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, OCTOBER 11 – “Reasons to be Thankful”

Thanksgiving October 11, 2020

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For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For each perfect gift of Thine
to the earth so freely given
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

(Words: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint. Music: Adapted from a Chorale by Conrad Kocher. As printed in the Book of Praise The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997. Words: Public Domain. Music: Public Domain, Harmony © Carman H. Milligan Church CCLI # 2458953)

Psalm 65:1-4, 9-13

1 Praise is due to You,
O God, in Zion;
and to You shall vows be performed,
2 O You who answer prayer!
To You all flesh shall come.

3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
You forgive our transgressions.
4 Happy are those whom You choose
and bring near to live in Your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness
of Your house, Your holy temple.

9 You visit the earth and water it,
You greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
You provide the people with grain,
for so You have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.

11 You crown the year with Your bounty;
Your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.

Look at the World

(Words & Music: John Rutter, (C) 1996 Oxford University Press)

 

Let All Things Now Living

Let all things now living
a song of Thanksgiving,
to God, our Creator,
triumphantly raise,
Who fashioned and made us,
protected and stayed us
by guiding us on
to the end of our days.

God’s banners are o’er us;
pure light goes before us,
a pillar of fire
shining forth in the night
till shadows have vanished
and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel
from light into Light.

By God who enforces:
the stars in their courses
and sun in its orbit
obediently shine.
The hills and the mountains,
the rivers and fountains,
the depths of the ocean
proclaim God divine.

We, too, should be voicing
our love and rejoicing;
with glad adoration
a song let us raise,
till all things now living
unite in thanksgiving:
to God in the highest,
hosanna and praise!

(Words: Katherine K. David, © E.C. Schirmer Music, Col., 1939, 1966.
Music: Welsh Traditional, Public Domain; Harmony: © Royal School of Church Music, as printed in the Book of Praise © The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, OCTOBER 4 – “Inner Beauty”

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Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord Our Song

Come, let us sing to the Lord our song:
we have stood silently too long;
surely the Lord deserves our praise,
so joyfully thank God for our days.

O thirsty soul, come drink at the well;
God’s living waters will never fail.
Surely the Lord will help us to stand,
strengthened and comforted
by God’s hand.

You dwell among us and cause us to pray,
and walk with each other following Your way;
our precious brothers and sisters will grow
in the fulfilling love they know.

Deserts shall bloom and mountains shall sing
to the desire of all living things.
Come, all you creatures, high and low,
let your praises endlessly flow.

(Words & Music: Jim Strathdee © Desert Flower Music, 1977.
As printed in the PCC Book of Praise, 1997, Church CCLI #2458953)

Psalm 19:1-10

1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;

and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

2 Day to day pours forth speech,

and night to night declares knowledge.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words;

their voice is not heard;

4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth,

and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,

5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,

and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,

and its circuit to the end of them;

and nothing is hid from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the decrees of the Lord are sure,

making wise the simple;

8 the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is clear,

enlightening the eyes;

9 the fear of the Lord is pure,

enduring forever;

the ordinances of the Lord are true

and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey,

and drippings of the honeycomb.

Amen.

In the Bulb There is a Flower

In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity;
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth © Hope Publishing Co. as in the PCC Hymnal, Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 27 – “Something More”

September 27, 2020

 

 

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Oh Sing a New Song to the Lord

Oh sing a new song to the Lord,
for wonders God has done,
whose right hand and whose holy arm
the victory has won.

Let all the earth unto the Lord
send forth a joyful noise;
lift up your voice aloud to God,
sing praises, and rejoice.

Let seas and all their fullness roar,
the world, and dwellers there;
let floods clap hands before the Lord;
let hills their joy declare.

Oh sing for joy before the Lord
who comes in victory
to judge the world with righteousness,
and rule with equity.

(Words: Psalm 98; paraphrase, Scottish Psalter 1650, © The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997. Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longs, indeed it faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh
sing for joy to the living God.

3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.

4 Happy are those who live in Your house,
ever singing Your praise.

5 Happy are those whose strength is in You,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6 As they go through the valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.

7 They go from strength to strength;
the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!

9 Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of Your anointed.

10 For a day in Your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in
the house of my God
than live in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
He bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
from those who walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts,
happy is everyone who trusts in You.

We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light,
for the darkness shall turn to dawning
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword,
for the darkness shall turn to dawning
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us His Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love,
for the darkness shall turn to dawning
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

(Words: Traditional, Public Domain.
Music: John Johnson, © Lorenz Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 20 – “Faith Factor”

September 20, 2020

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Shout to the Lord

My Jesus, my Saviour,
Lord, there is none like You,
all of my days, I want to praise
the wonders of Your mighty love.

My comfort, my shelter
tower of refuge and strength
let every breath, all that I am
never cease to worship You.

Shout to the Lord, all the Earth, let us sing
power and majesty, praise to the King.
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your name.
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,
forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand.
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.

Shout to the Lord, all the Earth, let us sing
power and majesty, praise to the King.
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your name.

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,
forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand.
Nothing compares to the promise I have . . .
nothing compares to the promise I have . . .
nothing compares to the promise I have in You.

(Words & Music: Darlene Zschech, © Hillsong Music Church CCLI # 2458953)

It Is Well With My Soul

(Words: Horatio G. Stafford, Music: Philip P. Bliss.  Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in God’s excellent word!
What more can God say
than to you hath been said,
To you, who for refuge, to Jesus have fled?

“Fear not, I am with thee,
Oh be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee
and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.”

“When through the deep waters
I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.”

“When through fiery trials
thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not — I will not — desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell
should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never — no, never — no, never forsake!

(Words: K in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, 1787, Music: Welsh Traditional. Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 13 – “Silver Linings”

Sunday, September 13, 2020

 

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We Have Come Into His House

We have come into His House,
And gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His House,
And gathered in His name to worship Him.
We have come into His House,
And gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

So forget about yourself,
and concentrate on Him and worship Him.
So forget about yourself,
and concentrate on Him and worship Him.
So forget about yourself,
and concentrate on Him and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Let us lift up humble hearts,
And magnify His name, and worship Him.
Let us lift up humble hearts,
And magnify His name, and worship Him.
Let us lift up humble hearts,
And magnify His name, and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

(Words and Music: Bruce Ballinger, © Sound III Inc. Church CCLI License #2458953)

 

To Everything There is a Season

(Words adapted from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 by Douglas E. Wagner.  Traditional Scottish Melody arranged by Douglas E. Wagner.

(C) 2015 Heritage Music Press, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.  Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

In the Bulb There is a Flower

In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity;
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth © Hope Publishing Co. as in the PCC Hymnal, 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)