Sunday service Advent 4 – 20/12/20

Sunday service Advent 4 – 20/12/20
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:1-11,16; Romans 16:25-40; Luke 1:26-38
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Carol: It came upon the midnight clear

It came upon the midnight clear,

That glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the earth,

To touch their harps of gold:

"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men

From heavens all gracious King!"

The world in solemn stillness lay

To hear the angels sing.


Still through the cloven skies they come,

With peaceful wings unfurled;

And still their heavenly music floats

O'er all the weary world:

Above its sad and lowly plains

They bend on hovering wing,

And ever o'er its Babel sounds

The blessed angels sing.


Yet with the woes of sin and strife

The world has suffered long

Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled

Two thousand years of wrong

And man at war with man hears not

The tidings which they bring

O hush the noise, ye men of strife

And hear the angels sing


For lo! the days are hastening on,

By prophets seen of old,

When with the ever-circling years

Shall come the time foretold,

When the new heaven and earth shall own

The Prince of Peace, their King,

And the whole world send back the song

Which now the angels sing.

Hymn: At the name of Jesus

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,

every tongue confess him King of glory now;

'tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,

who from the beginning was the mighty Word.


Humbled for a season, to receive a name

from the lips of sinners, unto whom he came;

faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,

brought it back victorious when from death he passed;


Christians, this Lord Jesus shall return again,

with his Father's glory o'er the earth to reign;

for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,

and our hearts confess him King of glory now.

Words: Caroline Maria Noel (1817-1877), Music: Rev Michael Brierley (1960) © 1960 Joseph Weinberger Ltd

Music in: "Carol of the Bells"  based on the Ukrainian folk chant "Shchedryk",  by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1916.
Contributors: Rev Mike Bisset, Sally Clements, Rev Derrick Carr, and Sue Wallace
Production: Derrick Carr
CCLI Church Copyright Licence 1413169 (Streaming 625514); PRS for Music Church licence 1413176; PRS Limited Online licence LE-0022472.

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