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Sharing His Love
to S. Michael’s Ledbury commemoration of
VE Day 75 years on
HM King George VI - The Speech on Victory in Europe Day - 8 May 1945
Please join in singing Now Thank We All Our God
Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mother’s arms
Has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.
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 ever more.
Psalm 145 verses 1 to 7 (NIV)do read along if you’d like to
1 I will exalt You, my God the King;
I will praise Your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise You
and extol Your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no-one can fathom.
4 One generation will commend Your works to another;
they will tell of Your mighty acts.
5 They will speak of the glorious splendour of Your majesty,
and I will meditate on Your wondrous works.
6 They will tell of the power of Your awesome works,
and I will proclaim Your great deeds.
7 They will celebrate Your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
Reflection by Bill MacKenzie
Let’s pause, remember and give thanksreading aloud or silently as you prefer
Thanksgiving and Remembrance
we thank You for the generations that have gone before us
and especially those who endured hardship, fought evil and bore grievous suffering in World War II;
who this day 75 years ago joyfully celebrated victory and war’s ending in Europe.
We remember too, others who continued the fight in the Far East
whose victory would be celebrated in August of that year.
We rejoice that by their courage and tenacity, peace was won; the peace that we have enjoyed to this day.
today we remember all those who gave their lives in that great conflict
and those who have given their lives to keep us safe
for the following seventy five years.
As we appreciate the heritage of freedom which they won and kept for us,
we give thanks for their courage, their devotion to duty and their comradeship
and pray that our lives may be worthy of their sacrifice.
Our hearts are saddened by the countless and continuing conflicts across the world
that have brought destruction and suffering to the many.
we declare that You are the Shepherd of our souls,
the giver of everlasting life.
Today, we commemorate and commend to You
those who lived and died in the service of others.
We are glad to remember that Your purposes for us are good,
that You gave Jesus Christ for the life of the world
and that You lead us by His Holy Spirit
into the paths of righteousness and peace.
Help us to follow.
To finish, do listen to the instrumental music “The home front song” written for VE Day by musicians ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ from Worcester
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