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Royal Naval College Chapel Greenwich
Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

SONG: O GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST

Artist: Choir and Congregation of the Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich
Words/Music: C Wesley/Anon arr. Ravenscroft
Recording: Abbey 280826

Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:

Under the shadow of thy throne
thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all our years away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

SONG: ALL MY HOPE ON GOD IS FOUNDED

Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Composer: Neander trans Bridges/Howells
Label: Hyperion 712801

All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew,
me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

Pride of man and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple fall to dust.
But God's power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

God's great goodness aye endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore
from his store
newborn worlds rise and adore.

Daily doth th’almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
at his hand;
joy doth wait on his command.

Still from man to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ, his son.
Christ doth call
one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

SONG: LEAD KINDLY LIGHT

Artist: The Kolbe Singers
Words/Music:
Recording: Private recording

Lead, kindly light,
amid th’encircling gloom,
lead thou me on!
The night is dark,
and I am far from home;
lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet;
I do not ask to see
The distant scene;
one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus,
nor prayed that thou
shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and
see my path; but now
lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day,
and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will.
Remember not past years!

So long thy power
hath blest me, sure it still
will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen,
o’er crag and torrent,
till the night is gone,
And with the morn those
angel faces smile, which I
Have loved long since,
and lost awhile!

SONG: FATHER OF EVERLASTING GRACE

Artist: St Michael’s Singers, Coventry
Words/Music: Wesley/Norton
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 583

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: PRAYER FOR PEACE

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

Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth;
lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust;
lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace,
let peace fill our hearts,
our world, our universe,
let peace fill our hearts,
our world, our universe,
peace, peace, peace.

SONG: IN CHRIST THERE IS NO EAST OR WEST

Artist: Cathedral Choral Society, Washington
Words/Music: Oxenham/Trad
Recording: Gothic G 49112

In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find;
his service is the golden cord
close-binding humankind.

Join hands, disciples of the faith,
whate'er your race may be.
All children of the living God
are surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both east and west;
in him meet south and north.
All Christly souls are one in him
throughout the whole wide earth.

SONG: THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD

Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Psalm 23/Campbell
Label: Abbey 282830

The Lord's my shepherd; I'll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Within the paths of righteousness,
E'en for His own name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house forevermore
And in God's house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

SONG: GO FORTH INTO THE WORLD IN PEACE

Artist: Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia/Stephen Layton
Words/Music: Anon/Rutter
Label: Hyperion CDA 67259

Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the faint-hearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour all people;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you, and remain with you forever. Amen.