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Queen Vashti disobeys the orders of Xerxes.

BibleGateway: Ezra 4:6

ESV Text: Ezra 4:6

KJV Text:

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     6 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 621:
O Father, All Creating

— Organ Audio

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1. O Father, all creating, 
Whose wisdom, love, and power 
First bound two lives together 
In Eden’s primal hour, 
Today to these Thy children 
Thine earliest gifts renew,– 
A home by Thee made happy, 
A love by Thee kept true. 

2. O Savior, Guest most bounteous 
Of old in Galilee, 
Voucesafe today Thy presence 
With these who call on Thee. 
Their store of earthly gladness 
Transform to heavenly wine 
And teach them, in the testing, 
To know the gift is Thine. 

3. O Spirit of the Father, 
Breathe on them from above, 
So mighty in Thy pureness, 
So tender in Thy love, 
That, guarded by Thy presence, 
From sin and strife kept free, 
Their lives may own Thy guidance, 
Their hearts be ruled by Thee. 

4. Except Thou build it, Father, 
The house is built in vain; 
Except Thou, Savior, bless it, 
The joy will turn to pain. 
But naught can break the marriage 
Of hearts in Thee made one, 
And love Thy Spirit hallows 
Is endless love begun. Amen.