Scripture: Isaiah 37:14-20
(Alt. audio): Chapter: 37
14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, 16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth. 17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries. 19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.(KJV)
Hymn: TLH 503:
Rise, Crowned with Light
1. Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise!
Exalt thy tow’ring head and lift thine eyes;
See heav’n its sparkling portals wide display
And break upon thee in a flood of day.
2. See a long race thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons and daughters, yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on ev’ry side arise
Demanding life, impatient for the skies.
3. See barb’rous nations at thy gates attend,
Walk in the light, and in thy temple bend;
See thy bright altars thronged with prostrate kings,
While ev’ry land its joyful tribute brings.
4. The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay,
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fixed this Word, this saving pow’r, remains;
Thy realms shall last, thine own Messiah reigns.