Earlier this semester Hope College Worship was busy over at Calvin’s (shhh) Worship Symposium. We led morning and evening services on Thursday at the CFAC and also backed up Sandra McCracken during her afternoon vespers services. Below I’ll provide some brief info on the music and liturgy we used.
All Creatures of Our God and King – Traditional, arrangement by Hope College Worship
For the Beauty of the Earth – Traditional arrangement by Aaron Niesquist and A New Liturgy
Confession of Sin (BCP) / Assurance – Psalm 103
Here is Love – traditional, arrangement by Ian Yates & Hope College Worship
By His Wounds – traditional, arrangement by Isaac Wardell & Hope College Worship
Apostles Creed – video for universal design
All Hail Christ – original by Hope College Worship
Vespers with Sandra McCracken
Title: My Soul Finds Rest In God Alone
Opening Prayer – O Gracious Light
O gracious Light, pure brightness of the ever-living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing thy praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Thou art worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.
Songs Of Invitation –
Trinity Song (unpublished)
Prayer for Divine Guidance
Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
World without end. Amen.
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing (B)
A Collect for Grace
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as
you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,
so you never forsake those who make their boast of your
mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Psalm Reading – 62-63 excerpts
Prayer (Read together as musicians continue quietly)
We have sought to find rest in places that only make us weary and empty. Almighty God, give us your peace and quiet us from within. We have looked for a place to hide from the storm, from the heat of the day, and from the fear that comes over us at night. Be our eternal home, our rest, our shelter and our strength. We turn away from tthe shallow springs of self-reliance to drink from your living water that we may be satisfied. We return again to you, our Father. Satisfy us again with your abundance, Holy Spirit. In every age, O LORD, you have been our refuge.
Psalm Reading – Ps 126
Rock of Ages Cleft For Me
(Augustus Montague Toplady/Trad)
Psalm Reading – Ps 40
Closing Prayer –
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours
of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and
chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all people here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.