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Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of every year, the everlasting God.

BibleGateway: Revelation 22:12-21

ESV Text: Revelation 22:12-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:48 and ends at about 3:21

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12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

     20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 343:
How Lovely Shines the Morning Star

— Organ Audio

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1. How lovely shines the Morning Star! 
The nations see and hail afar 
The light in Judah shining. 
Thou David’s Son of Jacob’s race, 
My Bridegroom and my King of Grace, 
For Thee my heart is pining. 
Lowly, Holy, 
Great and glorious, Thou victorious 
Prince of graces, 
Filling all the heavenly places. 

2. O highest joy by mortals won, 
True Son of God and Mary’s Son, 
Thou high-born King of ages! 
Thou art my heart’s most beauteous Flower, 
And Thy blest Gospel’s saving power 
My raptured soul engages. 
Thou mine, I Thine; 
Sing hosanna! Heavenly manna 
Tasting, eating, 
Whilst Thy love in songs repeating. 

3. Now richly to my waiting heart, 
O Thou, my God, deign to impart 
The grace of love undying. 
In Thy blest body let me be, 
E’en as the branch is in the tree, 
Thy life my life supplying. 
Sighing, Crying. 
For the savor Of Thy favor; 
Resting never, 
Till I rest in Thee forever. 

4. A pledge of peace from God I see 
When Thy pure eyes are turned to me 
To show me Thy good pleasure. 
Jesus, Thy Spirit and Thy Word, 
Thy body and Thy blood, afford 
My soul its dearest treasure. 
Keep me Kindly 
In Thy favor, O my Savior! 
Thou wilt cheer me; 
Thy Word calls me to draw near Thee. 

5. Thou, mighty Father, in Thy Son 
Didst love me ere Thou hadst begun 
This ancient world’s foundation. 
Thy Son hath made a friend of me, 
And when in spirit Him I see, 
I joy in tribulation. 
What bliss Is this! 
He that liveth To me giveth 
Life forever; 
Nothing me from Him can sever. 

6. Lift up the voice and strike the string. 
Let all glad sounds of music ring 
In God’s high praises blended. 
Christ will be with me all the way, 
Today, tomorrow, every day, 
Till traveling days be ended. 
Sing out, Ring out 
Triumph glorious, O victorious, 
Chosen nation; 
Praise the God of your salvation. 

7. Oh, joy to know that Thou, my Friend, 
Art Lord, Beginning without end, 
The First and Last, Eternal! 
And Thou at length–O glorious grace!– 
Wilt take me to that holy place, 
The home of joys supernal. 
Amen, Amen!