Monday, 10 December 2007

The Word of the Lord - 8

Samuel was in the service of the Lord; the boy wore a linen loin-cloth round him. His mother used to make him a little tunic which she brought him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. Then Eli would bless Alkanah and his wife and say, 'May the Lord grant you an heir by this woman in place of the one she has made over to the Lord.' And then they would go home. The Lord visited Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord. (1 Samuel 2:18-21)

Heavenly Father, send thy blessing
On thy children gathered here,
May they all, thy name confessing,
Be to thee for ever dear;
May they be, like Joseph, loving,
Dutiful, and chaste, and pure;
And their faith, like David proving,
Steadfast unto death endure.

Spread thy golden pinions o'er them,
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
Guide them, lead them, go before them,
Give them peace, and joy, and love;
Temples of the Holy Spirit,
May they with thy glory shine,
And immortal bliss inherit,
And for evermore be thine!


Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

i was richly blessed with sons after 7 daughters..may God be praised!

John the organist said...

I was half hoping for "O give me Samuel's ear"! The transplant hymn!