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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 
Heidelberg Catechism

  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.

Typical Congregational Singing of Psalm 56 in English