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St Matthew Online Service Aug 9, 2020

How Firm a Foundation  #796

How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in Christ Jesus, the Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said
who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

“Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismayed,
for I am your God and will still give you aid;
I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.”

“When through fi’ry trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace, all sufficient, shall be your supply. 
The flames shall not hurt you; I only design
your dross to consume and your gold to refine.”

“Throughout all their lifetime my people shall prove
my sov’reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
and then, when gray hairs shall their temples adorn,
like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.”

#756     Eternal Father, Strong to Save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm has bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

2 O Savior, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the storm did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who didst
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and pow’r,
All travelers guard in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,
Protect them where-so-e’er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

#763        My Life Flows On in Endless Song

My life flows on in endless song;
above earth’s lamentation,
I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn

that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul, How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die? The Lord my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round? Songs in the night he giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, A fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his! How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

St Matthew Online Service Aug 2, 2020

Native American Flute Music · Saint Matthew Online Service Aug 2, 2020

We Come to the Hungry Feast    ELW #479

You Satisfy the Hungry Heart         ELW #484

#731     Earth and All Stars!


St Matthew Online Church July 26, 2020

ELW #532 Gather Us In

ELW #793 Be Thou My Vision

EWL #547 Sent Forth By God’s Blessing