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“That all peoples may know Your name.”

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 8:35-43

ESV Text: 1 Kings 8:35-43

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:47 and ends at about 7:36

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35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. 37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; 38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) 40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. 41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake; 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 496:
Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying

— Organ Audio

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1. Hark! the voice of Jesus crying, 
“Who will go and work today? 
Fields are white and harvests waiting, 
Who will bear the sheave away?” 
Loud and long the Master calleth, 
Rich reward He offers thee; 
Who will answer, gladly saying, 
“Here am I, send me, send me”? 

2. If you cannot speak like angels, 
If you cannot preach like Paul, 
You can tell the love of Jesus, 
You can say He died for all. 
If you cannot rouse the wicked 
With the Judgement’s dread alarms, 
You can lead the little children 
To the Savior’s waiting arms. 

3 If you cannot be a watchman, 
Standing high on Zion’s wall, 
Pointing out the path to heaven, 
Offering life and peace to all, 
With your prayers and with your bounties 
You can do what God demands; 
You can be like faithful Aaron, 
Holding up the prophet’s hands. 

4. Let none hear you idly saying, 
“There is nothing I can do,” 
While the souls of men are dying 
And the Master calls for you. 
Take the task He gives you gladly, 
Let His work your pleasure be; 
Answer quickly when He calleth, 
“Here am I, send me, send me!”