Hymns for 24th October 2021 – Last Sunday of Trinity
357 All people that on earth do dwell
All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise,
approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.
For why? The Lord our God is good;
his mercy is for ever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom heaven and earth adore,
from men and from the angel-host
be praise and glory evermore.
WILLIAM KETHE (d. 1594)
Psalm 100 in Anglo-Genevan Psalter, 1560
Psalm 34 (1-8)
1. I will alway give thanks * unto the * Lord : his praise shall * ever be * in my * mouth.
2. My soul shall make her * boast in the * Lord : the humble shall * hear there*of and be * glad.
3. O praise the * Lord with * me : and let us * magnify his * Name to*gether.
4. I sought the Lord * and he * heard me : yea he delivered me * out of * all my * fear.
5. They had an eye unto him * and were * lightened : and their * faces were * not a*shamed.
6. Lo the poor crieth and the Lord * heareth * him : yea and saveth him * out of * all his * troubles.
7. The angel of the Lord tarrieth * round about * them that * fear him : * and de*livereth * them.
8. O taste and see how * gracious the * Lord is : blessed is the * man that * trusteth in * him.
702 Lead us, heavenly Father
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
o'er the world's tempestuous sea;
guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
for we have no help but thee;
yet possessing every blessing,
if our God our Father be.
Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us:
all our weakness thou dost know;
thou didst tread this earth before us,
thou didst feel its keenest woe;
lone and dreary, faint and weary,
through the desert thou didst go.
Spirit of our God, descending,
fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
love with every passion blending,
pleasure that can never cloy:
thus provided, pardoned, guided,
nothing can our peace destroy.
823 He who would valiant be
Who would true valour see,
let him come hither;
one here will constant be,
come wind, come weather;
there’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
his first avowed intent
to be a pilgrim.
Whoso beset him round
with dismal stories,
do but themselves confound,
his strength the more is.
No lion can him fright:
he’ll with a giant fight,
but he will have the right
to be a pilgrim.
Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
can daunt his spirit;
he knows he at the end
shall life inherit.
Then, fancies, fly away;
he’ll not fear what men say;
he’ll labour night and day
to be a pilgrim.
JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688)
739 Now thank we all our God
Now thank we all our God
with hearts and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mother’s arms
hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with every joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and him who reigns
with them in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
Nun danket alle Gott
MARTIN RINKART (1586-1649)
translated by CATHERINE WINKWORTH (1827-1878)