Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

Minister : Reverend Paul Collings BTh (Hons) : email : : Telephone : 01392 206229 : Mobile : 07941 880768

About Us

St Nicholas Methodist Church has existed on the present site for over 150 years since it opened in 1867.

We are a friendly community of believers where all are welcomed. We help each other to worship God, and strive to live more like Christ in service beyond the walls of our church building.

Part of the
Exeter Coast and Country Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Mediation on the Fruit of the Spirit. Part 1 Joy

Artwork and Verse by the Rev’d Paul Collings

Romans 5:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

How Lord, on earth, can it just be, 
That ripening fruit you bear in me 
Is seeded from your Spirt heart
That I might play a fuller part
In your creative holiness,
And share your joyful gift to bless.

You fill the darkness of my days
With joyful peace, an inner blaze.
Not of a raw, destructive fire
But still and gentle that inspires
A trust in your unfailing power
That overflows each day and hour.

O Joyous Spirit, Joy Divine
I claim your presence as a sign
Of deeper joy, of lasting grace,
The constant help I need to trace. 
Lord through each tempest and each storm
With rainbow Joy, come now transform.

“The very nature of Joy makes nonsense 
of our common distinction between having and wanting.” - C.S. Lewis

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