Traditional Hymns (Demo Album)

by The Shaws



This is an ever growing album because we will continue to add our versions of wonderful traditional hymns. Maintaining original melodies but adding a new and fresh sounding song. We want these wonderful words to be heard in a new light.


released November 29, 2012



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The Shaws Dana Point, California

The Shaws is the duo of Steven and Lauren Shaw. They are the worship leaders in Orange County Ca..

Their special talents include growing fierce beards (Steven), shopping vintage (Lauren), adoption and jamming with a soulful eclectic sound. Discontent with shallow pop-worship music the Shaws have been swimming in the forgotten hymnody making them The Shaws.
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Track Name: How Great Thou Art
Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder.
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I here the rolling thunder
Thy power through out, the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee.
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul my Savior God to thee
How great thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think, that God His Son not sparing,
sent Him to die I scarce can take it in.
That on that cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin.


When Christ shall come, with shouts of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art

Track Name: Before the Throne
Before the throne of God above, I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is love, Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on His hands, my name is written on His heart.
I know that while in heaven He stands, no tongue can bid me thence depart. No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair, and tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there, who made an end to all my sin

Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied, to look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there the risen Lamb, my perfect spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am, the King of glory and of grace

One with Himself I cannot die, my soul was purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God
Track Name: How Deep the Fathers Love
How deep the Fathers love for us, how deep

How deep the Fathers love for us, how vast beyond all measure.
That He would give His only Son, to 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


Behold the Man upon a cross, my guilt 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 and I know that it is finished!

How deep the Fathers love for us, how deep

I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no powers, 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.
Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, naught be all else to me save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom & Thou my true word, I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son, Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one

Be Thou my battle shield, sword for the fight, be Thou my dignity Thou my delight
Thou my souls shelter, Thou my high tower, raise now me heavenward, O power of my power

Riches I need not, nor mans empty praise, Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art

High King of heaven. my victory won, may I reach heavens joys, O bright heavens Son
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my Vision, O ruler of all.
Track Name: Rock of Ages
Rock of ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee.
Let the water and the blood, from Thy wounded side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure. Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labor of my hands, can fulfill the laws demands.
Could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow.
All for sin could not atone, Thou must save and Thou alone.

Wash me Savior or I die

Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the cross I cling.
Naked come to thee for dress, helpless look to Thee for grace
Foul I to the fountain fly, wash me Savior or I die


While I draw this fleeting breath, when mine eyes shall close in death
When I soar to worlds unknown, see Thee on Thy judgement throne
Rock of ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.

Track Name: As the Deer
As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after You.
You alone are my hearts desire and I long to worship You.

You alone are my strength, my shield, to You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire, and I long to worship You

You're my friend and You are my brother even though You are my King
I love You more than any other, so much more than anything.


I want You more than gold or silver, only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver and the apple of my eye

Track Name: Come Thou Fount
Come Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount i'm fixed upon it. Mount of Gods unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by Thy help I'm come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God,
He to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor, daily i'm constrained to be.
Let that grace now like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wonder Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above
Track Name: Nothing but the Blood
What can wash away my sin?
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

For my pardon this is see, for my cleansing this my plea
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

O precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow,
No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus

Nothing can for sin atone,
naught of good that I have done
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Nothing but the blood of Jesus


This is all my hope and peace,
this is all my righteousness
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Track Name: Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Track Name: All Creatures
All Creatures (St. Francis of Assisi)

All creatures of our God and King, lift up Your voice and with us sing
O praise Him, Hallelujah

Thou burning sun with golden beams, thou silver moon with softer gleams
O praise Him, O praise Him, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-jah

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heaven along
O praise, Hallelujah

Thou rising moon in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him, O praise Him, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-jah

Let all things their Creator bless, and worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him, Hallelujah

Praise, praise the Father praise the Son, and praise the Spirit three in One
O praise Him, O praise Him, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-jah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (Repeat)