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Psalm 23 by Shane and Shane

I’ve never really been able to keep up with Shane and Shane because they’re so prolific.
Which is a shame because I think I’d like them.

Here they are singing their rendition of Psalm 23 at a Getty Music Sing! Conference.

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King Of Kings – Sunday Songs

A very good new song from Hillsong.
Words, music, structure all very accessible and well expressed.

The lyrics:
In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes
To fulfil the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt
Praise the Father
Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit three in one
God of glory
Praise forever to the King of Kings
To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross
For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died
And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death
And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored
And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint
By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me

Words and Music: Jason Ingram, Brooke Ligertwood & Scott Ligertwood
© 2019 Hillsong Music Publishing

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New City Catechism Question and Answer 28

Question 28
What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?

At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever.

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Psalm 148 by Sons Of Korah

Last night’s concert by Sons Of Korah closed with their version of Psalm 148.

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Sons Of Korah In Mount Gambier 2019

Another wonderful night listening to Sons Of Korah in concert in Mount Gambier.

If you have the opportunity to hear them live, take it.

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God, That Madest Earth And Heaven – Sunday Songs

An end of day hymn, another of the songs that sadly don’t seem to have end of day services of worship at which to be sung.
The words of the first verse are by Reginald Heber, writer of Holy, Holy, Holy, with the second verse having been added later.
The tune of preference is the Welsh melody known as AR HYD Y NOS, appropriately enough associated with the song All Through The Night.

The lyrics:
God, that madest earth and heaven,
darkness and night,
who the day for toil has given,
for rest the night;
may thine angel-guards defend us,
slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
holy dreams and hope attend us,
this livelong night.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping;
and, when we die,
may we in thy mighty keeping
all peaceful lie;
when the last dread call shall wake us,
do not thou our God forsake us,
but to reign in glory take us
with thee on high.