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Saturday, March 20, 2004

I've saved up my pennies (& I'm trading painting/other labor for airfair)...
and I'm going to the Christian Worldview Student Conference, in Newport News, VA, July 5-10!
The speakers are George Grant, Steve Wilkins, Doug Wilson, Pete Hurst, James Nickel, and Herb Titus.
Anyone else planning on attending? :-)

Friday, March 19, 2004

"I'm always staying with you, and I'm never letting you go."
~my six year old brother, Joshua.

aww... :-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

I bind unto myself today
the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.
I bind this day to me for ever,
by power of faith, Christ's Incarnation;
his baptism in Jordan river;
his death on the cross for my salvation;
his bursting from the spic├Ęd tomb;
his riding up the heavenly way;
his coming at the day of doom:
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
of the great love of cherubim;
the sweet "Well done" in judgment hour;
the service of the seraphim;
confessors' faith, apostles' word,
the patriarchs' prayers, the prophets' scrolls;
all good deeds done unto the Lord,
and purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today
the virtues of the starlit heaven
the glorious sun's life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea,
around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
the power of God to hold and lead,
his eye to watch, his might to stay,
his ear to hearken, to my need;
the wisdom of my God to teach,
his hand to guide, his shield to ward;
the word of God to give me speech,
his heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be with me,
Christ within me,
Christ behind me,
Christ before me,
Christ beside me,
Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort
and restore me.
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ in quiet,
Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of
all that love me,
Christ in mouth of
friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself today
the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.
Of whom all nature hath creation,
eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.

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Words: attributed to St. Patrick (372-466);
trans. Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), 1889
Music: St. Patrick's Breastplate and Gartan (verse 6)

Meter: LMD

(I really love this, but no, I didn't type it all out myself. I copied it from Whirlwind, link to the left on the sidebar.)

Sunday, March 07, 2004

O Lord, My God, Most Earnestly
Psalm 63

Thomas Tallis, 1567.
From the Cantus Christi.

O Lord, my God, most earnestly
I seek Your holy face,
Within Your house again to see
the glories of your grace.
Apart from You I long and thirst
and naught can satisfy,
I wander in a desert land
where all the streams are dry.

The lovingkindness of my God
is more than life to me,
So I will praise You all my days
and pray continually.
In you my soul is satisfied,
my darkness turns to light,
and joyful meditations fill
the watches of the night.

Beneath the shadow of Your wings
I sing my joy and praise.
Your right hand is my strong support
through troubled nights and days.
All those who seek my life will fall;
my life is in Your hand.
God's king and people will rejoice;
in vict'ry they will stand.