Sunday 25 June 23

Welcome to our meeting.  Pastor Steve Utley, will be preaching and Mick Nash will be leading this morning.

Here I am to worship

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness.
Opened my eyes, let me see.
Beauty that made
this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh, so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

Here I am to worship . . . 

I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Tim Hughes
© 2000 Thankyou Music

Nothing that my hands can do
1. There’s nothing that
my hands can do
To save my guilty soul
I cannot cleanse
my filthy stains
Or make my spirit whole
For nothing but
the blood of Christ
Can all my sins erase
I dare not claim my righteousness
But hide within His grace
‘Tis Christ who saved me
from the depths
God’s pardon I’ve received
I’m washed within
His precious blood
My heart is sprinkled clean
2. I’ll praise the
God of holiness
Of justice truth and might
Who guides me by
His mighty hand
To walk within His light
While Satan weaves
his shallow lies
God speaks to me in love
Reminding me His only Son
Has bought me with His blood
And Christ dispels
my every doubt
Through Him I am redeemed
I love because
He loved me first
I live because He lives

3. My life is but a fleeting sigh
A tear within the sea
But You are everlasting Lord
And You’ve predestined me
To leave this fading
world behind
Not fearing death will come
For then I’ll look
on Jesus Christ
And to His arms I’ll run

And when I see Him
face to face
What glory that will be
To look upon my Savior’s scars
And know they were for me

Horatius Bonar, Matt Richley
CCLI Song #6271701
© 2012 Sovereign Grace Praise
CCLI License #2224948

Coming Up

This week:
Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm – Bible Study and Prayer Meeting. WSC

Please pray for Mick who is speaking next week and Neil who is leading.

Be Thou my vision
1. Be Thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart,
Be all else but naught to me,
save that Thou art;
Be Thou my best thought
in the day and the night,
Both waking and sleeping,
Thy presence my light.

2. Be Thou my wisdom,
be Thou my true word,
Be Thou ever with me,
and I with Thee, Lord;
Be Thou my great Father,
and I Thy true son;
Be Thou in me dwelling,
and I with Thee one.

3. Be Thou my breastplate,
my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my whole armour,
be Thou my true might;
Be Thou my soul’s shelter,
be Thou my strong tower:
O raise Thou me heavenward,
great Power of my power.

4. Riches I need not,
nor man’s empty praise:
Be Thou mine inheritance
now and always;
Be Thou and Thou only
the first in my heart:
O Sovereign of heaven,
my treasure Thou art.

5. High King of heaven,
Thou heaven’s bright Sun,
O grant me its joys
after victory is won;
Great Heart of my own heart,
whatever befall,
Still be Thou my vision,
O Ruler of all.

The Reading

The Reading
Daniel 8:1-27

1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.
2 And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the citadel, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal.
3 I raised my eyes and saw, and behold, a ram standing on the bank of the canal. It had two horns, and both horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.
4 I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.
5 As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
6 He came to the ram with the two horns, which I had seen standing on the bank of the canal, and he ran at him in his powerful wrath.
7 I saw him come close to the ram, and he was enraged against him and struck the ram and broke his two horns. And the ram had no power to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled on him. And there was no one who could rescue the ram from his power.
8 Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.
9 Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land.
10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.
11 It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown.
12 And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper.
13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, “For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?”
14 And he said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state.”
15 When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. And behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.
16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”
17 So he came near where I stood. And when he came, I was frightened and fell on my face. But he said to me, “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.”
18 And when he had spoken to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. But he touched me and made me stand up.
19 He said, “Behold, I will make known to you what shall be at the latter end of the indignation, for it refers to the appointed time of the end.
20 As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia.
21 And the goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king.
22 As for the horn that was broken, in place of which four others arose, four kingdoms shall arise from his nation, but not with his power.
23 And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king of bold face, one who understands riddles, shall arise.
24 His power shall be great—but not by his own power; and he shall cause fearful destruction and shall succeed in what he does, and destroy mighty men and the people who are the saints.
25 By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken—but by no human hand.
26 The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now.”
27 And I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for some days. Then I rose and went about the king’s business, but I was appalled by the vision and did not understand it.

English Standard Version
© Crossways Publishing Ltd

He will hold me fast

1. When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

2. Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His Promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

3. For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last

Ada Ruth Habershon, Matthew Merker
CCLI Song #7016161
© 2013 Getty Music Publishing; Matthew Merker Music
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.
CCLI License #2224948

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