October 18th, 2015
Preacher: Canon Smythe+
Celebrant: Canon Woodward+
Prelude: “Fantasia on Sonata #1 for Flute” – G.F. Handel
Processional: #458 “My Song Is Love Unknown”
verse one only
Gradual: #593 “Lord, Make Us Servants Of Your Peace”
Offertory: “An Offering” – Dan Forrest
O Christ, Who spared not any cost, nor any grace withheld.
But poured forth Your redeeming blood in love unparalleled.
What would You have me offer, Lord? What must I count as loss
That I may taste the fellowship that brings me near the cross.
Why should I cling to gifts You give? Why grasp in foolish pride
What You who gave Yourself for me now bid me lay aside?
To know You is my highest gain, worth any sacrifice.
A treasure worthy to possess at any earthly price.
Yet if behind my open hands, my heart shrinks from the cost,
Teach me that nothing offered You is ever truly lost.
A hundredfold reward awaits in one glimpse of Your face,
My sacrifice forgotten in the riches of Your grace.
Words by Eileen Berry