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Behold, the Shade of Night is Now Receding   2 comments


Above:  Easter Vigil, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, April 20, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = American Hymns Old and New (1980)

Original Latin text by St. Gregory I “the Great” (circa 540-604), Bishop of Rome

English Translation (1869) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister


1.  Behold, the shade of night is now receding,

Kindling with splendors fair the dawn is glowing,

With fervent hearts, O let us all implore him,

Ruler Almighty.

2.  That he, our God, will look on us in pity,

Send strength for weakness, grand us his salvation,

And with a Father’s pure affection give us

Glory eternal.

3.  This grace O grant us, Godhead ever blessed,

Of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost in union,

Whose praises be through earth’s distant regions

Ever resounding.

Another Day is Dawning   1 comment


Image Source = Wikipedia

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

Words (1874) by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), a British poet from a family with  a high proportion of Church of England priests in it


1.  Another day is dawning;

Dear Master, let it be,

In working or in watching,

Another day with thee.

2.  Another day of service,

Of witness of thy love;

Another day of training

For holier work above.

3.  Another day is dawning;

Dear Master, let it be,

On earth, or else in heaven,

Another day for thee.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost   6 comments

Dusk at Sao Paulo, Brazil

Image in the Public Domain

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 9


God of the dawn, we arise to the hope of your redeeming grace.  God of the dusk, we rest secure in assurance that you neither slumber nor sleep.  God of the noonday sun, we dwell in the midst of your unfailing mercy.  You are above us, beneath us, and throughout all creation.  Through the abundance of your encompassing love we worship and praise your glorious name.

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Eighth Sunday After Epiphany   4 comments

Dawn at Xepon, Laos

Image Source = Wikipedia

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)


It is good to give you thanks, O God, and to sing praises to you, O Most High.  The dawn is a gift of your abiding mercy; the night passes safely, thanks to your grace.  We arise to grant you all glory and honor; we bow down before you and worship your name.  We can herald the coming of a new day of faithfulness because of Christ Jesus, in whose name we pray.

Posted January 7, 2011 by neatnik2009 in All Day/Sleep 1900s, Epiphany/Ordinary Time 1900s

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As Morning Dawns   2 comments

Dawn in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Image Source = Joe M500


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

The Reverend Fred R. Anderson ministers at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, New York, according to that congregation’s website.  He wrote these words, a based on Psalm 5, in 1986.


1.  As morning dawns, Lord, hear our cry.

O sovereign God, now hear our sigh.

As first light brings the sun’s warm rays,

Accept our sacrifice of praise.

2.  Before You, Lord, the wicked fall,

And none shall dwell within Your hall.

The proud shall never gain a place,

Nor evil live to see Your face.

3.  Your steadfast love shall welcome all

Who seek Your house and on Your call.

O lead us, Lord, in righteousness,

As though this day Your name we bless.

4.  Let all who seek You then rejoice,

And sing to You with joyful voice.

For You shall bless the righteous, Lord.

Forever be Your name adored.

For Grace   Leave a comment


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From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day:  Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Posted August 16, 2010 by neatnik2009 in All Day/Sleep 1900s, The Book of Common Prayer (1979)

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