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At age 99 Abram gets a new name to remind him that God’s promises never fail.

BibleGateway: Genesis 17:1-7

ESV Text: Genesis 17:1-7

KJV Text:

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     1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

     4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

     7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 469:
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

— Organ Audio

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1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, 
Zion, city of our God; 
He whose word cannot be broken 
Formed thee for His own abode. 
On the Rock of Ages founded, 
What can shake thy sure repose? 
With salvation’s walls surrounded 
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes. 

2. See, the streams of living waters 
Springing from eternal love 
Well supply thy sons and daughters 
And all fear of want remove. 
Who can faint while such a river 
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage– 
Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver, 
Never fails from age to age? 

3. Round each habitation hovering, 
See the cloud and fire appear, 
For a glory and a covering, 
Showing that the Lord is near. 
Thus they march, the pillar leading, 
Light by night and shade by day, 
Daily on the manna feeding 
Which He gives them when they pray. 

4. Savior, since of Zion’s city 
I through grace a member am, 
Let the world deride or pity, 
I will glory in Thy name. 
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure, 
All his boasted pomp and show; 
Solid joys and lasting treasure 
None but Zion’s children know.