from WHITFIELD'S CHURCH AND CENTRAL MISSION
Tottenham Court Road, W.1.
Order of Service I
Hymn (Tune, Special)
Great Lord of the Ages, Thou Master of Men,
Thy voice shall be heard In our warfare again.
Once more wo invoke Thee, Who only can save.
To strengthen the free and the brave.
Leader Who never shalt fail Though long be the fight For God and the Right
Thy Love and Thy Truth shall prevail
O give for the conflict the faith that is sure,
The aims that are selfless, the love that is pore.
With hearts Thou hast hallowed, a sanctified band,
For Thee and Thy Kingdom we stand.
Hail! Hail! etc.
Thy Kingdom remains with the makers of Peace The strife and the hatred together shall cease,
And they who for righteousness witness and dare, Thy Glory and honour shall share.
Hail! Hail! etc.
Charles Silvester Home
THE WHITEFIELD'S QUARTETTE:
Prayer and 'The Lord's Prayer' (sung)
Sermon by Rev. A. D. BELDON, B.D.
Hymn, Congregational Hymnary 653 (omitting Verses 4 and 5) (Tune, Eventide)
Lift up your hearts ! We lift them, Lord to Thee; Here, at Thy feet, none other may see;
Lift up your hearts Even so, with one accord, We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.
Above the level of the former years.
The mire of sin, the slough of guilty fears, The mist of doubt, the blight of love's decay, O Lord of light, lift all our hearts today.
Above the swamps of subterfuge and shame,
The deeds, the thoughts, that honour may not name. The halting tongue that dares not tell the whole O Lord of truth, lift every Christian soul.
Lift every gift, that Thou Thyself hast given, Low lies the best till lifted up to Heaven,
Low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain, Till, sent from God, they mount to God again.
O if the hopes which thrill our hearts today, Foreshadow aught that shall not pass away.
And we may trust that all our days shall be Round each to each by natural piety.
Then, as the trumpet-call, in after years,
' Lift up your Hearts ' rings pealing in our ears, Still those hearts respond, with full accord, We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.
SPENCER SHAW, A.R.C.O., L.R.A.M.
IN 1756 George Whitefield built his church, which was for many years the centre of crowded congregations under a succession of great preachers. Its fame was renewed in 1902, when Charles Silvester Home pioneered on its premises the idea of the Institutional Church. Since then the historic church has been a Central Mission under the auspices of the London Congregational Union, and the Rev. Albert Beldon became its Superintendent just over a year ago.