3. Palm Sunday - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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  • Order of Service


  • Opening words and Bible verses


  • Hymn


All glory, praise and honour
to you, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
You are the King of Israel,
great David’s royal Son,
now in the Lord’s name coming,
his own anointed One.’

2. The company of angels
are praising you on high
and we with all creation
together make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
with palms before you went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before you we present.

3. To you, before your passion,
they sang their hymns of praise;
to you, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
As you received their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
in every good delighting,
our good and gracious King.


  • Bible Readings


Psalm 118:19-29

19 ¶  Open to me the gates of righteousness,
   that I may enter through them
   and give thanks to the LORD.
20  This is the gate of the LORD;
   the righteous shall enter through it.
21  I thank you that you have answered me
   and have become my salvation.
22  The stone that the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone.
23  This is the LORD’s doing;
   it is marvelous in our eyes.
24  This is the day that the LORD has made;
   let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25  Save us, we pray, O LORD!
   O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
   We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27  The LORD is God,
         and he has made his light to shine upon us.
   Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
         up to the horns of the altar!
28  You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
   you are my God; I will extol you.
29  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
   for his steadfast love endures forever!

John 12:12-19

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
"Fear not, daughter of Zion;
   behold, your king is coming,
         sitting on a donkey’s colt!"
His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him."


  • Hymn


Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry,
thy humble beast pursues his road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die,
O Christ thy triumph now begin
oer captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The winged squadrons of the sky
look down with sad and wondring eyes
to see the approaching sacrifice.


Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
the Father on his sapphire throne
awaits his own anointed Son.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
then take, O God, thy power and reign.


  • Prayer


  • Song


What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!


  • Sermon

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  • Hymn


O SAFE to the Rock that is higher than I
my soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly;
so sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine would I be;
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee!

Hiding in Thee! hiding in Thee!
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee!


2 In the calm of the noontide, in sorrow’s lone hour,
in times when temptation casts o’er me its power,
in the tempests of life, on its wide heaving sea,
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee!

3 How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe,
I have fled to my refuge and breathed out my woe!
How often, when trials like sea-billows roll,
have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul!


  • Prayer



Songs printed under licence N° CCL7702

 
 
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