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BibleGateway: Colossians 4:2-18

ESV Text: Colossians 4:2-18

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:7 and ends at about 2:23

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     2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

     5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

     7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: 8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here. 10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea and them in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 506:
Send, Thou, O Lord, to Every Place

— Organ Audio

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1. Send Thou, O Lord, to every place 
Swift messengers before Thy face, 
The heralds of Thy wondrous grace, 
Where Thou Thyself wilt come. 

2. Send men whose eyes have seen the King, 
Men in whose ears His sweet words ring; 
Send such Thy lost ones home to bring; 
Send them where Thou wilt come,– 

3. To bring good news to souls in sin, 
The bruised and broken hearts to win; 
In ev’ry place to bring them in 
Where Thou Thyself wilt come. 

4. Thou who hast died, Thy vict’ry claim; 
Assert, O Christ, Thy glory’s name 
And far to lands of pagan shame 
Send men where Thou wilt come. 

5. Gird each one with the Spirit’s Sword, 
The sword of Thine own deathless Word, 
And make them conquerors, conquering Lord, 
Where Thou Thyself wilt come. 

6. Raise up, O Lord the Holy Ghost, 
From this broad land a mighty host; 
Their war cry, “We will seek the lost 
Where Thou, O Christ, wilt come.”