Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3-9
(Alt. audio): Chapter: 31
3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things. 6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God. 7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. 9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.(KJV)
Hymn: WS 796:
The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended
1. The day You gave us, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Your request
To You our morning hymns ascended;
Your praise shall sanctify our rest.
2. We thank You that Your Church, unsleeping
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping
And never rests day or night.
3. As over continent and island
Each dawn leads to another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor do the praises die away.
4. So be it, Lord; Your throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud kingdoms, pass away.
Your kingdom stands and grows forever
Until there dawns Your glorious day.