Morning Reading: Luke 6.24-26 NLT – sorrows

Reading: Luke 6:24-26 NLT

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Sorrowing Old Man (‘At Eternity’s Gate’)
Vincent Van Gough (1890)

“What sorrow awaits you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now.

What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now, for a time of awful hunger awaits you.

What sorrow awaits you who laugh now, for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.

What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised false prophets.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Lamb of God – you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us… and grant us your peace. Amen.

Hymn: “Man of Sorrows” – Philip P. Bliss (1875)

Man of sorrows, what a name for the Son of God who came, ruined sinners to reclaim: Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned he stood, sealed my pardon with his blood: Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Guilty, helpless, lost were we; blameless Lamb of God was he, sacrificed to set us free: Hallelujah, what a Savior!

He was lifted up to die; “It is finished” was his cry; now in heaven exalted high: Hallelujah, what a Savior!

When he comes, our glorious King, all his ransomed home to bring, then anew this song we’ll sing: Hallelujah, what a Savior!



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  1. haven’t heard this hymn in a long time… thanks for a wonderful read this morning!

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