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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 May 2010

Brian D'Arcy celebrates the feast of the Ascension with hymns, prayers and reflection. This week's featured choir is the Blossom Street Singers directed by Hilary Campbell. The organist is Andrew Earis and hymns include Alleluia Sing To Jesus and Crown Him With Many Crowns.

  • Hymns

    Allelluia sing to Jesus
    The Blossom Street Singers

    How lovely on the mountains
    Our God reigns
    Churches Together in Carlisle

    The Lord ascendeth up on high
    Ascendit deus
    The Blossom Street Singers

    The head that once was crowned
    St Magnus

    God is gone up
    The Blossom Street Singers

    Jesus is Lord
    Jesus is Lord
    St Martin in the Fields

    Good Christians all rejoice and sing
    Gelobt sei Gott
    The Blossom Street Singers

    Crown him with many crowns
    Haileybury Senior School Choir

  • Prayers

    Jesus sits at the right hand of the father in glory. So we bring our prayers to the father knowing that Jesus is interceding for us.

    We pray that God will bless and inspire our new Government. May all their actions be based on fairness and justice.

    Life seems to be full of goodbyes. And on the day of Ascension, the disciples had to say goodbye to Jesus. But as he departed from this earth he offered them the gift of understanding and the promise of the Holy Spirit. May those gifts be offered to us too.

    On world communications day we pray for Christians at work in the media who promote justice and peace. May they be blessed in what they do.

    And may all our prayers spoken and unspoken this night.
    We offer them through Christ our Lord, Amen.


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