Friday, February 09, 2007

Worship Preparation

  1. Meditate (talk with God) about John 20:19-23
  2. Pray and prepare for worship as if you were certain this would be your last Sunday for corporate worship on this side of heaven
  3. Sing with humble confidence (make up a tune if you don't know this one!)
The Church's One Foundation
Samuel J. Stone / Samuel S. Wesley

The Church's one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord
She is His new creation by water and the word
From heav'n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride
With His own blood He bought her
And for her life He died.

Elect from ev'ry nation yet one o'er all the earth
Her charter of salvation one Lord one faith one birth
One holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food
And to one hope she presses with ev'ry grace endued.

Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won
O happy ones and holy, Lord give us grace that we
Like them the meek and lowly
On high may dwell with Thee.

'Mid toil and tribulation and tumult of her war
She waits the consummation of peace forevermore
Till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.

Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed
By schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed
Yet saints their watch are keeping
Their cry goes up how long
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.
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