Sunday April 5th, Must We Obey?
Order of Service for Worship at Home
April 5th, 2020
Moment of Silence - Pray silently, remember that you are in the presence of God and humble yourself before him.
Opening Reading: Psalm 92
Prayer of Praise
Some suggestions for a prayer of praise:
- Your steadfast love and faithfulness to us day after day
- You have given us joy by the work of your hands - your providence and especially the gospel
- Your ways are beyond us, but you reveal the truth in your word, and what you reveal is great
- Thank you for making us righteous in Jesus Christ
- Thank you for giving us life, for being our rock
Song 1: O Worship the King, #2 (lyrics and song resources below)
Reading: Romans 1:18-23 (read in preparation for confession)
Prayer of Confession
Some suggestions for a prayer of confession:
- We have known you, and yet we have not honored you as we should
- We have not been grateful, joyful, content as we should
- We have been proud and claimed to be wise, but have acted foolishly
- We have too often loved and desired your creation over you
Assurance of Pardon: Romans 3:21-26 (remember that the gospel is true and that God loves to save sinners)
Song 2: Great is thy Faithfulness #32 (lyrics and song resources below)
Song 3: It is Well #691 (lyrics and song resources below)
Video Devotional (or read Romans 13:1-7 )
Song 4: May the Mind of Christ My Savior #644 (lyrics and song resources below)
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
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Song 1: O Worship the King
Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/hymn/TH1990/2
Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/u0a1Pq9avbg
1 O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing his pow'r and his love;
our shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
2 O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.
3 The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your pow'r has founded of old;
has 'stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
4 Your bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills; it descends to the plain;
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.
5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in you do we trust, nor find you to fail;
your mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
6 O measureless Might! Ineffable Love!
While angels delight to hymn you above,
the humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall lisp to your praise.
Song 2: Great is Thy Faithfulness
Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/hymn/TH1990/32
Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/ALHSjbTK_jE
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided -
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]
Song 3: It is Well
Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/hymn/TH1990/691
Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/FDXaqFtBjk8
1 When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul."
It is well with my soul;
it is well, it is well with my soul.
2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul. [Refrain]
3 My sin – O the bliss of this glorious thought! –
my sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! [Refrain]
4 O Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;
"Even so" – it is well with my soul. [Refrain]
Song 4: May the Mind of Christ My Savior
Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/hymn/TH1990/644
Video with lyrics: https://youtu.be/6ghgaqT57lk
1 May the mind of Christ my Savior
live in me from day to day,
by his love and pow'r controlling
all I do and say.
2 May the Word of God dwell richly
in my heart from hour to hour,
so that all may see I triumph
only through his pow'r.
3 May the peace of God my Father
rule my life in everything,
that I may be calm to comfort
sick and sorrowing.
4 May the love of Jesus fill me
as the waters fill the sea;
him exalting, self abasing:
this is victory.
5 May his beauty rest upon me
as I seek the lost to win,
and may they forget the channel,
seeing only him.