Inspired by a prayer of Alcuin of York (c. 735-804).
Eternal Light, pierce the dark with day,
Eternal Goodness, deliver me from wrong,
Eternal Power, be my strength and stay,
Eternal Wisdom, teach me where I belong,
Eternal Pity, turn me back to the way,
Eternal Joy, place on my lips your song.
Eternal Victor, with you I never lose;
Eternal Will, the heavenly glory I choose.
Your name is You and all You are, O God,
So let it be often on my lips,
Stamped upon my heart,
And holy in our midst.
Let men praise your great deeds,
Let women sing your mighty acts,
Let children break out in chants to You,
Let mountains and valleys tremble before You. Continue reading
The sweetest words to hear, O Lord, are those that speak of you, your name, your works, your holy words, your grace, your promised home. No rich or famous fools, no stars, no idols, no human feats can swoon my heart, but only you, who loves and shows himself as God Almighty.