I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
(John 14:16-17; ESV).
When I’m sick,
Or in pain,
Or I fall: You are the Helper
Who shares in it all.
When I’m sad,
Or afraid: You are the Helper
Who comes to my aid.
When I’m angry,
Or I sin: You are the Helper
Who pleads deep within.
The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words
(Romans 8:26; NRSV).
There is but one God, the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6; NIV).
There is one God,
Beyond all time and space,
Who, by his Word,
Created all there is:
Stars, sun, and earth,
Plants, creatures, humankind.
They change; they age;
He sweeps them all away.
There is one Lord,
His Scion, Jesus Christ,
Sent forth by God
To save us from our sins;
Who lived and died for all,
Then rose again,
To guide us in his footsteps
There is one Spirit,
Flowing out from God,
Whose love rekindles minds and hearts
Who gives us strength, new hope,
And helps us pray;
Then carries back to God
Each humble soul.
There is but one Lord, Jesus Christ
(1 Corinthians 8:6; NIV).
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all
(Ephesians 4:4-6; NLT).
1. Darkness is the same
Both conceal God
From my sight.
2. Wrapped in shadow,
He guides my spirit,
Day and night.
3. Light and dark
Are just the same:
His sacred name,
4. Which cleanses me
Of sin and shame,
And sets my dying heart
1. Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).
He made darkness his covering (Psalm 18:11; NIV).
He lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will (1 Timothy 6:16; NLT).
2. He shrouded himself in darkness (2 Samuel 22:12; NLT).
The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment (Psalm 104:2; NIV).
He is clothed in dazzling splendour (Job 37:22; NLT).
The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. this allowed them to travel by day or by night (Exodus 13:21; NLT).
3. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Psalm 19:1-2; NIV).
What a holy and awe-inspiring name he has! (Psalm 111:9; NLT).
4. You were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:11; NLT).
My days vanish like smoke, my bones burn like glowing embers (Psalm 102:3; NIV).
Everyone will be salted with fire (Mark 9:49; NIV).
“Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die” (Matthew 20:18; NLT).
1. I long for you
As evening falls,
And dusk turns into night.
Father, Must I drink this cup? It’s too late now for flight.
2. I yearn for you
When morning comes.
I want to do your will.
Lord, I am lost: betrayed; condemned – And yet I trust you still.
3. My strength is gone
And death draws near.
I cannot bear this pain.
Father, Come to rescue me, Then I’ll rejoice again.
4. I thirst for you.
My courage fails –
Destroyed by sin and shame.
Lord, Why have you forsaken me, Though I cry out your name?
1. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).
Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:36-8; NLT).
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me (Psalm 55:4-5; NIV).
He went on a little further and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me…
2. …Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss. Then you can take him away under guard (Mark 14:44; NLT).
So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded (Luke 23:24; NLT).
Don’t you realise that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? (Matthew 26:53; NLT).
3. My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth (Psalm 22:14-15; NLT).
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name” (Psalm 91:14; NLT).
4. Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture),“I thirst” (John 19:28; RSV).
It was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down (Isaiah 53:4; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? (Psalm 22:1; NIV).