The Solemn Service Now is Done   1 comment

Above:  Ordination of Deacons, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 11, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/OrdinationOfDeacons#5687237381415195666)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ

Words (1843) by the Reverend Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895)

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1.  The solemn service now is doen;

The vow is pledged, the toil begun;

Seal thou, O God! the oath above,

And ratify the pledge of love.

2.  The shepherd of thy people bless;

Gird him with thine own holiness;

In duty may hes pleasure be,

His glory in his zeal for thee.

3.  Here let the ardent pray’r arise,

Faith fix its grasp beyond the skies,

The tear of penitence be shed,

And myriads to the Savior led.

4.  Come, Spirit! here consent to dwell;

The mists of earth and sin dispel:

Blest Savior! thine own rights maintain;

Supreme in ev’ry bosom reign.

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  1. Pingback: Samuel Francis Smith « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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