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Cause for rejoicing not complaining!

BibleGateway: Matthew 20:7-16

ESV Text: Matthew 20:7-16

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:40 and ends at about 1:59

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7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 43:
We Sing the Almighty Power of God

— Organ Audio

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1. We sing the almighty power of God, 
Who bade the mountains rise, 
Who spread the flowing seas abroad 
And built the lofty skies. 

2. We sing the wisdom that ordained 
The sun to rule the day; 
The moon shines, too, at His command, 
And all the stars obey. 

3. We sing the goodness of the Lord, 
Who fills the earth with food, 
Who formed His creatures by a word 
And then pronounced them good. 

4. Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed 
Where’er we turn our eyes, 
Whene’er we view the ground we tread 
Or gaze upon the skies! 

5. There’s not a plant nor flower below 
But makes Thy glories known; 
And clouds arise and tempests blow 
By order from Thy throne. 

6. On Thee each moment we depend; 
If Thou withdraw, we die. 
Oh, may we ne’er that God offend 
Who is forever nigh!