Order of Service
Harwell War Memorial
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.
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,
Be glory as it was of old,
Is now and shall be evermore.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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 daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
MEMORIAL OF THE DEAD
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
All: We will remember them
LAYING OF WREATHS
A member of the Royal British Legion:
The Legion of the living salutes the Legion of the dead.
All: We will not break faith with thee.
I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace
THE LAST POST
PRAYERS concluding with…
Teach us, good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour, and not to ask for any reward
save that of knowing that we do your will,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FLAG SALUTE
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save The Queen.
We warmly welcome you to join us for the rest of the service in St Matthew’s Church
The Order of Service can be downloaded as a pdf here.