Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lift Up Your Hearts!


Lift up your hearts!

We lift them up
unto The LORD.

Let us give thanks
unto The LORD GOD.

It is meet and right
so to do.

It is very meet, right, and
our bounden duty
that we should at all times
and in all places
give thanks
unto THEE,
O LORD,
HOLY FATHER,
ALMIGHTY,
EVER-LASTING GOD.

Who, in the multitude
of Thy mercy 
hast surrounded us
with so great
a crowd of Witnesses...

that we,
rejoicing in their fellowship,
may run with patience
the race
that is set before us...

that together , with them,
we may receive
the Crown of Glory
that fadeth not away.

Therefore, with Angels
and Archangels,
and with all
the Company of Heaven,
we laud and magnify
Thy Glorious Name 
evermore praising THEE
and saying...

HOLY
HOLY
HOLY
LORD GOD of HOSTS*

Heaven and earth are full
of Thy Glory

GLORY BE
TO THEE
O LORD MOST HIGH.
Amen.

* Hosts= Divine, Heavenly armies
Ancient Hymn called the Sursum Corda

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