Monday, January 22, 2018

first thing

Glory to you, who safe have kept
and have refreshed me while I slept:
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless light partake.

Lord, I renew my vows to you;
scatter my foes as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.

from Magnificat, January 2018



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    1. I would like to memorize it, so I think I'm going to try.

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    2. Yes - it is a lovely prayer and worth the effort I think. There are so many prayers for the end of the day but not so many for the start.

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  2. Beautiful, and amen!
    I like that winter landscape photo on the upper right.:-)
    Have a good day!
    Anne♡

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Where are you???

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    2. Home ~ Knitting, crochet, trying to keep warm, and thankful for a break in the below zero temps. I'm nowhere on the net, except Ravelry. Trying to decide if I have anything to write about that's worth reading! I like visiting here :-) ♥

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  3. How lovely!!! that prayer is just beautiful!!!

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  4. Oh, I am going to save that and try to memorize it. Has it been set to music, by any chance? Is Magnificat a magazine?

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    1. Gretchen, yes, Magnificat is a small, pocket-sized monthly publication for Roman Catholics with the daily Mass readings, morning and evening prayers, meditations for every day, lives of saints and more.

      The words are actually supposed to be sung to the tune of a certain hymn - I'm not near my copy now, but I'll look it up later. (I hope your ability to memorize will prove better than mine. :D)

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    2. Okay - it is to be sung to "I Know that My Redeemer Lives". I don't know that one.

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    3. This is (I hope!) a link to a Youtube recording of 'I Know That My Redeemer Liveth' by Handelfrom The Messiah xx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q0qho_hKEg

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    4. Ooops! Pressed publish before I'd finished! Whether that is the same as 'I Know That my Redeemer Lives' I don't know!

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    5. Clare, that piece is my FAVORITE part of Messiah! But somehow, I didn't think that was the one they meant in the prayer book. There is another on youtube which is unfamiliar to me - I don't know if that's the one. But, thanks! When I clicked on the link, and heard those opening notes - ahhh! :)

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  5. Here is the correct one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAxwDSb3hqw

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