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Hymns, Reading and Resources for worship
at the 9am online service,
using our  regular pattern of Morning Prayer

Hymn
O God, our help in ages past,
    our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
    and our eternal home;

Under the shadow of thy throne
    thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
    and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
    or earth received her frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
    to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
    are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
    before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
    bears all its sons away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
    dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
    our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while troubles last,
    and our eternal home.

Isaac Watts (1674–1748) based on Psalm 90

Readings: 

Isaiah 11: 6-9

The wolf shall live with the lamb,
    the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
    and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze,
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,
    and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy
    on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

Psalm 23
1.    The Lord is my shepherd; *therefore can I lack nothing.
2.    He makes me lie down in green pastures * and leads me beside still waters.
3.    He shall refresh my soul *and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4.    Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; * for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5.    You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; * you have anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full.
6.    Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, * and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.  

John 15: 9-17
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

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

Collect for Remembrance Sunday
God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end, 
that earth may know the peace of heaven 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Hymn
For the healing of the nations,
    Lord, we pray with one accord,
for a just and equal sharing
    of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action
    help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us forward into freedom,
    from despair your world release,
that, redeemed from war and hatred,
    all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness
    fear will die and hope increase.

All that kills abundant living,
    let it from the earth be banned:
pride of status, race or schooling,
    dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice
    may we hallow life’s brief span.

You, Creator-God, have written
    your great name on humankind;
for our growing in your likeness
    bring the life of Christ to mind;
that by our response and service
    earth its destiny may find.

Words: Fred Kaan (1929–2009) .

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