Online Worship Eighth Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave


Morning Prayer
Eighth Sunday after Trinity


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

Give us the joy of your saving help
and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.

HYMN All creatures of our God and King
sung by St Martin’s Singers

1          All creatures of our God and King
            lift up your voice and with us sing
            Alleluia, alleluia.
            Thou burning sun with golden beam,
            thou silver moon with softer gleam,
            O praise him, O praise him,
            alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
2          Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
            ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
            O praise him, alleluia.
            Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
            ye lights of evening, find a voice;

3          Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
            make music for thy Lord to hear,
            Alleluia, alleluia.
            Thou fire so masterful and bright,
            that givest hearts both warmth and light:

4          Dear mother earth, who day by day
            unfoldest blessings on our way,
            O praise him, alleluia.
            The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
            let them his glory also show:

5          Let all things their Creator bless,
            and worship him in humbleness;
            O praise him, alleluia.
            Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
            and praise the Spirit, Three in One;

William Henry Draper (1855-1933)
based on Laudato sii, O me signore St Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun
(CCLI 1503; One License 80362)

We have come together in the name of Christ
to offer our praise and thanksgiving,
to hear and receive God’s holy word,
to pray for the needs of the world,
and to seek the forgiveness of our sins,
that by the power of the Holy Spirit
we may give ourselves to the service of God.

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ So let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Lord God,
we have sinned against you;
we have done evil in your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
and restore us to the joy of your salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the Father of all mercies
cleanse us from our sins,
and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessed is the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of our prayer;

therefore shall our hearts dance for joy
and in our song will we praise our God.

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
creator and redeemer of all;
to you be glory and praise for ever.
From the waters of chaos you drew forth the world
and in your great love fashioned us in your image.
Now, through the deep waters of death,
you have brought your people to new birth
by raising your Son to life in triumph.
May Christ your light ever dawn in our hearts
as we offer you our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever.

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.

The Word of God 





2 Kings 4.42-end


Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.
And Christ shall give you light.

You have died and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on the earth.
And Christ shall give you light.

When Christ our life appears you will appear with him in glory.
Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

HYMN Praise the One who breaks the darkness
sung by St Martin’s Singers

1          Praise the One who breaks the darkness
            with a liberating light.
            Praise the One who frees the prisoners
            turning blindness into sight.
            Praise the One who preached the Gospel
            curing every dread disease.
            Calming storms and feeding thousands
            with the very bread of peace.

2          Praise the One who blest the children
            with a strong yet gentle word.
            Praise the One who drove out demons
            with a piercing two-edged sword.
            Praise the One who brings cool water
            to the desert’s burning sand.
            From this well comes living water
            quenching thirst in every land.

3          Praise the one true love incarnate:
            Christ who suffered in our place.
            Jesus died and rose for many
            that we may know God by grace.
            Let us sing for joy and gladness
            seeing what our God has done.
            Praise the one redeeming glory.
            Praise the One who makes us one.

Rusty Edwards (born 1955)
© 1987 Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(CCLI 1828792; One License 01102)

John 6.1-21

The Benedictus

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.

Reflection by the Archbishop

You Raise Me Up

 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.



The Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
sung by St Martin’s Singers

1          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.

2          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.

3          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 of praises
            I will ever give to thee.

Arglwydd arwain drwy’r anialwch
William Williams (1717-1791)
Translated by Peter Williams (1727-1796)


The Blessing

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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