Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saint Luke

By all your saints still striving,
For all your saints at rest,
Your holy name, O Jesus,
Forevermore be blessed!
For those passed on before us,
We sing our praise anew
And, walking in their footsteps,
Would live our lives for you.

For that beloved physician,
All praise, whose Gospel shows
The Healer of the nations, 
The Sharer of our woes;
Thy wondrous grace, O Savior,
On bruised hearts may you pour,
And with true balm of Gilead
Anoint us evermore.  

We pray for saints we know not,
For saints still yet to be,
For grace to bear true witness
And serve you faithfully,
Till all the ransomed number
Who stand before the throne
Ascribe all power and glory
And praise to God alone.

Horatio Bolton Nelson, 1864; alt.

Melchior Teschner, 1615; harm William G. Monk, 1861

(One of the symbols associated with Saint Luke is a winged ox.)

(Also, we can sing the tune ST. THEODULPH at other times beyond Palm Sunday.)

Seven Years Ago: Come sing, ye choirs exultant

Six Years Ago: What thanks and praise to thee we owe

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