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Meanwhile In Sydney

On the third floor of a sportsbar style hotel someone’s watching The Lion King.


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Great Is The Lord God – Sunday Songs

This song by Michael Kelly Blanchard is different from a few other songs with the title Great Is The Lord.
This rendition is sung by Buddy Greene.

The lyrics:
Great is the Lord God
Greatly to be praised with your whole heart
And great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
Great is the Lord God
Wondrous are His ways with His people
And great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
He has found me in my misery
He has freed me from my shame
He has saved me from self-tyranny
Holy is his name
He has pulled me out of darkness
He has brought me into light
He has loved me with His tenderness
How He’s blessed . . .
. . . All of my life is His
All of my sins He forgives
All of my days I will live in His love
All of my life is His
All of my sins He forgives
All of my days I will live in His love
In His love
(Repeat from the beginning)
Great is the Lord God
Great is the Lord God
Greatly to be praised with your whole heart
Great is the Lord God
Love Him, Love Him
Great is the Lord God
Wondrous are His ways with his people
Great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
He is worthy, worthy of our praise

Words and music by Michael Kelly Blanchard
Copyright 1991 Diadem Sky (a div. of Diadem, Inc.)/Gotz Music (ASCAP).


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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16

40.
Q. Why did Christ have to suffer death?
A. Because the righteousness and truth of God are such that nothing else could make reparation for our sins except the death of the Son of God.

41.
Q. Why was he “buried”?
A. To confirm the fact that he was really dead.

42.
Q. Since, then, Christ died for us, why must we also die?
A. Our death is not a reparation for our sins, but only a dying to sin and an entering into eternal life.

43.
Q. What further benefit do we receive from the sacrifice and death of Christ on the cross?
A. That by his power our old self is crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil passions of our mortal bodies may reign in us no more, but that we may offer ourselves to him as a sacrifice of thanksgiving.

44.
Q. Why is there added: “He descended into hell”?
A. That in my severest tribulations I may be assured that Christ my Lord has redeemed me from hellish anxieties and torment by the unspeakable anguish, pains, and terrors which he suffered in his soul both on the cross and before.