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15.01.2012

I am just checking my email now to see what is the plan for today’s service.  Today is the second Epiphany.  There are two bible readings as follows:

  • Reading: Genesis 12:1-7 (p12)
The Call of Abram

1The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.  2 “I will make you into a great nation,    and I will bless you; I will make your name great,    and you will be a blessing.[a]3 I will bless those who bless you,    and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth    will be blessed through you.”[b4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.  6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

(source: Bible Gateway accessed at 08.44am on 15.01.2012)

  • Reading: Luke 5:27-32 (p975)
Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners

27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.  29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”  31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

( Source:  Bible Gateway accessed at 08:45 on 15.01.2012).

Today I should be doing some singing in the church music band.  But I’ve woken up with what appears to be bronchitis and a very runny nose.  So I am not entire sure whether I’ll be able to manage it.  However, I’m making myself a hot drink and am wrapped up warm.  Anything could happen, I might improve, hopefully.

I was too tired to make it to music practice last week, so I am just trying to figure out the songs (what do they sound like and what are the lyrics) for the service today.  Many of these appear to be new and I have not come across them before.

[1]  Children’s song  “Rise and shine”

Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Children of the Lord The Lord said to Noah: There’s gonna be a floody, floody The Lord said to Noah: There’s gonna be a floody, floody Get those children out of the muddy, muddy Children of the Lord
So Noah He built him, he built him an arky, arky Noah He built him, he built him an arky, arky Built it out of gopher barky, barky Children of the Lord
The animals, the animals, They came in by twosie, twosies The animals, the animals, They came in by twosie, twosies Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies Children of the Lord
It rained and poured For forty daysie, daysies It rained and poured For forty daysie, daysies Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazies, Children of the Lord
The sun came out and dried up the landy landy The sun came out and dried up the landy landy Everything was fine and dandy, dandy Children of the Lord
Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Children of the Lord
The animals they came off They came off by three-sies three-sies Animals they came off They came off by three-sies three-sies Grizzly bears and chimpanzee-sies zee-sies Children of the Lord
Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Children of the Lord.
That is the end of, The end of my story, story That is the end of, The end of my story, story Everything is hunky dory, dory Children of the Lord
Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Rise and shine And give God the glory, glory Children of the Lord

(Source:  Kididdles accessed at 08:56 on 15.01.2011)

[2]  B24 Praise is rising

Hosanna (Praise Is Rising), Written by Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to   You, we turn to You
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for  You, we long for You
‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day
In Your Presence all our fears are washed away, washed away

Chorus:
Hosan – na, hosanna
You are the God Who saves us, worthy of all our praises
Hosan – na, hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here, Lord Jesus

Verse 2:
Hear the sound of hearts returning to   You, we turn to You
In Your Kingdom broken lives are made new, You make us new
‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day
In Your Presence all our fears are washed away, washed away
(Source:  Worship Archive accessed at 09:07 on 15.01.2012)

[3]  B7 Sovereign Lord, over all

VERSE 1:

Sovereign Lord over all,

You are reigning forever.

Worship flows from our lips,

We have come for just one glimpse.

PRE-CHORUS:

We sing hal – le – lu – jah,

Hal – le – lu – jah,

Hal – le – lu – jah.

CHORUS:

Majesty, reign in me,

Your right hand enfolding me.

Earth adore, heaven sing,

At the sight of Christ the King.

VERSE 2:

Lord of Lords now enthroned,

Who can stand in Your presence?

Fire of love, Holy One,

You burn brighter than the sun.

(Source:  Higher Praise accessed at 09:17 on 15.01.2011)

[4]  HON 144: Dear Lord and Father of mankind

1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways; reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find, in deeper reverence, praise.
2. In simple trust like theirs who heard, beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word, rise up and follow thee.
3. O sabbath rest by Galilee, O calm of hills above, where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity, interpreted by love!
4. 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.
5. 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.

(Source:  Hymnsite accessed at 09:21 on 15.01.2012)

[5]  (Offertory) B9 Jesus, be the centre

Jesus, be the centre Be my source, be my light Jesus
Jesus, be the centre Be my hope, be my song Jesus
(Chorus) Be the fire in my heart Be the wind in these sails Be the reason that I live Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, be my vision Be my path, be my guide Jesus
(Chorus) Be the fire in my heart Be the wind in these sails Be the reason that I live Jesus, Jesus
(Instrumental solo)
Be the fire Yes, Be the fire
(Chorus) Be the fire in my heart Be the wind in these sails Be the reason that I live Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, be the centre Be my source, be my light Jesus
Be my source, be my light Jesus
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus

(Source: StLyrics accessed 09:25 on 15.01.2012)

[6]  HON 67 Be still, for the presence

Quite a variety.  Well, now I know what is what.  I better get going.


1 Comment

  1. Its rather funny. When I arrived to church this morning I discovered that the song “Rise and Shine” that I had been practising, was the wrong version! And I had learnt the wrong words! Fortunately I was given a print out to use. The words I was supposed to sing instead, were as follows:
    “Verse 1
    We are climbing Jesus ladder, ladder (x3)
    Children of the Lord
    Chorus
    So let’s all
    Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory
    rise and shiine, and give God the glory, glory
    rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord.
    Verse 2
    We are following where he leads us, leads us (x3)
    Children of the Lord
    Verse 3
    We are reaching out to others, others (x3)
    Children of the Lord
    Verse 4
    We are one with all who serve him, serve him (x3)
    Children of the Lord.”
    (Source: Unknown)

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