Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Here is a wonderful hymn from today's morning reading in "A Shorter Morning and Evening Prayer", the abridged version of the daily office that we have been using @ VBCC. I love the imagery that this conjures up. What a great sense of peace the author must have had! (It isn't titled or attributed, but it sounds Celtic to me.)

This day God gives me
Strength of high heaven,
Sun and moon shining,
Flame in my hearth,
Flashing of lightning,
Wind in its swiftness,
Deeps of the ocean,
Firmness of earth.

This day God sends me
Strength as my steersman,
Might to uphold me,
Wisdom as guide.
Your eyes are watchful,
Your ears are listening,
Your lips are speaking,
Friend at my side.

God's way is my way,
God's shield is round me,
God's host defends me,
Saving from ill.
Angels of heaven,
Drive from me always,
All that would harm me,
Stand by me still.

Rising, I thank you,
Mighty and strong one,
King of creation,
Giver of rest.
Firmly confessing,
Threeness of persons,
Oneness of Godhead
Trinity blest.

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