SONGS OF PRAISE 1

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty             564


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, 

the King of creation;

O my soul, praise Him, 

for He is thy health and salvation; 

all ye who hear, 

brothers and sisters, draw near, 

praise Him in glad adoration.


Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things 

so wondrously reigneth, 

shelters thee under His wings, 

yea, so gently sustaineth: 

hast thou not seen?

all that is needful hath been 

granted in what He ordaineth.


Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper 

thy work, and defend thee! 

surely His goodness and mercy 

here daily attend thee. 

Ponder anew 

what the Almighty can do,  

who with His love doth befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord!

O let all that is in me adore Him!

All that hath life and breath come now

with praises before Him! 

Let the Amen  

sound from His people again: 

gladly for aye we adore Him.


Go, tell it on the mountain            179


        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.


He possessed no riches, 

no home to lay His head;

He saw the needs of others 

and cared for them instead. 

        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.


He reached out and touched them, 

the blind, the deaf, the lame; 

He spoke and listened gladly 

to anyone who came.  

        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.


Some turned away in anger, 

with hatred in the eye; 

they tried Him and condemned Him, 

then led Him out to die. 

        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.

     

'Father, now forgive them' —      

those were the words He said; 

in three more days He was alive 

and risen from the dead.

        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.


He still comes to people,

His life moves through the lands;

He uses us for speaking,

He touches with our hands.

        Go, tell it on the mountain, 

        over the hills and everywhere; 

        go, tell it on the mountain 

        that Jesus is His name.



This is the day                691


This is the day, 

this is the day that the Lord has made, 

that the Lord has made. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it, 

and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

This is the day, 

this is the day that the Lord hath made.


This is the day, 

this is the day when He rose again, 

when He rose again. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it,  

and be glad in it.

This is the day when He rose again, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it.  

This is the day, 

this is the day when He rose again.


This is the day, 

this is the day when the Spirit came, 

when the Spirit came. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it, 

and be glad in it.

This is the day when the Spirit came, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

This is the day, 

this is the day when the Spirit came.


Open to us, 

open to us the gates of God,
the gates of God;
we will go in, 

we will go in and praise the Lord, 

and praise the Lord.
Open to us the gates of God;
we will go in and praise the Lord.
Open to us, 

open to us the gates of God.

You are our God, 

you are our God; we will praise your name,
we will praise your name;
we will give thanks, 

we will give thanks for your faithfulness, 

for your faithfulness.
You are our God; 

we will praise your name;
we will give thanks for your faithfulness.
You are our God, you are our God;
we will praise your name.



Fight the good fight             220 A&M          

Fight the good fight with all thy might; 

Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right; 

lay hold on life, and it shall be  

thy joy and crown eternally.


Run the straight race through God's good grace, 

lift up thine eyes, and seek his face;  

life with its way before us lies;

Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.


Cast care aside, lean on thy guide; 

his boundless mercy will provide; 

trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove 

Christ is its life, and Christ its love.


Faint not nor fear, his arms are near; 

he changeth not, and thou art dear;  

only believe, and thou shalt see 

that Christ is all in all to thee.



Let all the world in every corner sing            202 A&M


Let all the world in every corner sing, 

my God and King. 

The heavens are not too high,  

his praise may thither fly: 

the earth is not too low,  

his 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 above all the heart 

must bear the longest part.

Let all the world in every corner sing, 

my God and King.



Let us, with a gladsome mind              204 A&M


Let us, with a gladsome mind, 

praise the Lord, for he is kind: 

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


Let us blaze his name abroad,  

for of gods he is the God:

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


He with all-commanding might   

filled the new-made world with light:

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


He the golden-tresséd sun 

caused all day his course to run:

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


And the horned moon at night

'mid her spangled sisters bright:     

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


 All things living he doth feed,  

his full hand supplies their need: 

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 


Let us, with a gladsome mind,  

praise the Lord, for he is kind:  

        for his mercies ay endure,  

        ever faithful, ever sure. 



Stand up, stand up for Jesus             221 A&M.        


Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 

ye soldiers of the Cross! 

lift high his royal banner, 

it must not suffer loss.

From victory unto victory 

his army he shall lead, 

till every foe is vanquished, 

and Christ is Lord indeed.


Stand up, stand up for Jesus!

the solemn watchword hear;  

if while ye sleep he suffers,  

away with shame and fear.  

Where'er ye meet with evil, 

within you or without, 

charge for the God of battles,  

and put the foe to rout.


Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 

the trumpet call obey;  

forth to the mighty conflict 

in this his glorious day.

Ye that are men now serve him  

against unnumbered foes; 

let courage rise with danger 

and strength to strength oppose.


Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 

stand in his strength alone; 

the arm of flesh will fail you, 

ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the Gospel armour,   

each piece put on with prayer; 

when duty calls or danger  

be never wanting there.


Stand up, stand up for Jesus,  

the strife will not be long; 

this day the noise of battle, 

the next the victor's song. 

To him that overcometh 

a crown of life shall be;

he with the King of Glory 

shall reign eternally. 

 

The Church's one foundation                           640

The Church's one foundation 

is Jesus Christ our Lord: 

she is His new creation 

by water and the word; 

from heaven He came and sought her 

to be His holy bride; 

with His own blood He bought her, 

and for her life He died.


Elect from every nation, 

yet one o'er all the earth, 

her charter of salvation 

one Lord, one faith, one birth, 

one holy name she blesses, 

partakes one holy food, 

and to one hope she presses,  

with every grace endued.


Though with a scornful wonder  

men see her sore oppressed,  

by schisms rent asunder 

by heresies distressed; 

yet saints their watch are keeping, 

their cry goes up: How long? 

and soon the night of weeping 

shall be the morn of song.


Mid toil and tribulation, 

and tumult of her war, 

she waits the consummation 

of peace for evermore; 

till with the vision glorious 

her longing eyes are blest,

and the great Church victorious 

shall be the Church at rest.


Yet she on earth hath union  

with God the Three-in-One, 

and mystic sweet communion 

with those whose rest is won.

O happy ones and holy!  

Lord, give us grace that we,  

like them, the meek and lowly,  

on high may dwell with Thee.



All people that on earth do dwell                  20               


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.


The Lord, ye know, 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.




All hail the power of Jesus' name!                      13          


All hail the power of Jesus' name! 

let angels prostrate fall; 

bring forth the royal diadem, 

and crown Him Lord of all.


Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God, 

who from His altar call; 

extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 

and crown Him Lord of all.


Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, 

and ransomed from the fall, 

hail Him who saves you by His grace, 

and crown Him Lord of all.


Let every kindred, every tribe,  

on this terrestrial ball, 

to Him all majesty ascribe,     

and crown Him Lord of all.


O that with yonder sacred throng 

we at His feet may fall, 

join in the everlasting song, 

and crown Him Lord of all!



Breathe on me, breath of God.                 67


Breathe on me, breath of God, 

fill me with life anew, 

that I may love what Thou dost love, 

and do what Thou wouldst do.


Breathe on me, breath of God, 

until my heart is pure, 

until with Thee I will one will,

to do and to endure,


Breathe on me, breath of God,

till I am wholly Thine, 

until this earthly part of me

glows with Thy fire divine.


Breathe on me, breath of God,  

so shall I never die,  

but live with Thee the perfect life 

of Thine eternity.

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 2

All glory, laud and honour                 9                             


All glory, laud and honour 

to Thee, Redeemer, King, 

to whom the lips of children 

made sweet hosannas ring. 

Thou art the King of Israel,  

Thou David's royal Son, 

who in the Lord's name comest, 

the King and blesséd one.


The company of angels 

are praising Thee on high, 

and mortal men and all things 

created make reply.

The people of the Hebrews 

with psalms before Thee went; 

our praise and prayer and anthems 

before Thee we present.  


To Thee before Thy passion 

they sang their hymns of praise; 

to Thee now high exalted 

our melody we raise.

Thou didst accept their praises; 

accept the prayers we bring, 

who in all good delightest, 

Thou good and gracious King.




And can it be                         33


    And can it be that I should gain

    an interest in the Saviour's blood? 

    Died He for me, who caused His pain?

    For me, who Him to death pursued? 

    Amazing love! how can it be 

    that Thou, my God,     

    shouldst die for me!


    'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies: 

    who can explore His strange design? 

    In vain the first-born seraph tries 

    to sound the depths of love divine. 

    'Tis mercy all! let earth adore, 

    let angel minds inquire no more.


    He left His Father's throne above  

    so free, so infinite His grace — 

    emptied Himself of all but love, 

    and bled for Adam's helpless race.  

    'Tis mercy all, immense and free; 

    for, O my God, it found out me!


    Long my imprisoned spirit 

    lay fast bound in sin and nature's night; 

    Thine eye diffused a quickening ray 

    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light

    my chains fell off, my heart was free.

    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee


    No condemnation now I dread; 

    Jesus, and all in Him, is mine! 

    Alive in Him, my living Head,  

    and clothed in righteousness divine, 

    bold I approach the eternal throne,  

    and claim the crown, 

    through Christ, my own.



Lord, for the years         428      


Lord, for the years Your love has     

kept and guided, 

urged and inspired us, 

cheered us on our way, 

sought us and saved us, 

pardoned and provided:

Lord of the years, 

we bring our thanks today.


Lord, for that word, 

the word of life which fires us, 

speaks to our hearts 

and sets our souls ablaze, 

teaches and trains, 

rebukes us and inspires us:

Lord of the word, 

receive Your people's praise.


Lord, for our land 

in this our generation, 

spirits oppressed by pleasure, 

wealth and care: 

for young and old, 

for commonwealth and nation,

Lord of our land, 

be pleased to hear our prayer.


Lord, for our world where men 

disown and doubt You, 

loveless in strength, 

and comfortless in pain, 

hungry and helpless, 

lost indeed without You:

Lord of the world, 

we pray that Christ may reign.



How Great Thou Art                506


O LORD my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hand hath made;

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

the power throughout the universe displayed. 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 


When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze: 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 


And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die - I scarce can take it in:

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin: 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 


When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home - what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art! 

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

        Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

        How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 




Come let us sing of a wonderful love                94


Come let us sing 

of a wonderful love, 

tender and true; 

out of the heart of the Father above, 

streaming to me and to you: 

Wonderful love 

dwells in the heart of the Father above.


Jesus, the Saviour, this gospel to tell, 

joyfully came; 

came with the helpless 

and hopeless to dwell, 

sharing their sorrow and shame; 

seeking the lost, 

saving, redeeming at measureless cost.


Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet; 

Why do they roam?

Love only waits to forgive and forget; 

Home! weary wanderers, home! 

Wonderful love 

dwells in the heart of the Father above.


Come to my heart, 

O Thou wonderful love, 

come and abide,  

lifting my life till it rises above  

envy and falsehood and pride;   

seeking to be   

lowly and humble, a learner of Thee.

 

Safe in the arms of Jesus

Safe in the arms of Jesus,

Safe on His gentle breast;

There by His love o’ershaded,

Sweetly my soul shall rest.

Hark! ’tis the voice of angels

Borne in a song to me,

Over the fields of glory,

Over the jasper sea.


Safe in the arms of Jesus,

Safe on His gentle breast;

There by His love o’ershaded,

Sweetly my soul shall rest.


Safe in the arms of Jesus,

Safe from corroding care,

Safe from the world’s temptations;

Sin cannot harm me there.

Free from the blight of sorrow,

Free from my doubts and fears;

Only a few more trials,

Only a few more tears!


Safe in the arms of Jesus,

Safe on His gentle breast;

There by His love o’ershaded,

Sweetly my soul shall rest.


Jesus, my heart’s dear Refuge,

Jesus has died for me;

Firm on the Rock of Ages

Ever my trust shall be.

Here let me wait with patience,

Wait till the night is o’er;

Wait till I see the morning

Break on the golden shore.


Safe in the arms of Jesus,

Safe on His gentle breast;

There by His love o’ershaded,

Sweetly my soul shall rest.


For the fruits of his creation            457 A&M

For the fruits of his creation, 

thanks be to God; 

for his gifts to every nation, 

thanks be to God; 

for the ploughing, sowing, reaping, 

silent growth while men are sleeping, 

future needs in earth's safe keeping, 

thanks be to God.


In the just reward of labour,

God's will is done; 

in the help we give our neighbour,

God's will is done; 

in our world-wide task of caring 

for the hungry and despairing, 

in the harvests men are sharing, 

God's will is done.


For the harvests of his Spirit, 

thanks be to God; 

for the good all men inherit, 

thanks be to God; 

for the wonders that astound us, 

for the truths that still confound us, 

most of all, that love has found us, 

thanks be to God.




Rejoice, the Lord is King!                  575


Rejoice, the Lord is King!  

your Lord and King adore;  

mortals, give thanks and sing,  

and triumph evermore:  

        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;  

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice.


Jesus the Saviour reigns,  

the God of truth and love; 

when He had purged our stains, 

He took His seat above: 

        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;  

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice.


His kingdom cannot fail,     

He rules o'er earth and heaven; 

the keys of death and hell  

are to our Jesus given:

        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;  

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice.


He sits at God's right hand, 

till all His foes submit,  

and bow to His command,  

and fall beneath His feet:  

        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;  

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice.


Rejoice in glorious hope;  

Jesus the Judge shall come, 

and take His servants up  

to their eternal home:

        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;  

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice.



Like a mighty river flowing            419


Like a mighty river flowing, 

like a flower in beauty growing, 

far beyond all human knowing 

is the perfect peace of God.


Like the hills serene and even, 

like the coursing clouds of heaven,  

like the heart that's been forgiven, 

is the perfect peace of God.


Like the summer breezes playing, 

like the tall trees softly swaying, 

like the lips of silent praying 

is the perfect peace of God.  


Like the morning sun ascended,  

like the scents of evening blended,  

like a friendship never ended 

is the perfect peace of God.


Like the azure ocean swelling, 

like the jewel all-excelling, 

far beyond our human telling 

is the perfect peace of God.




Christ triumphant, ever reigning            77


Christ triumphant, ever reigning,

Saviour, Master, King,

Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining,

hear us as we sing:

         Yours the glory and the crown,  

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Word incarnate, truth revealing, 

Son of Man on earth!

power and majesty concealing 

by your humble birth: 

         Yours the glory and the crown,  

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated, 

victim crucified! 

death is through the cross defeated,   

sinners justified:

         Yours the glory and the crown,  

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Priestly King, enthroned for ever 

high in heaven above!

sin and death and hell shall never 

stifle hymns of love:  

         Yours the glory and the crown,  

        the high renown, the eternal name.


So, our hearts and voices raising 

through the ages long, 

ceaselessly upon You gazing, 

this shall be our song: 

         Yours the glory and the crown,  

        the high renown, the eternal name.



All hail the power of Jesus' name!             140 A&M

All hail the power of Jesus' name! 

let angels prostrate fall; 

bring forth the royal diadem 

and crown him Lord of all.


Crown him, ye morning stars of light,

who fixed this floating ball; 

now hail the Strength of Israel's might, 

and crown him Lord of all.


Crown him, ye martyrs of your God, 

who from his altar call; 

extol the Stem-of-Jesse's Rod, 

and crown him Lord of all.


Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, 

ye ransomed of the fall, 

hail him who saves you by his grace, 

and crown him Lord of all.


Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

the wormwood and the gall, 

go spread your trophies at his feet,     

and crown him Lord of all.


Let every tribe and every tongue  

before him prostrate fall, 

and shout in universal song 

and crown him Lord of all.

It is a thing most wonderful                346


It is a thing most wonderful, 

almost too wonderful to be, 

that God's own Son 

should come from heaven 

and die to save a child like me.


And yet I know that it is true; 

He chose a poor and humble lot, 

and wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died, 

for love of those who loved Him not.


| sometimes think about the cross, 

and shut my eyes and try to see 

the cruel nails and crown of thorns, 

and Jesus crucified for me.


But even could I see Him die, 

I could but see a little part 

of that great love, which, like a fire, 

is always burning in His heart.


| cannot tell how He could love 

a child so weak and full of sin; 

His love must be most wonderful, 

if He could die my love to win.


It is most wonderful to know

His love for me so free and sure; 

but 'tis more wonderful to see 

my love for Him so faint and poor.


And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;  

O light the flame within my heart, 

and I will love Thee more and more, 

until I see Thee as Thou art.


A new commandment I give unto you                1


A new commandment I give unto you, 

that you love one another  

as I have loved you,  

that you love one another  

as I have loved you.


By this shall all men know  

that you are My disciples, 

if you have love one for another.

By this shall all men know 

that you are My disciples,  

if you have love one for another.



Abba Father, let me be                 3


Abba Father, let me be

Yours and Yours alone. 

May my will for ever be 

evermore Your own.

Never let my heart grow cold, 

never let me go,

Abba Father, let me be 

Yours and Yours alone. 

O let the Son of God enfold you      502

O let the Son of God enfold you 

with His Spirit and His love; 

let Him fill your heart  

and satisfy your soul.

O let Him have the things 

that hold you, 

and His Spirit, like a dove, 

will descend upon your life 

and make you whole.

         Jesus, O Jesus,  

        come and fill Your lambs; 

        Jesus, O Jesus,  

        come and fill Your lambs.


O come and sing this song  

with gladness,  

as your hearts are filled with joy;  

lift your hands in sweet surrender  

to His name.

O give Him all your tears and sadness, 

give Him all your years of pain, 

and you'll enter into life in Jesus' name. 

         Jesus, O Jesus,  

        come and fill Your lambs; 

        Jesus, O Jesus,  

        come and fill Your lambs.

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 3

Hills of the north, rejoice                                            J&JR words


Hills of the north, rejoice;

river and mountain spring,

hark to the advent voice;

valley and lowland, sing;

though absent long, your Lord is nigh;

he judgment brings and victory.


Isles of the southern seas,

deep in your coral caves

pent be each warring breeze,

lulled be your restless waves:

he comes to reign with boundless sway,

and makes your wastes his great highway.


Lands of the East, awake,

soon shall your sons be free;

the sleep of ages break,

and rise to liberty.

On your far hills, long cold and gray,

has dawned the everlasting day.


Shores of the utmost West,

ye that have waited long,

unvisited, unblessed,

break forth to swelling song;

high raise the note, that Jesus died,

yet lives and reigns, the Crucified.


Shout, while ye journey home;

songs be in every mouth;

lo, from the North we come,

from East, and West, and South.

city of God, the bond are free,

we come to live and reign in thee!


Crown Him with many crowns            109


Crown Him with many crowns,  

the Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns 

all music but its own: 

awake, my soul, and sing 

of Him who died for thee, 

and hail Him as thy chosen King 

through all eternity.


Crown Him the Son of God 

before the worlds began; 

and ye who tread where He hath trod, 

crown Him the Son of Man, 

who every grief hath known 

that wrings the human breast, 

and takes and bears them for His own, 

that all in Him may rest.


Crown Him the Lord of life, 

who triumphed o'er the grave, 

and rose victorious in the strife, 

for those He came to save: 

His glories now we sing, 

who died and rose on high, 

who died eternal life to bring, 

and lives that death may die.


Crown Him the Lord of heaven, 

enthroned in worlds above;  

crown Him the King to whom is given 

the wondrous name of love:  

all hail, Redeemer, hail! 

for Thou hast died for me;  

Thy praise shall never, never fail  

throughout eternity.



Father, hear the prayer we offer            132


Father, hear the prayer we offer: 

not for ease that prayer shall be, 

but for strength, that we may ever 

live our lives courageously.


Not for ever in green pastures 

do we ask our way to be:

but by steep and rugged pathways 

would we strive to climb to Thee.


Not for ever by still waters 

would we idly quiet stay; 

but would smite the living fountains 

from the rocks along our way.


Be our strength in hours of weakness, 

in our wanderings be our guide; 

through endeavour, failure, danger, 

Father, be Thou at our side.


Let our path be bright or dreary, 

storm or sunshine be our share; 

may our souls, in hope unweary, 

make Thy work our ceaseless prayer.



I do not know what lies ahead               269


I do not know what lies ahead, 

the way I cannot see;  

yet One stands near to be my guide, 

He'll show the way to me: 

        I know who holds the future, 

        and He'll guide me with His hand; 

        with God things don't just happen, 

        everything by Him is planned.   

        So as I face tomorrow,  

        with its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles,   

        give to Him my all. 


I do not know how many days 

of life are mine to spend; 

but One who knows and cares for me 

will keep me to the end:   

        I know who holds the future, 

        and He'll guide me with His hand; 

        with God things don't just happen, 

        everything by Him is planned.   

        So as I face tomorrow,  

        with its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles,   

        give to Him my all. 


I do not know the course ahead, 

what joys and griefs are there; 

but One is near who fully knows, 

I'll trust His loving care: 

        I know who holds the future, 

        and He'll guide me with His hand; 

        with God things don't just happen, 

        everything by Him is planned.   

        So as I face tomorrow,  

        with its problems large and small, 

        I'll trust the God of miracles,   

        give to Him my all. 



O Jesus, I have promised                     501


O Jesus, I have promised 

to serve Thee to the end; 

be Thou for ever near me, 

my Master and my friend. 

I shall not fear the battle  

if Thou art by my side, 

nor wander from the pathway 

if Thou wilt be my Guide.


O let me feel Thee near me; 

the world is ever near; 

I see the sights that dazzle, 

the tempting sounds I hear; 

my foes are ever near me, 

around me and within; 

but, Jesus, draw Thou nearer, 

and shield my soul from sin.


O let me hear Thee speaking 

in accents clear and still, 

above the storms of passion, 

the murmurs of self-will;  

O speak to reassure me, 

to hasten or control;

O speak, and make me listen,  

Thou guardian of my soul.


O Jesus, Thou hast promised, 

to all who follow Thee,   

that where Thou art in glory 

there shall Thy servant be;  

and, Jesus, I have promised 

to serve Thee to the end;  

O give me grace to follow  

my Master and my friend.


O let me see Thy footmarks, 

and in them plant mine own; 

my hope to follow duly  

is in Thy strength alone; 

O guide me, call me, draw me, 

uphold me to the end; 

and then in heaven receive me,  

my Saviour and my friend! 


My song is love unknown            478


My song is love unknown; 

my Saviour's love to me; 

love to the loveless shown, 

that they might lovely be. 

O who am I, 

that for my sake, 

my Lord should take 

frail flesh, and die?


He came from His blest throne, 

salvation to bestow; 

but men made strange, and none 

the longed-for Christ would know.

 But O my friend, 

my friend indeed, 

who at my need

His life did spend.


Sometimes they strew His way, 

and His sweet praises sing;  

resounding all the day, 

hosannas to their King. 

Then: 'Crucify!' 

is all their breath, 

and for His death 

they thirst and cry.


Why, what hath my Lord done?  

What makes this rage and spite?

He made the lame to run, 

He gave the blind their sight. 

Sweet injuries!

yet they at these 

themselves displease, 

and 'gainst Him rise.


They rise and needs will have 

my dear Lord made away: 

a murderer they save, 

the Prince of Life they slay. 

Yet cheerful He 

to suffering goes,  

that He His foes 

from thence might free.


In life, no house, no home  

my Lord on earth might have;   

in death, no friendly tomb,    

but what a stranger gave.  

What may I say? 

Heaven was His home;  

but mine the tomb 

wherein He lay.


Here might I stay and sing, 

no story so divine; 

never was love, dear King,  

never was grief like Thine. 

This is my friend, 

in whose sweet praise 

I all my days 

could gladly spend.



Glory, glory, hallelujah!


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. 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        His truth is marching on. 


I have seen him in the watchfires 

of a hundred circling camps, 

they have builded him an altar 

in the evening dews and damps; 

I can read his righteous sentence 

by the dim and flaring lamps; 

his day is marching on. 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        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; 

O be swift, my soul, to answer him; 

be jubilant, my feet! 

Our God is marching on. 

        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 die to make men free, 

while God is marching on. 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        His truth is marching on.


He is coming like the glory 

of the morning on the wave, 

he is wisdom to the mighty, 

he is honour to the brave; 

so the world shall be his footstool, 

and the soul of wrong his slave. 

Our God is marching on. 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        Glory, glory, hallelujah! 

        His truth is marching on.


Fight the good fight with all thy might            143


Fight the good fight with all thy might;

Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right. 

Lay hold on life, and it shall be 

thy joy and crown eternally.


Run the straight race  through God's good grace, 

lift up thine eyes, and seek His face; 

life with its path before thee lies;

Christ is the way, and Christ the prize.


Cast care aside, lean on thy guide, 

His boundless mercy will provide; 

lean, and thy trusting soul shall prove  

Christ is thy life, and Christ thy love. 


Faint not, nor fear, His arm is near, 

He changeth not, and thou art dear;  

only believe, and thou shalt see  

that Christ is all in all to thee.


Guide me, O thou great Redeemer        214 A&M


Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, 

pilgrim through this barren land; 

I am weak, but thou art mighty; 

hold me with thy powerful hand: 

              bread of heaven, bread of heaven,

              feed me now and evermore.

              Feed me now and evermore.


Open now the crystal fountain 

whence the healing stream doth flow; 

let the fiery cloudy pillar 

lead me all my journey through: 

              strong deliverer, strong deliverer, 

              be thou still my strength and shield.

              Be thou still my strength and shield.


When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

bid my anxious fears subside; 

death of death, and hell's destruction, 

land me safe on Canaan's side: 

              songs and praises, songs and praises

              I will ever give to thee.

              I will ever give to thee.



Give me oil in my lamp            167


Give me oil in my lamp, 

keep me burning, 

give me oil in my lamp, I pray; 

give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,  

keep me burning till the break of day. 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,  

        sing hosanna to the King of kings! 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, 

        sing hosanna to the King.


Make me a fisher of men,  

keep me seeking, 

make me a fisher of men, I pray; 

make me a fisher of men, keep me seeking, 

keep me seeking till the break of day. 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,  

        sing hosanna to the King of kings! 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, 

        sing hosanna to the King.


Give me joy in my heart, 

keep me singing, 

give me joy in my heart, I pray;  

give me joy in my heart, keep me singing,  

keep me singing till the break of day.  

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,  

        sing hosanna to the King of kings! 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, 

        sing hosanna to the King.


Give me love in my heart, 

keep me serving,  

give me love in my heart, I pray; 

give me love in my heart, keep me serving, 

keep me serving till the break of day. 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,  

        sing hosanna to the King of kings! 

        Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, 

        sing hosanna to the King.



My hope is built on nothing less             473


My hope is built on nothing less 

than Jesus' blood and righteousness;   

no merit of my own I claim, 

but wholly trust in Jesus' name. 

        On Christ, the solid rock, I stand —   

        all other ground is sinking sand, 

        all other ground is sinking sand. 


 When weary in this earthly race, 

I rest on His unchanging grace; 

in every wild and stormy gale 

my anchor holds and will not fail.  

        On Christ, the solid rock, I stand —   

        all other ground is sinking sand, 

        all other ground is sinking sand. 


His vow, His covenant and blood 

are my defence against the flood; 

when earthly hopes are swept away  

He will uphold me on that day.  

        On Christ, the solid rock, I stand —   

        all other ground is sinking sand, 

        all other ground is sinking sand. 


When the last trumpet's voice shall sound,

O may I then in Him be found! 

clothed in His righteousness alone,

faultless to stand before His throne.

        On Christ, the solid rock, I stand —   

        all other ground is sinking sand, 

        all other ground is sinking sand. 



Freely, freely give                181


God forgave my sin in Jesus' name; 

I've been born again in Jesus' name, 

and in Jesus' name I come to you 

to share His love as He told me to. 

        He said:

        'Freely, freely you have received,  

        freely, freely give; 

        go in My name and because you believe, 

        others will know that I live.'


All power is given in Jesus' name 

in earth and heaven in Jesus' name; 

and in Jesus' name I come to you to share 

His power as He told me to. 

        He said:

        'Freely, freely you have received,  

        freely, freely give; 

        go in My name and because you believe, 

        others will know that I live.'


God gives us life in Jesus' name 

he lives in us in Jesus' name 

And in Jesus' name I come to you 

To share his peace as he told me to.

        He said:

        'Freely, freely you have received,  

        freely, freely give; 

        go in My name and because you believe, 

        others will know that I live.'

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 4

Angel voices ever singing                34


Angel voices ever singing 

round Thy throne of light, 

angel harps for ever ringing,  

rest not day nor night; 

thousands only live to bless Thee, 

and confess Thee Lord of might.


Thou who art beyond the farthest 

mortal eye can scan, 

can it be that Thou regardest 

songs of sinful man?

Can we know that Thou art near us 

and wilt hear us? Yes, we can.


Yes, we know that Thou rejoicest 

o'er each work of Thine;

Thou didst ears and hands and voices 

for Thy praise design; 

craftsman's art and music's measure  

for Thy pleasure all combine.


In Thy house, great God, we offer 

of Thine own to Thee; 

and for Thine acceptance proffer, 

all unworthily, 

hearts and minds and hands and voices 

in our choicest psalmody.


Honour, glory, might, 

and merit Thine shall ever be:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 

Blessed Trinity:

 of the best that Thou hast given, 

earth and heaven render Thee. 



Father, hear the prayer we offer                    132


Father, hear the prayer we offer: 

not for ease that prayer shall be, 

but for strength, that we may ever 

live our lives courageously.


Not for ever in green pastures 

do we ask our way to be:

but by steep and rugged pathways 

would we strive to climb to Thee.


Not for ever by still waters 

would we idly quiet stay;  

but would smite the living fountains 

from the rocks along our way.


Be our strength in hours of weakness, 

in our wanderings be our guide; 

through endeavour, failure, danger, 

Father, be Thou at our side. 


Let our path be bright or dreary, 

storm or sunshine be our share; 

may our souls, in hope unweary,  

make Thy work our ceaseless prayer.




As the deer pants                37


As the deer pants for the water, 

so my soul longs after You. 

You alone are my heart's desire 

and I long to worship You.

        You alone are my strength, my shield, 

        to You alone may my spirit yield. 

        You alone are my heart's desire 

        and I long to worship You.


I want You more than gold or silver,

only You can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy-giver 

and the apple of my eye. 

        You alone are my strength, my shield, 

        to You alone may my spirit yield. 

        You alone are my heart's desire 

        and I long to worship You.


You're my Friend 

and You're my Brother, 

even though You are a king,  

I love You more than any other, 

so much more than anything.

        You alone are my strength, my shield, 

        to You alone may my spirit yield. 

        You alone are my heart's desire 

        and I long to worship You.



Come, Thou long-expected Jesus                102


Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, 

born to set Thy people free; 

from our fears and sins release us; 

let us find our rest in Thee.


Israel's strength and consolation, 

hope of all the earth Thou art; 

dear desire of every nation, 

joy of every longing heart.


Born Thy people to deliver; 

born a child, and yet a King; 

born to reign in us for ever; 

now Thy gracious kingdom bring.  


By Thine own eternal Spirit 

rule in all our hearts alone:

by Thine all-suffcient merit 

raise us to Thy glorious throne.



Be still and know that I am God.                48


Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God. 

Be still and know that I am God. 


I am the Lord that healeth thee. 

I am the Lord that healeth thee. 

I am the Lord that healeth thee. 


In Thee, O Lord, I put my trust. 

In Thee, O Lord, I put my trust.  

In Thee, O Lord, I put my trust. 



Father, I place into Your hands                133


Father, I place into Your hands

the things that I can't do. 

Father, I place into Your hands 

the times that I've been through.  

Father, I place into Your hands 

the way that I should go, 

for I know I always can trust You.


Father, I place into Your hands 

my friends and my family.

Father, I place into Your hands 

the things that trouble me. 

Father, I place into Your hands 

the person I would be,  

for I know I always can trust You.


Father, we love to seek Your face, 

we love to hear Your voice.

Father, we love to sing Your praise, 

and in Your name rejoice.

Father, we love to walk with You 

and in Your presence rest, 

for we know we always can trust You.


Father, I want to be with You 

and do the things You do. 

Father, I want to speak the words 

that You are speaking too.  

Father, I want to love the ones 

that You will draw to You, 

for I know that I am one with You. 



Thy Kingdom Come

to the tune of Tell out my Soul CP 362


Thy Kingdom Come - Lord teach us how to pray.

For all to know your joy, your peace and love

and know your friendship each and every day

The breath of Christ, the Fathers gentle dove


Thy Kingdom Come - Christ’s prayer time makes us one

That all may know the Father sent the Son

to celebrate the victory he has won

In love and grace we pray: “Thy will be done”


Thy Kingdom Come - we pray for those we know

To turn and follow you all their days 

and in your love find peace and service grow 

Our one desire and hope your highest praise.


Thy Kingdom Come - transform our human ways.

Our lives laid down in mercy, truth and care.

Nations renewed, in giving thanks and praise

To see God’s Kingdom Come: this is our prayer.


Thy Kingdom Come - we praise your holy name

Your sacrifice and rising sets us free

That by our words and lives we may proclaim

By Jesus’s risen life, God’s victory.



Father, we adore You                139


Father, we adore You, 

lay our lives before You: 

how we love You!


Jesus, we adore You, 

lay our lives before You: 

how we love You!


Spirit, we adore You, 

lay our lives before You: 

how we love You!



Beneath the cross of Jesus                    55


Beneath the cross of Jesus 

I fain would take my stand 

the shadow of a mighty rock 

within a weary land; 

a home within a wilderness, 

a rest upon the way, 

from the burning of the noontide heat 

and the burden of the day.


Upon that cross of Jesus 

mine eye at times can see 

the very dying form of One 

who suffered there for me; 

and from my stricken heart, with tears, 

two wonders I confess 

the wonders of redeeming love

and my own worthlessness.


I take, O cross,, thy shadow

for my abiding-place!  

I ask no other sunshine than

the sunshine of His face; 

content to let the world go by

to know no gain or loss —

my sinful self my only shame, 

my glory all — the cross.



Who is on the Lord's side?                    769


Who is on the Lord's side?

Who will serve the King? 

Who will be His helpers 

other lives to bring?

Who will leave the world's side?

Who will face the foe?

Who is on the Lord's side?

Who for Him will go? 

By Thy call of mercy,  

by Thy grace divine, 

we are on the Lord's side; 

Saviour, we are Thine.


Not for weight of glory, 

not for crown or palm, 

enter we the army, 

raise the warrior-psalm;  

but for love that claimeth  

lives for whom He died: 

he whom Jesus nameth  

must be on His side. 

By Thy love constraining, 

by Thy grace divine, 

we are on the Lord's side; 

Saviour, we are Thine.


Fierce may be the conflict, 

strong may be the foe, 

but the King's own army 

none can overthrow.

Round His standard ranging, 

victory is secure,  

for His truth unchanging 

makes the triumph sure. 

Joyfully enlisting, 

by Thy grace divine, 

we are on the Lord's side; 

Saviour, we are Thine.


Chosen to be soldiers 

in an alien land, 

chosen, called, and faithful, 

for our captain's band; 

in the service royal 

let us not grow cold; 

let us be right loyal, 

noble, true and bold.



Christ is made the sure foundation                    73


Christ is made the sure foundation,

Christ the head and corner-stone 

chosen of the Lord and precious, 

binding all the Church in one; 

holy Zion's help for ever, 

and her confidence alone.


All within that holy city 

dearly loved of God on high, 

in exultant jubilation

 sing, in perfect harmony; 

God the One-in-Three adoring 

in glad hymns eternally.


We as living stones invoke you: 

Come among us, Lord, today! 

with Your gracious loving-kindness 

hear Your children as we pray; 

and the fulness of Your blessing 

in our fellowship display. 


Here entrust to all Your servants  

what we long from You to gain — 

that on earth and in the heavens 

we one people shall remain, 

till united in Your glory 

evermore with You we reign.


Praise and honour to the Father, 

praise and honour to the Son, 

praise and honour to the Spirit, 

ever Three and ever One: 

one in power and one in glory 

while eternal ages run.



Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God                    164


Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God, 

in every part with praise, 

that my whole being may proclaim 

Thy being and Thy ways.


Not for the lip of praise alone, 

nor e'en the praising heart, 

I ask, but for a life made up 

of praise in every part:


Praise in the common things of life, 

its goings out and in; praise in 

each duty and each deed, 

however small and mean.


Fill every part of me with praise: 

let all my being speak  

of Thee and of Thy love, O Lord, 

poor though I be and weak.


So shalt Thou, Lord, from me, 

e'en me, receive Thy glory due;  

and so shall I begin on earth 

the song for ever new.


So shall no part of day or night  

from sacredness be free; 

but all my life, in every step,  

be fellowship with Thee.



To God be the glory!            708


To God be the glory!

great things He hath done; 

so loved He the world    

that He gave us His Son; 

who yielded His life 

an atonement for sin, 

and opened the life gate 

that all may go in.


        Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the earth hear His voice; 

        praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the people rejoice: 

        O come to the Father,  

        through Jesus the Son 

        and give Him the glory; 

        great things He hath done!


O perfect redemption, 

the purchase of blood!

to every believer the promise of God; 

the vilest offender who truly believes,  

that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. 


        Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the earth hear His voice; 

        praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the people rejoice: 

        O come to the Father,  

        through Jesus the Son 

        and give Him the glory; 

        great things He hath done!


Great things He hath taught us, 

great things He hath done,  

and great our rejoicing

through Jesus the Son; 

but purer, and higher,   

and greater will be  

our wonder, our rapture, 

when Jesus we see. 


        Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the earth hear His voice; 

        praise the Lord, praise the Lord!  

        let the people rejoice: 

        O come to the Father,  

        through Jesus the Son 

        and give Him the glory; 

        great things He hath done!

 

All my hope on God is founded                 16


All my hope on God is founded, 

all my trust He shall renew;

He, my guide through changing order, 

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; 

all that human toil can fashion, 

tower and temple, fall to dust. 

But God's power, 

hour by hour, 

is my temple and my tower.


Day by day our mighty giver 

grants to us His gifts of love; 

in His will our souls find pleasure, 

leading to our home above. 

Love shall stand 

at His hand, 

joy shall wait for 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. 

Hear Christ's call 

one and all:

we who follow shall not fall.


To be a pilgrim                        212  A&M


Who would true valour see, 

let him come hither; 

one here will constant be, 

come wind, come weather; 

there's no discouragement 

shall make him once relent 

his first avowed intent  

to be a pilgrim.


Whoso beset him round 

with dismal stories, 

do but themselves confound; 

his strength the more is. 

No lion can him fright; 

he'll with a giant fight, 

but he will have the right 

to be a pilgrim.


No goblin nor foul fiend 

can daunt his spirit; 

he knows he at the end 

shall life inherit.  

Then, fancies, fly away;  

he'll not fear what men say; 

he'll labour night and day 

to be a pilgrim.





All things bright and beautiful             23


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 colours,   

He made their tiny wings.  

        All things bright and beautiful 

        all creatures great and small,  

        all things wise and wonderful, 

        the Lord God made them all. 


The purple-headed mountain,  

the river running by,  

the sunset, and the morning  

that brightens up the sky;   

        All things bright and beautiful 

        all creatures great and small,  

        all things wise and wonderful, 

        the Lord God made them all. 


The cold wind in the winter,  

the pleasant summer sun, 

the ripe fruits in the garden,  

He made them every one.  

        All things bright and beautiful 

        all creatures great and small,  

        all things wise and wonderful, 

        the Lord God made them all. 


 He gave us eyes to see them,  

and lips that we might tell 

how great is God almighty, 

who has made all things well.

         All things bright and beautiful 

        all creatures great and small,  

        all things wise and wonderful, 

        the Lord God made them all. 

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 5




Take my life, and let it be                       624


Take my life, and let it be 

consecrated, Lord, to Thee; 

take my moments and my days, 

let them flow in ceaseless praise.


Take my hands, and let them move 

at the impulse of Thy love; 

take my feet, and let them be 

swift and beautiful for Thee.


Take my voice, and let me sing 

always, only, for my King; 

take my lips, and let them be 

filled with messages from Thee.


Take my silver and my gold, 

not a mite would I withhold; 

take my intellect, and use 

every power as Thou shalt choose.


Take my will, and make it Thine; 

it shall be no longer mine:  

take my heart, it is Thine own; 

it shall be Thy royal throne.


Take my love; my Lord, I pour  

at Thy feet its treasure store: 

take myself, and I will be 

ever, only, all, for Thee.




Blest are the pure in heart                238 A&M


Blest are the pure in heart, 

for they shall see our God; 

the secret of the Lord is theirs, 

their soul is Christ's abode.


The Lord, who left the heavens

our life and peace to bring, 

to dwell in lowliness with men, 

their pattern and their King ;


still to the lowly soul 

he doth himself impart, 

and for his dwelling and his throne

chooseth the pure in heart.


Lord, we thy presence seek; 

may ours this blessing be; 

give us a pure and lowly heart, 

a temple meet for thee




Christian Aid                    433 A&M


When I needed a neighbour, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a neighbour, were you there?

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.


I was hungry and thirsty, were you there,  were you there?

I was hungry and thirsty, were you there ?

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.


I was cold, I was naked, were you there, were you there?

I was cold, I was naked, were you there?

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.


When I needed a shelter, were you there,  were you there?

When I needed a shelter, were you there?

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.


When I needed a healer, were you there, were you there?     

When I needed a healer, were you there ?

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.


Wherever you travel, I'll be there, I'll be there,  

wherever you travel, I'll be there, 

        And the creed and the colour and the name won't matter, 

        I'll be there.




Christ, whose glory fills the skies            79


Christ, whose glory fills the skies,

Christ, the true, the only light, 

Sun of righteousness, arise, 

triumph o'er the shades of night: 

Day-spring from on high, be near; 

Day-star, in my heart appear.


Dark and cheerless is the morn 

unaccompanied by Thee; 

joyless is the day's return, 

till Thy mercy's beams I see; 

till they inward light impart, 

glad my eyes, and warm my heart.


Visit then this soul of mine; 

pierce the gloom of sin and grief;  

fill me, radiancy divine;  

scatter all my unbelief; 

more and more Thyself display

shining to the perfect day.

   I heard the voice ofJesus say                             275

    I heard the voice ofJesus say, 

    'Come unto Me and rest;  

    lay down, thou weary one, lay down  

    thy head upon My breast':   

    I came to Jesus as I was, 

    weary, and worn, and sad;   

    I found in Him a resting-place, 

    and He has made me glad.


    I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

    'Behold, I freely give 

    the living water; thirsty one,   

    stoop down and drink, and live':   

    I came to Jesus, and I drank  

    of that life-giving stream

    my thirst was quenched, 

    my soul revived, 

    and now I live in Him.


    I heard the voice of Jesus say,   

    'I am this dark world's light; 

    look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

    and all thy day be bright':  

    I looked to Jesus and I found   

    in Him my star, my sun;  

    and in that light of life I'll walk  

    till travelling days are done.



    Be still, for the presence of the Lord            50

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here; 

    come bow before Him now 

    with reverence and fear: 

    in Him no sin is found — 

    we stand on holy ground.

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here.


    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around; 

    He burns with holy fire, 

    with splendour He is crowned: 

    how awesome is the sight — 

    our radiant King of light!

    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around.


    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place: 

    He comes to cleanse and heal, 

    to minister His grace — 

    no work too hard for Him.

    In faith receive from Him.

    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place.

​​

It is a thing most wonderful            72 A&M


It is a thing most wonderful, 

almost too wonderful to be, 

that God's own Son should come from heaven, 

and die to save a child like me.


And yet I know that it is true:

he chose a poor and humble lot, 

and wept and toiled and mourned and died 

for love of those who loved him not.


I cannot tell how he could love 

a child so weak and full of sin; 

his love must be most wonderful, 

if he could die my love to win.

          

I sometimes think about the Cross, 

and shut my eyes, and try to see 

the cruel nails and crown of thorns, 

and Jesus crucified for me. 


But even could I see him die, 

I could but see a little part  

of that great love which, like a fire, 

is always burning in his heart.


It is most wonderful to know  

his love for me so free and sure;   

but 'tis more wonderful to see 

my love for him so faint and poor.


And yet I want to love thee, Lord;

O light the flame within my heart,  

and I will love thee more and more, 

until I see thee as thou art. 

Hail the day that sees him rise                87 A&M


Hail the day that sees him rise,

                                                 Alleluia. 

to his throne above the skies;

                                                 Alleluia. 

Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

enters now the highest heaven.

                                                 Alleluia. 


There for him high triumph waits; 

                                                 Alleluia.  

lift your heads, eternal gates!

                                                 Alleluia.  

he hath conquered death and sin;  

                                                 Alleluia.  

take the King of Glory in!

                                                 Alleluia. 


Lo, the heaven its Lord receives, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

yet he loves the earth he leaves;  

                                                 Alleluia. 

though returning to his throne, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

still he calls mankind his own.

                                                 Alleluia.  


See, he lifts his hands above;  

                                                 Alleluia. 

see, he shews the prints of love;  

                                                 Alleluia.  

hark, his gracious lips bestow 

                                                 Alleluia. 

blessings on his Church below.

                                                 Alleluia. 


Still for us he intercedes, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

his prevailing death he pleads;  

                                                 Alleluia. 

near himself prepares our place, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

he the first-fruits of our race.

                                                 Alleluia. 


Lord, though parted from our sight, 

                                                 Alleluia.  

far above the starry height,  

                                                 Alleluia.  

grant our hearts may thither rise,  

                                                 Alleluia.  

seeking thee above the skies. 

                                                 Alleluia. 



For the beauty of the earth            104 A&M


For the beauty of the earth, 

for the beauty of the skies, 

for the love which from our birth 

over and around us lies, 

        Lord of all, to thee we raise  

        this our sacrifice of praise.


For the beauty of each hour

of the day and of the night,  

hill and vale and tree and flower,  

sun and moon and stars of light:

        Lord of all, to thee we raise  

        this our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of human love,  

brother, sister, parent, child, 

friends on earth, and friends above, 

pleasures pure and undefiled:

        Lord of all, to thee we raise  

        this our sacrifice of praise.


For each perfect gift of thine, 

to our race so freely given, 

graces human and divine, 

flowers of earth and buds of heaven :

        Lord of all, to thee we raise  

        this our sacrifice of praise.


For thy Church which evermore

lifteth holy hands above, 

offering up on every shore 

her pure sacrifice of love, 

        Lord of all, to thee we raise  

        this our sacrifice of praise.


Crown him with many crowns            A&M 147


Crown him with many crowns,   

the Lamb upon his throne;

hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns— 

all music but its own: 

awake, my soul, and sing 

of him who died for thee, 

and hail him as thy matchless King 

through all eternity. 


Crown him the Virgin's Son, 

the God incarnate born, 

whose arm those crimson trophies won

which now his brow adorn:  

Fruit of the mystic Rose, 

as of that Rose the Stem; 

the Root whence mercy ever flows, 

the Babe of Bethlehem.


Crown him the Lord of love; 

behold his hands and side,  

those wounds yet visible above 

in beauty glorified: 

no angel in the sky  

can fully bear that sight, 

but downward bends his burning eye 

at mysteries so bright.


Crown him the Lord of peace, 

whose power a sceptre sways 

from pole to pole, that wars may cease, 

and all be prayer and praise: 

his reign shall know no end, 

and round his piercéd feet 

fair flowers of Paradise extend 

their fragrance ever sweet.


Crown him the Lord of years, 

the Potentate of time,

Creator of the rolling spheres, 

ineffably sublime:

all hail, Redeemer, hail!

for thou hast died for me; 

thy praise shall never, 

never fail throughout eternity.



Jesus is Lord!        367        


Jesus is Lord!

Creation's voice proclaims it, 

for by His power each tree and flower 

was planned and made.

Jesus is Lord! The universe declares it; 

sun, moon and stars in heaven cry: 

Jesus is Lord!

        Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!

        Praise Him with 'Hallelujahs', 

        for Jesus is Lord!


Jesus is Lord!

Yet from His throne eternal 

in flesh He came to die in pain 

on Calvary's tree.

Jesus is Lord!

From Him all life proceeding, 

yet gave His life a ransom 

thus setting us free. 

        Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!

        Praise Him with 'Hallelujahs', 

        for Jesus is Lord!


Jesus is Lord!

O'er sin the mighty conqueror, 

from death He rose and all His foes 

shall own His name.

Jesus is Lord! God sends His Holy Spirit 

to show by works of power 

that Jesus is Lord. 

        Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!

        Praise Him with 'Hallelujahs', 

        for Jesus is Lord!



As the days begin to lengthen

[To the tune for ‘Christ is made our Sure Foundation’ Westminster Abbey 87 87 87]


As the days begin to lengthen

With the hallowing of the year, 

Christian people come to strengthen 

Faith and hope amid doubt and fear; 

Trusting all to God, the Father:

High in heaven, and ever near.


And when soil is ripe for turning, 

Seeds of generous love are sown; 

Then, by grace and holy learning, 

Peace and providence can be known: 

Fruits of wisdom and compassion

In the Kingdom of the Son.


So we come in expectation,

For the Spirit of God to bless

Land and plough and all who labour 

With prosperity, joy and rest;

‘Til Creation, Church and Nation 

Come to know His loving best.


Glory be to God the Father:

Great Creator of everything,

And to Jesus Christ, our Saviour: 

Earth’s Redeemer and heaven’s King; 

And through God’s abiding Spirit, 

Saints and Nature ever sing.


Free to use with copyright acknowledgement 

Copyright Stephen Southgate TSSF – May 2012

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 8

For all the Saints                148


For all the Saints 

who from their labours rest, 

who Thee by faith 

before the world confessed,

Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest. 

                        Alleluia!


Thou wast their Rock, 

their fortress, and their might;

Thou, Lord, their Captain 

in the well fought fight;

Thou in the darkness drear  

their one true light. 

                        Alleluia!


O may Thy soldiers, 

faithful, true and bold, 

fight as the Saints  

who nobly fought of old, 

and win, with them, 

the victor's crown of gold! 

                        Alleluia!


O blest communion, fellowship divine! 

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;  

yet all are one in Thee, 

for all are Thine. 

                        Alleluia!


And when the, strife is fierce,  

the warfare long, 

steals on the ear  

the distant triumph song, 

and hearts are brave again,   

and arms are strong. 

                        Alleluia! 


The golden evening 

brightens in the west;

soon, soon to faithful warriors   

cometh rest;   

sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.  

                        Alleluia!


But lo! there breaks 

a yet more glorious day: 

the Saints triumphant 

rise in bright array;   

the King of glory passes on His way. 

                        Alleluia! 


From earth's wide bounds, 

from ocean's farthest coast, 

through gates of pearl 

streams in the countless host, 

singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

                        Alleluia!



This is the day                691  & 2 extra verses


This is the day, 

this is the day that the Lord has made, 

that the Lord has made. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it, 

and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

This is the day, 

this is the day that the Lord hath made.


This is the day, 

this is the day when He rose again, 

when He rose again. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it,  

and be glad in it.

This is the day when He rose again, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it.  

This is the day, 

this is the day when He rose again.


This is the day, 

this is the day when the Spirit came, 

when the Spirit came. 

We will rejoice, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it, 

and be glad in it.

This is the day when the Spirit came, 

we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

This is the day, 

this is the day when the Spirit came.


Open to us, 

open to us the gates of God,
the gates of God;
we will go in, 

we will go in and praise the Lord, 

and praise the Lord.
Open to us the gates of God;
we will go in and praise the Lord.
Open to us, 

open to us the gates of God.

You are our God, 

you are our God; we will praise your name,
we will praise your name;
we will give thanks, 

we will give thanks for your faithfulness, 

for your faithfulness.
You are our God; 

we will praise your name;
we will give thanks for your faithfulness.
You are our God, you are our God;
we will praise your name.




Forth in Thy name, O Lord                159


Forth in Thy name, O Lord, 

I go, my daily labour to pursue,

Thee, only Thee, resolved 

to know in all I think, or speak, or do.


The task Thy wisdom hath assigned

O let me cheerfully fulfil; 

in all my works Thy presence find, 

and prove Thy acceptable will.


Thee may I set at my right hand, 

whose eyes my inmost substance see; 

and labour on at Thy command, 

and offer all my works to Thee.


Give me to bear Thy easy yoke, 

and every moment watch and pray, 

and still to things eternal look, 

and hasten to Thy glorious day.


For Thee delightfully employ

whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given, 

and run my course with even joy, 

and closely walk with Thee to heaven.

702 


Through all the changing scenes of  life,  

in trouble and in joy, 

the praises of my God shall still  

my heart and tongue employ.


Of His deliverance I will boast,  

till all that are distressed 

from my example comfort take, 

and charm their griefs to rest.


O magnify the Lord with me,   

with me exalt His name; 

when in distress to Him I called, 

He to my rescue came.


 The hosts of God encamp around  

the dwellings of the just;  

deliverance He affords to all 

who on His succour trust.


O make but trial of His love; 

experience will decide 

how blest they are, and only they,  

who in His truth confide.


Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then 

have nothing else to fear;  

make you His service your delight,  

He'll make your wants His care.




6 7 3 


There is a Redeemer, 

Jesus, God's own Son, 

precious Lamb of God, Messiah, 

holy One.


        Thank You, O my Father, 

        for giving us Your Son, 

        and leaving Your Spirit 

        till the work on earth is done.


Jesus my Redeemer, 

name above all names, 

precious Lamb of God, Messiah, 

O for sinners slain:


        Thank You, O my Father, 

        for giving us Your Son, 

        and leaving Your Spirit 

        till the work on earth is done.


When I stand in glory 

I will see His face, 

and there I'll serve my King for ever 

in that holy place.


        Thank You, O my Father, 

        for giving us Your Son, 

        and leaving Your Spirit 

        till the work on earth is done.

Be still, for the presence of the Lord        50


Be still,     

for the presence of the Lord, 

the Holy One, is here; 

come bow before Him now  

with reverence and fear: 

in Him no sin is found — 

we stand on holy ground.

Be still, 

for the presence of the Lord,

the Holy One, is here.


Be still, 

for the glory of the Lord 

is shining all around; 

He burns with holy fire, 

with splendour He is crowned: 

how awesome is the sight — 

our radiant King of light!

Be still, 

for the glory of the Lord 

is shining all around.


Be still, 

for the power of the Lord 

is moving in this place: 

He comes to cleanse and heal,  

to minister His grace — 

no work too hard for Him. 

In faith receive from Him.

Be still, 

for the power of the Lord  

is moving in this place.



Blessed are the pure in heart            58


        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.


To see God, the alpha and omega, 

to see God, creator, life-sustainer, 

to see God, 

to think that this is possibility.


        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.


To see God, the everlasting Father, 

to see God, 

whose love endures for ever, 

to see God, 

how wonderful to think 

that this could be.


        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.


To see God, 

the God who talked with Moses, 

to see God, 

whose mercies are so endless, 

to see God,     

what better incentive for purity. 


        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.


To see God, 

the One I've loved   

and longed for, 

to see God, 

the Father of my Saviour, 

to see God, a dream come true, 

at last His face I'll see.


        Blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God; 

        blessed are the pure in heart, 

        for they shall see God.



Breathe on me, breath of God        67


Breathe on me, breath of God, 

fill me with life anew, 

that I may love what Thou dost love, 

and do what Thou wouldst do.  


Breathe on me, breath of God, 

until my heart is pure, 

until with Thee I will one will,  

to do and to endure.


Breathe on me, breath of God, 

till I am wholly Thine, 

until this earthly part of me 

glows with Thy fire divine.


Breathe on me, breath of God,  

so shall I never die,  

but live with Thee the perfect life  

of Thine eternity.  



Christ triumphant, ever reigning        77     


Christ triumphant, ever reigning,

Saviour, Master, King,     

Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining, 

hear us as we sing:

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Word incarnate, truth revealing, 

Son of Man on earth!

power and majesty concealing 

by your humble birth:

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated, 

victim crucified!

death is through the cross defeated,  

sinners justified:  

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.


Priestly King, enthroned for ever 

high in heaven above!

sin and death and hell shall never 

stifle hymns of love:

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.


So, our hearts and voices raising  

through the ages long, 

ceaselessly upon You gazing, 

this shall be our song.

        Yours the glory and the crown, 

        the high renown, the eternal name.



Come down, O love divine        89


Come down, O love divine, 

seek Thou this soul of mine 

and visit it 

with Thine own ardour glowing; 

O Comforter, draw near, 

within my heart appear, 

and kindle it,

Thy holy flame bestowing.


O let it freely burn,  

till earthly passions turn 

to dust and ashes, in its heat consuming; 

and let Thy glorious light 

shine ever on my sight,  

and clothe me round, 

the while my path illuming.


Let holy charity 

mine outward vesture be,  

and lowliness become 

mine inner clothing; 

true lowliness of heart, 

which takes the humbler part, 

and o'er its own shortcomings 

weeps with loathing.


And so the yearning strong, 

with which the soul will long, 

shall far outpass 

the power of human telling; 

for none can guess its grace,  

till he become the place  

wherein the Holy Spirit 

makes His dwelling.


Crown Him with many crowns            109 


Crown Him with many crowns, 

the Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns 

all music but its own: 

awake, my soul, and sing  

of Him who died for thee, 

and hail Him as thy chosen King 

through all eternity.


Crown Him the Son of God 

before the worlds began; 

and ye who tread where He hath trod, 

crown Him the Son of Man, 

who every grief hath known 

that wrings the human breast, 

and takes and bears them for His own, 

that all in Him may rest.


Crown Him the Lord of life, 

who triumphed o'er the grave, 

and rose victorious in the strife, 

for those He came to save: 

His glories now we sing, 

who died and rose on high, 

who died eternal life to bring, 

and lives that death may die. 


Crown Him the Lord of heaven, 

enthroned in worlds above; 

crown Him the Ring to whom is given 

the wondrous name of love: 

all hail, Redeemer, hail! 

for Thou hast died for me; 

Thy praise shall never, never fail 

throughout eternity.


Dear Lord and Father of mankind            111


Dear Lord and Father of mankind, 

forgive our foolish ways; 

re-clothe us in our rightful mind;   

in purer lives Thy service find, 

in deeper reverence, praise. 


In simple trust like theirs who heard, 

beside the Syrian sea, 

the gracious calling of the Lord, 

let us, like them, without a word 

rise up and follow Thee.


0 Sabbath rest by Galilee! 

O calm of hills above, 

where Jesus knelt to share with Thee 

the silence of eternity, 

interpreted by love!


Drop Thy still dews of quietness, 

till all our strivings cease; 

take from our souls the strain and stress, 

and let our ordered lives confess 

the beauty of Thy peace.


Breathe through the heats of our desire 

Thy coolness and Thy balm; 

let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; 

speak through the earthquake, 

    wind, and fire,     

O still small voice of calm!

 

SONGS OF PRAISE 9

Abide with me        13 A&M


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide :

the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide: 

when other helpers fail, and comforts flee,   

help of the helpless, O abide with me.


Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;    

earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; 

change and decay in all around I see:

O thou who changest not, abide with me. 


I need thy presence every passing hour;     

what but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?

Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.


I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless; 

ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.     

Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? 

I triumph still, if thou abide with me. 


Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; 

shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies: 

heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; 

in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.





BE still, my soul                    384 CP


BE still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; 

bear patiently the cross of grief and pain; 

leave to your God to order and provide;

in every change he faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend 

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.


Be still, my soul: your God will undertake 

to guide the future as he has the past.

Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake, 

all now mysterious shall be clear at last. 

Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know 

his voice, who ruled them while he dwelt below.


Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart 

and all is darkened in the vale of tears, 

then you shall better know his love, his heart, 

who comes to soothe your sorrow, calm your fears. 

Be still, my soul: for Jesus can repay 

from his own fullness all he takes away.


Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on 

when we shall be for ever with the Lord, 

when disappointment, grief and fear are gone, 

sorrow forgotten, love's pure joy restored. 

Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, 

all safe and blesséd we shall meet at last.






Come, let us with our Lord arise                   449 A&M


Come, let us with our Lord arise, 

our Lord who made both earth and skies, 

and gave men gifts of life and peace; 

he died to save the world he made, 

he rose triumphant from the dead;  

and stamped the day for ever his.


This is the day the Lord has made,  

that all may see his power displayed,  

be filled with all the life of God;  

may feel his resurrection's power, 

and rise again, to fall no more, 

in perfect righteousness renewed.


Then let us render him his own,  

with solemn prayer approach his throne, 

our joyful hearts and voices raise;  

with meekness hear the gospel word,  

with thanks his dying love record, 

and fill his courts with songs of praise.



All my hope on God is founded                    336 A&M


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 

new-born 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.


Good Christian men, rejoice and sing                85 A&M


Good Christian men, rejoice and sing.

Now is the triumph of our King.

To all the world glad news we bring: 

        Alleluia.


The Lord of Life is risen for ay: 

bring flowers of song to strew his way; 

let all mankind rejoice and say 

        Alleluia.


Praise we in songs of victory   

that Love, that Life, which cannot die, 

and sing with hearts uplifted high

        Alleluia.


Thy name we bless, O risen Lord, 

and sing to-day with one accord 

the life laid down, the life restored :

         Alleluias



Thine be the glory            428 A&M


Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won; 

angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, 

kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.   


        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

         

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; 

lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;  

let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,  

for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting:


        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

         

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of Life; 

life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife;     

make us more than conquerors through thy deathless love; 

bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above:


        Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, 

        endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

I heard the voice ofJesus say                  275

    I heard the voice ofJesus say, 

    'Come unto Me and rest;  

    lay down, thou weary one, lay down  

    thy head upon My breast':   

    I came to Jesus as I was, 

    weary, and worn, and sad;   

    I found in Him a resting-place, 

    and He has made me glad.


    I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

    'Behold, I freely give 

    the living water; thirsty one,   

    stoop down and drink, and live':   

    I came to Jesus, and I drank  

    of that life-giving stream

    my thirst was quenched, 

    my soul revived, 

    and now I live in Him.


    I heard the voice of Jesus say,   

    'I am this dark world's light; 

    look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

    and all thy day be bright':  

    I looked to Jesus and I found   

    in Him my star, my sun;  

    and in that light of life I'll walk  

    till travelling days are done.



 Be still, for the presence of the Lord                50

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here; 

    come bow before Him now 

    with reverence and fear: 

    in Him no sin is found — 

    we stand on holy ground.

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord, 

    the Holy One, is here.


    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around; 

    He burns with holy fire, 

    with splendour He is crowned: 

    how awesome is the sight — 

    our radiant King of light!

    Be still, for the glory of the Lord 

    is shining all around.


    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place: 

    He comes to cleanse and heal, 

    to minister His grace — 

    no work too hard for Him.

    In faith receive from Him.

    Be still, for the power of the Lord 

    is moving in this place.



Soldiers of Christ, arise                604


    Soldiers of Christ, arise, 

    and put your armour on, 

    strong in the strength 

    which God supplies  

    through His eternal Son. 

    Strong in the Lord of hosts,  

    and in His mighty power;  

    who in the strength of Jesus trusts  

    is more than conqueror. 


    Stand then in His great might,    

    with all His strength endued;  

    and take, to arm you for the fight, 

    the panoply of God: 

     to keep your armour bright,   

    attend with constant care,  

    still walking in your Captain's sight 

    and watching unto prayer.


    From strength to strength go on,   

    wrestle and fight and pray; 

    tread all the powers of darkness down 

    and win the well-fought day.   

    That, having all things done,  

    and all your conflicts past,  

    ye may o'ercome through Christ alone, 

    and stand entire at last.





 And can it be that I should gain                  33


    And can it be that I should gain

    an interest in the Saviour's blood? 

    Died He for me, who caused His pain?

    For me, who Him to death pursued? 

    Amazing love! how can it be 

    that Thou, my God,     

    shouldst die for me!


    'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies: 

    who can explore His strange design? 

    In vain the first-born seraph tries 

    to sound the depths of love divine. 

    'Tis mercy all! let earth adore, 

    let angel minds inquire no more.


    He left His Father's throne above  

    so free, so infinite His grace — 

    emptied Himself of all but love, 

    and bled for Adam's helpless race.  

    'Tis mercy all, immense and free; 

    for, O my God, it found out me!


    Long my imprisoned spirit 

    lay fast bound in sin and nature's night; 

    Thine eye diffused a quickening ray 

    I woke, the dungeon flamed with light

    my chains fell off, my heart was free.

    I rose, went forth, and followed Thee


    No condemnation now I dread; 

    Jesus, and all in Him, is mine! 

    Alive in Him, my living Head,  

    and clothed in righteousness divine, 

    bold I approach the eternal throne,  

    and claim the crown, 

    through Christ, my own.



O for a thousand tongues to sing                 496


    O for a thousand tongues to sing

    my great Redeemer's praise,  

    the glories of my God and King,   

    the triumphs of His grace! 

     

    Jesus! the name that charms our fears, 

    that bids our sorrows cease;  

    'tis music in the sinner's ears, 

     'tis life, and health, and peace. 


    He breaks the power of cancelled sin,  

    He sets the prisoner free; 

     His blood can make the foulest clean; 

    His blood availed for me. 


    He speaks, and, listening to His voice,  

    new life the dead receive,  

    the mournful, broken hearts rejoice, 

    the humble poor believe.  


    Hear Him, ye deaf;

     His praise, ye dumb,   

    your loosened tongues employ:  

    ye blind, behold your Saviour come;  

    and leap, ye lame, for joy. 


    My gracious Master, and my God,  

    assist me to proclaim,  

    to spread through all the earth abroad, 

    the honours of Thy name.

 
 

SONGS OF PRAISE 11

Seek ye first the kingdom of God            590


Seek ye first the kingdom of God, 

and His righteousness, 

and all these things shall be added unto you.

         Allelu, alleluia.

        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

        Allelu, alleluia.


Man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word 

that proceeds from the mouth of God.

         Allelu, alleluia.

        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

        Allelu, alleluia.


Ask and it shall be given unto you, 

seek and ye shall find;  

knock and the door shall be opened up to you.

         Allelu, alleluia.

        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

        Allelu, alleluia.




Praise, my soul, the King of heaven            560


Praise, my soul, 

    the King of heaven; 

to His feet thy tribute bring; 

ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,  

who like thee His praise should sing?


        Praise Him! Praise Him!

        Praise Him! Praise Him!

        Praise the everlasting King.


Praise Him for His grace and favour 

to our fathers, in distress; 

praise Him still the same for ever,  

slow to chide, and swift to bless. 


          Praise Him! Praise Him!

          Praise Him! Praise Him!

         Glorious in His faithfulness. 


Father-like He tends and spares us; 

well our feeble frame He knows;  

in His hands He gently bears us, 

rescues us from all our foes.


         Praise Him! Praise Him!  

         Praise Him! Praise Him!

         Widely as His mercy flows.


Angels help us to adore Him;  

ye behold Him face to face;  

sun and moon, bow down before Him; 

dwellers all in time and space.


        Praise Him! Praise Him! 

        Praise Him! Praise Him!

        Praise with us the God of grace




Let us with a gladsome mind             415


Let us with a gladsome mind 

praise the Lord for He is kind; 

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.


He, with all-commanding might, 

filled the new-made world with light: 

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.


All things living He doth feed,

His full hand supplies their need: 

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.


He His chosen race did bless 

in the wasteland wilderness:  

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.


He hath, with a piteous eye,  

looked upon our misery:

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.


Let us then with gladsome mind,  

praise the Lord for He is kind!

        For His mercies shall endure, 

        ever faithful, ever sure.



How sweet the name of Jesus sounds            251


How sweet the name 

of Jesus sounds 

in a believer's ear!

It soothes his sorrows, 

heals his wounds, 

and drives away his fear.


It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

and calms the troubled breast; 

'tis manna to the hungry soul, 

and to the weary rest.


Dear name! the rock on which I build, 

my shield and hiding-place, 

my never-failing treasury, 

filled with boundless stores of grace.


Jesus! my shepherd, brother, friend, 

my prophet, priest and king;  

my lord, my life, my way, my end,  

accept the praise I bring. 


Weak is the effort of my heart,  

and cold my warmest thought;  

but when I see Thee as Thou art,  

I'll praise Thee as I ought.


Till then I would Thy love proclaim 

with every fleeting breath;     

and may the music of Thy name 

refresh my soul in death!



I cannot tell                    266


I cannot tell why He, 

whom angels worship,  

should set His love 

upon the sons of men,

or why, as Shepherd, 

He should seek the wanderers, 

to bring them back, 

they know not how or when.

But this I know, 

that He was born of Mary, 

when Bethlehem's manger 

was His only home, 

and that He lived 

at Nazareth and laboured, 

and so the Saviour,

Saviour of the world, is come.


I cannot tell how silently He suffered, 

as with His peace     

He graced this place of tears,  

or how His heart  

upon the cross was broken, 

the crown of pain 

to three and thirty years.  

But this I know,

He heals the broken-hearted, 

and stays our sin, 

and calms our lurking fear, 

and lifts the burden

  from the heavy laden,   

for yet the Saviour,

Saviour of the world, is here.    


I cannot tell how He will win the nations, 

how He will claim His earthly heritage, 

how satisfy the needs and aspirations 

of east and west, of sinner and of sage.

But this I know, 

all flesh shall see His glory, 

and He shall reap the harvest

He has sown,

and some glad day

His sun shall shine in splendour 

when He the Saviour,

Saviour of the world, is known.


I cannot tell 

how all the lands shall worship, 

when, at His bidding, 

every storm is stilled,  

or who can say how great the jubilation 

when all the hearts of men 

with love are filled.

But this I know, 

the skies will thrill with rapture, 

and myriad, myriad human voices sing, 

and earth to heaven, and heaven 

to earth, will answer:

At last the Saviour,

Saviour of the world, is King! 



New every morning is the love         480


New every morning is the love 

our waking and uprising prove:  

through sleep and darkness 

safely brought, 

restored to life and power and thought.


New mercies, each returning day, 

surround Your people as they pray:

new dangers past, new sins forgiven, 

new thoughts of God, 

new hopes of heaven.


If in our daily life our mind 

be set to honour all we find, 

new treasures still, of countless price, 

God will provide for sacrifice.


The trivial round, the common task,   

will give us all we ought to ask:   

room to deny ourselves, a road 

to bring us daily nearer God.


Prepare us, Lord, in Your dear love 

for perfect rest with You above,  

and help us, this and every day,   

to grow more like You as we pray.




Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us         400


Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us 

o'er the world's tempestuous sea;  

guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us -

for we have no help but Thee, 

yet possessing every blessing 

if our God our Father be.


Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us: 

all our weakness Thou dost know: 

Thou didst tread this earth before us, 

Thou didst feel its keenest woe; 

lone and dreary, faint and weary, 

through the desert Thou didst go.


Spirit of our God, descending, 

fill our hearts with heavenly joy, 

love with every passion blending, 

pleasure that can never cloy: 

thus provided, pardoned, guided, 

nothing can our peace destroy.




Tell me the stories of Jesus            629


Tell me the stories of Jesus

I love to hear;  

things I would ask Him to tell me

if He were here; 

scenes by the wayside,  

tales of the sea, 

stories of Jesus,  

tell them to me.


First let me hear how the children 

stood round His knee; 

that I may know of His blessing 

resting on me; 

words full of kindness, 

deeds full of grace,  

signs of the love found 

in Jesus' face.


Tell me, in words full of wonder, 

how rolled the sea, 

tossing the boat in a tempest 

on Galilee.

Jesus then doing 

His Father's will, 

ended the storm saying 

'Peace, peace, be still.'


Into the city I'd follow 

the children's band, 

waving a branch of the palm-tree 

high in my hand; 

worshipping Jesus, 

yes, I would sing   

loudest hosannas,

for He is King!


Show me that scene in the garden,  

of bitter pain; 

and of the cross where my Saviour  

for me was slain;  

and, through the sadness, 

help me to see 

how Jesus suffered 

for love of me.



O worship the King            528


O worship the King, 

all-glorious above; 

O gratefully sing

His power and His love; 

our shield and defender, 

the ancient of days, 

pavilioned in splendour, 

and girded with praise.


O tell of His might, 

O sing of His grace, 

whose robe is the light, 

whose canopy, space; 

His chariots of wrath 

the deep thunder-clouds form, 

and dark is His path 

on the wings of the storm.


The earth, with its store 

of wonders untold,  

Almighty, Thy power 

hath founded of old: 

hath stablished it fast 

by a changeless decree, 

and round it hath cast, 

like a mantle, the sea.


Thy bountiful care 

what tongue can recite? 

It breathes in the air,  

it shines in the light,  

it streams from the hills,   

it descends to the plain, 

and sweetly distils  

in the dew and the rain. 


Frail children of dust,  

and feeble as frail,  

in Thee do we trust, 

nor find Thee to fail:  

Thy mercies, how tender,  

how firm to the end,  

our Maker, defender, 

 Redeemer, and friend!



O Lord of all might,   

how boundless Thy love!  

while angels delight   

to hymn Thee above,  

the humbler creation,

 though feeble their lays,  

with true adoration   

shall sing to Thy praise.




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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, 

the King of creation;

O my soul, praise Him, 

for He is thy health and salvation; 

all ye who hear, 

brothers and sisters, draw near, 

praise Him in glad adoration.



Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things 

so wondrously reigneth, 

shelters thee under His wings, 

yea, so gently sustaineth: 

hast thou not seen?

all that is needful hath been 

granted in what He ordaineth.


Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper 

thy work, and defend thee! 

surely His goodness and mercy 

here daily attend thee. 

Ponder anew 

what the Almighty can do,  

who with His love doth befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord!

O let all that is in me adore Him!

All that hath life and breath come now

with praises before Him! 

Let the Amen  

sound from His people again: 

gladly for aye we adore