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Memory Verse of the Week: C is for…

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?
Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide
the Bear with its children?” -Job 38:31,32

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Hymn of the Week: “The Spacious Firmament On High” Addison/Haydn

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim:
The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display;
And publishes to every land the work of an almighty hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly, to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth;
While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found? In reason’s ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, Forever singing as they shine, “The hand that made us is divine.”