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After a time of suffering, God brought help to His Servant. We would do well to remember that at the end of own times of suffering He brings joy.

BibleGateway: Psalm 22:22-31

ESV Text: Psalm 22:22-31

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:7 and ends at about 3:27

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     22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations. 29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. 30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 207:
Like the Golden Sun Ascending

— Organ Audio

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1. Like the golden sun ascending, 
Breaking through the gloom of night, 
On the earth his glory spending 
So that darkness takes to flight, 
Thus my Jesus from the grave 
And Death’s dismal, dreadful cave 
Rose triumphant Easter morning 
At the early purple dawning. 

2. Thanks to Thee, O Christ victorious! 
Thanks to Thee, O Lord of Life! 
Death hath now no power o’er us, 
Thou hast conquered in the strife. 
Thanks because Thou didst arise 
And hast opened Paradise! 
None can fully sing the glory 
Of the resurrection story. 

3. Though I be by sin o’ertaken, 
Though I lie in helplessness, 
Though I be by friends forsaken 
And must suffer sore distress, 
Though I be despised, contemned, 
And by all the world condemned, 
Though the dark grave yawn before me, 
Yet the light of hope shines o’er me. 

4. Thou hast died for my transgression, 
All my sins on Thee were laid; 
Thou hast won for me salvation, 
On the cross my debt was paid. 
From the grave I shall arise 
And shall meet Thee in the skies. 
Death itself is transitory; 
I shall lift my head in glory. 

5. Grant me grace, O blessed Savior, 
And Thy Holy Spirit send 
That my walk and my behavior 
May be pleasing to the end; 
That I may not fall again 
Into death’s grim pit and pain, 
Whence by grace Thou hast retrieved me 
And from which Thou hast relieved me. 

6. For the joy Thy advent gave me, 
For Thy holy, precious Word; 
For Thy Baptism, which doth save me, 
For Thy blest Communion board; 
For Thy death, the bitter scorn, 
For Thy resurrection morn, 
Lord, I thank Thee and extol Thee, 
And in heaven I shall behold Thee.