Church of England Diocese of Manchester Astley Bridge

Hymns for 16th August - recorded by Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist

Mel writes : 

This week's hymns have an exceptionally wide timespan from the 'Old Hundredth' to modern words from the Philadelphia Presbyterian pastor, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. In the hymn "She came to Jesus" she takes the highly inclusive story of the Canaanite woman whose daughter is healed that occurs in today's Gospel reading from St Matthew. It follows the old tradition of using a very familiar tune to make for easy singing of new material.

Two of this week's hymns were recorded earlier in lockdown.

AMNS 100 All people that on earth do dwell - https://youtu.be/AuBpfvh9KI8

She Came to Jesus from outside the fold - https://youtu.be/c2QmsHwXCoo

AMNS 361 For the healing of the nations - https://youtu.be/0WhVgZCMU6s

AMNS 376 In Christ there is no east or west - https://youtu.be/rp-yQAwME1M

Mel has also included a link to the prayer improvisation ('Dear Lord and Father of mankind') that was offered in last Sunday's service at 10:00 - https://youtu.be/_y8R77LLfvk