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STRENGTHEN FOR SERVICE, LORD, THE HANDS (HYMN)

06 Aug

Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands

That holy things have taken;

Let ears that now have heard thy songs

To clamour never waken.

 

Lord, may the tongues which ‘Holy’ sang

Keep free from all deceiving;

The eyes which saw thy love be bright,

Thy bless-ed hope perceiving.

 

The feet that tread thy holy courts

From light do thou not banish;

The bodies by thy Body fed

With thy new life replenish.

– Ascribed to St Ephraim the Syrian, d. 373

Tr. C. W. Humphreys and P. Dearmer

 
 

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