Online Worship for 5 December

This week there are services in the benefice churches as follows: Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow; Family Service and Baptisms at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne; Morning Worship at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, we have an online service, too, which this week is led by the Revd Dr Tony Rich.

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

Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

Collect for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.

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

The Gospel reading from Luke 3: 1-6
by Rosemary Spruce

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

by the Revd Dr Tony Rich

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

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.


Make way, make way, for Christ the King
In splendour arrives.
Fling wide the gates and welcome him
Into your lives.

Make way! (Make way!)
Make way! (Make way!)
For the King of kings!
(For the King of kings!)
Make way! (Make way!)
Make way! (Make way!)
And let his kingdom in!

He comes the broken hearts to heal,
The prisoners to free.
The deaf shall hear, the lame shall dance,
The blind shall see.

Make way! (Make way!) . . .

He comes the broken hearts to heal,
The prisoners to free.
The deaf shall hear, the lame shall dance,
The blind shall see.

Make way! (Make way!) . . .

And those who mourn with heavy hearts,
Who weep and sigh;
With laughter, joy and royal crown
He’ll beautify.

Make way! (Make way!) . . .

And let his kingdom in!
We call you now to worship him
As Lord of all.
To have no gods before him:
Their thrones must fall!

Make way! (Make way!) . . .

Graham Kendrick © 1986 Make Way Music CCLI: 845257 CCLI: 1247177

Organist: Peter Nye

Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257
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.