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Let’s not misrepresent our Father/Creator.

BibleGateway: James 1:16-21

ESV Text: James 1:16-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:46 and ends at about 2:32

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16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

     19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 34:
My Soul, now Bless thy Maker

— Organ Audio

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1. My soul, now bless thy Maker! 
Let all within me bless His name 
Who maketh thee partaker 
Of mercies more than thou dar’st claim. 
Forget Him not whose meekness 
Still bears with all thy sin, 
Who healeth all thy weakness, 
Renews thy life within; 
Whose grace and care are endless 
And saved thee through the past; 
Who leaves no sufferer friendless, 
But rights the wronged at last. 

2. He shows to man His treasure 
Of judgment, truth, and righteousness, 
His love beyond all measure, 
His yearning pity o’er distress, 
Nor treats us as we merit, 
But lays His anger by, 
The humble, contrite spirit 
Finds His compassion nigh; 
And high as heaven above us, 
As break from close of day, 
So far, since He doth love us, 
He puts our sins away. 

3. For as a tender father 
Hath pity on his children here, 
He in His arms will gather 
All who are His in childlike fear. 
He knows how frail our powers 
Who but from dust are made; 
We flourish like the fowers, 
And even so we fade; 
The wind but o’er them passes, 
And all their bloom is o’er,- 
We wither like the grasses, 
Our place knows us no more. 

4. God’s grace alone endureth, 
And children’s children yet shall prove 
How He with strength assureth 
The hearts of all that seek His love. 
In heaven is fixed His dwelling, 
His rule is over all; 
Angels, in might excelling, 
Bright hosts, before Him fall. 
Praise Him, who ever reigneth, 
All ye who hear His Word, 
Nor our poor hymns disdaineth- 
My soul, oh, bless the Lord!