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11:00 All Age Worship Service at St James Church

Sunday 2nd January, 2022

 

 

 

Readings
Matthew 2:1-12 - read by Helen Jones
Hymns
We Three Kings Of Orient Areview lyrics
Angels From The Realms Of Glory view lyrics
Come And Join The Celebrationview lyrics
Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morningview lyrics

 

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Reading: Matthew 2:1-12

Matthew 2:1-12

read by Helen Jones

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
"'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"
Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

 

 

Hymn: We Three Kings Of Orient Are

We Three Kings Of Orient Are

Words: John H Hopkins (1820-91)
adapted by Greg Leavers
adapted by Peter J Horrobin (b 1943)
Music: John H Hopkins (1820-91)

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Frankincense to offer have I.
Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Myrrh is mine: It's bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in a stone-cold tomb.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Earth to heav'n replies.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

 

 

Hymn: Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Music: traditional French carol

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.
Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.
Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen his natal star:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.

 

 

Hymn: Come And Join The Celebration

Come And Join The Celebration

Words & Music: Valerie Collison (b 1933)

Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
See, the shepherds
Hurry down to Bethlehem,
Gaze in wonder
At the Son of God who lay before them
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
Wise men journey,
Led to worship by a star
Kneel in homage
Bringing precious gifts from lands afar, so
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
"God is with us"
Round the world the message bring
He is with us
"Welcome", all the bells on earth are pealing
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!

 

 

Hymn: Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning

Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning

Words: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Music: J. F. Thrupp (1827-67)

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.
Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining;
Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all.
Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom, and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?
Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would his favour secure:
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

 

 

 

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