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“Lord, What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?” (Acts 9-6)   5 comments

Above:  The Conversion of Saint Paul, by Caravaggio

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Poem (undated; published in 1883) by John Dodson Taylor, Sr., my paternal great-grandfather

Text based on Acts 9:6, from the conversion of St. Paul


Why thus has been my mission masked?

God’s purpose in me hid from view;

Have I ne’er with his servant asked

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?


That I may honor Lord, Thy name,

And sin in all its forms eschew–

Man’s only purpose, highest aim–

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?


That my life be one that shall prove

A life to right and virtue true,

And end at last in one above,

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

Romans 16:25-27 (Confraternity Version, 1941)   Leave a comment

Paul Writing His Epistles (A Painting from Perhaps the 1500s)

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Saint Paul was, of course, Jewish.  And the Confraternity Version is an old Roman Catholic translation.  Here is the end of the Epistle to the Romans, reformatted.


Now to him who is able to strengthen you in accordance with my gospel,

and the preaching of Jesus Christ,

and the revelation of the mystery which has been kept in silence from eternal ages,

which is manifested now through the writings of the prophets according the precept of the eternal God,

and made known to all the Gentiles to bring about obedience to faith–

to the only wise God,

through Jesus Christ,

be honor forever and ever.  Amen.