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Church of Scotland St Andrews-Lhanbryd & Urquhart Parish Church Morning Worship !

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Introit Welcome $,. /ell out #y soul 1 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord ! Unnumbered blessings, give my spirit voice ; tender to me the promise of his word ; in od my !aviour shall my heart re"oice# $ Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his name ! %a&e &nown his might, the deeds his arm has done ; his mercy sure, from age to age the same ; his holy 'ame, the Lord, the %ighty (ne# ) Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might ! *owers and dominions lay their glory by# *roud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight, the hungry fed, the humble lifted high# + Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word ! ,irm is his promise, and his mercy sure# Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord to children-s children and for evermore ! Timothy .udley/!mith 0b' 11$23 based on the Magnificat from /he 0ew 1nglish 2ible *rayer and Lord-s *rayer ,amily tal& "own to 1arth 3played fro# a resource C"4 4e could have been born in a royal palace and called 56our ma"esty7 Worn a crown of diamonds and lived in lu8ury 9ut he was born in a dirty stable and laid on a bed of hay 'ot too many welcomed him on the very first :hristmas .ay 4e is ;down to earth 4e is ;down to earth The one who changed the world forever is down to earth 4e could have been friends with rich and famous, with big celebrities 4ad anything he wanted, living as he pleased 9ut he made friends with the poor fol&s, with the sic& and with the lame 4e helped them with their problems and he called them all by name :horus 5e could ha)e been full of his i#portance and felt so )ery grand 5is ser)ants would ha)e bowed and said 6your wish is #y co##and7 2ut he wore a crown of thorns ga)e e)erything he had 5e ga)e his life that we #ight 8now the great lo)e of his dad

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<eadings / Isaiah )= 1/1>, %atthew 11, $/11 . 9h* sing a new song to the Lord *!?L% 1@ 1 (h, sing a new song to the Lord, for wonders he has done ; with his right hand and holy arm the vict-ry he has won# $ The Lord has made this triumph &nown, displayed his saving might ; he has revealed his righteousness in every nation-s sight# ) 4e mindful of his grace and truth to Israel-s house has been ; the saving power of od our Lord earth-s farthest ends have seen# + Aarth, shout aloud to od the Lord and ma&e a "oyful noise ; brea& into song and celebrate, sing praises and re"oice# = !ing to the Lord with sound of harp, let harp and voices ring ; with blare of trumpets, blast of horn, acclaim the Lord, the Bing# 2 Let seas, and all within them, roar, the world, and dwellers there ; let streams clap hands, and mountains sing C as one their "oy declare# D Let these all sing before the Lord who comes earth-s "udge to be ; he-ll "udge the world with righteousness, its fol& with eEuity# *salm 1@ /he Scottish Psalter* 11$1 3alt'4 <esponsive *salm 1+2 0L4! 34appy are those whose help is the whose hope is in the Lord their od, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who &eeps faith forever; who e8ecutes "ustice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry# od of Facob,

0<4!3 The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind# The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous# The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wic&ed he brings to ruin# 0L4!3The Lord will reign forever, your od, ( Gion, for all generations# *raise the Lord! 0?ll3 ?men

& + Child in a Manger Leanabh an :igh 1 :hild in the manger, infant of %ary ; outcast and stranger, Lord of all ! :hild who inherits all our transgressions, all our demerits on him fall#

(nce the most holy child of salvation gently and lowly lived below ; now, as our glorious mighty <edeemer, see him victorious o-er each foe#

*rophets foretold him, infant of wonder ; angels behold him on his throne ; worthy our !aviour of all their praises ; happy for ever are his own#

Mary Macdonald (17891872) translated Lachlan Macbean (18531931)

!ermon (ffering ,%- Praise ;od *raise od, from whom all blessings flow ; praise him, all creatures here below ; praise him above, ye heavenly host ; praise ,ather, !on, and 4oly host#
Thomas Ken (16371711)

*rayers &!$ 9 for a thousand tongues 1 ( for a thousand tongues, to sing my great <edeemer-s praise, the glories of my od and Bing, the triumphs of his grace ! $ Fesus ! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease ; -tis music in the sinner-s ears, -tis life, and health, and peace# ) 4e brea&s the power of cancelled sin, he sets the prisoner free ; his blood can ma&e the foulest clean, his blood availed for me# :harles Wesley 01D>DH1D@@3 9enediction + 4e spea&s, and, listening to his voice, new life the dead receive, the mournful, bro&en hearts re"oice, the humble poor believe# 4ear him, ye deaf ; his praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ ; ye blind, behold your !aviour come ; and leap, ye lame, for "oy ! %y gracious %aster and my od, assist me to proclaim, to spread through all the earth abroad the honours of thy name#

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