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O Christ Our King, Creator, Lord   3 comments

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Above:  Christ the Merciful, Twelfth Century C.E.

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Original Latin text by St. Gregory the Great (circa 540-604), Bishop of Rome

English Translation (1858) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

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1.  O Christ, our King, Creator, Lord,

Saviour of all who trust Thy word,

To them who seek Thee ever near,

Now to our praises bend Thine ear.

2.  In Thy dear cross a grace is found–

It flows from every streaming wound–

Whose power our inbred sin controls,

Breaks the firm bond, and frees our souls.

3.  Thou didst create the stars of night;

Yet Thou has veiled in flesh Thy light,

Hast deigned a mortal form to wear,

A mortal’s painful lot to bear.

4.  When Thou didst hang upon the tree,

The quaking earth acknowledged Thee;

When Thou didst there yield up Thy breath,

Then world grew dark as shades of death.

5.  Now in the Father’s glory high,

Great Conqueror, never more to die,

Us by Thy mighty power defend,

And reign through ages without end.

Behold, the Shade of Night is Now Receding   2 comments

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Above:  Easter Vigil, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, April 20, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = American Hymns Old and New (1980)

Original Latin text by St. Gregory I “the Great” (circa 540-604), Bishop of Rome

English Translation (1869) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

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1.  Behold, the shade of night is now receding,

Kindling with splendors fair the dawn is glowing,

With fervent hearts, O let us all implore him,

Ruler Almighty.

2.  That he, our God, will look on us in pity,

Send strength for weakness, grand us his salvation,

And with a Father’s pure affection give us

Glory eternal.

3.  This grace O grant us, Godhead ever blessed,

Of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost in union,

Whose praises be through earth’s distant regions

Ever resounding.

St. Gregory I “the Great”   Leave a comment

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Above:  St. Gregory the Great

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St. Gregory I “the Great” was Bishop of Rome from 590 to 604.

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O Christ, Our King, Creator, Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/o-christ-our-king-creator-lord/

Behold, the Shade of Night is Now Receding:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/behold-the-shade-of-night-is-now-receding/

Kind Maker of the World:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/kind-maker-of-the-world/

Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/father-we-praise-thee-now-the-night-is-over-by-percy-dearmer/

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Kind Maker of the World   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. James Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, March 17, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (originally in Latin) attributed to St. Gregory I “the Great” (540-604), Bishop of Rome (590-604)

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1.  Kind maker of the world, O hear

The fervent prayer, with many a tear

Poured forth by all the penitent

Who keep this holy fast of Lent!

2.  Each heart is manifest to thee;

Thou knowest our infirmity;

Now we repent, and seek thy face;

Grant unto us thy pardoning grace.

3.  Spare us, O Lord, who now confess

Our sins and all our wickedness,

And, for the glory of thy Name,

Our weakened souls to health reclaim.

4.  Give us the self-control that springs

From abstinence in outward things;

That from each stain and spot of sin,

Our souls may keep the fast within.

5.  Grant, O thou blessed Trinity;

Grant, O unchanging Unity;

That this our fast of forty days

May work our profit and they praise!

Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over, by Percy Dearmer   2 comments

Father Percy Dearmer (1867-1936), Priest in the Church of England

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Original Latin text attributed to St. Gregory I “the Great” (540-604)

English Translation by Dearmer in 1906

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

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1.  Father, we praise thee, now the light is over,

active and watchful, stand we all before thee;

singing we offer prayer and meditation;

thus we adore thee.

2.  Monarch of all things, fit us for thy mansions,

banish our weakness, health and wholeness sending;

bring us to heaven, where thy saints united

joy without ending.

3.  All holy Father, Son, and equal Spirit,

Trinity blessed, send us thy salvation;

thine is the glory, gleaming and resounding

through all creation.