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Morning Reflections Milford Sound by Paul Bica

Morning Reflections - Milford Sound
by Paul Bica

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

SONG: MORNING HAS BROKEN

Artist: Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne
Words/Music : Farjeon/Trad. arr. Leighton Jones
Recording: ABC 476509

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

SONG: ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Artist: Cantillation
Words/Music: Alexander/Monk
Recording: ABC 476509

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors;
He made their tiny wings.

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The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

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The purple-headed mountain,
the river running by,
the sunset, and the morning
that brightens up the sky:

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He gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.

[Refrain]

SONG: O WORSHIP THE LORD

Artist: Choir of Portsmouth Cathedral
Words/Music: Monsell/Anon
Recording: Herald HAVPCD 205

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore him; the Lord is his Name!

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine;
truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to lay on His shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the Name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore him; the Lord is his Name!

SONG: WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER

Artist: CBSO Chorus
Words/Music: Claudius trans. Campbell/Schulz
Recording: Conifer 500521

We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God's almighty hand;
he sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine,
and soft refreshing rain.

Refrain:
All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
for all his love.

He only is the Maker
of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower,
he lights the evening star;
the wind and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
he gives our daily bread.

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We thank thee, then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
for all thy love imparts,
and, what thou most desirest,
our humble, thankful hearts.

[Refrain]

SONG: IN THE LORD IS MY JOY AND SALVATION

Artist: St Thomas’ Music Group
Words/Music: Rizza
Recording: Kevin Mayhew 1490095

In the Lord is my joy and
salvation,
he gives light to all his creation.
In the Lord is my joy and
salvation,
he gives peace and true
consolation.
In the Lord is my salvation.

SONG: FAIREST LORD JESUS

Artist: Choir of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington
Composer: Anon/Trad.
Label: Private CD 812

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all creation,
Jesus our God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honour,
o thou, my soul's delight and crown!

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the verdure and bloom of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
he makes the saddest heart to sing.

Fair are the flowers, fairer still the sons of men,
In all the freshness of youth arrayed.
Yet is their beauty, fading and fleeting,
Thine Jesus Thine will never fade.

SONG: GOD OF MERCY, GOD OF GRACE

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

God of mercy, God of grace,
show the brightness of thy face;
shine upon us, Saviour, shine;
fill thy church with light divine;
and thy saving health extend
unto earth's remotest end.

Let the people praise thee, Lord;
be by all that live adored;
let the nations shout and sing
glory to their Saviour King;
at your feet their tribute pay,
and thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise thee, Lord;
earth shall then its fruits afford,
God to man all blessings give,
man to God devoted live;
all below and all above
one in joy and light and love.

SONG: NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

Artist: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Words/Music: Kruger/Winkworth
CD Label: Decca 463 927

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.

Amen

SONG: A GAELIC BLESSING

Artist: Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia
Words/Music: Trad./Rutter
CD Label: Collegium 801100

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.