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Lord’s Day 24, 2018

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


Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant
to depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation . . .

—Luke 2:29–30

Hymn III.
Happiness found.


Happiness, thou lovely name,
Where’s thy seat, O tell me where?
Learning, pleasure, wealth, and fame,
All cry out, “It is not here:”
Not the wisdom of the wise
Can inform me where it lies,
Not the grandeur of the great
Can the bliss I seek create.

Object of my first desire,
Jesus crucify’d for me!
All to happiness aspire,
Only to be found in thee:
Thee to praise, and thee to know,
Constitute our bliss below;
Thee to see, and thee to love,
Constitute our bliss above.

Lord, it is not life to live,
If thy presence thou deny;
Lord, if though thy presence give,
Tis no longer death to die;
Source and giver of repose,
Singly from thy smile it flows;
Peace and happiness are thine;
Mine they are, if thou art mine.

Whilst I feel thy love to me,
Ev’ry object teems with joy;
Here O may I walk with thee,
Then into thy presence die!
Let me but thyself possess,
Total sum of happiness!
Real bliss I then shall prove;
Heav’n below, and heav’n above.

The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady: To the Holy Spirit (Sprinkle Publications, 1987).

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 2018·06·17 by David Kjos
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