Blessed be the Rock

May 28, 2008

Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Oh, magnify the Lord
Oh, magnify the Lord (2X)

I’ll magnify the Lord,
exalt His name forever,
I’ll magnify the Lord, and lift up all He has,
I’ll magnify the Lord,
exalt His name forever,
I will magnify the Lord
I will magnify the Lord (2X)

Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Oh, magnify the Lord
Oh, magnify the Lord

I’ll magnify the Lord,
exalt His name forever,
I’ll magnify the Lord, and lift up all He has,
I’ll magnify the Lord,
exalt His name forever,
I will magnify the Lord
I will magnify the Lord

My God is my rock, my strength,
my fortress and my refuge,
My God is my rock, my strength,
so who shall I fear? (6X)

Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,
Blessed be the rock,
the rock of my salvation,

Oh, magnify the Lord(5x)


Draw Me Close To You

May 28, 2008

Draw me close to You
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your child.

You are my desire
No one else will do
‘Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near


Mourning Into Dancing

May 28, 2008

CHORUS A (x2):

He’s turned my mourning into dancing again, He’s lifted my sorrows;
I can’t stay silent, I must sing for His joy has come.

When there was once only hurt,
He gave His healing hand;
Where there once was only pain,
He brought comfort like a friend.

I feel the sweetness of His love
piercing my darkness;

I see the bright and morning sun
as it ushers in His joyful gladness.

CHORUS A:
He’s turned my mourning into dancing again, He’s lifted my sorrows;
I can’t stay silent, I must sing for His joy has come.

CHORUS B:
You’ve turned my mourning into dancing again, You’ve lifted my sorrows;
I can’t stay silent, I must sing for Your joy has come.

When there was once only hurt,
You gave Your healing hand;
Where there once was only pain,
You brought comfort like a friend.

I feel the sweetness of Your love
piercing my darkness;
I see the bright and morning sun
as it ushers in Your joyful gladness.

CHORUS B:

You’ve turned my mourning into dancing again, You’ve lifted my sorrows;
I can’t stay silent, I must sing for Your joy has come.

Your anger lasts for a moment in time,
But Your favor is here and will be on me
For all my lifetime.

CHORUS A

CHORUS B


God holds our time

May 27, 2008

HQs’ Church, ChungPa Dong, Seoul, May 17th 2008

And when I received criticism for becoming a Buddhist monk, or for “leaving” the (our) tradition or “separating” from Father, I realized, “This is a great opportunity for me to practice, it’s a great opportunity to train my mind even more.” When I received those criticisms it was important to see those criticism as an opportunity for me to practice my patience, my discipline, my concentration that I was training in my meditation practice etc.. forbearance, forgiveness, etc..

Yeon Ah Nim’s Welcoming Remarks:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. We are honored and happy to have you all here in this sanctuary, and for those who are joining with us via internet, we are also welcoming you. Welcome brothers and welcome sisters.

Hyung Jin Nim’s Welcoming Remarks:

Welcome brothers and sisters. I want to share with you on this very summery spring day something from Father’s words. We are here on page 1023. Father says, “If you love the members who have just joined, then they can quickly set the conditions for indemnity. The reason the church is not able to make progress is because this is not being done. This is the reason why God said to love each other and live in harmony.” True Father really hit it right on the point.

I really do believe that it’s so important that if we are to be mighty in this land, if our church is really to thrive and if we are to shine before the world as proud blessed families, then it is so important that we learn to live and to have an atmosphere of love. And truly, when people come into the movement, (it is so important that) they can feel the love of True Parents, the love of God, in this resting place.

Brothers and sisters, when you are here, when we come here to service, I really do feel, really do feel the love of God. It’s in each and every one of your smiles, it’s on your aura of victory that you have about you, right?

We are so happy to see you guys here today. When we gather here for service, when we come here and take time to honor God, then He always, always will recognize us and give us credit. He will help us attain those victories that He is setting up for us to attain. So it’s so important that we come together and see each other. Your brother and sisters are here with you.

Brothers and sisters, we want to invite you and welcome you to service and let’s have a great celebration and worship service today.
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Lord Reign In Me

May 23, 2008

1) Over all the earth
You reign on high
Every mountain stream
Every sunset sky
But my one request
Lord my only aim
Is that You’d reign in me again

Lord reign in me
Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams
In my darkest hour
You are the Lord
Of all I am
So won’t You reign in me again

2) Over every thought
Over every word
May my life reflect
The beauty of my Lord
‘Cause you mean more to me
Than any earthly thing
So won’t You reign in me again

Lord reign in me
Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams
In my darkest hour
You are the Lord
Of all I am
So won’t You reign in me again


Changing Your Destiny

May 19, 2008

HQ, Chungpadong, Seoul. May 10, 2008

As you all remember, what is the best predictor of living a great life tomorrow (what decides the most if we are living a great life tomorrow)? It’s how we live and how we think today. Are we looking towards our future with hope? Are we looking towards our future with realistic optimism, knowing that there will be struggles, that there will be difficulties and challenges, but that we will overcome those challenges, that we have the potential to move through and defeat those archangels, that we have the potential to actualize the dreams that God is giving us? If we do that in our mind life today, that is the best predictor (condition) that we continue to live a blessed life tomorrow.

Welcoming Message:

Yeon Ah Nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. Today is a beautiful day to celebrate Heavenly Father and True Parents. We’re so happy and honored to have all here in the sanctuary. And for those who are joining with us via internet, we’re also welcoming you as well. Welcome brothers and sisters!

Hyung Jin Nim:

Brothers and Sisters I want to share with you from Cheon Seong Gyeong page 113, just at the bottom of that page, ” We should feel that all creatures of God are objects of our love. We should be people who can love and be loved by even the smallest forms of life, not to mention human beings, as well as everything visible and invisible in heaven. When a birds calls, ‘chirp, chirp, chirp’ in the morning, instead of saying, ‘You pesky sparrow, I am trying to sleep late. Why are you chirping about?!’ say in your mind, ‘Oh thank you. You came to wake me up. You’re telling me that an important guest is coming to see me.’ The outlook is different. This is a great thing.”

Brothers and sisters, I always want to encourage us to have the right outlook in our life. It’s so important that, whenever we look at our future, whenever we start fearing a little bit about what in our future is going to happen, it’ s important to have the right outlook, to know that God is in control, to know that He is guiding us and directing our path, to know that He is walking with us on this path of faith. Read the rest of this entry »


Keeping God and True Parents Enthroned

May 14, 2008

HQ Chyungpadong, Seoul, May 3rd, 2008

Even myself, if I become egotistical, if I become tyrannical, the True Family has the right to chase me out.

Welcoming Message:

Yeon Ah Nim:

Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters! We’re so happy and honored to have you here today in our sanctuary, and for those who are joining with us via internet, we’re welcoming you as well. Welcome, brothers and welcome sisters!

Hyung Jin Nim:

Good to see you, brothers and sisters. It’s a nice day. It’s summer already. It’s spring, but its summer already. We have a beautiful ceremony in Chyungpyung and so I know that lots of students are overthere participating in that ceremony. But for all of us here, we’re still here to worship God and True Parents. We really give them honor and we receive that honor back in return.

Hyung Jin Nim’s Message:

Let me share something from the Cheon Seong Gyeong. I was casually reading it and found myself on page 1406. And I found this wonderful statement where Father – he was giving the Blessing in a ceremony of Blessing of Marriage – said to Heavenly Father, “I stand before them on this occasion which You have long desired and I bless them to become Your children who from this moment can inherit Your will to build Your kingdom on earth and in heaven as true individuals by uniting mind and body, (by uniting as) husband and wife, as parents and children and (by being united) with their siblings in the blessed world. Please be with them and bless them as they march forward to the place of victory and glory.”

See, brothers and sisters, here True Parents are exactly telling us what the power of the blessing is that True Parents have given us. They’re telling us that the path (of blessing) is the path of victory and glory. And it’s not only for our own personal glory but it is to glorify and magnify the name of God and True Parents.

If we do that, if we keep that in our hearts, if we move forward with that conviction, we’re gonna receive Blessing. People will want to help us. They will go out of their way (They will make every effort). God will prepare the right people that are coming in our path to really help us along the path, who really wish to help us.

I love that because this really reminds us of who we are. This reminds us of the value of the Blessed Family, on the individual level and on the church level. This reminds us of our value, that we have cosmic value, that we have divine value, that we are unique in our value.

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