Hymn Selection


OUR God and Father, we respond anew
To love in Christ revealed, and praise Thy Name.
He did Thy will; and, for the joy in view,
Endured the cross, despising all the shame.
He midst His brethren strikes the note of praise;
We hear His song, our hearts responsive swell;
And on this day when He His voice doth raise,
In spirit enter where we soon shall dwell.
Chosen in Him, Thy well-belovèd Son,
We have our part in joy before Thy face;
Predestined, ere this world had yet begun,
For that blest world, where all bespeaks Thy grace.
Sons loved and loving, who Thy house shall fill,
Our endless portion there in love to be;
Each with some trait of Him who loves so well,
For Thy delight and joy eternally.

A. Becker, fr. German

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."