5. Easter Sunday - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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5. Easter Sunday

Special Service

Audio service - Easter Sunday
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  • Order of Service

  • Opening words

  • Hymn

CHRIST, the Lord, is risen today,
Sons of men and angels say:
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing, O heavens, and earth reply.

2 Love’s redeeming work is done;
fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo! our Sun’s eclipse is o’er;
lo! He sets in blood no more.

3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids Him rise;
Christ has opened paradise.

4 Lives again our glorious King!
‘Where, O death, is now your sting?’
Once He died our souls to save;
‘Where’s your victory, boasting grave?’

5 Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted head;
made like Him, like Him we rise;
ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

6 King of glory! Soul of bliss!
Everlasting life is this,
You to know, Your power to prove,
thus to sing, and thus to love.

  • Bible Reading - John 20:1-31

  • Hymn

If Christ had not been raised from death
our faith would be in vain,
our preaching but a waste of breath,
our sin and guilt remain.
But now the Lord is risen indeed;
he rules in earth and heaven:
his gospel meets a world of need-
in Christ we are forgiven.

2. If Christ still lay within the tomb
then death would be the end
and we should face our final doom
with neither guide nor friend.
But now the Saviour is raised up,
so when a Christian dies
we mourn, yet look to God in hope-
in Christ the saints arise!

3. If Christ had not been truly raised
his church would live a lie;
his name should nevermore be praised,
his words deserve to die.
But now our great Redeemer lives;
through him we are restored;
his word endures, his church revives
in Christ, our risen Lord.

  • Prayer

  • Song

Come, people of the Risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in.

   Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
   One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun,
And those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change,
And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace.

 Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
 One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, young and old from every land -
Men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands -
Find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing -
Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age:
"Our God is all in all"!

   Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
   One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn

I know that my redeemer lives:
what joy this great assurance gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead,
he lives, my ever-living head.

2. He lives, triumphant from the grave;
he lives, eternally to save;
he lives to bless me with his love,
he lives to plead for me above.

3. He lives, my kind, wise, constant friend,
he lives and loves me to the end;
he lives, and while he lives I’ll sing,
‘Jesus, my Prophet, Priest and King.’

4. He lives and grants me daily breath;
he lives and I shall conquer death:
he lives my dwelling to prepare;
he lives to bring me safely there.

5. He lives, all glory to his name!
He lives, unchangeably the same!
What joy this great assurance gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!

  • Grace

Songs printed under licence N° CCL7702

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