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Heaven is lost to those who reject Jesus.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 62:6-12

ESV Text: Isaiah 62:6-12

KJV Text:

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     6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence. 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

     10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 387:
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice

— Organ Audio

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1. Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice, 
With exultation springing, 
And, with united heart and voice 
And holy rapture singing, 
Proclaim the wonders God hath done, 
How His right arm the victory won; 
Right dearly it hath cost Him. 

2. Fast bound in Satan’s chains I lay, 
Death brooded darkly o’er me, 
Sin was my torment night and day, 
In sin my mother bore me; 
Yea, deep and deeper still I fell, 
Life had become a living hell, 
So firmly sin possessed me. 

3. My own good works availed me naught, 
No merit they attaining; 
Free will against God’s judgment fought, 
Dead to all good remaining. 
My fears increased till sheer despair 
Left naught but death to be my share; 
The pangs of hell I suffered. 

4. But God beheld my wretched state 
Before the world’s foundation, 
And, mindful of His mercies great, 
He planned my soul’s salvation. 
A father’s heart He turned to me, 
Sought my redemption fervently: 
He gave His dearest Treasure. 

5. He spoke to His beloved Son: 
‘Tis time to have compassion. 
Then go, bright Jewel of My crown, 
And bring to man salvation; 
From sin and sorrow set him free, 
Slay bitter death for him that he 
May live with Thee forever. 

6. This Son obeyed His Father’s will, 
Was born of virgin mother, 
And God’s good pleasure to fulfill, 
He came to be my Brother. 
No garb of pomp or power He wore, 
A servant’s form, like mine, He bore, 
To lead the devil captive. 

7. To me He spake: Hold fast to Me, 
I am thy Rock and Castle; 
Thy Ransom I Myself will be, 
For thee I strive and wrestle; 
For I am with thee, I am thine, 
And evermore thou shalt be Mine; 
The Foe shall not divide us. 

8. The Foe shall shed My precious blood, 
Me of My life bereaving. 
All this I suffer for thy good; 
Be steadfast and believing. 
Life shall from death the victory win, 
My innocence shall bear thy sin; 
So art thou blest forever. 

9. Now to My Father I depart, 
The Holy Spirit sending 
And, heavenly wisdom to impart, 
My help to thee extending. 
He shall in trouble comfort thee, 
Teach thee to know and follow Me, 
And in all truth shall guide thee. 

10. What I have done and taught, teach thou, 
My ways forsake thou never; 
So shall My kingdom flourish now 
And God be praised forever. 
Take heed lest men with base alloy 
The heavenly treasure should destroy; 
This counsel I bequeath thee.