Showing the state of our nation in the light of God’s Holy Word

During this lockdown period some of these churches and chapels have online services.

Jireh Chapel - Lewes Free Presbyterian Church
Pastor Philip Knowles
Sundays 11:30am & 6:00pm


“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.

 

Isaac Watts, 1674-1748


“MAN of Sorrows!’ what a name”

1. MAN of Sorrows!’ what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

 

2. Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood,
Sealed my pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

 

3. Guilty, vile, and helpless, we:
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
‘Full atonement!’—can it be?
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

 

4. ‘Lifted up’ was He to die,
‘It is finished!’ was His cry;
Now in Heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

 

5. When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

 

Philip Bliss, 1838-76


“COME unto Me, ye weary”

1. COME unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest.’
O gracious voice of Jesus,
Which comes to hearts oppressed;
It tells of free forgiveness,
Of pardon, life, and peace,
Of joy that has no ending,
And love which cannot cease.

 

2. ‘Come unto Me, ye wanderers,
And I will give you light.’
O loving voice of Jesus,
Which comes to cheer the night;
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
And we had lost our way;
But morning brings us gladness,
And songs the break of day.

 

3. ‘And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out.’
O welcome voice of Jesus
Which drives away our doubt:
Which calls us, wayward sinners,
Unworthy though we be
Of love so free and boundless,
To come, dear Lord, to Thee.

 

William Chatterton Dix, 1837-98