Morning meeting 01/07/2018

God With Us

When I walk through the doors I sensed His presence
And I knew this was a place where love abounds
For this is a temple the God we love abides here
Oh we are standing in His presence on holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
For I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

In His presence I know there is joy beyond all measure
And at His feet sweet peace of mind can still be found
For when we have a need He is still the answer
Reach out and claim it for we are standing on holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
For I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

These are the words of Holy Ground which the band played as the call to worship this morning.

During worship the band played Martin Nystrom’s (arr. James Wright) As The Deer:

As the deer pants for the water,
So my soul longs after You.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.

You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.

I want You more than gold or silver,
Only You can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy giver,
And the apple of my eye.

You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.

You’re my friend and You are my brother
Even though You are a King.
I love You more than any other,
So much more than anything.

You alone are my strength, my shield;
To You alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire,
And I long to worship You.

Major Lynda reminded us today that God is with us at all times. If we don’t have God’s presence with us we cannot go out into the world and expect to be able to tell others about His love for them. We must therefore ask God to

Let your glory fall upon us,
Convict, inspire, provide;
Father Almighty, Jehovah, Saviour,
Your holy presence is our guide.

We concluded worship with the music associated with these words:

A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord
A wonderful Saviour to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord
A wonderful Saviour to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
Where rivers of pleasure I see

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with the depths of His love
And covers me there with His hand
And covers me there with His hand

A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved
He giveth me strength as my day

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with the depths of His love
And covers me there with His hand
And covers me there with His hand

With numberless blessings each moment He crowns
And filled with His fullness divine
I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God
For such a Redeemer as mine!

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