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For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in order that there may be a union between Him and us (Chemnitz).

BibleGateway: Romans 1:1-7

ESV Text: Romans 1:1-7

KJV Text:

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     1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 81:
O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is

— Organ Audio

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1. O Jesus Christ, Thy manger is 
My paradise at which my soul reclineth. 
For there, O Lord, Doth lie the Word 
Made flesh for us; herein Thy grace forthshineth. 

2. He whom the sea And wind obey 
Doth come to serve the sinner in great meekness. 
Thou, God’s own Son, With us art one, 
Dost join us and our children in our weakness. 

3. Thy light and grace Our guilt efface, 
Thy heavenly riches all our loss retrieving. 
Immanuel, Thy birth doth quell 
The power of hell and Satan’s bold deceiving. 

4. Thou Christian heart, Whoe’er thou art, 
Be of good cheer and let no sorrow move thee! 
For God’s own Child, In mercy mild, 
Joins thee to Him;-how greatly God must love thee! 

5. Remember thou What glory now 
The Lord prepared thee for all earthly sadness. 
The angel host Can never boast 
Of greater glory, greater bliss or gladness. 

6. The world may hold Her wealth and gold; 
But thou, my heart, keep Christ as thy true Treasure. 
To Him hold fast Until at last 
A crown be thine and honor in full measure.