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08:10 am: Thursday morning
Another successful morning, so far. Boys have had breakfast and gone to school.

Apparently courts-martial are liable to reduce morale and make soldiers less likely to open fire.

Last night, the usual monthly church prayer meeting. And at the end of it, a truly inspiring rendition of "King of Glory, King of Peace", one of the very few hymns to appear in our hymn book in both revised and traditional versions.

The two younger boys went to bed at an early hour; David went to bed later, after coming back from seeing TDVC with some of the youthg group.

Current Location: CH63 0EB
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Radio 4 Today programme


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Date:June 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)

King of Glory, King of Peace

..... I don't think I know that one! I am not suprised not having been to church routinely for a long time now. Ben and I are definitely going to go on Sunday evening, although Andrew will be on night shift. In the church diary on the web site, it makes it look like the confirmation service is 6.30am ~ only because it is written previous to the 8.30am service. (Oh well, must get back to the housework. Making the most of both Andrew and Ben being out of the house to get jobs done, even if it is too warm really for doing chores).
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Date:June 8th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)

Re: King of Glory, King of Peace

Maybe it's in alphabetical/numerical order? (6 before 8) Thank you...when I post some events there, I'll watch out for that.

You must surely know King of Glory, King of Peace: it's a traditional hymn, a well known one, and written by George Herbert.

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.
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Date:June 8th, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)

Re: King of Glory, King of Peace

Maybe I'd have recognised it with the tune, but can't say it rings a bell with me, not even a church bell. It must be almost 20 years since I was a regular church attender. Well, during usual service times. I'm still sneaking in and out of churches when they are empty and quiet. Still too many locked though. We went to Capenhurst church yesterday, to take photos for an order of service cover, and that church was all locked up. The wedding is on 24th June, Andrew's niece getting married, then afterwards at Brook Meadow, so that will be a nice reminder of our wedding. We are staying the night and Gareth is moving in here to take care of the place and look after Minnie. I'm looking forward to that.
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