Sunday, 25 July 2010

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

In the Gospel today, we hear one of the disciples saying to Jesus, 'Lord, teach us to pray.'

Lord, teach us how to pray aright,
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in Thy sight,
We may, we must draw near.

We perish if we cease from prayer;
O grant us power to pray;
And when to meet Thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.

God of all grace, we come to Thee
With broken, contrite hearts;
Give what Thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward parts.

Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone;
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone.

Patience to watch, and wait, and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,
And trust Thee though Thou slay.

Give these, and then Thy will be done,
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through Thy Spirit and Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

J Montgomery 1771-1854

Happy Sunday!


John the organist said...

Love it!

John the organist said...

Get that organ tuned and some bad habits - slowing up third line because harmony is tricky and not keeping going at end of verses so that the next verse starts in time!