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

Of the Father's heart begotten
            ere the world from chaos rose,
he is Alpha: from that Fountain,
            all that is and hath been flows;
he is Omega, of all things
            yet to come the mystic Close,
                        evermore and evermore.
By his word was all created;
            he commanded and 'twas done;
earth and sky and boundless ocean,
            universe of three in one,
all that sees the moon's soft radiance,
            all that breathes beneath the sun,
                        evermore and evermore.
This is he, whom seer and sybil
            sang in ages long gone by;
this is he of old revealèd
            in the page of prophecy;
lo!  he comes, the promised Saviour;
            let the world his praises cry!
                        evermore and evermore.
Sing, ye heights of heaven, his praises;
            Angels and Archangels, sing!
wheresoe'er ye be, ye faithful,
            let your joyous anthems ring,
every tongue his name confessing,
            countless voices answering,
                        evermore and evermore.
Corde natus ex parentis, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348–c.413)
translated by  Roby Furley Davis (1866–1937)
Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930) based on Meine Hoffnung stehet feste, by Joachim Neander (1650–1680)

Matthew 9:35-10:8

Jesus said: “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And do not bring us to the time of trial,
        but rescue us from the evil one.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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

Father of all....
...hear you children's prayer.


Faithful Father,
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Final Hymn

Father, we thank thee who hast planted
            thy holy name within our hearts.
Knowledge and faith and life immortal
            Jesus thy Son to us imparts.
Thou, Lord, didst make all for thy pleasure,
            didst give us food for all our days,
giving in Christ the bread eternal;
            thine is the power, be thine the praise.
Watch o'er thy church, O Lord, in mercy,
            save it from evil, guard it still,
perfect it in thy love, unite it,
            cleansed and conformed unto thy will.
As grain, once scattered on the hillsides,
            was in this broken bread made one,
so from all lands thy church be gathered
            into thy kingdom by thy Son.

Francis Bland Tucker (1895–1984) based on the Didache, late 1st century

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