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Norwich Cathedral west window, by George Hedgeland (1853)

Norwich Cathedral west window, by George Hedgeland (1853).

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

SONG: I’M GONNA SING

Artist: NZ Youth Choir (2009)
Words/Music : Trad.
Recording: TVNZ 398174

1. I'm gonna sing* when the Spirit says sing,
I'm gonna sing when the Spirit says sing,
I'm gonna sing when the Spirit says sing,
and obey the Spirit of the Lord.

* 2 pray; 3 shout

SONG: GIVE TO OUR GOD IMMORTAL PRAISE

Artist: Diocesan School for Girls Choir
Words/Music: Watts/Griffiths.
Recording: RNZ

Give to our God immortal praise:
mercy and truth are all his ways;
wonders of grace to God belong;
repeat his mercies in your song.

Give to the Lord of lords renown;
the King of kings with glory crown:
his mercies ever shall endure,
when lords and kings are known no more.

He sent His Son with power to save
from guilt and darkness and the grave;
wonders of grace to God belong;
repeat his mercies in your song.

Through this vain world he guides our feet,
and leads us to his heavenly seat:
his mercies ever shall endure,
when this our world shall be no more.

SONG: E TE ARIKI

Artist: Viva Voce
Words/Music: Trad./Wi-Patena te Pairi
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941300

E te Ariki,
Whakarongo mai ra ki a matou,
E te Ariki,
Titiro mai ra ki a matou,

Tenei matou
O tamariki,
E whakapono
Ana matou,
Ki a koe

Aue!
Aue!

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Oh lord, listen to us. Oh lord, look at us. This is us, your children. We believe in you.
The father, and the son and Holy Spirit.

SONG: IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

Artist: Musical Island Boys
Words/Music: Spafford/Bliss
Recording: Private 954

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

SONG: FATHER OF EVERLASTING GRACE

Artist: St Michael’s Singers, Coventry
Words/Music: Wesley/Norton
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941 300

Father of everlasting grace,
Thy goodness and Thy truth we praise,
Thy goodness and Thy truth we prove;
Thou hast, in honor of Thy Son,
The gift unspeakable sent down,
The Spirit of life, and power and love.

Send us the Spirit of Thy Son,
To make the depths of Godhead known,
To make us share the life divine;
Send Him the sprinkled blood to apply,
Send Him our souls to sanctify,
And show and seal us ever Thine.

So shall we pray, and never cease;
So shall we thankfully confess
Thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love;
With joy unspeakable adore,
And bless and praise Thee evermore,
And serve Thee as Thy hosts above:

Till, added to that heavenly choir,
We raise our songs of triumph higher,
And praise Thee in a nobler strain,
Out-soar the first-born seraph’s flight,
And sing, with all our friends in light,
Thy everlasting love to man.

SONG: MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS

Artist: Wellington Youth Choir
Words/Music: Mote/Bradbury
Recording: TVNZ 398174

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide his face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.

Refrain

When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.

Refrain

SONG: THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD

Artist: New Zealand Youth Choir
Composer: Trad.
Label: Private CD 811

Refrain:
There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole,
there is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.

Sometimes I feel discouraged
and think my work's in vain,
but then the Holy Spirit
revives my soul again.

Refrain

If you cannot preach like Peter,
if you cannot pray like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus
and say, "He died for all."

Refrain

SONG: LORD OF BEAUTY

Artist: Choir of Norwich Cathedral
Words/Music: Alington/Smart
CD Label: Priory PRCD 705

Lord of beauty, thine the splendor
shown in earth and sky and sea,
burning sun and moonlight tender,
hill and river, flower and tree:
lest we fail our praise to render
touch our eyes that they may see.

Lord of wisdom, whom obeying
mighty waters ebb and flow,
while unhasting, undelaying,
planets on their courses go:
in thy laws thyself displaying,
teach our minds thyself to know.

Lord of life, alone sustaining
all below and all above,
Lord of love, by whose ordaining
sun and stars sublimely move:
in our earthly spirits reigning,
lift our hearts that we may love.

Lord of beauty, bid us own thee,
Lord of truth, our footsteps guide,
till as Love our hearts enthrone thee,
and, with vision purified,
Lord of all, when all have known thee,
thou in all art glorified.

SONG: ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO DWELL

Artist: Choir and Congregation of the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Words/Music: Kethe/Bourgeois
CD Label: Private CD 581

All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell.
Come ye before him and rejoice.

Know that the Lord is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk; he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise;
approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.

For why? The Lord our God is good;
his mercy is forever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heav'n and earth adore,
From us and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore.

Amen