image :: Detail, David Campbell (21st century American)
“You have seen many things, but you pay no attention…It pleased the Lord for the sake of His righteousness to make his law great and glorious.” Isaiah 42:20-21
Grant, Almighty God, that as You shine on us by Your Word,
we may not be blind at midnight, nor willfully seek darkness,
and thus lull our minds asleep.
But may we be roused daily by Your words,
and may we stir up ourselves more and more to fear Your Name
and thus present ourselves and all our pursuits, as a sacrifice to You,
that You may peaceably rule, and perpetually dwell in us,
until You gather us to Your Kingdom,
where there is reserved for us eternal rest and glory
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Calvin, 16th century
sound :: The Old Shade Tree, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017)