O God, This Weary Path of Life   1 comment

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Above:  Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, Jasper, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text by Greville Phillimore (1821-1884)

Hymn Source = In Memoriam (1884)

Website of the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center

Feeding on the “bread which feeds the soul” carries the imperative of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.  Many of those neighbors lead lives laden with care.  There is a moral imperative to engage in good works.

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone….For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.

–James 2:24, 26, Revised Standard Version–Second Edition (1971)

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O God, this weary path of life

Is crossed with sin and care;

Here in Thy house we shun its strife,

And find our rest in prayer.

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For here, when two or three shall meet

To worship in Thy Name;

We know Thee on the mercy-seat

Still present, still the same.

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Give here the bread which feeds the soul,

Bid doubt and murmur cease;

Here make the broken-hearted whole,

Here give the jaded peace.

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Arise and hear, draw near to bless,

Speak with the still small voice;

Clothe Thou Thy priests with righteousness,

And bid Thy saints rejoice.

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Before Thy ark of strength and love

We worship Thee, our King;

God of the glorious courts above,

Where happy angels sing.

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