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Lord’s Day 26, 2017


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory. No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.”

—Joshua 1:1–5

XVII. Support in the gracious Presence of God under the Loss of Ministers, and other useful Friends. Joshua i. 2, 4, 5.
Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)

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Now let our mourning Hearts revive,
And all our Tears be dry.
Why should those Eyes be drown’d in Grief,
Which view a Saviour nigh?

What tho’ the Arm of conqu’ring Death
Does God’s own House invade?
What tho’ the Prophet, and the Priest
Be number’d with the Dead?

Tho’ earthly Shepherds dwell in Dust,
The Aged, and the Young,
The watchful Eye in Darkness clos’d,
And mute th’ instructive Tongue;

Th’ eternal Shepherd still survives
New Comfort to impart;
His Eye still guides us, and his Voice
Still animates our Heart.

“Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord,
“My Church shall safe abide;
“For I will ne’er forsake my own,
“Whose Souls in me confide.”

Thro’ every Scene of Life, and Death,
This Promise is our Trust;
And this shall be our Children’s Song,
When we are cold in Dust.

—Philip Doddridge, Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures (Salop, 1755).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2017·06·25 by David Kjos
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