Appearances 

​In this crowded space

with a lot of people      

shaking, hugging, smiling, 

sharing and being one.

In this loving bond

holding hands and hearts, 

some heart, some hand is cold,

void full, alone, unfeeling

even in the atmosphere of warmth. 

Smiling souls are almost blinded   

by garments, smiles, laughter  to 

see sunken misty eyes, shivering 

lips and folded hands          

For these also give forth 

a blinding  smile in hope

to cheer another and forget. 

Of course no one knows.

 Only if you look keenly will you

 notice…

An Evening Sky, Music and Fellowship

On my way to a midweek service, the sky got my attention. I had to take pictures. I always told myself that God is the master artist with a paint brush and the sky, His drawing board. The evening skies are a scenery.

So I finally got to church and we sang some hymns before the brief encouragement .

 Below are some of the beautiful hymns sung that Wednesday evening worship.

SDAH 8– We Gather Together

1

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

He chastens and hastens His will to make known.

The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.

Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

2

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

3

We all do extol Thee, Thou leader triumphant,

And pray that Thou still our defender wilt be.

Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

SDAH 51 – Day Is Dying in the West

Day is dying in the west;

Heaven is touching earth with rest;

Wait and worship while the night

Sets the evening lamps alight

Through all the sky.

Refrain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of Thee!

Heaven and earth are praising Thee,

O Lord most high!

2

Lord of life, beneath the dome

Of the universe, Thy home,

Gather us who seek Thy face

To the fold of Thy embrace,

For Thou art nigh.

3

While the deepening shadows fall,

Heart of love enfolding all,

Through the glory and the grace

Of the stars that veil Thy face,

Our hearts ascend.

4

When forever from our sight

Pass the stars, the day, the night,

Lord of angels, on our eyes

Let eternal morning rise

And shadows end.

SDAH 221 – Rejoice, the Lord Is King

1

Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing and triumph evermore

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

2

Jesus, the Savior, reigns, The God of truth and love;

When He had purged our stains, He took His seat above

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

3

His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o’er earth and heaven

The keys of death and grave Are to our Jesus given

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

4

Rejoice in glorious hope! Our Lord the judge shall come,

And take His servants up To their eternal home

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!