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God is good at giving us reminders of His promises. A rainbow here, a bronze snake later, then even an empty tomb.

BibleGateway: Genesis 9:8-17

ESV Text: Genesis 9:8-17

KJV Text:

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     8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

     12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.(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.