Jeremiah 31:31–34 (Listen)
The New Covenant
31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Hymn: WS 705 :
Come, O Long-Expected Jesus
1. Come, O long expected Jesus,
Born to set Your people free;
From our sins and fears release us;
By Your death on Calvary.
2. Born your people to deliver;
Born a child and yet a King!
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Your gracious kingdom bring.
3. By your own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By your all sufficient merit
Raise us to your glorious throne.