Online service on the Coronation of Charles III

This Sunday, 7 May, the day after the Coronation of King Charles III, there is a special joint benefice service of Holy Communion at 10am in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Horne. 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 triumphant, ever reigning,
Saviour, Master, King,
Lord of heav’n, our lives sustaining,
hear us as we sing:

Yours the glory and the crown,
the high renown, th’eternal name.

Word incarnate, truth revealing,
Son of Man on earth!
Pow’r and majesty concealing
by your humble birth:

Yours the glory and the crown . . .

Suff’ring servant, scorned, ill-treated,
victim crucified!
Death is through the cross defeated,
sinners justified:

Yours the glory and the crown . . .

Priestly King, enthroned for ever
high in heav’n above!
sin and death and hell shall never
stifle hymns of love:

Yours the glory and the crown . . .

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 . . .

Michael Saward (1932-2015) © Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns CCLI: 845257

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Let your ways be known upon earth.

Your saving power among the nations.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered to offer worship
and praise to Almighty God;
to celebrate the life of our nation;
to pray for Charles, our King;
to recognise and to give thanks
for his life of service to this nation,
to the realms, and to the Commonwealth;
and to celebrate with joy
that through his crowning and anointing,
he has been set apart and consecrated
for the service of his people.
Let us dedicate ourselves alike,
in body, mind, and spirit,
to a renewed faith, a joyful hope,
and a commitment to serve one another in love.

Lord Jesus Christ,
who came not to be served but to serve,
equip Charles our King and all your people

with the gifts to fulfil our calling,
serve as you served,

and willingly follow wherever you lead,
this day and always. 

Let us pray:

The Collect for His Majesty

Almighty God,
the fountain of all goodness,
bless our Sovereign Lord, King Charles,
and all who are in authority under him;
that they may order all things
in wisdom and equity, righteousness and peace,
to the honour of your name,
and the good of your Church and people;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Gospel reading
by Judith Calver

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

The Gospel reading is from Luke 22: 24-27

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

by Revd Nicholas Calver

The joint choir of the Windmill United Benefice sings ‘Zadok the Priest
which was written by
George Frideric Handel for the coronation of King George II in 1727 and has been sung prior to the anointing of the sovereign at the coronation of every British monarch ever since

Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed Solomon king
And all the people rejoiced, rejoiced, rejoiced
And all the people rejoiced, rejoiced, rejoiced
Rejoiced, rejoiced, rejoiced
And all the people rejoiced, rejoiced, rejoiced and said

God save the king
Long live the king
God save the king
May the king live forever
Amen, amen, alleluia, alleluia, amen, amen
Amen, amen, alleluia, amen

Act of Dedication

As we give thanks for His Majesty’s service to us all, let us dedicate
our own lives once again to the love and service of God and neighbour:

Lord of our lives and Father of all,
grant that our thanksgiving
may prove itself in service
to you and to our King,
our country and one another,

for your Name’s sake.  

The National Anthem

God save our gracious King,
long live our noble King,
God save the King.
Send him victorious,
happy and glorious,
long to reign over us:
God save the King

Thy choicest gifts in store
on him be pleased to pour,
long may he reign:
may he defend our laws,
and ever give us cause
to sing with heart and voice
God save the King!

Minister God grant to the living, grace;
to the departed, rest;
to the Church, the King, the Commonwealth,
and all humankind, peace and concord;
and to us and all his servants, life everlasting;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!

In the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!

God Save the King!

God Save the King!

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 when we 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.

Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
Past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

© Timothy Dudley-Smith, 9 Ashlands, Ford, Salisbury, SP4 6DY

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.