Thanksgiving Service

Join with us in a service to celebrate the life of Chris Wood.

Use the videos below to move through the prayers, readings, hymns and music in your own time. 

Welcome: Revd Jeff Thomas

Music: JS Bach,  Siciliano from Sonata No.2 BWV1031

Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty

Reading: Revd David Wood, Chris's brother, reads part of the Book of Job, chapter 38

Music: The Prayer of Gerontius, with the setting by Edward Elgar in The Dream of Gerontius 

Go forth upon thy journey, Christian soul!

Go from this world! Go in the Name of God

The Omnipotent Father, who created thee!

Go in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,

Son of the Living God, who bled for thee!

Go in the name of the Holy Spirit,

who hath been poured out for thee!

Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling

Reading: Revd Roger Wood, Chris's brother, reads part of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 15 

Prayer: Revd Jeff Thomas

Hymn: Jesu, lover of my soul

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.

Blessing: Revd Jeff Thomas

Music: Wedding Toccata, Peter Clulow.

Played by Chris Wood on the organ of Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans

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