Introit Hymn.

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
o'er the world's tempestuous sea;
guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
for we have no help but thee;
yet possessing every blessing,
if our God our Father be.

Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us:
all our weakness thou dost know;
thou didst tread this earth before us,
thou didst feel its keenest woe;
lone and dreary, faint and weary,
through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
love with every passion blending,
pleasure that can never cloy:
thus provided, pardoned, guided,
nothing can our peace destroy.

Gradual Hymn.

The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
and he is mine for ever.

Where streams of living water flow
my ransomed soul he leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me,
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home rejoicing brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and O what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
thy goodness faileth never:
good shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house for ever.



Offertory Hymn.

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice;
Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light,

 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them his glory also show;

 Let all things their creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness;
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, three in One;

Communion Hymn.

For the beauty of the earth,

For the beauty of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies:

            Lord of all, to thee we raise

            This our sacrifice of praise.


For the beauty of each hour,

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,

Sun and moon and stars of light:


For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and brain’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Linking sense to sound and sight:


For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild:


For each perfect gift of thine,

To our race so freely given,

Graces human and divine,

Flowers of earth and buds of heaven:


For the Church that evermore

Lifteth holy hands above,

Offering up on every shore

This pure sacrifice of love:




Recessional Hymn.

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works thy hands have made:

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed:


Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!


And when I think that God his Son not sparing,

Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in;

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin:


When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

To take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim; My God how great thou art.




Almighty God,
whose will it is that the earth
should bear its fruits in their seasons:
bless the labours of those who work on the land,
that they may employ the resources of nature
to your glory,
for our own well-being,
and for the relief of those in need;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Blessing:

May God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who is the source of all goodness and growth,

pour his blessings upon all things created,

and upon his children,

that we may use them to his glory,

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.


Outside Blessing:

Blessed are you Lord God of all Creation,

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the


and the heavens are the work of your hands,

to dispel the darkness of our night,

you sent forth your Son, the first-born of all creation.

He is our Christ the Light of the World,

and him we acclaim, as all creation sings to you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Blessed be God for ever.


May God, who clothes the lilies and feeds the birds of the air,

Who leads the lambs to pasture, and changed the water into wine,

lead us, feed us, multiply us;

and change us to reflect the glory of our Creator

through all eternity;

May he bless, guard, guide and keep all who live and work here;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.














































The Church of St. Kyneburgha of Castor

28th May 2000.