Praise & Worship
Prelude Come, Christians, Join and Sing arr. by David Lowe
Opening # 284, vs. 1+2+3 Gather Us In
1 Here in this place, the new light is streaming,
shadows of doubt are vanished away.
See in this space our fears and our dreamings,
brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,
gather us in; our spirits in flame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken;
We shall arise at the sound of our name.
2 We are the young our lives are a mystery;
we are the old, who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history,
called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty;
gather us in-the proud and the strong;
give us a heart so meek and so lowly;
give us the courage to enter the song.
3 Here we receive new life in the waters;
here we receive the bread of new birth;
here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion,
give us to eat the bread that is you;
nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy
and hearts that are true.
Special Music The Gift of Love Andy Askew, harmonica
Closing # 484, vs.1+3+4 We've Have a Story to Tell to the Nations
1 We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright;
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.
3 We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us his Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love. [Refrain]
4 We've a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow hath trod,
that all of the world's great peoples
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God. [Refrain]
Postlude Grand Jeu by Pierre Du Mage