9th May A.D. 2021 : 10 a.m.


Order of Service

Preacher : Rev. David Tsai

Organist: Stacey Yang


Interim Moderator : Rev. David Tsai, (

Session Clerk : Simon Fraser, (

The office telephone number is 02 9552 2057. 



Music before the Service : 

J.S.Bach, 1685 – 1750, Bist du bei mir, BWV 508



Welcome – Call to Worship


Sing we to our God above, Hallelujah !

Praise eternal as His love ; Hallelujah !

Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Hallelujah !

Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Hallelujah ! Amen.

Lyra Davidica, 1708

Tune, Easter Hymn, Lyra Davidica, 1708


Prayers of Approach





Hymn 1


Praise the Lord ! ye heavens, adore Him ;

     Praise Him, angels in the height ;

Sun and moon, rejoice before Him,

     Praise Him, all ye starts and light.


Praise the Lord ! for He is glorious ;

     Never shall His promise fail ;

God hath made His saints victorious ;

     Sin and death shall not prevail.


Praise the God of our salvation ! 

     Hosts on high, His power proclaim ;

Heaven and earth, and all creation,

     Laud and magnify His name. Amen.

Foundling Hospital Hymns, 1809

Tune, Laus Deo, Richard Redhead, 1820 – 1901 


First Reading – Genesis 4:17 – 5:2 read by 


Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Hymn 2 (Psalm 90)


O God, our help in ages past,

     Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

     And our  eternal home !


Time like an ever rolling stream

     Bears all its sons away ;

They fly forgotten, as a dream 

     Dies at the opening day.


The busy tribes of flesh and blood,

     With all their cares and fears,

Are carried downward by the flood

     And lost in following years. 


O God, our help in ages past,

     Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while troubles last,

     And our eternal home ! Amen.

Isaac Watts, 1674 – 1748 

Tune, St Anne,  William Croft, 1678 – 1727 



Second Reading – Jude 1 : 11 – 22 read by  



Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession



Lo ! He comes with clouds descending,

     Once for favoured sinners slain ;

Thousand thousand saints attending

     Swell the triumph of His train ;

         Hallelujah ! (x3)

     God appears on earth to reign.


Every eye shall now behold Him,

     Robed in dreadful majesty ;

Those who set at nought and sold Him,

     Pierced and nailed Him to the Tree,

         Deeply wailing, (x3)

     Shall the true Messiah see.


Those dear tokens of His passion

     Still His dazzling body bears ;

Cause of endless exultation

     To His ransomed worshippers :

         With what rapture (x3)

     Gaze we on those glorious scars. Amen.

Charles Wesley 1707 – 88 

Tune, Helmsley, Select Hymns with Tunes Annext, 1765


Notices – Retiring Offering 


Hymn 4 (Rejoice ! 284)


Lord you word shall guide us,

And with truth provide us,

Teach us to receive it

And with joy believe it.



When the storms distress us

And dark clouds oppress us,

Then your Word protects us

And its light directs us.


O that we discerning

Its most holy learning,

Lord, my love and fear you,

Evermore be near you. Amen.


Henry William Baker, 1821 – 77, (altered)

Tune, Ravenshaw, M.Weisse, 1480 – 1534 


Sermon – AFTER CAIN.  Who did Cain marry ?



Hymn 5 (Paraphrase 48)


The Saviour dy’d but rose again 

     triumphant from the grave ;

And pleads our cause at God’s right hand 

     omnipotent to save.


Who then can e’er divide us more 

     from Jesus and his love, 

Or break the sacred chain that binds 

     the earth to heaven above ?


Nor death, nor life, nor earth nor hell, 

     nor time’s destroying sway,

Can e’er efface us from his heart 

     or make his love decay. Amen

Scottish Paraphrases, 1781

Tune, Salzburg, Michael Haydn,1737 – 1806


Benediction – Threefold Amen


Postlude : Felix Mendelssohn, 1809 – 47 Sonata 4, First Movement


Services will be held at the Church at 10 a.m. each Sunday and will also be available on line by clicking “Livestream” at


Coming services

16th, 23rd May, Rev. David Tsai, 30th May, Rev Thomas Wall,

Quarterly Communion Service, 6th June, Rev Thomas, Wall, 

13th, 20th June, Rev. Thomas Wall.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, 27th June, Rev Conrad Nixon


Offerings can be posted to  PO box 42 Annandale 2038 or paid online to Annandale Leichhardt Presbyterian Church BSB: 032-011 Account Number: 120709. Please quote reference “Plate”. Please make cheques payable to: “Annandale Leichhardt Presbyterian Church” (not Hunter Baillie). If you wish to donate anonymously, put “Anonymous” or “Anon” as the name.



Selection Committee,  Sunday, 16th May, 11.30 a.m. after the Service ,

Financial Strategy meeting on Saturday 15 May at 11 am

Wednesday, 26th May, 

Session at 6 p.m. in Church Office, Committee of Management, 7.30 (Zoom)


Door Duty : 9th May, Catherine & Paul; 16th May, Allan & Noel ; 23rd May, Alice& Allanah ; 

30th May, Sue W. & Catherine

Duty Elder for May, Simon Fraser