Waiapu Cathedral Consecration 1967

THE FORM & ORDER

of the Service of

CONSECRATION

of

WAIAPU CATHEDRAL

8th OCTOBER, 1967

at three o’clock in the afternoon

IMPORTANT

DO …. Worship with your usual devotion and attention – the camera can be so revealing.

DO …. Maintain this reverence all through. You never know when you will be in shot.

DO …. Be natural.

DO …. Join in the singing and all parts (especially the Amens) where the congregation is called on to be vocal. A closed mouth seen on screen while a hymn is being sung will speak volumes against the Church.

DO … Remember that what you are doing today is a valuable ecumenical exercise. It will let other Christians see how we worship, and so make for mutual understanding,

DO …. Remember that people of little or no faith will see this programme, and might be brought to faith by God through it.

DO …. Pray for those taking part today, and for the producer (John Miles), the technical staff of N.Z.B.C., and for the directors of the National Council of Churches Television Commission,

DON’T …. Ever look at the camera.

DON’T …. Let your attention slip. A yawn or grimace may well be caught. It could ruin the occasion.

DON’T …. Make a noise as you sit, stand up, or kneel.

DON’T ….Be put off by the lights, cameras, or movement involved in producing the telecast.

REMEMBER YOU ARE ON TELEVISION.

That’s me!

The Form and Order of Service

that is to be performed and of the

CEREMONIES

that are to be observed in the

CONSECRATION

of

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH

OF

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
DIOCESE OF WAIAPU

AT THE HANDS OF

NORMAN

Bishop of the Diocese
(Primate and Archbishop of New Zealand)

at 3.00 p.m.

on Sunday, the eighth day of October

In the Year of our Lord

One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-Seven

WAIAPU CATHEDRAL

Three seconds hell
And down it fell;
The hopes and fears
Of many years
But dust and ashes tell

Arise and build!
Strong hearts so willed;
Resurrection
Desolation
Hath so bravely routed

On this day
Our roundelay
Of joyous praise
We proudly raise
In high adoration

CONCERNING THE MEANING OF CERTAIN CEREMONIES PREPARATORY TO THE CONSECRATION

All outward forms and ceremonies both in the preparation for as well as in the service of the Consecration of a Cathedral Church have an inward and spiritual meaning.

THE knocking at the door by the Bishop many times before he is granted admission demonstrates the persistence and patience of God, the Shepherd of souls, who ever waits at the door of the human heart until with penitence and prayer the soul moves towards him.

THAT the glad assurance of the Divine presence is unfailingly given by God to all who prepare their souls to meet Him is signified by the opening words of the Bishop as the doors of the church are opened after the third knocking.

THE first act of the life of consecration is the acknowledgement that every faculty belongs to Christ, and so in the cathedral service the Bishop claims for Christ the whole field of learning, of science, and of art, by making the sign of Alpha and Omega aXa.

FURTHER, because the warfare of the Church is set against ignorance and sin, the greatest of the foes of man, the Bishop makes this sign of divine wisdom upon the form of a cross. Christ and Christ crucified is the wisdom of God.

IN this way is signified that the Spirit of God lays claim to every faculty of emotion, of will and of understanding, in order that the whole man may be ready to receive the fulness of sanctifying power.

THAT the human soul who would draw near to the holiest of all must go alone and unattended, yet fortified by the Gospels and by the authority of the Church, is symbolized by the Bishop looking towards the book of the Gospels and towards the book of the Commission of the Church, as alone and unattended he proceeds to the Holy Table. In his left hand his staff and in his right hand the keys, and bearing in his mind the flock of Christ committed to his charge, he walks to the Table of the Lord whither it is ever his joy to join his fellow worshippers.

THE Meaning of that which follows in the service of Consecration itself is easily discerned. At the Holy Table the keys are dedicated, the sure promises of our Lord and of his Apostles are called to mind, the hallowing is acclaimed, the offerings are presented, and the ancient blessing of the Church is pronounced.

The Choir and Clergy having taken their places together with members of the Episcopate and Civic dignitaries and representatives of other Churches.

The Bishop of the Diocese, the Primatial Cross borne before him, attended by two of his Chaplains, supported by the Registrar of the Diocese, and conducted by two Chaplains bearing the Holy Books of Divine Commission, namely the Gospels of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the Ordinal of His Church, shall move to a place appointed at the main north entrance, and shall say this prayer:

LET Thine eye, O Lord, be continually upon this house which we would consecrate to thee, and grant likewise unto the spiritual stones, thy people of this Diocese, that, encompassed by thy Spirit and consecrated to thy service, they may be a living temple blameless and undefiled unto the day of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Then shall the Bishop knock on a door of the Cathedral:

Then shall be sung the hymn which affirms that victory belongeth unto God for –

JESUS shall reign where’er the sun
Doth his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.

Blessings abound where’er he reigns:
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honours to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.

The Bishop shall knock again upon the door of the Cathedral Church and say:

REMEMBER, O Lord, what Thou hast wrought in us rather than what we deserve, and as Thou hast called us to Thy service, make us worthy of our calling, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

THE DELIVERY OF THE KEYS TO THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE

Then shall the Bishop knock for the third time upon the closed door, and this time he shall say:

Lift up your eyes – lift up your minds – lift up your hearts.

R.   We lift them up unto the Lord.

The Bishop shall then say:

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.

The question shall be asked within the Cathedral:

Who is the King of Glory?

And the Bishop shall answer:

The Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory.

And now the doors shall be opened by the Cathedral Church Wardens:

The Bishop shall be received by members of the Chapter and the Registrar shall deliver to the Bishop a petition for the Consecration of the Cathedral, saying:

Most Reverend Father in God, we pray you to consecrate this Cathedral Church.

And the Bishop shall answer:

I am ready to proceed to the Consecration.

Then shall the Architect deliver the keys of the Cathedral to the Bishop.

THE ENTRANCE OF THE BISHOP INTO THE CHURCH

The Bishop shall say:

The Lord be with you.

And all the people shall respond in the natural voice:

And with thy spirit.

WE beseech thee, O Lord, graciously enter thy house, and within the hearts of thy faithful people establish for thyself an everlasting habitation that they may be glorified by the indwelling of him by whose building they live, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

PEACE be unto this house and all that worship in it.

PEACE be to those that enter and to those that go out from it.

PEACE be to those that love it and that love the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Then shall the Bishop kneel at the faldstool [footstool] and the procession shall pass on either hand of the kneeling Bishop. The Chancellor and the Registrar of the Diocese shall proceed to their places. The Archdeacons, the Vicar General and the Bishop of Aotearoa shall move to the seats appointed for their use within the Sanctuary.

In the meanwhile the following Hymn shall be sung, praying that He who is the Way will also be our guide:

BREATHE on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what thou dost love,
And do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure;
Until with thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly thine;
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God:
So shall I never die.
But live with thee the perfect life
Of thine eternity.

THE INVOCATION AND THE SIGN OF ALPHA AND OMEGA

Then the Bishop shall bid the congregation keep silence, kneeling for a space in prayer, on behalf of the Cathedral to be hallowed.

Then shall follow the hymn VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS; the congregation kneeling. As this invocation of the Holy Spirit is being sung the Bishop with his pastoral staff shall make upon the pavement the sign of

a X w   THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA   a X w

COME, Holy Ghost. our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art.
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness [dullness] of our blinded sight:

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the aboundance [abundance] of thy grace:
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where thou art guide no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And thee, of Both, to be but One;
That through the ages all along
This may be our endless song.
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   Amen.

The Book of the Gospels and the Book of the Ordinal shall be carried to the Holy Table before the Bishop.

Then taking the keys in his right hand, and the pastoral staff in his left hand, the Bishop, alone and unattended, and hearing in mind the flock committed to his charge, shall measure the length of the fold of the Temple of God, passing up through the Choir to the Holy Table.

THE DEDICATION

The Bishop passes through the Choir, and so up the steps to the Holy Table where he makes his humble adoration. Then, placing the keys upon the Holy Table, he shall say:

O LORD Jesus Christ, who hast the key of David, who openest and no man shutteth, give thy power, we pray thee, to us thy servants, and grant that this house, now opened for thy service, may always be filled with thy presence, and may ever remain a refuge for thy faithful people, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This ended, the people shall remain kneeling while the Bishop, standing with his face toward the Holy Table, shall say:

O ETERNAL God, mighty in power, of majesty incomprehensible, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the walls of temples made with hands, who yet hast been graciously pleased to promise thy special presence in whatever place two or three of thy faithful servants shall assemble in thy name, to offer up their praises and supplications unto thee; Vouchsafe, O Lord, to be present with us, who are here gathered together, with all humility and readiness of heart to consecrate this place to the honour of thy great Name; separating it henceforth from all unhallowed, ordinary, and common uses, and dedicating it entirely to thy service, for reading thy Holy Word, for preaching thy mighty Gospel, for celebrating the Holy Sacraments, for offering to thy glorious Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, for blessing thy people in thy name, and for all other Holy Ordinances; that so this house may be an habitation of thy glory, and a reflection of thine everlasting light upon all who enter to meet thy presence, and to be satisfied with thy eternal love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Then shall the Bishop and people say:

OUR FATHER, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. For ever and ever.   Amen.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

The people standing, the several members of the Cathedral Chapter, being at the places of dedication shall read in a distinct and audible voice the following passages of Scripture:

At the place where prayers are said,

A CANON OF THE CATHEDRAL

Hear the words written in the Holy Gospel according to Saint John.

VERILY, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

At the Lectern,

THE DEAN OF WAIAPU

Hear the words written in the Book of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine.

I SAW another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. At the place for the laying on of hands in Confirmation,

THE ARCHDEACON OF TAURANGA

Hear the words written in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.

NOW when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

At the place of the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony,

THE ARCHDEACON OF WAIAPU

Hear the words written in the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Ephesians.

FOR this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery:but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.

At the place of Divine Commission,

THE VICAR GENERAL

Hear the words written in the Holy Gospel according to Saint John.

THEN said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Then shall be sung:

CONSECRATE, O Lord, this building,
From it let thy love overflow,
Take us as we are, and make us
Vibrant beings all aglow,
All aglow, Lord,
Action’s splendour fortify.

At this scene of desolation,
Courage and devotion cried
Lord for restoration so that
Now the loss is rectified:
Consecration
Men and building sanctified.

Thus with hearts firm fixed in heaven
May our earthly service be
Strengthened, deepened and supported
By reliant faith in thee,
Who dost give us
Pledges of eternity.

During the singing of the hymn the members of the Chapter shall proceed from the several places of dedication to their appointed places,

CONCERNING THE SACRAMENTS

The Right Reverend Bishop of Aotearoa

Hear what our Saviour Christ hath taught us.

GO ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

JESUS took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said. Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying. Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

THE CONSECRATION

Then shall the people kneel and secretly call to mind the gracious promise of the Lord Jesus, ‘Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst’

The Bishop shall say:

Let us pray.

GOD, the Sanctifier of all things, whose loving-kindness never faileth, who rulest both in heaven and in earth, keeping mercy for thy people who walk before the presence of thy glory; graciously vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to hallow this building set apart for thy holy mysteries; mercifully illumine and brighten it with thine own glory, and pour down thy blessing upon it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Then shall follow the solemn Prayer of Consecration, the Bishop first turning to the people and saying:

The Lord be with you.

Answer
And with thy spirit.

The Bishop
Lift up your hearts

Answer
We lift them up unto the Lord. h

The Bishop h
Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer
It is meet and right so to do.

The Bishop

hIT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.

FOR THAT THOU, according to thy most true promise by Jesus our Lord art present in our prayers and holy rites, and in all the services of these thy servants.

LET thy Holy Spirit descend with the fulness [fullness] of sevenfold grace in the dedication which we, thy unworthy servants, now make

TO the glory of thy holy name,

IN honour of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath vouchsafed to redeem us upon the Holy Cross, and

IN especial remembrance of his most glorious Resurrection;

THAT, whensoever thy holy name is invoked within these walls, the prayers of all those who call upon thee may be heard by thee, O Lord, merciful and gracious. h h

O BLESSED MAJESTY of God, filling, containing and ordering the whole world;

O HOLY KING OE SAINTS, BUILDER, UPHOLDER, AND DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH:

O BLESSED HAND of God, sanctifying, blessing, and replenishing all things;

O BLESSED and HOLY TRINITY, who dost give purity, strength, and beauty to that which thou hast created; we most humbly beseech thee of thy mercy that thou wouldest [wouldst].

VOUCHSAFE TO BLESS, HALLOW, AND CONSECRATE THIS HOLY TABLE AND BLESS AND CONSECRATE THIS WHOLE BUILDING WITH THE EVERLASTING FULNESS OF THY SANCTIFYING POWER

WHO livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

THE REJOICINGS

The Solemn words of the Consecration said, all the Congregation shall stand and bless the Lord, rejoicing together as is suitable to the great occasion, the Bishop first saying:

BLESSED be thou, O Lord, in the worship of us thy servants. Grant that all who in this House shall hear thy holy word and receive the most comfortable Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction and may obtain forgiveness of their sins with all other benefits of his Passion.

And all the people shall sing:

PRAISE GOD, from whom all blessings flow:
Praise him, all creatures here below:
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.   Amen.

THE WITNESS OF CONSECRATION

And now the rejoicing of the people in the consecration of their Cathedral having been offered unto Almighty God, the Bishop shall lay his hand upon the wall that is north in the Sanctuary, and making his

MARK OF CONSECRATION

he shall say

THIS DWELLING IS GOD’S HABITATION, IT IS A POSSESSION ABOVE ALL PRICE WHICH MAY NOT BE SPOKEN AGAINST.

Then shall be sung the hymn:

IMMORTAL, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

The Bishop, his crosier borne before him, supported by his Cathedral Chapter and by his Chaplains, attended by the Cross of Waiapu and conducted by the Dean, shall move from the Sanctuary through the Presbytery to the steps of the Choir, a table being made ready at a place appointed.

The Bishop shall now seat himself in his Chair; the Chapter standing behind him on either hand; Remembrance Clerks attending with all that is requisite for the signing of the document.

The Bishop shall say:

LET the congregation be seated and let the Sentence of Consecration be read by the Chancellor of the Diocese.

Then shall the Chancellor read the Sentence of Consecration.

The Bishop, having inquired and having satisfied himself that all is in order, shall sign the Sentence of Consecration.

Then shall the document be placed before those appointed for witnesses, which being done, the Dean shall say.

Let the congregation stand

Then the Bishop shall pronounce as follows:

BY VIRTUE OF OUR SACRED OFFICE IN THE CHURCH OF GOD WE DO NOW DECLARE TO BE CONSECRATE AND FOR EVER SET APART FROM ALL PROFANE AND COMMON USES THIS HOUSE OF GOD UNDER THE DEDICATION OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST IN NAPIER IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AMEN.

Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop of the Diocese be conducted to the Pulpit, Witnesses shall be conducted to their seats during the singing of the hymn.

WHAKARONGO ki te kupu.
No ko mai, no Kawari
Motu ke nga pukepuke,
Koara pu te ao katoa
Oti rawa
Tana whakaoranga.

Oti rawa! Ae te hari
O te kupu ora nei;
Tini aua pai a Ihu
Tenei ra te puta nei.
Oti rawa!
Tenei ki maharatia.

Mutu pu nga whakarite
O te ture tawhito;
Rite pu i a Ihowa
Ana korero o mua.
Oti rawa!
Koaia tenei haringa.

Tena, e nga Herapima
Tatou nei ka waiata
Ki a Ihu, te Ariki
O te rangi, o te ao,
Hareruia!
Mona i kohurutia.

THE SERMON

The Preacher

THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE
(THE MOST REVEREND N. A. LESSER)

AT THE TIME OF THE OFFERING

THE OFFERTORY HYMN SHALL BE SUNG

The offertory will be in aid of the Cathedral Endowment Fund,

THE ASCRIPTION OF PRAISE

O WORSHIP the King,
All glorious above;
O gratefully sing
His power and his love:
Our Shield and Defender,
The Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendour,
And girded with praise.

O tell of his might,
O sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light,
Whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath
The deep thunder-clouds form,
And dark is his path
On the wings of the storm.

This earth, with its store
Of wonders untold.
Almighty, thy power
Hath founded of old;
Hath stablished it fast
By a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast.
Like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care
What tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air,
It shines in the light:
It streams from the hills,
It descends to the plain.
And sweetly distils
In the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust.
And feeble as frail,
In thee do we trust,
Nor find thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender!
How firm to the end!
Our Maker, Defender,
Redeemer and Friend.

O measureless Might,
Ineffable Love,
While Angels delight
To hymn thee above,
Thy humbler creation,
Though feeble their lays.
With true adoration
Shall sing to thy praise.

And if the occasion shall require, there shall be sung.

ALL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always.
For it is seemly so to do.

For why ? the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore.
From men and from the angel-host
Be praise and glory evermore.

Here the congregation shall kneel and the CONSECRATING BISHOP shall give a blessing, first saying:

Let us pray:

BLESSED be thy name, O Lord, that it hath pleased thee to put into the hearts of thy servants, to erect this house to thy honour and worship. Bless, O Lord, them, their families and substance, and accept the work of their hands; remember them concerning this; wipe not out this kindness that they have shewed for the house of their God and for the offices thereof, and grant that all who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work may shew forth their thankfulness to thee by making a right use of the same, to the glory of thy blessed name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

O LORD Jesus Christ, in whose most blessed name this house of prayer is built and sanctified, grant, we beseech thee, that as we have prepared this place for manifestations of thy love, so we also may be built up a spiritual house for the offering of service acceptable unto thee, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.   Amen.

MAY God, the Fountain of all blessing, fill you, who have gathered in this house on the festival of its Consecration, with the understanding of sacred knowledge.

MAY he keep you sound in faith, steadfast in hope, and persevering in patient charity, and MAY the blessing of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the peace of the Lord be with you always.   Amen.

During the leave-taking the following hymns shall be sung:

THY hand, O God, has guided
Thy flock, from age to age;
The wondrous tale is written,
Full clear, on every page;
Our fathers owned thy goodness,
And we their deeds record;
And both of this bear witness:
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

Thy heralds brought glad tidings
To greatest, as to least;
They bade men rise, and hasten
To share the great King’s feast;
And this was all their teaching,
In every deed and word,
To all alike proclaiming
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

When shadows thick were falling,
And all seemed sunk in night.
Thou, Lord, didst send thy servants,
Thy chosen sons of light.
On them and on thy people
Thy plenteous grace was poured,
And this was still their message:
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

Through many a day of darkness.
Through many a scene of strife,
The faithful few fought bravely,
To guard the nation’s life.
Their Gospel of redemption,
Sin pardoned, man restored,
Was all in this enfolded:
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

And we, shall we be faithless?
Shall hearts fail, hands hang down?
Shall we evade the conflict,
And cast away our crown?
Not so: in God’s deep counsels
Some better thing is stored;
We will maintain, unflinching.
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

Thy mercy will not fail us,
Nor leave thy work undone;
With thy right hand to help us,
The victory shall be won;
And then, by men and angels,
Thy name shall be adored.
And this shall be their anthem,
One Church, one faith, one Lord.

And

NOW thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices.
Who wondrous things hath done.
In whom his world rejoices;
Who from our mother’s arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours to-day.

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in his grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father, now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven.
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore,
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

THE CONSECRATION WILL BE CONSUMMATED TOMORRROW [TOMORROW] IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY COMMUNION AT THE HOUR OF 7 a.m.

You are invited to keep this Service Form, not merely as a souvenir, but as a constant urge to build your own life upon the only sure Foundation, and to consecrate it wholly to Him in whose service you will alone find perfect freedom.

Printed by The Daily Telegraph Co. Ltd., Napier, N.Z.

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Waiapu Cathedral

Date published

8 October 1967

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Booklet

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