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Lord’s Day 7, 2009

I reioyced, when they sayd to me, We wil go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1 (Geneva Bible)

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

COME, for thy day, thy wasted day, is closing,
   With all its joy and sun;
Bright, loving hours have passed thee by unheeded;
   Thy work on earth undone,
   And all thy race unrun.

Folly and pleasure hast thou still been chasing,
   With the world’s giddy throng,
Beauty and love have been thy golden idols;
   And thou hast rushed along,
   Still list’ning to their song.

Sorrow and weeping thou hast cast behind thee,
   For what were tears to thee?
Life was not life without the smile and sunshine;
   Only in revelry
   Did wisdom seem to be.

Unclasp, O man, the syren hand of pleasure,
   Let the gay folly go!
A few quick years will bring the unwelcome ending;
   Then whither dost thou go,
   To endless joy or woe?

Clasp a far truer hand, a kinder, stronger,
   Of Him the crucified;
Let in a deeper love into thy spirit,
   The love of Him who died,
   And now is glorified!

—Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, First Series (James Nisbet & Co., 1878).

Psalme 119:49–56
(Geneva Bible)

49 Remember the promise made to thy seruant, wherein thou hast caused me to trust.

50 It is my comfort in my trouble: for thy promise hath quickened me. 51 The proude haue had me exceedingly in derision: yet haue I not declined from thy Lawe. 52 I remembred thy iudgements of olde, O Lord, and haue bene comforted. 53 Feare is come vpon mee for the wicked, that forsake thy Lawe. 54 Thy statutes haue beene my songes in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 I haue remembred thy Name, O Lord, in the night, and haue kept thy Lawe. 56 This I had because I kept thy precepts.


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David Strain
John MacArthur
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Michael Beasley
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Paul W. Martin
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Grace be with you, and Peace from God our Father, and from the Lorde Jesus Christ.

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