St Matthew Online Church: June 28, 2020

WOV #778                             O Christ the Same 

O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages—
our loves and hopes, our failures and our fears;
eternal Lord, the king of all the ages,
unchanging still amid the passing years: 

O living Word, the source of all creation,
who spread the skies and set the stars ablaze;
O Christ the same, who wrought our whole salvation,
we bring our thanks for all our yesterdays.

O Christ the same, the friend of sinners,
sharing our inmost thoughts, the secrets none can hide;
still as of old upon your body bearing
the marks of love in triumph glorified: 

O Son of Man, who stooped for us from heaven—
O Prince of life, in all your saving power;
O Christ the same, to whom our hearts are given;
we bring our thanks for this the present hour.

O Christ the same, secure within whose keeping
our lives and loves, our days and years remain;
our work and rest, our waking and our sleeping,
our calm and storm, our pleasure and our pain;

O Lord of love, for all our joys and sorrows,
for all our hopes when earth shall fade and flee;
O Christ the same, beyond our brief tomorrows,
we bring our thanks for all that is to be.

  ELW     #712 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

Lord, whose love in humble service
bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken,
worked your mercy’s perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship
not a voice alone, but heart;
consecrating to your purpose
ev’ry gift which you impart.

Still your children wander homeless;
still the hungry cry for bread;
still the captives long for freedom;
still in grief we mourn our dead. 
As you, Lord, in deep compassion
healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your power
to our world to make it whole.

As we worship, grant us vision,
till your love’s revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness
dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens
your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service,
your abundant life to share.

  ELW #774 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

  1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
    leaning on the everlasting arms;
    what a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
    leaning on the everlasting arms.
    Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
    leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.
  2. Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
    leaning on the everlasting arms;
    oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
    leaning on the everlasting arms.
    Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
    leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

3.  What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms. 
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

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