MOUNT CARMEL’S THREE SONGS

We love singing a variety of spiritual songs and hymns at Mount Carmel. We enjoy both traditional and modern Christian music. But these three songs have a special place in defining who we are:

Welcome Home
We sing this song as we welcome people to Mount Carmel. This sung was written by John Ylvisaker, a Christian song writer who came to Mount Carmel many times. We want to welcome you to your home here at Mount Carmel! We want to welcome you the first time you come and every time you come back!

Come and serve the living God who dwells upon the mountain
Come and worship without any fear.
Come and hear the holy word, the truth about forgiveness
and the love that will always be here.

Welcome home, welcome home to the place you belong,
to the place where you’ll always be free,
Welcome home, welcome home to the house of the Lord
come and join in the great jubilee!

Come and rest upon the rock, the rock of our salvation
where the Lord wipes away every tear.
Come and hear the joyful songs and thank the God of Heaven
for the love that will always be near.

Welcome home, welcome home to the place you belong,
to the place where you’ll always be free,
Welcome home, welcome home to the house of the Lord
come and join in the great jubilee!

Jesus Only
Dr. Samuel Miller, one of the founders of the Lutheran Bible Institute, wrote a song called “Jesus Only”, that expresses Mount Carmel’s primary theme.

Jesus only, on the mountain, Jesus only, on the sea,
Jesus only, in the valley there in dark Gethsemane
Jesus only up to Calvary, Jesus only on the Cross
Jesus only in life’s suffering, all things else are empty dross.

Jesus only in life’s evening, Jesus only gives me rest.
Jesus only can support me when the sun sinks in the west
Jesus only in the morning of that vast eternity.
There revealed in glorious splendor, in the home He won for me!

As You Go On Your Way, May Christ Go With You
We sing this song as a blessing as people are leaving Mount Carmel. These words are the words of a traditional blessing. We sing them to a tune that was written by John Ylvisaker.

As you go on your way, may Christ go with you.
May he go before you to show you the way;
May he go behind you to encourage you;
Beside you to befriend you;
Above you to watch over;
Within you to give you peace,
In the Name of the Father, Son, and Spirit!
In the Name of the Father, Son, and Spirit!
In the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit!

Continue by reading about Mount Carmel’s perspective on sexuality, marriage, and gender identity

Scroll to top