Hymns for 9th August, 9th Sunday after Trinity

 

 

324 Jesus calls us: o’er the tumult

 

Jesus calls us: o’er the tumult

of our life’s wild restless sea,

day by day his sweet voice soundeth,

saying, ‘Christian, follow me’:

 

As of old Saint Andrew heard it

by the Galilean lake,

turned from home and toil and kindred

leaving all for his dear sake.

 

Jesus calls us from the worship

of the vain world’s golden store,

from each idol that would keep us,

saying, ‘Christian, love me more.’

 

In our joys and in our sorrows,

days of toil and hours of ease,

still he calls, in cares and pleasures,

that we love him more than these.

 

Jesus calls us: by thy mercies,

Saviour, make us hear thy call,

give our hearts to thine obedience,

serve and love thee best of all.

 

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER (1818-1895)

 

 

Psalm 85.8-13

 

8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
   for he will speak peace to his people,
   to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
   that his glory may dwell in our land.


10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
   righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
   and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
   and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
   and will make a path for his steps.

 

 

 

644 God is Love: let heav’n adore him

 

God is Love: let heav’n adore him;

God is Love: let earth rejoice;

let creation sing before him,

and exalt him with one voice.

He who laid the earth’s foundation,

he who spread the heav’ns above,

he who breathes through all creation,

he is Love, eternal Love.

 

God is Love: and he enfoldeth

all the world in one embrace;

with unfailing grasp he holdeth

every child of every race.

And when human hearts are breaking

under sorrow’s iron rod,

then they find that selfsame aching

deep within the heart of God.

 

God is Love: and though with blindness

sin afflicts the souls of all,

God’s eternal loving-kindness

holds and guides us when we fall.

Sin and death and hell shall never

o’er us final triumph gain;

God is Love, so Love for ever

o’er the universe must reign.

 

TIMOTHY REES (1874-1939)

 

 

477 Go forth and tell

 

Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!

God’s saving news to all the nations take:

proclaim Christ Jesus, Saviour, Lord and King,

that all the world his glorious praise may sing.

 

Go forth and tell! God’s love embraces all,

he will in grace respond to all who call:

how shall they call if they have never heard

the gracious invitation of his word?

 

Go forth and tell! The doors are open wide:

share God’s good gifts – let no one be denied;

live out your life as Christ your Lord shall choose,

your ransomed powers for his sole glory use.

 

Go forth and tell! O Church of God, arise!

Go in the strength which Christ your Lord supplies;

go till all nations his great name adore

and serve him, Lord and King for evermore.

 

JAMES SEDDON (1915-1983)