Online Worship for Christ the King, 26 November

This Sunday, 26 November, there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a service of Morning Worship at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne, and a service of Holy Communion at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Nicholas Calver

To follow today’s online service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.

Alleluia, sing to Jesus,
His the sceptre, his the throne;
Alleluia, his the triumph,
His the victory alone:
Hark, the songs of peaceful Sion
Thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus, out of ev’ry nation,
hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia, not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia, he is near us,
Faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget his promise,
“I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia, bread of angels,
Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia, here the sinful
Come to you from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
Earth’s redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia, King eternal,
He the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia, born of Mary,
Earth his footstool, heav’n his throne;
He within the veil has entered
Robed in flesh, our great High Priest;
He on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic Feast.                                                    

William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898) alt.
© 1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd. CCLI: 845257

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

The Collect for Christ the King

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading, by Alistair Knight, is from Matthew 25: 31-46

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by Revd Nicholas Calver

The Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
 thy kingdom come;
thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.


Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
Hark, how the heav’nly 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,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified:
No angel in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends each burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of peace,
whose pow’r a sceptre sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
absorbed in prayer and praise:
His reign shall know no end,
and round his piercèd feet
Fair flow’rs 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.                

Matthew Bridges (1800-1894)

Organist: Peter Nye

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.