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When the king of Assyria wrote and insulted Hezekiah’s God, Hezekiah prayed for deliverance—not for his own sake, but so God’s name could be glorified.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 19:14-19

ESV Text: 2 Kings 19:14-19

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:11 and ends at about 3:16

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14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. 16 LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God. 17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 21:
Jehovah, let me Now Adore Thee

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1. Jehovah, let me now adore Thee, 
For where is there a God such, Lord, as Thou? 
With songs I fain would come before Thee; 
Oh, let Thy Holy Spirit teach me now 
To praise Thee in His name through whom alone 
Our songs can please Thee, through Thy blessed Son! 

2. O Father, draw me to my Savior 
That Thy dear Son may draw me unto Thee; 
Thy Spirit guide my whole behavior 
And rule both sense and reason thus in me 
That, Lord, Thy peace from me may ne’er depart, 
But wake sweet melodies within my heart. 

3. Grant that Thy Spirit prompt my praises, 
Then shall my singing surely please Thine ear; 
Sweet are the sounds my heart then raises, 
My prayer in truth and spirit Thou wilt hear. 
Then shall Thy Spirit raise my heart to Thee 
To sing Thee psalms of praise in high degree. 

4. For He can plead for me with sighings 
That are unspeakable to lips like mine; 
He bids me pray with earnest cryings, 
Bears witness with my soul that I am Thine, 
Joint heir with Christ, and thus may dare to say: 
O heavenly Father, hear me when I pray! 

5. When thus my heart in prayer ascendeth, 
Through Thine own Holy Spirit, unto Thee, 
Thy heart, O Father, kindly bendeth 
Its fervent love and favor unto me, 
Rejoicing my petition to fulfill 
Which I have made according to Thy will. 

6. And what Thy Spirit thus hath taught me 
To seek from Thee must needs be such a prayer 
As Thou wilt grant through Him who bought me 
And raised me up to be Thy child and heir. 
In Jesus’ name I boldly seek Thy face 
And take from Thee, my Father, grace for grace.