Showing the state of our nation in the light of God’s Holy Word and informing Christians about the possible loss of their religious liberties from current and proposed developments within the UK and European Union.
During this lockdown period some of these churches and chapels have online services.
I WAITED for the Lord my God
1. I WAITED for the Lord my God,
And patiently did bear;
At length to me He did incline,
My voice and cry to hear.
2. He took me from a fearful pit
And from the miry clay,
And on a rock He set my feet,
Establishing my way.
3. He put a new song in my mouth,
Our God to magnify;
Many shall see it, and shall fear,
And on the Lord rely.
4. O blessèd is the man whose trust
Upon the Lord relies,
Respecting not the proud, nor such
As turn aside to lies.
5. O Lord my God, full many are
The wonders Thou hast done;
Thy gracious thoughts to us-ward far
Above all thoughts are gone.
6. Thy tender mercies, Lord, from me
O do Thou not restrain;
Thy lovingkindness, and Thy Truth,
Let them me still maintain.
HOW pleased and blest was I
1. HOW pleased and blest was I
To hear the people cry,
‘Come, let us seek our God today!’
Yes, with a cheerful zeal
We haste to Zion’s hill,
And there our vows and homage pay.
2. Zion, thrice happy place,
Adorned with wondrous grace,
And walls of strength embrace thee round:
In thee our tribes appear,
To pray and praise, and hear
The sacred Gospel’s joyful sound.
3. There David’s greater Son
Has fixed His royal throne,
He sits for grace and judgement there:
He bids the saints be glad,
He makes the sinner sad,
And humble souls rejoice with fear.
4. May peace attend thy gate,
And joy within thee wait,
To bless the soul of every guest:
The man that seeks thy peace,
And wishes thine increase,
A thousand blessings on him rest.
5. My tongue repeats her vows,
‘Peace to this sacred house!’
For there my friends and kindred dwell;
And, since my glorious God
Makes thee His blest abode,
My soul shall ever love thee well.