âO God, Thou art terrible out of Thy holy places: the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God.â (Psalm 68:35) *****
Sing His Worthy Praise Tune to âMAJESTIC SWEETNESSâ CM Words by JIM BYRD
1. More precious is the name of Christ, Than evâry name beside; Give honor to the Son of God, May He be glorified, May He be glorified.
2. Who else could save our sinful souls, From everlasting shame? To cleanse us from our sinfulness, Christ down from heaven came, Christ down from heaven came.
3. Behold a wondrous mystery, The Lord in human clay; Came forth to seek and save the lost, His sheep who went astray, His sheep who went astray.
4. Christ died a sacrificial death, The law He magnified; His blood a full atonement made, And God is satisfied, And God is satisfied.
5. Our Savior conquered sin and death, His holy Name we bless; We are redeemed and justified, By Christ our Righteousness, By Christ our Righteousness.
SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM 121
Daily Readings - September 28-October 4 Sunday - Haggai 1-2 Monday - Zechariah 1-7 Tuesday - Zechariah 8-14 Wednesday- Malachi 1-4 Thursday - Matthew 1-4 Friday - Matthew 5-6 Saturday - Matthew 7-9 *****
GOLDEN PROMISES âAnd even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver youâ (Isaiah 46:4). Jehovah, Jesus our Savior, is âthe same yesterday, and to day, and for everâ (Hebrews 13:8). Though we are changing daily, yet He remains the eternal, faithful, unchanging and unchangeable Son of God. Let all who rest in His blood and righteousness rejoice. His love, care, protection, truth and promises shall never fail as the years go by. As we âspend our years as a tale that is toldâ (Psalm 90:9), we believe His Word that He will support and carry us all the way to everlasting glory. He made us, not only physically, but spiritually; we are washed in His blood and robed in His righteousness. He gave us life, light, repentance and faith by His Spirit. He will always bear us up and finally deliver us from every effect of sin and from the last enemy, which is death. âPastor Jim Byrd *****
A PRAYER FOR GODâS PRESENCE âIf Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up henceâ (Exodus 33:15). This is a prayer which has been used hundreds of times, and which is timely for every occasion or event. Moses was in the wilderness when he uttered it and about to lead the people to the verge of Canaan, the land that flowed with milk and honey; yet he felt that he would rather continue to endure the inconveniences of the tent and of the wilderness, with the presence of his God, than enjoy the rest and the fatness of the land of promise without Him. God had made the desert to become to Moses like a garden; he felt that all the gardens of Canaan and the vineyards of Eshcol would be as nothing to him if God should withdraw His presence. Moses considered everything to be worthless and insignificant without the glorious presence of His Lord. Many a time, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in your experience and mine, we have also had to feel the force of such a prayer as this. âIf Thy presence go not with me, carry me not up hence.â When you, beloved, have to pass through any change in life; when, in Godâs good providence, you are removed from one sphere of service to another; or when you must face matters which are new, fearful and unknown, I think that you also may look up to your heavenly Father in prayer, and say, âIf Thy presence go not with us, carry us not up hence.â And at last, when you and I shall be about to die, when the hour shall approach for us to leave this world behind and wade through the cold stream of death, what prayer can be more appropriate than this, âIf Thy presence go not with us, carry us not up henceâ? To go anywhere without the Lord would be terrible; but to die without the presence of God, to die without the Savior and Mediator, that would be awful beyond expression. To go down into deathâs dark river with no kind Helper, with no Supporter, with no loving voice saying to us, âFear thou not, for I am with thee; My rod and My staff shall comfort thee;â would be sad indeed. It must be indeed an awful and solemn thing to meet death alone, to have no presence of God to cheer us in the last dread conflict. âLord, if Thy presence go not with me, carry me not up hence.â I dare not take another step without Him. âcopied and edited
JESUS DIED FOR SINNERS Tune "I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD" CM/DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD 1. Consider this amazing truth, For sinners Jesus died. To save them from unending woe, The Son was crucified. Their cause the Savior undertook, From old...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
BEHOLD THE GRACE OF GOD Tune to "THIS IS MY FATHERâS WORLD" SM/DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD 1. How could a holy God, Whose glory we extol; In justice ever save the lost, Forgive and make us whole? For sins against His law, Cannot unpunished go; But...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
RENDER PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING Tune to "LOVE DIVINE" 188.8.131.52. double Words by JIM BYRD 1. God of grace and matchless glory, Grant that we would worship Thee; Thou hast gathered us together, Now reveal Thy majesty. Send to us Thy sovereign...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME TUNE TO COMPLETE IN THEE LM/CHORUS WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. I once was lost and dead in sin, With only wretchedness within; But then the Spirit to me came, Brought me to love the Saviorâs Name. CHORUS: âTwas by His blood...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
BLESS THE SAVIORâS NAME Tune "PRAISE THE SAVIOR" 184.108.40.206. Words by JIM BYRD 1. Magnify the Mediator, Jesus Christ our mighty Savior, He restored us to Godâs favor; Bless the Saviorâs Name. 2. Jesus saves from sin forever, He abideth faithful...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation." (Hebrews 9:27-28) *****...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST MAGNIFIED THE LAW Tune to "HOW SWEET THE NAME" CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. The Son of God, in covânant love, The law to satisfy; Descended from His throne above, To suffer, bleed and die. 2. âTwas by His death Godâs justice was Completely...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
WAITING ON THE LORD Tune to MAJESTIC SWEETNESS CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. O sovereign Lord to Thee we come, Before Thy throne we fall; Reveal to us Thy precious Son, As on Thy Name we call, As on Thy Name we call. 2. Though wicked, full of sin...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
REJOICE IN THE LORD Tune to "O WORSHIP THE KING" 10.10.11.11. Words by JIM BYRD 1. Rejoice in the Lord, be glad every heart, Our God rules on high His grace to impart; Jehovah is Lord, O how sacred His Name, Bow down at His footstool His glories...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PRAISE OUR EVERLASTING LORD Tune to "âTIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS" 220.127.116.11. WITH REFRAIN Words by JIM BYRD 1. God in wisdom chose to save us, Praise Him for His sovereign grace; Gave us to the blessed Savior, Son of God, our Hiding-Place....[ abbreviated | read entire ]