Monday, April 11, 2016

HYMN: Oh, Come to Me, Lord Jesus

Now that I've caught myself up in my project to write a text for every Sunday in the 1-year lectionary with the completion of the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and Lent, it's time to catch up with the rest of the Church year. This text is written for the Second Sunday of Easter and the account of Jesus appearing to His disciples on Easter evening. As Jesus would have us believe the testimony of those first eyewitnesses, this is a prayer for that faith, faith which trusts the gifts He would give us by the hands and mouths of those He has sent to forgive sins in His stead and by His command. As always, feedback is love.

Oh, Come to Me, Lord Jesus

1. Oh, come to me, Lord Jesus,
And still my doubt and fear.
When enemies assail me,
Be present with me here.

2. Speak peace to me, Lord Jesus.
Speak absolution sweet!
Through mouths of faithful pastors
Your Word of grace repeat.

3. Oh, breathe on me, Lord Jesus,
Your holy, living breath.
Give me Your Holy Spirit
That I may conquer death.

4. Send pastors, dear Lord Jesus,
To give Your gifts to me,
To speak Your Word of comfort
As You Yourself decree.

5. Oh, grant me faith, Lord Jesus,
To trust what I have heard
From every faithful witness
Who shares Your holy Word.

6. Give life to me, Lord Jesus,
Through Your most holy name.
I trust the Word and wonders
Your ministers proclaim.

(c) 2016 Alan Kornacki, Jr.
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Occasion: Second Sunday of Easter 

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