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BibleGateway: 2 Peter 1:16-21

ESV Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:0 and ends at about 3:9

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     16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

     19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 266:
O God, our Lord, Thy Holy Word

— Organ Audio

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1. O God, our Lord, Your holy Word 
Was long a hidden treasure 
Till to its place It is by grace 
Restored n fullest measure. 
For this today Our thanks we say 
And gladly glorify you. 
Your mercy show And grace bestow 
On all who still deny you. 

2. Salvation true By faith in you, 
That is your Gospel’s preaching, 
The heart and core Of Bible lore 
In all its sacred teaching. 
In Christ we must Put all our trust, 
Not in our deeds or labor; 
With conscience pure And heart secure 
Love you, Lord, and our neighbor. 

3. Lord, you alone This work have done 
By your free grace and favor. 
All who believe Will grace receive 
Through Jesus Christ, our Savior. 
And though the foe Would over throw 
Your Word with grim endeavor, 
What plan he tries, It always dies; 
Your Word will stand forever. 

4. You are my Lord, And by your Word 
Death holds no dreadful terrors; 
Your precious blood, My highest good, 
Has blotted out my errors. 
My thanks to you! Your Word is true, 
You keep your promise ever. 
While here I live, Your grace you give 
And heaven’s bliss forever.