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A Prayer of Petition for the Feast of the Epiphany   1 comment

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Above:  The Adoration of the Magi, by El Greco

Image in the Public Domain

Prayer Source = A Book of Worship for Free Churches (1948), the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches in the United States

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O thou, who art the Light of the world, the Desire of all nations, and the Shepherd of souls;

let thy light shine in the darkness, that all the ends of the earth may see thy salvation;

by the lifting up of thy cross, gather the peoples to thine obedience,

so that there may be one flock, one shepherd, one holy kingdom of righteousness and peace.

Stir our hearts that by our prayers, our gifts, and our labors,

we may have part in the spreading of thy gospel;

and hasten the time when all peoples shall worship thee;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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O Jesus, King of Glory   3 comments

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Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = American Lutheran Hymnal (1930), American Lutheran Church (1930-1960) and its immediate predecessor bodies

Original German Words (1606) by Martin Behm (1557-1622)

English Translation (1863) by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

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1.  O Jesus, King of glory!

Both David’s God and Son,

Thy realm endures forever,

In heav’n is fixed Thy throne:

Help that in earth’s dominions,

Throughout, from pole to pole,

Thy realm may spread salvation

To each benighted soul.

2.  The Eastern sages, bringing

Their tribute gifts to Thee,

Bear witness to Thy kingdom

And humbly bow the knee.

The Eastern star proclaims Thee,

As doth the inspired Word;

Hence joyously we hail Thee:

Our blest Redeemer, Lord!

3.  Thou art a mighty Monarch,

As by the Word we’re told,

Yet carest Thou but little

For earthly goods or gold;

On no proud steed Thou ridest,

Thou wear’st no jeweled crown,

Nor dwell’st in lordly castle,

But bearest scoff and frown.

4.  Yet art Thou decked with beauty,

With rays of glorious light;

Thou ever teem’st with goodness,

And all Thy ways are right.

Vouchsafe to shield Thy people

With Thine almighty arm,

That they may dwell in safety

From those who mean bu harm.

5.  Ah, look on me with pity,

Though I am weak and poor;

Admit me to Thy kingdom,

To dwell there, blest and sure.

Vouchsafe to keep and guide me

Secure from all my foes,

From sin, and death and Satan;

Free me from all my woes.

6.  And bid Thy Word within me

Shine as the fairest star;

Keep sin and all false doctrine

From all Thy people far;

Help us confess Thee truly,

And with Thy Christendom

Here own Thee King and Savior

And in the world to come.

There Many Shall Come   2 comments

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Above:  The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta, Georgia, January 6, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5830440351265763601/5830446690559312690?banner=pwa&pid=5830446690559312690&oid=114749828757741527421)

Original Words by Magnus Brostrup Landstad (1802-1880)

English Translation Peter Olsen Stromme (1856-1921)

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.  There many shall come from the east and the west

And sit at the feast of salvation

With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,

Obeying the Lord’s invitation.

Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

2.  But they who have always resisted His grace

And on their own virtue depended,

Shall then be condemn’d and cast out from His face,

Eternally lost and unfriended.

Have mercy upon us, Lord Jesus.

3.  O may we all hear when our Shepherd doth call,

In accents persuasive and tender,

That while here is time we make haste one and all

And find Him, our mighty defender.

Have mercy upon us, Lord Jesus.

4.  God grant that I may of His infinite love,

Remain in His merciful keeping;

And sit with the King at His table above,

When here in the grave I am sleeping.

Have mercy upon us, Lord Jesus.

5.  All trials are then like a dream that is past,

Forgotten all trouble and sorrow;

All questions and doubts have been answer’d at last;

Then dawneth eternity’s morrow.

Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem   3 comments

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Above:  Live Nativity Scene, St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church, Acworth, Georgia, December 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5824581108495648417/5824871198368560498?banner=pwa&pid=5824871198368560498&oid=114749828757741527421)

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.  A Babe is born in Bethlehem,

Bethlehem,

Rejoice, rejoice, Jerusalem,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

2.  A lowly virgin gave Him birth,

Gave him birth,

Who rules the heavens and the earth,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

3.  He in a simple manger lay,

Manger lay,

Whom angels praise with joy for aye.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

4.  And wise men from the East did bring,

East did bring,

Gold, myrrh, and incense to the king.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

5.  Now all our fears have pass’d away,

Pass’d away,

The Savior blest was born today.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

6.  God’s blessed children we became,

We became,

And shall in heaven praise His name,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

7.  Then like the angels we shall be,

We shall be,

God’s holy presence we shall see,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

8.  The angels there with great delight,

Great delight,

Will teach the song they sang that night,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

9.  With gladsome praises we adore,

We adore,

Our Lord and Savior evermore,

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Feast of the Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  Adoration of the Magi

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A Prayer of Petition for the Feast of the Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/a-prayer-of-petition-for-the-feast-of-the-epiphany/

Desire of Every Nation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/desire-of-every-nation/

As With Gladness Men of Old:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/as-with-gladness-men-of-old/

Light of the World, We Hail Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/light-of-the-world-we-hail-thee/

Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/hail-thou-source-of-every-blessing/

What Star is This, With Beams So Bright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/what-star-is-this-with-beams-so-bright/

Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/brightest-and-best-of-the-stars-of-the-morning/

From the Eastern Mountains:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/from-the-eastern-mountains-by-godfrey-thring/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/an-epiphany-prayer-of-confession/

Prayers:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/prayers-for-epiphany/

An Evening Prayer:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/an-evening-prayer-for-christmas-and-epiphany/

There Many Shall Come:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/there-many-shall-come/

There Came Three Kings, Ere Break of Dawn:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/there-came-three-kings-ere-break-of-day/

O Jesus, King of Glory:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/o-jesus-king-of-glory/

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Posted May 21, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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Last Sunday After Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia, March 6, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/EmmanualAthens#5581068115742195250)

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-last-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-confession-for-the-last-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-last-sunday-after-epiphany/

O Wondrous Type!  O Vision Fair:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/o-wondrous-type-o-vision-fair/

Not Always On the Mountain We:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/not-always-on-the-mount-we/

When Mother Love Makes All Things Bright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/when-mother-love-makes-all-things-bright/

‘Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/tis-good-lord-to-be-here/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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Eighth Sunday After Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, February 27, 2011 

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/BishopWhitmoreSVisitToStJudeS#5578894168938367970)

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-eighth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-confession-for-the-eighth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-eighth-sunday-after-epiphany/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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Seventh Sunday After Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Oakwood, Georgia, February 20, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/StGabrielSOakwood#5575856130173393314)

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-seventh-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-confession-for-the-seventh-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-seventh-sunday-after-epiphany/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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Sixth Sunday After Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  St. James’ Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, February 13, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/BishopAlexanderSVisitToStJamesMarietta#5576280481288873602)

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-sixth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-sixth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/we-fail-to-correct-injustice-prayer-of-confession-for-the-sixth-sunday-after-epiphan/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, January 31, 2010

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/StMarkSDalton#5433746260659732050)

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/forgive-our-lack-of-love-prayer-of-confession-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-epiphan/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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