Meditation on Sunday Last Before Lent
Praise to the Lord
Who o'er all things so wonderously reigneth
shelters thee gently from harm, or when fainting
hast thou not seen
how thy hearts wishes hath been
granted in what he ordaineth
Praise to the Lord
who doth prosper thy work, and defend thee
surly his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee
what the Almighty can do
if to the end he befriend thee.
When Christ appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. As he is pure, all who have grasped his hope make themselves pure.
GOD of majesty and power, whose beloved Son is your word of truth and the light shining in our darkness, receive the prayers of your church, and grant that all peoples may come to know the peace of your Kingdom and the splendour of your name. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Oh How Glorious and Resplendent
fragile body, shalt thou be
when endued with so much beauty
full of health, and strong, and free
full of vigour, full of pleasure
that shall last eternally
Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One GOD, now and forever.
My eyes for beauty pine
my soul for GODs grace
no other care nor hope is mine
to heaven I turn my face
one splendour thence is shed from all the stars above
tis named when GODs name is said
tis love, tis heavenly love
and every gentle heart that burns with true desire
is lit from eyes that mirror part of that celestial fire
Christ Jesus, the splendour of the Father and the image of his being, draw you to himself that you may live in his light and share in his Glory
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord