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We Celebrated Father Cyril’s Birthday on November 18, Even Though We Didn’t Know Which One It was

December 1, 2012

Our Assistant, Cyril, had another mystery birthday on November 21, and we were delighted to help him celebrate it after our 8:30 and 10:00 Services on November 18. This date was also special for Cyril because it would have been his mother’s 104th birthday. The photos will enlargen if you click on them.

Embedded below are two versions of one of Cyril’s favourite hymns, “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak,” which we sang at the 8:30 Service:

Lord, speak to me that I may speak
in living echoes of thy tone;
As thou hast sought, so let me seek
thy erring children lost and lone.
 
O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
the wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
thy hungering ones with manna sweet.
 
O strengthen me, that while I stand
firm on the Rock, and strong in thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
to wrestlers with the troubled sea.
 
O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious things thou dost impart;
and wing my words, that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.
 
O give thine own sweet rest to me,
that I may speak with soothing power
a word in season, as from thee,
to weary ones in needful hour.
 
O fill me with thy fullness, lord,
until my very heart o’erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
thy love to tell, thy praise to show.
 
O use me, Lord, use even me
just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
until thy blessed face I see,
thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.

(Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1810-1876)

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