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Lord’s Day 52, 2017

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


The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel
to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.

—Luke 4:18–19

CCIII. Christ's Message. Luke iv. 18, 19.
Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)


Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
The Saviour promis’d long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
And ev’ry voice a song.

On him the Spirit largely pour’d
Exerts its sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love
His holy breast inspire.

He comes the pris’ners to release
In Satan’s bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron’ fetters yield.

He comes from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind
To pour celestial day.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace
T’ inrich the humble poor.

His silver trumpets publish loud
The Jub’lee of the Lord;
Our debts are all remitted now,
Our heritage restor’d.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heav’n’s eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

—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.

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.

Posted 2017·12·24 by David Kjos
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