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We see our sins and we cry to the Lord, “Come down from heaven and help us!” And He has.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 64:1-9

ESV Text: Isaiah 64:1-9

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     1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence. 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! 3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. 4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. 5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

     6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. 8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 65:
When Sinners See Their Lost Condition

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1. When sinners see their lost condition 
And feel the pressing load of sin 
And Jesus cometh on His mission 
To heal the sin-sick heart within, 
All grief must flee before His grace, 
And joy divine will take its place. 

2. When Jesus enters meek and lowly 
To fill the home with sweetest peace; 
When hearts have felt His blessing holy 
And found from sin complete release, 
Then light and calm within shall reign 
And hearts divided love again. 

3. When Jesus enters land and nation 
And moves the people with His love; 
When, yielding to His kind persuasion, 
Our hearts His truth and blessing prove, 
Then shall our life on earth be blest, 
The peace of God on us shall rest. 

4. When Jesus comes, –O blessed story!– 
He works a change in heart and life; 
God’s kingdom comes with power and glory 
To young and old, to man and wife; 
Through Sacrament and living Word 
Faith, love, and hope are now conferred. 

5. Then stilled are cries and lamentation, 
Then loosed is Satan’s every band, 
In death is hope and consolation, 
The soul is safe in Jesus’ hand. 
When we shall walk through death’s dark vale, 
His rod and staff shall never fail. 

6. Oh, may He soon to every nation 
Find entrance where He is unknown, 
With life and light and full salvation, 
That heathendom may be o’erthrown 
And healing to the hearts may come 
In heathen land and Christian home!