Tuesday, November 10, 2015

156. Hymn for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

The Epistle for this service is Ephesians 4:1-6 and the Gospel is Luke 14:1-11. The original tune is titled HUMILITY.
You who exalt the humble
And humble them who boast,
Restore us when we stumble;
Send us Your Holy Ghost!
Lest we abuse Your holy feast
With arrogance appalling,
Teach us the lowest place and least
To count our rightful calling!

Your undeserved affliction,
Dishonor, cross and grave,
Impress this deep conviction
On those You bled to save:
In You the First became the last,
The Just for sinners dying;
Shall we, called by a grace so vast,
Respond with selfish vying?

No, Lord! We ask You rather
Your word of life to speak;
Cause us to serve each other
With patient hearts and meek!
We have one font, one festal board,
One faith, one hope abiding;
Among us therefore, triune Lord,
Let nothing come dividing!

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