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Yet another temptation resisted by our Savior. Not once did He fail or falter in His journey to the cross.

BibleGateway: Matthew 16:21-23

ESV Text: Matthew 16:21-23

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:36 and ends at about 3:16

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     21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 142:
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

— Organ Audio

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1. A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth, 
The guilt of all men bearing; 
And laden with the sins of earth, 
None else the burden sharing! 
Goes patient on, grow weak and faint, 
To slaughter led without complaint, 
That spotless life to offer; 
Bears shame and stripes, and wounds and death, 
Anguish and mockery, and saith, 
“Willing all this I suffer.” 

2. This Lamb is Christ, the soul’s great Friend, 
The Lamb of God, our Savior; 
Him God the Father chose to send 
To gain for us His favor. 
“Go forth, My Son,” the Father saith, 
“And free men from the fear of death, 
From guilt and condemnation. 
The wrath and stripes are hard to bear, 
But by Thy Passion men shall share 
The fruit of Thy salvation.” 

3. “Yea, Father, yea, most willingly 
I’ll bear what Thou commandest; 
My will conforms to Thy decree, 
I do what Thou demandest.” 
O wondrous Love, what hast Thou done! 
The Father offers up His Son! 
The Son, content, descendeth! 
O Love, how strong Thou art to save! 
Thou beddest Him within the grave 
Whose word the mountains rendeth. 

4. From morn till eve my theme shall be 
Thy mercy’s wondrous measure; 
To sacrifice myself for Thee 
Shall be my aim and pleasure. 
My stream of life shall ever be 
A current flowing ceaselessly, 
Thy constant praise outpouring. 
I’ll treasure in my memory, 
O Lord, all Thou hast done for me, 
Thy gracious love adoring. 

5. Of death I am no more afraid, 
New life from Thee is flowing; 
Thy cross affords me cooling shade 
When noonday’s sun is glowing. 
When by my grief I am opprest, 
On Thee my weary soul shall rest 
Serenely as on pillows. 
Thou art my Anchor when by woe 
My bark is driven to and fro 
On trouble’s surging billows. 

6. And when Thy glory I shall see 
And taste Thy kingdom’s pleasure, 
Thy blood my royal robe shall be, 
My joy beyond all measure. 
When I appear before Thy throne, 
Thy righteousness shall be my crown,- 
With these I need not hide me. 
And there, in garments richly wrought 
As Thine own bride, I shall be brought 
To stand in joy beside Thee.