ENTRANCE: HARVEST FOR THE WORLD


All babies together, everyone a seed

Half of us are satisfied, half of us in need

And love's beautiful in us, tarnished by our greed

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Harvest for the world


A nation planted so concerned with gain

As the seasons come and go, greater grows the pain

And far too many are feeling the strain

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Harvest for the world


Gather every man, gather every woman

Celebrate your lives, give thanks for your children

Gather every one, gather all together

Overlooking none, hoping life gets better


Dress me up for battle, when all I want is peace

Those of us who pay the price, come home with the least

And nation after nation are turning into beasts

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world


When will there be (Harvest for the world)

I wanna know right now

PSALM: HOPE


Long ago, and far away, they say a young man died

And looking back two thousand years, you wonder why He tried

But yet though time distorts the view and images grow vague

Still shines His light though shooting stars go spinning to the grave


Ch: Hope is the light that fills your eyes, hope is the word which Christ devised

Reflecting His world, green grass, blue skies

Hope is the strength you need


And if you should go by His door when nothing else is right

You'll find the light inside your heart will still be burning bright

But if your courage fails you then, you still must venture forth

And leave your footprints in the sand as tribute to your birth


Chorus…For life, for love your hope





OFFERTORY: FROM A DISTANCE


From a distance, the world looks blue and green

And the snow-capped mountains white

From a distance, the ocean meets the stream

And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance, there is harmony

And it echoes through the land

It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace

It's the voice of every man


From a distance, we all have enough and no one is in need

There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases

No hungry mouths to feed

From a distance we are instruments, marching in a common band

Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace

They're the songs of every man


God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us

From a distance


From a distance, you look like my friend

Even though we are at war

From a distance, I can't comprehend

What all this war is for

From a distance, there is harmony

And it echoes through the land

It's the hope of hopes, It's the love of loves

It's the heart of every man

It's the hope of hopes, It's the love of loves

It's the song of every man


ACCLAMATION: GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD


God so loved the world that he gave His only son [x2]



COMMUNION: THE TRAVELLER


On a day when the devil and the world sat down together

And talked away the hours like a couple of old friends

While their children were playing on the village green together

With guns and tanks and bombs and lots of fighter airplanes

There came an outsider from where no one could say

But, simply and straightforwardly, he tried to save the day, He said…


God so loved the world that he gave His only son [x2]


All the politicians and the scholars said how sad

And after consultation they decided he was mad

Conspiracy, they shouted, chicanery, they said

He's nothing but a trickster and completely off his head


With sorrow and with anger he looked on their stupidity

Kept them debating on the future of mankind

He came to the marketplace of subterfuge activity

Anxious to know what attitude he would find

Amidst all the bargaining he spoke up loud and clear

The people turned to listen with a condescending ear, He said…


God so loved the world that he gave His only son [x2]


No sooner had he started than the violence broke out

They railed and they cursed him, just another long-haired lout

You sponger, you parasite, we fought for the likes of you

Give you education and just look where it leads to


The devil raised his glass as the traveller set forth

To leave the village far behind became his only thought

But as he reached the outskirts he stopped to rest awhile

As children's voices singing in the schoolhouse made him smile


Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me

Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so


(God so loved the world…. )

Communion Reflection


In today’s Gospel Jesus says he wants to set the earth on Fire. This is not surprising given the amount of war, poverty and division that we see in the world today as well as the lack of respect for our planet that has resulted in climate change.


Things will not improve until the world realizes that change can only come when the world comes together as one, shows love and lends a helping hand to each other and hopefully someday there will be no guns, no bombs, no diseases, and no hungry mouths to feed

RECESSIONAL: WE ARE THE WORLD


There comes a time when we heed a certain call

When the world must come together as one

There are people dying and it's time to lend a hand

To life, the greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day

That someone, somewhere will soon make a change

We are all a part of God's great big family

And the truth, you know, love is all we need


Ch: We are the world, we are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving

There's a choice we're making, we're saving our own lives

It's true we make a better day, just you and me


Well send them your heart so they know that someone cares

And their lives will be stronger and free

As God has shown us by turning stones to bread

And so we all must lend a helping hand


Chorus


When you're down and out and there seems no hope at all

But if you just believe, there's no way we can fall

Let us realise that a change can only come

When we stand together as one


Chorus


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