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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Drive: Ketelbey, In a Monastery Garden

An enduringly delightful work published in 1915 by English composer Albert Ketelbey (1875-1959).


Some prayers for anyone who may need them, from the Book of Common Prayer, 1928.  They don't have to be taken whole, you know; sometimes just a single lambent word or phrase can shine a spiritual light through the darkness that troubles us, and lead us homeward.
For Trustfulness.

O most loving Father, who willest us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of thee, and to cast all our care on thee, who carest for us; Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which thou hast manifested unto us in thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Heavenly Father, thou understandest all thy children; through thy gift of faith we bring our perplexities to the light of thy wisdom, and receive the blessed encouragement of thy sympathy, and a clearer knowledge of thy will. Glory be to thee for all thy gracious gifts. Amen.

For Joy in God's Creation.

O Heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty; Open, we beseech thee, our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him by whom all things were made, thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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