July 12, 2020 + Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 a.m., sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Canzona on Liebster Jesu Richard Purvis (1913-1994)
Opening Hymn 48 vv. 1 & 4 O day of radiant gladness Es flog ens kleins Waldvogelein
O day of radiant gladness,
O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,
most beautiful, most bright;
this day the high and lowly,
through ages joined in tune,
sing, “Holy, holy, holy,”
to the great God Triune.
That light our hope sustaining,
we walk the pilgrim way,
at length our rest attaining,
our endless Sabbath day.
We sing to thee our praises,
O Father, Spirit, Son;
the Church her voice upraises
to thee, blest Three in One.
Sequence Hymn 440 vv. 1 & 3 Blessed Jesus, at thy word Liebster Jesu
Blessèd Jesus, at thy word
we are gathered all to hear thee;
let our hearts and souls be stirred
now to seek and love and fear thee;
by thy teachings pure and holy,
drawn from earth to love thee solely.
Gracious Lord, thyself impart!
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
open thou our ears and heart,
help us by thy Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry thy Church upraises;
hear, and bless our prayers and praises.
Closing Hymn vv. 1 & 4 Shall we gather at the river
Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
(Refrain) Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
Soon we’ll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace. (Refrain)
Voluntary Grand Choeur on Austria Richard Purvis