What would the Ephesians do without Paul? God and His word of grace would still be there for them, of course.

BibleGateway: Acts 20:26-32

ESV Text: Acts 20:26-32



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:31 and ends at about 4:32

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 491:
Send, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit

— Organ Audio


1. Send, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit 
On Thy servant now, we pray; 
Let him prove a faithful shepherd 
To Thy little lambs alway. 
Thy pure teaching to proclaim, 
To extol Thy holy name, 
And to feed Thy lambs, dear Savior, 
Make his aim and sole endeavor. 

2. Thou, O Lord, Thyself hast called him 
For Thy precious lambs to care; 
But to prosper in his calling, 
He the Spirit’s gifts must share. 
Grant him wisdom from above, 
Fill his heart with holy love; 
In all weakness be Thou near him, 
In his prayers, Good Shepherd, hear him. 

3. Help, Lord Jesus, help him nourish 
Our dear children with Thy Word 
That in constant love they serve Thee 
Till in heav’n their song is heard. 
Boundless blessings, Lord, bestow 
On his faithful toil below 
Till by grace to him is given 
His reward, the crown of heaven. 


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