Download the liturgy here for Sunday’s 9.30 am service.
Please note a NEW BENEDICTION is being introduced this Sunday: NOW UNTO HIM.
This short worship hymn, used as a blessing and originally called Benediction was written by New Zealand resident Olive Wood in the early 1970s.
The words are directly based on the final three verses of the Epistle to Jude, (23-25).
Comments on on-line forums suggest that the song was regularly used in some churches / families in New Zealand and Australia in the 1970 to perhaps 90s – and more recent YouTube videos suggest it has been used in other countries, too.
Hymn-books that it has been published in include:
- Songs of Praise, Scripture in Song Recordings Ltd, Auckland New Zealand, 1971
- Scripture in Song, Songs of Praise Volume 1, 1979
- New Zealand Praise, NZ Worship Trust 1988 (ref)
- Alleluia Aotearoa, New Zealand Hymnbook Trust, 1999
For those that can read music, go here for pdf copy.