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Above:  The Vatican Flag

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Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864), a convert to Roman Catholicism, was a good friend of Charles Dickens and a skilled linguist and poet.  She also dedicated her life to educating the poor, visiting the sick, and sheltering the homeless.  She spend the last fifteen months of her life in great physical pain.  I refer you, O reader, to her hymn, “I Do Not Ask, O Lord,” as a useful meditation, given that fact.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 6, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, YEAR B

THE FEAST OF MIDDLETON STUART BARNWELL, EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF GEORGIA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS EDBERT AND EADFRITH OF LINDISFARNE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS

THE FEAST OF SAINTS EDWARD JONES AND ANTHONY MIDDLETON, ROMAN CATHOLIC MARTYRS

THE FEAST OF JEANNETTE RANKIN, UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE

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The Shadows of the Evening Hours:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/the-shadows-of-the-evening-hours/

My God, I Thank Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/my-god-i-thank-thee/

I Do Not Ask, O Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/i-do-not-ask-o-lord/

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The Shadows of the Evening Hours   1 comment

Above:  Sunset

Image Source =  Chad Teer

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_in_Coquitlam.jpg)

Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Words (1858) by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

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1.  The shadows of the evening hours

Fall from the dark’ning sky;

Upon the fragrance of the flow’rs

The dews of evening lie.

Before Thy throne, O Lord of heav’n,

We kneel at close of day;

Look on Thy children from on high,

And hear us while we pray.

2.  The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord,

O do not Thou despise,

But let the incense of our prayers

Before Thy mercy rise.

The brightness of the coming night

Upon the darkness rolls;

With hopes of future glory chase

The shadows from our souls.

3.  Slowly the rays of daylight fade;

So fade within our heart

The hopes  in earthly love and joy,

That one by one depart.

Slowly the bright stars, one by one,

Within the heavens shine;

Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven,

And trust in things divine.

4.  Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God,

Upon our souls descend;

From midnight fears, and perils, Thou

Our trembling hearts defend.

Give us a respite from our toil;

Calm and subdue our woes;

Through the long day we labor, Lord,

O give us now repose.

My God, I Thank Thee   1 comment

Above:  The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/TheEpiscopalDioceseOfAtlantaConfirmationAtTheCathedralOfStPhilip#5736970004358169570)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935), of the Methodist Protestant Church (1828-1939), the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939), and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939), predecessor bodies of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

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1.  My God, I thank Thee, who hast made

The earth so bright,

So full of splendor and joy,

Beauty and light;

So many glorious things are here,

Noble and right.

2.  I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made

Joy to abound,

So many gentle thoughts and deeds

Circling us ’round,

That in the darkest spot of earth

Some love is found.

3.  I thank Thee, Lord, that thou hast kept

The best in store;

We have enough, yet not too much,

To long for more;

A yearning for a deeper peace

Not known before.

I Do Not Ask, O Lord   8 comments

Above:  A Dirt Road

Image Source = Amilton Reis

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DirtRoadByAmiltonReis.jpg)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, a predecessor body of The United Methodist Church

Words (1862) by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

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1.  I do not ask, O Lord, that my life may be

A pleasant road;

I do not ask that thou wouldst take from me

Aught of its load.

2.  For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead,–

Lead me aright,

Tho’ strength should falter and though heart should bleed,

Thro’ peace to light.

3.  I not ask my cross to understand,

My way to see;

Better in darkness just to feel thy hand,

And follow thee.

4.  Joy is like restless day, but peace divine

Like quite night;

Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine,

Thro’ peace to light.