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The Things of the Earth in the Earth Let Us Lay   2 comments

Above:  Trinity Church and Church Yard, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, 1890

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-08870

Original Greek Text by St. Joseph the Hymnographer (d. 886)

English Translation (1862) by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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The things of earth in the earth let us lay;

The ashes with ashes, the dust with the clay;

But lift up the heart, and the eyes, and the love,

O lift up the soul to the regions above!

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Since He, the Immortal, hath entered the gate,

So shall we mortals, or sooner or late:

Then stand we with Christ; let us mark Him ascend,

For His is the glory and life without end.

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On earth with His own once the Giver of good,

Bestowing His blessing, a little while stood;

Now nothing can part us, nor distance, nor foes,

For lo! He is with us, and who can oppose?

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So Lord, we commit this our loved one to Thee,

Whose body is dead, but whose spirit is free:

We know that through grace, when our life her is o’er,

In bliss we shall be with the Lord evermore.

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And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord   2 comments

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Cartersville, Georgia, November 5, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original Greek Text by St. Joseph the Hymnographer (d. 886)

English Translation (1862) by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn Source #1 = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Hymn Source #2 = William Gustave Polack, The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, 2d ed. (1942)

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And wilt Thou pardon, Lord

A sinner such as I,

Although Thy book his crimes record

Of such a crimson dye?

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So deep are they engraved,

So terrible their fear,

The righteous scarcely shall be saved,

And where shall I appear?

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My soul, make all things known

To Him who all things sees

That so the Lamb may yet atone

For thine iniquities.

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O Thou Physician blest,

Make clean my guilty soul

And me, by many a sin opprest,

Restore and keep me whole.

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I know not how to praise

Thy mercy and Thy love;

But deign my soul and earth to raise

And learn from Thee above.

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Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright   2 comments

Above:  Dawn, Crater Lake National Park

Image in the Public Domain

Original Greek Text by St. Joseph the Hymnographer (d. 886)

English Translation (1862) by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn Source #1 = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Hymn Source #2 = William Gustave Polack, The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, 2d ed. (1942)

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Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright,

Filled with celestial virtue and light,

These that, where never followeth day,

Praise the Thrice Holy One ever and aye.

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These are Thy ministers, these dost Thou own,

Lord God of Sabaoth, nearest Thy throne;

These are Thy messengers, these dost Thou send,

Help of the helpless ones, man to defend.

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These keep the guard amid Salem’s dear bowers,

Thrones, principalities, virtues, and powers,

Where, with the living ones, mystical four,

Cherubim, seraphim, bow and adore.

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Then, when the earth was first poised in mid space,

Then, when the planets first sped on their race,

Then, when were ended the six days’ employ,

Then all the sons of God shouted for joy.

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Still let them succor us, still let them fight,

Lord of angelic hosts, battling for right,

Till, where their anthems they ceaselessly pour,

We with the angels may bow and adore.

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Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise   4 comments

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Above:  Icon of the Resurrection

Image in the Public Domain

Original Greek Text (700s) by St. John of Damascus

English Translation from Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862), by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn Source = The English Hymnal (1906), The Church of England

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Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise,

That best and greatest shinest:

Lady and queen and day of days,

Of things divine, divinest!

On thee our praises Christ adore

For ever and for evermore.

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Come, let us taste the Vine’s new fruit,

For heavenly joy preparing;

To-day the branches with the Root

In Resurrection sharing:

Whom as true God our hymns adore

For ever and for evermore.

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Rise, Sion, rise! and looking forth,

Behold thy children round thee!

From east and west, from south and north,

Thy scattered sons have found thee;

And in thy bosom Christ adore

For ever and for evermore.

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O Father, O co-equal Son,

O co-eternal Spirit,

In persons Three, in substance One,

And One in power and merit;

In thee baptized, we thee adore

For ever and for evermore.

Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain   4 comments

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Above:  Icon of the Resurrection

Image in the Public Domain

Original Greek Text (700s) by St. John of Damascus

English Translation from Christian Remembrances (1859), by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn Source = The English Hymnal (1906), The Church of England

The reference to Christian Remembrances comes from William Gustave Polack, The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, Second Edition (1942).

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Come, ye faithful raise the strain

Of triumphant gladness;

God hath brought his Israel

Into joy from sadness;

Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke

Jacob’s sons and daughters;

Led them with unmoistened foot

Through the Red Sea waters.

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‘Tis the Spring of souls to-day;

Christ hath burst his prison,

And from three days’ sleep in death

As a Sun hath risen;

All the winter of our sins

Long and dark, is flying

From his Light, to whom we give

Laud and praise undying.

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Now the Queen of seasons, bright

With the Day of splendour,

With the royal Feast of feasts,

Comes its joy to render;

Comes to glad Jerusalem

Who with true affection

Welcomes in unwearied strains

Jesu’s Resurrection.

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Neither might the gates of death,

Nor the tomb’s dark portal,

Nor the watchers, nor the seal,

Hold thee as a mortal;

But to-day amidst the twelve

Thou didst stand, bestowing

That thy peace which evermore

Passeth human knowing.

The Day is Past and Over   1 comment

Above:  Sunset

Image Source = Chad Teer

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_in_Coquitlam.jpg)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original Greek words by St. Anatolius (died 458), a Patriarch of Constantinople, an opponent of Nestorianism, and a man who died at the hands of members of a Monophysite mob

English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

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1.  The day is past and over;

All thanks, O Lord, to thee!

I pray thee that offenceless

The hours of dark may be.

O Jesus, keep me in thy sight,

And guard me thro’ the coming night!

2.  The joys of day are over;

I lift my heart to thee,

And call on thee that sinless

The hours of night may be.

O Jesus, make their darkness light,

And guard me thro’ the coming night.

3.  The toils of day are over;

I raise the hymn to thee,

And ask that free from peril

The hours of fear may be.

O Jesus, keep me in thy sight,

And guard me through the coming night.

4.  Be thou my soul’s preserver,

O God, for thou dost know

How many are the perils

Through which I have to go,

Lover of men, O hear my call,

And guard and save me from them all.

O Trinity of Blessed Light   2 comments

Above:  St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Hamilton, Georgia, Trinity Sunday, June 19, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5619993286139279201/5620026101507470674?banner=pwa)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original words by St. Ambrose of Milan (340-397); English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

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1.  O Trinity of blessed light,

O Unity of princely might,

The fiery sun now goes his way;

Shed thou within our hearts thy ray.

2.  To thee our morning song of praise,

To thee our evening prayer we raise;

Thy glory suppliant we adore

For ever and for evermore.

3.  All laud to God the Father be,

All praise, eternal Son, to thee,

All glory, as it is ever meet,

To God the holy Paraclete.

John Mason Neale   1 comment

The Logo of The Church of England

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John Mason Neale (1818-1866) was a priest in The Church of England, an Anglo-Catholic, and a translator of many ancient hymns.

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Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/thou-hallowed-chosen-morn-of-praise/

Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/come-ye-faithful-raise-the-strain/

O Very God of Very God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/o-very-god-of-very-god/

O Wondrous Type!  O Vision Fair:

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

Alleluia, Song of Gladness:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/alleluia-song-of-gladness/

O Thou, Who Through This Holy Week:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/o-thou-who-through-this-holy-week/

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/christ-is-made-the-sure-foundation/

O Trinity of Blessed Light:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/o-trinity-of-blessed-light/

The Day is Past and Over:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/the-day-is-past-and-over/

Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/stars-of-the-morning-so-gloriously-bright/

And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/and-wilt-thou-pardon-lord/

The Things of Earth in the Earth Let us Lay:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/the-things-of-the-earth-in-the-earth-let-us-lay/

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Christ is Made the Sure Foundation   2 comments

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

Image Source = Bill Monk

(https://picasaweb.google.com/atldiophotos/EmmanualAthens#5581091491380224946)

Hymn Source = The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), of The United Methodist Church

Original text in Latin; English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866), a priest of The Church of England, leading light of the Oxford Movement, and translator of many hymns

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1.  Christ is made the sure foundation,

Christ the head and cornerstone;

chosen of the Lord and precious,

binding all the church in one;

holy Zion’s help forever,

and her confidence alone.

2.  To this temple, where we call thee,

come, O Lord of Hosts, today!

With thy faithful loving-kindness

hear thy people s they pray,

and thy fullest benediction

shed within its walls alway.

3.  Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

what they ask of thee to gain;

what they gain from thee forever

with the blessed to retain,

and hereafter in thy glory

evermore with thee to reign.

4.  Laud and honor to the Father,

laud and honor to the Son,

laud and honor to the Spirit,

ever three and ever one;

one in might and one in glory,

while unending ages run.

O Thou, Who Through This Holy Week   4 comments

Easter Vigil, 2010:  Entering the darkened St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/atldiophotos/EasterVigilAndEucharistAtStPeterAndStPaulMarietta#5456441189831192594)

Hymn Source = The Parish School Hymnal (1926), of The United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962), a forerunner of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1987-)

Words by John Mason Neale (1818-1866), a priest of The Church of England and a leading light of the Oxford Movement, plus the author of many hymns

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1.  O Thou, Who through this Holy Week

Did’st suffer for us all;

The sick to heal, the lost to seek,

To raise up them that fall.

2.  We cannot understand the woe

Thy love was pleased to bear;

O Lamb of God, we only know

That all our hopes are there.

3.  Thy feet the path of suff’ring trod;

Thy hands the victory won;

What shall we render to our God

For all that He hath done?

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