By Me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.” Proverbs 8:15-16 *****
Hail King of the Jews! Words: Augustus Toplady
Tune: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus - R. Prichard Arr. N. Johnson
1. Hail, Thou once despisèd Jesus, Hail, Thou Galilean King! Thou didst suffer to release us: Thou didst free salvation bring. Hail, Thou agonizing Savior, Bearer of our sin and shame! By Thy merits we find favor: Life is given through Thy Name.
2. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed, All our sins were on Thee laid; By Almighty Love anointed, Thou hast full atonement made: All Thy people are forgiven, Through the virtue of Thy blood; Opened is the gate of heaven, Peace is made 'twixt man and God.
3. Jesus, hail! Enthroned in glory, There forever to abide; All the heavenly hosts adore Thee, Seated at Thy Father's side: There for sinners Thou art pleading; There Thou dost our place prepare; Ever for us interceding, Till in glory we appear.
4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing, Thou art worthy to receive: Loudest praises without ceasing, Meet it is for us to give. Help, ye bright angelic spirits, Bring your sweetest, noblest lays; Help to sing our Savior's merits, Help to chant Emmanuel's praise.
Jesus Christ Is a Threefold King First, His enemies' King; Secondly, His saints' King; Thirdly, His Father's King. First, Christ is His enemies' King, that is - He is King over His enemies. Christ is a King above all kings. What are all the mighty men, the great, the honorable men of the earth, as compared to Jesus Christ? They are but like a little bubble in the water; for if all the nations, in comparison to God, be but as the drop of the bucket, or the dust of the balance, as the prophet speaks in Isaiah 40:15, how little then must be the kings of the earth! Nay, beloved, Christ Jesus is not only higher than kings - but He is higher than the angels; yes, He is the head of angels, and, therefore, all the angels in heaven are commanded to worship Him. Colossians 2:12, Hebrews 1:6 ... He is King over all kingdoms, over all nations, over all governments, over all powers, over all people. Daniel 7:14 ... The very heathen are given to Christ, and the uttermost parts of the earth for His possession (Psalm 2:8). Secondly, Jesus Christ is His saints' King. He is King of the bad, and of the good; but as for the wicked, He rules over them by His power and might; but the saints, He rules in them by His Spirit and graces. Oh! this is Christ's spiritual kingdom, and here He rules in the hearts of His people, here He rules over their consciences, over their wills, over their affections, over their judgments and understandings, and nobody has anything to do here but Christ. Christ is not only the King of nations-but the King of saints; the one He rules over, the other He rules in. Thirdly, Jesus Christ is His Father's King too, and so His Father calls him: "I have set MY King upon my holy hill of Zion." Well may He be our King, when He is God's King. But you may say, how is Christ the Father's King? Because He rules for His Father! There is a twofold kingdom of God committed to Jesus Christ; first, a spiritual kingdom, by which He rules in the hearts of His people, and so is King of saints; and, secondly, a providential kingdom, by which He rules the affairs of this world, and so He is King of nations. William Dyer (1632-1696) "Christ's Famous Titles", 1665 ****
Christ the King! When we look up and attempt to view him sitting at the right hand of the Majesty on high in all His exalted dignity and power as King of kings and Lord of lords-then we feel as if dazzled and overborne with a sight and sense of His surpassing glory. In the days of His flesh, the beloved disciple could lean on the bosom of Jesus and stand by His cross; but when in Patmos' lonely isle He appeared in His majesty so that "His eyes were as a flame of fire," and "His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength," John fell at His feet as dead! Yet if He has made us willing in the day of His power, has brought us to His feet in all humility to touch the scepter of His grace and own Him Lord of all, we may, in company with His saints, "speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power; to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom." (Psalm 145:11-12) J. C. Philpot - 1802-1869
Yet Have I Set My King Psalm 2:6 “Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion.” Notice: 1. The royal office and character of our glorious Redeemer: He is a King, "This name He has on His vesture and on His thigh." Re 19:16. 2. The authority by which He reigns; He is "my King," says God the Father, and I have set Him up from everlasting: "The Father judges no man; but has committed all judgment unto the Son." The world disowns His authority-but I own it; I have set Him, I have "given Him to be Head over all things to the church." 3. His particular kingdom over which He rules; it is over "my holy hill of Zion"-an eminent type of the gospel church. The temple was built upon Mount Zion and, therefore, called a holy hill. Christ's throne is in His church, it is His headquarters, and the place of His peculiar residence. Notice the firmness of the divine purpose with respect unto this matter. "Yet have I set" Him "King;" that is, whatever be the plots of hell and earth to the contrary, He reigns by His Father's ordination. Stephen Charnock, 1628-1680
“Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 20:21 ***** Though In A Foreign LandWords by: Augustus Toplady Tune: Blest be the Tie that Binds (H. Naegeli)1....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of His people,”Isaiah 28:5 ***** Reigning Grace Words by John Newton Tune to Majestic Sweetness (T. Hastings) 1. Now may the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
But I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD, because He hath dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:5-6)*****Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore HimTune: Come Thou Fount (John Wyeth) Author...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry. Psalm 34:15 ***** Christ the Refuge of His Saints Author - Unknown Tune - How Firm a Foundation 1. A refuge for sinners, the Gospel makes known; ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Free and Sovereign Grace By Gary Spreacker - Tune: ‚ÄėAmazing Grace‚Äô 1. O, my Lord's free and sov'reign grace, What peace that gives to me! Chosen before I saw His face, Elect eternally. 2. God's Son took the place I deserved. For my sin I should...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
My Jesus, My Almighty Friend Author ‚Äď William Mason - Tune: There is a Fountain 1. My Jesus, my almighty friend, When I begin Thy praise, Where will the growing numbers end! The numbers of Thy grace! Still has my life new wonders seen Repeated...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
‚ÄúWe love Him, because He first loved us.‚ÄĚ 1 John 4:19 ***** Call to Worship: ‚ÄėTis Not That I Did Choose Thee Author: Josiah Conder Tune: The Church's One Foundation 1. 'Tis not that I did choose Thee, For Lord, that could not be; ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
‚ÄúGrace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:‚ÄĚ Galatians 1:3-4 ***** The Savior...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
‚ÄúKnowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in Word only, but also in Power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.‚ÄĚ 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
‚ÄúBut when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.‚ÄĚ (Galatians 4:4-5) ***** Flesh of Our Flesh Author:...[ abbreviated | read entire ]