Pray for one another that you may all be strengthened in your faith until the great and glorious day of the Lord.

BibleGateway: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

ESV Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:6 and ends at about 1:55

9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; 10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

     11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 477:
Lord Jesus, Thou the Church’s Head

— Organ Audio


1. Lord Jesus, Thou the Church’s Head, 
Thou art her one Foundation; 
In Thee she trusts, before Thee bows, 
And waits for Thy salvation. 
Built on this Rock secure, 
Thy Church shall endure 
E’en though the world decay 
And all things pass away. 
Oh, hear, oh, hear us, Jesus! 

2. O Lord, let this Thy little flock, 
Thy name alone confessing, 
Continue in Thy loving care, 
True unity possessing. 
Thy Sacraments, O Lord, 
And Thy saving Word 
To us e’er pure retain. 
Grant that they may remain 
Our only strength and comfort. 

3. Help us to serve Thee evermore 
With hearts both pure and lowly; 
And may Thy Word, that light divine, 
Shine on in splendor holy 
That we repentance show, 
In faith ever grow; 
The power of sin destroy 
And all that doth annoy. 
Oh, make us faithful Christians! 

4. And for Thy Gospel let us dare 
To sacrifice all treasure; 
Teach us to bear Thy blessed cross, 
To find in Thee all pleasure. 
Oh, grant us steadfastness 
In joy and distress, 
That we Thee ne’er forsake. 
Let us by grace partake 
O endless joy and glory.