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BibleGateway: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

ESV Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:23 and ends at about 2:23

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     13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 43:
We Sing the Almighty Power of God

— Organ Audio

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1. We sing the almighty power of God, 
Who bade the mountains rise, 
Who spread the flowing seas abroad 
And built the lofty skies. 

2. We sing the wisdom that ordained 
The sun to rule the day; 
The moon shines, too, at His command, 
And all the stars obey. 

3. We sing the goodness of the Lord, 
Who fills the earth with food, 
Who formed His creatures by a word 
And then pronounced them good. 

4. Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed 
Where’er we turn our eyes, 
Whene’er we view the ground we tread 
Or gaze upon the skies! 

5. There’s not a plant nor flower below 
But makes Thy glories known; 
And clouds arise and tempests blow 
By order from Thy throne. 

6. On Thee each moment we depend; 
If Thou withdraw, we die. 
Oh, may we ne’er that God offend 
Who is forever nigh!