Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Synaxis

Our Helper, God, we bless Thy name,
Whose love forever is the same:
Amid ten thousand snares we stand,
Supported by Thy guardian hand;
And see, when we review our ways,
Ten thousand monuments of praise.
Let us not murmur or complain
At what Thy wisdom shall ordain;
Accept our thanks for mercies past,
And be our guide while life shall last.
Preserve us by Thy favor still,
And fit us for Thy sacred will.

- lines derived from No. 536 & 539 of the Augustine Hymn Book, 19th century