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SONG: PRAISE, MY SOUL, THE KING OF HEAVEN

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral
Words/Music: Lyte/Goss
Recording: Hyperion 112102

Praise, my soul, the king of heaven;
to his feet thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting king.

Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress;
praise him still the same as ever,
slow to chide and swift to bless:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hand he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet his mercy flows.

Angels in the heights adore him,
ye behold him face to face;
saints triumphant bow before him:
gathered in from ev'ry race,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

SONG: THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

Artist: Liverpool Cathedral Choir, massed choirs from Merseyside
Words/Music: Bennard
Recording: Virgin 759031

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.

Refrain
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.


O the old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary.
Refrain

In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me.
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To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he'll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I'll share.
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SONG: COME ALIVE IN CHRIST

Artist: The Wellington South Salvation Army Band Male Chorus, Robert Carrig (soloist), brass ensemble, Dean Goffin (dir)
Words/Music: Goffin/Goffin
Recording: Five Stars Records FSRS 1313

O soul of man now far from God
And slave to all that's wrong,
Turn back to God accept his love,
And share this triumph song.

Refrain:
Come alive in Christ,
He is living, sins forgiving, he is Lord,
Come alive in Christ;
He is mighty, Son of God by Heav'n adored.


Bring to him your sin and sadness,
He will set your heart aflame,
Share with him your joy and gladness,
Jesus is his wondrous name.
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On the cross he died to save us,
From the grave he rose again,
Now his Holy Spirit fills us,
Hallelujah, Praise His name.
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O soul of man for whom Christ died,
Redeemed from death and sin,
Look unto him, lift up your heart,
And join us as we sing.
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Bring to him your sin and sadness,
He will set your heart aflame,
Share with him your joy and gladness,
Jesus is his wondrous name.
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On the cross he died to save us,
From the grave he rose again,
Now his Holy Spirit fills us,
Hallelujah, Praise His name.
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SONG: ALMIGHTY FATHER OF ALL THINGS THAT BE

Artist: Choir of Durham Street Methodist Church, Christchurch
Words/Music: Dugmore/Martin
Recording: RNZ 809

Almighty father of all things that be,
our life, our work, we consecrate to thee,
whose heavens declare thy glory from above,
whose earth below is witness to thy love.

Thine still the changeful beauty of the hills,
the purple valleys flecked with silver rills,
the ocean glistening 'neath the golden rays;
they all are thine, and voiceless speak thy praise.

Thou dost the strength to workman's arm impart;
from thee the skilled musician's mystic art,
the grace of poet's pen or painter's hand,
to teach the loveliness of sea and land.

Then grant us, Lord, in all things thee to own,
to dwell within the shadow of thy throne,
to speak and work, to think, and live, and move,
reflecting thine own nature, which is love.

SONG: ROUND ME FALLS THE NIGHT

Artist: Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury
Words/Music: Romanis/Drese
Recording: Priory PRCD 709

Round me falls the night;
Saviour, be my light;
through the hours in darkness shrouded
let me see thy face unclouded;
let thy glory shine
in this heart of mine.

Earthly work is done,
earthly sounds are none;
rest in sleep and silence seeking,
let me hear thee softly speaking;
in my spirit's ear
whisper, 'I am near'.

Blessèd, heavenly Light,
shining through earth's night;
voice, that oft of love hast told me;
arms, so strong to clasp and hold me;
thou thy watch wilt keep,
Saviour, o'er my sleep.

SONG: LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Newman/Dykes
Recording: Move 743142

Lead, kindly light, amid th’encircling gloom,
lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long thy power hath blest me, sure it still
will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent,
till the night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile, which I
Have loved long since, and lost awhile!

SONG: BY HIS HAND

Artist: The International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army
Words/Music: Gilmore/Mack
Recording: Salvationist Publishing & Supplies SPS 321

He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

Refrain:
He leadeth me, he leadeth me;
by his own hand he leadeth me:
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.


Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden's flowers bloom,
by waters calm, o'er troubled sea,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.
Refrain

Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine,
nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see,
since 'tis my God that leadeth me.
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SONG: O THOU WHO CAMEST FROM ABOVE

Artist: Choir of St John’s, Elora
Words/Music: C Wesley/SS Wesley
Recording: Naxos 8.557037

O Thou who camest from above,
the pure celestial fire to impart
kindle a flame of sacred love
upon the mean altar of my heart

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return,
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
to work and speak and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up thy gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make my sacrifice complete.