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The Octagon in Ely Cathedral
The Octagon in Ely Cathedral / Photo by Steve Cadman

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

SONG: STAND UP AND BLESS THE LORD

Artist: Coventry Singers
Words/Music: Montgomery/Lockhart
Recording: Mission Praise

Stand up and bless the Lord,
All people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
With heart and soul and voice.

Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy name,
And laud and magnify?

Oh for the living flame
From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips our minds inspire,
And wing to heaven our thought!

God is our strength and song,
And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed
With all our ransomed powers.

Stand up and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless His glorious name,
Henceforth forevermore.

SONG: SING TO HIM IN WHOM CREATION

Artist: Ely Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Hewlett/Dearnley
Recording: Priory PRCD 703

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SONG: LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING

Artist: St Clement’s Choir, Philadelphia
Words/Music: C Wesley/Stainer
Recording: Dorian 790259

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, 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 every trembling heart.

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,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

SONG: SANCTUM NOMEN

Artist: Margaret Rizza and St Thomas’ Music Group
Words/Music: Rizza
Recording: Alliance Music 1901892

Sanctum nomen Domini
magnificat anima mea.

My soul praises and magnifies
the name of the Lord.

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.

[Refrain]

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: FAR ABOVE THE HIGHEST HEAVEN

Artist: Huddersfield Choral Society
Words/Music: C Wesley/Wyn Morris
Label: Decca 448684

Far above in highest heaven, Jesus reigns, our Lord and King:
He His life for us has given, He did life eternal bring:
Sing, then children, sing with gladness, Loud let grateful anthems ring:
Jesus is the children’s Saviour, Jesus is the children’s King.

Once on earth the children praised Him, and ‘hosanna’ was their cry;
Now that God to heav’n has raised Him, loud they praise Him in the sky:
Shout, then, children, shout your praises, Loud let grateful anthems ring:
Jesus is the children’s Saviour, Jesus is the children’s King.

Come, then, early, come to Jesus, As the children did of old:
He from sin and sorrow frees us, never will His love grow cold:
Daily let us learn to love Him, daily let us join to sing
Praises to our Lord and Saviour, praises to the children’s King.

Then, when life’s short days are ended, if we’ve served our Saviour well,
By His angels gently tended, in His kingdom we shall dwell;
There we’ll shout our joyous praises, there the song of vict’ry sing:
Jesus is our Lord and Saviour, praises to the children’s King.

SONG: JESUS LOVES ME

Artist: Upper Norwood Band
Words/Music: Warner/Bradbury
Label: Word SALCD 002

Jesus loves me! this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven's gates to open wide!
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in. [Refrain]

Jesus loves me! loves me still,
Though I'm very weak and ill;
From His shining throne on high,
Comes to watch me where I lie. [Refrain]

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
If I love Him, when I die
He will take me home on high. [Refrain]

SONG: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY

Artist: Upper Norwood Band
Words/Music: Howe/Trad
Label: Word SALCD 002

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet
that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
before his judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him!
be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Refrain:
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.


In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy,
let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.
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He is coming like the glory
of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty,
He is succour to the brave,
So the world shall be his footstool,
and the soul of time his slave,
Our God is marching on.
Refrain