginning
In the silence of beginning
Spoke the love prepared to pay
So the wellspring of creation
Was the Lamb, eternal, slain
In the glory of the Godhead
As the universe was made
Was the promise of redemption
In the Lamb, eternal, slain

From the blood of righteous Abel
As the world gave way to hate
Every sin cried out for vengeance
For the Lamb, eternal, slain
By the code of temple worship
Sacrifice of blood was made
In that sacrifice, the shadow
Of the Lamb, eternal, slain

On the cross, in desolation
As he bore our sins away
Hear his prayer “Father, forgive them”
See the Lamb, eternal, slain
Through his blood we have forgiveness
For he died to take our place
Death itself has been defeated
By the Lamb, eternal, slain

Now alive in risen glory
Though the wounds of love remain
Holding out the Father’s mercy
Know the Lamb, eternal, slain
When that final kingdom trumpet
Heralds his triumphant reign
We will worship him forever
Hail the Lamb, eternal, slain

We will worship him forever
We will worship him forever
We will worship him forever
Christ the Lamb, eternal, slain

Words and music by Chris Juby
© 2009 Chris Juby -
CCLI song #5757123
Track Name: I Waited for the Lord
I waited for the Lord
He turned and heard my cry
He took me from the pit of my despair
He set me on a rock
He made my way secure
He put a song of worship on my lips

I will trust in you, the everlasting God
And your praise will be my song
For your endless love is strong in my defence
And though my heart may fail, I'll trust in you

Your ways are glorious
Your thoughts are far above
And many are the wonders of your hands
Your word is on my heart
Your truth is my delight
And I will not restrain my song of thanks

I will trust in you, everlasting God
Though my heart may fail
Still my soul will say
I will trust in you

I will trust in you, everlasting God
Till the darkness breaks
Into glorious day
I will trust in you

Words and music by Chris Juby
© 2013 Chris Juby -
CCLI song #6083054
Track Name: We Will Trust in God Our Saviour
We will trust in God our Saviour
God our refuge, God our peace
We will shelter in your unchanging love
For your goodness is a fortress
Great in mercy, strong in grace
In our weakness we will look to you, Lord

God Almighty
God eternal
You are faithful, you are true
Never ending
Never failing
God of all, we look to you

You have promised to defend us
Through the battle, through the storm
We will hold on to your unchanging word
For your hope is everlasting
And your purpose ever sure
In our weakness we will look to you, Lord

Words and music by Chris Juby
© 2013 Chris Juby -
CCLI song #6592150
Track Name: We Have Known Forgiveness
We have known forgiveness
God has shown us mercy
Rescued us from darkness
Safe into the Kingdom
We have heard the gospel
Bringing our salvation
By the blood of Jesus
We've been given freedom

So, Father, we will live to honour you
Growing in the knowledge of your truth
Fill us with your grace and make us new, make us new
We will bear you fruit in doing good
Strengthen us with power to make it through
We will bring you praise and honour you, honour you

For if the Son has set us free
Then surely we are free indeed

Words and music by Chris Juby
© 2013 Chris Juby -
CCLI song #5757116