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We love God’s Word. Therefore, we not only read it and preach it in worship, but we also sing it. Below are some of the scripture-based musical responses we have included in our service. The responses currently in use are at the top of each column.

Confession of Sin

O Lord, our Saviour help,
And glorify thy name.
Deliver us from all our sin,
And take away our shame.

Text: Psalm 79:9 | Tune: Trentham | Meter: S.M.

Righteousness, Lord, belongs to thee,
But guilt to us, and foul disgrace.
Confusion, shame, and misery
is due to all our faithless race.
O Lord, forgive, thy mercy show,
thy city and thy people own.

Text: Daniel 9:7-8,19 | Tune: Chrysostom | Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.

Be ev’ry vale exalted high,
Sink ev’ry mountain low;
The proud must stoop,
and humble souls,
Shall thy salvation know.

Text: Luke 3:5-6 | Tune: ST. COLUMBA | Meter: C.M.

Un-to the hills I look, From whence shall come my aid? Our help is in the LORD, Who heav’n and earth hath made. Text: Psalm 121:1-2 | Tune: Whelpton | Meter: 5.5.6.5.
From out the depths I cry, O Lord, to thee, Lord hear my call. I love thee, Lord, for thou dost heed my plea; forgiving all. If thou dost mark our sins, who then shall stand? But grace and mercy dwell at thy right hand. Text: Psalm 130:1-4 | Tune: SANDON | Meter: 10.4.10.4.10.10.
God, be merciful to me, on thy grace I rest my plea; Plenteous in compassion thou, blot out my transgressions now; Wash me, make pure within, Cleanse, O, cleanse me from my sin.

Text: Psalm 51:1-2 | Tune: TOPLADY | Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.

I should have perished in my woe, Had not I loved thy law divine; That law I never can forget, O save me Lord, for I am thine.

Text: 119:92-94 | Tune: QUEBEC | Meter: L.M.

Scripture Reading

Forever settled in the heav’ns,
Thy Word, O LORD, shall firmly stand;
Thy faithfulness shall never fail;
The earth abides at Thy command.

O grant us grace, Almighty Lord,
To read and mark Thy Holy Word;
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live.

Text: Psalm 119:89-90 | Tune: JERUSALEM (Parry) | Meter: 8.8.8.8.

Let Daniel’s God be praised!
He is the living God!
Steadfast, forever, is his reign o’er all the earth.
Established is his law, forever it shall stand.
Deep writ upon the hearts of men, in ev’ry land.

Text: Daniel 6:26 | Tune: Leoni | Meter: 6.6.8.4 D

Now be the God of Isr’el bless’d,
Who makes his truth appear;
His mighty hand fulfills his word,
And all the oaths he sware.
Yea, all the oaths he sware.

Text: Luke 1:68-70 | Tune: CHRISTMAS | Meter: C.M.rep.

The heav’ns declare the glory
of our great God above,
and the stars up in the firmament
show forth his handiwork.

But his Law shows something greater:
his pow’r to save the soul,
and to sanctify us wholly,
that we may know his will.

His word do we desire,
yea, more than precious gold;
for its promise and its warnings
doth bring us great reward.

Text: Psalm 19:1,7,10-11 | Tune: THAXTED | Meter: 13.13.13.13.13.13.

‘Ever settled in the heavens, Thy Word, Lord, shall firmly stand; And thy faithfulness is ‘stablished, As the earth, by thy command. Ev’ry ordinance continues, As thy servants to this day. How I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

Text: Psalm 119:89-91,97 | Tune: ODE TO JOY | Meter: 8.7.8.7.D 

I wait, my soul awaits the Lord; my hope is in his Word. Yea, more than watchmen, wait for morn, my soul awaits the Lord. O Israel, hope in the Lord; for mercy is with him; With great redemption he will save; his people from their sin.

Text: 130:5-8 | Tune: BETHLEHEM (Seraph) | Meter: 8.6.8.6.D

I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Through thy precepts I get understanding: There-fore I hate ev’ry false way.

Text: Psalm 119:15-16,104 | Tune: PICARDY | Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.

 

 

The Benediction

Now blessed be Jehovah God,
The God of Israel,
For he alone doth wondrous works,
In glory that excel.
And blessed be his glorious name
to all eternity;
The whole earth let his glory fill;
Amen: so let it be.

Text: Psalm 72:18-19  |  Tune: Dundee |  Meter: 8.6.8.6

Let the stone of thy great kingdom
cut without man’s hands.
Make like chaff all lesser powers:
iron, clay, or brass!

King of kings, thy power prevails!
All opposing powers disperse!
To a boundless mountain swell and
fill the entire earth.

Text: Daniel 2:34-35  |  Tune: Amsterdam  |  Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6

My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice! My Saviour is the Mighty God! His hand hath done great things for me! And holy is his name! And holy is his name! And holy, holy is his name! Text: Luke 1:46-47,49 | Tune: ANTIOCH | Meter C.M.rep.
Praise the LORD God all ye nations, All ye peoples, sing his praise, For his truth endures forever, And his faithfulness is great. He is faithful! He is faithful! Hallelujah! Praise the LORD! Text: Psalm 117 | Tune: REGENT SQUARE | Meter 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Blest is the man God strengthens, To have a pilgrim’s mind. Amidst the vale of weeping, Fresh springs of grace they find. From strength to strength advancing, They on their journey go, ‘Till each appears in Zion, Their Saviour to be-hold.

Text: Psalm 84:5-7 | Tune: LANCASHIRE | Meter: 7.6.7.6.D