Week #99 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, June 13th.
- Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
- Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King
- Beautiful the Blood
- How Great Thou Art
- Sing to the King
What a wonderful time of worship this morning. A great setlist and a great message on the ending of Hebrews chapter 9. Our pastor focused his message on verse 28, which reads, "so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him." Christ will come again and we need to eagerly await his revival. So, I was trying to look for songs having to do with the return of Christ. I added the last verse of the hymn How Great Thou Art to the contemporary version, so that set up the message, but I was still looking for a closing song. I found myself sing the lyrics to Sing to the King, which I had done quite often through college, but never at our church. I was a bit reluctant to do it, because it was new and it was going to the be the closing song of the service. I decided to do it anyway, because of the lyrics of verse two:
For His returning we watch and we prayI was also intrigued by the word vanquished, so I looked it up on dictionary.com and here is what it said:
We will be ready the dawn of that day
We'll join in singing with all the redeemed
'Cause Satan is vanquished and Jesus is King
1) to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.I thought this song's writer chose an excellent word as he's giving us this picture about all that God did to crush Satan. To allow people the chance to hear it at least once before we did it in the service, we did it as a prelude number. It actually went across very well. The worship team picked it up really quickly and some of them knew the song. Also I believe some of the congregation knew it as well. Luckily it is not too difficult of a song, so it seemed like those that didn't know it, picked it up pretty quickly. It was a great way to end the service.
2) to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over: to vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
3) to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears.
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