In the beginning—God.

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2

ESV Text: Genesis 1:1-2

Genesis 1:1-2 (Listen)

The Creation of the World

1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1

     1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 236:
Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid

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1. Creator Spirit, by whose aid 
The world’s foundations first were laid, 
Come, visit every humble mind; 
Come, pour Thy joys on humankind; 
From sin and sorrow set us free 
And make Thy temples worthy Thee. 

2. O Source of uncreated light, 
The Father’s promised Paraclete, 
Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire, 
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire; 
Come and Thy sacred unction bring 
To sanctify us while we sing. 

3. Plenteous of grace, descend from high 
Rich in Thy sevenfold energy; 
Make us eternal truths receive 
And practice all that we believe; 
Give us Thyself that we may see 
The Father and the Son by Thee. 

4. Immortal honor, endless fame, 
Attend the almighty Father’s name; 
The Savior Son be glorified, 
Who for lost man’s redemption died; 
And equal adoration be, 
Eternal Paraclete, to Thee.