Sunday, 23 November 2008

Feast of Christ the King

On this, the final Sunday of the Church's Year, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.

Today is my last Sunday at St Thomas Aquinas Church, Ham and for our final hymn we are singing the hymn which I wrote with Canon Michael Saward. It is very suitable for this feast.

Let earth rejoice! Let all creation sing!
Heav’n adds its praises to the Saviour-King.
Around the throne the shouts of triumph ring.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

To earth he came, a child so long ago,
light in our darkness, grace and truth to show.
The Word of life, whose gospel now we know.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Despised, rejected, he was crucified;
Suffering Servant, on the cross he died;
true Lamb of God, salvation to provide.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

He rose again, and bursting from the grave
reigns high in glory, who our sins forgave,
now we rejoice, as those he came to save.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

So on this day, O Christ, our mighty King,
let all the faithful, praise and honour bring,
our voices blend with heaven’s choirs to sing:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text © Copyright Peter Simpson & Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns

Happy Feast!

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