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Pentecost 2020 – Hymn Words


Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,

speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people's praise.

Lord, for our land in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt you,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without you:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us -
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.


© Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press



Lord the light of Your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining

Jesus Light of the World shine upon us

Set us free by the truth You now bring us

Shine on me.  Shine on me


Shine Jesus shine

Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze Spirit blaze; set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow; flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth Your word, Lord and let there be light


Lord, I come to Your awesome presence

From the shadows into Your radiance

By the blood I may enter Your brightness

Search me, try me consume all my darkness

Shine on me.  Shine on me

Shine Jesus shine…….


As we gaze on Your kingly brightness

So our faces display Your likeness

Ever changing from glory to glory

Mirrored here may our lives tell Your story

Shine on me.  Shine on me

Shine Jesus shine…….


Graham Kendrick ©1987 Make Way Music