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All Glory Be To God Alone   3 comments

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Above:  Icon of the Holy Trinity, by Andrei Rublev

Image in the Public Domain

Hymnal Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Anonymous German Text (1543); attributed to Martin Luther (1483-1546)

English Translation (1940) by William Gustave Polack (1890-1950)

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1.  All glory be to God alone,

Forevermore the Highest One,

Who doth our sinful race befriend

And grace and peace to us extend.

Among mankind may His good will

All hearts with deep thanksgiving fill.

2.  We praise Thee, God, and Thee we bless;

We worship Thee in humbleness;

From day by day we glorify Thee,

Everlasting  God on high.

Of Thy great glory do we sing,

And e’er to Thee our thanks we bring.

3.  Lord God, our King on heaven’s throne,

Our Father, the Almighty One.

O Lord, the Sole begotten One,

Lord Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son,

True God from all eternity,

O Lamb of God, to Thee we flee.

4.  Thou dost the world’s sin take away;

Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.

Thou dost the world’s sin take away;

Give ear unto the prayer we say.

Thou sitt’st at God’s right hand for aye;

Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.

5.  Thou only art the Holy One;

Thou art o’er all things Lord alone.

O Jesus Christ, we glorify

Thee only as the Lord Most High;

Thou art, the Holy Ghost with Thee,

One in the Father’s majesty.

6.  Amen, this ever true shall be,

As angels sing adoringly.

By all creation, far and wide,

Thou, Lord, art ever glorified;

And Thee all Christendom doth praise

Now and through everlasting days.

Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender   3 comments

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Above:  Part of the Text, from the Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original Latin Words from Circa the 900s C.E.

English Translation (1906) by Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

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1.  Father most holy, merciful, and tender;

Jesus our Saviour, with the Father reigning;

Spirit all kindly, Advocate, Defender,

Light never waning;

2.  Trinity sacred, Unity unshaken;

Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,

Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,

Hope of all living.

3.  Maker of all things, all thy creatures praise thee;

Lo, all things serve thee through thy whole creation:

Hear us, Almighty, hear us, as we raise thee

Heart’s adoration.

4.  To the all-ruling triune God be glory:

Highest and greatest, help thou our endeavor,

We too would praise thee, giving honor worthy,

Now and for ever.  Amen.

Heavenly Spirit, All Others Transcending   2 comments

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Above:  The Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Norwegian words (1786) by the Reverend Johan Nordahl Brun, a Lutheran pastor, poet, and playwright

English translation by the Reverend George Alfred Taylor Rygh (1860-1943)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Heavenly Spirit, all others transcending,

Thou who with Father and Son dost abide!

Come and make ready the heavenly bride!

Calling and gath’ring, and Jesus declaring,

Building God’s Church, shedding light from above,

Come, O Thou Spirit of God, never tiring,

Come and interpret God’s wonderful love!

2.  Merciful Jesus, with love never failing,

Sending Thy Spirit, the pledge ever new,

That Thy atonement for all is availing,

Faith ever sees that Thy promise is true.

Crown’d are Thy servants with heavenly fire,

Speaking with hearts and with tongues all aflame;

Heavenly Spirit, our voices inspire,

That we may sing of His glorious name!

3.  Heav’nly Comforter, with unction celestial,

Heal Thou the wounds of each sin-burden’d heart!

Strengthen our faith, and with zeal Pentecostal

Fill our faint souls, and Thy blessings inpart!

Create within s new hearts and new spirits;

Lead us in truth, and sustain us in woe;

Teach us true faith in the dear Savior’s merits,

So that at death we Thy power may know!

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Holy Spirit, Still Our Sorrow   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Holy Spirit, still our sorrow,

In our hearts Thy light reveal,

Turn our darkness into morrow

And the fount of life unseal;

Give us comfort, strength and breath,

Light in darkness, life in death.

2.  God’s eternal might and glory

Lie reveal’d before Thy sight,

And salvation’s wondrous story

Thou alone canst bring to light

When to us from heav’n above

Thou Thy house with peace and rest.

3.  Maker of the new creation,

Prove to us what Thou can’st do,

Save us from the foe’s temptation,

Through God’s Word our faith renew,

Build Thy temple in our breast,

Fill Thy house with peace and rest.

Holy Spirit, Come With Light   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Holy Spirit, come with light,

Break the dark and gloomy night

With Thy day unending;

Help us with a joyful lay

Greet the Lord’s triumphant day,

Now with might ascending.

2.  Comforter so wondrous kind,

Noble Guest of heart and mind,

Fix in us Thy dwelling.

Give us peace in storm and strice,

Fill each weary heart and life

With Thy joy excelling.

3.  Make salvation clear to us,

Who, despite our sin and dross,

Are in Thee confiding.

Lest our life be void and vain,

With Thy light and love remain

Aye in us abiding.

4.  Raise or bow us with Thine arm,

Break temptation’s evil charm,

Clear our clouded vision.

Fill our heart with longings new,

Cleanse us with Thy morning dew,

Tears of deep contrition.

5.  Thou who givest life and death,

Let our hope in view of death

Blossom bright and vernal;

And above the silent tomb

Let the Easter lilies bloom,

Signs of life eternal.

Holy Ghost, Our Interceder   3 comments

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Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Holy Ghost, our Interceder,

Comforter, and constant Pleader

With the Lord for all we need,

Deign to hold with us communion

That with Thee in blessed union

In our life we may succeed.

2.  Holy Counselor and Teacher,

Through Thy counsel make us richer

In the grace our Lord has won.

Spirit, in whom dwells God’s fullness,

Make us all, despite our dullness,

Wiser e’en than Solomon.

3.  Helper of the helpless, harken

To our sighs when shadows darken,

Guard us from the beasts of prey.

Rouse the careless, help the weary,

Bow the prideful, cheer the dreary,

Be our guest each passing day.

4.  Comforter, whose comfort lightens

Ev’ry burden which us frightens,

Succor us from sin and shame.

Stir our hearts, inspire our vision,

Add Thy strength to our petition,

As we pray in Jesus’ name.

O Spirit of the Living God   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, May 23, 2010

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1966), of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words by Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer

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1.  O Spirit of the living God,

Thou light and fire divine,

Descend upon thy Church once more,

And make it truly thine!

Fill it with love and joy and power,

With righteousness and peace,

Till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,

And sin and sorrow cease.

2.  Blow, wind of God!  With wisdom blow

Until our minds are free

From mists of error, clouds of doubt,

Which blind our eyes to thee!

Burn, winged fire!  Inspire our lips

With flaming love and zeal,

To preach to all thy great good news,

God’s glorious commonweal!

3.  Teach us to utter living words

Of truth which all may hear,

The language all men understand

When love speaks loud and clear;

Till every age and race and clime

Shall blend their creeds in one,

And earth shall form one brotherhood

By whom thy will is done.

4.  So shall we know the power of him

Who came mankind to save.

So shall we rise with him to life

Which soars beyond the grave;

And earth shall win true holiness,

Which makes thy children whole,

Till, perfected by thee, we reach

Creation’s glorious goal!