Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sovereignty.

There is no attribute of God more comforting to his children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children of God ought more earnestly to contend than the dominion of their Master over all creation—the kingship of God over all the works of his own hands—the throne of God, and his right to sit upon that throne. On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by worldlings, no truth of which they have made such a foot-ball, as the great, stupendous, but yet most certain doctrine of the Sovereignty of the infinite Jehovah. Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and to make stars. They will allow him to be in his almonry to dispense his alms and bestow his bounties. They will allow him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends his throne, his creatures then gnash their teeth; and when we proclaim an enthroned God, and his right to do as he wills with his own, to dispose of his creatures as he thinks well, without consulting them in the matter, then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on his throne is not the God they love.
Charles Spurgeon
May 4, 1856

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunday Hymns - To Christ the Lord



TEXT:
Laura Taylor, Samuel Stennett
MUSIC:
Laura Taylor

1. To Christ the Lord let every tongue
Its noblest tribute bring
When He’s the subject of the song
Who can refuse to sing?
Survey the beauties of His face
And on His glories dwell
Think of the wonder of His grace
And all His triumphs tell

2. Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
Upon His awful brow
His head with radiant glories crowned
His lips with grace overflow
No mortal can with Him compare
Among the sons of men
Fairer He is than all the fair
That fill the Heavenly train

3. He saw me plunged in deep distress
He fled to my relief
For me He bore the shameful cross
And carried all my grief
His hand a thousand blessings pours
Upon my guilty head
His presence gilds my darkest hours
And guards my sleeping bed

4. To Him I owe my life and breath
And all the joys I have
He makes me triumph over death
And saves me from the grave
To Heaven the place of His abode
He brings my weary feet
Shows me the glories of my God
And makes my joy complete

5. Since from His bounty I receive
Such proofs of love divine
Had I a thousand hearts to give
Lord, they should all be Thine
A thousand men could not compose
A worthy song to bring
Yet Your love is a melody
Our hearts can’t help but sing!

©2001 Laura Taylor Music.
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sunday Hymns - Jesus Shall Reign





Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does its successive journeys run
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
Till sun shall rise and set no more

Blessings abound where’er He reigns
The pris’ner leaps to lose his chains
The weary find eternal rest
And all the sons of want are blessed

CHORUS:
To our King be highest praise
Rising through eternal days
Just and faithful He shall reign:
Jesus shall reign!

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name

CHORUS

Let every creature rise and bring
Blessing and honor to our King
Angels descend with songs again
And earth repeat the loud amen!

CHORUS

Original Words by Isaac Watt s (1719) / Original Music by John Hatt on (1793).
 New Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty and Ed Cash

© 2017 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Alletrop Music (BMI) / Adm by MusicServices.org

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sunday Hymns - The Lord is My Salvation



The grace of God has reached for me
And pulled me from the raging sea
And I am safe on this solid ground
The Lord is my salvation

I will not fear when darkness falls
His strength will help me scale these walls
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun
The Lord is my salvation

CHORUS
Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won
The Lord is my salvation

My hope is hidden in the Lord
He flow’rs each promise of His Word
When winter fades I know spring will come
The Lord is my salvation

In times of waiting, times of need
When I know loss, when I am weak
I know His grace will renew these days
The Lord is my salvation

CHORUS

And when I reach my final day
He will not leave me in the grave
But I will rise,
He will call me home
The Lord is my salvation

CHORUS

Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation

CHORUS
— WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY, KRISTYN GETTY, NATHAN NOCKELS AND JONAS MYRIN©2016 GETTY MUSIC PUBLISHING (BMI) / SWEATER WEATHER MUSIC (ASCAP) (ADMIN BY MUSICSERVICES.ORG) / CAPITOL CMG PARAGON (BMI) / SON OF THE LION (BMI) (ADMIN AT CAPTIOLCMGPUBISHING.COM)

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Repost: My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow'r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev'ry promise is enough
For ev'ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev'ry thought is love.
For ev'ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.


Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

Copyright © 2003 Thankyou Music




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