I Will Call Upon the Lord
I will call upon the Lord
(I will call upon the Lord)
Who is worthy to be praised,
(Who is worthy to be praised,)
so shall I be saved from my enemies.
(so shall I be saved from my enemies.)
The Lord liveth
and blessed be the Rock
and may the God of my salvation be exalted;
the Lord liveth
and blessed be the Rock
and may the god of my salvation be exalted.
(Words and Music: Michael O’Shields © Sound III inc. 1981)
Come, Let Us to the Lord Our God
Come, let us to the Lord our God
with contrite hearts return;
our God is gracious, nor will leave
the desolate to mourn.
God’s voice commands the tempest forth
and stills the stormy wave;
God’s arm is strong and swift to strike,
but also strong to save.
The night of sorrow long has reigned,
but dawn shall bring us light;
God shall appear, and we shall rise
with gladness in God’s sight.
Then let us know, let us press on
to know our God the Lord,
whose coming is as sure as dawn,
whose name shall be adored.
(Words: John Morison, Music: Neil Dougall. Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI #2458953)
RESPONSIVE READING: LENT II
(From Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You, verse 2)
We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.
(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise, 1986. Church CCLI #2458953)
ANTHEM: God is There
How Firm a Foundation
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in God’s excellent word!
What more can God say
than to you hath been said,
To you, who for refuge, to Jesus have fled?
“Fear not, I am with thee,
Oh be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee
and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.”
“When through the deep waters
I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.”
“When through fiery trials
thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”
The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not — I will not — desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell
should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never — no, never — no, never forsake!