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Heidelberg Catechism | Set to Rhyme & Music | Aart Blokhuis | July 24/11 |
Melody ;Omni Die, David G. Corner, 1631, (Hymn 62 BOP “For the bread which you have broken”)
Lord’s Day 19 in Song
CHRIST AT FATHER’S RIGHT HAND…
1.) Christ ascended into heaven
To present Himself as Lord,
He, as Head of all believers,
Through His Father rule affords.
2.) See how, by His Holy Spirit,
He pours out His benison
Upon us, in-grafted members
Our defender, God’s own Son.
3.) How unspeakable, our comfort!
Both, the living and the dead;
Christ will come to judge the nations,
Risen, He crushed Satan’s head.
4.) He submitted to God’s judgement
Placed upon Him, meant for me!
How that debt of wrath was crushing…
What great Love! I’m pardoned free!
5.) He’ll cast His and all my enemies
And condemn them most severe,
But take me and all his chosen,
Up to glory! Christ revered!
Copied from Book of Praise Anglo Genevan Psalter
Lord’s Day 19
- 50. Q. Why is it added,
and sits at the right hand of God?
A. Christ ascended into heaven
to manifest himself there
as Head of his church,1
through whom the Father governs all things.2
1 Eph 1:20-23; Col 1:18.
2 Mt 28:18; Jn 5:22, 23.
- 51. Q. How does the glory of Christ, our Head, benefit us?
by his Holy Spirit
he pours out heavenly gifts
upon us, his members.1
by his power
he defends and preserves us
against all enemies.2
1 Acts 2:33; Eph 4:7-12.
2 Ps 2:9; 110:1, 2; Jn 10:27-30; Rev 19:11-16.
- 52. Q. What comfort is it to you
that Christ will come to judge
the living and the dead?
A. In all my sorrow and persecution
I lift up my head
and eagerly await
as judge from heaven
the very same person
who before has submitted himself
to the judgment of God
for my sake,
and has removed all the curse from me.1
He will cast all his and my enemies
into everlasting condemnation,
but he will take me and all his chosen ones
into heavenly joy and glory.2
1 Lk 21:28; Rom 8:22-25; Phil 3:20,21; Tit 2:13, 14.
2 Mt 25:31-46; 1 Thess 4:16, 17; 2 Thess 1:6-10.