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11th June

Abide with me        13 A&M

 

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide :

the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide: 

when other helpers fail, and comforts flee,   

help of the helpless, O abide with me.

 

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;    

earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; 

change and decay in all around I see:

O thou who changest not, abide with me. 

 

I need thy presence every passing hour;     

what but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?

Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

 

I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless; 

ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.     

Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? 

I triumph still, if thou abide with me. 

 

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; 

shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies: 

heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; 

in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

 

 

 

 

BE still, my soul                    384 CP

 

BE still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; 

bear patiently the cross of grief and pain; 

leave to your God to order and provide;

in every change he faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend 

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake 

to guide the future as he has the past.

Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake, 

all now mysterious shall be clear at last. 

Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know 

his voice, who ruled them while he dwelt below.

 

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart 

and all is darkened in the vale of tears, 

then you shall better know his love, his heart, 

who comes to soothe your sorrow, calm your fears. 

Be still, my soul: for Jesus can repay 

from his own fullness all he takes away.

 

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on 

when we shall be for ever with the Lord, 

when disappointment, grief and fear are gone, 

sorrow forgotten, love's pure joy restored. 

Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, 

all safe and blesséd we shall meet at last.

 

 

 

 

 

Come, let us with our Lord arise                   449 A&M

 

Come, let us with our Lord arise, 

our Lord who made both earth and skies, 

and gave men gifts of life and peace; 

he died to save the world he made, 

he rose triumphant from the dead;  

and stamped the day for ever his.

 

This is the day the Lord has made,  

that all may see his power displayed,  

be filled with all the life of God;  

may feel his resurrection's power, 

and rise again, to fall no more, 

in perfect righteousness renewed.

 

Then let us render him his own,  

with solemn prayer approach his throne, 

our joyful hearts and voices raise;  

with meekness hear the gospel word,  

with thanks his dying love record, 

and fill his courts with songs of praise.

 

 

All my hope on God is founded                    336 A&M

 

All my hope on God is founded; 

he doth still my trust renew.

Me through change and chance he guideth, 

only good and only true. 

God unknown, 

he alone calls my heart to be his own.

 

Pride of man and earthly glory, 

sword and crown betray his trust; 

what with care and toil he buildeth, 

tower and temple, fall to dust. 

But God's power, 

hour by hour, 

is my temple and my tower.

 

God's great goodness aye endureth, 

deep his wisdom, passing thought: 

splendour, light, and life attend him, 

beauty springeth out of naught.

Evermore 

from his store 

new-born worlds rise and adore.

 

Daily doth th' Almighty giver 

bounteous gifts on us bestow; 

his desire our soul delighteth, 

pleasure leads us where we go. 

Love doth stand 

at his hand; 

joy doth wait on his command.

 

 

Still from man to God eternal 

sacrifice of praise be done, 

high above all praises praising 

for the gift of Christ his Son. 

Christ doth call

one and all: 

ye who follow shall not fall.

 

Good Christian men, rejoice and sing                85 A&M

 

Good Christian men, rejoice and sing.

Now is the triumph of our King.

To all the world glad news we bring: 

        Alleluia.

 

The Lord of Life is risen for ay: 

bring flowers of song to strew his way; 

let all mankind rejoice and say 

        Alleluia.

 

Praise we in songs of victory   

that Love, that Life, which cannot die, 

and sing with hearts uplifted high

        Alleluia.

 

Thy name we bless, O risen Lord, 

and sing to-day with one accord 

the life laid down, the life restored :

         Alleluias

 

 

Thine be the glory            428 A&M

 

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won; 

angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, 

kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.   

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

         

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; 

lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;  

let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,  

for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting:

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

         

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of Life; 

life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife;     

make us more than conquerors through thy deathless love; 

bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above:

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

I heard the voice ofJesus say                  275

    I heard the voice ofJesus say, 

    'Come unto Me and rest;  

    lay down, thou weary one, lay down  

    thy head upon My breast':   

    I came to Jesus as I was, 

    weary, and worn, and sad;   

    I found in Him a resting-place, 

    and He has made me glad.

 

    I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

    'Behold, I freely give 

    the living water; thirsty one,   

    stoop down and drink, and live':   

    I came to Jesus, and I drank  

    of that life-giving stream

    my thirst was quenched, 

    my soul revived, 

    and now I live in Him.

 

    I heard the voice of Jesus say,   

    'I am this dark world's light; 

    look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

    and all thy day be bright':  

    I looked to Jesus and I found   

    in Him my star, my sun;  

    and in that light of life I'll walk  

    till travelling days are done.

 

 

 Be still, for the presence of the Lord                50

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here; 

    come bow before Him now 

    with reverence and fear: 

    in Him no sin is found — 

    we stand on holy ground.

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here.

 

    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around; 

    He burns with holy fire, 

    with splendour He is crowned: 

    how awesome is the sight — 

    our radiant King of light!

    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around.

 

    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place: 

    He comes to cleanse and heal, 

    to minister His grace — 

    no work too hard for Him.

    In faith receive from Him.

    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place.

 

 

Soldiers of Christ, arise                604

 

    Soldiers of Christ, arise, 

    and put your armour on, 

    strong in the strength 

    which God supplies  

    through His eternal Son. 

    Strong in the Lord of hosts,  

    and in His mighty power;  

    who in the strength of Jesus trusts  

    is more than conqueror. 

 

    Stand then in His great might,    

    with all His strength endued;  

    and take, to arm you for the fight, 

    the panoply of God: 

     to keep your armour bright,   

    attend with constant care,  

    still walking in your Captain's sight 

    and watching unto prayer.

 

    From strength to strength go on,   

    wrestle and fight and pray; 

    tread all the powers of darkness down 

    and win the well-fought day.   

    That, having all things done,  

    and all your conflicts past,  

    ye may o'ercome through Christ alone, 

    and stand entire at last.

 

 

 

 

 And can it be that I should gain                  33

 

    And can it be that I should gain

    an interest in the Saviour's blood? 

    Died He for me, who caused His pain?

    For me, who Him to death pursued? 

    Amazing love! how can it be 

    that Thou, my God,     

    shouldst die for me!

 

    'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies: 

    who can explore His strange design? 

    In vain the first-born seraph tries 

    to sound the depths of love divine. 

    'Tis mercy all! let earth adore, 

    let angel minds inquire no more.

 

    He left His Father's throne above  

    so free, so infinite His grace — 

    emptied Himself of all but love, 

    and bled for Adam's helpless race.  

    'Tis mercy all, immense and free; 

    for, O my God, it found out me!

 

    Long my imprisoned spirit 

    lay fast bound in sin and nature's night; 

    Thine eye diffused a quickening ray 

    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light

    my chains fell off, my heart was free.

    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee

 

    No condemnation now I dread; 

    Jesus, and all in Him, is mine! 

    Alive in Him, my living Head,  

    and clothed in righteousness divine, 

    bold I approach the eternal throne,  

    and claim the crown, 

    through Christ, my own.

 

 

O for a thousand tongues to sing                 496

 

    O for a thousand tongues to sing

    my great Redeemer's praise,  

    the glories of my God and King,   

    the triumphs of His grace! 

     

    Jesus! the name that charms our fears, 

    that bids our sorrows cease;  

    'tis music in the sinner's ears, 

     'tis life, and health, and peace. 

 

    He breaks the power of cancelled sin,  

    He sets the prisoner free; 

     His blood can make the foulest clean; 

    His blood availed for me. 

 

    He speaks, and, listening to His voice,  

    new life the dead receive,  

    the mournful, broken hearts rejoice, 

    the humble poor believe.  

 

    Hear Him, ye deaf;

     His praise, ye dumb,   

    your loosened tongues employ:  

    ye blind, behold your Saviour come;  

    and leap, ye lame, for joy. 

 

    My gracious Master, and my God,  

    assist me to proclaim,  

    to spread through all the earth abroad, 

    the honours of Thy name. 

 

Father, I place into Your hands                   133

 

    Father, I place into Your hands   

    the things that I can't do.

     Father, I place into Your hands     

    the times that I've been through.  

    Father, I place into Your hands 

    the way that I should go,  

    for I know I always can trust You. 

 

    Father, I place into Your hands  

    my friends and family. 

     Father, I place into Your hands  

    the things that trouble me.  

    Father, I place into Your hands  

    the person I would be,  

    for I know I always can trust You. 

 

    Father, we love to seek Your face, 

    we love to hear Your voice. 

    Father, we love to sing Your praise,  

    and in Your name rejoice.  

    Father, we love to walk with You  

    and in Your presence rest,   

    for we know we always can trust You.

 

    Father, I want to be with You   

    and do the things You do.  

    Father, I want to speak the words  

    that You are speaking too.   

    Father, I want to love the ones 

    that You will draw to You,   

    for I know that I am one with You.

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14th June

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer                214A&M

 

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, 

pilgrim through this barren land;   

I am weak, but thou art mighty; 

hold me with thy powerful hand:   

bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore.

 

Open now the crystal fountain    

whence the healing stream doth flow; 

let the fiery cloudy pillar  

lead me all my journey through: 

strong deliverer, 

thou still my strength and shield.

 

When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

bid my anxious fears subside; 

death of death, and hell's destruction, 

land me safe on Canaan's side:

songs and praises

I will ever give to thee.

 

 

 

O for a closer walk with God                      231A&M

 

O for a closer walk with God, 

a calm and heavenly frame; 

a light to shine upon the road 

that leads me to the Lamb.

 

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed, 

how sweet their memory still!

but they have left an aching void 

the world can never fill.

 

Return, O holy Dove, return, 

sweet messenger of rest:

I hate the. sins that made thee mourn, 

and drove thee from my breast.

 

The dearest idol I have known,

whate'er that idol be, 

help me to tear it from thy throne, 

and worship only thee.

 

So shall my walk be close with God, 

calm and serene my frame; 

so purer light shall mark the road 

that leads me to the Lamb.

SONGS of praise the angels sang        574 CP

 

SONGS of praise the angels sang, 

heaven with alleluias rang,  

when creation was begun,  

when God spake and it was done.

 

Songs of praise awoke the morn 

when the Prince of peace was born; 

songs of praise arose when he 

captive led captivity.

 

Heaven and earth must pass away; 

songs of praise shall crown that day: 

God will make new heavens and earth; 

songs of praise shall hail their birth.

 

And shall we alone be dumb 

till that glorious kingdom come? 

No, the church delights to raise 

psalms and hymns and songs of praise.

 

Saints below, with heart and voice, 

still in songs of praise rejoice; 

learning here, by faith and love, 

songs of praise to sing above.

 

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,

Father, unto thee we raise,  

Jesu, glory unto thee,  

with the Spirit, ever be.

Dear Lord and Father of mankind                      111

 

    Dear Lord and Father of mankind, 

    forgive our foolish ways;  

    re-clothe us in our rightful mind; 

    in purer lives Thy service find, 

    in deeper reverence, praise.

 

    In simple trust like theirs who heard, 

    beside the Syrian sea,  

    the gracious calling of the Lord, 

    let us, like them, without a word 

    rise up and follow Thee.  

 

    0 Sabbath rest by Galilee!  

    O calm of hills above,  

    where Jesus knelt to share with Thee 

    the silence of eternity,  

    interpreted by love! 

 

    With that deep hush subduing all 

    our words and works that drown 

    the tender whisper of Thy call,  

    as noiseless let Thy blessing fall 

    as fell Thy manna down. 

 

    Drop Thy still dews of quietness, 

    till all our strivings cease; 

    take from our souls  

        the strain and stress

    and let our ordered lives confess

    the beauty of Thy peace

 

    Breath through the heats of our desire

    Thy coolness and Thy balm

    let sense be dum, let flesh retire;

    speak through the earthquake,

        wind and fire,

    O still small voice of calm.

 

 

Lead Kindly Light        399                              

 

    Lead kindly Light, d, kin

    amid the encircling gloom, 

    lead Thou me on;  

    the night is dark, 

    and I am far from home; 

    lead Thou me on.

     Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see  

    the distant scene;  

    one step enough for me.

 

    I was not ever thus, 

    nor prayed that Thou

    shouldst lead me on; 

    I loved to choose

    and see my path; but now 

    lead Thou me on.

    I loved the garish day, 

    and, spite of fears, 

    pride ruled my will:

    remember not past years.

 

    So long Thy power has blest me, 

    sure it still 

    will lead me on 

    o’er moor and fen, 

    o'er crag and torrent, till

    the night is gone; 

    and with the morn 

    those angels faces smile

    which I have loved long since, 

    and lost awhile.

 

 

 

Hallelujah sing to Jesus           207

 

Hallelujah! sing to Jesus,

His the sceptre, His the throne; 

Hallelujah! His the triumph, 

His the victory alone.

Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion 

thunder like a mighty flood; 

Jesus out of every nation 

hath redeemed us by His blood.

 

Hallelujah! not as orphans 

are we left in sorrow now;

Hallelujah! He is near us,

Faith believes, nor questions how. 

Though the cloud from sight received Him 

when the forty days were o'er, 

shall our hearts forget His promise, 

'I am with you evermore'? 

 

Hallelujah! bread of heaven!

Thou on earth our food, our stay; 

Hallelujah! here the sinful 

flee to Thee from day to day. 

Intercessor, friend of sinners, 

Earth's Redeemer, plead for me,  

where the songs of all the sinless  

sweep across the crystal sea.

 

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

Glory be to God on high; 

to the Father, and the Saviour, 

who has gained the victory; 

glory to the Holy Spirit, 

fount of love and sanctity. 

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

to the triune Majesty.

 

 

For the Fruits of his creation                    153

 

For the fruits of His creation, 

thanks be to God! 

For His gifts to every nation, 

thanks be to God!

For the ploughing, sowing, reaping, 

silent growth while we are sleeping; 

future needs in earth's safe keeping, 

thanks be to God!

 

In the just reward of labour,

God's will is done;  

in the help we give our neighbour,

God's will is done;  

in our worldwide task of caring 

for the hungry and despairing; 

in the harvests we are sharing, 

God's will is done.

 

For the harvests of the Spirit, 

thanks be to God! 

For the good we all inherit, 

thanks be to God!

For the wonders that astound us, 

for the truths that still confound us; 

most of all, that love has found us, 

thanks be to God!

 

 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun            379

 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

does its successive journeys run,

his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

To him shall endless prayer be made,

and praises throng to crown his head.

His name like sweet perfume shall rise

with every morning sacrifice.

 

People and realms of every tongue

dwell on his love with sweetest song,

and infant voices shall proclaim

their early blessings on his name.

 

Blessings abound where'er he reigns:

the prisoners leap to lose their chains,

the weary find eternal rest,

and all who suffer want are blest.

 

Let every creature rise and bring

the highest honours to our King,

angels descend with songs again,

and earth repeat the loud amen. 

 

 

Now thank we all our God                    486

 

Now thank we all our God

with heart and hands and voices,

who wondrous things has done,

in whom his world rejoices;

who from our mothers' arms

has blessed us on our way

with countless gifts of love,

and still is ours today.

 

O may this bounteous God

through all our life be near us,

with ever joyful hearts

and blessed peace to cheer us,

to keep us in his grace,

and guide us when perplexed,

and free us from all ills

of this world in the next.

 

All praise and thanks to God

the Father now be given,

the Son and Spirit blest,

who reign in highest heaven

the one eternal God,

whom heaven and earth adore;

for thus it was, is now,

and shall be evermore. 

 

 

 

Thine be the glory                      689

 

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son:

endless is the vict'ry thou o’er death hast won;

angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,

kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son;

        endless is the vict'ry thou o’er death hast won.

 

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;

lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;

let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing,

for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son;

        endless is the vict'ry thou o’er death hast won.

 

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;

life is naught without thee: aid us in our strife;

make us more than conqu'rors, thro' thy deathless love:

bring us safe thro' Jordan to thy home above. 

 

        Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son;

        endless is the vict'ry thou o’er death hast won.

The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want             426 A&M

 

The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want;

he makes me down to lie

in pastures green; he leadeth me

the quiet waters by.

 

My soul he doth restore again,

and me to walk doth make

within the paths of righteousness,

e'en for his own name's sake.

 

Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,

yet will I fear none ill,

for thou art with me; and thy rod

and staff me comfort still.

 

My table thou hast furnished

in presence of my foes;

my head thou dost with oil anoint,

and my cup overflows.

 

Goodness and mercy all my life

shall surely follow me;

and in God's house forevermore

my dwelling place shall be.

 

 

I do not know what lies ahead,    269

 

I do not know what lies ahead, 

The way I cannot see;

Yet one stands near to be my guide, 

He'll show the way to me:

 

        I know who holds the future,

        And He'll guide me with His hand,

        With God things don 't just happen,

        Ev 'rything by Him is planned;

        So as I face tomorrow

        With its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles, 

        Give to Him my all.

 

I do not know how many days 

Of life are mine to spend;

But one who knows and cares for me 

Will keep me to the end:

I know who holds 

 

        I know who holds the future,

        And He'll guide me with His hand,

        With God things don 't just happen,

        Ev 'rything by Him is planned;

        So as I face tomorrow

        With its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles, 

        Give to Him my all.

I do not know the course ahead, 

What joys and griefs are there; 

But one is near who fully knows, 

I'll trust His loving care:

 

        I know who holds the future,

        And He'll guide me with His hand,

        With God things don 't just happen,

        Ev 'rything by Him is planned;

        So as I face tomorrow

        With its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles, 

        Give to Him my all.

 

 

Just as I am            396

 

Just as I am, without one plea,

but that thy blood was shed for me,

and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

Just as I am, and waiting not

to rid my soul of one dark blot,

to thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

Just as I am, though tossed about

with many a conflict, many a doubt,

fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind!

Sight, riches, healing of the mind

all that I need, in you to find:

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come

 

Just as I am! Your love unknown

has broken every barrier down:

now to be yours, yes, yours alone,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

 

 

Love divine, all loves excelling            449

Love divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heav'n to earth come down:

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown:

Jesus, thou art all compassion,

pure, unbounded love thou art;

visit us with thy salvation,

enter ev'ry trembling heart.

 

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit

into ev'ry troubled breast;

let us all in thee inherit,

let us find the promised rest:

take away the love of sinning;

Alpha and Omega be;

End of faith, as its Beginning,

set our hearts at liberty.

 

Come, Almighty to deliver,

let us all thy life receive;

suddenly return, and never,

nevermore thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray and praise thee without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

 

Finish, then, thy new creation;

pure and spotless let us be:

let us see thy great salvation

perfectly restored in thee;

changed from glory into glory,

'til in heav'n we take our place,

'til we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love, and praise.

 

 

 

How Great Thou Art                506

 

O LORD my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hand hath made;

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

the power throughout the universe displayed.

 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze: 

 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

 

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die - I scarce can take it in:

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin: 

 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

 

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home - what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art! 

 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

 

 

In Christ Alone            

 

In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.

 

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe.

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.

 

There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

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25th June

Be still, for the presence of the Lord        50

 

Be still,     

for the presence of the Lord, 

the Holy One, is here; 

come bow before Him now  

with reverence and fear: 

in Him no sin is found — 

we stand on holy ground.

Be still, 

for the presence of the Lord,

the Holy One, is here.

 

Be still, 

for the glory of the Lord 

is shining all around; 

He burns with holy fire, 

with splendour He is crowned: 

how awesome is the sight — 

our radiant King of light!

Be still, 

for the glory of the Lord 

is shining all around.

 

Be still, 

for the power of the Lord 

is moving in this place: 

He comes to cleanse and heal,  

to minister His grace — 

no work too hard for Him. 

In faith receive from Him.

Be still, 

for the power of the Lord  

is moving in this place.

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart            58

 

        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.

 

To see God, the alpha and omega, 

to see God, creator, life-sustainer, 

to see God, 

to think that this is possibility.

 

        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.

 

To see God, the everlasting Father, 

to see God, 

whose love endures for ever, 

to see God, 

how wonderful to think 

that this could be.

 

        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.

 

To see God, 

the God who talked with Moses, 

to see God, 

whose mercies are so endless, 

to see God,     

what better incentive for purity. 

 

        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.

 

To see God, 

the One I've loved   

and longed for, 

to see God, 

the Father of my Saviour, 

to see God, a dream come true, 

at last His face I'll see.

 

        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.

 

 

Breathe on me, breath of God        67

 

Breathe on me, breath of God, 

fill me with life anew, 

that I may love what Thou dost love, 

and do what Thou wouldst do.  

 

Breathe on me, breath of God, 

until my heart is pure, 

until with Thee I will one will,  

to do and to endure.

 

Breathe on me, breath of God, 

till I am wholly Thine, 

until this earthly part of me 

glows with Thy fire divine.

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,  

so shall I never die,  

but live with Thee the perfect life  

of Thine eternity.  

 

 

 

Christ triumphant, ever reigning        77     

 

Christ triumphant, ever reigning,

Saviour, Master, King,     

Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining, 

hear us as we sing:

 

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.

 

Word incarnate, truth revealing, 

Son of Man on earth!

power and majesty concealing 

by your humble birth:

 

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.

 

Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated, 

victim crucified!

death is through the cross defeated,  

sinners justified:  

 

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.

 

Priestly King, enthroned for ever 

high in heaven above!

sin and death and hell shall never 

stifle hymns of love:

 

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.

 

So, our hearts and voices raising  

through the ages long, 

ceaselessly upon You gazing, 

this shall be our song.

 

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.

 

 

Come down, O love divine        89

 

Come down, O love divine, 

seek Thou this soul of mine 

and visit it 

with Thine own ardour glowing; 

O Comforter, draw near, 

within my heart appear, 

and kindle it,

Thy holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn,  

till earthly passions turn 

to dust and ashes, in its heat consuming; 

and let Thy glorious light 

shine ever on my sight,  

and clothe me round, 

the while my path illuming.

 

Let holy charity 

mine outward vesture be,  

and lowliness become 

mine inner clothing; 

true lowliness of heart, 

which takes the humbler part, 

and o'er its own shortcomings 

weeps with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong, 

with which the soul will long, 

shall far outpass 

the power of human telling; 

for none can guess its grace,  

till he become the place  

wherein the Holy Spirit 

makes His dwelling.

 

Crown Him with many crowns            109 

 

Crown Him with many crowns, 

the Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns 

all music but its own: 

awake, my soul, and sing  

of Him who died for thee, 

and hail Him as thy chosen King 

through all eternity.

 

Crown Him the Son of God 

before the worlds began; 

and ye who tread where He hath trod, 

crown Him the Son of Man, 

who every grief hath known 

that wrings the human breast, 

and takes and bears them for His own, 

that all in Him may rest.

 

Crown Him the Lord of life, 

who triumphed o'er the grave, 

and rose victorious in the strife, 

for those He came to save: 

His glories now we sing, 

who died and rose on high, 

who died eternal life to bring, 

and lives that death may die. 

 

Crown Him the Lord of heaven, 

enthroned in worlds above; 

crown Him the Ring to whom is given 

the wondrous name of love: 

all hail, Redeemer, hail! 

for Thou hast died for me; 

Thy praise shall never, never fail 

throughout eternity.

 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind            111

 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, 

forgive our foolish ways; 

re-clothe us in our rightful mind;   

in purer lives Thy service find, 

in deeper reverence, praise. 

 

In simple trust like theirs who heard, 

beside the Syrian sea, 

the gracious calling of the Lord, 

let us, like them, without a word 

rise up and follow Thee.

 

0 Sabbath rest by Galilee! 

O calm of hills above, 

where Jesus knelt to share with Thee 

the silence of eternity, 

interpreted by love!

 

Drop Thy still dews of quietness, 

till all our strivings cease; 

take from our souls the strain and stress, 

and let our ordered lives confess 

the beauty of Thy peace.

 

Breathe through the heats of our desire 

Thy coolness and Thy balm; 

let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; 

speak through the earthquake, 

    wind, and fire,     

O still small voice of calm!

What a friend we have in Jesus        746

 

What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer!

 

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Can we find a friend so faithful

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

take it to the Lord in prayer!

 

Are we weak and heavy laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge--

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Do your friends despise, forsake you?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In his arms he'll take and shield you;

you will find a solace there.

 

Now the Green Blade Rises          501A&M

 

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,

Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;

Love lives again, that with the dead has been:

        Love is come again,

        like wheat that springs up green.

 

In the grave they laid him, Love whom we had slain,

Thinking that he would never wake again,

Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:

        Love is come again,

        like wheat that springs up green.

 

Up he sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,

he that for three days in the grave had lain;

Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:

        Love is come again,

        like wheat that springs up green.

 

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,

By your touch you call us back to life again;

fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:

        Love is come again,

        like wheat that springs up green.

 

 

 

Come down, O Love divine        156 A&M

 

Come down, O Love divine,  

seek thou this soul of mine, 

and visit it with thine own ardour glowing;

O Comforter, draw near, 

within my heart appear, 

and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

 

 

O let it freely burn, 

till earthly passions turn 

to dust and ashes in its heat consuming; 

and let thy glorious light  

shine ever on my sight, 

and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

 

Let holy charity 

mine outward vesture be, 

and lowliness become mine inner clothing: 

true lowliness of heart, 

which takes the humbler part, 

and o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong,  

with which the soul will long, 

shall far outpass the power of human telling;  

for none can guess its grace, 

till he become the place 

wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

 

Be thou my vision        343 A&M

 

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, 

be all else but naught to me, save that thou art; 

be thou my best thought in the day and the night, 

both waking and sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,  

be thou ever with me, and I with thee, Lord; 

be thou my great Father, and I thy true son; 

be thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.  

 

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight; 

be thou my whole armour, be thou my true might; 

be thou my soul's shelter, be thou my strong tower: 

O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.

 

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise:

be thou mine inheritance now and always; 

be thou and thou only the first in my heart; 

O Sovereign of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

High King of heaven, thou heaven's bright Sun, 

O grant me its joys after vict'ry is won; 

great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,  

still be thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

 

O Thou who camest from above             525

 

O Thou who camest from above 

the pure, celestial fire to impart, 

kindle a flame of sacred love 

on the mean altar of my heart.

 

There let it for Thy glory burn, 

with inextinguishable blaze; 

and, trembling, to its source return 

in humble love and fervent praise. 

 

Jesus, confirm my heart's desire 

to work and speak and think for Thee; 

still let me guard the holy fire, 

and still stir up Thy gift in me;

 

Ready for all Thy perfect will, 

my acts of faith and love repeat, 

till death Thine endless mercies seal, 

and make the sacrifice complete.

 

 

God of grace and God of glory      192 (to Bread of Heaven)

 

God of grace and God of glory

on Thy people pour Thy power; 

crown Thine ancient Church's story; 

bring her bud to glorious flower.  

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,  

for the facing of this hour.

 

Lo! the hosts of evil round us 

scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!

Fears and doubts 

too long have bound us; 

free our hearts to work and praise. 

Grant us wisdom,  

grant us courage,

 for the living of these days.

 

Heal Thy children's warring madness; 

bend our pride to Thy control;  

shame our wanton, selfish gladness, 

rich in things and poor in soul.  

Grant us wisdom,  grant us courage,   

lest we miss Thy kingdom's goal.

 

Set our feet on lofty places; 

gird our lives that they may be 

armoured with all Christlike graces 

in the fight to set men free. 

Grant us wisdom, 

grant us courage,  

that we fail not man nor Thee.

 

Save us from weak resignation 

to the evils we deplore; 

let the search for Thy salvation 

be our glory evermore. 

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, 

serving Thee whom we adore.

The Dassett Magna Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit:

fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in us the fire of your love.

Strengthen your church here in Dassett Magna:

deepen our faith

and pour out your love, through us,

on our communities.

We ask these things in Jesus' name.

Amen.

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