Hymns 3/5

A Selection of Frequently Requested Hymns


8.Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer,

Pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak, but Thou art mighty,

Hold me with thy powerful hand;

Bread of Heaven,

Feed me now and evermore.



Open now the crystal fountain

Whence the healing stream doth flow;

Let the fiery, cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through;

Strong deliverer,

Be Thou still my strength and shield.



When I tread the verge of Jordan,

Bid my anxious fears subside;

Death of death, and hell's destruction,

Land me safe on Canaan's side;

Songs and praises

I will ever give to Thee



9. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been Thou for ever wilt be.



Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed thy hand hath provided -

Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!



Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is thy faithfulness!...



Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is thy faithfulness!...



10. I danced in the morning

When the world was begun,

And I danced in the moon

And the stars and the sun,

And I came down from heaven

And I danced on the earth

At Bethlehem I had my birth.



Dance, then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,

And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said He.



I danced for the scribe

And the pharisee,

But they would not dance

And they wouldn't follow me.

I danced for the fishermen,

For James and John

They came with me

And the dance went on.



Dance, then, wherever ...



11. 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 as leaves on the tree,

And 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.



12. Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,

Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way;

Sought us and saved us,

Pardoned and provided;

Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.



Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,

Speaks to our hearts, and sets our souls ablaze,

Teaches and trains,

Rebukes us and inspires us;

Lord of the word, receive your people's praise.



Lord, for our land in this our generation,

Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care;

For young and old,

For commonwealth and nation;

Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.



Lord, for our world where men disown and doubt you

Loveless in strength and comfortless in pain,

Hungry and helpless,

Lost indeed without you;

Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.



Lord for ourselves, in living power remake us -

Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;

Past put behind us,

For the future take us;

Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone



13. Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us,

You are one with us, Mary's son;

cleansing our souls form all their sin,

pouring Your love and goodness in:

Jesus, our love for You we sing -

Living Lord!



Lord Jesus Christ, now and every day

teach us how to pray, Son of God;

You have commanded us to do

this in remembrance, Lord of You:

into our lives Your power breaks through -

Living Lord!



Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us,

born as one of us, Mary's son;

led out to die on Calvary,

risen from death to set us free:

living Lord Jesus, help us see

You are Lord!



Lord Jesus Christ, I would come to You,

live my life for You, Son of God;

all Your commands I know are true,

Your many gifts will make me new:

into my life Your power breaks through

Living Lord!



14. Lord, the light of your love is shining,

in the midst of the darkness, shining:

Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us;

set us free by the truth you now bring us -

shine on me, shine on me.



Shine, Jesus, shine,

fill this land with the Father's glory;

blaze, Spirit, blaze,

set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow,

flood the nations with grace and mercy;

send forth Your word, Lord,

and let there be light!



Lord, I come to Your awesome presence,

from the shadows into Your radiance;

by your blood I may enter Your brightness:

search me, try me, consume all my darkness -

shine on me, shine on me.

Shine, Jesus, shine...



As we gaze on Your kingly brightness

so our faces display Your likeness,

ever changing from glory to glory:

mirrored here, may our lives tell your story -

shine on me, shine on me.

Shine, Jesus, shine...


15. Love Divine, all loves excelling.

Joy of Heaven, to earth come down,

Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown.



Jesus, Thou art all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love Thou art;

Visit us with thy salvation,

Enter every longing heart.



Come, Almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy life receive;

Suddenly return, and never,

Never more thy temples leave.



Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve Thee as thy hosts above,

Pray, and praise Thee, without ceasing,

Glory in thy perfect love.



Finish then thy new creation:

Pure and spotless may we be;

Let us see thy great salvation,

Perfectly restored in Thee.



Changed from glory into glory,

Till in Heaven we take our place,

Till we cast our crowns before Thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise


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