Father, long before creation

Father, long before creation,
  Thou hadst chosen us in love;
And that love, so deep, so moving,
  Draws us close to Christ above,
And will keep us, and will keep us,
  Firmly fixed in Christ alone,
  Firmly fixed in Christ alone.
Though the world may change its fashion,
  Yet our God is e’er the same;
His compassion and His cov’nant
  Through all ages will remain.
God’s own children, God’s own children,
  Must forever praise His name,
  Must forever praise His name.
God’s compassion is my story,
  Is my boasting all the day;
Mercy free and never failing
  Moves my will, directs my way.
God so loved us, God so loved us,
  That His only Son He gave,
  That His only Son He gave.
Loving Father, now before Thee
  We will ever praise Thy love;
And our song will sound unceasing
  Till we meet Thy Son above,
Giving glory, giving glory,
  To our God and to the Lamb,
  To our God and to the Lamb.
Jorge Minjarez

El Monte, CA, United States

Lord I will forever praise Your name!

Mariegel Dalaguete

Leduc, Alberta, Canada

Though the world may change its fashion,

  Yet our God is e’er the same;

His compassion and His cov’nant

  Through all ages will remain.

God’s own children, God’s own children,

  Must forever praise His name! ♥️♥️♥️

Christine Commons

Romford, Essex, United Kingdom

Father long before creation thou hadst chosen us in love

and that love so deep so moving draws us close to Christ above, and will keep us and will keep us firmly fixed in Christ alone.

So appreciate the deep expression of the Father’s love for us, thank You for choosing us Amen

Rivers Barton

Dallas, Texas, United States

listening to this song again on a CD recorded by some sisters from Bellevue. though the world may change its fashion, yet our God is still the same! Thank You, Lord for Your unchanging love toward us!

Eleanor Wakou

Austin, Texas, United States

God so loved us that His only Son He gave! Thank You Lord for loving us! Thank You Lord for Your compassion!

Mart Gacos

Valenzuela, Metro Manila, Philippines

Thank You Father for firmly fixed in Christ alone. 🙂

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Praise You Father for sending the Son. We give glory to our God and to the Lamb!

Jessica Liang

Roslyn Heights, NY, United States

Every time when I sing this beautiful hymn then I burst into tears. This song is played in a new tune and its melody is still so beautiful. Praise the Lord for His unique love towards us. For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and of love and of sobermindedness. Out from whom all the Body, being jointed together and being knit together through every joint of rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.

Dear Lord Jesus, we love You! Thank You Lord, You are so love us ultimately.

LJ Ignacio

Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

Thank You Lord, for Your love so deep, so moving.

Gareth Sinclair

Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

This ministry, the Apostles ministry is truly, truly anointed.

I am brought so close, so intimate with the Lord.

The hymns are so beautiful, so full of Scriptural truth and life.

I am so touched when I read the comments written by saints who are so obviously enjoying Christ as Life! What is so pleasurable is that I know that God is pleased. Isn't our salvation wonderful brothers and sisters?

I love You Lord Jesus.

We will all meet face to face one fine day in the presence of The King of Kings.

Bless you all.

The fifth step is the turning. For example, after the remembrance of the Lord, we need to turn to worship the Father. Sometimes the Lord's table has not reached the point of worshipping the Father, but a brother selects Hymns, #33; sometimes a brother selects Hymns, #101 immediately after the bread and the cup have been passed. Both are inappropriate. Hence, there is the need of a sixth step for correction. Sometimes a meeting may be quite long. For example, when a great number of saints gather together, it may take a longer time for the bread and the cup to be passed. If this is the case, there may be the need to maintain the spirit through a hymn or some prayers. This is the seventh step, maintaining the spirit for the meeting. Even though we use hymns and prayers to maintain the spirit, there may still be the need to fill up the time with more prayers and singing. This is the eighth step. Then toward the end of the meeting comes the ninth step to sing a concluding hymn. Sometimes even though the meeting has ended, there is still a lingering air; thus, we may select another hymn to send the saints off. This is the tenth step. This can be compared to sending off a friend who has visited you by walking a distance with him.