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Thee Will I Love, My Strength   2 comments

Confirmation

Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 14, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978)

Original German Words (1657) by Johann Scheffler (1624-1677)

English Translation (1739) by John Wesley (1703-1791)

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1.  Thee will I love, my strength, my tow’r;

Thee will I love, my joy, my crown!

Thee will I love with all my pow’r,

In all thy works, and thee alone;

Thee will I love, till the pure fire

Fills all my soul with chaste desire.

2.  I thank thee, uncreated sun,

That thy bright beams on me have shined;

I thank thee, who has overthrown

My foes and healed my wounded mind;

I thank thee, whose enliv’ning voice

Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice.

3.  Uphold me in the doubted race,

Nor suffer me again to stray;

Strengthen my feet with steady pace

Still to press forward in thy way,

That all my pow’rs, with all their might,

In thy sole glory may unite.

4.  Thee will I love, my joy, my crown;

Thee will I love, my Lord, my God!

Thee will I love, beneath thy frown

Or smile, thy scepter or thy rod.

What though my flesh and heart decay?

Thee shall I love in endless day!

Johann Scheffler   1 comment

St. Peter's Basilica, 1909

Above:  St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, 1909

Copyright Holder = Notman Photo Company, Boston, Massachusetts

H129332–U.S. Copyright Office

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-122902

Johann Scheffler (1624-1677), originally a Lutheran, converted to Roman Catholicism and became a priest.

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Morning Star, O Cheering Sight:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/morning-star-o-cheering-sight/

Wilt Thou Not, My Shepherd True:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/wilt-thou-not-my-shepherd-true/

Thee Will I Love, My Strength:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/thee-will-i-love-my-strength/

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Wilt Thou Not, My Shepherd True   3 comments

Good Shepherd Icon

Above:  Icon of the Good Shepherd

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original German Words (1657) by Johann Scheffler (1624-1677)

English Translation (1841) by Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897)

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1.  Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true,

Spare Thy sheep, in mercy spare me?

Wilt Thou not, as shepherds do,

In Thine arms rejoicing bear me;

Bear me where all troubles cease,

Home to folds of joy and peace?

2.  With Thy flock I long to be,

With the flock to whom ’tis given

Safe to feed, and, praising Thee,

Roam the happy plains of heaven:

Free from fear of sinful stain,

They can never stray again.

3.  Lord! I am here sore beset,

Fears at every step confound me;

Lo! my foes have spread their net,

And with craft and might surround me:

Such their snares on every side,

Safe Thy sheep can ne’er abide.

4.  See, on earth’s wide desert way

How my truant steps mislead me;

Bring me back, no more to stray,

In Thine green pastures feed me,

Gather me within the fold,

Where Thy lambs Thy light behold.

Morning Star, O Cheering Sight   1 comment

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Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969)

Original Words (1657) by Johann Scheffler (1624-1677)

English Translation (1885) by Bennet Harvey, Jr. (1829-1894)

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1.  Morning Star, O cheering sight!

Ere Thou cam’st how dark earth’s night!

Jesus mine,

In me shine;

In me shine,

Jesus mine;

Fill my heart with light divine.

2.  Morning Star, Thy glory bright!

Far excels the sun’s clear light:

Jesus be,

Constantly,

Constantly,

Jesus be

More than thousand suns to me.

3.  Thy glad beams, Thou Morning Star,

Cheer the nations near and far;

Thee we own,

Lord alone,

Lord alone,

Thee we own,

Man’s great Saviour, God’s dear Son.

4.  Morning Star, my soul’s true Light,

Tarry not, dispel my night;

Jesus mine,

In me shine;

In me shine,

Jesus mine;

Fill my heart with light divine.