Virtual Church: Sunday, MAY 31 – “Think On These Things”

 

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Let Us With a Gladsome Mind

Let us with a gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind:
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze God’s name abroad;
of all gods the Lord is God,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

God with all-commanding might,
filled the new-made world with light,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

All things living God doth feed;
with full hand supplies their need,
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us then with gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind:
for God’s mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

(Words: John Milton, Music: Hymn Tunes of the United Brethren. Words & Music: Public Domain Church CCLI # 2458953)

Speak, Lord, in the Stillness

Speak, Lord, in the stillness
speak Your word to me;
hushed my heart to listen
in expectancy.

Speak, O gracious Master,
in this quiet hour;
let me see Your face, Lord,
feel Your touch of power.

Speak, Your servant listens,
be not silent, Lord;
let me know Your presence;
let Your voice be heard.

(Words: Emily M. Crawford; Music: Friedrich Filitz. Words & Music: Public Domain, Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

Joyful, Joyful We Adore You

Joyful, joyful we adore You,
God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before You,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.

All Your works with joy surround You;
earth and heaven reflect Your rays;
stars and angels sing around You,
centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
join to praise You joyfully.

You are giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blessed,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest.
God Creator, Christ our Saviour,
all are Yours who live in love.
Teach us how to love our neighbour;
lift us to Your joy above.

Morning stars, awake the chorus;
mortals, join with every part,
for what joy is set before us
as Christ’s love joins heart to heart!
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music leads us sunward
in the triumph song of life.
(Words: Henry Van Dyke, Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Words & Music © Public Domain Church CCLI #2458953)