Good Morning Saints!
Today’s Bible Reading & Verse
Deuteronomy 32-34, Psalm 91
Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. – Romans 16:17-18
Today’s Song Story
The God of Abraham Praise
Thomas Olivers was orphaned as a young child and grew up as what we would know today as a juvenile delinquent — a boy headed for major trouble. Then one day he heard George Whitefield preach. How Olivers happened to be in attendance at a religious service, I have no idea — but he was there.
Whitefield was a stem-winding preacher, and he preached that day on the text from the prophet Zechariah, "Is not this man a brand plucked from the fire?" (Zechariah 3:1). The story behind that phrase is a conversation between God and Satan. The subject was Joshua, whom God had plucked from the fire. Joshua stood before the angel dressed in filthy clothes, but told Joshua, "See, I have taken your guilt away from you, and I will clothe you with festal apparel."
When he heard that sermon, Olivers saw himself as that man dressed in filthy clothes — and he realized for the first time that there was hope for himself. He was converted that night, and became an evangelist serving under John Wesley.
One day he happened to be worshiping in a Jewish synagogue in London — I don’t know how that happened either — and heard Cantor Meyer Lyon sing a lovely song based on the thirteen articles of Jewish faith. He was so impressed that he went home and wrote our hymn, "The God of Abraham Praise" — a song of praise to the God of Abraham — the same God that we as Christians worship.
In tribute to Cantor Lyon, Olivers named his hymn tune Leoni.
The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days, and God of Love;
Jehovah, great I AM! by earth and Heav’n confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred Name forever blessed.
The God of Abraham praise, at Whose supreme command
From earth I rise—and seek the joys at His right hand;
I all on earth forsake, its wisdom, fame, and power;
And Him my only Portion make, my Shield and Tower.
The God of Abraham praise, whose all sufficient grace
Shall guide me all my happy days, in all my ways.
He calls a worm His friend, He calls Himself my God!
And He shall save me to the end, thro’ Jesus’ blood.
He by Himself has sworn; I on His oath depend,
I shall, on eagle wings upborne, to Heav’n ascend.
I shall behold His face; I shall His power adore,
And sing the wonders of His grace forevermore.
Tho’ nature’s strength decay, and earth and hell withstand,
To Canaan’s bounds I urge my way, at His command.
The wat’ry deep I pass, with Jesus in my view;
And thro’ the howling wilderness my way pursue.
The goodly land I see, with peace and plenty bless’d;
A land of sacred liberty, and endless rest.
There milk and honey flow, and oil and wine abound,
And trees of life forever grow with mercy crowned.
There dwells the Lord our King, the Lord our righteousness,
Triumphant o’er the world and sin, the Prince of peace;
On Sion’s sacred height His kingdom still maintains,
And glorious with His saints in light forever reigns.
He keeps His own secure, He guards them by His side,
Arrays in garments, white and pure, His spotless bride:
With streams of sacred bliss, with groves of living joys—
With all the fruits of Paradise, He still supplies.
Before the great Three-One they all exulting stand;
And tell the wonders He hath done, through all their land:
The list’ning spheres attend, and swell the growing fame;
And sing, in songs which never end, the wondrous Name.
The God Who reigns on high the great archangels sing,
And “Holy, holy, holy!” cry, “Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:
Jehovah—Father—great I AM, we worship Thee!”
Today’s Worship Songs
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Blue Skies – Point of Grace
Every Little Thing – Delirious?
I’ll Stand – Cindy Morgan
Sons & Daughters – Bebo Norman
How He Loves – Jeremy Riddle
But For Your Grace – Rita Baloche
In His Time – Maranatha
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