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Thou, Lord, Art Our Life and Length of Our Days   1 comment

Flag of Canada 1868-1921

Above:  The Flag of Canada, 1868-1921

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (1880)

Text by Robert Murray (1832-1910)

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1.  Thou, Lord, art our life and the length of our days:

Our voices to Thee in thanksgiving we raise;

Our shield and our buckler, our refuge and tower,

We trust in Thy faithfulness, mercy, and power.

2.  We thank Thee, we praise Thee, for sunshine and rain,

For calm and for tempest, for pleasure and pain;

Thy love and Thy wisdom our tongues shall employ,

In light and in darkness, in sorrow and joy.

3.  The summer and autumn, the winter and spring,

To Thee shall their tribute of gratitude bring;

The sea and its fullness, the earth and the air,

And tell of Thy goodness, Thy glory declare.

4.  We thank Thee, we praise Thee, for beauty and youth,

For justice and freedom, for honour and truth;

For the wealth of the ocean, the forest and field,

And all the rewards that our industries yield.

5.  We thank Thee, we praise Thee, for plenty and peace,

For Thy full-flowing bounty that never doth cease,

For the Church and the Sabbath, the Home and the School,

For a land in which mercy and righteousness rule.

6.  We thank Thee and praise Thee, our Father above,

For all the dear tokens of kindness and love

Thou sendest to greet us, as day follows day,

To lighten our burdens and gladden our way.

7.  We thank Thee for life with its blessings so free,

And for the glad hope which we have, Lord, in Thee,

That Thou wilt receive us in peace to Thy rest,

To serve Thee on high with the saved and the blest.

Jesus, Lord, We Humbly Pray   1 comment

St. Catherine's 02

Above:  St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, May 17, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (1880)

Text by Robert Murray (1832-1910)

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1.  Jesus, Lord, we humbly pray,

Take our gifts on this Thy day:

Gladly, gratefully, we give,

Of Thy grace do Thou receive:

With our store we worship Thee,

As we seek Thy favour free.

2.  In the hollow of Thy hand

Is the wealth of sea and land;

All Thou grantest us to own

Appertains to Thee alone;

Claim, then claim, our earthly store

And ourselves for evermore!

3.  In our wealth and poverty

With glad hearts we bow to Thee;

Thine we are in life, in death;

Thine from birth to latest breath;

Ransomed children, we shall be

Thine to all eternity.

4.  Though our gifts be poor and small,

Thou dost welcome one and all;

Widow’s mite or water cup,

To our Lord when lifted up,

Is as precious in Thine eyes

As the costliest sacrifice.

5.  Jesus, we our vows will pay

In Thy house on this Thy day;

And Thy service be our joy,

And Thy work our hands employ

Till we hear the sweet “Well done”

From Thy Glorious Judgment Throne.

Our Blessed Bond of Union   1 comment

St. Catherine's Marietta

Above:  St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, May 17, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (1880)

Text by Robert Murray (1832-1910)

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1.  Our blessed bond of union,

Thou art, O Christ, our Lord!

The rule of our communion

Is thine own faithful word.

Thou art our Elder Brother,

Who, to redeem us, died;

To Thee, and to none other,

Our souls do we confide.

2.  Thy peace in us abounding,

Thy presence ever sure,

Thy light our path surrounding,

Thy strength to us secure.

Beneath Thy banner glorious,

Clad in Thy armour true,

We shall march on victorious,

And all our foes subdue.

3.  Saviour, most true and gracious,

Thy Spirit now impart,

And let Thy love most precious

Possess and fill each heart.

We grasp Thy promise given,

We set before our eyes

One faith, one hope, one heaven,

One battle and one prize.