Offertory – June 24, 2018

Morning Service – My offertory selection for the morning service is “El Shaddai” by Michael Card and John Thompson (this arrangement by Phillip Keveren © 2000 Mole End Music). El Shaddai is one of my favorite names of God. In Hebrew, it means “God Almighty”. This arrangement is to be played slowly, in a reverent style. It starts simply and slowly, helping you to focus on the words of the song. It broadens throughout the song and ends boldly. This arrangement reminds me of our Christian walk. We may start out slowly and methodically, only able to focus on God. But as we grow in our faith, we become more bold and are able to live out our faith with the power the Almighty God gives us.

Here are the lyrics:


El Shaddai, El Shaddai,
El-Elyon na Adonia,
Age to age You’re still the same,
By the power of the name.
El Shaddai, El Shaddai,
Erkamka na Adonai,
We will praise and lift you high,
El Shaddai.

Through Your love and through the ram,
You saved the son of Abraham;
Through the power of Your hand,
Turned the sea into dry land.
To the outcast on her knees,
You were the God who really sees,
And by Your might,
You set Your children free. (Chorus)

Through the years You’ve made it clear,
That the time of Christ was near,
Though the people couldn’t see
What Messiah ought to be.
Though Your Word contained the plan,
They just could not understand
Your most awesome work was done
Through the frailty of Your Son. (Chorus)

Evening Service – For the evening service, I have chosen “Ancient of Days” by Gary Sadler and Jamie Harvill  (©1992 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music). I chose this song for today because we are celebrating our commencement of Vacation Bible School where we studied Daniel and how he had courage in captivity. This song is based on Daniel 7:9 so I felt is was very appropriate for today’s service.

Here are the lyrics:

Blessing and honor, Glory and power
Be unto the Ancient of Days.
From every nation, All of creation
Will bow before the Ancient of Days.

Every tongue in heaven and earth
Shall declare Your glory.
Every knee will bow at Your throne In worship.
You will be exalted, oh God, 
And Your Kingdom shall not pass away,
O Ancient of Days.

Your kingdom shall reign over all the earth.
Sing unto the Ancient of Days.
For none can compare to Your matchless worth.
Sing unto the Ancient of Days.

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