How Long (Love Constrained to Obedience)


A wonderful hymn by William Cowper sung by Pacific Gold



Love Constrained to Obedience

To see the law by Christ fulfilled
And hear His pardoning voice,
Changes a slave into a child,
And duty into choice.

No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright:
And what she has she misapplies,
For want of clearer light.

How long beneath the law I lay
In bondage and distress;
I toll’d the precept to obey,
But toil’d without success.

Then, to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do;
Now, if I feel its power within,
I feel I hate it too.

Then all my servile works were done
A righteousness to raise;
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways.

“What shall I do,” was then the word,
“That I may worthier grow?”
“What shall I render to the Lord?”
Is my inquiry now.

William Cowper

Parish Day 2013

A vignette of our first Parish Day which was celebrated on October 13, 2013.

Family Night 2013

The 2nd Annual Family Night of the Horeb Mar Thoma Church was held at the Acker Hall of the GGUMC on Sat, Oct 5th 2013. It was a time to celebrate the blessings that our Lord has given to us as individuals, families and our amazing Parish. Thank you one and all for your participation, organization and donations.

Church Retreat – God’s Kingdom and our Families

The first annual church retreat of the Horeb Mar Thoma Church was held at the Pine Valley Bible Conference Center, Pine Valley, CA on September 20-22, 2013. The theme for this year was God’s Kingdom and our families and the sessions were led by Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi who is a Christian philosopher, a bible teacher and an author of more than 19 books and titles. We were privileged to have him in our midst and refreshing to hear how the concept of marriage was God’s vision and how it ties into His own being.

Saturday Evening Session – Sept 21st


Sunday Sermon – Sept 22nd


Question and Answer Session

Sevika Sangham Day 2013

The Horeb Mar Thoma Church celebrated the first Sevika Sangham Day after the formation of a parish. The theme of the day was “Motherhood Participation in the divine Plan”. Roshin kochamma on behalf of the Sevika Sangham gave the sermon. The members of the parish participated in traditional kerala dinner after the service.

Defining Moments: My Hope America with Billy Graham

From a musician, to a football hero, to an illusionist, defining moments shaped their lives. Billy Graham addresses the theme of time and the moments that matter most. This video is from My Hope America with Billy Graham which is a massive effort to reach people with the gospel. In November, Christians across the country will open their homes to share this video with unchurched and unreached people. Preview the video now. Contact your pastor and church leaders and get them involved. We want to see many people come to faith in Jesus through this extraordinary event. For additional information, visit or 1-877-769-4673


Parable of the Good Samaritan

VBS 2013

Video of the 2013 VBS. Theme for the children was “God’s Backyard Bible Camp”.

Sunday School Olympiad – July 13, 2013

Video of our first Sunday School Olympiad. Congratulations to all our Sunday School children for taking part and excelling in this competition.

Church Picnic – July 20, 2013

Video of the picnic at Mason Park, Irvine. A great time for everyone!