Tomorrow we celebrate the launch of the new Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey Methodist Circuit with a special service at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church.
We’ve pulled together a band from the 16 churches for the occasion and we’ll be singing a new hymn I wrote to reflect what we hope will be a new unity across this part of Hampshire.
Please pray for us as we embark on this new adventure.
The words of the hymn are printed below. The tune is sine nomine which many congregations use with the traditional words For all the saints who from their labours rest.
We come as one, united by the call:
drawn to declare that Christ is Lord of all.
Clear in our purpose, firm in heart and voice:
the Church of Jesus singing hallelujah!
Praise be to God, who blesses us in Christ:
Son of the Godhead come to bear the price.
The empty tomb declares that Life has won
and calls the world to sing a hallelujah!
In Christ we know the riches of God’s grace:
Love freely given, Death has been displaced!
In him we have redemption through his blood
and so we join in singing hallelujah!
With one accord we lift our voices high,
as all Creation joins to glorify
the one great God who chose us for his own.