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Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts   2 comments

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Above:  Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta, Georgia, 

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Original Latin text from the eleventh century C.E. by Anonymous

English Translation (1858) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

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1.  Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,

Thou Fount of Life, Thou Light of men,

From the best bliss that earth imparts

We turn unfilled to Thee again.

2.  Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;

Thou savest those that on Thee call;

To them that seek Thee Thou art good,

To them that find Thee All in all.

3.  We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread,

And long to feast upon Thee still;

We drink of Thee, the Fountain head,

And thirst our souls from Thee to fill.

4.  Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,

Where’er our changeful lot is cast,

Glad when Thy gracious smile we see,

Blest when our faith can hold Thee fast.

5.  O Jesus, ever with us stay,

Make all our moments calm and bright;

Chase the dark night of sin away,

Shed o’er the world Thy holy light.

Posted September 18, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist, Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal (1895)

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O Bread of Life from Heaven   1 comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, June 29, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Original Latin words anonymous; English translation (1869) by the Reverend Philip Schaff (1819-1893), U.S. German Reformed

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1.  O Bread of life from heaven,

To saints and angels given,

O Manna from above!

The souls that hunger, feed Thou,

The hearts that seek Thee, lead Thou,

With Thy sweet, tender love.

2.  O fount of grace redeeming,

O river ever streaming,

From Jesus’ holy side!

Come, Thou, Thyself bestowing,

On thirsty souls, and flowing,

Till all are satisfied.

3.  Jesus, this feast receiving,

Thy word of truth believing,

We Thee unseen adore!

Grant, when the veil is rended,

That we, to heaven ascended,

May see Thee evermore.

Posted July 17, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist, Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal (1933)

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Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear   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 (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Original Words by Heinrich von Laufenberg (1390-1460)

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English Translation by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878)

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1.  Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear,

As Thou wast once an infant here,

So give this child of Thine, we pray,

Thy grace and blessing day by day.

2.  As in Thy heavenly Kingdom, Lord,

All things obey Thy sacred word,

Do Thou Thy mighty succor give,

And shield this child by morn and eve.

3.  Their watch let angels round him keep

Where’er he be, awake, asleep;

Thy holy cross now let him bear,

That he Thy crown with saints may wear.

Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal   4 comments

Above:  Procession at the Ordination of Deacons, August 6, 2011, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Latin words from the 800s C.E.; English translation by Maxwell Julius Blacker (1822-1888), a priest of The Church of England

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

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1.  Only begotten, Word of God eternal,

Lord of creation, merciful and mighty,

hear now thy servants when their joyful voices rise to thy presence.

2.  This is thy temple; here thy presence-chamber;

here may thy servants, at the mystic banquet,

humbly adoring, take thy Body broken, drink of thy chalice.

3.  Here in our sickness healing grace aboundeth,

light in our blindness, in our toil refreshment:

sin is forgiven, hope o’er fear prevaileth, joy over sorrow.

4.  Hallowed this dwelling where the LORD abideth,

this is none other than the gate of heaven;

strangers and pilgrims, seeking homes eternal, pass through its portals.

5.  Lord, we beseech thee, as we throng thy temple,

by thy past blessings, by the present bounty,

favor thy children, and with tender mercy hear our petitions.

6.  God in three Persons, Father everlasting,

Son coeternal, everblessed Spirit,

thine be the glory, praise and adoration, now and forever.

Thanksgiving after Communion, 1917   2 comments

Eucharistic Adoration

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Prayer Source = Common Service Book (1917), of the predecessor bodies of the United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962), itself an ancestor of the Lutheran Church in America (1962-1987) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1987-)

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We give thanks to Thee, Almighty God, that Thou hast refreshed us with this Thy salutary gift; and we beseech Thee, of Thy mercy, to strengthen us through the same in faith toward Thee, and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end.  Amen.

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This prayer is quite common in Lutheran hymnals and service books of North American origin across generations.  I have found in the 1930 American Lutheran Hymnal, the 1941 Lutheran Hymnal, and the 1958 Service Book and Hymnal.  And I have found updated variations of it in the 1993 Christian Worship:  A Lutheran Hymnal, the 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, the 1982 Lutheran Worship, the 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Worship, and the 2006 Lutheran Service Book.

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Here is the version from the Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod:

We give thanks to You, almighty God,

that you have refreshed us through this salutary gift,

and we implore You that of Your mercy

You would strengthen us through the same

in faith in You and fervent love toward one another;

through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,

who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

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Here is the version from Christian Worship:  A Lutheran Hymnal (1993), of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod:

We give thanks, almighty God,

that you have refreshed us with this holy supper.

We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you

and increase our love for one another.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

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Here is the version from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:

We give you thanks, almighty God,

that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life.

In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,

in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing   12 comments

Lamb of God

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918)The Episcopal Church

Original words (800s or earlier) in Latin

English translation (1850, altered) by Robert Campbell (1814-1868), a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church (and later of the Roman Catholic Church) and a translator of many Latin hymns

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1.  At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Praise to our victorious King,

Who hath washed us in the tide

Flowing from his pierced side;

Praise we him, whose love divine

Gives us sacred Blood for wine,

Gives his body for the feast,

Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

2.  Where the Paschal blood is poured,

Death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;

Israel’s hosts triumphant go

Through the wave that drowns the foe.

Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,

Paschal victim, Paschal bread;

With sincerity and love

Eat we manna from above.

3.  Mighty victim from the sky,

Hell’s fierce powers beneath thee lie;

Thou hast conquered in the fight,

Thou hast brought us life and light:

Now no more can death appall,

Now no more the grave enthrall;

Thou hast opened paradise,

And in thee thy saints shall rise.

4.  Easter triumph, Easter joy,

Sin alone can this destroy;

From sin’s power to thou set free

Souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,

Father, unto thee we raise:

Risen Lord, all praise to thee

With the Spirit ever be.

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Humbly I Adore Thee, Verity Unseen   6 comments

Christ Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, April 3, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Words by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225/1227-1274), circa 1260; English translation from The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

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1.  Humbly I adore thee, Verity unseen,

Who thy glory hidest ‘neath these shadows mean;

Lo, to thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed,

Tranced as it beholds thee, shrined within the cloud.

2.  Taste, and touch, and vision, to discern thee fail;

Faith, that comes by hearing, pierces through the veil.

I believe whate’er the Son of God hath told;

What the Truth hath spoken, that for truth I hold.

3.  O memorial wondrous of the Lord’s own death;

Living Bread, that givest all thy creatures breath,

Grant my spirit ever by thy life may live,

To my taste thy sweetness never-failing give.

4.  Jesus, whom now veiled, I by faith descry,

What my soul doth thirst for, do not, Lord, deny,

That thy face unveiled, I at last may see,

With the blissful vision blest, my God, of thee.