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Thy Mercy, Lord   Leave a comment

Galaxy NGC 2841

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Hymn Source = The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)

Words from the Scottish Psalter (1650), of The Church of Scotland; based on Psalm 36


1.  Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens;

thy truth doth reach the clouds;

thy justice is like mountains great,

thy judgements deep as floods.

2.  Lord, thou preservest man and beast:

how precious is thy grace!

Therefore in shadow of thy wings

men’s sons their trust shall place.

3.  Their hunger thou shalt satisfy

with good things from thy store:

from rivers of thy pleasures they

shall drink and thirst no more.

4.  With thee the fountain is of life

and from thy presence flows;

and brightens from thy dwelling place

out to all people goes.

God Who Touchest Earth with Beauty   1 comment


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Hymn Source = The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)

Words by Mary Susanne Edgar (1889-1973), Canadian Anglican poet


1.  God who touchest earth with beauty,

make my heart anew;

with thy Spirit recreate me

pure, and strong, and true.

2.  Like thy springs and running waters,

make me crystal pure;

like thy rocks of towering grandeur,

make me strong and sure.

3.  Like thy dancing waves in sunlight,

make me glad and free;

like the straightness of the pine trees

let me upright be.

4.  Like the arching of the heavens

lift my thoughts above;

turn my dreams to noble action,

ministries of love.

5.  Like the birds that soar while singing,

give my heart a song;

may the music of thanksgiving

echo clear and strong.

6.  God who touchest earth with beauty,

make my heart anew;

keep me ever by thy Spirit

pure, and strong, and true.

Thy Might Sets Fast the Mountains   Leave a comment

Mount Olympus, Greece

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Hymn Source = The Hymnbook (1955), of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the United Presbyterian Church of North America, and the Presbyterian Church in the United States

Historical Note:  The Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the United Presbyterian Church of North America merged in 1958 to form The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., which joined with the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1983 to create the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Words from The Psalter (1912), of the United Presbyterian Church of North America; the text comes from Psalm 65.


1.  Thy might sets fast the mountains;

Strength girds Thee evermore

To calm the raging peoples

And still the ocean’s roar.

Thy majesty and greatness

Are through all lands confessed,

And joy on earth Thou sendest

Afar, from east to west.

2.  To bless the earth Thou sendest

From thy abundant store

The waters of the springtime,

Enriching it once more.

The seed by Thee provided

Is sown o’er hill and plain,

And Thou with gentle showers

Dost bless the springing grain.

3.  The year with good Thou crownest,

The earth Thy mercy fills,

The wilderness is fruitful,

And joyful are the hills.

With corn the vales are covered,

The flocks in pastures graze;

All nature joins in singing

A joyful song of praise.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Seventh Sunday of Easter   6 comments


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


Strong Deliverer, righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; your lightnings lighten the world, the earth sees them and trembles.  Mountains melt like wax before you; Zion hears and is glad because of your judgments.  We shall put aside our worship of vain images and cease our boasting of worthless idols.  You are God who in Christ came to redeem us; we rejoice and give thanks to your holy name.

Posted March 4, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Easter 1900s, Nature 1900s

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I Sing the Almighty Power of God   1 comment

Beaufort Sea

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1965), of The Methodist Church

Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)


1.  I sing th’almighty power of God,

That made the mountains rise,

That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at his command,

And all the stars obey.

2.  I sing the goodness of the Lord,

That filled the earth with food;

He formed the creatures with his Word,

And then pronounced them good.

Lord, how thy wonders are displayed,

Where’er I turn my eye,

If I survey the ground I tread,

Or gaze upon the sky!

3.  There’s not a plant or flower below,

But makes thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempests blow,

By order from thy throne;

While all that borrows life from thee

Is ever in thy care,

And everywhere that man can be,

Thou, God, art present there.