I heard the voice of Jesus say

I heard the voice of Jesus say, ‘Come unto me and rest; lay down, thou weary one, lay down thy head upon my breast.’ I came to Jesus as I was, so weary, worn and sad; I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad. I…

i cannot tell

I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship, should set his love upon the sons of men, or why, as Shepherd, he should seek the wanderers, to bring them back, they know not how or when. But this I know, that he was born of Mary, when Bethlehem’s manger was…

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear! it soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds and drives away our fear. It makes the wounded spirit whole, and calms the troubled breast; it satisfies the hungry soul, and gives the weary rest. Dear name, the rock on which…

Guide me, o my great redeemer

Guide me, O my great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but you are mighty, hold me with your powerful hand: Bread of Heaven, bread of Heaven, Feed me now and evermore. Open now the crystal fountain where the healing waters flow; let the fiery, cloudy pillar…

God of God, the uncreated

God of God, the uncreated Love, before the world began; He the source and he the ending, Son of God and Son of Man, Lord of all the things that have been, Master of the eternal plan, Evermore and evermore. He is here, whom generations Sought throughout the ages long;…

God is our strength and refuge

God is our strength and refuge, our present help in trouble; and we therefore will not fear, though the Earth should change! Though mountains shake and tremble, though swirling floods are raging, God the Lord of hosts is with us evermore! There is a flowing river, within God’s holy city;…

God is our fortress and our rock

God is our fortress and our rock, our mighty help in danger; he shields us from the battle’s shock and thwarts the evil anger: for still the prince of night prolongs his evil fight; he uses every skill to work his wicked will – no earthly force is like him.…

God has spoken by his prophets

God has spoken by his prophets, spoken his unchanging Word; each from age to age proclaiming God the one, the righteous Lord! In the world’s despair and turmoil one firm anchor still holds fast, God is on his throne eternal, he alone the first and last. God has spoken by…

Go forth and tell!

Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake! God’s saving news to all the nations take; proclaim Christ Jesus, Saviour, Lord and King, that all the world his worthy praise may sing. Go forth and tell! God’s love embraces all; he will respond in grace to all who call:…

Facing a task unfinished

Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees, a need that, undiminished, rebukes our slothful ease. We who rejoice to know thee, renew before thy throne the solemn pledge we owe thee, to go and make thee known. Where other lords beside thee hold their unhindered sway, where…

Church of God, elect and glorious

Church of God, elect and glorious, holy nation, chosen race; called as God’s own special people, royal priests and heirs of grace: know the purpose of your calling, show to all his mighty deeds; tell of love which knows no limits, grace which meets all human needs. God has called…

Be thou my vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art – thou my best thought, in the day or the night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light. Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word; I ever with thee,…