Peace, joy, and song belong belong to those whom the Lord draws to Himself.

Scripture: Isaiah 55:10-13

ESV Text: Isaiah 55:10-13

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 55
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 48:
How Blest are they who Hear God’s Word — Organ Audio

1. How blest are they who hear God’s Word 
And keep and heed what they have heard! 
They wisdom daily gather; 
Their light shines brighter day by day, 
And while they tread life’s weary way, 
They have the oil of gladness 
To soothe their pain and sadness. 

2. God’s Word a treasure is to me, 
Through sorrow’s night my sun shall be, 
The shield of faith in battle. 
The Father’s hand hath written there 
My title as His child and heir, 
“The kingdom’s thine forever.” 
That promise faileth never. 

3. Today I was my Savior’s guest, 
My soul was here so richly blest, 
The Bread of Life receiving. 
Oh, may thereby my faith prevail, 
So that its fruits shall never fail 
Till my account is given 
Before the throne in heaven! 


Why turn to the Lord? Because He is a God of mercy and not a God who seeks to destroy us.

Scripture: Isaiah 55:6-9

ESV Text: Isaiah 55:6-9

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 55

     6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 390:
Drawn to the Cross — Organ Audio

1. Drawn to the Cross, which Thou hast blest 
With healing gifts for souls distrest, 
To find in Thee my life, my rest, 
Christ Crucified, I come. 

2. Thou knowest all my griefs and fears, 
Thy grace abused, my misspent years; 
Yet now to Thee with contrite tears, 
Christ Crucified, I come. 

3. Wash me and take away each stain; 
Let nothing of my sin remain. 
For cleansing, though it be through pain, 
Christ Crucified, I come. 

4. And then for work to do for Thee, 
Which shall so sweet a service be 
That angels well might envy me, 
Christ Crucified, I come.