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FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL WE MUST NEVER N E G O T I AT E T H E

holiness of God . —

R . C . S P R O U L


welcome

Dear Friend, Please allow me to take this opportunity

to welcome you to Ligonier Ministries’ 22nd annual national conference. Once more we are privileged to experience our unity in Christ as we fellowship with one another and hear the teaching of Scripture. Let us enjoy this opportunity to come together in our common faith as we represent different churches and places. This year we are revisiting a theme that is near and dear to us all because it is one of the central affirmations of God’s Word. The majestic holiness of God will be the focus of our study as we seek to understand this vital truth in order that our lives might be transformed for His glory.

After some important sessions

on the lasting influence of John Calvin, we will proceed to our conference theme. Our speakers will concentrate on the definition of holiness and how it is to be applied to our family worship, our understanding of the work of Christ, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, sanctification, and several other topics. Many of you may be hearing of these things for the first time, and we pray that these truths will transform your lives and renew your minds as they have done for countless others.

May we be refreshed

and renewed during this special time. Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit will illumine our study of Scripture and motivate us to worship our Creator, whose holiness we are to reflect in all that we do.

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THURSDAY MARCH 19 8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION & BOOKSTORE OPEN 9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. MINI-CONFERENCE John Calvin – Celebrating a Legacy Steven J. Lawson, Albert Mohler, Sinclair Ferguson, Ligon Duncan 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. John Calvin: Preacher & Teacher Albert Mohler 10:00 – 10:45 A.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK 10:45 – 11:45 A.M. Calvin & the Christian Life Ligon Duncan 11:45 A.M. – 1:15 P.M. LUNCH BREAK BREAK OUT SESSION 12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Gaining Access to God’s Throne Room: Lessons from Calvin on Prayer Joel Beeke

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6:30 – 7:30 P.M. I Am the Lord, There is No Other R.C. Sproul 7:30 – 8:30 P.M. Train Up Your Children: Family Worship of the Holy God R.C. Sproul Jr. 8:30 – 9:30 P.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK

FRIDAY MARCH 20 7:30 A.M. REGISTRATION & BOOKSTORE OPEN 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Hallowed Be Your Name: The Holiness of the Father Sinclair Ferguson 9:40 – 10:40 A.M. The Holy One of God: The Holiness of Jesus Steven J. Lawson 10:40 – 11:30 A.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK 11:30 A.M. – 12:35 P.M. The Breath of the Almighty: The Holy Spirit Alistair Begg

2:00 – 3:00 P.M. The Legacy of John Calvin Steven J. Lawson

12:35 – 2:30 P.M. LUNCH BREAK

3:45 – 4:45 P.M. Questions & Answers Steven J. Lawson Albert Mohler Sinclair Ferguson Ligon Duncan

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2:30 – 3:25 P.M. Questions & Answers Sinclair Ferguson Steven J. Lawson Alistair Begg R.C. Sproul Jr. R.C. Sproul to moderate

11:25 A.M. – 12:25 P.M. Questions & Answers D.A. Carson Derek Thomas Robert Godfrey Thabiti Anyabwile R.C. Sproul to moderate

3:25 – 4:05 P.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK

12:25 – 1:00 P.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK

4:05 – 5:05 P.M. Cosmic Treason: Sin & the Holiness of God Thabiti Anyabwile

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. A Consuming Fire: Holiness, Wrath, & Justice R.C. Sproul

5:05 – 7:15 P.M. DINNER BREAK

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7:15 – 8:00 P.M. A Holy Nation: The Church’s High Calling D.A. Carson 8:00 – 9:00 P.M. CONCERT Phillip Alongi The Westminster Brass Jennifer Velázquez

SATURDAY MARCH 21 7:30 A.M. REGISTRATION & BOOKSTORE OPEN 8:30 – 9:40 A.M. Wounded for our Transgressions: The Holiness of God & the Cross Robert Godfrey 9:40 – 10:30 A.M. Be Ye Holy: The Necessity of Sanctification Derek Thomas 10:45 – 11:25 A.M. BOOKSTORE BREAK

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THURSDAY 10:05 – 10:40 A.M. Albert Mohler, Joel Beeke 3:05 – 3:40 P.M. Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven J. Lawson 8:35 – 9:15 P.M. R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr. FRIDAY 10:40 – 11:20 A.M. Sinclair Ferguson, Steven J. Lawson, Burk Parsons 3:30 – 4:00 P.M. Susan Hunt, R.C. Sproul 5:05 – 5:45 P.M. Thabiti Anyabwile SATURDAY 10:45 – 11:15 A.M.. Robert Godfrey, Derek Thomas, Tim Challies 12:30 – 1:00 P.M.. Thabiti Anyabwile, D.A. Carson, Keith Mathison

The conference bookstore will remain open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, and until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.


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NAMETAGS Your conference nametag is required for admission to all sessions. Please wear it at all times. If lost, please go to the nametag replacement line at registration.

TABLETALK SUBSCRIPTIONS Tabletalk subscriptions and renewals can be ordered at the Tabletalk table located in the worship center foyer. Free issues are also available.

BOOKSTORE Most resources in the bookstore are at least 20% off the retail price. The bookstore will be open throughout the conference and contains a large selection of books and recorded resources from Ligonier Ministries, the conference speakers, and special items sold only at the conference. Ligonier Ministries’ Resource Consultants are available in the bookstore to answer your questions and direct you to study materials. The bookstore will accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards, as well as checks and cash.

DINING A local restaurant listing is available at the Information table in the worship center foyer. The length of breaks should permit sufficient time for you to eat. Seating will be available in the courtyard area between the worship center and bookstore. For those who have pre-purchased a meal plan, you can pick up your meals in Faith Hall (see map). Meal plans are not available for purchase at the conference.

CONFERENCE SETS CDs of individual lectures will be available in the bookstore approximately one hour after the conclusion of each session. Complete sets of CDs and MP3 CDs can be pre-purchased during the conference at bookstore registers, and may be picked up, with your receipt, approximately one hour after the closing session on Saturday directly outside of the worship center. DVDs of the conference can be pre-purchased at the customer service table and shipped once available. OUT-OF-STOCK MATERIALS If an item is out-of-stock in our bookstore you can order it at the customer service table in the bookstore. Shipping rates will be applied. As the bookstore is periodically restocked throughout the conference, please see a Resource Consultant if you have any questions about whether or not an item is still in stock.

SAVING SEATS Each year, one of the most frequent requests is that we prevent seatsaving. Please do not leave items on your seats during breaks, as they may be removed. If they are removed, please visit lost and found (see below). LOST & FOUND Misplace something? Check with our staff at the Information table in the worship center foyer. Also, if you find an item, please bring it to the Information table. PHOTOGRAPHY PERMISSION Ligonier Ministries may use photographs and videos taken during the conference for print, video, and/or Web applications. Your registration constitutes permission for Ligonier Ministries to use any images for those purposes. FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Please do not use flash photography during any part of the Ligonier Ministries conference. Photography is allowed without a flash. PRAYER ROOM Williams Chapel will be open during conference hours to use for a time of personal prayer.


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Thabiti Anyabwile Thabiti Anyabwile is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and is a sought after conference speaker. He has authored many books including The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity, The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering AfricanAmerican Pastors, and What Is a Healthy Church Member? He and his wife, Kristie, are the parents of three children.

Alistair Begg Dr. Alistair Begg has served as senior pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1983 and can be heard teaching daily on the radio program Truth for Life. Dr. Begg has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years and has written many books including The Hand of God, Lasting Love, and Pathway to Freedom. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children.

D.A. Carson Dr. Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in DeerďŹ eld, Ill., and one of the most accomplished evangelical biblical scholars in our day. Dr. Carson has authored more than forty-ďŹ ve books including The Gagging of God, Being Conversant with the Emergent Church, and Love in Hard Places. He and his wife, Joy, are the parents of two children.


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Ligon Duncan Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss., and adjunct professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. The son of an eighth-generation Presbyterian ruling elder, he also serves as the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Dr. Duncan has written, edited, and contributed to several books including Preaching the Cross, Women’s Ministry in the Local Church, Should We Leave Our Churches?, and Fear Not! He and his wife Anne are the parents of two children.

Sinclair Ferguson Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is recognized as one of the world’s leading Reformed theologians of our day. He is the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and he is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary in Dallas, Tex. Among Dr. Ferguson’s many books are The Sermon on the Mount, The Holy Spirit, The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, and In Christ Alone. Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Dorothy, have four children and four grandchildren.

Robert Godfrey Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is president and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary California. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches, has taught at many colleges and seminaries, and he frequently speaks at Christian conferences across the country. A member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Dr. Godfrey has also written several books including An Unexpected Journey, Reformation Sketches, and Pleasing God in Our Worship. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, are the parents of three children.


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Steven J. Lawson The senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala., Dr. Steven J. Lawson is well-known for his commitment to biblical preaching and has traveled around the world to teach on the principles of expository preaching. Dr. Lawson sits on the executive board of The Master’s Seminary, teaches in The Expositor’s Institute at Grace Community Church, and has written several books such as The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, Foundations of Grace, The Expository Genius of John Calvin, and Famine in the Land. He and his wife, Anne, are the parents of three sons and one daughter.

Albert Mohler Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. is a leading voice for orthodox, biblical Christianity today through his numerous appearances on network and cable news programs. He is the president and professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary and he has encouraged the resurgence of Reformed teaching in the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler hosts a daily radio program, The Albert Mohler Radio Program, and has written several books addressing moral and theological concerns from the Christian perspective including Atheism Remix and Culture Shift. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of two children.

R.C. Sproul Dr. R.C. Sproul has served for over forty years as a seminary professor, preacher, and author. He is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and can be heard teaching daily on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts on more than 300 radio outlets in the United States and throughout fifty countries. Dr. Sproul’s work has been instrumental in the revival of Reformation theology in our day. He is


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also senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla. Among the more than sixty books by Dr. Sproul are his most recent publications: The Prince’s Poison Cup, The Truth of the Cross, The Lightlings, and Truths We Confess. He and his wife, Vesta, are the proud parents of two, grandparents of ten, and great grandparents of one.

R.C. Sproul Jr. Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. is the director of the Highlands Study Center in Bristol, Tenn., and is a recognized authority on homeschooling and the covenant family. In addition to being the associate pastor of Saint Peter Presbyterian Church, he has written or edited several books including When You Rise Up, Bound for Glory, and the new title Believing God. Dr. Sproul Jr. and his wife, Denise, are blessed to be the parents of seven children.

Derek Thomas Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas is the John Richards Professor of Practical and Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. He is also the minister of teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, prior to which he pastored for seventeen years in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dr. Thomas is editorial director for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and a respected author whose books include God Strengthens: Ezekiel Properly Explained, Mining for Wisdom, and Praying the Saviour’s Way. He and his wife, Rosemary, are the parents of two children.


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James Brown { Worship Leader } James Brown is director of music and worship at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tenn., and will lead our times of corporate worship.

Jose Garcia { Spanish Interpreter } Jose Garcia is pastor of Iglesia Bautista Bíblica (Bible Baptist Church) in Lawrence, Mass., and will provide simultaneous translation of the conference sessions into Spanish this year.

Chuck & Nancy Snyder { Interpreters for the Deaf } Chuck and Nancy Snyder are interpreters at York Deaf Fellowship in York, Penn., and will once again provide American Sign Language interpretation throughout the conference.

Jennifer Velázquez { Organist } As organist and music associate of Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tenn., Jennifer Velázquez plays during worship services, directs handbell and instrumental groups, and is an active recitalist.

The Westminster Brass { Ensemble } The Westminster Brass, led by James Hala, is a well-known group of Christian musicians based in Philadelphia, Penn. They have participated at Ligonier’s national conference for twenty-two years.

Phillip Alongi { Tenor } New Jersey native, Philip Alongi, is a young tenor performing in nearly a dozen operatic roles in opera houses across the country. He has performed on NBC’s TODAY show during the last two Christmas seasons, and he had the honor of singing the national anthem at the Republican National Convention this past summer. Mr. Alongi is the tenor-in-residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


If we are in Christ, we have been awakened already. We have been raised from spiritual death unto spiritual life. But we still have “sleepers” in our eyes, and at times we walk about like zombies. We retain a certain fear of drawing near to God. We still tremble at the foot of His holy mountain.

Yet as we grow in our knowledge of Him, we gain a deeper love for His purity and sense a deeper dependence upon His grace. We learn that He is altogether worthy of our adoration. The fruit of our growing love for Him is the increase of reverence for His name. We love Him now because we see His loveliness. We adore Him now because we see His majesty. We obey Him now because His Holy Spirit dwells within us. He is

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Given God’s incomparable magnificence, our hearts should be aflame with zeal for Him. In Discovering the God Who Is (previously titled The Character of God), Dr. Sproul seeks to set fire to your soul through a captivating study of God’s awesome attributes. HARDCOVER, 222 PAGES Z (REG. $18) $14.40

The Attributes of God

BY R.C. SPROUL

There are many “gods” falsely so called, but there is only one true God, and the Bible tells us about Him. Scripture describes God’s character — His attributes — from Genesis to Revelation. In this series, Dr. Sproul looks at several of God’s unchanging attributes, explaining how an understanding of God’s character drives us to deeper reverence and awe. 3 CDS Z (REG $31) $24.80

The Holiness of God BY R.C. SPROUL

The Holiness of God explores God’s majesty and calls us to proclaim this vital truth to the church and to a world unaware of its need for forgiveness from our holy Lord. 2 DVDS Z (REG $30) $24 3 CDS Z (REG $24) $19.20 6 CD AUDIOBOOK Z (REG $25) $20 PAPERBACK Z (REG $13) $10.40 POCKETSIZE Z (REG. $5) $4 STUDY GUIDE Z

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Living for God’s Glory

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In this introduction to the doctrinal system known as Calvinism, Joel Beeke — with contributions from Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Haykin, Derek Thomas, Ray Pennings and others — displays the biblical, God-centered, comprehensive, and practical nature of Calvinism. Topics explored include Calvinism in history, in the mind, in the heart, in the church, in society, and more. HARDCOVER, 416 PAGES Z (REG. $24) $19.20


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You know about traditional atheism. The contemporary strain of it—called the “New Atheism”—is more popular and widely respected than ever. Dr. Albert Mohler brings helpful perspective and keen insight for understanding, challenging, and countering this latest atheist thinking. HARDCOVER, 112 PAGES Z (REG. $16) $12.80

Believing God

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Calvin’s Teaching on Job

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As one who experienced great loss, Job is an instructive model of how we should deal with spiritual depression. John Calvin’s teaching on this biblical figure is especially helpful for addressing our feelings of loss and hopelessness, and this book by Derek Thomas applies Calvin’s insights to the modern believer. HARDCOVER, 416 PAGES Z (REG. $26) $20.80

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

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A noted evangelical scholar presents a serious treatment of the doctrine of the love of God and an honest, biblically sound handling of its difficulties and problematic passages. He critiques sentimental ideas such as “God hates the sin, but loves the sinner” and provides interesting perspective on how God loves us. This discussion is blended with consideration of God’s sovereignty and His wrath, both of which are important elements of His love, and does away with trivialities and clichés to get to the heart of the matter. HARDCOVER, 93 PAGES Z (REG. $15) $12

The Expository Genius of John Calvin

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Many people are familiar with John Calvin’s important contributions to systematic theology, but fewer know of the power of his preaching ministry in Geneva. Dr. Steven J. Lawson looks at the life and preaching ministry of John Calvin and encourages preachers to follow Calvin’s guidelines for expositing the Word of God. Lawson’s work is a powerful reminder of the importance of expository preaching and a call to return to the sound proclamation of biblical truth from the pulpit in our day. HARDCOVER, 142 PAGES Z (REG. $15) $12


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In Christ Alone

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Reformation Sketches

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The sketches in this book strive to show that the Reformation remains vitally important for Christians today. Reformers and preachers of the sixteenth century were the best educated, most godly, and most faithful group of leaders the church has ever seen. In a remarkable way they combined commitment, learning and orthodoxy. In this book, Martin Luther and John Calvin received most of Godfrey’s attention, but he also treats Philip Melanchthon, Peter Martyr Vermigli, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort. PAPERBACK, 112 PAGES Z (REG. $11) $8.80

What is a Healthy Church Member?

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INTRODUCING LIGONIER ACADEMY of THEOLOGICAL and BIBLICAL STUDIES. In 1971, as it is today, the world was filled with challenges to biblical faith. Christians who sought to be equipped to answer these challenges had few options short of going to seminary. R.C. Sproul saw the need to offer an accessible, practical bridge of learning for the growing Christian. Thus, Ligonier Ministries was born. Ligonier’s educational mission continues today with a new place for learning devoted to serving both laymen and pastors, eventually offering a number of degree and non-degree programs for each. WWW.LIGONIER.ORG/ACADEMY


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Come, Thou Almighty King Come, thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing, help us to praise. Father, all glorious, o’er all victorious, come and reign over us, Ancient of Days. Come, thou Incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword, our prayer attend. Come, and thy people bless, and give thy Word success; Spirit of holiness, on us descend. Come, Holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour. Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart, and ne’er from us depart, Spirit of pow’r. To the great One in Three eternal praises be, hence evermore. His sovereign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore.

All Glory, Laud and Honor All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal Son, who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed One! The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went; our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present: to thee, before thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise; to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise. Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring, who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King! All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him! All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him! Let the amen sound from his people again; Gladly fore'er we adore him.

Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds Let children hear the mighty deeds which God performed of old; which in our younger years we saw, and which our fathers told.


He bids us make his glories known, his works of pow’r and grace; and we’ll convey his wonders down through ev’ry rising race. Our lips shall tell them to our sons, and they again to theirs; that generations yet unborn may teach them to their heirs. Thus shall they learn in God alone their hope securely stands, that they may ne’er forget his works, but practice his commands.

Holy God, We Praise Your Name Holy God, we praise your name; Lord of all, we bow before you; all on earth your scepter claim, all in heav’n above adore you. Infinite your vast domain, everlasting is your reign. Hark, the loud celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising; cherubim and seraphim in unceasing chorus praising, fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: “Holy, holy, holy Lord.” Lo! the apostolic train join your sacred name to hallow; prophets swell the glad refrain, and the white-robed martyrs follow; and from morn to set of sun, through the church the song goes on. Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit, Three we name you; while in essence only One, undivided God we claim you, and adoring bend the knee, while we sing this mystery.

All Hymns* are used with permission by TRINITY HYMNAL, Revised Edition (copyright 1990, Great Commission Publications). *except Glory to the Holy One and Clothed in Righteousness


Holy, Holy, Holy! Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessed Trinity! Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee, though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see, only thou art holy; there is none beside thee perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Glory to the Holy One Refrain: Holy, holy, holy, cried the seraph throng; Glory to the Holy One, Is the angel’s song. Seated on the ether throne, Above all mortal view; the King supreme in glory sat, Bathed in refulgent hue; Refrain All around the mercy seat, the winged creatures sang; Glory to our God on high, Their poignant anthem rang. Refrain With shielded eyes and covered feet, The angels hovered high; While glory shook the portal walls, And smoke rose to the sky. Refrain Woe is me, the creature wailed, His face upon the floor; With dirty lips and loath-some tongue, His heart could stand no more. Refrain Come, angel quick and purge my lips, make pure my soul anew; And I shall rise and stand again, and I will go for You. Refrain


Fairest Lord Jesus Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, Son of God and Son of Man! Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown. Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands, robed in the blooming garb of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, who makes the woeful heart to sing. Fair is the sunshine, fair is the moonlight, and all the twinkling, starry host: Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer than all the angels heav’n can boast. Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of Man! Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine.

Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me Gracious Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would gracious be; and with words that help and heal would thy life in mine reveal; and with actions bold and meek would for Christ my Savior speak. Truthful Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would truthful be; and with wisdom kind and clear let thy life in mine appear; and with actions brotherly speak my Lord’s sincerity. Mighty Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would mighty be; mighty so as to prevail where unaided man must fail; ever by a mighty hope pressing on and bearing up. Holy Spirit, dwell with me: I myself would holy be; separate from sin, I would choose and cherish all things good, and whatever I can be, give to him who gave me thee!


Breathe on me, Breath of God Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do. Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure, until my will is one with thine, to do and to endure. Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine, until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine. Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.

All People That On Earth Do Dwell All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; him serve with fear, his praise forthtell, come ye before him and rejoice. The Lord ye know is God indeed; without our aid he did us make; we are his folk, he doth us feed, and for his sheep he doth us take. O enter then his gates with praise, approach with joy his courts unto; praise, laud, and bless his name always, for it is seemly so to do. For why? The Lord our God is good, his mercy is forever sure; his truth at all times firmly stood, and shall from age to age endure.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been Granted in what he ordaineth? Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee! Surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee; Ponder anew what the Almighty will do, If with his love he befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee, Decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee. How oft in grief hath not he brought thee relief, Spreading his wings to o’ershade thee! Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him! All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him! Let the amen sound from his people again; Gladly fore’er we adore him.

How Great Thou Art O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy pow’r thro’out the universe displayed. Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! When thro’ the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees, when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur, and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; Refrain And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in, that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin. Refrain When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art. Refrain


All Creatures of Our God and King All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing alleluia, alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam, Refrain:

O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, alleluia! Thou rising morn in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening, find a voice, Refrain Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, alleluia, alleluia! Thou fire so masterful and bright, that givest man both warmth and light, Refrain And all ye men of tender heart, forgiving others, take your part, O sing ye, alleluia! Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, praise God and on him cast your care, Refrain Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, O praise him, alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, three in one, Refrain


Lift High the Cross Refrain:

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, till all the world adore his sacred name.

Come, brethren, follow where our Savior trod, Our King victorious, Christ, the Son of God. Refrain Led on their way by this triumphant sign, the hosts of God in conqu’ring ranks combine. Refrain O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree, as thou hast promised, draw men unto thee. Refrain Thy kingdom come, that earth’s despair may cease beneath the shadow of its healing peace. Refrain For thy blest cross which doth for us atone, creation’s praises rise before thy throne. Refrain

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ my God: All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood. See, from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down: Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown? Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.


Clothed in Righteousness Refrain: Clothe us in Your righteousness, hide filthy rags of sin. Dress us in Your perfect garb, both outside and within. Fallen race in Eden fair, exposed and full of shame. Fled we naked from the sight, far from Thy holy name. Refrain Sent from the garden to the east, outside of Eden’s gate. Banished there from Thy pure light, were Adam and his mate. Refrain Scarlet souls are now like snow by Thy atoning grace. Crimson hearts become like wool for Adam’s fallen race. Refrain No work of ours is good enough for evil to atone. Your merit, Lord, is all we have. It saves, and it alone! Refrain

Hallelujah! Chorus Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world Is become the kingdom of our Lord And of His Christ; And He shall reign forever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!


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