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Lord’s Day 30, 2018


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

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Hear my cry, O God;
Give heed to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to You
when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a refuge for me,
A tower of strength against the enemy.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter
of Your wings. Selah.
For You have heard my vows, O God;
You have given me the inheritance
of those who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life;
His years will be as many generations.
He will abide before God forever;
Appoint lovingkindness and truth
that they may preserve him.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may pay my vows day by day.

—Psalm 61

Hymn IV.
Affliction.

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Encompass’d with clouds of distress,
Just ready all hope to resign,
I pant for the light of thy face,
And fear it will never be mine:
Dishearten’d with waiting so long,
I sink at thy feet with my load;
All plaintive I pour out my song,
And stretch forth my hands unto God.

Shine, Lord, and my terror shall cease,
The blood of atonement apply;
And lead me to Jesus for peace,
The rock that is higher than I
Speak, Saviour, for sweet is thy voice,
Thy presence is fair to behold;
I thirst for thy Spirit with cries
And groanings that cannot be told.

If sometimes I strive, as I mourn,
My hold of thy promise to keep,
The billows more fiercely return,
And plunge me again in the deep;
While harass’d, and cast from thy sight,
The tempter suggests, with a roar,
“The Lord hath forsaken thee quite,
Thy God will be gracious no more.”

Yet, Lord, if thy love hath design’d
No covenant blessing for me,
Ah tell me, how is it I find
Some sweetness in waiting for thee?
Almighty to rescue thou art
Thy grace is my only resource;
If e’er thou art Lord of my heart,
Thy Spirit must take it by force.

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.


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Posted 2018·07·29 by David Kjos
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