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Lord of Light, Whose Name Outshineth   1 comment

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Above:  Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, Jasper, Georgia, April 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words (1916) by Howell Elvet Lewis (1860-1953), a Welsh Congregationalist minister

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), of several Presbyterian denominations

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1.  Lord of light, whose name outshineth

All the stars and suns of space,

Deign to make us Thy co-workers

In the Kingdom of Thy grace;

Use us to fulfil Thy purpose

In the gift of Christ Thy Son:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

2.  By the toil of lowly workers

In some far outlying field;

By the courage where the radiance

Of the Cross is still revealed;

By the victories of meekness,

Through reproach and suffering won,–

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

3.  Grant that knowledge, still increasing,

At Thy feet may lowly kneel;

With Thy grace our triumphs hallow,

With Thy charity our zeal;

Lift the nations from the shadows

To the gladness of the sun:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

4.  By the prayers of faithful watchmen,

Never silent day or night;

By the Cross of Jesus bringing

Peace to men, and healing light;

By the love that passeth knowledge,

Making all Thy children one:

Father, as in highest heaven,

So on earth Thy will be done.

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart   2 comments

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Above:  Baptism at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, June 16, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words by George Croly (1780-1860), an Anglican (Church of Ireland then Church of England) priest, poet, and novelist

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), of various Old World Presbyterian denominations

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1.  Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;

Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;

Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,

And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

2.  I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies,

No sudden rending of the veil of clay,

 No angel-visitant, no opening skies;

But take the dimness of my soul away.

3.  Hast Thou not bed me love Thee, God and King–

All, all Thine own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind?

I see Thy Cross–there teach my heart to cling:

O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

4.  Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;

Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,

To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;

Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5.  Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,

One holy passion filling all my frame–

The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,

My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

Breathe on Me, Breath of God   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, Confirms at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, June 16, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words by Edwin Hatch (1835-1889), Anglican Priest, Oxford Academic, and Church Historian

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), of various Presbyterian denominations

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1.  Breathe on me, Breath of God;

Fill me with life anew,

That I may love what Thou dost love,

And do what Thou wouldst do.

2.  Breathe on me, Breath of God,

Until my heart is pure,

Until with Thee I will one will,

To do and to endure.

3.  Breathe on me, Breath of God,

Till I am wholly Thine,

Until this earthly part of me

Glows with Thy fire divine.

4.  Breathe on me, Breath of God;

So shall I never die,

But live with Thee the perfect life

Of Thine eternity.

Reginald Heber   1 comment

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Above:  Logo of The Church of England

Reginald Heber (1783-1826) served as the Bishop of Calcutta from 1823 to 1826.

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Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/bread-of-the-world-in-mercy-broken/

Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/brightest-and-best-of-the-stars-of-the-morning/

By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/by-cool-siloams-shady-rill/

God, That Madest Earth and Heaven:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/god-that-madest-earth-and-heaven/

Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty!

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/holy-holy-holy-lord-god-almighty/

Hosanna to the Living Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/hosanna-to-the-living-lord/

I Praised the Earth in Beauty Seen:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/i-praised-the-earth-in-beauty-seen/

Lord of Mercy and of Might:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/lord-of-mercy-and-of-might/

O Lord, Turn Not Thy Face Away:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/o-lord-turn-not-thy-face-away/

O, Most Merciful!

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/o-most-merciful/

O Thou, Who Gav’st Thy Servant Grace:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/o-thou-who-gavst-thy-servant-grace/

When Spring Unlocks the Flowers:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/when-spring-unlocks-the-flowers/

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Bread of the World, In Mercy Broken   1 comment

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Above:  Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, April 28, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826); published posthumously in 1827

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Bread of the world, in mercy broken,

Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,

by whom the words of life were spoken,

and in whose death, our sins are dead:

look on the heart by sorrow broken,

look on the tears by sinners shed;

and be thy feast to us the token

that by thy grace our souls are fed.

Posted June 17, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal 1982 (1985)

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Laurence Housman   Leave a comment

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Above:  Laurence Houseman, November 12, 1915

Photograph Created by the Bain News Service

Image Source =Library of Congress

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Laurence Housman (1865-1959), novelist, dramatist, poet, and illustrator, supported causes which were radical for the time (some still are, in places):  Socialism, pacifism, and voting rights for women.

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When Christ Was Born in Bethlehem:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/when-christ-was-born-in-bethlehem/

Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/father-eternal-ruler-of-creation/

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Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (1919) by Laurence Housman (1865-1959)

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1.  Father eternal, Ruler of creation,

Spirit of life, which moved ere form was made,

Through the thick darkness covering every nation,

Light to man’s blindness, O be thou our aid:

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, thy will be done.

2.  Races and peoples, lo, we stand divided,

And, sharing not our griefs, no joy can share;

By wars and tumults love is mocked, derided;

His conquering cross no kingdom wills to bear:

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, thy will be done.

3.  Envious of heart, blind-eyed, with tongues confounded,

Nation by nation still goes unforgiven,

In wrath and fear, by jealousies surrounded,

Building proud towers which shall not reach to heaven:

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, thy will be done.

4.  Lust of possession worketh desolations;

There is no meekness in the sons of earth;

Led by no star, the rulers of the nations

Still fail to bring us to the blissful birth:

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, thy will be done.

5.  How shall we love thee, holy hidden Being,

If we love not the world which thou hast made?

O give us brother-love for better seeing

Thy Word made flesh, and in a manger laid.

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, thy will be done.