November First Saturday 2013 - Hymns and Prayer

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Song Of The Body Of Christ David Haas

The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Choirboys

Godhead Here in Hiding 

An old but beautiful hymn Adoro Te Devote
 ascribed to St Thomas Aquinas translated by G.M Hopkins
Only the verses 1-3 and 7 are sung here so I've added the rest below 

Godhead Here In Hiding by The Choirs of the Church of Our Lady & the English Martyrs, on Grooveshark

Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore,
Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more,
See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart
Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art.

  Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived:
How says trusty hearing? that shall be believed;
What God's Son has told me, take for truth I do;
Truth himself speaks truly or there's nothing true.

  On the cross thy godhead made no sign to men,
Here thy very manhood steals from human ken:
Both are my confession, both are my belief,
And I pray the prayer of the dying thief.

  I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot see,
But can plainly call thee Lord and God as he;
Let me to a deeper faith daily nearer move,
Daily make me harder hope and dearer love.

  O thou our reminder of Christ crucified,
Living Bread, the life of us for whom he died,
Lend this life to me then: feed and feast my mind,
There be thou the sweetness man was meant to find.

  Bring the tender tale true of the Pelican;
Bathe me, Jesu Lord, in what thy bosom ran---
Blood whereof a single drop has power to win
All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.

  Jesu, whom I look at shrouded here below,
I beseech thee send me what I thirst for so,
Some day to gaze on thee face to face in light
And be blest for ever with thy glory's sight.

Sonnets to Orpheus:  II, 12 (stanza 1)

Desire change. Be enthusiastic for that flame
in which a thing escapes your grasp
while it makes a glorious display of transformation.

That designing Spirit, the master mind of all things on earth
loves nothing so much in the sweeping movement of the dance
as the turning point. 

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Br. David Steindl-Rast 

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace.
Help me in all things to rely on Your Holy will.
In every hour of the day reveal Your will to me. 
Bless my dealings with all who surround me.

Teach me to treat all that come to me throughout the day with peace of soul,
and with the firm conviction that Your will governs all.  
In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings.

In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by You.
Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others.

Give me strength to bear the fatigue of this coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will
Teach me to pray
Pray You Yourself in me. 


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