The second hymn, Be On Guard, for my hymn challenge is complete!
October 31 // Reformation
Mark 13:5-11, Signs of the End of Age
Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.
These are the beginning of birth pains. You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.”
Notice that I changed the hymn text from the previous edition. I hope this version is heard as if it was spoken better than before.
I also added a fourth verse based off of Psalm 46, which is also the psalm that Martin Luther based his reformation hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
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