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Order of Worship

Valley Presbyterian Church in Madison 

May 10, 2020


Hymn of Praise                     Praise To The Lord, The Almighty            J. Neander (1680)             

Call to Worship   Psalm 92:1-2

It is good to praise the LORD 

and make music to your name, O Most High,


proclaiming your love in the morning 

and your faithfulness at night. 

Hymn of Praise                    Awake My Heart With Gladness              P. Gerhardt (1648)          

Hymn of Praise                   Great Is Thy Faithfulness                    Chisholm & Runyan (1923)

Confession of Sin

Gracious and Merciful God,

In the light of your abounding patience and faithfulness we confess our sin to you now.  Where you have been patient with us, we have been impatient, holding others’ sin and shortcomings against them, expecting perfection where we are lenient to ourselves.  Where you have been faithful, we forget or have diminished affection for your sustaining love and mercy to us, being more faithful to our own glory.  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.                         

Assurance of Pardon       Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:13-14; Romans 5:1

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 


Congregational Prayer

Scripture Reading                            I Peter 1:3-7

Sermon                                            Rev. Barney Heyward




Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard 

Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. 

Used by permission. All rights reserved. ~ CCLI # 3123964


Lyrics Sheet

Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!

All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;

Praise Him in glad adoration.


Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,

Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!

Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been

Granted in what He ordaineth?


Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;

Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;

Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,

If with His love He befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord, oh, let all that is in me adore Him!

All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him;

Let the Amen sound from His people again,

Gladly for aye we adore Him.

Awake My Heart With Gladness

Awake, my heart, with gladness,

See what today is done;

Now, after gloom and sadness,

Comes forth the glorious sun.

My Savior there was laid

Where our bed must be made

When to the realms of light

Our spirit wings its flight.


The foe in triumph shouted

When Christ lay in the tomb;

But lo, he now is routed,

His boast is turned to gloom.

For Christ again is free;

In glorious victory

He who is strong to save

Has triumphed o'er the grave.


This is a sight that gladdens--

What peace it doth impart!

Now nothing ever saddens

The joy within my heart.

No gloom shall ever shake,

No foe shall ever take

The hope which God's own Son

In love for me hath won.

Now I will cling forever

To Christ, my Savior true;

My Lord will leave me never,

Whate'er He passes through.

He rends death's iron chain;

He breaks through sin and pain;

He shatters hell's dark thrall;

I follow Him through all.


He brings me to the portal

That leads to bliss untold,

Whereon this rhyme immortal

Is found in script of gold:

"Who there My cross has shared

Finds here a crown prepared;

Who there with Me has died

Shall here be glorified.”


Awake my heart, awake my heart

Awake my heart with joy!

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; 

there is no shadow of turning with thee; 

thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; 

as thou hast been thou forever wilt be. 


Great is thy faithfulness! 

Great is thy faithfulness! 

Morning by morning new mercies I see:

all I have needed thy hand hath provided--

Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon, and stars in their courses above

join with all nature in manifold witness 

to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, 

thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, 

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!