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The Episcopal Shield

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Lord, Who May Dwell Within Your House:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/lord-who-may-dwell-within-your-house/

The Heavens Above Declare God’s Praise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/the-heavens-above-declare-gods-praise/

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Flame Nebula

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Hymn Source = The Presbyterian Hymnal:  Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs (1990), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Christopher L. Webber, an Episcopal priest, wrote this text, based on Psalm 19:1-6, in 1986.

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1.  The heavens above declare God’s praise,

The work God’s hands have made;

Day after day the tale is told,

And night by night displayed.

2.  There is no utterance or speech,

No voice has ever heard,

Yet to all nations comes the sound,

To every place their word.

3.  Forth like a bridegrom comes the sun

From its appointed place,

And like a hero runs its course,

Rejoicing in the race.

4.  It runs from east to farthest west

To make its course complete,

And nothing in the world beneath

Escapes in scorching heat.

Lord, Who May Dwell Within Your House   1 comment

Washington National Cathedral at Twilight

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Hymn Source = The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs (1990), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Reverend Christopher L. Webber, author of the following words (which date to 1986), is an Episcopal priest.  Psalm 15 is the basis for the text.

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1.  Lord, who may dwell within your house

Or on Your holy hill?

Those who do good and speak the truth,

Whose lives are blameless still.

2.  Who have no guile upon their tongues

Nor harm their neighbor’s life,

But honor those who fear the Lord

And turn away from strife.

3.  Who do no wrong, but keep their word

And seek no bribe or gain;

All those who do such things shall live

And safe from harm remain.