New Year Songs of Praise 2

Benefice of Harston, Hauxton and Newton

Video 1. Welcome and introduction


 

Hymn: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning


Brightest and best of the sons of the morning;

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;

Star of the East, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

 

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;

Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;

Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,

Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all!

 

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,

Odours of Edom and offerings divine?

Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

 

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,

Vainly with gifts would His favour secure;

Richer by far is the heart’s adoration,

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

 

Video 2

 



Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell


 


1 All people that on earth do dwell,

sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:

serve him with joy, his praises tell,

come now before him and rejoice!

 

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed,

he formed us all without our aid;

we are the flock he loves to feed,

the sheep who by his hand are made.

 

3 O enter then his gates with praise,

and in his courts his love proclaim;

give thanks and bless him all your days:

let every tongue confess his name.

 

4 For God, our mighty Lord is good,

his mercy is for ever sure;

his truth at all times firmly stood,

and shall from age to age endure.

 

5 Praise God the Father, God the Son,

and God the Spirit evermore;

all praise to God the Three - in - One,

let heaven rejoice and earth adore!

 

Video 3

 



Hymn: When I needed a neighbour


 

When I needed a neighbour

Were you there, were you there?

When I needed a neighbour, were you there?

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

Were you there?

 

I was hungry and thirsty

Were you there, were you there?

I was hungry and thirsty, were you there?

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

Were you there?

 

I was cold, I was naked

Were you there, were you there?

I was cold, I was naked, were you there?

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

Were you there?

 

When I needed a shelter

Were you there, were you there?

When I needed a shelter were you there?

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

Were you there?

 

When I needed a healer

Were you there, were you there?

When I needed a healer, were you there?

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

Were you there?

 

Wherever you travel

I'll be there, I'll be there

Wherever you travel, I'll be there

And the creed and the colour

And the name won't matter

I'll be there

 

Video 4

 



Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear


 1 It came upon the midnight clear,

that glorious song of old,

from angels bending near the earth

to touch their harps of gold:

'Through all the earth, goodwill and peace

from heaven's all-gracious king!'

The world in solemn stillness lay

to hear the angels sing.

 

2 With sorrow brought by sin and strife

the world has suffered long

and, since the angels sang, have passed

two thousand years of wrong:

the nations, still at war, hear not

the love-song which they bring:

O hush the noise and cease the strife,

to hear the angels sing!

 

3 And those whose journey now is hard,

whose hope is burning low,

who tread the rocky path of life

with painful steps and slow:

O listen to the news of love

which makes the heavens ring!

O rest beside the weary road

and hear the angels sing!

 

4 And still the days are hastening on

by prophets seen of old

towards the fulness of the time

when comes the age foretold:

then earth and heaven renewed shall see

the prince of peace, their king;

and all the world repeat the song

which now the angels sing.

 

Video 5


 


Hymn: God is Working His Purpose Out


1 God is working his purpose out,
as year succeeds to year:
God is working his purpose out,
and the time is drawing near:
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

2 From utmost east to utmost west,
wherever foot has trod,
by the mouth of many messengers
rings out the voice of God:
Listen to me you continents,
you islands look to me,
that the earth may be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

3 We shall march in the strength of God,
with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth
may shine throughout the world;
we shall fight with sorrow and sin
to set their captives free,
that the earth may be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

4 All we can do is nothing worth
unless God blesses the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
till God gives life to the seed:
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.


 

Video 6


 


Hymn: Be thou my vision

 



Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art

Thou my best thought, by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

 

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord

Thou my great Father, and I thy true son

Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one

 

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise

Thou mine inheritance, now and always

Thou and thou only first in my heart

High King of heaven, my treasure thou art

 

High King of heaven, my victory won

May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my vision, O ruler of all

 

Video 7 - Prayers


 


Hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save


 


1 Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm does bind the restless wave,

Who bids the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep;

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea.

 

2 O Saviour, whose almighty word

The winds and waves submissive heard,

Who walked upon the foaming deep,

And calm amid the rage did sleep;

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea.

 

3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood

Upon the waters dark and rude,

And bid their angry tumult cease,

And give for wild confusion peace;

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea.

 

4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,

Your children shield in danger's hour;

From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,

Protect them where-so-e'er they go;

Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

 

Video 8 The blessing