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God knows the thoughts of our hearts.

BibleGateway: Daniel 2:19-30

ESV Text: Daniel 2:19-30

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:47 and ends at about 5:2

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19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

     24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation. 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. 26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? 27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; 28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; 29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 233:
Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

— Organ Audio

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1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, 
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest; 
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid 
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 

2. To Thee, the Comforter, we cry, 
To Thee, the Gift of God Most High, 
The Fount of life, the Fire of love, 
The soul’s Anointing from above. 

3. The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine, 
O Finger of the Hand Divine; 
True promise of the Father Thou, 
Who dost the tongue with speech endow. 

4. Thy light to every thought impart 
And shed Thy love in every heart; 
The weakness of our mortal state 
With deathless might invigorate. 

5. Drive far away our wily Foe 
And Thine abiding peace bestow; 
If Thou be our protecting Guide, 
No evil can our steps betide. 

6. Make Thou to us the Father known, 
Teach us the eternal Son to won 
And Thee, whose name we ever bless, 
Of both the Spirit, to confess. 

7. Praise we the Father and the Son 
And Holy Spirit, with them One; 
And may the Son on us bestow 
The gifts that from the Spirit flow! Amen.