Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 29 – “HOPE”

November 29, 2020 First Week of Advent

 

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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set Thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth Thou art,
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver;
born a child and yet a king;
born to reign in us forever;
now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by Thine all sufficient merit
raise us to Thy glorious throne.

(Words: Charles Wesley, Music: Rowland Hugh Pritchard, Harmony: Ralph Vaughn Williams. Words: Public Domain; Music: Harmony © Oxford University Press from The English Hymnal, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Hymn Book © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

ADVENT WREATH – Candle of Hope

Leader: The season of Advent begins, and we celebrate the hope
we find in the good news of the Gospel.

Congregation: Through the birth
of a tiny and helpless child,
God comes to save the world.

Leader: While we watch and wait for Jesus,
we join God’s mission by bringing grace and mercy
to those who need it most.

Congregation: We engage the poor and the poor in spirit,
letting Christ’s light shine through us.

Leader: We speak words of comfort and love
to a world in need of hope and healing
as we share our stories of God’s transforming Spirit.

Congregation: Together, we are a sign of God’s hope for the world.

(The candle is lit)

Leader: Let us pray:

Congregation: God of surprising grace,
when we least expect it
You bring fresh new life;
and where we feel that all is lost,
You bring redemption.
Give us courage as we share
all You have done,
all You are doing,
and all You will accomplish
through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sung Response: Hope is a Star

Hope is a star that shines in the night,
leading us on till the morning is bright.
When God is a child
there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first
and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

(Words: Brian Wren, Music: Joan Collier Fogg
Words & Music: © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye who sang creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds in your field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant Light.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

Though an infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
gather all the nations to Him;
every knee shall then bow down.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

(Words: James Montgomery, Music: Henry T. Stewart,
Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 22 – “Truth Be Told”

August 22, 2021 - Truth Be Told

 

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God of Mercy, God of Grace

God of mercy, God of grace,
show the brightness of Your face.
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine;
fill Your world with light divine,
and Your saving health extend
unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise You, Lord;
be by all that live adored.
Let the nations shout and sing
glory to their gracious King;
at Your feet their tribute pay,
and Your holy will obey.

Let the people praise You, Lord;
earth shall then its fruits afford.
Unto us Your blessing give;
we to You devoted live,
all below and all above,
one in joy and light and love.

(Words: Henry Francis Lyte, paraphrase of Psalm 66. Music: Conrad Kocher.
Words and Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

PSALM 100 – A Psalm of Thanksgiving

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into His presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is He that made us, and we are His;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.

Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You

Brother, sister, let me serve you;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh, I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow,
till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI#2458953)

Go Now in Peace

Go now in peace.
Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
God now in faith,
steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others
so all the world can see.
God will be there
watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

(Words: Don Besig & Nancy Price, Music: Don Besig © 1988 Harold Flammer Music,
A Division of Shawnee Press, Inc. Church CCLI#2458953)

 

 

 

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 15 – “Love”

November 15, 2020 - Love

 

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Teach Me, God, to Wonder

Teach me, God, to wonder;
teach me, God, to see;
let Your world of beauty capture me.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Let me, God, be open;
let me loving be;
let Your world of people speak to me.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Let me, God, be ready;
let me be awake,
in Your world of loving,
my place take.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Teach me, God, to know You,
hear You when You speak,
see You in my neighbour when we meet.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

(Words: Walter Henry Farquharson © WorshipArts, 1973;
Music: Ron Klusmeier © WorshipArts, 1974, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Hymn Book © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Psalm 33

The Greatness and Goodness of God

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.
Praise befits the upright.
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to Him with the harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
He put the deeps in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it came to be;
He commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom He has chosen as his heritage.

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
He sees all humankind.
14 From where He sits enthroned He watches
all the inhabitants of the earth—
15 He who fashions the hearts of them all,
and observes all their deeds.
16 A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.

18 Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,
19 to deliver their soul from death,
and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and shield.
21 Our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in You.

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

Kneels at the feet of His friends,
silently washes their feet,
master who acts as a slave to them.
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

Neighbours are rich and poor,
varied in colour and race;
neighbours are near and far away.
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

These are the ones we should serve;
these are the ones we should love;
all are neighbours to us and You.
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

Kneel at the feet of our friends,
silently washing their feet;
this is the way we should live with You.
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

(Words: Tom Colvin © 1969 Hope Publishing Co,
Music: Ghanian Folk Melody © This arrangement 1982 Hope Publishing Co.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 8 – “No Greater Love”

Remembrance Day Service - November 8, 2020

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O God of Love, True Source of Peace

O God of love, true source of peace,
make wars throughout the world to cease;
the wrath of sinful hearts restrain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Remember, Lord, Your works of old,
the wonders that our forebears told;
remember not our sin’s deep stain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Whom shall we trust but You, O God?
Where rest but on Your faithful word?
None ever called on You in vain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Where saints and angels dwell above,
all hearts are knit in holy love;
oh bind us in that heavenly chain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

(Words: Henry Williams Baker. Music: Samuel Webbe, the elder.  Words & Music:Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city, it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; He utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations He has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
He burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

 

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

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 our years 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,
still be our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home.

(Words: Isaac Watts, Music: William Croft, Words & Music: Public Domain, Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 1 – “Saints and Sacrifice”

November 1, 2020 - Saints and Sacrifice

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Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet,
praise the Lord with the harp and lute,
praise the Lord with the gentle sounding flute.
Praise the Lord in the field and forest,
praise the Lord in the city square,
praise the Lord anytime and anywhere.

Praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine,
praise the Lord in the dark of night,
praise the Lord in the rain or snow
or in the morning light.
Praise the Lord in the deepest valley,
praise the Lord on the highest hill,
praise the Lord; never let your voice be still.

Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal,
praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing.
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning,
praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.

Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow,
praise the Lord in the time of joy,
praise the Lord every moment;
nothing let your praise destroy.
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet,
praise the Lord in your work or play,
praise the Lord everywhere in every way.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth, © Hinshaw Music, Inc. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 150

(Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness)

1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!

3 Praise Him with trumpet sound;
praise Him with lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
praise Him with strings and pipe!

5 Praise Him with clanging cymbals;
praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

 

They Did Not Build in Vain

They did not build in vain
who founded here a church
as witness to God’s love
amid a world of pain.
For still to those
who wish to see this place
proclaims God’s mystery.

They built upon the rock
that is the risen Lord,
the one foundation laid
which stands each earthly shock;
that, Spirit filled, we here might raise,
as living temples, prayer and praise.

Those who have loved this place,
a cloud of witnesses,
surround and urge us on
as we now run our race,
and so we lay
aside each sin in our desire
to strive and win.

Though the horizon’s bend
conceals the way ahead,
the footprints on the road
show Christ waits at the end;
in Him alone, our faith shall stand
who waits for us at God’s right hand.

Here is our meeting place
where doubt finds grounds of faith,
where hurt finds healing love,
our penitence Your grace;
where bridging time to eternity
is God the holy Trinity.

(Words: Alan Luff © 1990 Hope Publishing Co, Music: John Darwall, Harmony: William Henry Monk, Descant: Sydney H Nicholson.   Music: Public Domain, Descant © Hope Publishing Co.  Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, OCTOBER 25 – “Selective Hearing”

October 25, 2020 - Selective Hearing

 

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Great is the Lord

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,
by His power we trust in His love.
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
by His mercy He proves He is love.
Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,
now lift up your voice:
Great is the Lord!
Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,
by His power we trust in His love.
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
by His mercy He proves He is love.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great are You Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice:
Great are You, Lord!
Great are You, Lord!

Great are You, Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great are You Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice:
Great are You, Lord!
Great are You, Lord!

(Words & Music: Michael W. Smith © Meadowgreen Music, 1982, 1987. Church CCLI # 2458953)

PSALM 1

1 Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3 They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast!”
I came to Jesus as I was,
weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place,
and He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down, and drink, and live!”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched,
my soul revived and now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, thy morn’ shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in Him my star my sun,
and in that Light of life I’ll walk
’til travelling days are done.

(Words: Horatius Bonar, Public Domain; Music: English Traditional Arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams
© Oxford University Press Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, OCTOBER 18 – “A New Hope”

October 18, 2020 - A New Hope

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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
who rules all Creation:
My soul, praise God, who alone
is your health and salvation.
Come, all who hear,
sisters and brothers draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who in all things
so wondrously reigning
hides you with sheltering wings,
ever gently sustaining.
Have you not seen
how your heart’s wishes have been
granted through God’s kind ordaining?

Praise to the Lord,
who will prosper your work,
who defends you.
Surely God’s merciful goodness
here daily attends you;
Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do,
when in great love God befriends you.

(Words: German, Joachim Neander, translation: Catherine Winkworth. Words © The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997. Music: Strasland Gesangbuch. CCLI # 2458953)

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 98

1 O sing to the Lord a new song,
for He has done marvelous things.
His right hand and His holy arm
have gotten Him victory.
2 The Lord has made known His victory;
He has revealed His vindication in the sight
of the nations.

3 He has remembered His steadfast
love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the victory of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord,
all the earth;
break forth into joyous song
and sing praises.

5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody.
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.

7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who live in it.
8 Let the floods clap their hands;
let the hills sing together for joy

9 at the presence of the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity. Amen!

 

Here is Bread, Here is Wine

Here is bread; here is wine:
Christ is with us: He is with us.
Break the bread; taste the wine:
Christ is with us here.

Here is grace; here is peace:
Christ is with us: He is with us.
Know His grace; find His peace:
feast on Jesus here.

In this bread, there is healing;
in this cup there’s life forever.
In this moment, by the Spirit,
Christ is with us here.

(Words & Music: Graham Kendrick © Make Way Music, 1992. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come
to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church;
the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness hides His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale
my anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

(Words: Edward Mote, Public Domain. Music: William B. Bradbury, Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 6 – “Insomnia”

Virtual Church Sunday, September 6, 2020

 

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This Is The Day

This is the day, this is the day
that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice
and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day
that the Lord has made.

Open to us, open to us, open to us
the gates of God, the gates of God;
We will go in, we will go in
and praise the Lord, and praise the Lord.
Open to us the gates of God;
we will go in and praise the Lord.
Open to us, open to us the gates of God.

You are our God, You are our God;
we will praise Your Name,
we will praise Your Name;
we will give thanks, we will give thanks
for Your faithfulness, for Your faithfulness.
You are our God, we will praise Your name;
we will give thanks for Your faithfulness.
You are our God, You are our God;
we will praise Your name.

(CCLI Song #32754 © 1967, 1980 Scripture In Song Les Garrett For use solely in accordance with the SongSelect Basic Terms of Agreement. All rights Reserved. CCLI License #2458953)

 

Lift Up Your Hearts to the Lord

Lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
Lift up your hearts unto the Lord.

In Christ the world has been redeemed.
In Christ the world has been redeemed.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
In Christ the world has been redeemed.

Sing hallelujah to the Lord.
Sing hallelujah to the Lord.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
Sing hallelujah to the Lord.

(Words: Early Christian Liturgy, Music: Linda Stassen, Harmony: Dale Grotenhuis, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

There is a Redeemer

There is a redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son.
precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
Holy One.
Thank You, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son,
and leaving Your Spirit
till Your work on earth is done.

Jesus, my Redeemer,
name above all names,
precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
oh for sinners slain.
Thank You, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son,
and leaving Your Spirit
till Your work on earth is done.

When I stand in glory, I will see His face,
and there I’ll serve my King forever,
in that holy place.
Thank You, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son,
and leaving Your Spirit
till Your work on earth is done.

Thank You, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son,
and leaving Your Spirit
till Your work on earth is done.

(Words & Music: Melody Green © BMG Music Publishing Co. as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996.
Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, AUGUST 30 – “Loaves and Fishes”

Virtual Church Sunday, August 30, 2020

 

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Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him

Jesus calls us here to meet Him,
as through word, and song, and prayer,
we affirm God’s promised presence
where His people live and care.
Praise the God who keeps His promise;
praise the Son who calls us friends;
praise the Spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess Him
Word of Life and Lord of all,
sharer of our flesh and frailness
saving all who fail or fall.
Tell His holy human story;
tell His tales that all may hear;
tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each each other:
Found in Him are no divides.
Race and gender, class and language:
such are barriers He derides.
Join the hands of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;
join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for Truth.

(Words & Music: © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), 1989.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

As the Deer

(Words & Music: Martin Nystrom. © Maranatha Music, 1984.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Will You Come and Follow Me

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let My love be shown;
will you let My name be known;
will you let My life be grown in you and you in Me?

Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare?
Will you let Me answer prayer in you and you in Me?

Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean,
and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in Me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found
to reshape the world around,
through My sight and touch and sound
in you and you in Me?

Lord, Your summons echoes true
when You but call my name.
Let me turn and follow You and never be the same.
In Your company I’ll go
where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in You and You in me.

(Words: Iona Community (Scotland) © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), 1987. Music: John L. Bell © G.I.A. Publications Inc., 1987.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)