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Hymn Of The Ages – Sunday Songs

Hymn Of The Ages features on Good News, the latest album from the prolific Rend Collective.
They always feature a good blend of songs on their releases.
This is quite anthemic and hymn like, with strong corporate lyrics declaring praise to God.

The lyrics:
All history shall bow before Your throne
Time and space on bended knee shall come
Though kingdoms pass away
Your majesty remains
How great You are
How great must be Your song
The Alpha and Omega without end
The Everlasting makes this wretch His friend
The angels stand in awe
This beggar heart responds
How great You are
How great must be Your song
You’re the hymn of the ages
The hope of all the world
You carried our redemption on Your shoulders
You’re the anthem of salvation
Jesus, Lord of Lords
Your legacy will echo through the ages
Oh, for a countless choir in my lungs
To sing Your praises with a thousand tongues
The purpose in my days
Is ever to proclaim
How great You are
How great must be Your song
We raise the never-ending song
The greatest song we’ve ever known
The song of angels
The hymn of ages
Holy is the Lord
We praise the never-ending One
The greatest joy we’ve ever known
All hail King Jesus
Forever glorious
Holy is the Lord

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 7

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 7

Q. Will all men, then, be saved through Christ as they became lost through Adam?
A. No. Only those who, by true faith, are incorporated into him and accept all his benefits.

Q. What is true faith?
A. It is not only a certain knowledge by which I accept as true all that God has revealed to us in his Word, but also a wholehearted trust which the Holy Spirit creates in me through the gospel, that, not only to others, but to me also God has given the forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness and salvation, out of sheer grace solely for the sake of Christ’s saving work.

Q. What, then, must a Christian believe?
A. All that is promised us in the gospel, a summary of which is taught us in the articles of the Apostles’ Creed, our universally acknowledge confession of faith.

Q. What are these articles?
A. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only-begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty’ from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.

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Fools’s Gold by Sandra McCracken

Fool’s Gold is a track from Sandra McCracken’s EP Songs From The Valley
These are songs written during a period when McCracken was recording an album based on the Psalms.
They are her personal expression of the emotions of a season of trial, her own companion pieces to the words of David.

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Faith And Mercy (preparing for MGPC 18/2/18)

Song: Man Of Sorrows
Call to Worship
Song: Let Your Kingdom Come
Prayer Of Confession
Song: The Lord Is Good And Just
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 33
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Esther 3:1-15 – The evil royal official Haman, enraged by Mordecai’s refusal to bow before him, plots the annihilation of the Judean exiles throughout the Persian Empire.
Bible Memorisation: James 2:14-17
Song: Holy. Holy, Holy
Bible Reading: James 2:1-13
Video: James Bumper
Sermon: Faith And Mercy
Song: Make Me A Captive Lord (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: This Is Amazing Grace

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The Hound Of Heaven Read By Richard Burton

By personal request I utilised excerpts from Francis Thompson’s poem The Hound Of Heaven in a funeral service today.
It expresses something of the faith journey of the lady who requested it.
Here’s Richard Burton’s recitation of the poem.

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Bush Cemetery

A funeral for a unique person concluded at the Nelson Cemetery today.

The Cemetery, of which she was a committee member for decades gives insight into her nature.

A sign outside the Cemetery contains pictures of some of the notable native flora that had been sighted in the area. Alongside the photos is a ‘Short List Of Native Plants Found Within This Cemetery’. (The Cemetery is set within a five acre reserve)

You can be certain that somewhere in her home the complete list of native plants found in the cemetery exists as well.

Vale Leila.