1. Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle;
of the mighty conflict sing;
tell the triumph of the victim,
to his cross thy tribute bring.
Jesus Christ, the world's Redeemer
from that cross now reigns as King.
2. Thirty years among us dwelling,
his appointed time fulfilled,
born for this, he meets his passion,
this the Savior freely willed:
on the cross the Lamb is lifted,
where his precious blood is spilled.
3. He endures the nails, the spitting,
vinegar, and spear, and reed;
from that holy body broken
blood and water forth proceed:
earth, and stars, and sky, and ocean,
by that flood from stain are freed.
4. Faithful cross! above all other,
one and only noble tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peer may be:
sweetest wood and sweetest iron!
sweetest weight is hung on thee.
5. Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory!
Thy relaxing sinews bend;
for awhile the ancient rigor
that thy birth bestowed, suspend;
and the King of heavenly beauty
gently on thine arms extend.
6. Praise and honor to the Father,
praise and honor to the Son
praise and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One:
one in might and one in glory
while eternal ages run.
“There will be a live Zoom ‘agape’ meal at 6:00 pm followed by a pre-recorded service of spiritual communion, with the choir, played on the Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join us. During the meal we will say some prayers for the day, hear some readings and eat together. All you need to do by way of preparation is to have a simple meal ready to go at 6:00 pm, with a glass of wine/grape juice and bread on hand. And you might also want to have a candle close by. This will be a good time of fellowship and a great way to prepare for the service which will follow straight afterwards on the same Zoom meeting HERE.