Songs of Praise St John’s Trinity 21

Hymn – Breathe on me, Breath of God

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God
    fill me with life anew,
    that I may love what thou dost love,
    and do what thou wouldst do.
  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    until my heart is pure;
    until with thee I will one will,
    to do and to endure.
  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    till I am wholly thine;
    until this earthly part of me
  2. glows with thy fire divine. 
  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God:
    so shall I never die,
    but live with thee the perfect life
    of thine eternity.
    (by Edwin Hatch – 1835 to 1889)


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

Grace mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you

 All: And also with you.

This is the day that the Lord has made.

All:  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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. 

Hymn is: Wonderful Grace

We Say Sorry

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.’

So let us turn away from our sins and turn to Christ. Confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

All: 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 to us the joy of your salvation;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


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. 

All: Amen. 

Hymn – Farther I Place Into Your Hands

Collect for the Twenty First Sunday after Trinity – 29th October 2023 

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord,

to your faithful people pardon and peace,

that they may be cleansed from all their sins

and serve you with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. 

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead. 

All: And Christ shall give you light.

You have died and your life is hid with Christ in God. 

All: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

Set your minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on the earth. 

All: And Christ shall give you light.

When Christ our life appears

you will appear with him in glory. 

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

Hymn – Be Still for the Presence of the Lord

Our First Reading is taken from – Colossians Chap: 3

12 You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

13 Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you.

14 And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.

15 The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body. And be thankful.

16 Christ’s message in all its richness must live in your hearts. Teach and instruct one another with all wisdom. Sing psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing to God with thanksgiving in your hearts.

17 Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.

This is the Word of the Lord

All:  Thanks be to God 

Hymn Praise my soul the King of heaven

  1. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
    to his feet your tribute bring;
    ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
    who like you his praise should sing?
    Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him!
    praise the everlasting King.
  1. Praise him for his grace and favour
    to our fathers in distress;
    praise him, still the same as ever,
    slow to blame and swift to bless;
    Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him!
    glorious in his faithfulness.
  1. Father-like, he tends and spares us,
    Well our feeble frame he knows;
    in his hands he gently bears us,
    rescues us from all our foes:
    Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him!
    widely as his mercy flows.
  1. Angels, help us to adore him;
    you behold him face to face;
    sun and moon, bow down before him,
    praise him all in time and space.
    Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him!
    praise with us the God of grace.
                  (by  Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) 

Here the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to – Matthew Chap: 24

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the peoples of earth will weep as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 The great trumpet will sound, and he will send out his angels to the four corners of the earth, and they will gather his chosen people from one end of the world to the other.

32 “Let the fig tree teach you a lesson. When its branches become green and tender and it starts putting out leaves, you know that summer is near.

33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you will know that the time is near, ready to begin.

34 Remember that all these things will happen before the people now living have all died.

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

This is the Word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God

Hymn – A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord!

  1. A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord,
    A wonderful Saviour to me,
    He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
    Where rivers of pleasure I see.
  1. He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
    That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
    He hideth my life in the depths of his love,
    And covers me there with his hand.
  1. A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord,
    He taketh my burden away,
    He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved,
    He giveth me strength as my day.
  1. With numberless blessings each moment he crowns,
    And filled with a fullness divine,
    I sing in my rapture, O glory to God
    For such a Redeemer as mine!
  1. When clothed in his brightness, transported I rise
    To meet him in clouds of the sky,
    His perfect salvation, his wonderful love,
    I’ll shout with the millions on high.
    ( by Fanny Crosby – 1890) 

Hymn – A New Commandment I Give Unto You

We say together the Apostles 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 again 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.


Hymn – Guide me, O my great Jehovah

  1. Guide me, O my great Jehovah,
    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,
    feed me now and evermore.
  1. Open now the crystal fountain,
    where the healing waters flow.
    Let the fire and cloudy pillar
    lead me all my journey through.
    Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
    ever be my strength and shield,
    ever be my strength and shield.
  1. 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, songs of praises
    I will ever sing to you,
    I will ever sing to you.
     (by William Williams – 1717 to 1791)

Hymn – Majesty, Worship His Majesty

Prayers of Intercession

We gather our thoughts and prayers in the words our Saviour gave us

Prayers for King Charles

Through this tritium of prayer we ask God’s continuing blessing on our new King Charles 111


O God, to whom every human power is subject,
grant to your servant our sovereign Charles
success in the exercise of his high office,
so that, always revering you and striving to please you,
he may constantly secure and preserve
for the people entrusted to his care
the freedom that comes from civil peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

All: Amen

Prayer for the Royal

Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness,

we humbly beseech thee to bless

Queen Camilla, William Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the

Royal Family:

Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly

grace; prosper them with all happiness;

and bring them to thine everlasting

kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

All: Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Offertory Hymn – I the Lord of Sea and Sky

Farewell Prayer 

The Grace 

All: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

Be with us all evermore.


Hymn – O Lord My God! When I in Awesome Wonder

Go in joy and peace to lover and serve the Lord 

All: In the name of Christ