Let me have silence, and I will speak,
and let come on me what may.
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
and put my life in my hand?
Though he slay me, I will hope in him;
yet I will argue my ways to his face.
This will be my salvation,
that the godless shall not come before him.
Keep listening to my words,
and let my declaration be in your ears.
Behold, I have prepared my case;
I know that I shall be in the right.
Who is there who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
sound :: Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane, Mother McCollum (1930)
image :: Hope, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1559, Flemish)
You relieve our necessity
out of the abundance of Your great riches:
Grant that we may accept with joy
the salvation You bestow,
and manifest it to all the world
by the quality of our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer