Archive for July 3, 2017

Dear Lord, Each Selfish Thought We Think   1 comment

Above:  Items Donated to the Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia, June 11, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1892) by Lucy Larcom (1826-1893)

Hymn Source = Worship and Song (Revised Edition) (1921), U.S. Congregationalist

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Dear Lord, each selfish thought we think

Puts us afar from Thee;

Into our own dark depths we sink,

Where heaven can never be.

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Teach us to know Thee as Thou art;

To give as Thou hast given!

O show us how the loving heart

May make this world a heaven!

O Spirit, Whose Name is the Saviour   1 comment

Above:  Dawn

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Lucy Larcom (1826-1893)

Hymn Source = Common Praise:  Hymns with Tunes for Christian Worship (Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, New York, 1913)

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O Spirit, whose name is the Saviour,

Come, enter this spirit of mine,

And make it forever Thy dwelling,

A home wherein all things are Thine!

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A Son of the Father Eternal,

Once with us, a Friend and a Guest,

Abide in Thine own human mansion,

Its joy and its Hope and its Rest.

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Leave in me no darkness unlightened,

Unwarmed by Thy truth’s holy fire;

No thought which Thou canst not inhabit,

No purpose Thou doest not inspire.

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Shut in unto silence, my midnight

Is dawn, if Thy presence I see;

When I open my doors to Thy coming,

Lo! all things are radiant with Thee.

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Oh, what is sweet as to love Thee

And live with Thee always in sight?

Lord, enter this house of my being,

And fill every room with Thy light!