Lift our hearts

Jill in Crater
photo of my daughter Jillian

Lift our hearts, O Christ,
 above the false show of things,
  above laziness and fear,
   above selfishness and covetousness,
    above whim and fashion,
     up to the everlasting Truth that you are;
     That we may live joyfully and freely,
    in the faith that you are
   our King and our Saviour,
  our Example and our Judge,
 and that, so long as we are loyal to you,
all will ultimately be well.

Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875, professor, author and priest, Church of England


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The Lord upholds all who are falling
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and kind in all his works.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.

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