for the Lectionary
Proper 18C - Gospel
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Mark Ryman (2004) based on Luke
by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
You have made us
to give you all our praise
Throughout our duties and through all our days
We then will work to quicken all our ways.
Nothing we do or
say can change a thing;
we are but servants of the Only King
who made the worlds in their orbits to sing,
Still our poor lives
can sing with orbs on high
and lend you our lifesong before we die
For your lifeblood our praise is best reply.
our days in praise and triumphs song
for victory that changed our lives from wrong
tuned them to Him to whom we now belong.
Then shall our lives
become our greatest psalms
laying them down as old with coats and palms
joining with stones to sing the age-old song.
The Lesson - Luke 14:25-33
much would stand in the way of our relationship with God. Work
and other duties, of course, clamor for our attentions. Friendships
often push aside the greatest Friend we have. Family also often
gets higher priority. But Jesus will have none of this. Let
the dead bury the dead. Christ calls us to living relationships
and so, we must act as though truly alive. Giving priority to
relationships and duties that are not eternal is unproductive
and does not please God. When God bids us follow him, parents,
siblings, spouses, jobs, and even church must not stand in the
way. Give him your life and live as you have never lived before.
2004, Mark E. Ryman
may freely use these hymn lyrics and/or commentary in whole or
in part for study and/or worship
as long as you use the following citation: "©2004 Mark
E. Ryman. More hymns at edoxy.com."
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gain my permission. © Mark E. Ryman
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