“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

Hymn of the Month – January 2022: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

     1      O God, our help in ages past,
     Our hope for years to come,
     Our shelter from the stormy blast,
     And our eternal home!

     2      Under the shadow of thy throne,
     Thy saints have dwelt secure;
     Sufficient is thine arm alone,
     And our defence is sure.

     3      Before the hills in order stood,
     Or earth received her frame,
     From everlasting thou art God,
     To endless years the same.

     4      Thy word commands our flesh to dust:
     “Return, ye sons of men;”
     All nations rose from earth at first,
     And turn to earth again.

     5      Time, like an ever rolling stream,
     Bears all its sons away;
     They fly, forgotten, as a dream
     Dies at the opening day.

     6      O God, our help in ages past,
     Our hope for years to come,
     Be thou our guard while troubles last,
     And our eternal home!

Issac Watts, 1674 – 1748, Tune: St. Anne C.M. 86. 86

Psalm 90:1–2 (NKJV)

1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth,

Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,

Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

James 4:15 (NKJV)

15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”