This Sunday, 30 April, there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a service of Holy Communion at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and a service of Morning Worship 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.
Christ the Lord is risen again;
Christ hath broken every chain!
Hark, angelic voices cry,
Singing evermore on high: Alleluia.
He who gave for us his life,
Who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb today.
We, too, sing for joy and say: Alleluia.
He who bore all pain and loss
Comfortless upon the cross,
Lives in glory now on high,
Pleads for us and hears our cry: Alleluia.
He whose path no records tell,
Who descended into hell,
Who the strongest arm hath bound
Now in highest heav’n is crowned. Alleluia
He who slumbered in the grave
Is exalted now to save,
Now through Christendom it rings
That the Lamb is King of kings. Alleluia.
Now he bids us tell abroad
How the lost may be restored,
How the penitent forgiv’n,
How we, too, may enter heav’n. Alleluia.
Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed,
Christ, thy ransomed people feed,
Take our sins and guilt away,
Let us sing for night and day: Alleluia.
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Let us pray:
The Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The Gospel reading
by Debbie Hubbard
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Gospel reading is from John 10: 1-18
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by Revd Nicholas Calver
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.
Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Jesus, Prince and Saviour, Lord of life who died;
Christ the friend of sinners, mocked and crucified;
For a world’s salvation, he his body gave,
Lay at last death’s victim, lifeless in the grave.
Lord of life triumphant, risen now to reign!
King of endless ages, Jesus lives again!
In his pow’r and Godhead ev’ry vict’ry won;
Pain and passion ended, all his purpose done.
Christ the Lord is risen! Sighs and sorrows past,
Death’s dark night is over, morning comes at last!
Resurrection morning! Sinners’ bondage freed;
Christ the Lord is risen – he is ris’n indeed!
Jesus, Prince and Saviour, Lord of Life who died,
Christ the King of Glory now is glorified!
Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926) © administered by OUP in Europe
Used by permission. CCLI: 845257
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.