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Lord’s Day 37, 2019


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

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The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
—Isaiah 61:1–3

L. The Gospel Jubilee. Psalm lxxxix. 15. compared with Levit. xxv. and Isa. lxi. 2.

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Loud let the tuneful Trumpet sound,
And spread the joyful Tidings round;
Let ev’ry Soul with Transport hear,
And hail the Lord’s accepted Year.

Ye Debtors, whom he gives to know,
That you ten thousand Talents owe,
When humbled at his Feet ye fall,
Your gracious Lord forgives them all.

Slaves, that have borne the heavy Chain
Of Sin and Hell’s tyrannic Reign,
To Liberty assert your Claim,
And urge the great Redeemer’s Name.

The rich Inheritance you lost,
Restor’d, improv’d, you now may boast;
Fair Salem your Arrival waits,
To golden Streets, and pearly Gates.

Her blest Inhabitants no more
Bondage, and Poverty deplore:
No Debt, but Love immensely great,
Whose Joy still rises with the Debt.

O happy Souls that know the Sound!
God’s Light shall all their Steps surround;
And shew that Jubilee begun,
Which thro’ eternal Years shall run.

—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 2019·09·22 by David Kjos
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