IMMORTAL, invisible, God only wise,in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.3 To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;in all life Thou livest, the true life of all;we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,and wither and perish – but nought changeth Thee.4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;all praise we would render; O help us to see’tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.5 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.
1 ¶ «TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A PSALM OF DAVID.»O LORD, you have searched me and known me!2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;you discern my thoughts from afar.3 You search out my path and my lying downand are acquainted with all my ways.4 Even before a word is on my tongue,behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.5 You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me.6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;it is high; I cannot attain it.7 ¶ Where shall I go from your Spirit?Or where shall I flee from your presence?8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!9 If I take the wings of the morningand dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,10 even there your hand shall lead me,and your right hand shall hold me.11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,and the light about me be night,”12 even the darkness is not dark to you;the night is bright as the day,for darkness is as light with you.13 For you formed my inward parts;you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works;my soul knows it very well.15 My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret,intricately woven in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;in your book were written, every one of them,the days that were formed for me,when as yet there were none of them.17 ¶ How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!How vast is the sum of them!18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.I awake, and I am still with you.19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!O men of blood, depart from me!20 They speak against you with malicious intent;your enemies take your name in vain!21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?22 I hate them with complete hatred;I count them my enemies.23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!Try me and know my thoughts!24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,and lead me in the way everlasting!
GLORY be to God the Father,glory be to God the Son,glory be to God the Spirit,great Jehovah, Three in One:glory, glory,while eternal ages run!2 Glory be to Him who loved us,washed us from each spot and stain;glory be to Him who bought us,made us kings with Him to reign:glory, glory,to the Lamb that once was slain!3 Glory to the King of angels,glory to the church’s King,glory to the King of nations,heaven and earth, your praises bring:glory, glory,to the King of glory bring!4 ‘Glory, blessing, praise eternal!’thus the choir of angels sings;‘Honour, riches, power, dominion!’thus its praise creation brings.Glory, glory,glory to the King of kings!
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:May grace and peace be multiplied to you.Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for your sake, who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
TO God be the glory! great things He has done!So loved He the world that He gave us His Son;who yielded His life an atonement for sin,and opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice!Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!O come to the Father through Jesus the Son:and give Him the glory! great things He has done!
2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!To every believer the promise of God;the vilest offender who truly believes,that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.3 Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;but purer and higher and greater will beour wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see!
1 Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you washed in the blood,In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?Are your garments spotless?Are they white as snow?Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
2 Are you walking daily by the Saviour's side?Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?3 When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?Pure and white in the blood of the Lamb?Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?4 Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!
See Him in JerusalemWalking where the crowds areOnce these streets had sung to HimNow they cry for murderSuch a frail and lonely ManHolding up the heavy crossSee Him walking in JerusalemOn the road to save usSee Him there upon the hillHear the scorn and laughterSilent as a lamb He waitsPraying to the FatherSee the King who made the sunAnd the moon and shining starsLet the soldiers hold and nail Him downSo that He could save themSee Him there upon the crossNow no longer breathingDust that formed the watching crowdsTakes the blood of JesusFeel the earth is shaking nowSee the veil is split in twoAnd He stood before the wrath of GodShielding sinners with His bloodSee the empty tomb todayDeath could not contain HimOnce the Servant of the worldNow in victory reigningLift your voices to the OneWho is seated on the throneSee Him in the New JerusalemPraise the One who saved usPraise the One who saved us!