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God is the ultimate Promise-keeper.

BibleGateway: Genesis 22:1-14

ESV Text: Genesis 22:1-14

KJV Text:

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     1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

     3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

     11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 40:
The God of Abraham Praise

— Organ Audio

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1. The God of Abraham praise; 
All praised be His name 
Who was and is and is to be 
And still the same! 
The one eternal God, 
Ere aught that now appears; 
The First, the Last: beyond all thought 
His timeless years! 

2. The God of Abraham praise, 
At whose supreme command 
From earth I rise and seek the joys 
At His right hand. 
I all on earth forsake, 
Its wisdom, fame, and power, 
And Him my only Portion make, 
My Shield and Tower. 

3. He by Himself hath sworn,– 
I on His oath depend,– 
I shall, on eagles’ wings upborne, 
To heaven ascend; 
I shall behold His face, 
I shall His power adore 
And sing the wonders of His grace 

4. The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high; 
“Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!” 
They ever cry. 
Hail, Abraham’s God and mine!– 
I join the heavenly lays,– 
All might and majesty are Thine, 
And endless praise.