Hymn - We come unto our parents’ God
|We come unto our parents’ God;
their rock is our salvation;
the eternal arms, their dear abode,
we make our habitation;
we bring thee, Lord, the praise they brought,
we seek thee as thy saints have sought
in every generation.
The fire driving their steps that led
still goeth bright before us;
the heavenly shield around them spread
continues still to guard us;
the grace those sinners that subdued,
the strength those weaklings that renewed,
doth vanquish, doth restore us.
Their joy unto the Lord we bring;
their song to us descendeth;
the Spirit who in them did sing
to us his music lendeth;
his song in them, in us, is one;
we raise it high, we send it on,
the song that never endeth.
Ye saints to come, take up the strain,
the same sweet them endeavour:
unbroken be the golden chain,
keep on the song forever;
safe in the same dear dwelling-place,
rich with the same eternal grace,
bless the same boundless giver.
Thomas Hornblower Gill
Organist: Walter Nicholls (recorded at home)
Prayer for Today
Loving creator, we gather to witness to your presence today.
As we take in the beauty of music, the wisdom of words,
Help us to recognise ourselves as part of your creation,
Help us to feel the embrace of your rejoicing heart
Lead us today to reconnect with one another,
Forgive us, we pray, and show us how to forgive.