Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2018-01-08 ILC Chapel — Brief life is here our…

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Brief life is here our portion. Because of sin our life is short and full of trouble, but because of Christ a life of eternal joy awaits

 

Date : 2018-01-08
Speaker : Professor Paul Naumann

Job 14:1–5

Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All


14:1   “Man who is born of a woman
    is few of days and full of trouble.
  He comes out like a flower and withers;
    he flees like a shadow and continues not.
  And do you open your eyes on such a one
    and bring me into judgment with you?
  Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
    There is not one.
  Since his days are determined,
    and the number of his months is with you,
    and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,

(ESV)

Hymn: TLH 448, st. 1,5: Brief Life Is here our Portion

Hymnary.org Organ Audio


1. Brief life is here our portion; 
Brief sorrow, short-lived care. 
The life that knows no ending, 
The tearless life, is there. 
O happy retribution: 
Short toil, eternal rest; 
For mortals and for sinners 
A mansion with the blest! 

5. O sweet and blessed country, 
The home of God’s elect! 
O sweet and blessed country 
That eager hearts expect! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 
To that dear land of rest, 
Who art, with God the Father 
And Spirit, ever blest.