Sunday, May 12, 2002

Today's opening hymn

Rise up O men of god!

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The church for you doth wait,
Her strength unequal to her task;
Rise up and make her great!

Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where His feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!

(There is a line in here that reflects a Protestant sense of "church" that would be inappropriate in a purely Catholic hymnal. But it is an otherwise timely hymn, and I'm feeling Ecumenical today.)


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