28 Aug 2016

Hymns on Sunday, 28 August 2016

From Hymns On Sunday, 7:30 am on 28 August 2016
Burnside Church, Wairarapa.

Burnside Church, Wairarapa. Photo: Philip Capper, Creative Commons

SONG: BE STILL, FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

Artist: Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir
Words/Music: David Evans
Recording: Priory 2013

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.

SONG: THE SERVANT KING

Artist: BBC Radio 4 Daily Service Singers
Words/Music: Graham Kendrick
Recording: BBC

From heaven you came helpless babe
Entered our world, your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live

Refrain:
This is our God, The Servant King

He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King

There in the garden of tears
My heavy load he chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn
'Yet not My will but Yours,' He said
Refrain:

Come see His hands and His feet
The scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered
Refrain:

So let us learn how to serve
And in our lives enthrone Him
Each other's needs to prefer
For it is Christ we're serving
Refrain:

SONG: FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS

Artist: Choir of St John’s Cathedral, Napier
Words/Music: Kaan/Haydn
Recording: Private CD 814

For the healing of the nations,
Lord, we pray with one accord;
for a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords;
To a life of love in action
help us rise and pledge our word.

All that kills abundant living,
let it from the earth be banned;
pride of status, race, or schooling,
dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice
may we hallow life's brief span.

You, Creator God, have written
your great name on humankind;
for our growing in your likeness
bring the life of Christ to mind,
that by our response and service
earth its destiny may find.

SONG: O HOLY SPIRIT

Artist: The Festival Singers
Words/Music: Kaan/Klusmeier
Recording: Festivity Productions FPCD2007

O Holy Spirit, hear us as we pray:
renew your people's faith day by day.
Free us from the chaos of night and deepness;
in our life and death cheer and keep us.
Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis.

Uproot and teach us by your restless love
to share with all what we are and have;
that with strong affection, in truth and doing,
we may love all life, peace pursuing.
Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis.

You plead our cause, and by your gift of peace
from fear of death our lives are released.
How we need your presence, O gift from heaven,
all our words and deeds to enliven.
Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis.
Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis, Kyrieleis.

SONG: WHAT WONDROUS LOVE IS THIS

Artist: Anonymous 4
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7326

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
what wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
when I was sinking down, sinking down,
when I was sinking down beneath God's righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul!

Ye winged seraphs fly, bear the news, bear the news
ye winged seraphs fly, bear the news,
ye winged seraphs fly, like comets through the sky
fill vast eternity with the news, with the news,
fill vast eternity with the news!

And when from death we’re free, we’ll sing on, we’ll sing on;
and when from death we’re free, we’ll sing on;
and when from death we’re free, we’ll sing and joyful be,
and in eternity, we’ll sing on, we’ll sing on;
and in eternity we’ll sing on.

SONG: THE KING OF LOVE MY SHEPHERD IS

Artist: Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (dir), Thelma Owen (harp)
Words/Music: Psalm 23 paraphrased Baker/Trad arr Rutter
Recording: Collegium 880126

The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth;
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me;
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house forever.

SONG: GOD IS LOVE

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret Street, London, Harry Bramma (dir), Andrew Arthur (organ)
Composer: Quinn/Owen
Label: Priory PRCD 707

Refrain:
God is love, and where true love is
God himself is there
.

Here in Christ we gather, love of Christ our calling.
Christ, our love, is with us, gladness be his greeting.
Let us all revere and love him, God eternal.
Loving him, let each love Christ in all his brothers.
Refrain:

When we Christians gather, members of one Body,
let there be in us no discord but one spirit.
Banished now be anger, strife and every quarrel.
Christ, our God, be present always here among us.
Refrain:

Grant us love’s fulfilment, joy with all the blessed,
when we see your face, O Saviour, in its glory.
Shine on us, O purest Light of all creation,
be our bliss while endless ages sing your praises.
Refrain:

SONG: YE SERVANTS OF GOD

Artist: Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Ronald Jordan (organ)
Words/Music: C Wesley/Parry
Recording: Marquis

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
though hid from our sight, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

"Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!"
let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

Then let us adore and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might,
all honour and blessing with angels above
and thanks never ceasing for infinite love.

Amen.

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