Preparing for Worship

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Sunday, October 21

Preparing to Hear God's Word
 

Sermon Title : “THE CONTRASTING CHOICES OF GOD’S PEOPLE”

Sermon Text:  Psalm 34: 4-14  (Learn More)

I sought the Lord, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
    for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me;
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is there who desires life
    and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Turn away from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.

 

Preparing for Worship:  

 

Hymn #32 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”  (Listen)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with thee; 
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; as thou hast been thou forever wilt be. 

REFRAIN  
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided -
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness  to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,  thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, 
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]

 

“Psalm 130 (From the Depths of Woe)” (Listen)

From the depths of woe I raise to Thee the voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me and hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark, our secret sins and misdeeds dark,
O who shall stand before Thee?(Who shall stand before Thee?)
O who shall stand before Thee?(Who shall stand before Thee?)

To wash away the crimson stain, grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works, alas! Are all in vain; in much the best life faileth;
No man can glory in Thy sight, all must alike confess Thy might,
And live alone by mercy. (Live alone by mercy.)
And live alone by mercy. (Live alone by mercy.)

Therefore my trust is in the Lord, and not in mine own merit;
On Him my soul shall rest, His word upholds my fainting spirit;
His promised mercy is my fort, my comfort and my sweet support;
I wait for it with patience.(Wait for it with patience.)
I wait for it with patience.(Wait for it with patience.)              

What though I wait the live-long night, and ‘til the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in His might; it doubteth not nor feareth;
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed, ye of the Spirit born indeed;
And wait ‘til God appeareth. (Wait ‘til God appeareth.)
And wait ‘til God appeareth. (Wait ‘til God appeareth.)

Though great our sins and sore our woes, His grace much more aboundeth;
His helping love no limit knows, our upmost need it soundeth.
Our Shepherd good and true is He, who will at last His Israel free,
From all their sin and sorrow. (All their sin and sorrow.)
From all their sin and sorrow. (All their sin and sorrow.)
©1997 Christopher Miner Music.

 

Hymn #605  “All the Way My Saviour Leade Me”  (Listen)

All the way my Savior leads me; what have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt his tender mercy, who through life has been my guide?
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort, here by faith in him to dwell;
for I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well;
for I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me, cheers each winding path I tread,
gives me grace for ev'ry trial, feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter, and my soul a-thirst may be,
gushing from the rock before me, lo, a spring of joy I see;
gushing from the rock before me, lo, a spring of joy I see!

All the way my Savior leads me - O the fullness of his love!
perfect rest to me is promised in my Father's house above:
when my spirit, clothed, immortal, wings its flight to realms of day,
this my song through endless ages: Jesus led me all the way;
this my song through endless ages: Jesus led me all the way!

 

“As Long As You Are Glorified” (Listen)
Shall I take from Your hand Your blessings, yet not welcome any pain?
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine, yet grumble in days of rain?
Shall I love You in times of plenty, then leave You in days of drought?
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest, but when winter winds blow then doubt

Chorus  Oh, let Your will be done in me, in Your love I will abide;
             Oh, I long for nothing else as long as You are glorified.

Are You good only when I prosper, and true only when I'm filled?
Are You King only when I'm carefree, and God only when I'm well?
You are good when I'm poor and needy; You are true when I'm parched and dry;
You still reign in the deepest valley; You're still God in the darkest night.

Bridge   So, quiet my restless heart;  quiet my restless heart;
             Quiet my restless heart in You.
© 2008 Integrity's Praise! Music, Sovereign Grace Praise