First Sunday after Trinity

First Sunday after Trinity
Passage: Matthew 9:35-10:8
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AND CAN IT BE that I should gain

An interest in the Saviour’s blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?


He left His Father’s throne above,

So free, so infinite His grace;

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam’s helpless race.

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;

For, O my God, it found out me.


Long my imprisoned spirit lay

Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;

Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

My chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.


No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach the eternal throne,

And claim the crown, through Christ my own.




I have a strong, a perfect plea,

A great High Priest whose name is Love,

Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on His hands,

My name is written on His heart;

I know that while in heaven He stands

No tongue can bid me thence depart,

No tongue can bid me thence depart.


When Satan tempts me to despair,

And tells me of the guilt within,

Upward I look and see Him there

Who made an end to all my sin.

Because the sinless Saviour died,

My sinful soul is counted free;

For God the Just is satisfied

To look on Him and pardon me,

To look on Him and pardon me.


Behold Him there! The risen Lamb,

My perfect, spotless righteousness;

The great unchangeable I AM,

The King of glory and of grace!

One with Himself I cannot die,

My soul is purchased with His blood;

My life is hid with Christ on high,

With Christ, my Saviour and my God,

With Christ my Saviour and my God.



Music in: Extracts from Mozart Clarinet concerto Played by Arngunnur Arnadolttir
Music out: Bach Toccata and fugue Played by Xaver Vanus
Contributors:     David Carter, Annik and Oliver Heal, Revd Graham Summers, Phil and Julia Prestridge
                             and Revd Mike Bisset.
Production: David Carter
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