Concordia Theological Monthly

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newton's hymn, polack

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Many thoughts crowd our hearts to-night. We think of the past year, and the multifarious events of another stage of our life's pilgrimage flit: rapidly across the screen of memory. We think of the coming year and speculate as to what may lie in store for us behind the dark and impenetrable curtain of the future. Such thoughts come to Christian and worldling alike. But while the worldling plunges himself into an orgy of pleasure at this time, the Christian turns to serious meditation.

That is what you have come here to do. To that end I have chosen for our prayerful consideration one of the great hymns of the Church, namely, John Newton's hymn for New Year's Eve "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun." And may the precious Holy Spirit be with us this hour!


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Psalm 90:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars