Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Quotography: Stars

Un­known au­thor, 7th Cen­tu­ry (Con­di­tor al­me si­de­rum); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale in the Hymn­al Not­ed, 1852.

Creator of the stars of night,

Thy people’s everlasting light,
Jesu, Redeemer, save us all,
And hear Thy servants when they call.

Thou, grieving that the ancient curse

Should doom to death a universe,
Hast found the medicine, full of grace,
To save and heal a ruined race.


Thou cam’st, the Bridegroom of the bride,

As drew the world to evening-tide;
Proceeding from a virgin shrine,
The spotless Victim all divine.

At Whose dread Name, majestic now,

All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
And things celestial Thee shall own,
And things terrestrial, Lord alone.


O Thou Whose coming is with dread

To judge and doom the quick and dead,
Preserve us, while we dwell below,
From every insult of the foe.


To God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Laud, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.

Upon reading the theme 
for this week immediately
brought to my mind this hymn.
It can be heard here.

A painting of a scene at night with 11 swirly stars and a bright yellow crescent moon. In the background there are hills, in the middle ground there is a moonlit town with a church that has an elongated steeple, and in the foreground there is the dark green silhouette of a cypress tree.
The Starry Night
found here.
This is one of my most favorite
paintings by Vincent Van Gogh!

linking with great pleasure
to Kaylene's

10 comments:

Genie Robinson said...

A beautiful hymn and one of my favorites of Van Gogh. g

LONDONLULU said...

Stars are so inspiring and beautiful - a lovely post!

kelley jensen said...

I love the words you chose and that's a pretty craft--recreating the shimmer of the stars. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Norma Ruttan said...

me too, Genie, my other is Vase with Twelve Sunflowers!

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Lulu

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Kelley

BLOGitse said...

Stars, little diamonds of the sky.... :)
BLOGitse

Kaylene said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts for this week, it is very provoking. Cheers

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Kaylene, I hope that it is a positive one.

Rob T said...

I was immediately drawn to the Van Gogh painting in your link at Cee's. I love that you chose a hymn for the prompt :)