Our Hope

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS, song by Edward Mote and arranged by Wm. B. Bradbury:

“My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. …In ev’ry high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. His oath, His covenant, His blood, Support me in the whelming flood; When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay. When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found, Dressed in His righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before the throne. On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand…”

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.” Psalm 16:9

“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.” Proverbs 22:17-19

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and [why] art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.” Psalm 42:5

“For thou [art] my hope, O Lord GOD: [thou art] my trust from my youth.” Psalm 71:5

“Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8

“Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is…. Be not a terror unto me: thou [art] my hope in the day of evil.” Jeremiah 17:7,17

“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Joel 3:16

“…God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope…” 1 Timothy 1:1

“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” Hebrews 10:12-14

“Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” 1 Peter 1:3,13

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:11-14

WE SHALL SEE THE KING SOME DAY, song by L.E. Jones:

“Tho’ the way we journey may be often drear, We shall see the King some day… After pain and anguish, after toil and care… Thro’ the endless ages, joy and blessing share… After foes are conquered, after battles won… After strife is over, after set of sun… There with all the loved ones who have gone before… Sorrow past for ever, on that peaceful shore, We shall see the King some day… We will shout and sing some day… Gathered round the throne, When He shall call His own…”

WHISPERING HOPE, song by Alice Hawthorne, Arranged by Alton H. Howard:

“…Hope with a gentle persuasion, Whispers her comforting word; Wait till the darkness is over, Wait till life’s tempest is done, Hope for the sunshine tomorrow, After the shower is gone… Then when the night is upon us, Why should the heart sink away? When the dark midnight is over, Watch for the breaking of day. Hope as an anchor so steadfast, Rends the dark veil for the soul, Whither the Master has entered, Robbing the grave of its goal… Come, O Thou blest hope of glory… never depart. Whispering hope, O how welcome Thy voice; Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.”

“And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him, And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.” Mark 6:53-56 – The multitudes didn’t do this out of sorrow and despair but, rather, out of excitement and hope, tremendous quality and quantity of emotion. We should also share our hope. God provides innumerable blessings. So why do we focus on the negative.

THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME, song arranged by Albert E. Brumley:

“This world is not my home, I’m just a passing thru, My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue… They’re all expecting me, and that’s one thing I know, My savior pardoned me and now I onward go; I know He’ll take me thru tho I am weak and poor… I have a loving Savior up in glory-land, I don’t expect to stop until I with him stand… Just up in glory-land we’ll live eternally, The saints on ev’ry hand are shouting victory, Their song of sweetest praise drift back from heaven’s shore… O Lord, you know I have no friend like you, If heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do; The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door, And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.”

(Idea, verses and songs from my dad’s lesson tonight – Thanks, Dad! I love you!)

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~ by Lady Molly on August 19, 2013.

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