For the Honor of Our King (Psalm 45)
- First Line
- For the honor of our King
- Martin Leckebusch
- Tune Name
- John Antes (ca. 1800)
- John Wilkes (1861)
- Tune Source
- J. Freylinghausen’s <cite>Geistreiches Gesangbuch</cite>, 1704
- Church Year: Ascension · Church Year: Christ the King · Jesus Christ: Bridegroom · Jesus Christ: Reign · Jesus Christ: Savior · Jesus Christ: Truth
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- © 2002 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
- Tune Copyright
- Public Domain
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Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
The confessions make it clear that the ascension of Christ opened the door to the rule of his kingdom. This fact is comforting to those who love him and is a fearful threat to those who despise him. The response therefore is praise and adoration from people of faith, and resistance from those who reject him.
Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 27 affirms “All authority, glory and sovereign power are given to him,” and reaffirms it in paragraph 43: “Jesus Christ rules over all.”
Consider the clear affirmation made in Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 19, Question and Answer 50: “Christ ascended to heaven to show there that he is the head of his church, the one through whom the Father rules all things.”
It is no wonder that those who despise him join together to conspire against him, for Christ’s aim as Lord is to “destroy the devil’s work…every force which revolts against you and every conspiracy against your holy word” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48, Question and Answer 123).
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