Hymns

Worship 1-24-21

Welcome

Hymn: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

1 O for a thousand tongues to sing

my great Redeemer's praise,

the glories of my God and King,

the triumphs of his grace!


2 My gracious Master and my God,

assist me to proclaim,

to spread thro' all the earth abroad

the honors of your name.


3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears,

that bids our sorrows cease,

'tis music in the sinner's ears,

'tis life and health and peace.


4 He breaks the power of cancelled sin,

he sets the prisoner free;

his blood can make the foulest clean;

his blood availed for me.


5 To God all glory, praise, and love

be now and ever given

by saints below and saints above,

the Church in earth and heaven.

Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 NRSV

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

JAM with Mrs Jessica

Hymn: How Great Thou Art

1 O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder

consider all the *worlds thy hand have made,

I see the stars, I hear the *rolling thunder,

thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;

how great thou art, how great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;

how great thou art, how great thou art!


2 When through the woods and forest glades I wander,

and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur

and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze; [Refrain]


3 And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,

sent him to die, I scarce can take it in;

that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

he bled and died to take away my sin; [Refrain]


4 When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.

Then I shall bow in humble adoration,

and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! [Refrain]

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NRSV

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Sermon:

Hymn: How Great Thou Art

1 O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder

consider all the *worlds thy hand have made,

I see the stars, I hear the *rolling thunder,

thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;

how great thou art, how great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;

how great thou art, how great thou art!


2 When through the woods and forest glades I wander,

and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur

and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze; [Refrain]


3 And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,

sent him to die, I scarce can take it in;

that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

he bled and died to take away my sin; [Refrain]


4 When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.

Then I shall bow in humble adoration,

and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! [Refrain]

Benediction