Thursday 31 December, 2020


New Year: Watchnight                                                           


A hymn for New Year ("This is a day of both prayer and of praising") (website only)

either Deuteronomy 8: 1-20

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
O God of Bethel, by whose hand thy people still are fed (StF 475)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (StF 83)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
You call us to the wilderness (website only)

or Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15

Come, let us sing to the One (StF 2)
O Lord, we are always in your presence (StF 33) (especially for prayer response)
Sing of a God in majestic divinity (StF 13)
There is no moment of my life (StF 482)
When we are living, we are in the Lord (StF 485)

either Psalm 8

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I sing the almighty power of God (StF 107)

or Psalm 90

Come, let us anew our journey pursue (StF 460)

Revelation 21: 1-6a

As with gladness men of old (v.4) (StF 224)
It came upon a midnight clear (StF 205)
Hills of the north, rejoice (StF 172)
O God, you search me and you know me (StF 728)
Praise is rising (StF 64)
Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
New every morning is the love (StF 137)
You showed us mercy (StF 488)

Matthew 25: 31-46

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes (StF 171)
Here on the threshold of a new beginning (StF 684)
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love (StF 249)
Up to your table, Lord, you call us (vv.1&3) (StF 599)
We pray until that hour (StF 741)
When I needed a neighbour, were you there? (StF 256)

or Luke 12: 13-21

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)
*Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)

or Luke 12: 35-50

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
As servants working an estate whose owner is away (StF 491)
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (StF 317)
*Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
Stay with me, remain here with me (StF 780)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

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