The following hymns, readings, and prayer responses will be used to enhance our Sunday Morning Worship which our regular pattern of Morning Prayer.

This will be streamed live on our Facebook page at 9am on Sunday and then available for you to follow in your own time after that either on our Facebook page or on YouTube.

There will be a link to the YouTube service emailed with the weekly reflection used in this service.

Opening Hymn

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!
            early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy!  merciful and mighty!
            God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!
 
Holy, holy, holy!  all the saints adore thee,
            casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
            which wert and art and evermore shalt be.
 
Holy, holy, holy!  though the darkness hide thee,
            though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy, there is none beside thee
            perfect in power, in love, and purity.
 
Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!
            all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy!  merciful and mighty!
            God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!
Words: Reginald Heber (1783–1826)

Matthew 28:16-20

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Benedictus

Now bless the God of Israel who comes in love and power,
who raises from the royal house deliv’rance in this hour.
Through holy prophets God has sworn to free us from alarm,
to save us from the heavy hand of all who wish us harm.
 
Remembering the covenant, God rescues us from fear,
that we might serve in holiness and peace from year to year.
And you, my child, shall go before, to preach, to prophesy,
that all may know the tender love, the grace of God most high.
 
In tender mercy, God will send the dayspring from on high,
our rising sun, the light of life for those who sit and sigh.
God comes to guide our way to peace, that death shall reign no more.
Sing praises to the Holy One, O worship and adore.
 
To God the Father, fount of grace, through his beloved Son,
with God their Spirit, bond of love, be glory ever One.

Words: Ruth Duck, based on Luke 1:68-79 Doxology: James Quinn SJ  © The Archbishops' Council 2005

Prayer Response

We plead before your throne in heaven....
...hear our prayer.

Collect

Almighty God,
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit
and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your Word
may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Final Hymn

Holy, holy, holy One,
Love’s eternal Trinity;
we who hear your call, respond:
‘Here I am, my God, send me.’
 
Holy Source of all that lives,
through creation’s mystery,
your love speaks and we reply,
‘Here I am, my God, send me.’
 
Holy Lamb, Love’s sacrifice,
mighty in humility,
overawed we humbly say,
‘Here I am, my God, send me.’
 
Holy Spirit, Deathless Joy,
though we face Love’s agony,
touch our lips and we will cry,
‘Here I am, my God, send me.’
 
Three Times Holy, loving God,
call our name, and we will be
each Love’s living sacrifice:
Here I am, my God, send me!

Words: Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)

Copyright: Common Worship © The Archbishops' Council  © The Archbishops' Council 2000;
Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 

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Hymns are reproduced under CCLI: 938092 and CCLI Streaming Licence 1001311