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BibleGateway: 1 Peter 5:6-11

ESV Text: 1 Peter 5:6-11

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:46 and ends at about 1:38

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6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

     8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

     10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 528:
If God Himself be for Me

— Organ Audio

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1. If God Himself be for me, 
I may a host defy; 
For when I pray, before me 
My foes, confounded, fly. 
If Christ, my Head and Master, 
Befriend me from above, 
What foe or what disaster 
Can drive me from His love? 

2. This I believe, yea, rather, 
Of this I make my boast, 
That God is my dear Father, 
The Friend who loves me most, 
And that, whate’er betide me, 
My Savior is at hand 
Through stormy seas to guide me 
And bring me safe to land. 

3. I build on this foundation, 
That Jesus and His blood 
Alone are my salvation, 
The true, eternal good. 
Without Him all that pleases 
Is valueless on earth; 
The gifts I owe to Jesus 
Alone my love are worth. 

4. My Jesus is my Splendor, 
My Sun, my Light, alone; 
Were He not my Defender 
Before God’s awe-full throne, 
I never should find favor 
And mercy in His sight, 
But be destroyed forever 
As darkness by the light. 

5. He canceled my offenses, 
Delivered me from death; 
He is the Lord who cleanses 
My soul from sin through faith. 
In Him I can be cheerful, 
Bold, and undaunted aye; 
In Him I am not fearful 
Of God’s great Judgment Day. 

6. Naught, naught, can now condemn me 
Nor set my hope aside; 
Now hell no more can claim me, 
Its fury I deride. 
No sentence e’er reproves me, 
No ill destroys my peace; 
For Christ, my Savior, loves me 
And shields me with His grace. 

7. His Spirit in me dwelleth, 
And o’er my mind He reigns. 
All sorrow He dispelleth 
And soothes away all pains. 
He crowns His work with blessing 
And helpeth me to cry, 
“My Father!” without ceasing, 
To Him who dwells on high. 

8. And when my soul is lying 
Weak, trembling, and opprest, 
He pleads with groans and sighing 
That cannot be exprest; 
But God’s quick eye discerns them, 
Although they give no sound, 
And into language turns them 
E’en in the heart’s deep ground. 

9. To mine His Spirit speaketh 
Sweet word of holy cheer, 
How God to him that seeketh 
For rest is always near 
And how He hath erected 
A city fair and new, 
Where what our faith expected 
We evermore shall view. 

10. In yonder home doth flourish 
My heritage, my lot; 
Though here I die and perish, 
My heaven shall fail me not. 
Though care my life oft saddens 
And causeth tears to flow, 
The light of Jesus gladdens 
And sweetens every woe. 

11. Who clings with resolution 
To Him whom Satan hates 
Must look for persecution; 
For him the burden waits 
Of mockery, shame, and losses, 
Heaped on his blameless head; 
A thousand plagues and crosses 
Will be his daily bread. 

12. From me this is not hidden, 
Yet I am not afraid; 
I leave my cares, as bidden, 
To whom my vows were paid. 
Though life and limb it cost me 
And everything I won, 
Unshaken shall I trust Thee 
And cleave to Thee alone. 

13. Though earth be rent asunder, 
Thou’rt mine eternally; 
Not fire nor sword nor thunder 
Shall sever me from Thee; 
Not hunger, thirst, nor danger, 
Not pain nor poverty 
Nor mighty princes’ anger 
Shall ever hinder me. 

14. No angel and no gladness, 
No throne, no pomp, no show, 
No love, no hate, no sadness, 
No pain, no depth of woe, 
No scheme of man’s contrivance, 
However small or great, 
Shall draw me from Thy guidance 
Nor from Thee separate. 

15. My heart for joy is springing 
And can no more be sad, 
‘Tis full of mirth and singing, 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 
The Sun that cheers my spirit 
Is Jesus Christ, my King; 
That which I shall inherit 
Makes me rejoice and sing.