Archive for October 2012

Johann Franck   1 comment

Luther Rose

Above:  Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Johann Franck (1618-1677) was a German poet and hymn writer.

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Deck Thyself, With Joy and Gladness:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/deck-thyself-with-joy-and-gladness/

Jesus, All My Gladness:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/jesus-all-my-gladness/

In His Temple Now Behold Him:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/in-his-temple-now-behold-him-2/

Jesus, Priceless Treasure:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/jesus-priceless-treasure/

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Posted October 15, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Sources F

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Jesus, All My Gladness   1 comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Original German words (1650) by Johann Franck (1618-1677)

English translation by Arthur Wellesley Wotherspoon (1853-1936)

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1.  Jesus, all my gladness,

My repose in sadness,

Jesus, heaven to me:

Ah, my heart long plaineth,

Ah, my spirit straineth,

Longeth after thee!

Thine I am, O holy Lamb;

Only where thou art is pleasure,

Thee alone I treasure.

2.  Hence with earthly treasure:

Thou art all my pleasure,

Jesus, my desire!

Hence, for pomps I care not,

E’en as though they were not

Rank and fortune’s hire.

Want and gloom, cross, death, and tomb;

Naught that I may suffer ever

Shall from Jesus sever.

3.  Flee, dark clouds that lower,

For my joy-bestower,

Jesus, enters in!

Joy from tribulation,

Hope from desolation,

They who love God win.

Be it blame or scorn or shame,

Thou art with me in earth’s sadness,

Jesus, all my gladness!

Give Praise and Glory Unto God   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, LaGrange, Georgia, August 19, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Original German words (1675) by Johann Jacob Schutz

English translation by Arthur William Farlander (1898-1952) and Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944)

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1.  Give glory and praise unto God,

The Father of all blessing;

His mighty wonders tell abroad,

His graciousness confessing.

With balm my inmost heart he fills,

His comfort all my anguish stills.

To God be praise and glory.

2.  The host of heaven praiseth thee,

O Lord of all dominions;

And mortal men, on land and sea,

Beneath thy shadowing pinions,

Exult in thy creative might

That doeth all things well and right.

To God be praise and glory.

3.  What God hath wrought to show his power

He evermore sustaineth;

He watches over us every hour,

His mercy never waineth.

Through all his kingdom’s wide domain,

His righteousness and justice reign.

To God be praise and glory.

O God of Bethel/O God of Jacob   1 comment

Above:  St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, Georgia, August 4, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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I have found variations on this text in old hymnals.

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Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751) and John Logan (1748-1788), as they appeared in Scottish Paraphrases (1781)

Reprinted in The Hymnal (1895), the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1869-1958)

1.  O God of Bethel, by whose hand,

Thy people still are fed;

Who through this weary pilgrimage

Hast all our fathers led,

2.  Our vows, our prayers, we now present

Before Thy throne of grace;

God of our fathers, be the God

Of their succeeding race.

3.  Through each perplexing path of life

Our wandering footsteps guide;

Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.

4.  O spread Thy covering wings around

Till all our wanderings cease,

And at our Father’s loved abode

Our souls arrive in peace.

5.  Such blessings from Thy gracious hand

Our humble prayers implore;

And thou shalt be our chosen God,

And portion evermore.

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Words by Philip Doddridge

As they appeared in altered form in the Lutheran Common Service Book (1917)

1.  O God of Jacob, by Whose hand

Thy people still are fed;

Who through this weary pilgrimage

Hast all our fathers led!

2.  To Thee our humble vows we raise,

To Thee address our prayer;

And in Thy kind and faithful breast

Deposit all our care.

3.  Through each perplexing path of life

Our wandering footsteps guide;

Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.

4.  O spread Thy covering wings around

Till all our wanderings cease,

And at our Father’s loved abode

Our souls arrive in peace.

5.  To Thee, as our covenant God,

We’ll our whole selves reign;

And thankful, own that all we are

And all we have is Thine.

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Words by Philip Doddridge

As they appeared in altered form in the American Lutheran Hymnal (1930)

1.  O God of Jacob, by whose hand

Thy people still are fed;

Who, thro’ this weary pilgrimage,

Hast all our fathers led!

2.  To Thee our humble vows we raise,

To Thee address our prayer;

And in Thy kind and faithful breast

Deposit all our care.

3.  Thro’ each perplexing path of life

Our wand’ring footsteps guide;

Give us each day our daily bread

And raiment fit provide.

4.  O spread Thy cov’ring wings around

Till all our wand’rings cease

And at our Father’s loved abode

Our souls arrive in peace!

5.  To Thee, as to our cov’nant God,

We our whole selves resign,

And thankful own that all we are

And all we have is Thine.

Put Forth, O God, Thy Spirit’s Might   Leave a comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image Source = Gun Powder Ma

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Howard Chandler Robbins (1876-1952)

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1.  Put forth, O God, thy Spirit’s might

and bid thy Church increase,

in breadth and length, in depth and height,

her unity and peace.

2.  Let works of darkness disappear

before thy conquering light;

let hatred and tormenting fear

pass with the passing night.

3.  Let what apostles learned of thee

be ours from age to age;

their steadfast faith our unity,

their peace our heritage.

4.  O Judge divine of human strife!

O Vanquisher of pain!

To know thee is eternal life,

to serve thee is to reign.

Lord of All Hopefulness   Leave a comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Jan Struther (1901-1953)

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1.  Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,

be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

2.  Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,

your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

3.  Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

4.  Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

O God Our Creator…We Give Into Your Hands   1 comment

Above:  Praying Hands, by Albrecht Durer

Prayer Source = Book of Common Worship (1993), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), quoting With All God’s People (World Council of Churches, 1989), channeling the Church of South India

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O God our Creator,

by whose mercy and might

the world turns safely into darkness

and returns again to light;

We give into your hands our unfinished tasks,

our unsolved problems,

and our unfulfilled hopes,

knowing that only those things which you bless will prosper.

To your great love and protection

we commit each other

and all for whom we have prayed,

knowing that you alone are our sure defender,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.