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

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    in a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
    and drives away his fear.

It makes the wounded spirit whole,
    and calms the troubled breast;
’tis manna to the hungry soul,
    and to the weary rest.

Dear name!  the rock on which I build,
    my shield and hiding-place,
my never-failing treasury filled
    with boundless stores of grace.

Jesus!  my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
    my Prophet, Priest, and King,
my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
    accept the praise I bring.

Weak is the effort of my heart,
    and cold my warmest thought;
but when I see thee as thou art,
    I'll praise thee as I ought.

Till then I would thy love proclaim
    with every fleeting breath;
and may the music of thy name
    refresh my soul in death.
Words: John Newton (1725–1807)

Matthew 11: 25-30 

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

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

Lord. meet us in the silence....
...Give us strength and hear our prayer.


Gracious Father,
by the obedience of Jesus
you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will,
that we may find all things restored in him,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Final Hymn

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 reverence 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.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
    O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
    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.

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.
Words: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
opyright: 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