Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shine on us



The following hymn was listed as the hymn for the morning on the "Daily Office" site online at missionst.clare.org, and I thought it worthy of a re-post.  Especially helpful for me today is the stanza:

What this day will bring to pass,
gladness or sorrow we cannot guess.
You, who give the light divine,
shine on us, Christ Jesus, shine. 

I pray that we all have a rich and blessed day, whatever may come our way.

~The Rev. Peter M. Carey

Every morning we will raise
to our God our songs of praise.
Every morning we will raise
to our God our songs of praise. 

With God's kind protection blessed,
sweet and deep has been our rest.
In the morning we will pray
God's protection for this day. 

What this day will bring to pass,
gladness or sorrow we cannot guess.
You, who give the light divine,
shine on us, Christ Jesus, shine. 

Then, when comes the dark of night,
all with in us still shall be bright;
you will bring your peace and love,
radient gifts sent down from above. 

Music: John B. Dykes, (19thC)
Words: William H. Furness (19thC) adapted
Sequence: Cathouse Pandemonium, Ltd.



1 comment:

alish said...

If morning is good, the whole day is good.Nice Prayer.....................
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