Friday after Ash Wednesday
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The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise; for Christ, through whom all things were made, himself has fasted and has prayed. Alone and fasting Moses saw the loving God who gave the law; and to Elijah, fasting, came the steeds and chariots of flame. So Daniel trained his mystic sight, delivered from the lions' might; and John, the Bridegroom's friend, became the herald of Messiah's name. Then grant us, Lord, like them to be full oft in fast and prayer with thee; our spirits strengthen with thy grace, and give us joy to see thy face. O Father, Son, and Spirit blest, to thee be every prayer addressed, who art in three-fold Name adored, from age to age, the only Lord. Words: Latin, sixth century; trans. Maurice F. Bell, 1906
Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful.
Hymn numbers refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982.
For more, visit SongsInTheDesert.org.
Outro music is "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere, distributed under a Creative Commons license.
A Sinden Production of Anglican Media (SPAM)