Online Worship Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

 

Morning Prayer
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Welcome

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As once you ransomed your people from Egypt
and led them to freedom in the promised land,
so now you have delivered us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.
May we, the first fruits of your new creation,
rejoice in this new day you have made,
and praise you for your mighty acts.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

HYMN   Rejoice, the Lord is King
sung by St Martin’s Voices

 

1       Rejoice, the Lord is King,
         your Lord and King adore;
         mortals, give thanks and sing,
         and triumph evermore:
         Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
         rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

2       Jesus the Saviour, reigns,
         the God of truth and love;
         when he had purged our stains,
         he took his seat above:
         Chorus

3       His kingdom cannot fail;
         he rules o’er earth and heaven;
         the keys of death and hell
         are to our Jesus given:
         Chorus

4       He sits at God’s right hand
         till all his foes submit,
         and bow to his command,
         and fall beneath his feet:
         Chorus

5       Rejoice in glorious hope;
         Jesus the judge shall come,
         and take his servants up
         to their eternal home.
         We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice
         the trump of God shall sound: rejoice!

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) and John Taylor (1750-1826)

(Public Domain)

 

The Easter Anthems

Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us:
so let us celebrate the feast,

not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness:
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more:
death has no more dominion over him.

In dying he died to sin once for all:
in living he lives to God.

See yourselves therefore as dead to sin:
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead:
the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death:
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead;

for as in Adam all die:
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Word of God 

 

 

 

 

Acts 1.15-17, 21-end

The  Song of Moses and Miriam

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.
Alleluia.

I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously,
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my song
and has become my salvation.

This is my God whom I will praise,
the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

The Lord is a warrior,
the Lord is his name.

Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power:
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

At the blast of your nostrils, the sea covered them;
they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

And by your invincible strength
you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

You will bring them in and plant them, O Lord,
in the sanctuary which your hands have established.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.
Alleluia.

Death is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
The trumpet will sound
and the dead shall be raised.
Where, O death, is your sting?
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall be changed.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your sting?

HYMN The head that once was crowned with thorns
sung by St Martin’s Voices

 

1       The head that once was crowned with thorns
         is crowned with glory now;
         a royal diadem adorns
         the mighty victor’s brow.

2       The highest place that heaven affords
         is his, is his by right:
         the King of kings, and Lord of lords,
         and heaven’s eternal light.

3       The joy of all who dwell above,
         the joy of all below,
         to whom he manifests his love
         and grants his name to know:

4       To them the cross, with all its shame,
         with all its grace, is given;
         their name an everlasting name,
         their joy the joy of heaven.

5       They suffer with their Lord below;
         they reign with him above;
         their profit and their joy to know
         the mystery of his love.

6       The cross he bore is life and health,
         though shame and death to him;
         his people’s hope, his people’s wealth,
         their everlasting theme.

Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)
(Public Domain)

 

John 17.6-19

The Benedictus

The Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  
 who has come to his people and set them free
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
 
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
 
to save us from our enemies,
 
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our ancestors,  
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet;
of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

The Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Reflection from Revd Pet Watson

Soul of my Saviour sung by St Martin’s Voices
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast,
         Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest,
         Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide,
         Wash me with water flowing from thy side.
        
2       Strength and protection may thy passion be,
         O blessèd Jesu, hear and answer me;
         Deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,
         So shall I never, never part from thee.
        
3       Guard and defend me from the foe malign,
         In death’s dread moments make me only thine:
         Call me and bid me come to thee on high
         Where I may praise thee with thy saints for ay.
        
‘Anima Christi sanctifica me’, attributed to Pope John XXII (1249-1334)

Anonymous English translation
(Public Domain)

The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Prayers          

 

 

 

 

Intercessions

Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

HYMN Soul of my Saviour
sung by St Martin’s Voices

 

 

1       Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast,
         Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest,
         Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide,
         Wash me with water flowing from thy side.
        
2       Strength and protection may thy passion be,
         O blessèd Jesu, hear and answer me;
         Deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,
         So shall I never, never part from thee.
        
3       Guard and defend me from the foe malign,
         In death’s dread moments make me only thine:
         Call me and bid me come to thee on high
         Where I may praise thee with thy saints for ay.
        

‘Anima Christi sanctifica me’, attributed to Pope John XXII (1249-1334) Anonymous English translation
(Public Domain)

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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This order of Morning Prayer in Lent is used if it is the main service of the day. Covid-19 period – material here adapted for online use.

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