Hymns 2/5

A Selection of Frequently Requested Hymns


4. And did those feet in ancient time

Walk upon England's mountains green?

And was the holy Lamb of God

On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the countenance divine

Shine forth upon our clouded hills?

And was Jerusalem builded here

Among those dark satanic mills?



Bring me my bow of burning gold!

Bring me my arrows of desire!

Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!

Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,

Till we have built Jerusalem

In England's green and pleasant land.



5. Colours of day dawn into the mind,

the sun has come up the night is behind,

go down in the city, into the street,

and let's give the message to the people we meet.



So light up the fire and let the flame burn,

open the door let Jesus return.

Take seeds of his Spirit, let the fruit grow,

tell the people of Jesus let his love show.



Go through the park, on into the town;

the sun still shines on it never goes down.

The light of the world is risen again;

the people of darkness are needing our friend.



So light up the fire...



Open your eyes, look into the sky,

the darkness has come,

the sun came to die.

The evening draws on,

the sun disappears,

but Jesus is living, his Spirit is near.



So light up the fire



6. Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Forgive our foolish ways;

Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,

In purer lives thy service find,

In deeper reverence, praise.



In simple trust like those who heard,

Beside the Syrian sea,

The gracious calling of the Lord,

Let us, like them, without a word

Rise up and follow thee.



O Sabbath rest by Galilee!

O calm of hills above,

Where Jesus knelt to share with thee

The silence of eternity,

Interpreted by love!



Drop thy still dews of quietness,

Till all our strivings cease;

Take from our souls the strain and stress,

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of thy peace.



Breathe through the heats of our desire

Thy coolness and thy balm;

Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,

O still small voice of calm!



7. Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,

Give me oil in my lamp, I pray

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,

Keep me burning till the break of day.



Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,

Sing hosanna to the King of Kings!

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,

Sing hosanna to the King!



Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing,

Give me joy in my heart, I pray

Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing,

Keep me singing till the break of day.



Sing hosanna...



Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,

Give me love in my heart, I pray

Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,

Keep me serving till the break of day.



Sing hosanna...



Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,

Give me peace in my heart, I pray

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,

Keep me resting till the break of day.



Sing hosanna...


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