Order of Service
Sonatina from Cantata No. 106, 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit', (Actus tragicus), BWV 106 (1707) by Johann Sebastian Bach Performed by Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaaki Suzuki
Almighty God, you judge us with infinite mercy and justice and love everything you have made. In your mercy turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life, and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven; through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Common Praise 411)
Melody: REPTON Arranged from the oratorio Judith by C. Hubert H. Parry 1848-1918
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways; re-clothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives Thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.
In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow Thee.
Sabbath rest by Galilee!
calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with Thee the silence of eternity interpreted by love!