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Croix de Taiz
Croix de Taizé. Image: Surfnico. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Learn more about the French religious community of Taizé in this Spiritual Outlook programme.

SONG: O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

Artist: St Michael’s Singers
Words/Music: C Wesley/Jarman
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 583

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease,
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life and health and peace.

See all your sins on Jesus laid,
the Lamb of God was slain.
His soul was once an offering made
for every soul of man.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.

He speaks, and listening to his voice
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf, His praise, ye dumb
your loosened tongues employ,
ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
and leap ye lame for joy!

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro' all the earth abroad
the honours of your name.

SONG: IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE

Artist: Choirs of the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Toronto, Robert Hunter Bell (dir)
Words/Music: Smith/Willan
Recording: Virgin VC 545109

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might:
thy justice, like mountains high soaring above;
thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small.
In all life thou livest, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish like leaves on the tree,
then wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

SONG: BY HIS HAND

Artist: 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.
Refrain:

SONG: ALLELUYA, SING TO JESUS

Artist: Choir of the Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Gordon Clarke (dir)
Words/Music: Dix/Williams
Recording: Abbey 280826

Alleluya! Sing to Jesus;
his the sceptre, his the throne;
Alleluya! 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."

Alleluya! Bread of angels,
thou on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluya! Here the sinful
flee to thee from day to day;
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluya! King eternal,
Thee, the Lord of Lords, we own;
Alleluya! born of Mary,
earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
robed in flesh, our great high priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim
in the Eucharistic feast.

SONG: IN THE LORD IS MY JOY AND SALVATION

Artist: St Thomas’s Music Group, Margaret Rizza (dir)
Words/Music: Rizza/Rizza
Recording: Alliance Music 190892

In the Lord is my joy and salvation
He gives light to all his creation.
In the Lord is my joy and salvation,
He gives peace and true consolation.

SONG: I’M GONNA SING ‘TIL THE SPIRIT MOVES IN MY HEART

Artist: Moses Hogan Chorale, Moses Hogan (dir)
Words/Music: Hogan/Hogan
Recording: Hal Leonard HL 08743982

I’m gonna sing ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna sing ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna sing ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna sing ‘til Jesus comes.
[Repeat]

It was grace that bought me
It was grace that taught me
It was grace that kept me
and it’s grace that will lead me home.

I’m gonna pray ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna pray ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna pray ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna pray ‘til Jesus comes.

Can’t you feel the spirit movin’
Can’t you feel it movin’?

I’m gonna shout ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna shout ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna shout ‘til the Spirit moves in my heart,
I’m gonna shout ‘til Jesus comes.

SONG: SING TO THE LORD

Artist: Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Michael Leighton-Jones (dir), Jonathan Bradley (organ)
Words/Music: Grimshaw/Parry
Recording: ABC 476509

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SONG: LET US GO IN YOUR PEACE

Artist: Viva Voce, John Rosser (dir)
Words/Music: Murray/Bray
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941300

Let us go in your peace,
let us know what is peace
by the power of your love,
by the Spirit's release,
and in all we must face
that can hurt or destroy
let us work for your peace:
kindness, justice and joy.