Descriptions of Hymns
~~~~~ June 16 2013 ~~~~~
Les Newsom will preach from Matthew 17:1-8 on the Majesty of Jesus. This sermon will build on the "encounters with Jesus" theme that Jason Sterling introduced last week in Revelations 1:9-20. The three main points of the sermon will be Jesus' Countenance (glory), Jesus' Company (mysterious appearance of Moses and Elijah), and Jesus' Cloud (the Shekinah glory).
Therefore, our hymn selection will help us experience our corporate encounter with Jesus. We will start with the majestic All People That on Earth Do Dwell (#1) to celebrate the LORD's righteous rule over all creation. This will be followed by the beautiful prayer song Be Thou My Vision (#642) calling us to refocus the direction of our lives to look up to our savior in every situation.
We will prepare for the sermon with Before The Throne of God Above (BB26) written by Charitie Lees Bancroft and arranged to a contemporary melody by Vikki Cook. Continuing with the theme of the sermon, this song will place us right there before the throne of God where we will again encounter Jesus. Finally, we will close with Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (#529), one of Charles Wesley finest lyrics.
Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down;
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling; All Thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation; Enter every trembling heart.