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                                        Wednesday, October 11, 2000




              "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them,  
               and they follow me;" (John 10:27 RSV)



Opening Hymn

Softly And Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling

Words and music by Will Thompson, 1880. Public Domain. MIDI file is Public Domain, altered by Bill McGinnis.

MIDI file located at http://www.loveallpeople.org/softlyandtenderly.mid



   SOFTLY AND TENDERLY - by Will L. Thompson - Public Domain

      Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
        Calling for you and for me;
      See, on the portals He's waiting and watching,
        Watching for you and for me.
      
      Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
        Pleading for you and for me?
      Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
        Mercies for you and for me?
      Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
        Passing from you and from me;
      Shadows are gathering, death beds are coming,
        Coming for you and for me.
      Oh! for the wonderful love He has promised,
        Promised for you and for me;
      Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
        Pardon for you and for me.
            Come home;
            Come home;
            Ye who are weary, come home!
            Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
            Calling, O sinner, come home!
                         Amen.

Scriptural Authority For This Chapel

       
       "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved
       you." (John 15:12 RSV)

 

This chapel allows me the opportunity to love you the best way I know how, by sharing the Lord with you in worship.

Invocation - Inviting the Lord To Be With Us Openly

              "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there
               am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20 RSV)


Let's pray together now, to welcome the Lord to join us openly as we worship Him.


             O Lord, we come together in Your name,
             And as You promised, we know You are here.
             AND SO WE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS,
             AND PRAY THAT YOU FIND PLEASURE HERE WITH US,
             AS WE, YOUR LOVING CHILDREN WORSHIP YOU.
             We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
             And share with us Your presence, openly,
             FOR YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT WE DESIRE,
             AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE, WE GIVE TO YOU.
             In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.
                                       
                                              

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord, Himself, taught us to pray like this . . .

                     The Lord's Prayer 
   
          Our Father, who art in heaven,
            hallowed be thy Name,
            thy kingdom come,
            thy will be done,
              on earth as it is in heaven.
          Give us this day our daily bread.
          And forgive us our trespasses,
            as we forgive those who trespass against us.
          And lead us not into temptation,
            but deliver us from evil.
          For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
            for ever and ever. Amen.
                      Source: Book Of Common Prayer, based on
                              Matthew 6:9-13    

                       *             *           *

         "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
          will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their
          trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
          (Matthew 6:14-15 KJV)
          

                       *             *           *
          

Catholic Commentary On The Lord's Prayer (the "Our Father")

"When the disciples asked the Lord Jesus, `Teach us to pray', He
replied by saying the words of the `Our Father', thereby giving a
concrete model which is also a universal model.  In fact, everything
that can and must be said to the Father is contained in those seven
requests which we all know by heart.  There is such simplicity in them
that even a child can learn them, but at the same time such depth that
a whole life can be spent meditating on their meaning.  Isn't that so?
Does not each of those petitions deal with something essential to our
life, directing it totally towards God the Father?  Doesn't this prayer
speak to us about `our daily bread', `forgiveness of our sins, since we
forgive others' and about protecting us from `temptation' and
`delivering us from evil?'" ([Pope] John Paul II, "General Audience",
14 March 1979).
The first thing our Lord teaches us to ask for is the glorification of
God and the coming of His Kingdom.  That is what is really
important--the Kingdom of God and His justice (cf. Matthew 6:33).  Our
Lord also wants us to pray confident that our Father will look after
our material needs, for "your Heavenly Father knows that you need them
all" (Matthew 6:32).  However, the Our Father makes us aspire
especially to possess the goods of the Holy Spirit, and invites us to
seek forgiveness (and to forgive others) and to avoid the danger of
sinning.  Finally the Our Father emphasizes the importance of vocal
prayer.  "`Domine, doce nos orare.  Lord teach us to pray!'  And our
Lord replied: `When you pray say: "Pater noster, qui es in coelis"...
Our Father, who art in Heaven...'.  What importance we must attach to
vocal prayer!" ([Blessed] J. Escriva, "The Way", 84).
1. Jesus often went away to pray (cf. Luke 6:12; 22:39ff).  This
practice of the Master causes His disciples to want to learn how to
pray.  Jesus teaches them to do what He Himself does.  Thus, when our
Lord prays, He begins with the Word "Father!": "Father, into Thy hands
I commit My spirit" (Luke 23:46); see also Matthew 11:25; 26:42, 53;
Luke 23:34; John 11:41; etc.).  His prayer on the Cross, "My God, My
God,..." (Matthew 27:46), is not really an exception to this rule,
because there He is quoting Psalm 22, the desperate prayer of the
persecuted just man.
Therefore, we can say that the first characteristic prayer should have
is the simplicity of a son speaking to his Father.  "You write: `To
pray is to talk with God.  But about what?'  About what?  About Him,
about yourself: joys, sorrows, successes, failures, noble ambitions,
daily worries, weaknesses!  And acts of thanksgiving and petition: and
love and reparation.  In a word: to get to know Him and to get to know
yourself: `to get acquainted!'" ([Blessed] J. Escriva, "The Way", 91).
2. "Hallowed be Thy name": in this first petition of the Our Father "we
pray that God may be known, loved, honored and served by everyone and
by ourselves in particular."  This means that we want "unbelievers to
come to a knowledge of the true God, heretics to recognize their
errors, schismatics to return to the unity of the Church, sinners to be
converted and the righteous to persevere in doing good."  By this first
petition, our Lord is teaching us that `we must desire God's glory more
than our own interest and advantage."  This hallowing of God's name is
attained "by prayer and good example and by directing all our thoughts,
affections and actions towards Him" ("St. Pius X Catechism", 290-293).
"Thy Kingdom come": "By the Kingdom of God we understand a triple
spiritual kingdom--the Kingdom of God in us, which is grace; the
Kingdom of God on earth, which is the Catholic Church; and the Kingdom
of God in Heaven, which is eternal bliss [...].  As regards grace, we
pray that God reign in us with His sanctifying grace, by which He is
pleased to dwell in us as a king in his throne-room, and that He keeps
us united to Him by the virtues of faith, hope and charity, by which He
reigns in our intellect, in our heart and in our will [...].  As
regards the Church, we pray that it extend and spread all over the
world for the salvation of men [...].  As regards Heaven, we pray that
one day we be admitted to that eternal bliss for which we have been
created, where we will be totally happy" ("ibid.", 294-297).
3. The Tradition of the Church usually interprets the "bread" as not
only material bread, since "man does not live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4;
Deuteronomy 8:3).  Here Jesus wants us to ask God for "what we need
each day for soul and body [...].  For our soul we ask God to sustain
our spiritual life, that is, we beg Him to give us His grace, of which
we are continually in need [...].  The life of our soul is sustained
mainly by the divine word and by the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar
[...].  For our bodies we pray for what is needed to maintain us" ("St.
Pius X Catechism", 302-305).
Christian doctrine stresses two ideas in this petition of the Our
Father: the first is trust in Divine Providence, which frees us from
excessive desire to accumulate possessions to insure us against the
future (cf. Luke 12:16-21); the other idea is that we should take a
brotherly interest in other people's needs, thereby moderating our
selfish tendencies.
4. "So rigorously does God exact from us forgetfulness of injuries and
mutual affection and love, that He rejects and despises the gifts and
sacrifices of those who are not reconciled to one another" ("St. Pius V
Catechism", IV, 14, 16).
"This sisters, is something which we should consider carefully; it is
such a serious and important matter that God should pardon us our sins,
which have merited eternal fire, that we must pardon all trifling
things which have been done to us.  As I have so few, Lord, even of
these trifling things, to offer Thee, Thy pardoning of me must be a
free gift: there is abundant scope here for Thy mercy.  Blessed be
Thou, who endurest one that is so poor" (St. Teresa of Avila, "Way of
Perfection", Chapter 36).
"And lead us not into temptation": it is not a sin to "feel" temptation
but to "consent" to temptation.  It is also a sin to put oneself
voluntarily into a situation which can easily lead one to sin.  God
allows us to be tempted, in order to test our fidelity, to exercise us
in virtue and to increase our merits with the help of grace.  In this
petition we ask the Lord to give us His grace not to be overcome when
put to the test, or to free us from temptation if we cannot cope with
it.
***********************************************************************  
Source: "The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries".  Biblical text
taken from the Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate.  Commentaries
made by members of the Faculty of Theology of the University of
Navarre, Spain.  Published by Four Courts Press, Kill Lane, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, Ireland.  Printed in Hungary.
"Nihil Obstat": Stephen J. Greene, "Censor Deputatus".
"Imprimi Potest": J. O'Carroll, Diocesan Administrator, 15 October
1987.
Reprinted with permission from the U.S. publisher, Scepter Publishers,
(see below).

The "Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries" is available from Scepter 
Publishers, PO Box 1270, Princeton, NJ 08542. The toll-free number is 
1-800-322-8773; the fax number is 609-683-8780.


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Declaration Of Faith


           I have accepted Jesus as my Lord;
           I know that God has raised Him from the dead,
           And now He dwells within me, in my heart.
           I love the Lord, and only Him I serve;
           I have no fear, for I am in His hands.

                                   wem

Worship Poem

This Is My Father's World

Words and music are both Public Domain.

MIDI music file at http://www.loveallpeople.org/fatwrldg.mid



THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD - by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901 -
                                 Public Domain

              This is my Father's world,
              And to my list'ning ears,
                 All nature sings,
                 And round me rings
              The music of the spheres.
              This is my Father's world,
              I rest me in the thought
                 Of rocks and trees,
                 Of skies and seas -
              His hand the wonders wrought.
              This is my Father's world,
              The birds their carols raise,
                 The morning light,
                 The lily white,
              Declare their Maker's praise.
              This is my Father's world,
              He shines in all that's fair;
                 In the rustling grass
                 I hear Him pass,
              He speaks to me ev'rywhere.
              This is my Father's world,
              O let me ne'er forget
                 That though the wrong
                 Seems oft so strong,
              God is the ruler yet.
              This my Father's world,
              Why should my heart be sad?
                 The Lord is King -
                 Let the heavens ring:
              God reigns: let the earth be glad.
              
                            Amen.

        
                  Our Life Should Be An Open Book
                "The only protection from deception"

                        by Zac Poonan
The only people who get to know God's ways are those who give serious thought to understanding why He does various things. When we wonder why God allows so much of suffering and injustice in this world, Satan to have so much power, evil men to prosper, etc., we can go to the word of God and find answers. Then we get transformed by the renewing of our mind (Ro.12:2). God is delighted when His children ask Him questions just as parents with their children.

One of the questions we need to ask is why God allows so much of deception in Christendom. There are so many different denominations, all of whom hold the same Bible and claim to have the true revelation of God. God allows this in order to sharpen our spiritual senses in searching out the truth. It is God's glory to hide things, and it is our glory to search them out (Pr.25:2).

God has allowed many spirits of deception to work among believers in order to test us. He knows that because of these spirits, many who believe are going to fall away (1Ti.4:1). But it is only those who give place to hypocrisy and lying, and allow their conscience to be hardened, who are going to be deceived (v.2). It is not by being intelligent and knowledgeable that we can preserve ourselves but by keeping a good conscience and avoiding all forms of hypocrisy and falsehood.

Our life must be so transparent that there is nothing we would be ashamed of and which we would like to hide from the eyes of others. There must be no part of our present life, whether it is the way we spend money or time or do anything else, that cannot face inspection by others. It is not that we need to reveal everything to the others, but that we should have nothing we would be ashamed of if others came to know about it.

If there is any area of darkness in our life, we need to ask the Lord to deal with it so that we can settle it and get rid of the darkness as soon as possible. Otherwise deception will set in to such an extent that we can imagine that everything is all right when things are extremely bad. The messenger to the church in Sardis was spiritually 'dead' while everyone thought he was a live wire (Re.3:1). The elder of the church in Laodicea thought he was spiritually rich and in need of nothing, while he was wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked! (v.17).

There is a boundary that separates light and darkness (Ge.1:4). Jesus is the light of the world and Satan is the ruler of darkness. If we move from light into darkness, Satan gets control over us, and we cannot claim protection from God. We have to be careful how we walk, keeping ourselves in the light and avoiding every form of darkness (Ep.5:15).

It is those who lack honesty who fall away from the faith. If we speak about things that are not really true in our life in order to impress others, we will enter into deception. If we want to be protected from being deceived, we must hate hypocrisy and falsehood of every kind. Otherwise the danger is not only that we will not make any spiritual progress, but also that we will fall away from the faith.

Reason Is Unable To Grasp The Higher Realities

Human reason is unable to grasp the higher realities, because reason is grounded in our very limited sensory experience. The origin of the universe, the purpose of life, the nature of God, the nature of good and evil are impossible for reason to comprehend.

Reason is very capable of grasping simple conceptual relationships, such as "if X, then Y." Reason's crowning achievement, which is Science, is capable of manipulating these simple conceptual relationships to yield stunning progress in our understanding and control of our material world. Through Science, we can fly in the air and beam pictures around the world instantly. We can do many things that earlier people could not do, all because of Science.

However, reason is incapable of grasping the higher realities, just as your dog is unable to grasp Accounting. The higher realities are beyond its capabilities. For a thorough, systematic discussion of the limitations of reason, please refer to the classic philosophical work, "The Critique Of Pure Reason," by Immanuel Kant. A copy is available at http:/www.knuten.liu.se/~bjoch509/works/kant/cr_pure_reason.txt.

If you try to understand the higher realities based on reason, you are like the blind man who follows another man just as blind. As Jesus explained . . .

         _____________________________________________________________
       
      "And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind?
       shall they not both fall into the ditch?" (Luke 6:39 KJV)
         _____________________________________________________________
       

The higher realities are revealed by God directly to man, in the form of divine revelation. We cannot get them by means of our own understanding.


              "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
               thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,
               and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

Discernment of the higher realities comes only by the Spirit of God.

              1 CORINTHIANS 2:11-14 (KJV)
                                       
                        Discernment By The Spirit Of God
                                          
             11
                    For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the
                    spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of
                    God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
             12
                    Now we have received, not the spirit of the world,
                    but the spirit which is of God; that we might know
                    the things that are freely given to us of God.
             13
                    Which things also we speak, not in the words which
                    man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost
                    teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
             14
                    But the natural man receiveth not the things of the
                    Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him:
                    neither can he know them, because they are
                    spiritually discerned.

Therefore, don't waste your time trying to figure out the "Big Questions" of life using reason. You cannot do it. Better intellects than yours or mine have tried and failed. Why? Because it cannot be done: reason is incapable of doing it. You might as well try to teach Accounting to your dog.

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

     Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     http://www.loveallpeople.org/ministries.html
           "Teaching The Beautiful Christian Life"
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Exhortation For Today

   "But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any
    one of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."
    (Hebrews 3:13 KJV)
From englishemanna@emanna.lsm.org Wed Oct 11 11:57:45 2000
Enjoying His Invisible Presence (1)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses (RcV) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
John 14:16  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you 
another Comforter, that He may be with you forever,  (17)  
Even the Spirit of reality...He abides with you and shall be 
in you.  (18)  I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming 
to you.
16:7  But I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that 
I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not 
come to you...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
[Part 1 of 2]
...as long as He [Christ] was in the flesh, He was unable to 
be in the disciples. Therefore, in the Gospel of John He 
indicated to them that it was expedient for them that He die 
and then be resurrected. In resurrection He would then be 
able to enter into the disciples as life and remain in them 
as their person and thereby propagate Himself. After His 
resurrection, the Lord Jesus came back to the disciples as 
the life-giving Spirit and breathed Himself into them (John 
20:22). The Lord's breathing of Himself into the disciples 
was His propagation of Himself in them as life.
After the Lord breathed Himself into the disciples, He 
stayed with them economically for forty days. The Lord's 
presenting Himself alive was for the purpose of training the 
disciples to practice and enjoy His invisible presence. 
Before His death the Lord's presence was visible in the 
flesh. After His resurrection, His presence was invisible in 
the Spirit. His manifestations, or appearings, after His 
resurrection were to train the disciples to realize, enjoy, 
and practice His invisible presence, which is more 
available, prevailing, precious, rich, and real than His 
visible presence. The Lord's invisible presence is just the 
Spirit in His resurrection, whom He breathed into the 
disciples and who would be with them all the time.
[Continued tomorrow]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Prayer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lord Jesus, thank You for becoming the life-giving Spirit in 
resurrection. Though I can't see You with my physical eyes, 
Your invisible presence is always with me.  You are so real 
and available. Please cause _______ to also enjoy Your dear, 
invisible presence. Amen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the 
Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-
study of Acts, pp. 22-23. Both are published by Living 
Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.
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Prayer For You


                      "Your Intellect Alone Is Not Enough"
       
      "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
       own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5 KJV)


                 Your intellect alone is not enough  
                 To guide you through this life you have on earth;
                 For many of the world's most brilliant men
                 Are lost, like drunkards stumbling through the night.
                 But once the Holy Spirit dwells in you,
                 He lights your path, illuminates the dark,
                 He gives you answers to your deepest quests,
                 Where intellect alone would surely fail.
                 And so I pray the Lord will dwell in you,
                 And let His holy presence guide your life.
                 Then if you ask your mind for its assent
                 Your mind will cheerfully affirm His truths.
                 In Jesus' name I pray for you, Amen.

                               bmcgin 1996, 1999

Reading Of The Scriptures

Now let us join together as we read more from God's holy word, the Bible. The Lord inhabits His word, and as we read it and take it into ourselves, He grows ever stronger within us.

   LUKE 17   (Kings James Bible, Clarified)

   17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that
   offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
   
   17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
   neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of
   these little ones.
   
   17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you,
   rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
   
   17:4 And if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven
   times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive
   him.
   
   17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
   
   17:6 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
   you might say unto this mulberry tree, Be you plucked up by the root,
   and be you planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
   
   17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle,
   will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and
   sit down to food?
   
   17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready with which I may
   sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and
   afterward you shall eat and drink?
   
   17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were
   commanded him? I think not.
   
   17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which
   are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done
   that which was our duty to do.
   
   17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed
   through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
   
   17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men
   that were lepers, which stood afar off:
   
   17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have
   mercy on us.
   
   17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto
   the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were
   cleansed.
   
   17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
   and with a loud voice glorified God,
   
   17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he
   was a Samaritan.
   
   17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where
   are the nine?
   
   17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save
   this stranger.
   
   17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made
   you whole.
   
   17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of
   God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes
   not with observation:
   
   17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
   kingdom of God is within you.
   
   17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when you
   shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall
   not see it.
   
   17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after
   them, nor follow them.
   
   17:24 For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under
   heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son
   of man be in his day.
   
   17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
   generation.
   
   17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the
   days of the Son of man.
   
   17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
   marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood
   came, and destroyed them all.
   
   17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they
   drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
   
   17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
   brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
   
   17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is
   revealed.
   
   17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his goods
   in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in
   the field, let him likewise not return back.
   
   17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
   
   17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
   whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
   
   17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the
   one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
   
   17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,
   and the other left.
   
   17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the
   other left.
   
   17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
   unto them, Wheresoever the body is, to there will the eagles be
   gathered together.

Are You Saved? If Not, Now Is The Time

There are only two absolute scriptural requirements for being saved, and these are given here:
   
         "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
          shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
          dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9 KJV)


It cannot be any simpler: Say out loud, "Jesus Christ is my Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.

If you do both of these things, sincerely, God has promised that you will be saved.

Closing Hymn

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1747); music is the hymn tune BEECHER, by John Zundel (1870); MIDI file by Bill McGinnis, altered from an existing Public Domain MIDI file. Everything here is Public Domain.

MIDI music file at http://www.loveallpeople.org/lovdivb.mid



LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING - by Charles Wesley, 1747 -
                                       Public Domain 

             Love divine, all loves excelling,
             Joy of heav'n, to earth come down;
             Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,
             All Thy faithful mercies crown;
             Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
             Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
             Visit us with Thy salvation,
             Enter ev'ry trembling heart.
             Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
             Into ev'ry troubled breast;
             Let us all in Thee inherit,
             Let us find Thy promised rest;
             Take away the love of sinning;
             Alpha and Omega be;
             End of faith, as its beginning,
             Set our hearts at liberty.
             Come, Almighty to deliver,
             Let us all Thy life receive;
             Suddenly return, and never,
             Never more Thy temples leave;
             Thee we would be always blessing,
             Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
             Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing,
             Glory in Thy perfect love.
             Finish then Thy new creation,
             Pure and spotless let us be;
             Let us see Thy great salvation,
             Perfectly restored in Thee;
             Changed from glory into glory,
             Till in heav'n we take our place,
             Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
             Lost in wonder, love, and praise.
                              Amen.
                

Benediction

As we complete our worship service today, I leave you with this blessing . . .

 
   GOD BE WITH US 
   On this Thy day, 
   Amen.
 
   God be with us On this Thy night, 
   Amen.
    
   To us and with us, On this Thy day, 
   Amen. 
   To us and with us, On this Thy night, 
   Amen.
   To all we love, all the time
   Amen.
   In pain and sorrow, in sickness and health
   Amen
   In life and death, today and tomorrow
   Amen
   In time of happiness, in times of sorrow
   Amen
   In times of loneliness, in times of closeness
   Amen.
   Great Three in One, Great One in Three
   You hear us now, in you we move.
   Amen.

                +  +  +
     (Ancient Prayer from Carmina Gadelica)
          
Go with His love, and good-bye until tomorrow, Lord willing.

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