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BibleGateway: Jeremiah 4:5-18

ESV Text: Jeremiah 4:5-18

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:46 and ends at about 3:7

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     5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. 7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. 8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us. 9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder. 10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul. 11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. 16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah. 17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD. 18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 579:
Almighty Lord, before Thy Throne

— Organ Audio

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1. Almighty Lord, before Thy throne 
Thy mourning people bend; 
‘Tis on Thy grace in Christ alone 
Our failing hopes depend. 

2. Dark judgments from Thy heavy hand 
Thy dreadful pow’r display; 
Yet mercy spares our guilty land, 
And still we live to pray. 

3. How changed, alas, are truths divine 
For error, guilt, and shame! 
What impious numbers, bold in sin, 
Disgrace the Christian name! 

4. Oh, turn us, turn us, mighty Lord; 
Convert us by Thy grace! 
Then shall our hearts obey Thy Word 
And see again Thy face. 

5. Then, should oppressing foes invade, 
We will not yield to fear, 
Secure of all-sufficient aid 
When God in Christ is near.