The organist at MGPC and I have weekly rehearsals that usually end up with us singing our way through various hymn books.
She’s forgotten more older gospel songs than I ever knew.
The Lily Of The Valley are the type of songs we both enjoy.

The lyrics
I have found a friend in Jesus-
He’s ev’rything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley- in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay,
He tells me ev’ry care on Him to roll;
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the greatest of ten thousand to my soul.
He all my grief has taken and all my sorrows borne,
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
I have all for Him forsaken and all my idols torn
From my heart, and now He keeps me by His pow’r.
Though all the world forsake me and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal;
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the greatest of ten thousand to my soul.
He will never, never leave me nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear-
With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory I’ll see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll;
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the greatest of ten thousand to my soul.

Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 25

Q & A 98
Q Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?
A The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments, which were delivered by the voice of God upon Mount Sinai, and written by him in two tables of stone *1; and are recorded in the twentieth chapter of Exodus. The four first commandments containing our duty to God, and the other six our duty to man *2.

Q & A 99
Q What rules are to be observed for the right understanding of the ten commandments?
A For the right understanding of the ten commandments, these rules are to be observed:

1. That the law is perfect, and binds everyone to full conformity in the whole man unto the righteousness thereof, and unto entire obedience forever; so as to require the utmost perfection of every duty, and to forbid the least degree of every sin *3.
2. That it is spiritual, and so reaches the understanding, will, affections, and all other powers of the soul; as well as words, works, and gestures *4.
3. That one and the same thing, in divers respects, is required or forbidden in several commandments *5.
4. That as, where a duty is commanded, the contrary sin is forbidden *6; and, where a sin is forbidden, the contrary duty is commanded *7: so, where a promise is annexed, the contrary threatening is included *8; and, where a threatening is annexed, the contrary promise is included *9.
5. That what God forbids, is at no time to be done *10; what he commands, is always our duty *11; and yet every particular duty is not to be done at all times *12.
6. That under one sin or duty, all of the same kind are forbidden or commanded; together with all the causes, means, occasions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereunto *13.
7. That what is forbidden or commanded to ourselves, we are bound, according to our places to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the duty of their places *14.
8. That in what is commanded to others, we are bound, according to our places and callings, to be helpful to them *15; and to take heed of partaking with others in what is forbidden them *16.

*1 Deuteronomy 10:4; Exodus 34:1-4.
*2 Matthew 22:37-40.
*3 Psalm 19:7; Matthew 5:21-22.
*4 Romans 7:14; Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28, 33-34, 37-39, 43-44.
*5 Colossians 3:5; Amos 8:5; Proverbs 1:19; 1 Timothy 6:10.
*6 Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 4:9-10; Matthew 15:4-6.
*7 Matthew 5:21-25; Ephesians 4:28.
*8 Exodus 20:12; Proverbs 30:17.
*9 Jeremiah 18:7-8; Exodus 20:7; Psalm 15:1, 4-5; Psalm 24:4-5.
*10 Job 13:7-8; Hebrews 11:25.
*11 Deuteronomy 4:8-9.
*12 Matthew 12:7.
*13 Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28; Matthew 15:4-6; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; Jude 2; Colossians 3:21.
*14 Exodus 20:10; Leviticus 19:17; Joshua 14:15; Deuteronomy 6:6-7.
*15 2 Corinthians 1:24.
*16 1 Timothy 5:22; Ephesians 5:11.

This week in ‘Total Devotion To Jesus’, the relationship Christians have with God through Jesus shapes the nature and conduct of every aspect of all our other relationships, both with believers and non-believers.

For those unable to join us at MGPC, the service will be live-streamed.
The video is available at our website and youtube channel.

Sunday June 20
Song: He Will Hold Me Fast
Call to Worship
Song: Build Your Kingdom Here
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Affirming our Faith
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Ezra 7:21-28
Bible Memorisation: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Song: All People That On Earth Do Dwell
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:4
Sermon: Total Devotion To Jesus
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Jesus Thank You

Weight Of Eternal Glory by The Hillbilly Thomists, from their album Living For The Other Side.

I am suffering under the weight of eternal glory
I find my place in the Good Lord’s story
I keep His promises by my bed
Take the hand of the Loving Savior
Guides my way while I still stay here
You can find the same way yourself, dear
If you just let yourself be lеd

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