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Jacob returned to the place of his famous dream and he and his family worshiped God.

BibleGateway: Genesis 35:1-14

ESV Text: Genesis 35:1-14

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     1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: 3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

     6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him. 7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 But Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth. 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. 11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. 13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 40 (LSB 798):
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.