We do not need to be afraid because God is with us, our God who can even make the sun stand still.

BibleGateway: Joshua 10:1-14

ESV Text: Joshua 10:1-14


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 2:56

     1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; 2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty. 3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel. 5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it. 6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.

     7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour. 8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee. 9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night. 10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. 12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 528 (LSB 724):
If God Himself be for Me

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. If God Himself be for me, 
I may a host defy; 
For when I pray, before me 
My foes, confounded, fly. 
If Christ, my Head and Master, 
Befriend me from above, 
What foe or what disaster 
Can drive me from His love? 

2. This I believe, yea, rather, 
Of this I make my boast, 
That God is my dear Father, 
The Friend who loves me most, 
And that, whate’er betide me, 
My Savior is at hand 
Through stormy seas to guide me 
And bring me safe to land. 

3. I build on this foundation, 
That Jesus and His blood 
Alone are my salvation, 
The true, eternal good. 
Without Him all that pleases 
Is valueless on earth; 
The gifts I owe to Jesus 
Alone my love are worth. 

4. My Jesus is my Splendor, 
My Sun, my Light, alone; 
Were He not my Defender 
Before God’s awe-full throne, 
I never should find favor 
And mercy in His sight, 
But be destroyed forever 
As darkness by the light. 

5. He canceled my offenses, 
Delivered me from death; 
He is the Lord who cleanses 
My soul from sin through faith. 
In Him I can be cheerful, 
Bold, and undaunted aye; 
In Him I am not fearful 
Of God’s great Judgment Day. 

6. Naught, naught, can now condemn me 
Nor set my hope aside; 
Now hell no more can claim me, 
Its fury I deride. 
No sentence e’er reproves me, 
No ill destroys my peace; 
For Christ, my Savior, loves me 
And shields me with His grace. 

7. His Spirit in me dwelleth, 
And o’er my mind He reigns. 
All sorrow He dispelleth 
And soothes away all pains. 
He crowns His work with blessing 
And helpeth me to cry, 
“My Father!” without ceasing, 
To Him who dwells on high. 

8. And when my soul is lying 
Weak, trembling, and opprest, 
He pleads with groans and sighing 
That cannot be exprest; 
But God’s quick eye discerns them, 
Although they give no sound, 
And into language turns them 
E’en in the heart’s deep ground. 

9. To mine His Spirit speaketh 
Sweet word of holy cheer, 
How God to him that seeketh 
For rest is always near 
And how He hath erected 
A city fair and new, 
Where what our faith expected 
We evermore shall view. 

10. In yonder home doth flourish 
My heritage, my lot; 
Though here I die and perish, 
My heaven shall fail me not. 
Though care my life oft saddens 
And causeth tears to flow, 
The light of Jesus gladdens 
And sweetens every woe. 

11. Who clings with resolution 
To Him whom Satan hates 
Must look for persecution; 
For him the burden waits 
Of mockery, shame, and losses, 
Heaped on his blameless head; 
A thousand plagues and crosses 
Will be his daily bread. 

12. From me this is not hidden, 
Yet I am not afraid; 
I leave my cares, as bidden, 
To whom my vows were paid. 
Though life and limb it cost me 
And everything I won, 
Unshaken shall I trust Thee 
And cleave to Thee alone. 

13. Though earth be rent asunder, 
Thou’rt mine eternally; 
Not fire nor sword nor thunder 
Shall sever me from Thee; 
Not hunger, thirst, nor danger, 
Not pain nor poverty 
Nor mighty princes’ anger 
Shall ever hinder me. 

14. No angel and no gladness, 
No throne, no pomp, no show, 
No love, no hate, no sadness, 
No pain, no depth of woe, 
No scheme of man’s contrivance, 
However small or great, 
Shall draw me from Thy guidance 
Nor from Thee separate. 

15. My heart for joy is springing 
And can no more be sad, 
‘Tis full of mirth and singing, 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 
The Sun that cheers my spirit 
Is Jesus Christ, my King; 
That which I shall inherit 
Makes me rejoice and sing.