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ANCIENT OF DAYS
ISAIAH 43:1-2; PSALM 118:1, 6
Leader: But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.”
All: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Leader: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.”
All: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
MAN OF SORROWS
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God, by his own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God has been on Jesus laid.
Silent as he stood accused, beaten, mocked, and scorned,
Bowing to the Father’s will, he took a crown of thorns.
Chorus: Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah, praise and honor unto thee.
Sent of heaven, God’s own Son, to purchase and redeem,
And reconcile the very ones who nailed him to that tree. Chorus
Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me. Whom the Son sets free, oh, is free indeed. (repeat) Chorus
See the stone is rolled away, behold the empty tomb. Hallelujah, God be praised, he’s risen from the grave! Chorus
Praise and honor unto thee.
ANCIENT OF DAYS
Though the nations rage, kingdoms rise and fall,
There is still one King reigning over all.
So, I will not fear for this truth remains:
That my God is the Ancient of Days.
Chorus: None above him, none before him, all of time in his hands,
For his throne it shall remain and ever stand.
All the power, all the glory, I will trust in his name,
For my God is, the Ancient of Days.
Though the dread of night overwhelms my soul,
He is here with me, I am not alone.
O his love is sure, and he knows my name,
For my God is, the Ancient of Days. Chorus
Though I may not see what the future brings,
I will watch and wait for the Savior King.
Then my joy complete, standing face to face
In the presence of the Ancient of Days. Chorus
For my God is the Ancient of Days.
Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from the grave and crowned him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him or acknowledged his rule in our lives. We have gone along with the way of the world and failed to give him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, his body. Amen.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Leader: Because Christ has given us his Spirit, we now have peace with God and with one another. May the peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
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JESUS! WHAT A FRIEND FOR SINNERS!
Jesus! What a friend for sinners! Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me, he, my Savior, makes me whole.
Refrain: Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving, he is with me to the end.
Jesus! What a strength in weakness! Let me hide myself in him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing, he, my strength, my vict’ry wins. Refrain
Jesus! What a help in sorrow! While the billows o’er me roll;
Even when my heart is breaking, he, my comfort, helps my soul. Refrain
Jesus! I do now receive him, more than all in him I find;
He hath granted me forgiveness, I am his, and he is mine. Refrain
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!
EASTER: RESTORING OUR SOULS
5. Jesus and the Doubting Disciples – Loneliness
CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH
What is our hope in life and death? Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence? That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within his hand? What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end? The love of Christ, in which we stand.
Chorus: O sing, “Hallelujah!” Our hope springs eternal.
O sing, “Hallelujah!” Now and ever we confess:
Christ our hope in life and death.
What truth can calm the troubled soul? God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known? In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise? Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh unto the shore, the rock of Christ? Chorus
Unto the grave, what will we sing? “Christ, he lives! Christ, he lives!”
And what reward will heaven bring? Everlasting life with him.
Then we will rise to meet the Lord, then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy, when Christ is ours forevermore. Chorus 2x
Now and ever we confess: Christ our hope in life and death.
2 CORINTHIANS 13:14
Leader: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
People: Amen. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH
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