Sunday, May 2, 2010

worship in spirit and truth...

Last week marked the anniversary of the founding of James Freeman Clarke's influential "Church of the Disciples."  Following is an excerpt from their "Service Book"-Introductory Sentences and Hymns for Morning Prayer. 

"The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they who worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Minister. Lift up your hearts.
Congregation, rising. We lift them up unto the Lord.

Ancient of Days.

Come, thou all-gracious Lord,
By heaven and earth adored,
Our prayer attend;
Come, and thy children bless;
Give thy good word success;
Make thine own holiness
On us descend.

Never from us depart;
Rule thou in every heart,
Hence, evermore.
Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
 Love and adore."

Have a blessed Sabbath everyone

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