Although legal restrictions that have impacted on our in-church worship are slowly lifting, we aim to continue to offer online worship, albeit in a slightly slimmed down version in order to make this sustainable. This week the online service is led by Revd Nicholas Calver.
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The hymn ‘Alleluia sing to Jesus’ is sung
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.
This is the day that the Lord has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us pray
Collect for the tenth Sunday after Trinity
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Gospel reading from John 6: 35, 41-51
by Alex Haynes
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by the Revd Nicholas Calver
Let us pray as Jesus 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.
The hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of mankind’ is sung
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 rev’rence praise,
in deeper rev’rence 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,
rise up and follow thee.
O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee
The silence of eternity,
Interpreted by love,
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,
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,
O still small voice of calm.
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.