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Sabbath Rest – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

On this first Sunday of Advent – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Let us find our rest in thee!


Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne

Sabbath Rest – Jesus Strong and Kind

This morning during worship, a sweet children’s choir sang this song. It did my heart good. It’s a simple song filled with beautiful truths. I found this video of a family singing it – hope you are blessed also!
We can always run to Jesus
Jesus, strong and kind

Jesus said that if I thirst
I should come to Him
No one else can satisfy
I should come to Him

Jesus said if I am weak
I should come to Him
No one else can be my strength
I should come to Him

For the Lord is good and faithful
He will keep us day and night
We can always run to Jesus
Jesus, strong and kind

Jesus said that if I fear
I should come to Him
No one else can be my shield
I should come to Him

For the Lord is good and faithful
He will keep us day and night
We can always run to Jesus
Jesus, strong and kind

Jesus said if I am lost
He will come to me
And He showed me on that cross
He will come to me

For the Lord is good and faithful
He will keep us day and night
We can always run to Jesus
Jesus, strong and kind

For the Lord is good and faithful
He will keep us day and night
We can always run to Jesus
Jesus, strong and kind
Jesus, strong and kind

Sabbath Rest – Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Every morning before we head off to our SOWER work, we gather for devotions. There is something precious about starting the day with fellow believers and looking into the Word. This past week Jackie shared the story behind the beautiful hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, written 100 years ago! This rendition is newer, and the words are different than the original. But the truth is still the same – Turn your eyes upon Jesus, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim.
May my eyes and heart always be turned toward Him!


VERSE 1
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

VERSE 2
Turn your eyes to the hillside
Where justice and mercy embraced
There the Son of God gave His life for us
And our measureless debt was erased

CHORUS
Jesus, to You we lift our eyes
Jesus, our glory and our prize
We adore You, behold You, our Savior ever true
Oh Jesus, we turn our eyes to You

VERSE 3
Turn your eyes to the morning
And see Christ the Lion awake
What a glorious dawn, fear of death is gone
For we carry His life in our veins

VERSE 4
Turn your eyes to the heavens
Our King will return for His own
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout,
‘All glory to Jesus alone!’

Original words (V1) and music by Helen H. Lemmel. Add. words (V2-4) by George Romanacce, Nathan Stiff, Nic Trout, and Kevin Winebarger. Chorus by George Romanacce, Nathan Stiff, Nic Trout, and Kevin Winebarger. © 2019 Sovereign Grace Worship/ASCAP, Sovereign Grace Praise/BMI, Sovereign Grace Songs/SESAC (adm. worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK & Europe which is adm. by Integrity Music). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Churches. All rights reserved. CCLI #7120053 www.SovereignGraceMusic.org

Sabbath Rest – Forever Jesus

My firm foundation in shifting sands…His constant love has held me fast.

My prayer today and always.


Verse 1
My hymn of praise shall be “forever Jesus”
My firm foundation in shifting sands
My strength and hope through many fears and failures
The disappointments of the past
His constant love has held me fast

Chorus 1
So for all my days I will sing my praise
To the King, “forever Jesus”
Though the storms may rage He is strong to save
He’s the King forever Jesus

Verse 2
My song of joy shall be “forever Jesus”
Who bore the suffering, who made a way
His life a gift, His death a precious ransom
That wipes the sinner’s guilt away
And turns our night to glorious day

Verse 3
My final breath shall be “forever Jesus”
When shadows lengthen before my eyes
My Lord and Friend, Companion through the valley
When dearest ones are left behind,
His hand will lead me to the light

Chorus 2
When I meet His gaze I will sing my praise
To the King, “forever Jesus”
All my sorrows past, I am home at last
With my King, “forever Jesus!”

Matt Papa & Stuart Townend
© (c) 2019 Getty Music Hymns and Songs/Love Your Enemies Publishing (admin. MusicServices.org) /Townend Songs (admin outside the US by songsolutions.org).

Sabbath Rest – Sovereign Ruler of the Skies

The original lyrics to this hymn were written by John Ryland in 1777. In 2020 Gaylyn and Katelyn Foto (The Foto Sisters) “discovered” this hymn and were so struck with the depth of the words he penned that they were led to tweak a few lines, add a chorus, and construct a new melody. These words, so rich and so true, speak to my soul. I pray they bless you also!


Words & Music: John Ryland (1753-1825) , Gaylyn Foto,
Katelyn Foto, & Jonathan Monk

Sovereign Ruler of the skies
Ever gracious, ever wise
All my times are in Your hand
All events at Your command

His decree, Who formed the earth
Fixed my first and second birth
Now my life to Him I owe
Where He leads me I will go

CHORUS:
Ever Faithful
Ever True
Keep my heart to only You
Since I cannot part from Thee
Sovereign Ruler ever be

Plagues and deaths around me fly
Till He bids, I cannot die
Not a single shaft can hit
Till the God of love thinks fit

Times the tempter’s power to prove
Times to taste a Savior’s love
All must come and last and end
As shall please my heavenly Friend

CHORUS

He that formed me in the womb
He shall guide me to the tomb
All my times shall ever be
Ordered by His wise decree

CHORUS

Thee, at all times, will I bless
Having Thee, I all possess
Since I cannot part from Thee
Sovereign Ruler ever be

PS – If you’d like to see the original lyrics, you can see them HERE!