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What can we give the One who sanctified us with His own blood? How about a sacrifice of praise from our own lips.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 13:12-21

ESV Text: Hebrews 13:12-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:20 and ends at about 2:51

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12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

     18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 340:
Awake, my Soul, to Joyful Lays

— Organ Audio

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1. Awake, my soul, to joyful lays 
And sing Thy great Redeemer’s praise. 
He justly claims a song from me,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how free! 

2. He saw me ruined in the Fall, 
Yet loved me notwithstanding all. 
He saved me from my lost estate,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great! 

3. When I was Satan’s easy prey 
And deep in debt and bondage lay, 
He paid His life for my discharge,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how large. 

4. Through mighty hosts of cruel foes, 
Where earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how strong! 

5. When trouble, like a gloomy cloud, 
Has gathered thick and thundered loud, 
He near my soul has always stood,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, how near! 

6. When earthly friends forsake me quite 
And I have neither skill now might, 
He’s sure my Helper to appear,– 
His loving-kindness, oh, near! 

7. Too oft I feel my sinful heart 
Prone from my Jesus to depart; 
But through I have Him oft forgot, 
His loving-kindness changes not. 

8. When I shall pass death’s gloomy vale 
And all my mortal power must fail, 
Oh, may my last, expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death! 

9. Then shall I mount and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day 
And sing with rapture and surprise 
His loving-kindness in the skies.