Lord’s Day 11, 2016
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp isthe Lamb.
The Promised Land
Samuel Stennett (1727–1795)
On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.
O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight;
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!
There generous fruits that never fail,
On trees immortal grow;
There rocks, and hills, and brooks, and vales,
With milk and honey flow.
All O’er those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.
No chilling winds, or poisonous breath,
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.
When I shall reach that happy place,
I’ll be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father’s face,
And in His bosom rest?
Filled with delight, my raptured soul
Can here no longer stay;
Though Jordan’s waves around me roll,
Fearless I’d launch away.
—Worthy Is the Lamb (Soli Deo Gloria, 2004).
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation
if you can possibly help it.
But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.
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