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Lord’s Day 15, 2020


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

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Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
—Habakkuk 3:17–18

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:32

Hymn XLVIII.
Joy and peace in believing.

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Sometimes a light surprizes
The christian while he sings;
It is the Lord who rises
With healing in his wings:

When comforts are declining,
He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining
To cheer it after rain.

In holy contemplation,
We sweetly then pursue
The theme of God’s salvation,
And find it ever new:

Set free from present sorrow,
We cheerfully can say,
E’en let th’ unknown to-morrow,
Bring with it what it may.

It can bring with it nothing
But he will bear us thro’;
Who gives the lilies clothing
Will clothe his people too:

Beneath the spreading heavens,
No creature but is fed;
And he who feeds the ravens,
Will give his children bread.

The vine, nor fig-tree neither,
Their wonted fruit should hear,
Tho’ all the fields should wither,
Nor flocks, nor herds, be there:

Yet God the same abiding,
His praise shall tune my voice;
For while in him confiding,
I cannot but rejoice.

—William Cowper, Olney Hymns. Book III.

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


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Posted 2020·04·12 by David Kjos
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