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Scripture Readings for 5/9/21

1 Samuel 1:26-28

1 Corinthians 13

Scripture Readings for this week 5/2/21:

Exodus 14:21-23, 26-31 (Crossing Red Sea)

Acts 27:27-44 (Paul's Last Shipwreck)

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

arr. Jim Lucas

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,

Pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak, but Thou art mighty;

Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,

Feed me now and evermore,

Feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,

Whence the healing stream doth flow;

Let the fire and cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through.

Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield,

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,

Bid my anxious fears subside;

Death of death and hell's destruction,

Land me safe on Canaan's side.

Songs of praises, songs of praises,

I will ever give to Thee,

I will ever give to Thee.

Words: William Williams (1717-1791), trans. Peter Williams (1722-1796)

Tune: Cwm Rhondda, Welsh hymn, John Hughes (1873-1932) Arranged by Jim Lucas © 1989, Thomas House Publications / Intrada Music Group, Anderson, IN

© Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

Scripture Readings for this week: 4/25/21:

Exodus 16:2, 6-12

Acts 20:17-24,28-32

Jesus, I Know You Came

David McCarthy

Jesus, I know You came

To seek and find me;

Yours are the only hands

That can unbind me.

You offer me release

From sin and sin's increase;

You bid me go in peace,

The past behind me.

What if my former self

Should overtake me?

Or new temptations wait

To bend and break me?

You strengthen me to meet

My foes upon my feet;

And even in defeat

Do not forsake me.

What if an end to doubt

Is still denied me?

In sacrament and song

You cheer and guide me.

I have a race to run,

Each step a victory won;

Believing, I press on,

With You beside me.

Words by Fred Pratt Green, Music by David McCarthy

© 1984 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188

© Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

Scripture Readings for 4/18/21:

Joshua 1:1-9 and Acts 18:18-26


Be Thou My Vision

arr. Richard A. Nichols

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else 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 my I be;

Thou in me dwelling, and I one with Thee.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,

May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heav’n's Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Words: Irish, ca. 700; translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (1880-1931), versified by Eleanor

H. Hull (1860-1935) Tune: Slane, trad. Irish Melody, arranged by Richard A. Nichols

© 2012 SoundForth / Lorenz Corporation

© Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

Scripture Readings: Acts 4:32-35 & 1 John 1:1-2:2 (4/11/21)


Jesus Paid It All

arr. Richard A. Nichols

I hear the Savior say,

"Thy strength indeed is small,

Child of weakness, watch and pray,

Find in Me thine all in all."


Jesus paid it all,

All to Him I owe;

Sin had left a crimson stain,

He washed it white as snow.

Lord, now indeed I find

Thy pow'r, and Thine alone,

Can change the leper's spots

And melt the heart of stone. Refrain

For nothing good have I

Whereby Thy grace to claim;

I'll wash my garments white

In the blood of Calv'ry's Lamb. Refrain

And when, before the throne,

I stand in Him complete,

"Jesus died my soul to save,"

My lips shall still repeat. Refrain

Words: Elvina M. Hall (1820-1889) Tune: All to Christ, John T. Grape (1835-1915)

Arranged by Richard A. Nichols © 2012 SoundForth, Greenville, SC

© Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

Scriptures to Read This Week for Resurrection Sunday, 4/4/21:

Isaiah 25:6-9

John 20:1-18


Crown Him with Many Crowns

arr. Douglas Smith

Crown Him with many crowns,

The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns

All music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing

Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King

Through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of life,

Who triumphed o'er the grave,

And rose victorious in the strife

For those He came to save;

His glories now we sing

Who died, and rose on high,

Who died eternal life to bring,

And lives that death may die.

Words: Vs. 1, Matthew Bridges (1800-1894); vs. 2, Godfrey Thring (1823-1903)

Tune: Diademata, George J. Elvey (1816-1893), arr. Douglas Smith ©David E. Smith Publications ã Music Used by Permission: CCLI #2028596

Thine Is the Glory

arr. Douglas Smith

Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;

Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won!

Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,

Kept the folded grave-clothes where Thy body lay.

Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;

Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won!

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb!

Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;

Let His church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,

For the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting!

Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;

Endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won!

Words: Edmond Louis Budry (1854-1932), trans. Richard Birch Hoyle (1875-1939)

Tune: Maccabeus, George Frederick Handel (1685-1759),

arr. Douglas Smith ©David E. Smith Publications


In Christ Alone

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe.

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand:

Till He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Words and Music by Stuart Townend & Keith Getty Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music (Adm. by excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family,


Come Let Us Join

Joseph Martin

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

With angels round the throne.

Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

But all their joys are one.

Jesus is worthy to receive

Honor and power divine;

And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, forever Thine.

“Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry,

“To be exalted thus!”

“Oh, worthy the Lamb,” our hearts reply,

“For He was slain for us!”

Jesus is worthy to receive

Honor and power divine;

And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, forever Thine.

The whole creation join in one,

To bless the sacred Name

Of Him Who sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb.

Jesus is worthy to receive

Honor and power divine;

And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, forever Thine.

Words by Isaac Watts (Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707). Music by Joseph M. Martin, 1991, Shawnee Press, Delaware Water Gap, PA