The world’s condition will not improve as the Last Day draws near, but salvation awaits the faithful.

BibleGateway: Mark 13:1-13

ESV Text: Mark 13:1-13



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 2:2

     1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! 2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

     5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 377:
Salvation unto us has Come

— Organ Audio


1. Salvation unto us has come 
By God’s free grace and favor; 
Good works cannot avert our doom, 
They help and save us never. 
Faith looks to Jesus Christ alone, 
Who did for all the world atone; 
He is our one Redeemer. 

2. What God did in His Law demand 
And none to Him could render 
Caused wrath and woe on every hand 
For man, the vile offender. 
Our flesh has not those pure desires 
The spirit of the Law requires, 
And lost is our condition. 

3. It was a false, misleading dream 
That God His Law had given 
That sinners should themselves redeem 
And by their works gain heaven. 
The Law is but a mirror bright 
To bring the inbred sin to light 
That lurks within our nature. 

4. From sin our flesh could not abstain, 
Sin held its sway unceasing; 
The task was useless and in vain, 
Our gilt was e’er increasing. 
None can remove sin’s poisoned dart 
Or purify our guileful heart,- 
So deep is our corruption. 

5. Yet as the Law must be fulfilled 
Or we must die despairing, 
Christ came and hath God’s anger stilled, 
Our human nature sharing. 
He hath for us the Law obeyed 
And thus the Father’s vengeance stayed 
Which over us impended. 

6. Since Christ hath full atonement made 
And brought to us salvation, 
Each Christian therefore may be glad 
And build on this foundation. 
Thy grace alone, dear Lord, I plead, 
Thy death is now my life indeed, 
For Thou hast paid my ransom. 

7. Let me not doubt, but trust in Thee, 
Thy Word cannot be broken; 
Thy call rings out, “Come unto Me!” 
No falsehood hast Thou spoken. 
Baptized into Thy precious name, 
My faith cannot be put to shame, 
And I shall never perish. 

8. The Law reveals the guilt of sin 
And makes men conscience-stricken; 
The Gospel then doth enter in 
The sinful soul to quicken. 
Come to the cross, trust Christ, and live; 
The Law no peace can ever give, 
No comfort and no blessing. 

9. Faith clings to Jesus’ cross alone 
And rests in Him unceasing; 
And by its fruits true faith is known, 
With love and hope increasing. 
Yet faith alone doth justify, 
Works serve thy neighbor and supply 
The proof that faith is living. 

10. All blessing, honor, thanks, and praise 
To Father, Son, and Spirit, 
The God that saved us by His grace,- 
All glory to His merit! 
O Triune God in heaven above, 
Who hast revealed Thy saving love, 
Thy blessed name be hallowed. 


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