Our Morning Offering – 6 November – Wednesday of the Thirty First week in Ordinary Time, Year C
Tis I – Be not Afraid!
St John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
WHEN I sink down in gloom or fear,
Hope blighted or delayed,
Thy whisper, Lord, my heart shall cheer,
“’Tis I – be not afraid!”
Or, startled at some sudden blow,
If fretful thoughts I feel,
“Fear not, it is but I!” shall flow,
As balm my wound to heal.
Nor will I quit Thy way, though foes
Some onward pass defend,
From each rough voice the watchword goes,
“Be not afraid!… a Friend!”
And O! when judgement’s trumpet clear
Awakes me from the grave,
Still in it’s echo may I hear,
“’Tis Christ! He comes to save.”
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Today is All Irish Saints Feast Day Ana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elsjAZma5xs
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God bless you and John Henry for an arrow pierced my 💓’s. Soul. You come up with setting my soul afire as I persue the Passion of our Lord. That’s more precious than Silver and Gold.
Thanks for the Irish Saints! It was also all African Saints which I forgot about too.
John Henry is just a genius. He sets my soul on fire too.