Happy Sunday, friends. Hope you are doing well on this cold Sunday morning. As you go your way today, please pray for Joe who is very sick with a nasty cold. At least that is what we think it is at the moment. He is too sick to get to church this morning and I know he misses when he can't get there.
Today's opening hymn is "Before the Throne of God Above." The words were written in 1863 by Charitie Less Bancroft (1841-1923). She was born in Bloomfield, Merrion, County Dublin, and was the daughter of Rev. Sidney Smith of Drumragh County, Tyrone, Ireland. In 1869 she married Arthur E. Bancroft. She died in Oakland, California at the age of 82.
These words were originally set to the tune of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" but in 1997 Vikki Cook of Sovereign Grace Ministries wrote the music we use today and it became popular.
This beautiful hymn was to be used for communion and when studying I Peter 1 both of which were true for our service this morning. I hope you listen to the words which are so meaningful.
Have a wonderful Sunday.