Preparing for Worship




Sunday, August 19

Preparing to Hear God's Word


Sermon Text:  Psalm 31:1-8 (Learn More)

1In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    in your righteousness deliver me!
Incline your ear to me;
    rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
    a strong fortress to save me!

For you are my rock and my fortress;
    and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;
you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
    you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

I hate those who pay regard to worthless idols,
    but I trust in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
    because you have seen my affliction;
    you have known the distress of my soul,
and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
    you have set my feet in a broad place.


Preparing for Worship:  


 Hymn #310 “Rejoice, the Lord is King”  (Listen)     

Rejoice, the Lord is King: your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore.

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains, he took his seat above. [Refrain]

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules o'er earth and heav'n;
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus giv'n. [Refrain]

He sits at God's right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet. [Refrain]

Rejoice in glorious hope! Our Lord, the Judge, shall come,
and take his servants up to their eternal home. [Refrain]


“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” (Listen)

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss - the Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One, bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice, call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life - I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart - His wounds have paid my ransom.
© 1995 Thankyou Music


“Come Ye Souls By Sin Afflicted”  (Listen)

Come ye souls by, sin afflicted, bowed with fruitless, sorrow down;
By the broken, law convicted, through the cross, behold the crown;
Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; mercy flows through Him alone.

Take His easy, yoke and wear it; Love will make your, obedience sweet;
Christ will give you, strength to bear it, while His grace, shall guide your feet
Safe to glory, Safe to glory, Safe to glory, where His ransomed captives meet.

Blessèd are the, eyes that see Him, blest the ears that, hear His voice;
Blessèd are the, souls that trust Him, and in Him, alone rejoice;
His commandments, His commandments, His commandments
Then become their happy choice.

Sweet as home to, pilgrims weary, light to newly, opened eyes,
Like full springs in, deserts dreary, is the rest, the cross supplies;
All who taste it, All who taste it, All who taste it shall to rest immortal rise.
Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Mercy flows through Him alone.
©2013 Kevin Twit Music


“My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62)” (Listen)

Oh my God, hear my cry From the depths I call out to you.
You give your mercy and light in the dark, and the wilderness.

Chorus My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him.
            My soul finds rest, God is my hope. I will not be shaken, I will not be shaken.

You are my shield and my strength, train my feet for this battle.
Our God is mighty to save. I will wait, I will wait for Him (Chorus)

O my strength, I sing praise to you. O my strength, I sing praise to you.
In joy or pain, I sing praise to you. Night or day, I sing praise to you. (Chorus)
©2015 Drink Your Tea Music


“All I Have Is Christ” (Listen)

I once was lost in darkest night, yet thought I knew the way,
The sin that promised joy and life, had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own, a rebel to Your will,
And if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost,
You looked upon my helpless state, and led me to the cross.
And I beheld God's love displayed, You suffered in my place,
You bore the wrath reserved for me, now all I know is grace.

Chorus: Hallelujah! All I have is Christ, Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!

Now Lord I would be Yours alone, and live so all might see,
The strength to follow Your commands, could never come from me.
O Father use my ransomed life in any way You choose,
And let my song forever be, my only boast is You.
©2008 Sovereign Grace Praise