Kind Maker of the World   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. James Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, March 17, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (originally in Latin) attributed to St. Gregory I “the Great” (540-604), Bishop of Rome (590-604)

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1.  Kind maker of the world, O hear

The fervent prayer, with many a tear

Poured forth by all the penitent

Who keep this holy fast of Lent!

2.  Each heart is manifest to thee;

Thou knowest our infirmity;

Now we repent, and seek thy face;

Grant unto us thy pardoning grace.

3.  Spare us, O Lord, who now confess

Our sins and all our wickedness,

And, for the glory of thy Name,

Our weakened souls to health reclaim.

4.  Give us the self-control that springs

From abstinence in outward things;

That from each stain and spot of sin,

Our souls may keep the fast within.

5.  Grant, O thou blessed Trinity;

Grant, O unchanging Unity;

That this our fast of forty days

May work our profit and they praise!

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  1. Pingback: St. Gregory I “the Great” | GATHERED PRAYERS

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