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St Matthew Online Service May 30, 2020: Pentecost

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Hymn #800 Spirit of God Descend upon us

Spirit of God descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, strength to me impart,
And make me love you as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies;
No sudden rending of the veil of clay;
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Have you not bid me love you God and King:
All, all your own, soul, heart and strength and mind?
I see your cross; there teach my heart to cling;
Oh, let me seek you and, oh, let me find.

Teach me to love you as your angels love;
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The baptism of the heav’n descended dove;
My heart an altar, and your love the flame.

Hymn # 396 Spirit of Gentleness

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
Then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
And over the eons you called to each thing;
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
And you goaded your people with a law and a land;
And when they were blinded with idols and lies,
Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill;
THen you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
And down in the city you called once again,
When you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes;
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
Our women see visions, our men clear their eyes;
With bold new decisions your people arise.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

Hymn #400 God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

God of tempest, God of whirlwind as on Pentecost descend!
Drive us out from sheltered comfort, past these walls your people send!
Sweep us into costly service, there with Christ to bear the cross,
there with Christ to bear the cross,

God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose purge!
Through your church Christ’s living body, let your flaming spirit surge;
Where deceit conceals injustice, kindle us to speak your truth,
kindle us to speak your truth.

God of passion, God unsleeping, stir in us love’s restlessness!
Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart’s distress;
Rouse from us content with evil, claim us for your kingdom’s work.
claim us for your kingdom’s work.

Saint Matthew Online Service May 31, 2020


St Matthew Online Service May 24, 2020: Resurrection Sunday

Saint Matthew Online Church May 24, 2020 (7th Sun of Easter)

Hymn # 392 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; his the scepter, his the throne.
Alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia! Not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us; faith believes nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget the promise: “I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! Bread of heaven here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! here the sinful flee to you from day to day;
Intercessor, friend of sinners, earth’s redeemer hear our plea,
Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

Hymn #393 A Hymn of Glory let us Sing!

A hymn of glory let us sing! New hymns throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ by a road before untrod, ascends unto the throne of God,
Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia!

The holy apostolic band upon the Mount of Lives stand,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
And with his faithful foll’wers see their Lord ascend in majesty,
Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia!

To whom the shing angels cry, “Why stand and gaze upon the sky?”
Alleluia! Alleluia!
“This is the Savior!” thus they say, “this is the glorious triumph day!”
Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia!

O risen Christ ascended Lord, all praise to you let earth accord,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
You are, while endless ages run, with Father and the Spirit one.
Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia! Alleluia!Alleluia!

Hymn #122 (The Other Songbook) Father Welcomes

(CHORUS)
Father welcomes all his children to his family through the Son,
Father giving his salvation, Life forever has been won.

Hymn #888 O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

O beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties above thy fruited plain;
American! America! God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life;
America! America! May God the gold refine,
Til all success be nobleness and ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years,
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears;
America! America! God mend thy ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law.

St. Matthew Online Church May 17, 2020

Hymn #380 Hallelujah Jesus Lives!

Hallelujah Jesus lives! He is now the living one;
From the gloomy halls of death, Christ the conqueror has gone
Bright forerunner to the skies of his people yet to rise.

Jesus lives! Why do you weep? Why that sad and mournful sigh?
Christ who died our brother here lives our brother still on high,
Lives forever to bestow blessings on his church below.

Jesus lives! And thus my soul, life eternal waits for you;
Joined to Christ, your living head, where he is, you shall be too;
With the Lord at God’s right hand, as a victor you shall stand.

Jesus lives! Let all rejoice, Praise him, ransomed of the earth;
Praise him in a nobler song, cherubim of heav’n-ly birth,
Praise the victor king, whose sway sin and death and hell obey.

Hallelujah! Angels sing! Join with us in hymns of praise,
Let your chorus swell the strain which our feebler voices raise,
Glory to our God above and on earth his peace and love.

Hymn#186 (The Other Songbook) Sing Hallelujah

Sing hallelujah to the Lord. Sing hallelujah to the Lord.
Sing hallelujah, Sing hallelujah.
Sing hallelujah to the Lord.

Jesus is risen from the dead. Jesus is risen from the dead.
Jesus is risen, Jesus is risen,
Jesus is risen from the dead.

Christ is the Lord of Heav’n and earth…etc.

Praise be to God forevermore…etc.

Sing Hallelujah to the Lord…etc.

Hymn#385 Good Christian Friends Rejoice and Sing!

Good Christian friends rejoice and sing! Now is the triumph of our king!
To all the world glad news we bring;
Allelluia, alleluia, allelujah.

The Lord of life is ris’n today; death’s mighty stone is rolled away;
Let all the earth rejoice and say;
Allelluia, alleluia, allelujah.

Praise we in songs of victory that love, that life which cannot die;
And sing with hearts uplifted high;
Allelluia, alleluia, allelujah.

Your name we bless, O risen Lord, and sing today with one accord,
The life laid down, the life restored;
Allelluia, alleluia, allelujah.