Morning Service


*congregation standing as able

Nathan Skinner, organ

A Cosmic Prayer
Words: Howard Georgi (b. 1947)
Music: Carson P. Cooman (b. 1982)
Park Street Chamber Choir

O God of the heavens and the Earth,
of the astronomical and the subatomic,
of the living and the dead,
of science and history,
of life and love,
we give you thanks.

We give you thanks for the miraculous variety of your creation.
We pray for the energy and time and patience and talent to learn more about the world you have made,
and for humility always to recognize how little we know.


* CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 33
Rob Bradley, Elder

Leader: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous;
it is fitting for the just to be thankful.
People: By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,
and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
Leader: Praise the Lord with the harp;
sing praises unto him with the ten-stringed lute.
People: Let all the earth fear the Lord;
stand in awe of him, all you that dwell in the world.
Leader: Sing unto him a new song;
make skillful melody and cry aloud with joy.
People: For he spoke, and it was done;
he commanded and it stood fast.

* HYMN No. 115 All Creatures of Our God and King

Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our coming day’s bread;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
And lead us not into trial, but deliver us from the Evil One.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


Tammy McLeod, Director of College Ministry
Andrew Shield, New England Conservatory
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These Are They
Words: Revelation 14:4–5
Music: John Goss (1800–1880)

These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.
These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.
And in their mouth was found no guile, for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Aaron Chapla, Harvard Medical School, Research Fellow
Isaiah 52:7–12

Leader: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

* HYMN Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

Richard Ibekwe, MIT PhD student
John 1:35–51

Leader: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

GLORIA PATRI (Hymn No. 734)
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.

“Come and See”
Mark Booker, Senior Minister

HYMN No. 460 Amazing Grace!

Tim Leary, Director of Grad Student Ministries
Clement Li, MIT PhD student
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Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
Words: Joseph Hart (1712–1768)
Music: Timothy A. Mills* (b. 1990)
*member of the Park Street Church Choir

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in his arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
Oh, there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in his arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
Oh, there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye weary, heavy-laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry ’til you’re better,
You will never come at all.

Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth
Is to feel your need of him.

I will arise, I will arise,
oh, there are ten thousand charms.

HYMN No. 296 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!


Nathan Skinner, organ