2. 29/03/2020 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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2. 29/03/2020

Special Service

Audio Service N°2.
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  • Order of Service

  • Welcome and introduction

  • Hymn - Before the Lord’s eternal throne,

Before the Lord’s eternal throne,
all nations, bow with holy joy;
know that the Lord is God alone,
he can create and can destroy.

2. His sovereign power, without our aid,
formed us and fashioned us of old;
and when like wandering sheep we strayed,
he brought us back into his fold.

3. We’ll crowd your gates with thankful songs,
high as the heavens our voices raise;
and earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
shall fill your courts with joyful praise.

4. Wide as the world is your command,
vast as eternity your love;
firm as a rock your truth shall stand
when rolling years have ceased to move.

  • Bible Reading Micah chapter 2.

1 ¶  Woe to those who devise wickedness
         and work evil on their beds!
   When the morning dawns, they perform it,
         because it is in the power of their hand.
2  They covet fields and seize them,
         and houses, and take them away;
   they oppress a man and his house,
         a man and his inheritance.
3  Therefore thus says the LORD:
   behold, against this family I am devising disaster,
         from which you cannot remove your necks,
   and you shall not walk haughtily,
         for it will be a time of disaster.
4  In that day they shall take up a taunt song against you
         and moan bitterly,
   and say, "We are utterly ruined;
         he changes the portion of my people;
   how he removes it from me!
         To an apostate he allots our fields."
5  Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot
   in the assembly of the LORD.
6 ¶  "Do not preach"—thus they preach—
   "one should not preach of such things;
   disgrace will not overtake us."
7  Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
         Has the LORD grown impatient?
         Are these his deeds?
   Do not my words do good
         to him who walks uprightly?
8  But lately my people have risen up as an enemy;
   you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly
         with no thought of war.
9  The women of my people you drive out
         from their delightful houses;
   from their young children you take away
         my splendour forever.
10  Arise and go,
         for this is no place to rest,
   because of uncleanness that destroys
         with a grievous destruction.
11  If a man should go about and utter wind and lies,
   saying, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,"
   he would be the preacher for this people!
12 ¶  I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob;
         I will gather the remnant of Israel;
   I will set them together
         like sheep in a fold,
   like a flock in its pasture,
         a noisy multitude of men.
13  He who opens the breach goes up before them;
         they break through and pass the gate,
         going out by it.
   Their king passes on before them,
         the LORD at their head.

  • Hymn - A sovereign protector I have

A sovereign protector I have,
unseen, yet for ever at hand,
unchangeably faithful to save,
almighty to rule and command.
He smiles, and my comforts abound;
his grace as the dew shall descend,
and walls of salvation surround
the soul he delights to defend.

2. Inspirer and hearer of prayer,
both leading and guarding your sheep,
I place in your covenant care
my life, both awake and asleep;
if you are my shield and my sun
the night is no darkness to me,
for, fast as my moments roll on,
so nearer to you I shall be.

3. Creator and ground of my hope,
to your name alone I shall bow,
a new ‘Ebenezer’ set up
to show ‘God has helped us till now.’
I think on the years that are past,
when all my defence you have proved;
nor will you relinquish at last
a sinner so blessed and so loved.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn - WILL your anchor hold in the storms of life

WILL your anchor hold in the storms of life,
when the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
will your anchor drift, or firm remain?

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
grounded firm and deep in the Saviour's love!

2 Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear,
when the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rave, and the wild winds blow,
shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

3 Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
when the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
while your anchor holds within the veil.

4 Will your eyes behold through the morning light
the city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
when life’s storms are past for evermore?

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn - The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want.

The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
his goodness restores my soul.

Chorus (with descant):

And I will trust in you alone. (I will trust, I will trust in you.)
And I will trust in you alone, (I will trust, I will trust in you.)
for your endless mercy follows me, (Endless mercy follows me,)
your goodness will lead me home. (goodness will lead me home.)

2. He guides my ways in righteousness,
and he anoints my head with oil,
and my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on his pure delights.

And I will trust in you alone….

3. And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
for you are with me, and your rod and staff
are the comfort I need to know.

And I will trust in you alone….

  • Closing Grace.


Songs printed under licence N° CCL7702

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