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Otakou Church
Church from Otakou, Dunedin / Photo by Ulrich Lange

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

SONG: E TE MATUA

Artist: Mahinarangi Tocker
Words/Music: Tocker
Recording: Jayrem CD JAY 379

E te Matua
Te Matua nui I te rangi
Ka arahi matou I nga mahi I raro I te aroha
E te Matua
Te Matua nui I te rangi
Me arahi matou I raro I te rangimarie
Me arahi matou I raro I te rangimarie
E te Matua

SONG: E TE ARIKI

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

E te Ariki,
Whakarongo mai rā ki a mātou,
E te Ariki,
Titiro mai rā ki a mātou,

Tēnei mātou
Ō tamariki,
E whakapono
Ana mātou,
Ki a koe

Auē!
Auē!

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.


(translation not for singing)

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: YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

Artist: Elora Festival Singers
Words/Music: Riley/Anon arr Willan
Recording: Naxos 8.557734

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:
Refrain
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia!

O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th’eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord.
Refrain

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song.
Refrain

O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To God the father, God the son,
And God the spirit, three in one.
Refrain

SONG: COME LET US TO THE LORD OUR GOD

Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Morrison/Anon arr Roberton
Recording: Abbey 282830

Come, let us to the Lord our God
With contrite hearts return;
Our God is gracious, nor will leave
The desolate to mourn.

His voice commands the tempest forth
And stills the stormy wave;
And though His arm be strong to smite,
’Tis also strong to save.

As dew upon the tender herb,
diffusing fragrance round;
As show’rs that usher in the spring,
and cheer the thirsty ground:

So shall His presence bless our souls,
And shed a joyful light;
That hallowed morn shall chase away
The sorrows of the night.

SONG: KING OF GLORY, KING OF PEACE

Artist: Choir of Ely Cathedral
Words/Music: Herbert/Jones
Recording: Priory PRCD 703

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee;
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.

SONG: SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

Artist: Anonymous 4
Composer: Walford/Bradbury
Label: Harmonia Mundi HMU 907326

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless:
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I'll cast on Him my ev'ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer,

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah's lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I'll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
"Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!"

SONG: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

Artist: St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir, Sydney
Composer: Scriven/Converse
Label: Startel STARCD 1005

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 wilt find a solace there.

SONG: E TE TOKA INGOA NUI

Artist: St Faith’s Choir, Rotorua
Words/Music: Toplady/Hastings
CD Label: Private CD 807

SONG: E TE KAHUI ITI NEI

Artist: St Faith’s Choir, Rotorua
Words/Music: Leeson/Hayne
CD Label: Private CD 807

SONG: LET ALL THE WORLD IN EVERY CORNER SING

Artist: Choir of King’s School, Canterbury
Words/Music: Herbert/Harwood
CD Label: Priory PRCD 716

Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!
1 The heavens are not too high,
God's praise may thither fly;
the earth is not too low,
God's praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!
The church with psalms must shout:
no door can keep them out.
But, more than all, the heart
must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!