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Jesus pulls us from the black hole of self.

BibleGateway: Romans 12:1-5

ESV Text: Romans 12:1-5

KJV Text:

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     1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 340:
Awake, my Soul, to Joyful Lays

— Organ Audio

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1. Awake, my soul, to joyful lays 
And sing Thy great Redeemer’s praise. 
He justly claims a song from me,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how free! 

2. He saw me ruined in the Fall, 
Yet loved me notwithstanding all. 
He saved me from my lost estate,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great! 

3. When I was Satan’s easy prey 
And deep in debt and bondage lay, 
He paid His life for my discharge,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how large. 

4. Through mighty hosts of cruel foes, 
Where earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how strong! 

5. When trouble, like a gloomy cloud, 
Has gathered thick and thundered loud, 
He near my soul has always stood,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how near! 

6. When earthly friends forsake me quite 
And I have neither skill now might, 
He’s sure my Helper to appear,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, near! 

7. Too oft I feel my sinful heart 
Prone from my Jesus to depart; 
But through I have Him oft forgot, 
His loving-kindness changes not. 

8. When I shall pass death’s gloomy vale 
And all my mortal power must fail, 
Oh, may my last, expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death! 

9. Then shall I mount and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day 
And sing with rapture and surprise 
His loving-kindness in the skies.