57. 18.04.2021 Psalm 11 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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57. 18.04.2021 Psalm 11

Special Service

  • Introduction

  • Hymn

Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.

2. All within that holy city
dearly loved by God on high,
in exultant jubilation
sing, in perfect harmony;
God the One-in-Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.

3. We as living stones implore you:
come among us, Lord, today!
With your promised loving-kindness
hear your people as we pray;
and the fullness of your blessing
in our fellowship display.

4. Here entrust to all your servants
what we long from you to gain-
that on earth and in the heavens
we your people shall remain,
till united in your glory
evermore with you we reign.

5. Praise and honour to the Father,
praise and honour to the Son,
praise and honour to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One:
one in power and one in glory
while eternal ages run.


  • O.T. Bible Reading

Psalm 11:1-7

1 ¶  «TO THE CHOIRMASTER. OF DAVID.»
In the LORD I take refuge;
  how can you say to my soul,
  “Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2  for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
  they have fitted their arrow to the string
  to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3  if the foundations are destroyed,
  what can the righteous do?”
4 ¶  The LORD is in his holy temple;
  the LORD’s throne is in heaven;
  his eyes see, his eyelids test, the children of man.
5  The LORD tests the righteous,
  but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6  Let him rain coals on the wicked;
  fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7  For the LORD is righteous;
     he loves righteous deeds;
        the upright shall behold his face.


  • Hymn

The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her
and for her life he died.

2. Elect from every nation
yet one through all the earth;
her charter of salvation-
one Lord, one faith, one birth:
one holy name she blesses,
and shares one holy food;
as to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.

3. We see her long divided
by heresy and sect;
yet she by God is guided-
one people, one elect:
her vigil she is keeping,
her cry goes up, ‘How long?’
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the dawn of song.

4. In toil and tribulation
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore:
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blessed;
at last the church victorious
shall be the church at rest!

5. Yet she on earth has union
with those whose rest is won,
and shares in sweet communion
with God the Three-in-One,
whose love has made them holy!
Lord, grant to us your grace
with them, the meek and lowly,
in heaven to see your face.


  • NT Bible Readings

Matthew 7:24-29
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Ephesians 2:19-22
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.


  • Hymn

God has spoken-by his prophets,
spoken his unchanging word;
each from age to age proclaiming
God the one, the righteous Lord;
in the world’s despair and turmoil
one firm anchor still holds fast:
God is king, his throne eternal,
God the first and God the last.

2. God has spoken-by Christ Jesus,
Christ, the everlasting Son;
brightness of the Father’s glory,
with the Father ever one:
spoken by the Word incarnate,
God, before all time began,
light of light, to earth descending,
Man, revealing God to man.

3. God is speaking-by his Spirit
speaking to our hearts again;
in the age-long word expounding
God’s own message, now as then.
Through the rise and fall of nations
one sure faith is standing fast:
God abides, his word unchanging,
God the first and God the last.


  • Prayer


  • Hymn

IN God will I trust, though my counsellors say,
O flee as a bird to your mountain away;
the wicked are strong and the righteous are weak,
foundations are shaken, yet God will I seek.

2 The Lord in His temple shall ever abide;
His throne is eternal whatever betide.
The children of men He beholds from on high,
the wicked to punish, the righteous to try.

3 The Lord is most righteous, the Lord loves the right,
the evil He hates and will surely requite;
the wicked His anger will drive from their place,
the upright in rapture shall gaze on His face.


  • Sermon


  • Hymn

We trust in you, our shield and our defender:
we do not fight alone against the foe:
strong in your strength, safe in your keeping tender
we trust in you, and in your name we go.
Strong in your strength, safe in your keeping tender
we trust in you, and in your name we go.

2. Yes, in your name, O Captain of salvation,
in your dear name, all other names above!
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love.
Jesus our righteousness, our sure foundation,
our Prince of glory and our King of love.

3. We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
and needing more each day your grace to know;
yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
‘We trust in you, and in your name we go.’
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
‘We trust in you, and in your name we go.’

4. We trust in you, our shield and our defender:
yours is the battle-yours shall be the praise!
When passing through the gates of dazzling splendour,
victors, we rest in you through endless days.
When passing through the gates of dazzling splendour,
victors, we rest in you through endless days.


  • Grace

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