The Sentences





Jesu, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high:
hide me, O my Saviour, hide
till the storm of life is past;
safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none,
hangs my helpless soul on thee;
leave, ah, leave me not alone,
still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
all my help from thee I bring;
cover my defenceless head
with the shadow of thy wing.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
more than all in thee I find:
raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
false and full of sin I am,
thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with thee is found,
grace to cover all my sin;
let the healing streams abound,
make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
freely let me take of thee,
spring thou up within my heart,
rise to all eternity.


Opening Prayer and Kyrie Eleison


Lord have mercy upon us Lord have mercy upon us

Christ have mercy upon us Christ have mercy upon us

Lord have mercy upon us Lord have mercy upon us



Lesson: Psalm 121 – Rev John Barley



Gospel: John 14: 1-6; 27 – Theo Hensman








O happy band of pilgrims,
if onward ye will tread
with Jesus as your fellow,
to Jesus as your head!

O happy if ye labour
as Jesus did for men;
O happy if ye hunger
as Jesus hungered then!

The cross that Jesus carried
he carried as your due;
the crown that Jesus weareth,
he weareth it for you.

The faith by which ye see him,
the hope in which ye learn,
the love that through all troubles
to him alone will turn.
The trials that beset you,
the sorrows ye endure,
the manifold temptations
that death alone can cure.

What are they but his jewels
of right celestial worth?
What are they but the ladder
set up to heaven on earth?

O happy band of pilgrims,
look upward to the skies,
where such a light affliction
shall win you such a prize!



Priest:     Let us pray

       Lord have mercy upon us

All:     Christ have mercy upon us

Priest:     Lord have mercy upon us


Priest:      As our Saviour taught us, so we pray.

All:     Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy name;

            thy kingdom come;

            thy will be done;

            on earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses,

            as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not in to temptation

 but deliver us from evil.

 For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

 for ever and ever.  Amen.


Priest:   Rest eternal grant him O Lord,

All:      And let light perpetual shine upon him


Special Prayers:


The Commmendation



Rock of ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy riven side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure:
cleanse me from its guilt and power.

Not the labours of my hands
can fulfil thy law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears for ever flow,
all for sin could not atone:
thou must save, and thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
simply to thy cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly;
wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
when my eyelids close in death,
when I soar through tracts unknown,
see thee on thy judgement throne;
rock of ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee.

Priest:   Rest eternal grant him O Lord,

All:      And let light perpetual shine upon him


Priest:   May the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.

All:      And rise in Glory Amen




Nunc Dimmittis.

Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:

            According to thy  word.

For mine eyes hath seen: thy salvation.

            Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all  people.

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles:

            And to be the glory of thy people Israel.







Alfred Sidney Hensman

18th February 1907

4th July 2001


























11th July 2001


The Church of

St Kyneburgha of Castor