Your Favorite Camp Song Lyrics

One of the best parts of summer camp is gathering together under the Pavilion and singing our favorite camp songs at the top of our lungs while the counselors dance around demonstrating the moves in the front. We wanted to give you all a chance to bring that Clearwater spirit home with you and share your favorite songs with your family and friends. Below are the lyrics to some of our all-time favorites!

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List of Songs:
All in All
Amazing Love (You are my King)
Breathe
Brother/Sister/Friend
Everlasting Love (Higher/Deeper/Reaching)
Every Move I Make
Giving it All Away/Freedom
Great Big God
I’ll Do My Best
I Will Call Upon The Lord
Jesus Loves Me (Alleluia)
Light the Fire
Lord I Lift Your Name on High
Love the Lord
Messiah
Mercy is Falling
Nothing But the Love
Open the Eyes of my Heart
Pharaoh Pharaoh!
Prince of Peace
Rise & Shine
Shake Another Hand
Shout to the Lord
Song of Hope
Take it All
Trading my Sorrows
Use Me
You Are My God (Yeah Yeah)

All in All

Verse 1:
You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek
You are my All in All
seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
You are my All in All

Chorus:
Jesus (precious) Lamb of God
worthy is Your name
Jesus (precious) Lamb of God
worthy is Your name

Verse 2:
taking my sin, my cross, my shame, rising again I bless Your name
You are my All in All
when I fall down You pick me up, when I am dry You fill my cup
You are my All in All

Verse 1—Chorus—Verse 2—Chorus

Amazing Love (You are My King)

Verse:
I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
And I’m alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Chorus:
Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
And it’s my joy to honor You
In all I do I honor You

Bridge:
You are my King, You are my King
Jesus, You are my King, Jesus, You are my King

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus—Bridge(X2)–Chorus

Breathe

Verse:
This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence
Living in me
This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word
Spoken to me

Chorus:
And I………………..I’m desperate for You
And I………………..I’m lost without You

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus (X2)

Brother/Sister/Friend

Intro/in between:
You’re my brother/sister, you’re my friend
You’re my beginning and my end
​You’re all around me when the world
Turns and walks away
You’re my sunshine on a cloudy day (​Uh-huh!)
You’re the rain that washed my blues away ​(That’s right!)
I can always count on you
Cause you’re my brother/sister
You’re my friend

Everlasting Love (Higher/Deeper/Reaching)

Verse 1:
Your everlasting love is higher, higher, higher than the sky
Your everlasting love is higher, higher, higher than the sky (Oh oh oh oh oh)
Higher than the sky (Oh oh oh oh oh)
Oh the wonder of, Your everlasting love, is higher than the Ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Chorus:
Higher than the heavens above, is the glory of Your wonderful love
I’m lost in the mystery of, Your everlasting love, Your everlasting love

Verse 2:​​ Deeper than the sea
Verse 3:​​ Reaching out to me
Verse 4:​​ Higher, deeper, reaching out to me

Verse 1—Verse 2—Chorus—Verse 3—Chorus—Verse 4

Every Move I Make

Verse:
Every move I make, I make in You
You make me move Jesus
Every breath I take I breathe in You (woo-hoo!)
Every step I take, I take in You
You are my way Jesus
Every breath I take I breathe in You (woo-hoo!)

Pre-Chorus:
Waves of mercy, waves of grace
Everywhere I look, I see Your face
Your love has captured me
Oh my God, this love, how can it be?
(How can it be? How can it be? How can it be? You tell me!)

Chorus:
La la la la la la La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la (X2)

Verse—PC/Chorus—Verse—PC/Chorus—PC/Chorus (quiet—LOUD)

Giving it All Away/Freedom

Chorus:
We’re giving it all away away (Oh oh oh we oh)
We’re giving it all to go Your way ​(X2)

Verse 1​​:
In the Father, there is freedom, there is hope in the name that is Jesus
Lay your life down, give it all now, we are found in the love of the Savior

Pre-Chorus:
We come alive in You, set free to show the truth, our lives will never be the same

Verse 2:
We are sold out to Your calling, everything that we are for Your glory
Take our hearts now, have it all now, let our lives shine Your light like the morning

Outro:
Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap

Chorus–Verse 1–PC–Chorus–Verse 2–PC–Chorus–Outro

Great Big God

Chorus:
Our God is a great big God
Our God is a great big God
Our God is a great big God
And He holds us in His hands

Verse:
He’s higher than a skyscraper
and He’s deeper than a submarine
He’s wider than the universe
and beyond my wildest dreams
And He’s known me and He’s loved me
since before the world began
how wonderful, to be a part, of God’s amazing plan!

Outro:
And He holds us in His hands ​(X2)

Chorus—Chorus—Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus(*)–Chorus–Outro

I’ll Do My Best

Verse:
Love, I’ll love
I’ll love for You forever
Love, I’ll love
I’ll love for You forever

Chorus:
I’ll do my best, I’ll do my best (woah-oh-oh)
I’ll do my best for You
I’ll do my best, I’ll do my best (woah-oh-oh)
I’ll do my best for You

Other verses:
Jump
High-Five
Surf
Spin
Whisper
SHOUT
Hug

I Will Call Upon the Lord

Verse:
I will call upon the Lord (I will call upon the Lord)
who is worthy to be praised (who is worthy to be praised)
so shall I be saved from my enemies (so shall I be saved from my enemies)

Chorus:
Hosanna! (HUH!)
Blessed be the rock
and may the God of our salvation be exalted (say what?)
Hosanna! (HUH!)
Blessed be the rock
and may the God of our salvation be exalted (break it down)
Boom shaka-laka-laka, Boom shaka-laka-laka
Boom shaka-laka-laka, Boom (HUH!)

Verse—Chorus (Different groups call and respond)

Jesus Loves Me (Alleluia)

Verse 1:
Jesus love me this I know
for the Bible tells me so
little ones to Him belong
they are weak but He is strong

Chorus:
Alleluia (Alleluia Allelu) Alleluia (Alleluia Alleluia) Alleluia (Alleluia Allelu) Alleluia (Alleluia Allelu Alleluia)

Verse 2:
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine this little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine

Verse 3:
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
I once was blind but now I see

Verse 1/Chorus–Verse 2/Chorus–Verse 3/Chorus–Verse 1/Chorus

Light the Fire

Verse 1:
I stand to praise you, but I fall to my knees
My spirit is willing, but my flesh is so weak

Chorus​​:
Light the fire (Light the fire)
In my soul (In my weary soul)
Fan the flame (Fan the flame)
Make me whole (Make my spirit whole)
Lord You know (Lord You know)
Where I’ve been (Where I’ve been)
So light the fire in my heart again

Verse 2:
I feel Your arms around me, as the power of Your healing begins
Your spirit flows right through me, like a mighty rushing wind

Verse 1—Chorus—Intro—Verse 2—Chorus(X2)

Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Verse:
Lord I lift Your name on high ​(Lord I lift Your name on high)
Lord I love to sing Your praises ​(Lord I love to sing Your praises)
I’m so glad You’re in my life​ (I’m so glad You’re in my life)
I’m so glad You came to save us ​(to save us)

Chorus:
You came from heaven to earth
to show the way
From the earth to the cross
my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift Your name on high

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus (X2)

Love the Lord (3 Part Round)

Round 1:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and all your soul and all your mind
and your neighbor as yourself, and all humankind

Round 2:
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and all your soul and mind, and all humankind

Round 3:
We’ve got Christian lives to live
We’ve got Jesus Christ to give
We’ve got nothing to hide In God we abide

1–2–3–Rounds

Messiah

Verse 1:
Someone’s shouting from the dessert
Someone’s shouting from the sea
Someone’s shouting from the mountains
Someone’s shouting from the valley

Chorus:
Messiah, Messiah come and be our King
Messiah, Messiah come and be our King

Verse 2:
Someone’s shouting from the city,
I am young and I am cold
Someone’s shouting from the country,
I am lonely, I am old

Verse 3:
Someone’s shouting I am broken
Someone’s shouting make me whole
Someone’s shouting come and change me
Someone’s shouting save my soul

Verse 1—Chorus—Verse 2—Chorus—Verse 3—Chorus

Mercy is Falling

Verse:
Mercy is falling, is falling is falling
Mercy it falls like a sweet spring rain
Mercy is falling, is falling, all over me And you, and you and you and you

Chorus:
I said Hey Lord, I receive Your mercy
Hey Lord I receive Your grace (Huh!)
Hey Lord, I will dance forevermore

Verse (X2)–Chorus—Verse (quiet)—Chorus (LOUD)—Chorus

Nothing But the Love

Verse 1:
What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the love of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the love of Jesus

Verse 2:
For my pardon, this I see
nothing but the love of Jesus
For my cleansing, this my plea
nothing but the love of Jesus

Chorus​​:
Oh precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
no other fount I know
this is all my righteousness
nothing but the love of Jesus

(break it down!)

Verse 3:
This is all my hope and peace
nothing but the love of Jesus
this is all my righteousness
nothing but the love of Jesus

Verse 1—Chorus—Verse 2—Chorus—Verse 3–Chorus

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Verse:
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You, I want to see You
(X2)

Chorus:
To see You high and lifted up
shining in the light of Your glory
pour out Your power and love
as we sing holy, holy, holy

Bridge:
Holy, holy, holy
We cry holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Verse(X2)—Chorus—Verse(X2)—Chorus—Bridge(X2)–Verse (X2)

Pharaoh Pharaoh!

Chorus:
Pharaoh Pharaoh, Oh baby, let my people go
(Huh! Ow! Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

Verse 1:
Burning bush told me just the other day,
that I should come over here and stay
I gotta get my people out of Pharaoh’s hands
and lead them all to the promised land

Verse 2:
Well me and God’s people coming to the Red Sea
and Pharaoh’s army coming after me
I raised my rod, stuck it in the sand
and all of God’s people walked across dry land

Verse 3:
Well Pharaoh’s army was a’coming too
so what do you think that I did do?
I raised my rod, and I cleared my throat
and all of Pharaoh’s army did the dead man’s float

Chorus—Verse 1—Chorus—Verse 2—Chorus—Verse 3—Chorus

Prince of Peace

Verse 1:
You are holy (You are holy)
You are mighty (You are mighty)
You are worthy (You are worthy)
Worthy of praise (Worthy of praise)
I will follow (I will follow)
I will listen (I will listen)
I will love You (I will love You)
All of my days (All of my days)

Chorus:
You are Lord of Lords, You are King of Kings
You are Mighty God, Lord of everything
You’re Emmanuel, You’re the Great I Am
You’re the Prince of Peace, who is the Lamb
You’re my Living God, You’re my Saving Grace
You will reign forever, You are Ancient of Days
You are Alpha, Omega, Beginning, and End

Bridge:
I will sing to and
worship the King who is worthy
I will love and adore Him, I will bow down before Him (X2)
You’re my Savior, Messiah, Redeemer, and friend
You’re my Prince of Peace and I will live my live for you ​(X2 last time)

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus/Bridge

Rise and Shine

The Lord said to Noah there’s gonna be a floody floody
The Lord said to Noah there’s gonna be a floody floody
Get those children (CLAP) out of the muddy muddy- Children of the Lord

Chorus:
So! Rise and shine and give God the glory glory
So! Rise and shine and give God the glory glory
Rise and shine and (CLAP) give God the glory glory- Children of the Lord

So Noah he built him, he built him an arky arky (X2)
He built it out of (CLAP) hickory barky barky- Children of the Lord

Chorus

The animals they came on, they came on by twosies twosies (X2) Elephants and (CLAP) kangaroosies-roosies- Children of the Lord

Chorus

It rained and poured for 40 daysies daysies (X2)
It almost drove those (CLAP) animals crazies crazies- Children of the Lord

Chorus

Noah he sent out, he sent out a dovey dovey (X2)
Sent it to the (CLAP) heaven’s abovey-bovey- Children of the Lord

Chorus

The sun came out, and dried up the landy landy (X2)
Everything was (CLAP) fine and dandy dandy- Children of the Lord

Chorus

The animals they came off, they came off by threesies threesies (X2) Elephants and (CLAP) chimpanzeezies-zeezies- Children of the Lord

Chorus

(slow)​ This is the end of, the end of our story story (X2) Everything is (CLAP) hunky dory dory- ​(fast)​ Children of the Lord

Romans

Romans 16:19 says
Romans 16:19 says
Be excellent (Oh yeah), at what is good
Be innocent (Here we go, here we go) of evil
(X2)

And the God of hope will soon crush Satan
Yes God will crush him (Where?)
Underneath your feet (BOOM!)
(X2)

Shake Another Hand

Verse:
Shake another hand
shake a hand next to ya
shake another hand as you sing this song
shake another hand
shake a hand next to ya
shake another hand and sing….Sing this….

Chorus:
Ah-la-la-la la-la la-la-le-lujah
Ah-la-la-la la-la la-la-le-lu (Hey!)
Ah-la-la-la la-la la-la-le-lujah
Ah-la-la-la la-la laaaaaa le-lujah!

Other Verses:
Give a high five…
Bump another rump…
Tweak another cheek…
Mess another do…
Grab another knee…
Give a little hug…

Shout to the Lord

Verse:
My Jesus, my Savior
Lord there is none like You
all of my days, I want to praise
the wonders of Your mighty love

My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
never cease to worship You

Chorus:
Shout to the Lord all the earth, let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down, and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your Name
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands
forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand
nothing compares to the promise I have in You

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus(X2)

Song of Hope

Verse 1:
All things bright, and beautiful You are
All things wise, and wonderful You are
in my darkest night, You brighten up the skies, a song will rise

Chorus:
I will sing a song of hope, sing along
God of Heaven come down, Heaven come down
Just to know that You are near is enough
(Just to know You and be loved)-last time
God of Heaven come down, Heaven come down

Verse 2:
All things new, I can start again, Creator God, calling me Your friend
sing praise my soul, to the Maker of the skies, a song will rise

Bridge:
Hallelujah, sing (Hal-le-lu-jah! Hal-le-lu-jah!) (X3)
Hallelujah, sing

Verse 1—Chorus—Verse 2—Chorus—Bridge—Chorus (quiet–LOUD)

Take it All

Verse 1:
Searching the world, the lost will be found, in freedom we live, as one we cry out
You carried the cross, You died and rose again, my God, I’ll only ever give my all

Verse 2:
You sent Your Son, from heaven to earth, You delivered us all, it’s eternally heard
I searched for truth, and I all I found was You, my God, I’ll only ever give my all

Chorus:
Jesus, we’re living for Your name
We’ll never be ashamed of You (WOAH-OH-OH)
Our praise and all we are today
So take, take, take it all, take, take, take it all

Bridge:
Running to the One who heals the blind (WHOO-HOO)
Following the shining light
In Your hands the power to save the world, in my life

Tag​​:
So take, take, take it all, take, take, take it all

Verse 1–Verse 2–Chorus–Verse 2–Chorus–Bridge (X2)–Chorus–Tag

Trading My Sorrows

Verse:
I’m trading my sorrows, I’m trading my shame
I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord
I’m trading my sickness, I’m trading my pain
I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord (We’re singing)

Chorus:
Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes Lord
Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes Lord
Yes Lord, yes Lord,​ ​​yes, yes Lord
Amen (Amen, Amen, Amen)

Bridge:
I’m pressed but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned
struck down but not destroyed
I am blessed beyond this curse, for His promise will endure
that His joy’s gonna be my strength
Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes in the morning!

Verse–Chorus–Bridge–Verse–Chorus (X2)

Use Me

Verse:
Son of God come in, take away my sin
draw me closer, so I’m never​ ​​away from You
Take my life, oh God, and let Your will be done
as I walk this earth, Lord, I want to be like Your Son

Chorus:
Use me, use me, use me so I’m never away from You
Use me, use me, use me so I’m never away from You

Bridge:
Lord I give my life to You, I won’t turn back
Lord I give my life to You, I won’t turn back
Lord I give my life to You, I won’t turn back
Lord I give my life to You, I won’t turn back

Verse—Chorus—Verse—Chorus—Bridge (building)—Chorus (X2)

You Are My God (Yeah Yeah)

Verse:
You are my God ​(yeah yeah)
and I will ever praise You
You are my God ​(yeah yeah)
I will ever seek Your face
You are my God ​(yeah yeah)
and I will ever praise You
and glorify Your Holy name

Chorus:
My desire, is to live so much closer
I desire, to learn of You
Holy fire, I am touched by Your presence
flame of the Lord come down and move

Verse(X2)–Chorus–Verse–Chorus–Verse

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