Gathering Hymn

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

Oh, that with all the sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.

 

Songs of Praise

All Creatures of Our God and King

All creatures of Our God and King,

lift up your voices and with us sing,

alleluia, alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

thou silver moon with softer gleam,

O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,

alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,

ye lights of evening, find a voice,

O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,

make music for thy God to hear,

alleluia, alleluia!

Thou fire so masterful and bright,

that givest all both warmth and light,

O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Let all things their Creator bless,

and worship God in humbleness,

alleluia, alleluia!

To God all thanks and praise belong!

Join in the everlasting song:

O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

This is My Father’s World

1. This is my Father’s world,

And to my listening ears

All nature sings, and round me rings

The music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world:

I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–

His hand the wonders wrought.

 

2. This is my Father’s world:

The birds their carols raise,

The morning light, the lily white,

Declare their Maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world:

He shines in all that’s fair;

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,

He speaks to me everywhere.

 

3. This is my Father’s world:

O let me ne’er forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world:

Why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is King: let the heavens ring!

God reigns; let earth be glad!

 

Concluding 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, I Thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, or man’s 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.