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MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

September 21


MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE
Ray Palmer, 1808–1887
In whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in Him. (Ephesians 3:12 RSV)
“My Faith Looks Up to Thee” was written in 1832 by Ray Palmer, a 22-year-old school teacher. Several months after his graduation from Yale University and while still living with the family of the lady who directed the girls’ school where he taught, Palmer wrote the text for this hymn. He had experienced a very discouraging year in which he battled illness and loneliness.
The words for these stanzas were born out of my own soul with very little effort. I recall that I wrote the verses with tender emotion. There was not the slightest thought of writing for another eye, least of all writing a hymn for Christian worship. It is well-remembered that when writing the last line, “Oh, bear me safe above, a ransomed soul!” the thought of the whole work of redemption and salvation was involved in those words, and suggested the theme of eter…

Catholic Lectionary

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 | MEMORIAL
SAINT ANDREW KIM TAEGON, PRIEST AND MARTYR, SAINT PAUL CHONG HASANG, CATECHIST AND MARTYR, AND THEIR COMPANIONS, MARTYRS
YEARS 1 & 2


From Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading Ezra 6:7–8, 12b, 14–20
Response Psalm 122:1
Psalm Psalm 122:1–5
Gospel Acclamation Luke 11:28
Gospel Luke 8:19–21


Or from the Proper of Saints
First Reading Wisdom of Solomon 3:1–9 or Romans 8:31b–39
Response Psalm 126:5
Psalm Psalm 126:1b–6
Gospel Acclamation 1 Peter 4:14
Gospel Luke 9:23–26


Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20, TUESDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 78:1–39
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 78:40–72
Old Testament 2 Kings 5:19–27
New Testament 1 Corinthians 5:1–8
Gospel Matthew 5:27–37


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).