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19:30 Ash Wednesday Service at St James Church

Wednesday 2nd March, 2022




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Hymn: Forty Days And Forty Nights

Forty Days And Forty Nights

Words: George Hunt Smyttan (1822-70)
Music: Martin Herbst (1654-81)

Forty days and forty nights
Thou wast fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.
Sunbeams scorching all the day;
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed;
Prowling beasts about Thy way;
Stones Thy pillow; earth Thy bed.
Shall not we Thy sorrow share
And from earthly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Glad with Thee to suffer pain?
And if Satan, vexing sore,
Flesh or spirit should assail,
Thou, his vanquisher before,
Grant we may not faint or fail.
So shall we have peace divine:
Holier gladness ours shall be;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
Such as ministered to Thee.
Keep, O keep us, Savior dear,
Ever constant by Thy side;
That with Thee we may appear
At the eternal Eastertide.



Hymn: Jesu, Lover Of My Soul

Jesu, Lover Of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Music: Joseph Parry (1841-1903)

Jesu, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.
Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenceless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.
Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.



Hymn: Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright

Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Music: E J Hopkins (1818-1901)

Lord, teach us how to pray aright
With rev'rence and with fear.
Though dust and ashes in your sight,
We may, we must draw near.
We perish if we cease from pray'r;
Oh, grant us pow'r to pray.
And when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us on our way.
Give deep humility; the sense
Of godly sorrow give;
A strong desire with confidence,
To hear your voice and live;
Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone;
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes
On Christ, on Christ alone.
Give these, and then your will be done;
Thus strengthened with all might,
We, through your Spirit and your Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.




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