Sermon – Sunday 27 December 2020

Welcome to everyone from near and far tuning in to listen this Sunday morning. We are glad you are here. Leading the service today is John Hodge, our Session Clerk, whilst Peter is on leave.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive its king;
let ev’ry heart prepare him room,
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
 
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Your sweetest songs employ
while fields and streams, and hills and plains,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
 
He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glo-ries of his right-eous-ness,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Music: George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
in living echoes of your tone;
as you have sought, so let me seek

your erring children lost and lone.

O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
the wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
your hungering ones with manna sweet.

O strengthen me, that, while I stand
firm on the rock, secure and free,
I may stretch out a loving hand
to wrestlers with the troubled sea.

O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as you will, and when, and where,
until at last your face I see,
your rest, your joy, your glory share.

Words: Frances Havergal (1836-1879)
Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

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