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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Prelude

Welcome & News of the Church

Call to Worship

Opening Hymn - (#381) "All People That on Earth Do Dwell"

Praise Songs

Confession, Assurance, and Gloria Patri

Choral Anthem

Sermon - "Enter God's Gates" (Psalm 100) - by Rev. Jason Griffice

Hymn of Response - (#525) "Now Thank We All Our God" (verses 1 & 2)

Offertory

Doxology

Pastoral Prayer

Closing Hymn - (#349) "O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing"

Benediction

Postlude


All People That on Earth Do Dwell

All people that on earth do dwell, 

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; 

Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell, 

Come ye before Him and rejoice. 


Know that the Lord is God indeed: 

Without our aid He did us make; 

We are His folk, He doth us feed, 

And for His sheep He doth us take. 


O enter then His gates with praise, 

Approach with joy His courts unto; 

Praise, laud, and bless His name always, 

For it is seemly so to do. 


For why? the Lord our God is good, 

His mercy is forever sure; 

His truth at all times firmly stood, 

And shall from age to age endure. 


Amen. 


Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God

With hearts and hands and voices, 

Who wondrous things hath done, 

In whom His world rejoices; 

Who, from our mothers' arms, 

Hath blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love, 

And still is ours today. 


O may this bounteous God

Through all our life be near us, 

With ever joyful hearts

And blessed peace to cheer us

And keep us in His grace, 

And guide us when perplexed, 

And free us from all ills

In this world and the next. 


O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer's praise, 

The glories of my God and King, 

The triumphs of His grace!


My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim, 

To spread through all the earth abroad

The honors of Thy name. 


Jesus! the name that charms our fears, 

That bids our sorrows cease, 

'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 

'Tis life and health and peace. 


He breaks the power of cancelled sin, 

He sets the prisoner free; 

His blood can make the foulest clean, 

His blood availed for me. 


Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, 

Your loosened tongues employ; 

Ye blind, behold your Savior come; 

And leap, ye lame, for joy! 

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