Collects, Epistles, and
for the Epiphany Season.
for the Epiphany Season.
O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers
of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both
perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may
have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto
me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more
highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according
as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we
have many members in one body, and all members have not the same
office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every
one members one of another.
NOW his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Hark! A thrilling voice - Merton 9
What star is this, with beams so bright(office hymn) - Puer Nobis 47
Earth has many a noble city(office hymn) - Stuttgart 48
From the eastern mountains - Valour 49
Songs of thankfulness and praise - Salzburg 53
Christ, whose glory fills the sky - Ratisbon 153
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord - Garden 202
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord - Lammas 202
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness - Schmuecke Dich 210
I bind unto myself today - St. Patrick's Breastplate 268
O love, how deep, how broad, how high - Deus Tuorum Militum 344
Jesus gentlest Saviour - Eudoxia 348
My God, accept my heart this day - Song 67 404
Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing - Sicilian Mariners 489
Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing - Dismissal 489
Jesus shall reign - Duke Street 542
Hail to the Lord's Anointed - Woodbird 545
Hail to the Lord's Anointed - Zoan 545