Lord’s Day 10, 2017
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Paraphrases on Select Parts of Holy Writ
Para. XIII. Matthew vi. 9–13.
Augustus Toplady (1740–1778)
Our holy Father, all thy will
We fain would perfectly fulfil;
But each has left thy law undone,
Unworthy to be call’d thy Son.
Who art in heaven, enthron’d on high
Diffusing glory through the sky;
Reigning above, on earth rever’d,
By saints belov’d, by sinners fear’d.
or ever hallow’d be thy name,
The Triune God, the bright I Am;
At which seraphic choirs and all
The hosts of heaven adoring fall.
Thy kingdom come; e’en now we wait
Thy glory to participate:
Rule in our hearts, unrivall’d reign,
Nor e’er withdraw thyself again.
Thy will, thy law, thy precept giv’n,
Be done on earth, as ’tis in heaven:
Faithful as Angels, fain would we
With cover’d faces wait on thee.
Great God, on whom the ravens cry
For sustenance, our wants supply:
Give us this day, and evermore,
Our daily bread from hour to hour.
Forgive whate’er we do amiss,
Our wilful sins and trespasses,
As we forgive (reward us thus)
All them that trespass against us.
And lead us not by bounty’s tide,
Into temptation, lust or pride:
But what by mercy we obtain.
Let pow’r omnipotent restrain.
And O! deliver us thine own
From evil and the evil one,
Who fain his darts in us would sheath,
And bind us with the chains of death.
Thou, Lord, can’st vanquish his design.
Thine is the kingdom, only thine;
The pow’r, th’ eternal majesty,
And glory, appertain to thee!
—The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady (Sprinkle Publications, 1987).
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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