Easter 2021 at The Village Chapel



Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Arrangement: Tommy Bailey and Nathan Mickle

Verse 1:
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!Verse 2:
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!Verse 3:
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!Verse 4:
Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

His Mercy Is More

Authors: Matt Boswell and Matt Papa (2016)
Verse 1:
What love could remember
No wrongs we have done?
Omniscient, all knowing,
He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many,
His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness,
New every morn
Our sins they are many,
His mercy is more

Verse 2:
What patience would wait
as we constantly roam?
What Father, so tender, is calling us home?
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many,
His mercy is more

Verse 3:
What riches of kindness
He lavished on us!
His blood was the payment,
His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many,
His mercy is more

Call to Worship


Leader: Jesus Christ is risen!
People: Jesus Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Leader: Let us praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
People: He made us a resurrection people by raising Jesus from the dead.
Leader: We celebrate His victory over death.
People: We recognize His presence among us.
Leader: We praise Him for His grace and mercy!
People: We declare our love and devotion to Him!
Leader: Rejoice, then, for He has called you from darkness into light.

People: We will rejoice and give thanks! For Jesus Christ has risen to give us new life! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



Come Christians Join to Sing
(with Dowd’s No. 9 reel)

Author: Christian H. Bateman (1843)
Arrangement: Zach and Maggie White
Alt lyrics: Tommy Bailey and Zach White

Verse 1:
Come, Christians, join to sing
Alleluia! Amen!
loud praise to Christ we bring;
Alleluia! Amen!
Let all, with heart and voice,
before His throne rejoice;
praise is His gracious choice:
Alleluia! Amen!

Verse 2:
Come, sing of wondrous grace
Alleluia! Amen!
What love that took our place
Alleluia! Amen!
Christ, He the Lamb was slain
Bearing our sin, our shame
Yet triumphed o’er the grave
Alleluia! Amen!

Verse 3:
Come, lift your hearts on high
Alleluia! Amen!
let praises fill the sky
Alleluia! Amen!
Christ is our guide and friend
He shall return again
His love shall never end
Alleluia! Amen!

Verse 4:
Praise yet to Christ our King
Alleluia! Amen!
With all our voices ring
Alleluia! Amen!
on heaven’s blissful shore
his goodness we’ll adore
singing, forevermore
Alleluia! Amen!

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

Author: Stuart Townend (1990)
Arrangement: Tommy Bailey and Matt Butler

Verse 1:
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure.
That He should give His only son,
And make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away.
As wounds which mar the Chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory.

Verse 2:
Behold the Man upon the cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished.

Verse 3:
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Sermon Notes

In Christ Alone

Authors: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend (2002)
Arrangement: Dave Cleveland and Tommy Bailey

Verse 1:
In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

Verse 2:
In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

Verse 3:
There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

Verse 4:
No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand

Thank You

Thank you to all the musicians, technical team and TVC staff who made our outdoor Easter services possible. Special thanks to Ken Porter and Spectrum Sound for generously providing our PA system.


  • Dan Needham – drums
  • Matt Pierson – bass
  • Mark Townsend – electric guitar
  • Jeff Taylor – keyboards and accordion
  • Zach White – acoustic guitar and vocals
  • Maggie White – fiddle
  • Trannie Stevens – vocals
  • Tom Yarbrough – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tommy Bailey – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Davidson – violin
  • Janet Darnall – violin
  • Michelle Lackey-Collins – viola
  • Emily Nelson – cello
Technical team:
  • Bubba Smith – Producer
  • Ryan Swinehart – Technical Director
  • Emily Minnis – Visual Media Coordinator
  • Brian Morris – Audio Engineer
  • Sam Pierson – Technical Staff
  • Spectrum Sound – PA and audio engineers
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