Genesis 17:1–3 (Listen)
Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision
17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;1 walk before me, and be blameless, 2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him,
Genesis 17:6–7 (Listen)
6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.
Hymn: TLH 471, st. 1,6 :
Hark! the Sound of Holy Voices
1. Hark! The sound of holy voices
Chanting at the crystal sea,
Alleluia, Lord, to Thee.
Multitudes which none can number
Like the stars in glory stand,
Clothed in white apparel, holding
Palms of victory in their hand.
6. God of God, the One-begotten,
Light of Light, Emmanuel,
In whose body, joined together,
All the saints forever dwell,
Pour upon us of Thy fulness
That we may forevermore
God the Father, God the Spirit.
One with Thee on high, adore.