Tony Miles

Thy Faithfulness, Lord …

    Thy faithfulness, Lord, each moment we find, So true to Thy Word, so loving and kind! Thy mercy so tender to all the lost race, The vilest offender may turn and find grace. The mercy I feel, to others I show, I set to my seal that Jesus is true: Ye all may […]

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Just Listen!

Be good to yourself and take time to read the following without any hurry and reflectively. Why not find somewhere that is quiet and be alone as you let the words speak. Perhaps you can go for a walk, or sit in a garden – anywhere, but ensure no interruption. Take your time. Ssssshhh. Shush. […]

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Morning Prayer – Thomas Ken (1674)

Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise, To pay thy morning sacrifice. Thy precious time misspent, redeem, Each present day thy last esteem, Improve thy talent with due care; For the great day thyself prepare. By influence of the Light divine Let […]

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Lent 2013 – Day 12: ‘When I think only of myself’

Today I am reminded of a prayer that I believe was from some co-workers of the late Mother Teresa in Japan.* Lord, when I am hungry, give me someone in need of food; when I am thirsty, send me someone needing a drink; when I am cold, send me someone to warm; when I am grieved, […]

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The Lord is my Sheepherder

The Lord is my sheepherder I want for nothing He gives me rest in green meadows He leads me along quiet trout streams He leads me along the road of righteousness When I hike through death’s dark glen I have nothing to fear For thy presence is with me Thy staff and thy crook Brings […]

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I knelt to pray

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do, Must hurry up and get to work, for bills would soon be due. And so I said a hurried prayer, jumped up from off my knees, My Christian duty now was done my soul could be at ease. All through the […]

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New Song

HYMN: ‘New Song’ by Tony Miles Suggested tune: “Hyfrydol” 8.7.8.7.D Lord, to you, we sing a new song; age old faith has seen us through. As we gather now to worship, let our minds explore anew – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this our God, the three in one. What a myst’ry!  What a wonder! […]

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Never marry but for love

Love is in the air … but remember these words: Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. He that minds a body and not a soul has not the better part of that relationship, and will consequently lack the noblest comfort of a married life. Between a man and […]

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Waste – Woodbine Willie’s poem

My colleague Rev. Gordon Newton read this today at our remembrance Sunday service.  I hadn’t heard it read for a while, so I thought I’d post it. WASTE Waste of Muscle, waste of Brain, Waste of Patience, waste of Pain, Waste of Manhood, waste of Health, Waste of Beauty, waste of Wealth, Waste of Blood, […]

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I asked God …

I asked God to do away with my vices. God said ‘NO! They are not there for me to take them away. They are there for you to resist them’. I asked God to complete my body. God said ‘NO! Your spirit is complete, your body is only temporary.’ I asked God to give me […]

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The Perfect Church

If you should find the perfect church Without one fault or smear For goodness sake don’t join that church You’d spoil the atmosphere If you should find the perfect church Where all anxieties cease Then pass it by, lest joining in You’d spoil the master piece If you should find the perfect church Then don’t […]

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Because he lives …

“Because He lives I can face tomorrow, Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living just because He lives.” Words by Gloria L Gaither (1942-) and William J Gaither (1936-).   Chorus of their song “Because he lives”. 

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Wise Eternal Word

Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word  Like a weak infant cries,  In form of servant is the Lord,  And God in cradle lies.        T. Pestel (1584-1659)

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Hearing is an attitude

To a preacher from a pew person: It is really so very sad, with all the brilliant thoughts you’ve had. That when upon your text you muse, we cannot hear you in the pews. Reply from a pulpit person: You cannot hear? Alas!  Alack! Then why on earth sit so far back? Just take a […]

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