Order of Service 19th April 2020

Live stream Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn – Crown Him with Many Crowns (R&S 262)
Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy chosen King
through all eternity.

Crown him the Son of God,
before the worlds began:
and ye, who tread where he hath trod,
crown him the Son of Man;
who every grief hath known
that wrings the human breast,
and takes and bears them for his own,
that all in him may rest.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save:
his glories now we sing
who died, and rose on high;
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him, the Lord of Love!
Behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above
in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me:
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.
                                                             Matthew Bridges

Hymn—You’re the Word of God the Father
You’re the Word of God the Father
From before the world began.
Ev’ry star and ev’ry planet
Has been fashioned by Your hand.
All creation holds together
By the power of Your voice.
Let the skies declare Your glory;
Let the land and seas rejoice!

You’re the Author of creation;
You’re the Lord of ev’ry heart;
And Your cry of love rings out across the lands.

Yet You left the gaze of angels,
Came to seek and save the lost,
And exchanged the joy of heaven
For the anguish of a cross.
With a prayer You fed the hungry;
With a word You calmed the sea;
Yet how silently You suffered
That the guilty may go free!

With a shout You rose victorious,
Wresting vict’ry from the grave,
And ascended into heaven,
Leading captives in Your way.
Now You stand before the Father,
Interceding for Your own;
From each tribe and tongue and nation,
You are leading sinners home!

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Easter Jubilation
Easter jubilation fills the streets and towns
Celebrations have begun
Hear the music and the dancing now
Join the laughter and the fun

Oh raise a joyful shout
Clap your hands and dance let your feelings out
Oh hear what it’s about
Christ the Lord has come to set us free

Put aside your sorrows wipe your tears away
For a better time will come
There’s a promise of a brighter day
Join the laughter and the fun

La la la la la

Oh, raise a joyful shout!

Clap your hands and dance,
let your feelings out.
Oh, hear what it’s about:
Christ, the Lord, has come
to set us free.
Out of the Ark Music, Mark and Helen Johnson

Bible Readings –
John 20 v19-31
1 Peter 1 v3-9

Hymn – Now the Green Blade Rises (R&S 243)

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid him, Love whom we had slain,
thinking that he never would awake again,
laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
he that for the three days in the grave had lain,
quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
then your touch can call us back to life again,
fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.                                                                                                                                 J. M. C. Cru


Hymn – Have Faith in God my Heart (R&S 499)

Have faith in God, my heart,
trust and be unafraid;
God will fulfil in every part
each promise he has made.

Have faith in God, my mind,
although your light bums low;
God’s mercy holds a wiser plan
than you can fully know.

Have faith in God, my soul,
his cross for ever stands;
and neither life nor death can pluck
his children from his hands.

Lord Jesus, make me whole;
grant me no resting-place,
until I rest, heart, mind and soul,
the captive of your grace.                                                                                                                        Bryn A. Rees

Prayers for Others

Hymn – I Cannot Tell Why He, Whom Angels Worship (R&S 265)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship,
should set his love upon the human race,
or why, as Shepherd, he should seek the wanderers,
to bring them back within the fold of grace.
But this I know, that he was born of Mary,
when Bethlehem’s manger was his only home,
and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured,
and so the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is come.

I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
or how his heart upon the cross was broken,
the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted,
and stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
and lifts the burden from the heavy-laden,
for yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is here.

I cannot tell how he will win the nations,
how he will claim his earthly heritage,
how satisfy the needs and aspirations
of East and West, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see his glory,
and he shall reap the harvest he has sown,
and some glad day his sun shall shine in splendour
when he the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is known.

I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship
when, at his bidding, every storm is stilled,
or who can say how great the jubilation
when all the hearts on earth with love are filled.
But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
and myriad, myriad human voices sing,
and earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
At last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King!

Blessing and The Grace

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