Morning meeting 24/03/2019

Worship this morning was led by Corps Treasurer Thomas Mathie. We were reminded both by Thomas and by various testimonies this morning, that God accepts us just as we are. All He asks in return is that we are willing to change.

The band’s contribution to worship was Andrew Blyth’s In God’s Presence which features the songs Bow the Knee and All to Jesus I Surrender:

There are moments on our journey following the Lord
When God illumines ev’ry step we take.
There are times when circumstances make perfect sense to us,
As we try to understand each move He makes.
When the path grows dim and our questions have no answers, turn to Him.

Bow the knee.
Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see.
Bow the knee.
Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity.
And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan,
In the presence of the King, bow the knee.

There are days when clouds surround us, and the rain begins to fall,
The cold and lonely winds won’t cease to blow.
And there seems to be no reason for the suffering we feel;
We are tempted to believe God does not know.
When the storms arise, don’t forget we live by faith and not by sight.

Bow the knee.
Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see.
Bow the knee.
Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity.
And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan,
In the presence of the King, bow the knee.

All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

I surrender all,
I surrender all.
All to thee, my blessed Saviour,
I surrender all.

The band concluded worship by playing I’ve Been Changed:

Well, I’ve been to the river, I’ve been baptized.
I’ve been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
I’ve been changed from the creature that once I was
And redeemed is now my name.

Chorus:
I’ve been changed, I’ve been newborn,
All my life has been rearranged.
What a difference it made when the Lord came and stayed in my heart
Oh, yes, I’ve been changed.

Though my sins were as scarlet, they’re white as snow.
I was bound, but today I am free.
I was lost in the darkness, but now am found.
I was blind, but now I see.

Like the poor Hebrew children, I wandered long.
In a bare desert land to and fro.
But I’ve crossed over Jordan to Canaan’s land
Where the milk and honey flow.

When at last in His presence, I stand above.
He will wipe all the tears from my eyes.
And I’ll thank Him for giving a wretch like me
Lasting Hope beyond the skies.

What a difference it made when the Lord came and stayed in my heart
Oh, yes, I’ve been changed.
I’m changed

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