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Heidelberg Catechism | Set to Rhyme & Music | Aart Blokhuis | May 23/20 |
Melody: Geneva 1562 (Psalm 56 BOP “Be gracious, O my God to whom I flee”)
Lord’s Day 1 in Song
1.) What will sustain me, knowing I must die?
That Christ will intercede, He hears my cry,
For He has paid life’s ransom for each lie,
Yes, for all my transgressions,
His precious blood poured out as intersession,
His Love set’s free from Satan’s dark oppression,
Chose to, before my birth or my confession,
My liberty to buy..
2.)I know that He will keep me in His ways
Where I’m found safe, even, in trying days,
My tears are stored, my life, each limb secure,
He washed my sinful heart, pure.
Christ promised me much joy with great elation,
Not even Fiend can cause one hesitation
For, evil days that threaten Godless nations
Speed my salvation nigh.
3.)First, teach me Lord, the depths of my despair
That I may know with gratitude, Your care,
God’s Love reached down to sinners left to die,
Know, that He lifts me up, high.
How can I praise you Lord with words uprightly?
Accept my thankful prayers I send up nightly,
That You should set me right with God Almighty
And plead for me on high.
Copied from Book of Praise Anglo Genevan Psalter
Lord’s Day 1
Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?
That I am not my own,1
but belong with body and soul,
both in life and in death,2
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.3
He has fully paid for all my sins
with his precious blood,4
and has set me free
from all the power of the devil.5
He also preserves me in such a way6
that without the will of my heavenly Father
not a hair can fall from my head;7
indeed, all things must work together
for my salvation.8
Therefore, by his Holy Spirit
he also assures me
of eternal life9
and makes me heartily willing and ready
from now on to live for him.10
1 1 Cor 6:19, 20.
2 Rom 14:7-9.
3 1 Cor 3:23; Tit 2:14.
4 1 Pet 1:18, 19; 1 Jn 1:7; 2:2.
5 Jn 8:34-36; Heb 2:14, 15; 1 Jn 3:8.
6 Jn 6:39, 40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Pet 1:5.
7 Mt 10:29-31; Lk 21:16-18.
8 Rom 8:28.
9 Rom 8:15, 16; 2 Cor 1:21, 22; 5:5; Eph 1:13, 14.
10 Rom 8:14.