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God intends to take the lid off His cosmos.

BibleGateway: Romans 8:16-25

ESV Text: Romans 8:16-25

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:56 and ends at about 3:15

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16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

     17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 606:
O’er the Distant Mountains Breaking

— Organ Audio

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1. O’er the distant mountains breaking 
Comes the redd’ning dawn of day, 
Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking; 
Rise and sing and watch and pray. 
‘Tis thy Savior, 
‘Tis thy Savior, 
On His bright returning way. 

2. O Thou Long-expected, weary 
Waits my anxious soul for Thee; 
Life is dark, and earth is dreary, 
Where Thy light I do not see. 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
When wilt Thou return to me? 

3. Nearer is my soul’s salvation; 
Spent the night, the day at hand. 
Keep me in my lowly station, 
Watching for Thee till I stand, 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
In Thy bright, Thy promised land. 

4. With my lamp well trimmed and burning, 
Swift to hear and slow to roam, 
Watching for Thy glad returning 
To restore me to my home. 
Come, my Savior, 
Come, my Savior, 
O my Savior, quickly come.