The earth will fade away and its end is coming soon, but God’s salvation will last into eternity.

Scripture: Isaiah 51:4-6

ESV Text: Isaiah 51:4-6


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 51

     4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. 5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 605:
The World is Very Evil

— Organ Audio

1. The world is very evil, 
The times are waxing late; 
Be sober and keep vigil, 
The Judge is at the gate; 
The Judge that comes in mercy, 
The Judge that comes with might, 
To terminate the evil, 
To diadem the right. 

2. Arise, arise, good Christian, 
Let right to wrong succeed; 
Let penitential sorrow 
To heav’nly gladness lead, 
To light that hath no evening, 
That knows no moon nor sun, 
The light so new and golden, 
The light that is but one. 

3. O home of fadeless splendor, 
Of flow’rs that bear no thorn, 
Where they shall dwell as children 
Who here as exiles mourn. 
Midst pow’r that knows no limit, 
Where knowledge has no bound, 
The beatific vision 
Shall glad the saints around. 

4. Strive, man, to win that glory; 
Toil, man, to gain that light; 
Send hope before to grasp it 
Till hope be lost in sight. 
Exult, O dust and ashes, 
The Lord shall be thy part; 
His only, His forever, 
Thou shalt be and thou art. 

5. O sweet and blessed country, 
The home of God’s elect! 
O sweet and blessed country 
That eager hearts expect! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 
To that dear land of rest, 
Who art, with God the Father 
And Spirit, ever blest. 


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