Scripture for Sunday January 13th, 2019

Revelation 1:4-8

John to the seven churches which are...

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

If I had but one year to live
One year to help, one year to give,
One year to love, one year to bless
One year of better things to stress;
One year to sing, one year to smile
To brighten earth a little while,
One year to sing my Master's praise
One year to fill with work my days;
One year to strive for a reward
When I should stand before my Lord,
I think that I would spend each day
In just the very selfsame way;
That I do now, for from afar
The call may come to cross the bar,
At anytime, and I must be
Prepared to meet eternity.
So if I have one year to give
A pleasant smile, a helping hand,
A mind that tries to understand
A fellow-man who is in need;
'Tis one with me - I take no heed
But try to live each day He sends
To serve my gracious Master's ends.