Thursday in the First Week of Lent

"Once to every man and nation" from the Rev. Ian Lasch.

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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, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals.

Strengthen us, O Lord, by your grace, that in your might we may overcome all spiritual enemies, and with pure hearts serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Proper collects for the weekdays of Lent are from Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2006.

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  1. Thank you Ian Lasch for selecting this hymn. I grew up with it and had forgotten about much I love it. Plenty of fine hymns were not selected for the 1982 Hymnal!! Another example of why venturing beyond it is good. -- Kitty Davis


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