Sermon & Music – July 26, 2020

Worship Bulletin and Bible Coloring Pages:

Prelude Chaconne and Variations                                                                                         G.F. Handel

Hymn            O Worship the King, v. 1-5                                           Blue Hymnal 388

O worship the King, all glorious above!
O gratefully sing his power and his love!
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

O tell of his might! O sing of his grace!
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

The earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy power hath founded of old,
hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
thy mercies, how tender! how firm to the end!
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

Robert Grant (1779-1838)  Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.

Anthem          Be Thou My Vision                                                                               Blue Hymnal 488

Bernadette Colley, Piano and Vocal
You are invited to join in singing at home, all verses

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
all else be nought to me, save that thou art—
thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father; thine own may I be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.

High King of heaven, when victory is won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Irish, ca. 700; versified Mary Elizabeth Byrne (1880-1931); tr. Eleanor H. Hull (1860-1935), alt.  Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170.
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Hymn             If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee 

If thou but trust in God to guide thee,
With hopeful heart through all thy ways,
God will give strength, whate’er betide thee,
To bear thee through the evil days:
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love     
Builds on the rock that naught can move.

Only be still, and wait God’s leisure
In cheerful hope, with heart content
To take whate’er thy Keeper’s pleasure
And all discerning love hath sent;
Nor doubt our inmost wants are clear
To One who holds us always dear.

Sing, pray, and swerve not from God’s ways,
But do thine own part faithfully,
Trust the rich promises of grace,
So shall they be fulfilled in thee;
God never yet forsook at need
The soul secured by trust indeed.

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