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Lord make us junior-editions of Isaiah!

BibleGateway: Isaiah 61:1-6

ESV Text: Isaiah 61:1-6

KJV Text:

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     1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

     4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. 6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 485:
Lord Jesus, Who Art Come

— Organ Audio

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1. Lord Jesus, who art come 
A Teacher sent from heaven 
And by both word and deed 
God’s truth to us hast given, 
Thou wisely hast ordained 
The holy ministry 
That we, Thy flock, may know 
The way to God through thee. 

2. Thou hast, O Lord, returned, 
To God’s right hand ascending; 
Yet Thou art in the world, 
Thy kingdom here extending. 
Through preaching of Thy Word 
In every land and clime 
Thy people’s faith is kept 
Until the end of time. 

3. O blessed ministry 
Of reconciliation, 
That shows the way to God 
And brings to us salvation! 
By Thine evangel pure, 
Lord, Thou preserv’st Thy fold, 
Doest call, enlighten, keep, 
Dost comfort and uphold. 

4. Preserve this ministry 
While harvest-days are keeping; 
And since the fields are white 
And hands are few for reaping, 
Send workers forth, O Lord, 
The sheaves to gather in 
That not a soul be lost 
Which Thou art come to win. 

5. The servants Thou hast called 
And to Thy Church art giving 
Preserve in doctrine pure 
And holiness of living. 
Thy Spirit fill their hearts, 
Endue their tongues with power; 
What they should boldly speak, 
Oh, give them in that hour! 

6. Yea, bless Thy Word alway, 
Our souls forever feeding; 
And may we never lack 
A faithful shepherd’s leading! 
Seek Thou the wandering sheep, 
Bind up the sore opprest, 
Lift up the fallen ones, 
And grant the weary rest. 

7. Bring those into Thy fold 
Who still to Thee are strangers; 
Guard those who are within 
Against offense and dangers. 
Press onward with Thy Word 
Till pastor and his fold 
Through faith in Thee, O Christ, 
Thy glory shall behold.