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Sunday
Jan282018

Sunday's Hymn: O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth

O could I speak the matchless worth,
O could I sound the glories forth
Which in my Saviour shine,
I’d soar, and touch the heavenly strings,
And vie with Gabriel while he sings
In notes almost divine.

I’d sing the precious blood he spilt,
My ransom from the dreadful guilt
Of sin, and wrath Divine:
I’d sing his glorious righteousness,
In which all perfect, heavenly dress
My soul shall ever shine.

I’d sing the characters he bears,
And all the forms of love he wears,
Exalted on his throne:
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
I would to everlasting days
Make all his glories known.

Well, the delightful day will come
When my dear Lord will bring me home,
And I shall see his face;
Then with my Saviour, brother, friend,
A blest eternity I’ll spend,
Triumphant in his grace. 

—Samuel Medley 

 

 

 

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Sunday
Jan212018

Sunday's Hymn: At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Shall Bow

At the Name of Jesus
Ev’ry knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess him
King of Glory now.
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure
We should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning
Was the mighty word.

At his voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angel faces,
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heav’nly orders
In their great array.

Humbled for a season
To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
Unto whom he came,
Faithfully he bore it
Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious,
When from death he passed.

In your hearts enthrone him;
There let him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown him as your Captain
In temptation’s hour:
Let his will enfold you
In its light and pow’r.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father’s glory,
With his angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of Glory now.

Caroline Noel

 

 

 

 

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Sunday
Jan142018

O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire

O Christ, our hope, our heart’s desire,
Redemption’s only spring!
Creator of the world art thou,
Its Saviour and its King.

How vast the mercy and the love
Which laid our sins on thee,
And led thee to a cruel death,
To set thy people free.

But now the bands of death are burst,
The ransom has been paid;
And thou art on thy Father’s throne,
In glorious robes arrayed.

O Christ, be thou our lasting joy,
Our ever great reward!
Our only glory may it be
To glory in the Lord.

—Unknown

 

 

 

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