Choir Anthems

Sunday 25 June

Litany to the Holy Spirit

Peter Hurford (b. 1930)

In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drown'd in sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Lead me Lord

S S Wesley (1810-76)

Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety.
Psalms 5:8 and 4:9

Christ has no body now but yours

David Ogden (b. 1966)

Christ has no body now but yours,
no hands, no feet on earth but yours,
yours are the eyes through which He sees,
yours are the feet with which He walks,
yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world.
St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)