Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Hymn Based on Luke 8:26-39

Luke 8:26-39English Standard Version (ESV)

26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank intothe lake and drowned.
34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

O Christ Our Sovereign King

Suggested tune:  O GOTT, DU FROMMER GOTT ( click on O God, forsake me not, 402).  Meter: 67676666.  Based on Luke 8:26-39.  Words: William Weber, 2015.  (after sermon, Christ's return, Christ as judge, Christology, Christ as Lord, Christ's glory, the devil, spiritual sight, sanctification, love for God/Christ, Christ's authority)

v. 1
O Christ our sov'reign King,
no one resists Your power.
All demons bow at once,
afraid of that last hour.
For You will come to judge,
and every eye will see
the Lamb once crucified
is heaven's glorious King.

v. 2
O Christ our sov'reign King,
the wise will truly fear You.
Your words bring life and light,
the wise will truly hear You.
We seek Your favor, Lord,
Your face we long to see,
Your beauty on that day,
when You return as King.

v. 3
O Christ our sov'reign King,
this world is in rebellion.
Deceived by Satan's lies,
how dark is his dominion.
Our hearts apart from grace,
are blind and cannot see
Your grace and glory, Lord,
our Savior and our King.

v. 4
O Christ our sov'reign King,
our shame O would You cover;
and free our hearts from lust,
so love may be recovered.
Your life is lived in love,
Your breath within us breathe,
that we may live in You,
and live in love our King.

v. 5
O Christ our sov'reign King,
O help us to think rightly.
Our hearts and minds transform,
Your light reflecting brightly.
Your presence is our good,
Your Word our food and drink,
we give ourselves to You,
our Lord and sov'reign King.

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